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Andres Iniesta still not sure whether he will leave Barcelona in the summer

A number of Premier League clubs could be put on alert after Andres Iniesta admitted he is still undecided whether he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old midfielder, who signed a lifetime contract at the Nou Camp in October, is unsure whether he can still perform ...

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Cognac shot sold for world record-breaking £10,014

A shot of cognac has sold in the UK for £10,014, setting a new world record.

The 40ml serving of Rome de Bellegarde sold in London’s Hyde Kensington bar on Wednesday night after it was discovered in the cellars of cognac house Jean Fillioux by fifth generation cellar master Pascal ...

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Boris Johnson’s World Cup Hitler jibe an ‘insult to Russian people’ says envoy

Russia’s ambassador to London has condemned as “totally irresponsible” Boris Johnson’s comparison of Russia hosting the World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Olympics .

Speaking at a press conference at the embassy, Alexander Yakovenko said: “I am authorised to say that Moscow considers ...

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Lithuanian president considering expulsion of Russian diplomats

Lithuania’s president has said she is considering whether to expel Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain on March 4.

The UK has expelled 23 diplomats over the poisoning attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Salisbury. ...

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Husband jailed for life over frenzied murder of wife

A man who brutally murdered his wife in a frenzied knife attack, stabbing her in the eye, heart and slashing her throat, has been jailed for life.

Brazilian national Jaici Alfenas Rocha, 37, attacked Karina Guimaraes Batista, 40, with such ferocity at their home in Bristol he nearly ...

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Man loses incredible five stone in five months

Stephen Walker feels like a new man now he's shed an incredible five stone in just five months.

The 59-year-old was told by his doctor to lose weight ahead of having knee surgery so he joined up to a local slimming group and is overwhelmed at the results.

"I'm still coming to terms ...

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PM and Irish Taoiseach to hold face-to-face meeting

Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold a bilateral meeting with the Irish Taoiseach in Brussels later on Thursday.

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is one of the most vexing issues facing Brexit negotiators.

Irish premier Leo Varadkar is hoping to agree guidelines ...

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Manchester United plans to form women’s team welcomed by sports minister

Sports minister Tracey Crouch believes Manchester United have “finally dragged themselves into the 21st century” after announcing plans to form a professional women’s team.

United – the only current Premier League club not to have a senior women’s side – have submitted an ...

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Bank keeps rates on hold, but hints over May hike

The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold at 0.5%, but left the door firmly open for a rise in May as it revealed two policymakers voted for an immediate hike.

Minutes of the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting showed that two of the nine members voted to raise rates ...

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‘Massive blaze’ engulfs building in Glasgow city centre

Firefighters are tackling a “massive blaze” which has taken hold of a building in Glasgow city centre.

Eight fire engines are dealing with the incident on the busy shopping thoroughfare of Sauchiehall Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 8.18am on Thursday after ...

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Ukraine lifts parliamentary immunity from pilot turned politician

The Ukrainian parliament has stripped a former military pilot who became a national heroine after spending time in a Russian jail of her immunity as a politician on charges of plotting a military coup.

In Thursday’s speech to politicians, prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko accused Nadiya ...

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Beachmaster taking new album on tour across the county

CUMBRIAN rockers Beachmaster will be taking in towns across the county with a string of live dates to get April under way.

The Penrith band will be making their first appearances in Kendal and Workington since launching their new album last year, as well as returning to their favourite ...

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Banned transport manager's son and daughter in bid to take over coal business

The son and daughter of a Cockermouth transport manager who has been banned indefinitely from his industry are hoping to take over part of his business.

Eric Nicholson, of EW & PA Nicholson - trading as Eric Nicholson Transport, tried to get around emissions controls on vehicles by fitting ...

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Maryport man who resisted police officer appears in court

A Maryport man has appeared in court after resisting a police officer.

Stephen Henry Herald, 31, of Crosby Street, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates Court in Workington this week.

He pleaded guilty to resisting PC 1581 Gorse in the execution of his duty on February ...

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Barrister for friend of rape accused rugby stars delivers closing speech

A barrister for a friend of two rugby stars on trial for rape has begun to deliver his closing speech to Belfast Crown Court.

Gavan Duffy QC, representing Rory Harrison, who denies charges connected to the alleged incident in June 2016, told jurors they held a “huge amount of power” ...

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Spain rejects moves to elect secessionist as Catalonia’s president

Spain’s government has rejected a plan by separatists in Catalonia’s regional parliament to elect prominent secessionist politician Jordi Turull as Catalan president.

The secretary of state for territorial administration, Roberto Bermudez de Castro, said Thursday’s vote in Barcelona ...

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When will the new royal baby be born?

The Duchess of Cambridge is gearing up for the birth of her third child as she carries out her final official engagements before going on maternity leave.

But when will the royal baby arrive?

Kate is thought to have gone overdue with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so a ...

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Report calls for creation of biometrics information watchdog

A watchdog should be created to oversee a statutory code of practice governing the use of DNA, fingerprints and images by police and other authorities, experts have recommended.

An independent advisory group reviewed the use of such information, known as biometrics, and called for a series ...

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The five people killed in the Westminster attack

One year after terror struck on Westminster Bridge, this is what we know about the five people who lost their lives in the attack.

– Andreea Cristea

Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, was on Westminster Bridge with her partner Andrei Burnaz when the car driven by Khalid ...

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Whitehaven camp confident they can take the sting out of Rochdale Hornets

The Whitehaven camp is comfortable about taking on another Championship side in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

After disposing of Dewsbury 25-18 on Sunday, the Recreation Ground side will host Rochdale Hornets in the fifth round on April 22.

Chairman Tommy Todd said: “It’s at home ...

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There’s more to come from Workington Town prop Andrew Dawson, insists coach Leon Pryce

Workington Town boss Leon Pryce believes Sunday's performance was just the tip of the iceberg for powerful prop Andrew Dawson.

The forward ran his blood to water as Town came close to toppling Championship leaders London Broncos in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

But Pryce is confident ...

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