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Sherlock Holmes tartan created by author’s descendant

A descendant of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has created a tartan inspired by the famous fictional detective.

The Sherlock Holmes tartan has now been approved by the Scottish Register of Tartans.

Tania Henzell, a great-great step granddaughter of the ...

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Vigil held in Westminster Hall for terror attack victims

Victims of the Westminster terror attack have been remembered at a special vigil.

The ceremony in Westminster Hall was held to mark the first anniversary of the attack and was attended by politicians, senior police officers and people involved in the incident.

Five people ...

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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 ...

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One million Scots classed as living in poverty, new figures show

One million Scots are living in poverty after they have paid their rent or mortgage, new figures have revealed.

Scottish Government statistics showed that in 2016-17 1,020,000 individuals were classed as being in relative poverty after housing costs had been taken into ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Unilever shareholder hits out at poor engagement over Dutch move

A major Unilever shareholder has lashed out at the company’s lack of engagement over its decision to move its corporate headquarters from London to Rotterdam.

Columbia Threadneedle, a top 10 shareholder in the consumer goods giant, said Unilever needs to do more to convince ...

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Bayliss baffled by England’s 58 all out collapse against New Zealand

England left their coach Trevor Bayliss incredulous, embarrassed and hurt as they hit rock-bottom with their collapse to 58 all out against New Zealand.

Bayliss could scarcely believe what he was watching as a succession of England’s most talented batsmen got their feet stuck in ...

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Fresh claims of racial abuse against Labour councillor

A Scottish Government minister has called on a Labour councillor to do the “honourable thing” and resign after fresh claims of racial abuse emerged.

Jim Dempster, a Labour councillor in Dumfries and Galloway, has already said he is “deeply sorry” for remarks made about ...

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Rise in pupils taking term-time holidays

More pupils took term-time holidays last year, according to new figures, while the proportion of parents fined for taking their youngsters out of school without permission fell.

Official figures show around one in six youngsters (16.9%) missed at least a half day of lessons during ...

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Gerard Pique recalls Roy Keane temper during Manchester United spell

Gerard Pique has revealed how earning the wrath of Roy Keane gave him an early insight into life at Manchester United.

Pique, who arrived at Old Trafford as a youngster from Barcelona, was preparing for a match in the dressing when his mobile phone began to ring.

Keane, ...

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May urged to explain passport decision to British workers

Theresa May has been urged to explain to British workers why the new post-Brexit blue passport will be made in France.

The contract to manufacture the document, which Brexiteers see as a symbol of the UK’s regained independence, is set to be awarded to Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto ...

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New Zealand v England – story of the match

Hapless England collapsed to 58 all out against New Zealand as only a defiant last-wicket stand helped them scramble past the lowest total in their 141-year Test history.

Trent Boult (six for 32) and Tim Southee (four for 25) proved unstoppable with the pink ball in the first ...

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58 all out – England’s poor batting does not go down well

England’s total of 58 all out against New Zealand in the first Test in Auckland was their sixth lowest of all-time.

It was also their lowest total against the Black Caps.

Press Association Sport looks at how social media reacted.

We've had a shocker. ...

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Bank to launch disposable virtual cards to beat online fraud

Digital bank Revolut is to let customers pay for online purchases with disposable virtual cards from next week in a bid to prevent fraud.

Revolut customers will be able to create the cards, and the details will be destroyed and automatically regenerated within seconds after every ...

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Cleveland edge tight game against Toronto

The Cleveland Cavaliers edged a tight game against the Toronto Raptors 132-129 to boost their chances of winning the Central Division.

The sides shared 80 points in the first quarter and the Raptors went into the break 79-64 up.

LeBron James filled up the box score ...

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Friend and fellow officer pays tribute to Pc Keith Palmer

A police officer has paid tribute to his friend and fellow officer who was killed in the Westminster attack.

Pc Shaun Cartwright, who had been friends with Pc Keith Palmer for more than 10 years, said: “Keith was a very modest man. He wouldn’t like any of the fuss. He’s just ...

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West Brom players cried after Bournemouth loss, says Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans has revealed some West Brom players cried following the loss to Bournemouth, but denies relegation is a foregone conclusion and that their predicament is due to the ill-fated Barcelona trip.

The Baggies suffered a crushing 2-1 defeat to the Cherries on Saturday, having ...

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Tour de France chiefs plan to deny Froome entry if salbutamol case unresolved

Tour de France organisers are planning to deny Chris Froome a place in this year’s race if his salbutamol case has not been resolved, Press Association Sport understands.

The four-time Tour champion returned an adverse finding for the asthma drug salbutamol during his winning ride ...

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