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Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to ...

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Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a ...

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Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was ...

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Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it ...

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Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing. ...

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Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes

Liverpool insist plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end remain on track but building the club’s new training ground is the priority.

Following the opening of the £115million Main Stand in September 2016, fans were keen for the smallest side of Anfield, which ...

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Parents launch crowdfunding project to improve Abbot Hall playground

A GROUP of local parents have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help raise money for the improvement of Abbot Hall play area in Kendal.

The Friends of Abbot Hall have been working with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) since last summer to secure funding to provide a new and ...

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Rosemere cancer charity grateful for Cartmel Races boost

VISITORS to the most recent race meeting at Cartmel Racecourse donated £1,530.19 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Cartmel Races chose the good cause as its charity partner for the second year running. Rosemere collected donations in buckets, helped by sisters Ebony and Evie ...

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The Dalemain Loop opens: The official extension to the Ullswater Way

AN EXTENSION to the Ullswater Way footpath has been opened. 

Following the success of the ‘Ullswater Way’ footpath around the shores of Lake Ullswater, the Lake District National Park and Dalemain Estates have announced ‘The Four Bears Marmalade ...

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Furness Tradition Festival to honour musician John's legacy

MEMORIES of a "sorely missed" friend of the Furness folk music scene have inspired a new tune-writing competition.

John Hazlehurst, who died two years ago, was a popular and much-respected musician with Furness Morris, and he supported Ulverston's Furness Tradition Festival for many ...

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MPs roast Sainsbury’s and Asda bosses for ‘Mickey Mouse figures’ on merger

Sainsbury’s and Asda bosses have been roasted over their £12 billion merger by MPs, who accused them of providing “Mickey Mouse figures” in response to questions about the impact on small suppliers.

Mike Coupe and Roger Burnley were subjected to intense ...

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Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’

Sir Mo Farah made his first appearance at Royal Ascot declaring he wanted to enjoy the racing as thousands of racegoers geared up for the start.

The long distance runner – who won four Olympic golds – looked smart in a top hat and tails as he arrived with wife Tania ...

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Gosport hospital probe reveals ‘truly shocking’ catalogue of failings

Criminal charges could be brought following “truly shocking” revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

A damning report found ...

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Lloyds to cut 450 jobs as back office operations targeted

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe 450 jobs in a move that will mainly affect back office staff.

The lender chalked the move up to organisational changes that will help it “adapt and evolve to support changes in customer behaviour”.

A spokeswoman said branch ...

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South Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nuclear weapons as Kim visits China

South Korea has urged North Korea to present a plan with concrete steps towards denuclearisation, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Mr Kim and Mr Xi held a second day of talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, whose grounds ...

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Sick MPs may be unable to take part in crunch Brexit vote

With Theresa May facing a knife-edge Commons vote over Brexit, Labour has accused the Conservatives of refusing to co-operate with a long-standing convention permitting sick MPs to vote.

Under the convention, MPs who are too ill to make their way through the voting lobbies can be ...

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Drumm admits ‘huge error in judgment’ over Anglo-Irish Bank fraud

The former head of Anglo-Irish Bank has acknowledged a “huge error in judgment” over a 7.2 billion euro (£6.3 billion) fraud at the failed lender.

David Drumm, 51, was convicted earlier this month at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of conspiracy to defraud and false ...

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Marcus Rashford hails improved England team spirit

Marcus Rashford says the England squad are relishing this opportunity to show people how far they have come, saying Gareth Southgate’s World Cup group “really is a team” compared to Euro 2016.

Harry Kane’s late heroics in Volgograd saw the Three Lions ...

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Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson doubtful for Nigeria clash due to calf injury

Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s World Cup adventure is in doubt after it was confirmed he has torn a calf muscle.

The 27-year-old Burnley midfielder was injured during Saturday’s 1-1 Group D draw with Argentina and is being monitored by medical staff ahead of ...

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Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton faces an anxious wait to discover if Mercedes will be able to push ahead with their planned engine upgrade for this weekend’s race in France.

Mercedes performed a late U-turn on a decision to unleash their revised power unit at the last round in Canada which ...

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Summer art show is just the ticket for Carnforth railway station

A SHOWCASE of artwork by staff and students from Carnforth's ArtyBird School for Art and Textiles is on track for the town's railway station.

The show, called On the Wall, is to run from July 3 to September 29 in the Link Gallery at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, 10am to 4pm ...

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