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Many Sunday papers unimpressed with MPs who failed to follow Brexit advice

After Saturday’s newspapers offered advice on how MPs should vote on the EU Withdrawal Act, many of Sunday’s papers are not impressed the advice was not followed.

With a headline dubbing Parliament “The House of Fools”, the Mail on Sunday wrote: “Today Britain ...

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Many Sunday papers unimpressed with MPs who failed to follow Brexit advice

After Saturday’s newspapers offered advice on how MPs should vote on the EU Withdrawal Act, many of Sunday’s papers are not impressed the advice was not followed.

With a headline dubbing Parliament “The House of Fools”, the Mail on Sunday wrote: “Today Britain ...

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Michael Cheika stepping down as Australia head coach

Michael Cheika is stepping down as Australia head coach following their World Cup quarter-final exit against England.

The Wallabies’ campaign in Japan ended with a 40-16 defeat to Eddie Jones’ men on Saturday at Oita Stadium.

Having been non-committal about his future in ...

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Can Arsenal end their Sheffield hoodoo?

Sheffield United will aim to continue their city’s stranglehold over Arsenal when they host the Gunners at Bramall Lane on Monday evening.

Arsenal fans have to go back into the archives since they last recorded a Premier League victory in the city of Sheffield, when Ian ...

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Walcott enjoyed brushing aside Everton speculation with winning display

Theo Walcott admits it has been hard to avoid the speculation swirling around Everton recently – but he felt his team-mates brushed it aside superbly on Saturday.

Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson struck as Everton ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats and eased the ...

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South lakes resident sets thirty challenges for charity

LEADING up to her 30th birthday a former Queen Elizabeth pupil, at Kirkby Lonsdale, is determined to complete 30 challenges for charity this year.

Charlotte Flynn, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, has set herself a large number of tasks to raise funds for her chosen charity, Lancashire Mind. ...

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Farmers told to manage risk

FARMERS in the North West face “serious penalties” if they do not pay close attention to how they manage risk in the workplace.

The warning was issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ahead of its soon-to-begin inspections programme, where health and safety ...

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Food bank sees rise in demand

KING'S food bank in Kendal is providing 32% more meals than this time last year, and things show no sign of easing up with winter approaching.

Linda Sutherland, manager of the food bank, said: "It could be a busy time. Obviously people are going to need to heat their homes so the ...

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South Lakes gin company recognised in competition

TWO products made by a South Lakes company were recognised in the Craft Distilling Expo’s ‘Gin of the Year’ competition.

Competing products were initially sampled neat, with the top scorers moving on to a second round where they were tasted with Fever-Tree tonic ...

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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In Pictures: William and Kate return to Pakistani children’s village

A flight delay on the final day of their tour of Pakistan gifted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a return visit to a children’s centre in Lahore.

In previously unreleased pictures, William and Kate were seen during their return to the SOS Children’s Village, which ...

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Orionid meteor display set to light up night skies

Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as Earth passes through an area of space “littered” with the debris of Halley’s Comet.

The Orionid meteor is active throughout October, but is expected to peak at around 11.30pm on October 21, producing 20 or so meteors every ...

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Hong Kong protesters defy police ban to press ‘five main demands’

Hong Kong protesters flooded streets again on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights.

Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan “Five main demands, ...

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Scientists develop ‘artificial skin’ that can make mobile phones ticklish

Scientists have developed an “artificial skin” that they say can wrap around devices such as smartphones and make them ticklish.

The prototype, which has been designed to look like and mimic human skin, responds to different forms of human contact such as tickling, caressing ...

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LETTER: Plea for free parking in all car parks after 6pm

HAS Cumbria County Council gone completely mad or is it trying to close down all the local societies that meet in the evenings, and businesses including pubs and restaurants (Gazette, October 10, 'Parking blitz on the cards')?

The societies and choirs often meet in premises that ...

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What could happen next in the Brexit saga?

It was billed as “Super Saturday” as the Commons held a weekend sitting for the first time in 37 years, but things did not go the way Prime Minister Boris Johnson had planned.

– What happened in Parliament?

MPs voted by a majority of 16 to back an amendment put ...

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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LETTER: Kendal needs a northern bypass

THE article 'Setting out a plan for Kendal's future' (Gazette, October 10) made no suggestion that speaker Alan Stewart, for JTP, included the need for a northern bypass to link, say, the Plumgarths roundabout and the A6 north of Kendal, such as near the proposed site for the £5 million ...

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Pakistan PM was ‘shocked’ by impact of Diana’s death

Imran Khan was “shocked” by the impact Princess Diana’s death had on people in Pakistan, he has told CNN.

The Pakistani prime minister spoke after meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their royal tour last week, and revealed how the death of Diana, Princess ...

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Tom Curry comes of age under the watchful eye of mentor Hill

There can be little doubt in anyone’s mind that Tom Curry is the find of the Eddie Jones era.

But the 21-year-old is putting together such an incredible body of work only 17 caps into his international career, that we might soon have to ask, is he the best player of this Jones ...

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Blow for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal as amendment passed

Boris Johnson's hopes of getting Commons backing for his Brexit deal have hit a major stumbling block after MPs voted for an amendment which could force him to seek another delay.

In a special Saturday sitting, the Commons voted by 322 to 306, majority 16, in favour of the amendment ...

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