Westmorland Gazette

BA board set to demand external probe into bank holiday IT collapse

The board of British Airways is reportedly set to demand an independent inquiry into the IT shutdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded.

Experts predict BA is facing a huge compensation bill after the fiasco over the bank holiday weekend, which is believed could cost it as much as £100 ...

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China warns of ‘global consensus’ on tackling climate change

Fighting climate change is a “global consensus” and an “international responsibility”, China’s prime minister Li Keqiang said.

Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said: “China in recent years has stayed true to its ...

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Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

Atletico Madrid will not be able to register any new players until January 2018 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld their appeal against a FIFA transfer ban.

Atletico, along with city rivals Real Madrid, were handed two-window transfer bans in January 2016 for multiple breaches ...

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Liverpool won’t be drawn into buying frenzy, says new chief executive

Liverpool’s new chief executive Peter Moore insists they will not be drawn into a buying frenzy just to match their big-spending rivals but will focus on securing the best players at the right price.

While Manchester City are set to take their summer outlay to £75million with ...

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I will talk to Wales, Scotland and Ireland over Lions plans, says RFL chief

The Rugby Football League will consult with Wales, Scotland and Ireland before finalising plans for the revived Lions tour down under in 2019.

The Rugby League International Federation agreed at their last meeting to bring back the Lions as part of the international calendar up to the 2021 ...

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Huddersfield name David Moss as new head of football operations

Newly-promoted Huddersfield have appointed David Moss as head of football operations.

The Terriers, who won promotion to the Premier League on Monday, have chosen the 48-year-old to replace Stuart Webber in the role following the latter’s defection to Norwich in April.

Moss ...

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Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81.

A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor said he died on Thursday following a short illness.

A star on the stage and screen, Barraclough was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the ITV soap.

(Fiona ...

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Man charged over ‘bomb threat’ on Malaysia Airlines flight

A man has been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft and making false threats after he threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines plane flying out of Australia.

Manodh Marks appeared in court on Thursday and faces a potential ...

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Hamilton finish bottom of TV coverage table

Hamilton may have escaped relegation for another year but they finished bottom of the league when it came to their Sportscene appearances.

Accies – who avoided falling through the Ladbrokes Premiership trapdoor by beating play-off rivals Dundee United over two legs last week – ...

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Leigh will fight to bitter end in battle to beat drop, says Paterson

Leigh forward Cory Paterson says the Centurions remain confident they can survive in their first season back in the Betfred Super League as they prepare to take on 2015 champions Leeds at Headingley on Friday night.

The promoted Centurions made an encouraging start to their campaign, ...

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First officer on Manchester blast scene: I screamed for my colleagues

The first officer on the scene of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has described how he “screamed” for his colleagues after the blast.

Mark Renshaw, 24, a PCSO for British Transport Police, spent two hours using makeshift items as stretchers as he and his emergency service ...

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Ernie reaches £17.4bn in prize money in 60 years of Premium Bond draws

Premium Bonds are celebrating 60 years since the first draw on June 1 1957.

For the June 2017 draw, Ernie paid out over 2.3 million prizes worth more than £66 million in total.

This brings the grand total number of prizes since the first draw in 1957 to 371 million and the overall ...

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In graphic: Poll of polls with seven days to go

With seven days until the snap General Election, the seven-day rolling average of all published polls shows support for the Conservatives remains at 44%.

(PA graphic)

The Labour Party has 35%, the Lib Dems 8%, Ukip 5% and the Greens with 2%.

(PA graphic)

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UK will still press White House over climate change, says Boris Johnson

Britain will continue to press the US to cut damaging emissions even if President Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Boris Johnson has said.

Mr Trump has said he will announce on Thursday whether he intends to go ahead with his election campaign pledge to ...

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New opportunities for Cumbria's future paramedics

A pioneering partnership between a Cumbrian college and the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is paving the way for the next generation

of emergency care professionals.

In what is believed to be a first in the region, 16 –18 year olds at Newton Rigg College are ...

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Dry-stone walling competition welcomes next generation

THE next generation of dry-stone wallers pitted their skills against each other at the Friends of the Lake District's annual walling competition.

The event, which took place at Mazon Wath, Little Asby, near Orton, on Saturday, saw 13 competitors, ranging from the experienced to ...

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Consultations for controversial Old Hutton power station developments

THOSE concerned about the proposed developments to the power plant at Old Hutton will have the opportunity to attend a consultation.

Statera, the company behind the plans, will be holding exhibitions about the proposed power station and battery storage plant at Old Hutton next ...

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Thousands arrive to Taste of Cumbria

THOUSANDS of foodies visited a South Lakeland town over three days to sample the finest offerings of Cumbrian goodies.

More than 15,000 visitors made their way to Ulverston for the fourth annual Taste of Cumbria festival to enjoy stall offerings, chef demonstrations and ...

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‘Covfefe’? It’s a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has a hunch about Donald Trump’s mysterious tweet, “covfefe”.

“I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians,” the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate joked.

People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. ...

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Sturgeon faces First Minister’s Questions as election campaign enters final week

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will face her political rivals at First Minister’s Questions as the election campaign enters its last week.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will join Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale in ...

2017-06-01 11:05 open_in_new
Jeremy Corbyn to grace music magazine NME front cover

Jeremy Corbyn will follow in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Rihanna by gracing the cover of music magazine NME.

The Labour leader revealed in an interview with the magazine that his favourite song is Imagine by John Lennon, while he listens to Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 ...

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