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French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations.

They tried to re-energise supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks.

Hundreds gathered at the Arc de ...

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Man found with head injuries outside petrol station

A man is in hospital after he was found with head injuries outside a petrol station in the early hours of Saturday.

Police were called to a report of the man, 25, being seriously injured on Glasgow Road in Clydebank at 2.45am.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University ...

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MPs will kill off prospect of no-deal Brexit next week, says Sir Vince Cable

MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.

Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a ...

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Exeter back at the summit with win over Newcastle

Exeter returned to the top of the Gallagher Premiership with a comfortable 35-17 victory over Newcastle at Sandy Park.

Chiefs scored five tries through Santiago Cordero, Jack Yeandle, Olly Woodburn, Nic White and Greg Holmes, with Gareth Steenson converting all five.

The ...

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Bayern Munich move level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac celebrated his 100th game as a Bundesliga head coach with a 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin.

The former Croatia international, who has also coached Eintracht Frankfurt as well as his national side, saw Javi Martinez head in the only goal with just over ...

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Easy for Newcastle as Huddersfield’s nightmare season continues

Miguel Almiron was denied a dream home debut by the woodwork as Newcastle eased their relegation fears by nudging 10-man Huddersfield closer to the Premier League exit.

The Magpies’ new record signing saw his cheeky lofted effort come back off the post as he attempted to round ...

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King misses late penalty as Bournemouth and Wolves share spoils

Joshua King missed an 85th-minute penalty as Bournemouth were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with in-form Wolves in a contentious game containing three spot-kicks.

King struck his late effort against the right post having earlier given the Cherries a first-half lead from 12 yards. ...

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Mercurial Messi scores his 50th treble as Barcelona cement LaLiga top spot

Lionel Messi scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona twice came from behind to defeat Sevilla 4-2 in LaLiga.

Messi’s goalscoring love affair with Sevilla continued at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium as he has now scored more goals against them than any ...

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LETTER: Thank you for handing in my credit card

ON TUESDAY, February 5, I inadvertently lost my credit card from my wallet in the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park when pulling out the parking ticket which had been tucked behind it.

I was totally unaware of the loss until I listened to a telephone message later that evening, ...

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Eleven-car crash on major city motorway leaves two people injured

At least two people have been injured after a crash involving 11 cars on a major motorway in Glasgow.

The incident happened at about 12.15pm on Saturday across two lanes at Charing Cross, in the city centre, between junctions 18 and 19 westbound.

All emergency services ...

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Hundreds join march calling for justice over women’s pensions

Women from across Scotland have taken part in a demonstration in Glasgow calling for an end to state pension inequality.

An estimated 200 people marched from Festival Park, near Pacific Quay, to the Mary Barbour statue at Govan Cross on Saturday.

They were joined by ...

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Fugitive Mark Acklom in court on fraud charges after extradition to UK

One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has appeared in court after being extradited from Switzerland.

Alleged fraudster Mark Acklom, 45, is said to have fleeced a woman out of £850,000 in 2012.

Acklom was escorted to Bristol Airport from Geneva by specially ...

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Three charged after death of man in North Lanarkshire

Three men have been arrested and charged after the death of a man in North Lanarkshire.

Philip McMillan, 26, died after an incident at Sunnyside Crescent in Holytown, near Motherwell, on Friday.

The three, aged 22, 23 and 26, will appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on ...

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Pochettino blames disappointment of defeat for heated referee exchange

Mauricio Pochettino blamed the disappointment of a massive blow to Tottenham’s Premier League title chances for his post-match outburst at referee Mike Dean.

As the Spurs boss walked across the Turf Moor pitch following the 2-1 defeat by Burnley, Pochettino became engaged in a ...

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De Klerk inspires Sharks against Wasps

Faf de Klerk inspired Sale to a 24-18 victory at Wasps to emphatically bounce back from their mauling at Northampton in the Gallagher Premiership.

The South African scrum-half was instrumental in all three of his side’s tries and kicked seven points during the Sharks’ ...

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Mike Brown scores record-equalling try for Harlequins in win over Bristol

Mike Brown scored a record-equalling 89th try for Harlequins as they secured a bonus-point 36-26 victory over Bristol Bears to move back into third in the Gallagher Premiership.

Brown, who has played for Quins since 2005, was one of five try scorers at the Stoop as the hosts claimed ...

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France beat Scotland to secure first win of Guinness Six Nations

Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign has been reduced to an exercise in damage limitation after failing to end their two-decade wait for a win in Paris.

France secured a 27-10 bonus-point win with tries from Romain Ntamack, Yoahn Huget and a late Gregory Alldritt brace as ...

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Marmalade festival attracts entries from across the globe

THE 14th World’s Original Marmalade Awards has attracted exhibitors from dozens of countries across the globe.

Entries for this year's event, held annually at Dalemain Mansion, near Penrith, has just closed and almost 3,000 jams will be displayed in 2019 from more than 40 ...

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LETTER: Thank you for handing in my credit card

ON TUESDAY, February 5, I inadvertently lost my credit card from my wallet in the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park when pulling out the parking ticket which had been tucked behind it.

I was totally unaware of the loss until I listened to a telephone message later that evening, ...

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Brexit will bring years of stalemate, infighting and indecision, Rennie warns

Brexit negotiations will “cripple” the UK for years, even if Theresa May does manage to get a Withdrawal Agreement approved by Parliament, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has warned.

Willie Rennie said there would be “years of stalemate, infighting and ...

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Backing Government during Brexit negotiations a no-brainer – Micheal Martin

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has said it as a “no-brainer” for the party to extend the confidence-and-supply agreement in the midst of Brexit.

Mr Martin said party delegates had a “nuanced view” on the party’s decision to give the Government the ...

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