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The life and work of Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges

Musician Chas Hodges was best known as one half of the cockney rock duo Chas and Dave.

Hodges and Dave Peacock rose to fame in the English pop-rock band, known for their witty lyrics about living in London, in the 1970s.

They had a string of hits, including Rabbit, Snooker ...

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Royal Irish receive colours in first of its kind event in Belfast

Thousands turned out at Titanic Slipways to watch the first public presentation of military colours to the Royal Irish Regiment to take place in Northern Ireland.

Senior personnel have described the moment as a special one that will be remembered for a long time.

The Duke ...

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Charles presents regiment with new military standard

The Prince of Wales has attended a consecration service and presented a new military standard to the Queen’s Own Yeomanry.

Around 130 members of the regiment took part in a parade on the lawn at Bramham Park House, Wetherby, on Saturday.

Charles, wearing his ...

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Hundreds of peace campaigners stage rally at nuclear submarine base

Hundreds of peace campaigners have gathered at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent for an international rally.

Around 600 demonstrators holding banners and waving CND flags and Saltires walked from the peace camp at Faslane in Argyll and Bute to the gates of HMNB ...

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Lyon boss Genesio wants to build on victory over Manchester City

Lyon manager Bruno Genesio has urged his side to build on their surprise victory at Manchester City when they return to Ligue 1 action.

The French club stunned Pep Guardiola’s side with a 2-1 victory in the opening round of Champions League fixtures at the Etihad Stadium on ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson receives huge standing ovation on Old Trafford return

Sir Alex Ferguson received a huge standing ovation at Old Trafford on Saturday as the former Manchester United manager returned to the stadium for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May.

Ferguson was described by the stadium announcer as “truly one of ...

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Shadow cabinet member hails example of Militant Liverpool

A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has spoken approvingly at Labour’s conference in Liverpool of the Militant-dominated council which ran the city in the 1980s.

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler hailed the example of former councillors who set an illegal ...

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Shadow cabinet member hails example of Militant Liverpool

A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has spoken approvingly at Labour’s conference in Liverpool of the Militant-dominated council which ran the city in the 1980s.

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler hailed the example of former councillors who set an illegal ...

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Farage takes Brexit bus on the road ahead of rally

Nigel Farage is back on the campaign trail as he launched a bid to block a “Brexit betrayal” and “chuck” the Prime Ministers’ Chequers deal.

The former Ukip leader’s Brexit battle bus rolled into Westhoughton, Bolton, ahead of a major rally in the ...

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Hunt warns Brussels to step back from Brexit ‘abyss’

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged EU leaders to “step back from the abyss” of a no-deal Brexit and engage with Theresa May’s Chequers plan.

Following the angry clashes at the Salzburg summit, Mr Hunt said it was “counterproductive” to ...

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People’s Walk for Wildlife demands spotlight on environmental issues

Singer Billy Bragg has joined campaigner Chris Packham in calling for environmental issues to be put “back on the agenda”.

Hundreds of people, some dressed as animals and insects, came together in London to declare their support for nature.

The People’s ...

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Alex Sandro says Cristiano Ronaldo has put Champions League dismissal behind him

Cristiano Ronaldo has been backed to put his Champions League red card behind him when Juventus face Frosinone in Serie A on Sunday.

Ronaldo was sent off on his European debut for the Old Lady after appearing to put his hand on the head of Valencia defender Jeison Murillo, provoking ...

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‘It’s going to be emotional’ – Sir Alex Ferguson makes Old Trafford return

Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May.

A picture of the former Manchester United manager arriving at the ground ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves was posted on the club’s official ...

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Mitrovic gets the point for Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half equaliser earned Fulham a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Watford.

The Serbia striker flicked home his fifth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining at Craven Cottage to deny the visitors a fifth win from six Premier League games.

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Allow my ‘friend’ Tommy Robinson into Ukip, former leader urges party

Controversial English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson would be “a huge asset to Ukip” and should be allowed to join the party, one of its former leaders has said.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch told the Ukip conference that the far right figure was his ...

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Tiny implant could help infertile couples

Scientists have created a tiny device which could help infertile couples conceive naturally.

Experts at the University of Southampton have developed an implant the size of a 5p piece that monitors oxygen, pH and temperature levels inside the womb.

It could help clinicians ...

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Survivor found as death toll reaches 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.

An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional ...

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Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave dies aged 74

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.

The singer died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning from organ failure, a tweet from the musical duo’s official Twitter account said.

The statement read: “It is with tremendous sadness ...

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Kyle Walker ‘hurt’ by ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino’s comments

Kyle Walker has admitted he was hurt by Mauricio Pochettino’s criticism of him, and revealed he left Tottenham because the Argentine told him he was not part of his plans.

The England international joined Manchester City in a £45million deal in July 2017, and has since ...

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Murray to end season early to focus on starting 2019 in ‘best shape possible’

Andy Murray will compete in two tournaments in China over the next fortnight before bringing his season to an early close.

Murray, now ranked number 308 in the world, has taken the decision to miss the final two events in Shanghai and Paris in order to continue seeking improvements ...

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Farage accused of ‘alienating’ Ukip figures after criticising Robinson support

Nigel Farage has been accused of alienating high ranking members of Ukip after calling for it to back away from associating with the far right.

A speech by the Eurosceptic party leader at a gala dinner on Friday during its annual conference was met with only “polite ...

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