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UK basks in above-average temperatures as mild weather continues

Parts of the UK have been enjoying above-average temperatures which are expected to last into next week.

An unseasonably mild 17.6C was recorded in London on Saturday, while the Met Office believes Friday into Saturday was likely one of the warmest February nights on record with ...

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Woman attacked by gang in own home

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked in her own home in Co Armagh.

The aggravated burglary occurred at about 8.30pm on Thursday when a number of men broke into a house in the Bleary Road area of Craigavon.

The woman locked herself in a bedroom when ...

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Benitez issues stark warning for Almiron after impressive home debut

Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle new boy Miguel Almiron that life in the Premier League will get considerably more difficult as the season draws to a close.

The 25-year-old January signing from MLS side Atlanta United made his first start for the Magpies in Saturday’s 2-0 ...

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Gregor Townsend calls for drastic improvements from Scotland

Gregor Townsend admits Scotland have two weeks to brush up their act or face the prospect of another loss when they come up against Wales.

His Dark Blues side were hoping to end a 20-year wait for victory in Paris as they took on France.

But they repeated the mistakes that ...

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Even VAR may have blown a fuse – Bournemouth boss Howe

Eddie Howe believes the Video Assistant Referee would have struggled to clear up a host of contentious penalty decisions during Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

VAR technology is set to be introduced into the Premier League next season and could have proven pivotal at the ...

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Wales keep Grand Slam hopes alive with dramatic win over England

Warren Gatland celebrated his final Guinness Six Nations match against England with a dramatic 21-13 victory in Cardiff that continues Wales’ march towards the Grand Slam.

Second-row Cory Hill forced his way over in the 68th minute after a lengthy period of Welsh resurgence to ...

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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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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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Place in hell for those who call for border poll without a plan, says Eastwood

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said there would be a special place in hell for those who call for a referendum on Irish unity without a plan.

Mr Eastwood said a border poll should not be held until work to build a new and reconciled Ireland was completed.

Sinn Fein has ...

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Police force discriminated against white heterosexual male, tribunal rules

A police force which rejected a potential star recruit because he is a white heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.

Matthew Furlong, 25, whose father is a serving detective inspector in Cheshire Police, had hoped to follow in his footsteps when he applied to join ...

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Tommy Robinson urges supporters to cancel TV licences in protest against BBC

Controversial activist Tommy Robinson called on supporters to cancel their TV licences as thousands gathered outside BBC headquarters for a demonstration.

The former English Defence League leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, held the protest to screen the film ...

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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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Wood hopes to have earned his England place with or without Archer

Mark Wood is not letting the constant speculation about Jofra Archer keep him up at night but admits the Sussex paceman will be a “world class” option for England.

Archer’s imminent availability has loomed large over the ongoing tour of the Caribbean, not only ...

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Proud Cushing hails character of City players after penalty shoot-out triumph

Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing expressed his pride in his players after they edged out Arsenal Women on penalties to win the Continental Cup final at Bramall Lane.

Cushing’s team defeated the Gunners 4-2 in the shoot-out – which saw City goalkeeper Karen ...

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Kovac acknowledges Bayern had to work hard to hurt Hertha

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted his side struggled to overcome a resilient Hertha Berlin side before Javi Martinez scored the only goal to give them a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Bayern drew level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to give Kovac double reason to ...

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Magical Messi and his hat-trick heroics

Lionel Messi added another statistical landmark to his collection with the 50th hat-trick of his career in Barcelona’s 4-2 LaLiga win over Sevilla.

Barca trailed to goals from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado but Messi equalised on each occasion, with his first goal a brilliant ...

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League One: AFC Wimbledon X Charlton Athletic X - player ratings

Here's how we rated AFC Wimbledon's players in their X with Charlton.

Scott Ramsdale - 7 - Pulled off some excellent saves to deny Charlton, particularly substitute Tariqe Fosu late on in the game. He was superb and never really let the defence down.

Toby Sibbick - 7 - ...

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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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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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