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RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns after bank turnaround

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan has resigned after more than five-and-a-half years at the helm, saying it is the “right time” to step down.

Mr McEwan has a year’s notice period and will stay in the post until a successor has been appointed, and to ensure an ...

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Father of Sri Lanka Easter bombers arrested

Sri Lanka’s former navy chief says the father of two of the Easter suicide bombers has been arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons.

Jayanath Colombage, who now is a counter-terrorism expert at the Pathfinder Foundation, confirmed the arrest to reporters.

Sri Lankan police ...

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Norwegian reveals £45m cost of grounding Boeing 737 Max fleet

Airline Norwegian has said the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max fleet will cost it up to 500 million Norwegian kroner (£45 million).

The low-cost carrier stopped operating the planes shortly after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster in March, which killed 157 people.

Norwegian, ...

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Independence supporters ‘delusional’ if they expect second referendum soon

Independence supporters are “delusional” if they expect a second Scottish referendum to take place in the near future, a former Scottish Government minister has said.

While Nicola Sturgeon announced she will push ahead with plans for an independence vote before the next ...

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Harry to join Kate at Anzac Day service in Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Sussex is to join the Duchess of Cambridge at the Anzac Day service in Westminster Abbey.

Buckingham Palace confirmed Harry, whose first child is due any day now, would gather with his sister-in-law Kate on Thursday afternoon to honour the sacrifices of Australian and New ...

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Homicide figures at highest level in a decade

There were 732 homicides in England and Wales last year – the highest number in a decade, official figures show.

Police-recorded offences involving knives or sharp instruments were also up by 6% in 2018 compared with the previous year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on ...

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Police remove Extinction Rebellion activists from London Stock Exchange

Climate change activists who glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed on top of a train have been removed by police.

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrators glued themselves to entrances to the exchange in the City of London wearing LED signs reading “climate ...

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The key questions surrounding Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle future

Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle future is the only topic of conversation on Tyneside as the Premier League season draws to a close

The Spaniard’s existing deal expires in June and fans are desperately hoping he will extend his stay after three largely successful years at St ...

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Carlisle care home for dementia patients rated 'good' by Care Quality Commission

A CARE home that looks after complex dementia patients has been praised by national inspectors.

The Carlyle Suite at Lanercost House, Berkley Grange, Carlisle, was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of the watchdog’s routine inspections.

It found ...

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Stollers Spring Clean-Rance £2.5 million of stock must go!

SPONSORED CONTENT Stollers Spring Clean-Rance £2.5 million of stock must go!

Dear customer This is your personal invitation to our famous 2 days only spring clean-rance to make way for our latest 2019 stock lines, we have approximately £2.5 million of showroom and ...

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Stollers Spring Clean-Rance £2.5 million of stock must go!

SPONSORED CONTENT Stollers Spring Clean-Rance £2.5 million of stock must go!

Dear customer This is your personal invitation to our famous 2 days only spring clean-rance to make way for our latest 2019 stock lines, we have approximately £2.5 million of showroom and ...

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Cumbria likely to be safe from Storm Hannah

Predictions from the Met Office show that Cumbria is likely to be safe from the latest storm heading towards the UK.

Storm Hannah, named this morning as it gathers pace over the Atlantic Ocean, is currently west of Ireland but travelling eastwards.

The storm is set to ...

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Game of Thrones actress climbs Lake District fell

SHE'S more used to Winterfell than a Cumbrian fell but Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, in the hit TV show spent her Easter break walking in the Lake District.

Maisie posted a picture of herself on Helvellyn to her followers on social media site ...

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Solfest reveal new site

THE new home of a popular West Cumbrian festival has been revealed.

Solfest, which has taken place at Tarns, near Aspatria for the last 15 years, will move to Tarnside's North Lakes Country Park for this year's event, which will be the last one.

A spokesman for the ...

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Easter fun in sunny Maryport

Finding Easter bunny was a rewarding experience for children in Maryport at the weekend.

The town council and Maryport Extended Schools' Partnership joined forces to provide a family fun day which included a hunt for Easter bunnies around the town centre.

A total of 150 ...

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Danger driver jailed following north Cumbria police pursuit

A YOUNG motorist led police on a dangerous high speed chase near Carlisle in a car stolen during a test-drive.

Kieran Telford-Coulthard, 20, attended a Haltwhistle garage last June when he was allowed to borrow and try out a Volkswagen Urban Fox which he failed to return. ...

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Macron set to offer solutions to French yellow vest concerns

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil his long-awaited plans to help overcome five months of yellow vest protests which have damaged his presidency.

Mr Macron will make a speech at the Elysee presidential palace based on three months of national debate aimed at addressing the ...

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William receives traditional Maori greeting from New Zealand PM

The Duke of Cambridge was greeted with a traditional Maori nose rub from New Zealand’s prime minister as he visited a country still coming terms with the devastating mosque shootings.

William, visiting the country on behalf of the Queen, performed the intimate greeting – known ...

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William receives traditional Maori greeting from New Zealand PM

The Duke of Cambridge was greeted with a traditional Maori nose rub from New Zealand’s prime minister as he visited a country still coming terms with the devastating mosque shootings.

William, visiting the country on behalf of the Queen, performed the intimate greeting – known ...

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Foster: ‘Huge frustration’ at Stormont impasse

There is “huge frustration” at the political impasse in Northern Ireland, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said.

She repeated her call to get talks on restoring the devolved institutions back up and running again as soon as possible. Her republican counterparts said they needed a ...

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Heavy winds expected to hit Ireland amid Storm Hannah arrival

Strong winds are expected to hit Ireland over the weekend, with Met Eireann choosing to name the weather system Storm Hannah.

The Met Office said on Thursday that its Irish partner had chosen to name the storm, which is expected to bring strong gales to Ireland on Friday ...

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