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Scientists develop robot inspectors for offshore wind farms

Scientists have developed fully autonomous robots which are able to inspect wind farms for damage.

Unlike many drones, these do not require a human operator and can assess the integrity of offshore wind turbines.

Those behind the devices believe they could help prevent technicians ...

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Johnson unveils Queen’s Speech crackdown on foreign offenders

Boris Johnson is putting a crackdown on violent and foreign criminals at the centre of the first Queen’s Speech of his premiership in a bid to “restore confidence” in the justice system.

The package of 22 bills will include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison ...

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Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan

Rescue crews in Japan are digging through mudslides and searching for missing people following a typhoon that has left dozens dead.

Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without ...

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Syrian troops ‘enter town close to Turkey’s border’

Syria’s state news agency says government forces have entered the northern town of Tal Tamr that is close to Turkey’s border.

Sana said the Syrian army moved into the area to “confront the Turkish aggression”, without giving further details.

The report says ...

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Johnson under pressure from Brussels as Brexit deadline looms

Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels as hopes for an early breakthrough in the Brexit talks appeared to falter.

UK and EU officials will resume talks in the Belgian capital on Monday, with the prospects of an agreement in time for Britain to leave with ...

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Five talking points from the Barclays FA WSL this weekend

It was back to business for clubs in the Women’s Super League this weekend following the international pause and it will come as no surprise that there were goals and drama galore. We looked at the five biggest talking points of the weekend:

Chelsea ignite early title ...

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Houston Texans upset the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium

The Houston Texans upset the Kansas City Chiefs on their feared home ground with a 31-24 win.

The Chiefs bounded out to a 17-3 lead after the first quarter, helped by the first of two touchdowns from wide receiver Tyreek Hill, with Damien Williams grabbing another.

But Houston added ...

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Downing's versatility offers options to Rovers boss Mowbray

Tony Mowbray has been pleased with the impact of Stewart Downing – and his versatility makes him an option to fill in at left-back after Rovers were rocked by the injury to Greg Cunningham.

Downing arrived on a free transfer in the summer and has been involved in every ...

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Rovers depleted more in quality than numbers after injuries

As the clock ticked beyond 5pm on deadline day just over two months ago, Rovers were still busy working on two deals.

They had missed out on a couple of midfielders earlier in the day, but it was in defence that last minute deals were being pushed through.

Eventually, ...

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Rovers depleted more in quality than numbers after injuries

As the clock ticked beyond 5pm on deadline day just over two months ago, Rovers were still busy working on two deals.

They had missed out on a couple of midfielders earlier in the day, but it was in defence that last minute deals were being pushed through.

Eventually, ...

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Blakey Moor regeneration scheme: Extra £200,000 to be spent on key

AN extra £200,000 is to be spent as council bosses continue with plans to redevelop Blackburn’s historic Blakey Moor.

The council has approved the £200,000 additional funding from the Local Transport Plan Fund, to finalise the works for the surrounding Jubilee ...

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Primary school in Blackburn rated ‘good’ after bumpy past

A PRIMARY school has been rated ‘good’ in a recent Ofsted inspection after staff were last told that the facility required improvement in 2017.

Meadowhead Junior School in Blackburn was given the rating following an inspection in September when education bosses reviewed ...

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Images show careless fly-tipping on blind bend of country road in Darwen

A large number of items including wood and what looks like building debris, has been dumped in the middle of a road.

The fly-tipping was discovered on a blind bend on Long Hey Lane, Pickup Bank, in Darwen, on Sunday evening.

Police warned people travelling along the road ...

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Save us from plastic says author

AN author has written a story and a poem to educate children on the dangers of plastic pollution.

Blackburn born author Christina Gabbitas launched her Save Us story in 2018 about a seal, sea turtle and whale that could help educate primary age children understand more about plastic ...

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Cancer patients show their scars in photoshoot

The scars of cancer patients will be put on display as part of a new project showing the “gritty and raw reality” of the disease.

Sixteen men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer have taken part in the “Defiance” photoshoot to show strength and solidarity ...

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Death toll rises to 35 in Japan amid Typhoon Hagibis

The death toll has risen to 35 and 17 people remain missing as Japan deals with the destructive Typhoon Hagibis.

Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers on Monday in central and northern Japan.

Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday ...

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Johnny Sexton says Ireland are hitting their peak ahead of All Blacks clash

Johnny Sexton has questioned the “strange” negativity around Ireland’s World Cup campaign, insisting Joe Schmidt’s men are ready to peak for the All Blacks.

British and Irish Lions fly-half Sexton insisted Ireland always knew Japan’s quality ahead of their ...

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Football rumours from the media

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they bid to bring midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Spanish website Sport says United are in the hunt for the Croatian. They might face a battle, however, with Inter Milan also expressing an ...

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Health campaigner slams Boots £5 prescription delivery charge

A CONTROVERSIAL decision by Boots to charge customers for delivering some prescriptions has been labelled 'scandalous'.

Customers who wish to have their prescriptions delivered directly from the Boots stores will now be given a choice between paying a one-off charge of £5, or ...

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Spring Hill Primary School headteacher in drink drive charge

A PRIMARY school headteacher hailed for his “strong leadership” has been charged with drink driving.

Accrington’s Spring Hill Community Primary School head Simon Tonge was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a four-car smash in Edgworth.

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Blackburn doctor was 'dishonest over holiday sickness claims'

A DOCTOR from Blackburn is facing potential censure after a health watchdog found he diagnosed a series of holiday food poisoning cases without sufficient evidence.

Dr Zuber Bux has also been pulled up for failing to disclose his wife Sehana was a director for AMS, the solicitors ...

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