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Endangered fen orchid ‘saved’ from extinction after years of conservation work

An orchid which is one of Europe’s most endangered wildflowers has come back from the brink of extinction in England and Wales following years of conservation work.

The rare fen orchid, a small plant with pale yellow blooms, is only found growing wild in Britain in two areas, in ...

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Smith urges Villa players to build on first Premier League victory of season

Dean Smith admits Aston Villa must prove themselves in the Premier League again after their 2-0 win over Everton.

Wesley, the club’s record £22million signing, opened his account before Anwar El Ghazi wrapped up the points in stoppage time.

The win was Villa’s first ...

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Northampton sign Blackburn goalkeeper Fisher on loan

Northampton have signed Blackburn goalkeeper Andrew Fisher on loan until January.

Fisher recently signed a new three-year contract at Ewood Park and has also spent time on loan with FC United.

Northampton manager Keith Curle said the 21-year-old would offer competition for the ...

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Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs on China

President Donald Trump says products coming from China that were to be hit with a 10% tariff on September 1 will now face a 15% levy.

President Trump also says goods and products currently being taxed at 25% will be taxed at 30% starting on October 1.

His comments come after China ...

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The G7: All you need to know about Boris Johnson’s first summit as PM

Boris Johnson makes his international summit debut on Saturday at the G7 summit.

– What is the G7?

It is an informal club of rich nations that meets annually to discuss major issues. The members are: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United ...

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Boris Johnson set for debut on global stage at G7 summit

Boris Johnson warned Brexit critics they are “gravely mistaken” about the UK losing its place on the world stage as he prepared for his first international summit and trade talks with Donald Trump.

The Prime Minister will meet the US President in the margins of the G7 summit in ...

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Rising temperatures could set August bank holiday record

A bank holiday heatwave will see most of the country sizzling in sunshine with possible record temperatures, the Met Office has said.

On Friday, south-easterly winds drew warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather.

Chief ...

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Mauricio Pochettino surprised Christian Eriksen’s future remains unresolved

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino accepts that no one expected Christian Eriksen’s future to still be unresolved going into the final week of the European transfer window.

Eriksen, who is out of contract at the end of the season and said at the start of the summer that he was ...

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Solskjaer wants fans to stand by Pogba after penalty problems

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Manchester United fans to show their support for Paul Pogba in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The Frenchman found himself at the centre of another controversy when he took a late penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday instead ...

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Frank Lampard urges Chelsea squad to share the scoring burden

Frank Lampard has admitted Chelsea will have to share out Eden Hazard’s goals among the Stamford Bridge squad to thrive without the Belgium talisman.

Hazard struck a Blues career-high 21 goals last term, in his final season with the club before moving to Real Madrid in a deal that ...

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Bruce defends his corner at Newcastle after tough start to the season

Steve Bruce has launched a passionate defence of his fledgling reign at Newcastle amid smouldering discontent on Tyneside.

Two games into his tenure, the 58-year-old has seen anger over Rafael Benitez’s departure and misgivings over his appointment fester after back-to-back defeats ...

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Moeen hits form as Blast champions Worcestershire thrash rivals Birmingham

Moeen Ali returned to form with an unbeaten 85 from 46 to steer Vitality Blast champions Worcestershire to a nine-wicket win over derby rivals Birmingham at Edgbaston.

The England all-rounder, dropped after the opening Ashes Test in Birmingham, clubbed six sixes and seven fours to make ...

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Dale claims Bury have been sold with hours to spare

Bury could have been given an 11th-hour reprieve after owner Steve Dale told the PA news agency he had sold the club.

Dale had been given until 23.59 on Friday to either provide proof to the English Football League he could fund the League One side this season or hand it over to someone ...

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Hambleton District Council approves plans for Sowerby Gateway estate

A PLANNING application to build 97 affordable homes on land, that had been on the market since 2013, has been approved.

Thirteen Group's application to build the affordable housing complex Sowerby Gateway in Sowerby, North Yorkshire, was approved by Hambleton District Council's ...

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Hot buttered toast for patients will improve their NHS experience, says PM

Boris Johnson says something as simple as delivering “hot buttered toast for the patients of this country” will help improve people’s experience of the NHS.

His remarks came as it was disclosed Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will advise a Government review into ...

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Football hero joins young bike riders for anti-knife crime protest

A football star who still bears the scars of his stab wounds joined an anti-knife crime protest to demand change.

Watford striker Andre Gray joined forces with BMX professional Ryan Taylor and Henry Smith, the founder of anti-knife crime charity The Wickers, to campaign against the high ...

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No excuses from England after poor show against Australia

Graham Thorpe offered no excuses after England served up another dismal batting display but he is adamant they are capable of achieving “something special” to keep the Ashes series alive.

With Australia posting 179 all out on the opening day of the third Test, hopes were high ...

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Day two of the third Ashes Test: England’s Ashes hopes on the brink

England were dismissed for a calamitous 67 as their hopes of reclaiming the Ashes were left hanging by a thread on a day that could prove a line in the sand for their misfiring Test batsmen.

Joe Root’s side arrived at Headingley on the second morning of the third Test with a huge ...

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Shutt's career-best figures see Yorkshire beat Durham

JACK SHUTT claimed career-best figures to keep Yorkshire Vikings' hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals alive after beating Durham by 14 runs at Emirates Riverside.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore top scored for the visitors with an innings of 52 guiding them to a competitive total ...

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Graham Leslie Howard jailed for 30 years for child sex abuse

A MAN who has lived in York and Darlington has been jailed for 30 years for child sex abuse.

Graham Leslie Howard, 47, of Croft Avenue, Knottingley, near Leeds, who previously lived in York, Scarborough and Darlington was jailed at York Crown Court on Thursday, August 23.


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Polish chef criticises Home Office after bid for settled status rejected

The Home Office is facing question marks over its EU citizens scheme after a top chef was denied settled status despite saying he has proof of having lived in the UK for almost 15 years.

Polish entrepreneur Damian Wawrzyniak has twice cooked for the royals, was a head chef during the ...

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