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PM accused of ‘voter suppression move’ with photo ID plan

Boris Johnson has been accused of attempting “voter suppression” with proposals to make photographic identification compulsory when voting.

The Queen’s Speech included plans to tighten rules around voting, with voters needing to show an “approved form of ...

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England’s qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria was marred by racist abuse on Monday night.

The build-up to the game had been dominated by fears that there could be incidents of racism and England staff had to alert match officials to it during the first half in Sofia.

The ...

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Four teenage girls in hospital following late night smash on Burnley Road

FOUR teenage girls were seriously hurt when the car they were travelling in crashed down an embankment.

The incident happened on Burnley Road, Cliviger, close to the junction of Crown Point Road, at around 11.05pm on Sunday.

A Vauxhall Corsa has come off the road and ...

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Officer resigns after fatal shooting of black woman playing video game

A white police officer accused of the fatal shooting of a black woman in her home in Texas has resigned, according to officials.

Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said that if the officer, Aaron Dean, had not resigned, he would have been fired.

Officer Dean shot 28-year-old Atatiana ...

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Justice Secretary rejects claims Police Scotland will run out of cash for wages

Police Scotland will run out of cash to pay officers’ wages in February, the body that represents the force’s rank and file has warned.

Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf hit back at the claim by the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), branding it ...

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Burst water main causes house to partially collapse

A home has partially collapsed after a burst water main caused widespread damage.

Dramatic pictures from Park Lane West in Tipton, Birmingham, showed external walls had given way completely.

Other properties in the area suffered minor damage.

Repair crews are expected to be at ...

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Talking points ahead of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland will run out at the Stade de Geneve on Tuesday evening knowing victory over Switzerland will secure a place at the Euro 2020 finals.

However, they will also be acutely aware that anything less could leave them having to beat Denmark in Dublin next month if they are ...

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Northern Ireland beat Czech Republic to seal first away friendly win in 13 years

Northern Ireland achieved what England could not as they beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in Prague on Monday but they had to cling on as the hosts threatened to come back from three goals down.

The Green and White Army’s first friendly victory away from home in 13 years was a dramatic ...

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Foodbank needs 'urgent' help to get new delivery van before busy Christmas season

VOLUNTEERS at a foodbank are looking to raise cash for a new van to replace the current rundown model.

Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank provides supplies for people who cannot afford their own meals, but the vehicle staff use to move donations is now in need of repairs.

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Bury FC future in real doubt as potential buyer pulls out

BURY FC are facing up to the reality of liquidation on Wednesday after a potential buyer for the club pulled out.

In a statement on Monday evening fans’ group Forever Bury shared the news with supporters and said they would now be putting forward no defence when a winding up ...

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Jeremy Corbyn hits out over Queen’s Speech ‘farce’ led by Boris Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of presiding over a “farce” by unveiling a Queen’s Speech which “cannot be delivered” in this Parliament.

The Labour leader highlighted the Prime Minister’s lack of a majority and “100% record of ...

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Jeremy Corbyn hits out over Queen’s Speech ‘farce’ led by Boris Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of presiding over a “farce” by unveiling a Queen’s Speech which “cannot be delivered” in this Parliament.

The Labour leader highlighted the Prime Minister’s lack of a majority and “100% record of ...

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Boris Johnson will not resign if Queen’s Speech is defeated by MPs, says No 10

Boris Johnson will not resign if MPs hand him another defeat by voting down his legislative agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 also made it clear the Prime Minister could plough on to introduce all the Bills announced, even if Parliament ...

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Boris Johnson will not resign if Queen’s Speech is defeated by MPs, says No 10

Boris Johnson will not resign if MPs hand him another defeat by voting down his legislative agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 also made it clear the Prime Minister could plough on to introduce all the Bills announced, even if Parliament ...

yesterday 19:17 open_in_new
Compensating victims of historic abuse ‘remains a big priority’

Compensating victims of historic abuse in Northern Ireland remains a “big priority” for the Government, the Secretary of State has insisted.

Julian Smith made the pledge after moves to set up a redress board to administer the long-delayed payments were outlined in the ...

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William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in Pakistan, where security has been heightened to ensure the couple’s safety for the five-day visit.

William and Kate were greeted by Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and his wife at the Pakistani Air Force ...

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William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in Pakistan, where security has been heightened to ensure the couple’s safety for the five-day visit.

William and Kate were greeted by Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and his wife at the Pakistani Air Force ...

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Officer who killed black woman playing video game ‘should be charged’

The family of a black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Texas home as she played video games with her eight-year-old nephew have expressed outrage that the officer has not been arrested or fired.

Fort Worth Police Department said officers responded early on ...

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PM accused of ‘voter suppression move’ with photo ID plan

Boris Johnson has been accused of attempting “voter suppression” with proposals to make photographic identification compulsory when voting.

The Queen’s Speech included plans to tighten rules around voting, with voters needing to show an “approved form of ...

yesterday 19:17 open_in_new
Syrian army moves north amid fears of clash with Turkey

Syrian government troops have moved into towns and villages in northern Syria, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area.

The move came as long-standing alliances in the region begin to shift or crumble following the pullback of US forces.

The ...

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Michel Vorm returns to Tottenham

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season.

The 35-year-old was released in the summer but, having been unable to find a new club, has been brought back as cover following the injury to Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman suffered a dislocated elbow ...

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