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Jamie Foxx shares Kobe Bryant clip as tributes continue to pour in for NBA star

Tributes have continued to pour in for retired basketball player Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash, with Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg writing messages for him.

Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in the crash in ...

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UK-EU relationship talks do not have to be a contest – Leo Varadkar

Negotiations on the UK and EU’s future relationship does not have to be a contest with winners and losers, Ireland’s premier has insisted.

After holding talks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said both sides could work together to ...

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UK-EU relationship talks do not have to be a contest – Leo Varadkar

Negotiations on the UK and EU’s future relationship does not have to be a contest with winners and losers, Ireland’s premier has insisted.

After holding talks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said both sides could work together to ...

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Sturgeon outlines vision for separate Scottish visa system

Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to engage with proposals for a separate Scottish visa system aimed at tackling the country’s post-Brexit needs.

On Monday, the First Minister published a document, Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper, which floated a number of ways in ...

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PM labels extradition refusal in Harry Dunn case a ‘denial of justice’

The Prime Minister has said the refusal to grant an extradition request for the suspect charged in connection with the death of Harry Dunn is a “denial of justice”.

Boris Johnson’s words have been welcomed by the teenager’s mother, Charlotte Charles, who told the PA ...

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Hunter believes England will thrive in Six Nations opener against France

Captain Sarah Hunter is confident England will thrive in the partisan environment created by France’s fervent fans in Le Crunch on Sunday.

The Red Roses begin the defence of their Women’s Six Nations crown with a lunchtime kick-off at the Stade du Hameau.


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From the mud-bath in Siddal to Super League, Toronto Wolfpack are ready

Memories of a mud-bath on a rain-lashed hillside above Halifax have focused Toronto Wolfpack minds as they prepare to complete their improbable transatlantic journey from Siddal to Super League this weekend.

Three years ago the dregs of Storm Doris and the fortitude of one of the ...

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Maiden Manchester United goal a ‘release’ for delighted Dalot

Diogo Dalot revealed scoring his first Manchester United goal in the 6-0 rout of Tranmere felt like “a release” after a frustrating time with injuries this season.

Hip and groin problems have limited the Portuguese’s opportunities this term but he started for the first ...

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Rafael Nadal advances in Melbourne after compelling battle with Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios entertained but left empty-handed again as Rafael Nadal won a compelling fourth-round contest at the Australian Open.

Kyrgios, a huge basketball fan, was close to tears as he walked onto Rod Laver Arena wearing Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers vest in tribute to the star, who ...

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LETTER: Refugee children need their families, says Kendal Amnesty group

IN 2018, 1,072 children were recognised as refugees in the UK. But while adult refugees are allowed to bring family members to the UK, this is not the case for children.

The UK government argues that changing this would create "perverse incentives" for families to send children on ...

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Cumbria Tourism gives cautious welcome to potential change to immigrant minimum salary

Cumbria Tourism has given a cautious welcome to news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is re-considering the proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for immigrant workers arriving after Brexit.

However, it is urging the Government to ensure a system that "genuinely ...

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Cumbria Chamber invites people to have their say on workplace training

Businesses are being given the chance to influence on the job training in the UK.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to give their feedback on how they would like workplace training to look for the over-25s.

Firms can complete a short survey on the ...

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Find out more about artist Kurt Schwitters at free talk at University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus

ARTIST Kurt Schwitters, who worked in a remote Langdale barn and was famed for his scavenged collages, will be put under the spotlight in a free talk on Monday, February 3, by Dr Martyn Hudson of Northumbria University and artist Jackie Haynes. The event is at 6.30pm at the Percival Lecture ...

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MP’s defence of flood plans

TIM Farron has made an impassioned case in favour of the Kendal flood defence scheme to fellow MPs this week.

The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP has been a consistent supporter of the project from its conception despite a concerted campaign of opposition.

And in a debate on ...

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£2m fund launched to help SME growth

A £2 million fund has been launched to support established local businesses develop.

The Growing Our Potential Fund from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, aims to provide direct funding to local firms to help them deliver their growth plans.

The partnership's ...

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Huawei and 5G: the key questions

Ministers are due to decide on Tuesday if Chinese tech firm Huawei should be allowed a place in the UK’s 5G network infrastructure.

However, the decision is controversial, with the United States pressuring the UK to block Huawei over security fears.

Here is a closer look at ...

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The key numbers on Britain and its EU links

The UK is leaving the European Union on January 31, more than three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Here is a look at Brexit and the UK’s relationship with the EU in numbers.

– 33.6 million: The number of people who voted in the June 26, 2016 ...

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Fianna Fail and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn Fein

Both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael say they are willing to debate with the Sinn Fein leader despite two possible new dates going unconfirmed.

The three parties were approached by Today FM in the last week, inviting each leader to take part in a live debate on the station.

Sources within ...

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Grenfell refurbishment firms expressed no trace of responsibility, inquiry told

Firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower have expressed “no trace of responsibility” for the catastrophic fire, despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard.

The second phase of the investigation into the disaster ...

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Kobe Bryant death: Vigils held as Los Angeles pays tribute to basketball hero

The city of Los Angeles has paid tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant with vigils and tributes after his shock death in a helicopter crash.

The 41-year-old died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in the accident in Southern California on Sunday ...

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Sam Ricketts understands why Liverpool will play the kids in Anfield replay

Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts has every sympathy with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the German announced he would be “playing the kids” in their FA Cup replay at Anfield.

Having squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2, the runaway Premier League leaders now face an ...

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