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Mother-of-five, 34, killed in hit-and-run

By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter A mother-of-five has been killed and several others injured in a hit-and-run in Wigan. Five people have been taken to hospital for treatment, including a 13-year-old girl whose injuries are described by police as serious. Police were...

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Arrests after 'devastating' fire on Ilkley Moor

By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter Several arrests have been made over a large fire on West Yorkshire’s Ilkley Moor. The blaze broke out on Saturday afternoon on the hottest day of the year, spreading rapidly across the dry terrain. Around 70 firefighters were...

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Climate change protesters to 'pause' London rebellion

Climate change protesters who have spent the last week bringing parts of central London to a standstill have said they are going to “pause” their rebellion and concentrate on political objectives instead. Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners say they want...

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Labour 'must back' another Brexit referendum

By Rachael Kennedy, news reporter The Labour Party must back a second referendum on Brexit in order to defeat Nigel Farage’s “backward-looking brand of politics”, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has said.  Encouraging fellow party members to stop...

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Royal Easter: Queen celebrates 93rd birthday today

The Queen is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. Elizabeth II, who is head of the Church of England and has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle by joining members of her family at a service in St...

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Entertainment

Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton suffers stroke

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton is in intensive care after suffering a stroke. The 51-year-old, known for movies including Boyz N The Hood , Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious, became unwell on Wednesday, his family said. The filmmaker is “under great medical...

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Little Mix star reveals 'overwhelming' panic attacks

By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has revealed she struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, opening up to her fans to help others going through similar experiences. The singer said her first panic attack a few years ago...

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Elton John biopic Rocketman will premiere at Cannes

By Tania Snuggs, news reporter The Elton John biopic Rocketman will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The movie, which stars Taron Egerton as the British singer and pianist, will be screened at the famous French Riviera event on May 16. Image: Taron...

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Sport

Phelan still in the dark over Hull job

Phelan said last week that he had been offered the job but there has been no update on his contract since then. He told a news conference: “I want it resolved, but it’s not my decision. “A lot of it rests on the position of the club. All I keep...

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United survive Northampton scare

Michael Carrick put United ahead but Northampton equalised before half time through an Alex Revell penalty. But Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford sealed the win. West Ham were within seconds of being taken to extra time by League Two Accrington before Dmitri...

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Anderson could be rested for Bangladesh trip

The 34-year-old, England’s leading test wicket-taker with 463 victims, was named in the squad for the tour to Bangladesh where they play two tests next month. England travel to India in early November for a five-test series. “It’s a tough one because...

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Everton shocked by Norwich in EFL Cup

It was the Toffees’ first defeat of the season. Premier League champions Leicester are also out after squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 in extra time with 10 men at home to Chelsea. Bournemouth were taken to extra time by Championship struggler Preston after a...

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Hewitt pulls out of Rio Olympics

Two-times grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has opted out of his role as coach of the Australian men’s tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for “personal reasons”, local media reported on Sunday. Hewitt’s withdrawal is another blow for...

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Howard makes 'smooth transition' to MLS

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has had no problems in making the transition to Major League Soccer and has been brilliant for the Colorado Rapids from the outset. The long-time United States goalkeeper spent the last 13 years in English soccer, including 10 seasons at Everton,...

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Wales squad touch down in Cardiff after Euros

Wales will move higher than their richer rivals and neighbours England when the new FIFA rankings are announced after Euro 2016, the first sign for what, many predict, will be a bright future after they made history at the tournament. Playing in their first finals...

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Spanish court drops charges against Neymar

Spain’s High Court said on Friday it had dropped a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer captain and Barcelona player Neymar saying no crime had been committed. Charges were also dropped against his father and agent Neymar Da Silva Santos,...

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Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Clattenburg also refereed the UEFA Champions League final in May. He becomes the second man to take charge of both major European occasions in the same year after Pedro Proença in 2012. Clattenburg will be joined by English assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, plus...

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