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The Leicestershire tug of war team representing England

[ad_1] A tug of war team that represents England is gearing up to make their nation proud at the sport's world championships in South Africa.Lincoln Tug Of War Club, based in Scalford, Leicestershire, train twice a week in their spare time and run in between sessions.The club says it welcomes members of all ages and claim the sport is becoming more popular with women. [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: Theresa May says a second referendum would be a ‘betrayal’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The prime minister says she is confident of a deal Prime Minister Theresa May says she will not "give in" to those calling for a second referendum on Brexit.Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, she says such a move would be a "betrayal of democracy" - and of the trust of the people who voted to leave the EU.The People's Vote, a cross-party group including
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Boris plot to oust’ PM and Corbyn ‘coup’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Boris plot to oust' PM and Corbyn 'coup' By BBC News Staff Image caption The Mail on Sunday reports that the prime minister has "declared war" on Boris Johnson after uncovering a plot by an election expert to oust her and get him into No 10. The paper quotes senior figures from the Conservative Party who claim Sir Lynton Crosby is behind plans for a nationwide campaign
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Murder probe after man shot in car in Birmingham

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption A 33-year-old man died six days after being shot in Rickman Drive, Lee Bank A murder investigation is under way after a man who was shot in a car died.The 33-year-old was shot in Rickman Drive, Lee Bank, Birmingham, at 21:45 BST on 25 August.West Midlands Police said he was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and died on Friday.The force has appealed
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Was God Save the Queen played at John McCain’s funeral?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Was God Save the Queen played at John McCain's funeral?British eyebrows may have been raised during Senator John McCain's funeral when the familiar notes of God Save The Queen were heard. The anthem of the departed colonial power might seem an odd choice to be played at the memorial for the Vietnam War hero, who died last week from cancer
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Four asylum seekers rescued by fishing boat off Dover coast

[ad_1] Image caption Matt Coker said he saw four people "in distress" on a dinghy about three miles off the Dover coast Four asylum seekers were rescued by a fishing boat when their dinghy got into trouble off the Kent coast.The fishing vessel's captain Matt Coker, 37, said he came to the asylum seekers' aid about three miles from Dover on Saturday.They had tied a red T-shirt to an oar
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband tells of jail anguish

[ad_1] Image copyright Free Nazanin The husband of an imprisoned British-Iranian woman has spoken of her anguish at being released from jail for three days before being forced to go back.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was taken to a prison clinic after passing out following her return to prison in Tehran last weekend.Her husband Richard has written to Iran's foreign minister, saying the whole incident had been "a cruel game". Middle East minister
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The Queen opens new Braemar Highland Games centre

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen attends the Braemar Gathering each year along with other members of the Royal Family The Queen has officially opened a new Highland Games centre - named after her son the Duke of Rothesay - at Saturday's Braemar Gathering.The Royal Deeside venue is home to the famous event, which is attended annually by members of the Royal family.Exhibits at the new pavilion include
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Man in court after explosives and terror raid in Ely

[ad_1] Image caption Police raided a property in Ely on Wednesday morning A man accused of making explosives in his home has appeared in court.Edward John Harris, 27, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with four counts of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life.Police allegedly found explosive substances in the fridge and shed at Mr Harris's house in Ely, Cardiff, during a raid on Wednesday.He
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Dog found in Little Orton ‘beaten and set on fire’

[ad_1] Image copyright RSPCA Image caption The dog is in a stable condition A dog is believed to have been beaten and set on fire before it was found, the RSPCA says.The bull-lurcher, which has been named Bruce by vets, is in a stable condition but it is too early to say if it will recover from the injuries.The dog was found in Little Orton near Carlisle on Friday. A
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Batley murder inquiry: Man killed in baseball bat attack

[ad_1] Image caption Officers are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was battered to death with a baseball bat.The 31-year-old suffered fatal head injuries in the attack in Town Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, at about 22:00 BST on Friday.A 35-year-old man from Dewsbury was arrested on suspicion of murder after he went to hospital with stab wounds.Det Ch Insp Ian
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Sadiq Khan bikini balloon launched in London

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Anti-Khan' bikini balloon launchesA giant balloon of a bikini-clad Sadiq Khan has been flown in London as part of a campaign to oust the capital's mayor.Campaigners raised £58,182 for the 29ft-long blimp, which was launched in Parliament Square earlier.Mr Khan said people were "welcome" to look at the balloon but he did not think the swimwear suited him.Organiser Yanny Bruere has
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Salmond crowdfunder passes £100,000 mark

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Alex Salmond launched the appeal for £50,000 to pay for legal action against the Scottish government Alex Salmond's crowdfunding appeal to pay for his legal action against the Scottish government has raised double its original target of £50,000.The former first minister is seeking a judicial review of the government's handling of sexual misconduct complaints against him.Mr Salmond strongly denies the allegations, describing them as
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Solihull murders: Janbaz Tarin appears in court

[ad_1] Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem were pronounced dead at the scene A man has appeared in court charged with the murders of a mother and daughter.Khaola Saleem, 49, and Raneem Oudeh, 22, were found stabbed to death outside their home in Solihull in the early hours of Monday.Ms Oudeh's former partner Janbaz Tarin, 21, appeared before magistrates in Birmingham
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Field’s resignation must be catalyst for change – Blunkett

[ad_1] Image copyright Labour Party, Reuters Image caption Lord Blunkett, a Labour member for 55 years, says Mr Field's decision should prompt change in the party Former Labour home secretary Lord Blunkett has said the resignation of veteran MP Frank Field must be seen as a "catalyst for seismic change". Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord Blunkett called for a rethink of the "so-called Corbyn project".Mr Field quit the Labour
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HMRC ‘blocks honours’ for celebrities over tax avoidance

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Revenue & Customs is blocking people from getting honours if they are found to be avoiding tax, says the Times.The paper says that celebrities who use lawful but controversial schemes are being "blacklisted" by HMRC to protect the reputation of the honours list.A Freedom of Information request showed the tax office used a traffic light system to identify their suitability. A government spokesman said it was
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EU workers in the UK: Do I stay or do I go?

[ad_1] Image copyright Waclaw Wiater Image caption Waclaw Wiater and his family are moving back to Poland after 12 years in the UK There has been a record drop in the number of Eastern European workers in the UK, latest figures show. Here, two families, one from Poland and one from Romania, explain their reasons for leaving and staying in the UK."This might sound crazy but even though I'm going
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‘A pound shop stopped me buying scissors’

[ad_1] Image caption Aisha Murray has heard it all about her face veil, but she maintains it is her choice alone A woman who converted to Islam and chooses to wear a full face veil has challenged the misconceptions made about her choice.Aisha Murray grew up in Glasgow and became a Muslim 14 years ago. Seven years ago, she made the decision to wear the niqab.The outspoken Glaswegian has encountered