Carlisle Lake District airport to open for passenger flights in June

Lake District holidays Carlisle Lake District airport to open for passenger flights in June Flights from the south of England, Belfast and Dublin to the small regional airport are set to boost tourism to Cumbria Carlisle Lake District airport, which is owned by the Stobart Group. Photograph: Alamy Commercial passenger flights will be coming to Cumbria from June from airports ...

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Ukip faces 'reform or die' moment, warns Nigel Farage

UK Independence party (Ukip) Ukip faces ‘reform or die’ moment, warns Nigel Farage Party losing up to 1,000 paying members a month, insiders say Nigel Farage at the European parliament. The former Ukip leader has called for curbs to the power of the party’s national executive committee Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images Ukip faces a “reform or die” moment, Nigel Farage ...

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Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking, report shows

E-cigarettes Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking, report shows Panel of public health experts says ‘e-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful’ amid global debate The long-term impacts of e-cigarettes are unclear, and could veer negative, the report warned. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA A panel of public health experts has found that teens who ...

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Coroner to investigate death of rough sleeper in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Coroner to investigate death of rough sleeper in Bournemouth Council denies claims that it removed 66-year-old man’s sleeping bag Bournemouth, where the body of 66-year-old Kev was found on Monday morning. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo An investigation has been launched into the death of a rough sleeper whose body was found in a car park amid claims that sleeping ...

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Barry Bennell threatened boy who saw abuse, court told

UK news Barry Bennell threatened boy who saw abuse, court told Witness says he walked in on Crewe coach fondling another boy in a changing room Barry Bennell has denied 48 sexual abuse charges. Photograph: PA A football coach accused of sexually abusing junior players threatened to destroy the career of one boy after the boy walked in on him ...

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Young team: Scottish post-rock band Mogwai sponsor primary school footballers

Mogwai Young team: Scottish post-rock band Mogwai sponsor primary school footballers The band behind Like Herod, A Cheery Wave from Stranded Youngsters and Kids Will Be Skeletons sponsor kits for the school in Roystonhill, Glasgow Children at Saint Roch’s Primary model the Mogwai-branded football kits. Photograph: Saint Roch’s Primary/Twitter The Glasgow band Mogwai, known for their deafening post-rock music, have ...

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Windsor councillors leave Tory group over homelessness row

Local government Windsor councillors leave Tory group over homelessness row Two quit in protest after Conservative leader Simon Dudley survives confidence vote A homeless person sleeps on a street near Windsor Castle. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Two councillors from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have quit the local authority’s Conservative party group in protest after the council leader demanded ...

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Doctors blocked by Home Office from taking up vital NHS jobs

NHS Doctors blocked by Home Office from taking up vital NHS jobs Recruits from overseas not being paid enough to satisfy immigration rules The accident and emergency unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Seniors doctors from overseas who have been appointed to fill key roles in hospitals around the UK are being blocked from ...

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Westminster council rejects Margaret Thatcher statue plans

Margaret Thatcher Westminster council rejects Margaret Thatcher statue plans Proposals thrown out partly due to fears protesters were likely to target the memorial Margaret Thatcher died in 2013. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images Councillors have rejected a proposal for a statue of Margaret Thatcher on Parliament Square, which had been criticised as a likely magnet for protesters. In July, Westminster council ...

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Fans spot that Love Island exes Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies have to be separated during NTAs

Love Island winners Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay insisted they’d remain good friends after announcing their split last month. But it appears things between the recent exes might not be so amicable anymore. The pair both attended tonight’s NTAs at London’s O2 – with Love Island up for an award. But fans couldn’t help but notice the pair were sat ...

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