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Stadium row over benefit match for former Man Utd player

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liam Miller died aged 36, leaving behind a young family The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has been criticised for refusing to allow a testimonial match for former Republic of Ireland star Liam Miller. The former Celtic, Manchester United, Cork City and Ireland midfielder died of cancer in February aged […]

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Fruit 'left to rot' due to labour shortages

Image caption Some farms’ produce has been left to rot due to labour shortages and long periods of sunshine A shortage of fruit pickers combined with the summer heat wave has led to tonnes of strawberries and raspberries being left to rot, farmers have warned. Scotland’s fruit farms largely depend on seasonal workers from central […]

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Charlotte Church: 'I want to open a secondary school'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charlotte Church wants to open a school with “a healthy disregard for rules and specifications” Singer Charlotte Church said she was prepared to “work night and day” to open a secondary school in south Wales. Writing in her blog, the 32-year-old mother-of-two said: “The way we teach our children […]

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UK heatwave shuts part of Leeds & Liverpool canal

Image caption The closure is likely to last throughout August unless there is significant rainfall A 55-mile section of Britain’s longest canal could close for a month unless there is significant rainfall. From 30 July, the Canal and River Trust will close locks along the Leeds & Liverpool route amid water supply concerns. While the […]

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Mass gathering of golden retrievers

Image copyright PETER JOLLY NORTHPIX Image caption Golden retrievers at Guisachan, near Tomich The 150th anniversary of the founding of the golden retriever has been celebrated at the breed’s ancestral home in the Highlands. The breed was created at Tomich near Glen Affric in the 1800s by landowner Dudley Marjoribanks, also known as Lord Tweedmouth. […]

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Biker jailed after filming himself riding at 189mph

A motorcyclist who filmed himself doing wheelies and riding at 189mph (304km/ph) has been jailed for 21 months. Adam Campion, 26, pleaded guilty to five counts of dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court. When police raided his home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, they found hundreds of videos and images of motorcycles being ridden dangerously, including one […]

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Prince Charles recreates home at Buckingham Palace

Image copyright Reuters Ever wondered what Prince Charles keeps on his shelves? Members of the public can get a glimpse of the Prince of Wales’ home, as he moves some of his most treasured items to the Queen’s home, Buckingham Palace, for an exhibition to mark his 70th birthday. More than 100 pieces – from […]