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Blackpool FC's majority shareholder denies wanting multimillion-pound payout

Blackpool FC majority shareholder Owen Oyston has denied personally wanting a multimillion-pound payout after the club "struck the jackpot" and won promotion to the Premier League.

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Last-ditch talks in bid to avert Sellafield firefighters' strike

Last-ditch talks are to be held in a bid to avert strikes by firefighters based at the Sellafield nuclear site.

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Service fumes as fire engine sex picture makes hot news

Firefighters in Greater Manchester will be "embarrassed at best" after a picture emerged apparently showing a woman having sex in one of their appliances.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC's Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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Man charged over 'sexual assault' of girl aged four

A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

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Bentley staff agree deal over pay and working hours

Workers at luxury carmaker Bentley are to receive a 6.5% pay rise over three years and have their basic hours cut to 35 under a "groundbreaking" deal, said Unite.

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Sweets 'should carry government health warning'

Warnings should be placed on packets of sweets and other sugary foods to improve the health of children's teeth, it is suggested.

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Man dead and four critically ill after taking 'highly potent' form of MDMA

One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a "highly potent" form of the drug MDMA, police said.

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Blackpool chairman denies 'death threat' claims against president were made up

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has denied accusations that he and his father made up "death threat" allegations against club president Valeri Belokon to tarnish the Latvian millionaire's reputation.

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Charles and Camilla visit site of Manchester atrocity

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited some of the Arena staff on duty on the night of the Manchester bombing and praised their response to the horror suicide attack.

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Boy, 16, remanded on charge of raping eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people became seriously ill after taking what is thought to be a type of MDMA.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people who took what is thought to be a type of MDMA became seriously ill.

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Work begins to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Salford

Work has begun to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Pendleton, the City Mayor of Salford has said.

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Government helping council do what is necessary to make tower blocks safe: May

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do "what is necessary" to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe.

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May thanks military for 'fantastic job' on Armed Forces Day

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "tremendous" work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Counter-terror probe after threats made to LGBT Pride event

Counter terrorism police are investigating after threats were made to people attending an LGBT event.

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Blackpool FC chairman hits back at club president for 'inciting trouble'

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has accused club president Valeri Belokon of inciting fans "to make trouble" and predicted the Seasiders' fortunes will continue to dwindle.

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Boy, 16, charged with rape of eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park.

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Lib Dems call for tower block crisis to be declared a civil emergency

A civil emergency needs to be declared to deal with tower block evacuations, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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