‘Bold new goal’ to tackle dirty air

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK scientists estimate air pollution cuts British people’s lives by an average of six months Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a “world leading” plan to tackle air pollution.…

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Model defends role at farm trade show

‘Grid kids’ to replace F1 ‘grid girls’ Which sports still use ‘walk-on girls’? During the exhibition Agrifac tweeted pictures of the women posing in front of agricultural machinery and with competition winners. Karen Carter chaired her local Young Farmers club in Devon and is a volunteer for the Farming Community…

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Multiple arrests target drugs trade

Its main aim was an attempt to disrupt what police say was a county lines drug dealing gang, operating under the name Barry, who were allegedly moving drugs and people from London and Coventry to Barrow-in-Furness. The force’s Supt Rob O’Connor said the arrests demonstrated how seriously police were taking…

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Island service to remember Iolaire disaster

They both laid wreaths at a monument which overlooks the scene of the tragedy, as did representatives from emergency services and other organisations. A note left by the prince read: “In special remembrance of your service and sacrifice.” Image copyright Lenny Warren/ PA Ms Sturgeon, said: “As we welcome in…

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Music retailer HMV calls in administrators

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Darkness performing at HMV’s Oxford Street store Paul McGowan, executive chairman of HMV and its owner Hilco Capital, said: “Even an exceptionally well-run and much-loved business such as HMV cannot withstand the tsunami of challenges facing UK retailers over the last 12 months…

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