• 40 races will be enough, says Ken, 85, as he prepares for 39th London marathon

    40 races will be enough, says Ken, 85, as he prepares for 39th London marathon

    • April 23, 2019

    By Beverley Rouse, Press Association An 85-year-old man who has run every London Marathon since the event was launched in 1981 has said next year will be his last. Ken Jones, who lives in Strabane, Northern Ireland, is one of the 11 remaining Ever Presents preparing for the 39th London Marathon where he will be

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  • Conservative MP calls on May to quit

    Conservative MP calls on May to quit

    • April 23, 2019

    By Andrew Woodcock and Jenny McKiernan, Press Association Political Staff A senior Conservative backbencher has called on Theresa May to announce her resignation to allow a contest to choose her replacement to begin “straight away”. Nigel Evans, the joint executive secretary of the backbench Tory 1922 Committee, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that calls

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  • Sturgeon expected to make statement on Scottish independence

    Sturgeon expected to make statement on Scottish independence

    • April 23, 2019

    By Tom Eden, Political Reporter, Press Association Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is expected to give a statement to the Scottish Parliament about plans for Scottish independence on Wednesday. The First Minister is reported to have requested time to address parliament during Wednesday afternoon about Scotland’s future and a potential independence referendum. Ms Sturgeon said in January

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  • Schools to use ‘influencers’ to deter drug use

    Schools to use ‘influencers’ to deter drug use

    • April 23, 2019

    By Adam Hale, Press Association Teenagers are to be used as “influencers” in order to discourage their classmates from taking drugs in the UK’s biggest trial of a school-based drug prevention programme. The three-year scheme will see pupils nominate the most influential students who will then be trained to hold discussions about drug use with

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  • Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia

    Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia

    • April 23, 2019

    By Ingrid Melander and Belén Carreño The main candidates in Spain’s general election clashed on Monday night over how to handle Catalonia’s independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck. Spain’s parliamentary election on April 28, one of the country’s

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  • Spain’s Socialists expand lead to 28.8%-30.3% ahead of April 28 election – polls

    Spain’s Socialists expand lead to 28.8%-30.3% ahead of April 28 election – polls

    • April 23, 2019

    Spain’s Socialists increased their lead in two polls published over the weekend, with support from 28.8% to 30.3% of voters, but they fell short of a majority ahead of a general election on April 28. A poll by El Pais newspaper gave the Socialists of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez 129 out of 350 seats in

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