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Whitehall departments write off £600m of taxpayers' cash as 'fruitless spending'

The £600 million total was calculated by the Scottish National Party from Freedom of Information requests and annual departmental accounts

Government departments have written off £600 million of taxpayers' money as "fruitless spending" over the past decade, according to new figures.

6:57pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Han Solo movie cast together as filming of Star Wars spin-off begins

(left to right) Director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, director Phil Lord and Donald Glover, on the set of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off (Walt Disney Studios)

Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke were among the stars on the set of the of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off as filming kicked off at London's Pinewood Studios.

6:40pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

The British IS fighter is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of Mosul, Iraq

A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.

6:27pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

Footballer Jack Tuohy, who is charged with sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl

An ex-Oldham Athletic footballer took sexual advantage of a 14-year-old girl who had "a crush" on him after he "bullied" her into meeting up, a jury has heard.

6:16pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Heartache of losing baby inspires couple to change their lives

Rea and Simon named Slimming World couple of the year at their group in Moorfield Sports and Social Club

THE heartache of losing a precious newborn son prompted a Widnes couple to change their lives.

6:15pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

VIDEO: Mairs completes BUCS Nationals hat-trick

A flying Greg Mairs on the badminton court. Picture by Capture the Event

GREG Mairs says completing a hat-trick of mixed doubles gold at BUCS Nationals is the perfect way to end his university days.

6:05pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Convicted murderer Michael Luvaglio loses High Court bid to clear his name

The murder of Angus Sibbett inspired the novel Jack's Return Home, by Ted Lewis, later made into 1970s cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine

A new bid to challenge a 1967 conviction for a murder that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court.

6:01pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Northwich 61-0 Eccles: Blacks brush aside back-markers

Sean Phillips, left, and Jonny English halt an opponent's forward progress on Saturday. Pictures: Ken Houghton

Moss Farm men record biggest league win of campaign

6:00pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

Widnes tradesmen sentenced over £300k tax fraud

Jailed for three years: James Roberts, 27, of French Street, Widnes, who was at the centre of the conspiracy

NINE tradesman - including eight from Widnes - have been sentenced for trying to steal £300,000 in an organised tax fraud.

7:00pm Tuesday 21 February 2017

HSBC's profits slump drags FTSE 100 Index into the red

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.34% or 25.03 points at 7274.83

London's blue chip index was dragged into the red by HSBC after the bank reported a whopping 62% drop in annual profits on Tuesday.

5:53pm Tuesday 21 February 2017
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