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Nottingham Panthers retire former player Adam Johnson's jersey number

"Forever our 47" said a tweet by the club.

Tributes were paid to the young player on banners above the game.

A 4-all draw with Manchester Storm was their first fixture since the 29-year-old passed away after being cut on the neck by a skate in the game against Sheffield Steelers.

The game was described as 'uplifting and moving' in a tweet by the club.

Panthers say they want to "honour Adam and everything about who he was as a person and a player".

Three arrested after crash near Bristol airport causes flight delays

Three arrested after crash near Bristol airport causes flight delays

Police are appealing for information after a serious collision that caused disruption at Bristol airport this morning.

It happened just after midnight on the A38 near the airport.

One person has sustained possible life-threatening injuries, and three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, two of whom are also in hospital. The other is currently in police custody.

The road had to be shut between the airpo

UK political leaders condemn surprise attack on Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the "enemy will pay a price" after the Hamas militant group launched a surprise attack this morning.

Israel's national rescue service reports at least 22 people have been killed and the health ministry says over 500 have been injured in Israel.

The numbers make the operation the deadliest in Israeli territory in years.

Prime minister Rishi Sunak condemned "Hamas terrorists" in a post to the social media site X.

Mr Netanyahu's comments in a telev

Murder investigation underway after Woman found dead in Blackpool

Officers were called to a report of an unexpected death on Redcar Road in Blackpool just before 11 am on Thursday, September 21st.

Police attended the scene and found a woman in her 50s had passed away. She's now been identified as Alison Dodds.

The force have confirmed her death is being treated as suspicious, after a post mortem discovered she suffered multiple injuries.

Patrols in the area have increased following this discovery, to alleviate concern.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Webb f

Fire crews work through the night at Little Torrington fire

Fire crews work through the night at Little Torrington fire

Multiple fire crews have been working through the night at a large barn fire in little Torrington in North Devon.

Six fire engines, a water bowser and an incident command unit were called to attend the fire at 6pm last night

Horses and small animals have been removed from a nearby stable to a safer area, due to the radiant heat.

The fire involved agricultural machinery, hay, and a small area of asbestos sheet roofing.

Best South West Universities revealed

September means that school is back in session, and the results are in for the South West's best universities- according to The Times' Good University Guide, with three of our universities being rated in the top 20 in the country!

The University of Bath has bagged the top spot, being called the best university in the South West, and rated as eighth best in the UK.

The second best in the South West, is the University of Exeter, although it's in eleventh place country-wide.

And the University o

Four arrested over cannabis farm warehouse in Exhall

Four arrested over cannabis farm warehouse in Exhall

Four men have been arrested after a raid on a large scale cannabis farm in Exhall yesterday.

The total street value of the cannabis being grown at the location was just over 1.2 million, including both plants growing and cropped product.

Dangerous weapons were also found at the address.

The cannabis farm was operating out of a warehouse unit on Bayton Road.

One man arrested was from Coventry, and the other three were of no permanent addre

Giving art a Queer voice

“It started out as a participant project about queer language and cataloguing,” Roma says “The Whitworth’s collection is a really Victorian collection and I think that allows for thinking about things across time, I think it also gives a language for people who aren’t queer to understand what it means to read things queerly."

The Whitworth gallery has over 60,000 works in it’s collection, some of which are from 1470 and relate to queer culture..

Ibtisam Ahmed, the head of policy and research

Iris – ‘Love And Other Disasters’ Album Review

A few months back, Rosa Bown interviewed Iris about her upcoming album, and the date is finally here! On the 4th of June, Iris released ‘Love and Other Disasters’ and damn is this album a whirlwind. Here’s her take on it.

‘Love and other disasters’ will be Norwegian pop star Iris’s debut LP, following the release of her two previous EPs, with both fans and critics likening her musical output to her fellow Norwegian musician, Sigrid. You can find out more about Iris here.

The second I listened

Fame, Sexuality and Finding Her Voice: Norway’s Next Pop Prodigy Iris

24 year-old Norwegian musician Iris is getting ready to release her debut full length album in June. Rosa Bown sat down with her to talk about how she found her way into music and what we can expect from the new album.

With a nordic electro-pop style similar to the likes of Sigrid and Aurora, Norway’s most recent prodigy, Iris, is well set to burst onto the global pop scene with the release of her first full length album at the start of June this year.

Anti-mask protestors clash with police in Piccadilly Gardens in anti-lockdown demonstration

Police dispersed anti-lockdown protesters in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester on Sunday during a protest organised by Rise up Manchester.

The anti-lockdown protest started at 1pm in the centre of town and later the police stepped in to disperse the large crowd, most of whom were not socially distancing or wearing masks.

At the start of the protest there were only a few dozen officers visible, but when some protesters refused to disperse and got rowdy, being aggressive towards police as they wa

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