Major incident declared as 2 wildfires merge as Saddleworth blazes on

More than 100 firefighters battle ‘rapidly developing and aggressive’ blaze for a SEVENTH day after two wildfires merged into giant hillside inferno Fires at Winter Hill and Scout Road near Bolton have been burning since Thursday but both merged yesterday  Blaze at Saddleworth Moor 35 miles away has caused ’10 years of damage’ and is still being fought by Army […]

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Polio outbreak declared in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has suffered its first outbreak of polio in 18 years, government and UN officials have confirmed. The first case was detected when a six-year-old boy from Morobe province, north-east of the capital Port Moresby, was presented to health workers on April 28 with weak lower limbs. It’s the first polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea in 18 […]

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Heppell, Smith declared fit to face Eagles

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell and stand-out recruit Devon Smith have proved their fitness and will take on the West Coast Eagles in Perth on Thursday. Heppell was left concussed and bloodied in a heavy hit from Brisbane veteran Luke Hodge at the Gabba before the Bombers' mid-season bye, while Smith had battled a calf issue. Dyson Heppell. Bombers physical performance […]

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