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Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceCatalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum.However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid.The document calls for Catalonia to be recognised as an "independent and sovereign state".The move was immediately dismissed by the Spanish central government in Madrid.A 1 October referendum in the north-eastern province - which Catalan leaders say resulted in a Yes vote for independence - was declared invalid by Spain's Constitutional Court.Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Puigdemont told the Catalan parliament in Barcelona that the region had won the right to be independent as a result of the...
Transfer news: Birmingham City signed former Blackburn Rovers captain Jason Lowe on one-year contract

Transfer news: Birmingham City signed former Blackburn Rovers captain Jason Lowe on one-year contract

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Jason Lowe left Blackburn following their relegation to League OneThursday, August 31, 2017Birmingham have signed midfielder Jason Lowe following his recent release by Blackburn.Free agent Lowe, 25, has put pen to paper on a 12-month deal and is Blues' 11th summer signing."Blues have completed the signing of Jason Lowe on a one-year contract," Birmingham announced on their official website.The former Blackburn skipper left Ewood Park at the end of last season following their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.He progressed through Blackburn's academy and after making his first-team debut in 2011 went on to make a total of 196 appearances for the club. He has also had a loan spell at Oldham.Birmingham, who confirmed Lowe had a recent trial with Premier League side West Brom, are curre...