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Beluga whale spotted swimming in the Thames

Tuesday  17:05,   25 september 2018

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue says it's "concerning as it's not a common species" but it's swimming strongly and feeding.A beluga whale has been spotted swimming in the River Thames in...[...]

Pret was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told

Tuesday  16:25,   25 september 2018

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a fatal reaction to a baguette which she had not realised contained sesame seeds. Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a...[...]

Queen Elizabeth II Spotted Feeding Horse In Balmoral

Tuesday  15:25,   25 september 2018

Queen Elizabeth II hand-fed a chestnut pony before heading to a hunting escapade in Balmoral.Her Majesty stopped her Range Rover to feed a chestnut horse with a handful of treats. Kat Clementine, a journalist for Express, said that this is the...[...]

Tube strike to go ahead on Heathrow route after talks collapse

Tuesday  14:26,   25 september 2018

Members of the RMT union on the Piccadilly Line will launch strikes on Wednesday and Friday.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Piccadilly Line will launch a 48-hour walkout from 12 noon on Wednesday and a five-hour strike from...[...]

Deaf pensioners left with 'shell of a home' after being conned out of £100k life savings by builders

Tuesday  12:50,   25 september 2018

Two deaf pensioners say they've been left with a shell of a home after spending nearly £100,000 on an extension only for their builders to disappear without finishing the work."All I want is my home back - we don't have a penny to our names and...[...]

Angry traders accuse artist Damien Hirst, 53, of creating 'eyesore' in seaside town after buying three properties on quayside but leaving them completely empty for years

Tuesday  12:05,   25 september 2018

Nick Waters (pictured left), landlord of the Hip and Pistol pub and restaurant in Ilfracombe, Devon, said traders were angry after Turner-prize winning artist Damien Hirst (pictured bottom right) 'abandoned' the town. The world's richest [...]

Bodies of missing British millionaire and his wife are found after three hitmen 'hired by his brother-in-law' confessed to killing the couple and burying them behind a duck pond in Thailand

Tuesday  10:50,   25 september 2018

The bodies of a retired British businessman and his Thai wife have been found in their garden. The bodies of a retired British businessman and his Thai wife have been found in their...[...]

Man held at Buckingham Palace over Taser device released after genuine error

Monday  06:25,   24 september 2018

The man was detained by security staff on Sunday evening.The 38-year-old – a visitor to London from the Netherlands – was detained by security staff at the visitors’ entrance to the palace at about 12.45pm on...[...]

UK will not be dictated to by Brussels over Brexit, says Raab

Sunday  16:50,   23 september 2018

The Brexit Secretary said the EU side needs to show flexibility if the negotiations are to make progress.Mr Raab said the Government would keep negotiating on the basis of Theresa May’s Chequers blueprint for Brexit, despite the rebuff for the plan...[...]

Top universities 'lacking social diversity'

Sunday  16:50,   23 september 2018

The highest-rated universities in Britain - including Oxford and Cambridge - are the worst in the country for social diversity, new data shows. According to figures included in The Sunday Times' latest Good University Guide, the majority of Russell...[...]

British doctor is 'captured fighting for ISIS in Syria' amid fears more UK extremists are still in hiding following the fall of Mosul and Raqqa

Sunday  06:05,   23 september 2018

A Briton who claims to be a doctor has been captured in Syria suspected of fighting for the fanatical terrorist group Islamic State. A Briton who claims to be a doctor has been captured in Syria suspected of fighting for the fanatical terrorist [...]

Teenager is shot dead in east London in 108th murder in the capital this year as police launch hunt for killer

Sunday  05:50,   23 september 2018

The 19-year-old victim was shot and mortally wounded on Vallentin Road, Walthamstow at 11pm yesterday. He was rushed to hospital by friends but he was pronounced dead a short time later.The 19-year-old victim was shot at 11pm on Saturday on...[...]

Charles presents regiment with new military standard

Saturday  19:26,   22 september 2018

He watched the Queen’s Own Yeomanry parade at Bramham Park House, Wetherby.Around 130 members of the regiment took part in a parade on the lawn at Bramham Park House, Wetherby, on...[...]

Police arrest man 'during siege' in Cardiff offices after armed officers swooped and cordoned off area

Saturday  16:50,   22 september 2018

Armed police were pictured surrounding a building in Cardiff Bay in an 'ongoing incident' - they have since detained a man who was threatening to harm himself. Pictures showed three police cars and several officers around the Scott Harbour...[...]

Donald Tusk assures Brexit deal not dead after rejecting Theresa May's Chequers plan in Salzburg

Saturday  12:50,   22 september 2018

Donald Tusk assures Brexit deal not dead after rejecting Theresa May's Chequers plan in SalzburgThe President of the European Council was criticised by British politicians after he was seen to "humiliate" the Prime Minister at a crucial EU...[...]