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Ford tops list of most stolen car brands as police chief calls for motor industry to do more to tackle keyless crime

Tuesday  13:05,   20 august 2019
thisismoney.co.uk

The number of Fords taken in the West Midlands so far this year - 1,557 - has more than trebled from the 489 in 2015 (stock of a keyless entry Ford), the police and crime commissioner... >>>

Wearside Jack is dead: Notorious hoaxer whose false claims he was the Yorkshire Ripper left Peter Sutcliffe free to kill three more women drinks himself to death aged 63

Tuesday  12:45,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

John Humble sent three letters and a voice recording to police probing the spate of murders committed by Peter Sutcliffe across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester in the... >>>

Families gather on the banks of the Thames to mark 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster that claimed 51 lives when the pleasure boat collided with a dredger and sank

Tuesday  12:45,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Survivors and the families of the 51 people who died in the Marchioness disaster on August 20 1989 held a vigil tonight in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the pleasure boat... >>>

Police chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough'

Tuesday  12:45,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Nick Adderley of Northampton Police will arm every one of his frontline officers with a Taser after the death of PC Andrew Harper made clear the 'increasing levels of violence' on UK... >>>

Gruesome gamekeeper kept 'kill list' and dumped '1000 animals into stink pit'

Tuesday  12:40,   20 august 2019
msn

Alan Wilson targeted endangered animals and kept a score of the animals he had shot, trapped or... >>>

Gamekeeper who used snares, poison and bird traps to capture and kill hawks, badgers and an OTTER on a Scottish estate is spared jail

Tuesday  12:40,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gamekeeper Alan Wilson, 61, was ordered to complete 225 hours of unpaid work after admitting he illegally killed animals on Longformacus Estate in... >>>

Police investigating as a woman claims she was sexually assaulted at Foo Fighters concert

Tuesday  12:40,   20 august 2019
uk.news.yahoo

Police are investigating a sexual assault which took place at a Foo Fighters concert in Glasgow. The attack happened at Bellahouston Park where the US band were finishing up their set on Saturday night. She was heard screaming just before midnight... >>>

A deluge of death and devastation: Their heroism is not in doubt, but as a landmark new book by MAX HASTINGS reveals, there was a hidden side to the story of the Dambusters

Tuesday  12:40,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

In May 1943 RAF 617 Squadron killed by inundation around 1,400 to 1,500 civilians, more than any earlier raid on Nazi Germany. However around 800 of those killed were Hitler's... >>>

Lightning strike caused power cuts in Britain: grid operator

Tuesday  10:41,   20 august 2019
reuters

Lightning strike caused power cuts in Britain: grid... >>>

Energy regulator launches investigation into mass National Grid blackout

Tuesday  10:40,   20 august 2019
uk.finance.yahoo

Energy regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation into National Grid (NG.L) after power cuts on 9 August this year left hundreds of thousands of homes across Britain without electricity. Ofgem said it wants to “establish what lessons can be drawn >>>

Boris Johnson willing to give 'commitments' to avoid backstop

Tuesday  07:45,   20 august 2019
news.sky

Boris Johnson says he is willing to give the EU the "commitments" it needs that alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop can be put into effect. Striking a new tone in the Brexit negotiations, the prime minister's letter to EU Council President >>>

Belfast weather forecast for Tuesday

Tuesday  07:30,   20 august 2019
belfastlive.co.uk

The Met Office says temperatures could hit... >>>

PC Andrew Harper's Wife Pays Tribute To Late Husband In Heartbreaking Open Letter

Tuesday  05:10,   20 august 2019
huffingtonpost.co.uk

The wife of a newlywed police officer who died as he attended reports of a burglary has described him as “the kindest, loveliest, most selfless” person . Lissie Harper had been married to PC Andrew Harper when he died last Thursday evening after... >>>

Epstein signed new will two days before he died

Tuesday  04:40,   20 august 2019
nbcnews

The will details almost $578 million in wealth, to be assigned to an apparently newly created trust, not to his... >>>

Time to shell-ebrate! World's oldest living pet Tommy the tortoise marks her 121st birthday after living through six monarchs and two world wars

Tuesday  02:05,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Owner Sheila Floris, 62, from Surrey, said that Tommy has been in her family since she was bought for £1 by her grandmother, and has lived so long thanks to being well cared... >>>