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656ft power station chimney brought down in controlled explosion

Thursday  14:51,   22 march 2018

The Kingsnorth demolition was delayed from earlier in the month due to snow. Construction of the oil-fired power station begin in 1963. The site was commissioned in the early 1970s and was the only dual-fired power station in the country able to...[...]

What the papers say – March 22

Thursday  09:57,   22 march 2018

Brexiteers see red over plans for post-Brexit blue passports, while Ant McPartlin is summoned to court over alleged drink-driving.“Sacre bleu!” exclaims the Daily Mail on its front page, reporting that Gemalto, which is listed on the French and...[...]

Pictured: The incredible moment Red Arrows pilot escaped crash fireball while engineer was trapped inside the plane as it plummeted to earth

Thursday  09:40,   22 march 2018

These dramatic pictures show the moments in which pilot David Stark escaped with his life as a Red Arrows engineer was killed instantly when their Hawk T1 burst into flames in Anglesey, north Wales.Behind him, a massive fireball engulfs his plane as [...]

School head apologises after pupil left in London following field trip

Wednesday  15:15,   21 march 2018

Four teachers accompanied the pupils on the trip to the capital.The Discovery School has said there was “no excuse” for the serious error and that it will change its policies to make sure it does not happen...[...]

What the papers say – March 21

Wednesday  09:56,   21 march 2018

Questions for Facebook and the suspension of Cambridge Analytica’s boss feature prominently in Wednesday’s papers.The lead story on the front of The Times accuses a parent company of the firm of trying to “entrap a Caribbean politician”. Chief...[...]

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO amid ongoing investigation

Tuesday  22:08,   20 march 2018

Cambridge Analytica announced it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending the results of an ongoing investigation that it improperly accessed 50 million Facebook accounts. "In the view of the Board, Mr. Nix’s recent comments secretly recorded by...[...]

Supreme Court rules out further hearing on plight of Alfie

Tuesday  21:52,   20 march 2018

Although judges expressed sympathy for his parents, they ruled that the proposed appeal was ‘unarguable’.A High Court judge has ruled that doctors can stop treating Alfie Evans, against the wishes of his parents Kate James and Tom Evans, and three...[...]

Unite's Jennie Formby Appointed As Labour's New General Secretary

Tuesday  20:26,   20 march 2018

Unite official Jennie Formby has been appointed as Labour’s new general secretary, HuffPost has been told.The party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) elected the veteran trade unionist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter after a three-hour meeting [...]

Jesse James photo bought for just £7 on eBay could be worth £2 million

Tuesday  18:25,   20 march 2018

The Spalding native bought the photo in July...[...]

Man arrested after police manning Salisbury cordon ‘abused and assaulted’

Tuesday  15:15,   20 march 2018

The man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a police officer and a racially-aggravated public order offence. He remains in police custody. © Getty File photo of Sergei Skripal Inspector Pete Sparrow said: [...]

Police shooting leaves man in critical condition

Tuesday  13:50,   20 march 2018

Armed officers were called to an address in Clapton after reports of a robbery of a vehicle, Scotland Yard said.Scotland Yard said local and armed officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, after receiving reports of an armed...[...]

New Evidence Reveals BBC Presenters Felt Suicidal After Being 'Bullied' Into Work Contracts

Tuesday  12:31,   20 march 2018

BBC presenters say they contemplated suicide after being “bullied” into contracts that left them without employment rights and shouldering huge tax bills.   The government on Tuesday published accusations from BBC staff who said the broadcaster...[...]

Two women dead and girl, 10, hurt in M25 crash

Tuesday  11:51,   20 march 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two women were killed in a crash on the M25. A 10-year-old girl also suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision at Waltham Abbey in Essex at around 11.20pm on [...]

Risk of 13 seaside homes sliding down cliffs ‘remains very high’

Monday  20:35,   19 march 2018

Properties have been evacuated and people warned to stay away from the area in Hemsby, Norfolk.A rest centre has been set up in the village...[...]

Work and Pensions Secretary accused of callous disregard over ‘rape clause’

Monday  17:12,   19 march 2018

Kezia Dugdale has criticised the Work and Pensions Secretary’s approach to the so called ‘rape clause’.Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale wrote to Ms McVey urging her to review the “invasive and degrading” policy on her appointment to the...[...]