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Rail travellers looking to get out of London for Bank Holiday weekend won't be able to use Virgin West Coast main line due to engineering work shuttering the busy route

Wednesday  11:05,   22 august 2018

Yesterday Network Rail instructed Virgin West Coast passengers wanting to travel to or from the capital this weekend to pick a different date if at all possible. The busy line runs from London to Glasgow and stops at Liverpool, Manchester and... >>>

Parents Ask Coroner To Investigate Bristol University’s Actions Before Daughter’s Death

Tuesday  15:51,   21 august 2018

A leading university, which has seen at least 11 students die in suspected suicides in two years, could see its pastoral care scrutinised in court for the first time. The University of Bristol has been hit by claims from some bereaved relatives that >>>

Intimate portraits of London's young black community in the 1970s and 80s reveal what life was like for the children of the UK's Windrush generation

Tuesday  15:51,   21 august 2018

A photo collection showing the lives of black people in 1970s Britain will go on display at Hackney Picturehouse. The images from charity Autograph are to celebrate Idris Elba's directorial debut, Yardie.Arts charity Autograph is working in... >>>

Windrush: Government apologises to 18 members wrongfully removed or detained

Tuesday  14:56,   21 august 2018

The home secretary is apologising to 18 members of the Windrush generation believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained. A Home Office review identified the group as having come to the UK from the Caribbean before 1973 and stayed... >>>

Former South Yorkshire Police chief Sir Norman Bettison will not be prosecuted over Hillsborough

Tuesday  13:46,   21 august 2018

Former police chief Sir Norman Bettison will not be prosecuted for misconduct in a public office over the Hillsborough disaster. Four charges against him were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Tuesday "following a review of the... >>>

What the papers say – August 21

Tuesday  10:25,   21 august 2018

The woman who fell from a cruise liner continues to make headlines.The Daily Mirror reports that the captain of the Norwegian Star announced to passengers that Kay Longstaff had jumped from the ship, with other tourists insisting it would be... >>>

'Sexist objectification' of firemen as musclebound hunks must be stamped out, says woman in charge of the London brigade

Tuesday  10:10,   21 august 2018

Concerns about gender stereotypes back proposals to ban sexist adverts. Research found 15 per cent of women think men are better equipped to be firefighters.Concerns about gender stereotyping have led the LFB to back proposals by the Advertising... >>>

'Rude' note left on ambulance sent to emergency

Tuesday  09:55,   21 august 2018

Paramedics dealing with an emergency in Leicester were left a note urging them to "have some consideration" about their parking.A disgruntled resident left the handwritten message on the ambulance's windscreen after complaining a driveway had been... >>>

Pictured: Office worker left fighting for life along with her mother who was visiting from Poland after 'neighbour three doors down beat them over head in hammer attack'

Tuesday  06:05,   21 august 2018

Neighbours have named the daughter left fighting for her life after an 'unprovoked hammer attack' in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich, south-east London as Ania Gos.Joe Xuereb, 27, has been charged on  suspicion of two counts of attempted... >>>

Pensioner, 70, who discovered a collection of Victorian photographic plates in a box bought for £4 at a boot sale tries to track down the family in the snaps after restoring them to their former glory with Photoshop

Monday  19:10,   20 august 2018

Greg Pack, 70, of Canvey Island, Essex, hopes someone recognises the family in the images - which include snaps of children together, a soldier in a uniform, and a man holding a young girl. His son Scott, 47, uploaded the pictures on Twitter, which... >>>

Ex-Brexit minister's skydive ends in 'spiral' emergency landing

Monday  16:35,   20 august 2018

A Conservative MP got more adrenaline than he bargained for while skydiving, after his main parachute failed. Steve Baker, who quit as a Brexit minister last month, went into a "fast spiral dive" and had to rely on his reserve parachute.He had to... >>>

Chaos at Gatwick as staff handwrite flight info

Monday  15:28,   20 august 2018

Staff at Gatwick Airport have had to write information about flight departures on whiteboards after a technical issue means screens have failed.  Photos posted on social media showed people crowding around the boards to find out the latest on their... >>>

A baby was abandoned in a phone booth 64 years ago. Now, DNA has helped explain why.

Monday  15:10,   20 august 2018

Steve Dennis's birth certificate didn't say where he was born or when, or to whom. It just said that he was found in a telephone booth. Two bread deliverymen had found him there early one January morning in 1954, back when Dennis didn’t yet... >>>

Birmingham prison crisis: ‘Somebody must have been asleep at the wheel’

Monday  14:00,   20 august 2018

Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke lamented ‘institutional inertia’ as he published a devastating assessment of the jail. © Provided by The Press Association G4S has run HMP Birmingham since October 2011 (Joe Giddens/PA) His report said staff... >>>

EasyJet Flight To Majorca Cancelled Because Crew 'Were Too Tired'

Monday  13:15,   20 august 2018

A mother and daughter have told of their disbelief at being told their EasyJet flight to Majorca was cancelled because the crew “were too tired”. Other holidaymakers, including children, were left in tears when the airline made the announcement at... >>>