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Man who killed brother by setting him on fire jailed

Friday  14:09,   11 august 2017
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A man has been jailed for 20 years for murdering his brother and attempting to murder his brother's girlfriend by setting them on fire. Blair Logan, 27, poured petrol over his younger brother, Cameron, and his brother's girlfriend, Rebecca...[...]

Explosion blows roof off house in Sunderland, reports say

Friday  12:00,   11 august 2017
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Reports suggest half of the house has been destroyed.Northumbria Police said gave few details other to say the explosion happened at a private address on Rosslyn...[...]

Grenfell Tower donations not reaching survivors fast enough, campaigners say

Friday  09:00,   11 august 2017
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Less than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the disaster has been distributed. Data released by the Charity Commission shows £7.25 million has been handed to distributing organisations on the ground.But only £2.8 million has reached...[...]

Girl, 11, ready for secondary school after eight-hour brain tumour op

Thursday  22:15,   10 august 2017
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Lola Daley, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was diagnosed after suffering a series of seizures and debilitating headaches earlier this year. An MRI scan at Pinderfields Hospital in West Yorkshire revealed the tumour on her temporal lobe and she...[...]

Driver dies in crash after ‘concrete thrown off motorway bridge’ hits windscreen

Thursday  18:01,   10 august 2017
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Police are treating the death on the M11 as suspicious.Police are treating the death on the M11 near Birchanger, Essex, as suspicious and said one line of inquiry is that the item was thrown from a bridge over the motorway, but that officers were...[...]

Review launched after convicted sex attacker raped two women while on licence

Wednesday  22:35,   09 august 2017
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Ashley Shuck appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday where he was sentenced to life in prison.A serious case review has been launched after Ashley Shuck carried out the attacks on the women, one aged 77 and the other aged 28, on June...[...]

May to harden up Brexit negotiating position

Tuesday  16:46,   08 august 2017
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Theresa May is expected to harden up her Brexit negotiating position when she returns to Downing Street next week, amid criticism that the UK is woefully underprepared for talks. Senior Government sources have told Sky News that a number of position [...]

Priests turned away from pub over stag do mix-up

Saturday  14:25,   05 august 2017
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A group of priests have been turned away from a pub – because staff thought they were on a stag do. The seven seminarians had popped to the City Arms in Cardiff on Saturday night to celebrate the ordination of colleague Father Peter McLaren.But when [...]

Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Saturday  07:55,   05 august 2017
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Oxford University employee Andrew Warren, wanted in the US for murder, has been arrested, Chicago Police have said. Warren, 56, was arrested in San Francisco, while his alleged accomplice Wyndham Lathem was arrested in Oakland, California, according [...]

Hedgehog tastes freedom at fire station after fruit bowl ordeal

Friday  12:40,   04 august 2017
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The animal was found wedged in metalwork forming part of the bowl after straying on to a property in Redditch, Worcestershire. An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We were contacted by a concerned member of the public after they found a small hedgehog stuck...[...]

'Monster' surgeon: Sentence raised to 20 years

Thursday  15:26,   03 august 2017
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A breast cancer surgeon who carried out needless operations on 10 patients has had his sentence increased to 20 years in jail. Ian Paterson, who left victims scarred and disfigured, was previously sent to prison for 15 years.Prosecutors were...[...]

Residents of flats near Grenfell Tower ‘to receive £2.7m in council support’

Thursday  13:31,   03 august 2017
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The amount will cover grants, redecoration and cleaning services.Households from the three “finger” blocks near the high-rise – Testerton, Barandon and Hurstway Walks – are expected to receive “in the region of £2.7 million” in support from...[...]

Acid advice issued after 400 attacks since April

Thursday  10:55,   03 august 2017
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Doctors have issued advice to acid attack witnesses on the "important role" they can play in helping victims. An intervention by bystanders could "substantially improve the outcome", senior figures from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) [...]

No drugs found in Rashan Charles' throat

Thursday  00:46,   03 august 2017
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An object removed from the throat of a black man who died after a police chase "did not contain a controlled substance", according to forensic analysis. Police had said that Rashan Charles had become ill after he was seen "trying to swallow an...[...]

Dozens of Army cadets in difficulty on Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland

Wednesday  17:15,   02 august 2017
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More than 40 Army cadets are in difficulty after training on Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains, with emergency services on the scene.Northern Ireland Coastguard says three rescue helicopters, three rescue teams and two senior officers are...[...]