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May 22, 2015 9:19 am gmt |
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A London taxi driver was found guilty of murder on Thursday (May 21) for his role in making bombs used against U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007, including one that killed an American sergeant, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Anis Sardar, 38, of northwest London, was convicted at Wool...
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May 22, 2015 4:22 am gmt |
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Hampshire Constabulary has apologized to a rape victim and agreed a £20,000 out-of-court settlement after officers failed to investigate her complaint properly and arrested her. The woman, who was 17 at the time of the rape in 2012, tried to kill herself after she was told she could face charges for ...
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May 21, 2015 6:03 am gmt |
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Charles gives deeply personal speech at Sligo village on Ireland’s west coast where 36 years ago his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was blown up. In the recent public gestures on Anglo-Irish reconciliation, the pilgrimage of remembrance by the Prince of Wales to Mullaghmore was undoubtedly the mo...
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May 21, 2015 5:31 am gmt |
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This pink pigeon with mysteriously dyed feathers has been surprising and perplexing residents after it was first spotted in a seaside town. Sightings of the bright pink bird have earned the pigeon something of a following in Bournemouth in Dorset. Locals have nicknamed the once-white bird Penelope in...
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May 21, 2015 5:06 am gmt |
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Eight men have been charged with plotting the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, Scotland Yard has said. Detectives from the Met’s Flying Squad charged the men, aged between 48 and 76, with conspiracy to burgle yesterday (Wednesday) evening. They have been remanded in custody to appear before Westm...
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May 21, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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Police would be able to seize the wages of illegal workers as proceeds of crime under government plans to be set out in next week’s Queen’s Speech. PM David Cameron will say today (Thursday) that it has become “too easy” for migrants not entitled to be in the country to exploi...
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May 20, 2015 10:07 am gmt |
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Energy company SSE has confirmed it will close Ferrybridge power station, saying it its no longer economical. The firm said it would shut the coal-fired plant on the West and North Yorkshire border by March 2016. Union leaders described the closure as “devastating news” for the plant̵...
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May 20, 2015 5:37 am gmt |
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Prince Charles is expected to meet the mother of a boy murdered in the same IRA bomb attack that killed the Queen’s cousin, Lord Mountbatten. The prince and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the village of Mullaghmore, in County Sligo, where his great-uncle was killed in 1979, later. Mary Horn...
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May 19, 2015 11:26 am gmt |
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Nurse Victorino Chua, found guilty of murdering and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years. Chua killed Tracey Arden, 44 and Derek Weaver, 83, at the hospital in Stockport, by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules. The father-of-two was convi...
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May 19, 2015 8:00 am gmt |
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Deutsche Bank has set up a “working group” to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU. The working group has been established, but it is “early days and no decisions have been made”, a spokesperson told. Prime Minister David Cam...
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May 19, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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The armed forces must “redouble” their efforts to stop sexual harassment, the Army’s former most senior female officer Brigadier Nicky Moffat says. She told that leaders at all levels must “make clear that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable”. Her comments follow the ...
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May 19, 2015 5:20 am gmt |
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Prince Charles is to meet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the start of a royal visit to Ireland today (Tuesday). Mr Adams will be among a number of politicians to greet the prince as he begins his four day visit. The meeting in Galway will be the first in the Republic of Ireland between the Sinn [...
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May 18, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday (Sunday) visited a cow farm in the Irish town of Shannon in a show of his strong interest in boosting bilateral agricultural cooperation. Upon their arrival, Li and his wife, Professor Cheng Hong, were greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionn...
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May 18, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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Prime Minister David Cameron is to renew his vow to boost NHS funding and create a “seven-day” health service in his first major post-election speech. He will commit to a pre-election pledge to increase budgets by at least £8bn a year by 2020, during his speech at a GP surgery in the West...
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May 18, 2015 4:42 am gmt |
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The Queen is set to be among the first to visit the gardens at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show later. Horticulturalists from around the world are displaying their designs at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London. The launch of the show, opening to the public tomorrow (Tuesday), comes as its org...