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A major search for a diver who failed to resurface in the English Channel has been suspended for the night. The coastguard was called to an area south of Swanage, Dorset, at 16:40 BST on yesterday (Sunday) after reports a diver on an expedition had gone missing. The dive vessel Emma J alerted authori...
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Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote in the referendum on Europe, No 10 has said. Those eligible – the franchise – will be the same as those who can vote in a general election, rather than local or European Parliament elections. This means Irish, Maltese an...
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Government ministers’ pay will remain frozen for the next five years, David Cameron has announced. The prime minister said we were “all in this together” when it came to paying off the national debt. His pledge will save about £800,000 a year and £4m by 2020. The decision means mini...
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A murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of a man, a woman and a girl were found at a property in Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police were called to an address in Vicarage Road, Didcot on Saturday. The three, who have not yet been identified, were pronounced dead at the scene. The deat...
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An earthquake hit parts of Kent in the early hours this morning (Friday), shaking houses, rattling windows and waking people in the county. The magnitude 4.2 earthquake was being investigated by seismologists at the British Geological Survey which said tremors had been felt in areas including Margate...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...