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Manchester attack: National minute’s silence to be held

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the public have been laying floral tributes and messages in St Ann’s Square A national minute’s silence will be held at 11:00 BST to remember the victims of the Manchester attack. Twenty-two people were killed and 64 injured after suicide bomber Salman ...

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Hunt for dashcam footage of Aldershot park baby mum

Image caption Police were called to Manor Park on Friday afternoon Officers investigating the discovery of a newborn baby’s body in a park are asking motorists to check dashcam footage. The girl’s remains were found in Manor Park, Church Hill, in Aldershot on Friday afternoon. Detectives believe “Baby M” may ...

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Net migration falls 84,000 in 2016

Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016 – a fall of 84,000 from 2015, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the change was driven by “a statistically significant” increase of 40,000 people leaving the country. These were mostly EU citizens – 117,000 emigrated, ...

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Shopkeeper robber jailed and faces deportation

Image copyright States of Jersey Police Image caption A court heard Pawal Dzielak had a history of mental health problems A man who robbed a shopkeeper at knifepoint has been jailed for four years and recommended for deportation. Jersey’s Royal Court heard Polish national Pawel Dzielak slammed a knife with ...

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General election 2017: UKIP manifesto launch ‘an act of defiance’

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Paul Nuttall says the launch of his party’s general election manifesto will be “an act of defiance” against terrorism after the Manchester bombing. Mr Nuttall promised to set out a “clear-cut and uncompromising” agenda. The unveiling of the manifesto in Westminster comes as some low-key campaigning ...

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Boy critically ill after Shankill bonfire site incident

Image caption Police are at the scene at Glenwood Street off the Shankill Road A nine-year-old boy is critically ill after coming into contact with a hazardous substance at a west Belfast bonfire site over the weekend. Police have been clearing the scene at Glenwood Street after drums containing a ...

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Church of Scotland to decide on gay marriage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Scotland since 2014 but individual church traditions can each decide whether to participate A proposal to allow Church of Scotland ministers to carry out gay marriages will come before the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly later. ...

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Cheryl Grimmer: Accused man gave evidence in 1971, court hears

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption Cheryl Grimmer disappeared when she was three years old A man accused of killing a UK-born toddler in Australia in 1970 once gave information to police about her possible resting place, a court has heard. Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer went missing from a shower block ...

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Edinburgh hotel pays compensation over shower scalding death

Image caption Kalyani Uthaman is said to have died of multiple organ failure after being scalded The family of a tourist who died after being scalded in an Edinburgh hotel shower has received an apology and compensation from the owners. Kalyani Uthaman, 59, from India had been on holiday in ...

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Manchester attack: Man drove 200 miles to help

Image copyright Reuters A man has described how he felt compelled to drive 200 miles in the middle of the night to help people affected by the Manchester attack. Jacob Brentnall drove to Manchester from his home in Nottingham after midnight when he read about the bombing in the news ...

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Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

In the wake of the Manchester Arena attack on Monday, the UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of “critical”, amid fears that more attacks may be imminent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that this meant the police would have 3,800 soldiers ...

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White Gold

Image caption James Buckley, Ed Westwick and Joe Thomas (L-R) are the stars of the new comedy series White Gold, a new sitcom from one of the creators of The Inbetweeners, transports viewers back to the big hair and brash attitudes of 1980s Essex. The county, now infamous for its ...

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