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UK pledges £4.25m in sexual and reproductive aid for women in Gaza

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron reiterated the Government line that an ‘immediate pause’ in the fighting is needed. The UK has pledged £4.25...

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SNP to propose fresh Gaza ceasefire motion after Commons chaos

The party said it will seek to ‘refocus the discussion away from the Westminster circus’. MPs are set to again debate calling for a ceasefire in...

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Man runs Brighton Half Marathon for hospice which cared for both his partners

This Sunday James Power will run the Brighton Half Marathon with 16 others. A construction company worker will run the Brighton Half Marathon to...

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Start of latest junior doctors’ strikes ‘a profoundly demoralising moment’

Junior doctors in England began a five-day strike in their pay row with the Government at 7am on Saturday. The start of another junior doctors’...

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Irish support for Ukraine ‘will not waiver’, says Martin as demonstration held

Ireland has provided refuge to about 100,000 Ukrainians since the war. Thousands of people have marched through Dublin in a demonstration marking...

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Flood warnings issued as heavy rain predicted for parts of England

The Met Office has issued yellow rain warnings for the South West and the South East on Sunday. Heavy downpours could bring flooding and disruption...

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Charles praises ‘determination and strength’ of Ukrainians on war anniversary

The King said he was ‘greatly encouraged’ by the UK’s efforts to support Ukraine and commended their ‘true valour’. The King has praised the...

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Crowds show support for Ukraine on second anniversary of Russian invasion

In Scotland, political and religious leaders attended a service at Edinburgh Castle to mark the anniversary. Hundreds of people have marched...

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Frog species in ‘perilous state’ bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park

The cinnamon frog, native to south-east Asia, is classed as a near threatened species. A frog species which is in a “perilous state” has been...

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Reform leader Tice: UK is at the ‘Everest base camp of sectarian politics’

Mr Tice said he wanted to legislate against Sharia law being introduced into the UK. Reform UK leader Richard Tice said the country is at the...

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Murder probe launched after woman found fatally injured in Buckinghamshire

A 39-year-old man from Beaconsfield has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Police have launched a murder...

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Justin Welby vows church ‘must get it right’ on safeguarding

Professor Alexis Jay gave a video message to the General Synod on Saturday. The Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted the Church of England “must...

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Anderson has Tory whip suspended after ‘refusal to apologise’ for Islamist claim

Pressure had been mounting on Rishi Sunak to take action over the comments from the Ashfield MP. Lee Anderson has had the Conservative whip...

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Sunak’s silence over Anderson Islamists claim is ‘condoning racism’, says Khan

The Prime Minister is under pressure to act over remarks made by the Conservative former deputy chairman. The “deafening silence” from Rishi Sunak...

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In Pictures: Two-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion commemorated

The war began on February 24 2022 when Russian forces invaded Ukraine. The second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been marked...

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Starmer will not get blank cheque if Labour win general election, says RMT boss

Mick Lynch said voters had to ‘grow up a bit’ and recognise Sir Keir as the only realistic alternative to the current Government. Sir Keir...

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Residents voice relief on return home after Second World War bomb removed

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the 500kg bomb found in Plymouth has been detonated at sea. A resident of the street where a 500kg Second World...

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Bird named Budge Lightyear after it was found at space centre looking for owner

The brightly coloured yellow and green budgie was discovered by a visitor at the National Space Centre in Leicester. A lost budgie, affectionately...

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Scotland stands in ‘steadfast solidarity’, says Yousaf on Ukraine anniversary

First Minister Humza Yousaf attended a memorial service at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh on Saturday. Scotland stands in...

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Reform leader Tice says plans for fundamental NHS reforms are not privatisation

Richard Tice told delegates at the party’s spring conference his objective was to get waiting lists down to zero. Reform UK leader Richard Tice...

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Toby Neal on politics: Zero tolerance policy needed on shoplifters

When confronted by a member of shop staff, a prolific shoplifter gave a response which was both pertinent and profound. It was: "What the **** are...

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Junior doctors in England set to begin five-day strike

Thousands of medics are to walk out on Saturday from 7am until 11.59pm on February 28. Junior doctors in England are set to begin a five-day strike...

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Scientists issue call for help with images of comet without a tail

Researchers believe pictures of the comet will help develop ways to improve and further analyse space weather. Amateur stargazers have been asked...

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Odysseus Moon lander may have tipped sideways but is ‘stable’

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Odysseus lander touched down on the Moon’s south pole region on Thursday night. A lunar lander which became the...

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Common shellfish supplement ‘could ease age-related joint pain in big cats’

Captive felines are vulnerable to musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, researchers say. A shellfish...

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Ministry of Defence confirms 500kg bomb found in Plymouth detonated at sea

More than 10,000 people were evacuated from the area during the explosives operation. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed a Second World...

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Junior doctors urged to ‘be reasonable’ as latest round of strike action begins

The walkout begins at 7am on Saturday and will end at 11.59pm on Wednesday. Junior doctors in England have been urged to call off strikes and...

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Rishi Sunak vows to back Ukraine until it prevails on war anniversary

The Prime Minister said ‘tyranny will never triumph’ as President Volodymyr Zelensky’s troops defend the country against an emboldened Russia....

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UK pledges £250m boost for Ukrainian artillery as war enters third year

The latest support package comes as Ukraine faces dwindling artillery supplies and uncertain support from the US. The UK has pledged to invest...

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What the papers say – February 24

A variety of stories feature across Saturday’s front pages. A broad range of stories feature across Saturday’s front pages with anti-Parliament...

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Crowds gather in UK to support Ukraine on second anniversary of Russian invasion

The commemorations in London began with an interfaith prayer service at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Mayfair. Crowds have gathered across...

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Shapps distances himself from Anderson’s ‘Islamist’ claim over Khan

But the Defence Secretary appeared to say that the Tory former deputy chairman had a right to speak his mind. Cabinet minister Grant Shapps has...

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Palestine Solidarity Campaign defends right to lobby Parliament ‘in large numbers’

The group said the issue of MPs’ security was ‘serious’ but should not be used to ‘shield MPs from democratic accountability’. The...

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PM’s silence is ‘tacit endorsement of vile remarks’ by Anderson, says mayor

Former deputy party chairman Lee Anderson lost the Tory whip after refusing to apologise for the remarks on ‘Islamists’. London Mayor Sadiq Khan...

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UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations, according to US officials. The UK and US have launched another round of missile...

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Mark Andrews: While civilisation burns, our leaders argue about the name of an imaginary ceasefire

The Scottish National Party want an 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza. Labour want a 'immediate humanitarian ceasefire'. The Conservatives want a...

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Dan Morris: Learning to fly

There are few times as special in a child's life as when they learn to ride their first ever bike. Looking out of the window yesterday morning, it...

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Co-operation likely to be crucial in making newly funded transport schemes work

News that the Midlands is to get £2 billion in extra funding for transport projects will inevitably be welcomed. But then the questions come about...

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Household energy bills to fall to lowest point in two years from April 1

Ofcom has announced its latest energy price cap. The average household energy bill is to fall to its lowest point in two years from April after...

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Odysseus becomes first private spacecraft to land on the Moon

The lunar lander touched down on the Moon’s south pole region at 23.23pm UK time. A lunar lander built by a US spaceflight company has become the...

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Shamima Begum to discover outcome of appeal against citizenship removal

Ms Begum travelled to Syria in 2015 at the age of 15 before her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds four years later....

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British military veterans to sleep outside in Kyiv for homeless Ukrainians

Dan Kaine, Matt Hooper and Mike O’Halloran will sleep outside in Kyiv for two nights, coinciding with the second anniversary of the war in...

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Speaker still under pressure as almost 70 MPs sign call for him to quit

Some Conservatives have sought to blame Sir Keir Starmer rather than Sir Lindsay Hoyle for chaotic scenes in the Commons on Wednesday. Sir Lindsay...

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Lucy Letby convictions appeal bid to be heard by judges in April

The killer nurse was sentenced to 14 whole life orders after she was convicted of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six...

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Unions and Government urged to redouble efforts and end doctors’ dispute

It comes ahead of another junior doctors strike, which begins on Saturday. Unions representing medics and the Government have been urged to double...

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Government urged to make extra payments to stop nursing staff leaving NHS

The Royal College of Nursing said an extra payment must be made in addition to an above-inflation pay rise for NHS workers. The Government is being...

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‘Ukraine is not in the media any more’ – charity chief fears war being forgotten

‘Do we really need to have rockets flying over our homes to understand how dangerous that is for the future of Europe?’ said Karol Swiacki. The...

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Standard Chartered to hand billions to shareholders as profits rise

The company reported a pre-tax profit of 5.7 billion dollars (£4.5 billion) for 2023, up 22% against the previous year. Banking giant Standard...

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Jury considers verdict in trial of man accused of Emma Caldwell murder

Iain Packer, 51, denies a total of 36 charges involving offences against 25 women. A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man...

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What the papers say – February 23

A range of stories feature on the nation’s front pages on Friday. A new Brexit deal under the Labour party and fallout from the “chaos” in the...

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Police ‘need powers to disperse threatening protests outside Parliament’

The Government’s political violence tsar Lord Walney said ‘aggressive intimidation of MPs’ was being mistaken for a democratic expression....

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Billion-pound rail plan for North Wales is ‘unprecedented’, says minister

The Government plans to provide £1 billion to fund a major upgrade of the North Wales Main Line. A project to electrify a major rail line in North...

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Cars set to be sent to Ukraine under Ulez scheme, Sadiq Khan says

The mayor has asked Transport for London to amend the scrappage scheme so non-compliant vehicles can be donated to Ukraine. Transport for London is...

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Bond actress and Doctor Who star Pamela Salem dies aged 80

She also appeared in US drama series The West Wing and Doctor Who spin-off audio series. Actress Pamela Salem, known for her role as James Bond’s...

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Emergency alert sent to mobile phones over unexploded wartime bomb in Plymouth

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes following the discovery of the unexploded device. An emergency alert has been sent to...

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King amused by well-wisher’s card showing disgruntled cone-wearing dog

Since his cancer diagnosis Charles has postponed all public-facing duties, but is continuing with behind-the-scenes work on his state papers. The...

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Labour demands Truss and Anderson lose whip as pair rebuked by senior Tory

In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday, shadow paymaster general Jonathan Ashworth condemned remarks made by the pair as...

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Cleverly backs Hoyle as almost 70 MPs sign call for Speaker to quit

Sir Lindsay Hoyle gained the support of the senior Cabinet minister as he faced continued pressure to step down. Home Secretary James Cleverly gave...

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Single-use vapes to be banned in Scotland by April 2025

The Scottish Government has published draft legislation to outlaw the products. Single-use vapes could be banned in Scotland by April 1 next year,...

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Shamima Begum loses appeal over removal of British citizenship

Three judges gave their decision at a hearing on Friday. Shamima Begum has lost her challenge over the removal of her British citizenship at the...

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UK vows to support Ukraine ‘until they prevail’ as war enters third year

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Britain was prepared to do ‘whatever it takes, for as long as it takes’ to help the country. UK political leaders...

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Second World War bomb taken out to sea after mass evacuation

The Ministry of Defence said the 500kg bomb had prompted ‘one of the largest UK peacetime evacuation operations’. A 500kg Second World War bomb...

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Father pleads not guilty to murdering six-year-old daughter

Kyle Kitchen appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday charged with the murder of Primrose Kane. A father has appeared in court and denied the murder of...

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John Savident: Star of stage and screen best known for time on the cobbles

Savident famously played Fred Elliott in Coronation Street but had a varied acting career appearing on stage and the big screen. Actor John...

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Amy Winehouse’s friends issue defence in auction legal row

Two of the late singer’s friends are facing a High Court claim over allegations they benefited from selling her belongings. Two “very close”...

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Strike dates set for university staff amid row over language course changes

The University of Aberdeen said the industrial action is ‘disappointing’. Staff at a Scottish university are to take strike action next month over...

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Nightclub murder suspect accuses co-defendant of making up confession ‘lies’

Kami Carpenter and two other men are accused of murdering Cody Fisher on a nightclub dancefloor on Boxing Day. A man accused of murdering a semi-...

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Fertility rate in 2022 fell across most age groups in England and Wales

The rate has been falling since 2010. The total fertility rate across England and Wales fell in 2022, according to the latest figures. The decrease...

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Starmer leads tributes to Labour stalwart Ronnie Campbell after his death

The former miner was Blyth Valley’s MP for 32 years. Sir Keir Starmer has led tributes to former Labour MP Ronnie Campbell after his death. A...

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Activist felt ‘dehumanised’ after MP told him ‘go back to Bahrain’, court hears

Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham in south-east London, was convicted last November for a racially aggravated public order offence. An activist has told...

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PM offers support from farmers protesting against Welsh Labour government

Rishi Sunak has told farmers he “has their back” at the Welsh Conservative conference on Friday. Rishi Sunak has offered his support to...

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Online slot games ‘highly addictive’ despite new limits, say bereaved parents

The Government announced plans on Friday to limit under-25s to £2 per spin on online casino games. Online slot games will remain “highly...

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Olivia Colman ‘humbled’ to speak to Ukrainian teenager after two years of war

Oscar-winning actress and Unicef UK president Olivia Colman met with 15-year-old Solomiya who recalled the first day of Russia’s invasion in...

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Football fans who force entry to games without tickets could face fines and bans

Labour MP Kevin Brennan said his Private Member’s Bill aims to ‘ensure that football continues to be a source of joy and community for...

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Asylum seeker boat pilot detained for more than nine years over Channel crossing deaths

Ibrahima Bah, who is over 18, was found guilty of killing four migrants when he piloted an ‘unseaworthy’ boat between France and the UK. An...

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Promenade closed off after large landslide on the Isle of Wight

Several tonnes of rock and soil have fallen onto a seaside path on the western side of the island. A promenade on the Isle of Wight has been closed...

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Sir David Attenborough revisits mammals in new BBC series

The Life Of Mammals was previously broadcast in November 2002. Sir David Attenborough is returning to delve into the lives of mammals in a new BBC...

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Three young siblings found dead at home in Bristol died of knife injuries

A 42-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of their murder remains in hospital undergoing treatment for non life-threatening injuries. The three...

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Justin Welby warns against divisions within the Church of England

The Archbishop of Canterbury said enemies make people afraid and fear makes people suffer. The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned against division...

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Student who lost both parents to cancer graduates from university

Mollie Chapman said her parents would be ‘insanely proud’ to see her graduate from the University of Bristol. A student who lost her mother and...

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Royal Navy ice breaker HMS Protector visits Ukrainian Antarctic base

The visit came ahead of the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sailors from the Royal Navy icebreaker have shown their...

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Murder-accused ‘confessed’ in phone call to killing his boss, court hears

Ian Connell, 39, is alleged to have strangled Donald ‘Prentice’ Patience. A man “confessed” to killing a former statistician in a phone call,...

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Court quashes MP’s conviction for racially aggravated offence

Bob Stewart had told Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei to ‘go back to Bahrain’ during a row. Politician Bob Stewart has had his conviction for a racially...

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Alkali attack suspect Abdul Ezedi drowned, police confirm

Ezedi’s body was recovered from the River Thames on Monday. Alkali attack suspect Abdul Ezedi drowned, police have confirmed. Ezedi’s body was...

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British men discontinue legal action against UAE officials over torture claims

Matthew Hedges and Ali Issa Ahmad had sued several Emirati officials for damages after claims they were tortured while detained in the country. Two...

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What does Ofgem’s price cap mean for my energy bills?

Lower wholesale prices have led to Ofgem dropping its price cap from April, which will bring some relief to households. The typical household...

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Child among three dead after two-car crash near Worcester

Two people from a second car were taken to hospital in Birmingham. Two women and a child have died after a collision involving two cars near...

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Man appears in court charged with murdering father-of-11 in Cardiff

Mujeeb Rahman Hassani will next appear before Cardiff Crown Court in April. A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a father-of-11 in...

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Unexploded Second World War bomb from Plymouth garden to be detonated at sea

Plymouth City Council said residents living within 300 metres of the route the bomb will travel need to leave their homes. A suspected Second World...

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First official blue plaque outside London honours NHS matron

The next two plaques outside the capital will be dedicated to Beatles star George Harrison and 20th century ceramist Clarice Cliff. The woman...

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Shamima Begum timeline: From flight to Syria to citizenship legal battle

Shamima Begum and two other British schoolgirls fled the UK in February 2015, The dismissal of Shamima Begum’s Court of Appeal challenge over the...

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Shamima Begum’s legal battle with the Government explained

The 24-year-old lost a Court of Appeal bid over her citizenship on Friday. Shamima Begum, who had her British citizenship revoked after travelling...

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Sue Nicholls pays tribute to Coronation Street co-star John Savident

The Guernsey-born actor died on February 21, his agent said. Coronation Street’s Sue Nicholls has paid tribute to her long-time co-star John...

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Cat-killer facing life for sadistic murder inspired by Netflix documentary

Scarlet Blake singled out Jorge Martin Carreno as he walked home from a night out in Oxford in July 2021, before brutally attacking him A...

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Tories need to ‘win confidence’ of voters after ‘challenging’ year – Davies

Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, was speaking at a conference in Llandudno. The Conservatives will need to “win the...

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Education investment for conflict zone children is critical, says Sarah Brown

The charity of former PM Gordon Brown’s wife has launched a development project to help young people in Ukraine. Education investment for children...

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Tate collection masterpieces touring Midlands and North

The artworks are touring for 12 weeks. Masterpieces by artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol from Tate’s national...

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Cameron warns UN allies against ‘compromise’ over Ukraine war

The UK Foreign Secretary said the world must ‘recognise the cost of giving up’ in a speech on the eve of the second anniversary of Moscow’s...

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Armed forces praised for bravery after huge operation to remove unexploded bomb

Devon and Cornwall Police were called on Tuesday morning to St Michael Avenue in the Keyham area of Plymouth. Members of the armed forces have been...

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Peter Rhodes on banning hounds, avoiding funerals and how money opens doors into Britain

In a two-party system (eg: Labour, Conservative) when there is not much policy difference over the big issues (e.g: migration, Gaza, Ukraine), then...

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