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George Michael: Andrew Ridgeley attacks 'mucky' Channel 5 documentary

Channel 5 has defended broadcasting a documentary about George Michael after the singer's former bandmate dubbed it "sensationalist and mucky".

Andrew Ridgeley took to social media on Thursday to criticise the show, titled The Last Days of George Michael.

The former Wham! star said ...

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Sheepdog missing for 12 days is rescued from gorge near Fort William

A sheepdog that went missing 12 days ago has been rescued from a gorge.

Nell the collie was spotted stuck down Monessie Gorge, at Roybridge near Fort William, by a person on a train that was passing on the nearby West Highland Line.

Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team used ropes ...

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London attack: Parliament security under review

Questions continue to be asked about whether Wednesday's fatal terror attack in Parliament could have been prevented if more officers had been armed.

Attention is focusing on how Khalid Masood was able to enter the Carriage Gates entrance of Parliament before he was confronted and ...

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Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows.

Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum.

The number of voter ...

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Deutsche Bank commits to new London office

Deutsche Bank has committed to moving to a new office in London, at a time when banks are assessing their place in the capital ahead of Brexit.

Germany's biggest lender is in exclusive talks for a 25-year lease on a new building.

Garth Ritchie, UK chief executive of Deutsche, told ...

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Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s, according to a study.

However, the report from accountancy firm PwC also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear.

It added that automation could create ...

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Scottish government to fund three IVF cycles on NHS

Patients referred to the NHS for fertility treatment in Scotland could be eligible for three full cycles of IVF treatment from next month.

The Scottish government said it would increase the number of IVF cycles available on the NHS for women under 40, from two to three.

Older women ...

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London attacker's mum's Carmarthenshire home searched

A Carmarthenshire home searched after the London terror attack belongs to the attacker's mother.

Police visited the house where Khalid Masood's mother lives along with properties in Birmingham and London on Thursday.

Four people were killed and dozens were hurt after Masood drove a ...

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Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get money back automatically under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.

Under the proposals, they would no longer have to "fight tooth and nail" to get "fair compensation", Ofcom said.

The plan, which is now ...

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London attack: What we know so far

Five people have died and 40 people have been injured in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament. Here is what we know so far.

At 14:40 GMT on Wednesday, the man police believe carried out the London attack, Khalid Masood, drove a car that he had hired from a depot in Birmingham ...

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London attack: 'Final' photo of killed PC Keith Palmer emerges

A "final" picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged.

The photograph was taken by American tourist Staci Martin who says she posed with the police officer 45 minutes before he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.

It has emerged ...

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'I put toast and cake back on the hospital menu'

Patients at Kingston Hospital, in south-west London, used to say the food was a major disappointment.

When patients were asked for feedback, the poor quality of hospital meals was mentioned more often than anything else.

So Duncan Burton decided to do something about it - starting ...

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Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave

Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to an analysis by the TUC.

The trade union body says only Ireland and Slovakia have worse "decently paid" entitlements.

It defines decently paid as two-thirds of a woman's salary or more than £840 a ...

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Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'

Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation.

Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale.

A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to ...

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'Last' cockle man Dave Bartram cancer diagnosis after Nottingham attack

A cockle man believed to be the only trader of his kind left in the UK has revealed being beaten up on his rounds inadvertently saved his life.

Dave Bartram, 70, who has toured Nottingham's pubs on foot for over 50 years, said his ribs were broken during an attempted robbery in early ...

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Moira Anderson search: No remains found in canal

No human remains have been found in the search of a canal for a schoolgirl who disappeared 60 years ago, police have said.

Police divers had been searching Monkland Canal in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in an effort to locate the remains of 11-year-old Moira Anderson.

Moira left ...

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Half of word SLOW 'outside permitted area' on Boxford road

Contractors have refused to finish off painting a "slow" sign as half of the word was "outside the permitted area".

UK Power Networks contractors repainted the "SL" after they laid down cabling and resurfaced part of Sand Hill in Boxford, near Ipswich.

They said the remainder of the ...

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Major pancreatic cancer study launched

A new pancreatic cancer project has been launched to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients.

Cancer Research have invested £10m in the PRECISION-Panc project, which aims to find quick ways of finding the right treatment for individual ...

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Strike action begins at Faslane and Coulport naval bases

Civilian staff at the Faslane and Coulport naval bases have begun a series of strikes in a dispute with Babcock Marine over workers' rights.

Unite members are taking part in a continuous overtime and on-call ban.

It coincides with "a series of staggered periods of strike action", ...

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Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson 'delighted' to join BBC board

Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson has said she is delighted to be invited to join the BBC board.

The Cardiff-born peer is one of five non-executive members named by the BBC for the new body.

Cardiff University professor Ian Hargreaves is also included on the unitary board, ...

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Mayfair window crush death: Kelvin Adsett guilty of manslaughter

A man has been convicted over the death of a woman who was crushed by window frames weighing more than half a tonne.

Lawyer Amanda Telfer, 43, died when three frames fell on her as she walked past a building site in London.

The frames had been left unprotected and unrestrained ...

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