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Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart

A two-and-a-half-year-old in Newport is living 4,000 miles (6,440km) from his mother after she was refused a visa to join him in the UK.

Umair's mother, Pakistani national Riza, and his father, Newport-born Suhail, planned to live in Wales together after their marriage in 2014 but her visa ...

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UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

The UK's first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said.

It has been developed at Swansea University's Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two ...

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Reality Check: How many people are affected by May's offer?
Theresa May told other EU leaders on Thursday that a new "UK settled status" would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years, rights to stay and access to health, education and other benefits. ...
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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England's skin

Hill figures, emblazoned like scar tissue across England's undulating landscape, hark back to times when gods were honoured and appeased by grand gestures.

Although horses - and some well-endowed giants - are perhaps the most well-known hill figures there are also some more unusual ...

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'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'

When nine-year-old Niamh died, her mother, Gilli Davidson, knew how she wanted to say goodbye - and her local funeral director made it possible.

Niamh Storey Davidson was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour - a rare kidney cancer affecting children - when she was six.

For nearly three ...

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Armed Forces Day: Liverpool leads events across country

The UK's annual Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday, with the national event in Liverpool one of more than a record 300 across the country.

The day is billed as a chance for people to show their support for those connected with the armed forces.

Prime Minister Theresa May said ...

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Building society's account deadline axed

A deadline for the closure of current accounts with the Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) has been cancelled, with 30% of customers still to receive letters explaining the move.

It was announced in January that the building society's brand is to be abolished, some branches closed, and ...

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Camden flats: Confusion as evacuation begins

As the sun set on Swiss Cottage, there was frustration among residents of the Chalcots estate.

With five tower blocks being evacuated, the streets were teeming with neighbours, children, and cameramen.

Camden Council employees wearing hi-viz vests stood outside the Taplow tower, ...

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Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest.

Virgin Media's Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers.

But experts raised ...

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Sex game gas mask death: Kevin Adams guilty of manslaughter

A man whose sexual partner died after he left him tied up with a gas mask on his face has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Dohoon Kim, 36, was found dead on the bedroom floor after meeting friend Kevin Adams, 52, at Mr Adams' home in Swindon for sex in June 2015.

Bristol Crown ...

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Sally Hodkin murder: Failings led to killing by Nicola Edgington

A series of NHS and police failings led to the brutal murder of a woman by a psychiatric patient, a report has found.

Nicola Edgington attacked Sally Hodkin, 58, with a butcher's knife in Bexleyheath, south London, in 2011.

The attack happened six years after Edgington had killed her ...

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Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years

Hourly pay rates for Tesco store staff will rise by 10.5% over the next two years, the supermarket has said.

But pay remains lower than at Aldi and Lidl and overtime pay on Sundays and Bank Holidays is being cut.

Currently Tesco workers are paid £7.62 an hour, which will rise to ...

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Camden flats to be evacuated over cladding

More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of safety concerns over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Camden Council says residents in flats in five towers on the Chalcots estate will be moved for "urgent ...

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Cladding to be removed from 10 London tower blocks

Thermal cladding is to be removed from 12 London tower blocks as a precaution following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Tests are being carried out on cladding for about 600 high rises in England and a high rise in Camden's Chalcots estate has been evacuated as a precaution.

Six London ...

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Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops UK chart

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week's chart - despite only being released on Wednesday morning.

More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to support victims' families and ...

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Brexit, the EU and UK lives: More questions than answers

What do you want to know about the Brexit talks?

As EU citizens living in the UK and UK expats in other EU states continue to ponder their futures, Brexit negotiations have started in Brussels.

Over the past year, we have been inviting you to send in your questions about the whole ...

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Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty

A father who fought a long-running legal battle after taking his daughter on a term-time holiday to Disney World Florida has been found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

Jon Platt was convicted of failing to secure his child's regular attendance.

He lost an earlier legal challenge ...

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The 'Aggressive Brexiteer': Would I still vote Leave?

It is a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union and Brexit negotiations are under way.

Since the initial fall-out there has been a legal challenge and a general election.

While everyone waits to see exactly what will happen, Leave voter Paul Austin has told the BBC why ...

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'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

Lisa Dennis is looking at photos of her daughter Olivia - a blonde girl with a radiant smile.

These are special moments, frozen in time. Olivia died four years ago, aged 10, after having an asthma attack.

Her parents did not even know their gymnastics-loving daughter had the ...

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Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims

Pupils in schools in London and other parts of England are wearing green to show support for those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The campaign is asking pupils and staff to give £1 to charity in exchange for wearing something green for the day.

The idea arose when students ...

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Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'

European leaders have criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit - with one senior figure claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them.

European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was "below expectations" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been ...

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