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Fire crews remain at Llangollen gorse mountain blaze

Fire crews have been battling a mountain fire in Denbighshire since Friday evening.

The blaze broke out among the gorse and bracken at Llangollen at about 22:00 GMT and affected 50,000 sq metres.

It is being allowed to burn out under surveillance, with one appliance remaining at the ...

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Disabled mum who killed herself failed by benefits agency

A woman whose disabled daughter killed herself after her benefit payments were stopped has called for officials to be prosecuted over their failings.

Jodey Whiting, 42, of Stockton, Teesside, took her life in 2017 when her payments were halted because she missed a capability ...

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Fine warning as HMRC delays tax return penalty letters

Taxpayers who missed January's self-assessment deadline might see increased fines because of a delay in sending out penalty notices, experts have warned.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) normally sends warnings in February, but this year some may go out from late April.

From 1 May the ...

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'Multiple vehicles' in motorway crash

The M8 motorway in Glasgow has been closed westbound following a crash involving "multiple vehicles".

Police officers, firefighters and the ambulance service were called to the collision at about 12:15.

Eyewitnesses have reported that up to nine cars are involved.

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Four charged over power cut at Margate's QEQM hospital

Four men have been charged over damage to cables that left a hospital's emergency department without power.

Ambulances were diverted from The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate and patients were urged not to attend A&E during the shutdown.

The men have ...

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Field searched in possible link to Linda Razzell murder

A field is being searched by police probing a potential link to the disappearance of a mother of four missing since 2002.

Linda Razzell was last seen on her way to work in Swindon.

The 41-year-old's body has never been found but her husband, Glyn, was sentenced to life for her ...

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Why we're giving up on dating apps to find love

Swiping right on dating apps is used by millions to find love, but many report feeling frustrated by the process.

Tinder has more than 50 million active users worldwide, according to App Annie analysts.

But apps are the least preferred way to meet someone new despite about half of 16 ...

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Beavers to become protected species in Scotland

Beavers will become a protected species in Scotland from May, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said.

The long-awaited and controversial move - opposed by many farmers - follows extensive wrangling over how their numbers should be managed.

Farming leaders have raised ...

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Most mortgages go to first-time buyers, Halifax research shows

First-time buyers now make up the majority of home purchases bought with a mortgage in the UK, figures show.

The Halifax bank said the last time such a situation existed was 1995.

Its research found Pendle in Lancashire and Copeland in Cumbria were the most affordable areas, with ...

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NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money.

The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally.

They cost the NHS about £6.6m a year, because only one service provider supports ...

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Brexit and identity in NI: A delicate issue

Much of the debate about Brexit has been focused on the Irish border and what it will look like after the UK leaves the EU.

But Brexit will also have consequences for identity - specifically, the rights of British and Irish citizens in Northern Ireland after it happens.

Identity has ...

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Man and woman killed in south London crash

A man and a woman in their 70s died after their car was hit by a van which was being pursued by police in south London.

The crash happened on Footscray Road, Eltham, just after midnight.

Scotland Yard said officers had spotted the Ford Transit van being driven "erratically at speed" ...

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Jamie Genevieve: Don't call me an 'influencer'

In just four years Jamie Genevieve has gone from department store make-up girl to social media sensation, amassing more than a million Instagram followers and 750,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Jamie has a lipstick named after her and works closely with "about 15" of the world's top beauty ...

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How are MPs deselected?

Deselection is the buzzword sending a shiver down the spine of MPs in both main parties as local activists, fired up over Brexit, flex their muscles.

Six of the nine former Labour MPs who quit the party, unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and the party's handling of anti-Semitism, ...

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Car industry: What's behind recent closures?

Honda UK is closing its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan are also cutting production and jobs. So what's going on?

Honda's Swindon plant is the UK's fourth-largest car factory.

Honda Civic hatchbacks are made there. The model was ...

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How Queer as Folk broke the mould for gays on TV

When Queer as Folk landed on screens 20 years ago, it immediately divided opinion.

It portrayed the lives of three central characters living in Manchester's Gay Village in a frank, funny and explicit way that had never been seen on screens before.

But gay campaign groups protested at ...

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Man charged over Portsmouth police officer park stabbing

A man has been charged over the stabbing of a police officer in a park in Portsmouth.

The 56-year-old officer was on patrol in Stamshaw Park when he was wounded in the back on Thursday afternoon.

Michael Enzanga, from London, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with ...

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Ministers spend £100m on Brexit consultant contracts

The government has agreed contracts worth £104m for outside help on Brexit, according to analysis for the BBC.

Since the EU referendum, Whitehall has hired companies to do consultancy work to prepare for the UK's EU exit.

Companies with the most valuable Brexit contracts include ...

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Will Gompertz reviews: Only Fools and Horses The Musical ★★☆☆☆

There is much to like about Only Fools and Horses The Musical: the premise, the songs, the optimism.

The revolving set is good, too - moving the action seamlessly from the Nags Head Pub to the Trotters' high-rise council flat in Peckham, South London. It's all cushdy, as Del Boy would ...

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Flexible working: Labour pledges new employee rights

Labour would give workers the right to choose their working hours from their first day in a new job, the party's equalities spokeswoman is to say.

Employers would be required to allow their employees to work flexibly from day one, Dawn Butler will tell the party's Women's Conference ...

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Amber Peat inquest: Mother gave 'little consideration' for welfare

The mother and stepfather of a 13-year-old girl who hanged herself gave "very little, if any, consideration" to her welfare, a coroner has said.

Amber Peat's mum and stepdad also demonstrated little "emotional warmth" towards her, Coroner Laurinda Bower added.

Returning a narrative ...

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