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Hemsby cliff-top homes remain in 'precarious position'

Cliff-top homes in danger of collapsing into the sea off the Norfolk coast remain in a "precarious position", a council leader has said.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council leader Graham Plant said it was "too dangerous" for residents of 13 chalets close to the cliff edge to return.

The ...

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Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a collision involving three vehicles in south-west London.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake at 15:59 GMT.

The ambulance service and London Fire Brigade ...

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Mariam Moustafa death: Rome prosecutor opens investigation

Prosecutors in Rome have opened an investigation into the death of an 18-year-old student in Nottingham.

Mariam Moustafa, an Egyptian national who was born in Rome, died on Wednesday after she was assaulted by a group of women on 20 February.

The Rome prosecutor has asked the UK ...

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Fergus Walsh

Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis.

Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms.

It involves wiping out a patient's immune system using cancer drugs and then ...

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Stem cell transplant 'game changer' for MS patients

Doctors say a stem cell transplant could be a "game changer" for many patients with multiple sclerosis.

Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms.

It involves wiping out a patient's immune system using cancer drugs and then ...

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Fixed-odds maximum bet should be cut, say MPs

There is an "overwhelming" case to reduce the maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 per spin, a trio of MPs has said.

Government estimates suggest a £2 cap could lead to a £5.5bn loss in tax revenues over the next 10 years.

But MPs Iain Duncan Smith, ...

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Brexit: Commons committee split over transition call

A call to extend the Brexit transition period if more time is needed to agree a UK-EU trade deal has split a key Commons committee.

Its report says it is "difficult to see" how trade and other agreements can be negotiated in time.

But Brexit-backing members of the committee refused ...

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Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'

A "recently-born" baby boy has been left in the waiting area of an emergency department for hospital staff to find, police say.

States of Jersey Police said it happened at about 05:40 GMT at Jersey General Hospital.

The baby still had the umbilical cord attached but was medically ...

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UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher.

Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize worth $1m (£720,000).

She has spoken of the hardship and overcrowded housing ...

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Secret society and funny handshakes or brotherhood of man?

Freemasons have long been regarded as a secretive men-only society with arcane rituals, but Scottish lodges have broken with centuries of tradition to open their doors to the BBC.

Some dismiss it as a club full of funny handshakes and raised trouser legs but to others it is the heart of ...

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Disappearing clothing banks leave charities devastated

Charities have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds after 750 clothing banks were taken from car parks, says the Textile Recycling Association.

Recycling companies working with them say sometimes up to 20 a week have gone missing in the last year across England, Wales and Northern ...

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Salisbury attack: How much of the UK's gas comes from Russia?

In Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May was questioned on the measures she was taking in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

Conservative MP Stephen Crabb asked: "Is she aware that Britain has recently started to receive shipments of liquefied natural gas, and ...

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Tracy Beaker and four other children's book characters who grew up
Almost three decades after we first got a glimpse into the life of Tracy Beaker, the wily, headstrong girl who rode the ups and downs of life in care, author Jacqueline Wilson is bringing Tracy back - as an adult. ...
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Spy poisoning: Russia stockpiling nerve agent, says Johnson

Russia has been stockpiling the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter for a decade, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said.

He also dismissed a suggestion by Russia's EU ambassador that the agent might have come from a UK laboratory.

Vladimir Chizhov had said ...

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Who are the World War One soldiers in Phillipstown photo?
Whistling a tune he had heard his German captors sing, the Welsh soldier boldly strolled out of the gates of the prisoner of war camp he had been held for 15 months during the shift change of the guards. ...
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Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

All homes in Scotland are set to to have a minimum number of smoke alarms after a 30-year-old law is amended.

Changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act are being made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze in which 71 died.

Currently, the most rigorous standards are applied to new-build ...

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Eleven rescued after boats capsize on River Stour, Dorset

A total of 11 people, including nine teenagers, have been rescued from a river after three boats capsized in bad weather in Dorset.

Two rowing boats and a safety boat capsized on the River Stour at Iford, Bournemouth, shortly after 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

The 11 were reported to be in ...

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More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones. ...
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Russia spy: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Russia's EU ambassador has suggested a UK research laboratory could be the source of the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter.

Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Russia had "nothing to do" with the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei Skripal and his ...

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UK set for second day of snow and ice

Snow and ice is expected to bring a second day of disruption to air and road travel in parts of the UK.

Met Office amber warnings of a possible risk to life are in place in south-west England, south-east and mid-Wales and the West Midlands all day, where 5-10 cm of snow is forecast to fall ...

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Revellers injured as car driven into Gravesend nightclub

A number of people have been injured after a man drove a car into a busy nightclub, police have said.

The driver was believed to have been asked to leave the club in Gravesend following an earlier altercation, Kent Police said.

Officers were called to Blake's in Queen Street at 23:47 ...

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