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Should we ban nuts in public places?
Nuts are an on-the-go snacking staple, yet they are also potentially deadly to a small fraction of the UK population. So is it time to crack down on eating nuts in public and if so, where should we start? ...
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Labour MP faces backlash over women-only carriages idea

Women's rights groups and Labour colleagues have criticised a shadow minister for saying female-only train carriages should be considered.

Chris Williamson said they were an "idea worth exploring" to reduce sexual offences and create "safe spaces".

But Labour's former transport ...

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Cyclist 'blamed victim' after fatal London crash

A cyclist who knocked over and killed a woman posted on online forums the crash was "her fault", the Old Bailey heard.

Charlie Alliston, of Trothy Road, Bermondsey, was 18 when he allegedly hit Kim Briggs while going 20mph in central London in February 2016.

Mrs Briggs, 44, suffered ...

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'Wrong suitcase' picked up on bus was full of drugs

Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase packed with drugs which was "misplaced" on a bus in Dumfries.

It was mistakenly picked up by another passenger, who handed it in at the local Tourism Information Centre when he realised it was not his case.

Staff noticed a strange smell ...

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Cyclist guilty over pedestrian's death

Cyclist accused of killing woman on London street cleared of manslaughter but guilty of "wanton and furious driving"

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EU citizen detention letters sent in error

The Home Office sent about 100 letters "in error" to EU citizens living in the UK, saying they were liable for "detention".

The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, who has the right to live in the UK, received one of the letters.

Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg, who is married to a ...

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Boyfriend admits stabbing to death Santa tour worker in Lapland

The boyfriend of a Scottish woman stabbed to death in Lapland has admitted killing her - but claimed he has no memory of the attack.

A Finnish court was told Rebecca Johnson, 26, from Fife, was stabbed 10 times in the chest last December.

Karel Frybl, a 36-year-old Czech national, ...

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Sarah Smith to present BBC's Sunday Politics

BBC Scotland's Sarah Smith is to take over as the presenter of the Sunday Politics from Andrew Neil.

Smith will host the programme when it returns from its summer break on September 17 at 1100 BST.

The former Channel 4 News correspondent will combine her new role with her job as BBC ...

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Addiewell prison officers treated after Spice drug exposure

Two prison officers have been treated in hospital after inhaling second-hand smoke from the Spice drug in a West Lothian prison.

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said three officers were taken to hospital after the incident at HMP Addiewell on Saturday.

The drug is reported to be a ...

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Naomi Campbell shames Vogue over diversity

Naomi Campbell has criticised the lack of diversity among the staff at British Vogue under its previous editor.

The supermodel posted the magazine's last staff photo, which featured no black faces among the 55-strong team.

It was taken before Edward Enninful took the reins as the ...

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Grenfell Tower management 'to be removed' - Theresa May

The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of its responsibilities for the west London estate, the prime minister has said.

Theresa May said she had a "dignified" and "respectful" meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at least 80 people dead, on Tuesday ...

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Northern Ireland floods: More than 100 people rescued

More than 120 people had to be rescued in Northern Ireland after being trapped by overnight flooding.

The north west was worst affected, particularly Londonderry, as well as other parts of the county and Tyrone.

Firefighters rescued 93 people who were trapped by flood water in their ...

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How bad is the household bill squeeze?

Household bills are rising more slowly than the rate of inflation, new research has found.

The figures suggested that key elements of the "cost of living squeeze" may be less severe than previously thought.

Research by MoneySavingExpert, based on official data, revealed the rise in ...

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Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue

A debate has ignited in Australia over a statue of British explorer Captain James Cook, which has a plaque saying he "discovered this territory".

The 19th Century statue, in Sydney's central Hyde Park, has come under scrutiny following recent discussion over Confederate monuments in the ...

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Men linked to Birmingham 'gun or gang crime' named

The names of 18 men banned from parts of Birmingham for what police say are their links to "gun or gang crime" can be revealed by the BBC.

Interim injunctions were obtained by West Midlands Police, but the force had declined to reveal the men's identities until permanent orders were ...

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Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling

Eighteen men from two rival criminal groups have been targeted in what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction.

The men, aged between 19 and 29 and some in prison, are banned from parts of Birmingham and must register phones and vehicles with police.

The two-year orders ...

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Rescued piglets served up as sausages to firefighters

A litter of piglets whose bacon was saved from a barn fire has been served up as dinner to the firefighters who rescued them.

The 18 piglets and two sows survived the fire in Wiltshire in February, which saw 60 tonnes of hay catch fire.

In a potentially controversial move, farmer ...

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London Euston HS2 exhumation plan prompts memorial service

A memorial service is to be held for 60,000 people whose remains are due to be exhumed in London as part of the £55.7bn HS2 high-speed rail project.

It comes after Camden residents tried to save the St James' Gardens site, close to London Euston, which was a burial ground from 1790 until ...

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North should 'take control' of transport, says Grayling

The north of England's leaders should "take control" of their own transport networks, Chris Grayling has said.

Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the transport secretary said: "The success of northern transport depends on the North itself."

The article comes ahead of a transport summit ...

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Labour MP says 'merit' in women-only train carriages

Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said.

Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be "worth consulting" on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years.

However, Labour colleagues have ...

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Childcare website 'must be improved', says Morgan

The website parents in England use to apply for financial help with childcare must be improved, says Nicky Morgan who chairs the Treasury Committee, .

Parents first reported glitches with the Childcare Service website mid-May - just weeks after it was made live.

HM Revenue & ...

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