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As National Album Day launches, here's why 'albums need protecting'

In three months' time Britain will be marking its first ever National Album Day.

The event on 13 October, which is backed by BBC Music, will "celebrate all aspects of the UK's love of the album".

It'll come at the end of a week of gigs, programmes and listening parties across the ...

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Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: UK stance 'a rare decision'

The UK's opposition to the death penalty has not changed, the security minister has said, amid questions about the fate of two Islamic State suspects.

Ben Wallace said a "rare decision" had been taken "not to require assurances" over the death penalty in the case of Alexanda Kotey and El ...

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Bob Higgins trial: Ex-football coach guilty of sex assault charge

A former Southampton football club youth coach has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young trainee.

Bob Higgins, 65, was found not guilty of another count of the same offence.

The jury at Winchester Crown Court did not reach verdicts on 48 other counts of the same charge ...

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Heathrow scanner trial could bring end to airport liquid ban

A trial of new scanners at Heathrow Airport could herald the end of hand luggage liquid restrictions in the UK.

The machines take a 3D X-ray, allowing security staff to check items without requiring them to be removed from bags, and can detect explosives.

The worldwide rules began ...

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Man dies after robbed on mobility scooter in Crawley street

An elderly man who suffered a heart attack after he was robbed in the street has died.

The 77-year-old fell from his mobility scooter in the attack in The Boulevard, Crawley, on Sunday.

A 36-year-old man from Crawley and two men, aged 41 and 25, both of no fixed address, were ...

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Nottingham fairground ride crash injures woman

A carriage on a city centre fairground ride crashed to the ground injuring an 18-year-old woman.

She was on the Crazy Wave ride in Nottingham's Old Market Square shortly before 21:00 BST on Sunday when the crash happened.

An eyewitness said the ride continued for about half a ...

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Tesco plans for mystery new-format stores

Tesco is planning to open a number of stores in a mystery new format.

The store chain, the country's biggest food retailer, would not comment, but there are strong hints the new-look stores will be aimed at challenging discounters, such as Aldi and Lidl.

A whole range of jobs are on ...

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Bright colours at funerals 'unfair on children'

Bereaved Sky News presenter Colin Brazier has questioned wearing bright colours at funerals, saying it can be "unfair on children".

The newsreader's wife, Jo, died from breast cancer earlier this month.

Writing a piece in the Spectator, Mr Brazier said he is "ill at ease" with some ...

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The dried parks and parched lawns of Britain

This summer many of the UK's outdoor spaces have turned from lush green to a dry, yellow-brown.

These images from the past week demonstrate the dramatic impact that the heatwave is having on the British landscape.

All photographs subject to copyright.

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Trowbridge platform edge child not in danger, says dad

The father of a boy photographed with his head over the edge of a railway station platform says his son was never in danger.

Ian Stanton, 46, said a picture posted online which has since gone viral did not portray the incident in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, accurately.

Tim Brown, who ...

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Cwmbran drink-driver stole minibus with passengers on

A "completely drunk" driver has been jailed for stealing a minibus with three passengers on board.

James Powell, 30, jumped into the bus at Cwmbran train station in January while its driver was unloading luggage.

He then drove at "dangerous speeds" with three women on board, running ...

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Boris Johnson blames Sadiq Khan for London knife crime 'scandal'

Boris Johnson has said his successor as London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, must take responsibility for knife crime in the capital.

Mr Johnson, who was mayor until 2016, said it was a "scandal" that the murder rate in London was higher than in New York in February.

In a newspaper article, he ...

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Murder probe after man stabbed to death in Grangetown, Cardiff

A murder investigation has been launched after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death.

Police were called to reports of a serious assault in a front garden at a house in Corporation Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, at about 02:00 BST on Monday.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds and ...

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London mayoral race: Tories shortlist three candidates

The Conservatives have announced a shortlist of three people in the battle to be the party's London mayoral candidate in 2020.

The trio are London Assembly members Shaun Bailey and Andrew Boff, and Ealing councillor Joy Morrissey.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis ...

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'It was right to report rape even though my attacker was cleared'
When Sarah found the courage to tell police she had been raped by a man she knew, she cooperated with the authorities and gave evidence in court - only to see him cleared by a jury. He is innocent in the eyes of the law, but she maintains he attacked her. So where does this leave her now? ...
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Drag teen banned from Dudley school talent show

A 14-year-old boy was banned from performing his drag act at his school's end-of-year talent show.

Lewis Bailey, who performs as Athena Heart, was told by Castle High School and Visual Arts College in Dudley that his performance was not permitted, a day before it was to go ahead.

He ...

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Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: UK 'will not block death penalty'

The UK will not block the death penalty in the case of two men accused of being Islamic State members, a leaked letter from the home secretary has said.

In the letter to the US attorney general, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, Sajid Javid said the UK would not ask for "assurances" over ...

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Margaret Hodge stands by anti-Semitism attack on Corbyn

Labour veteran Dame Margaret Hodge has stood by her criticism of Jeremy Corbyn - as the party prepares for a crunch meeting on anti-Semitism later.

She said she had always disagreed with those who called Mr Corbyn an anti-Semite but "people have to be judged on what they do and not what ...

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Barclays plans 2,500 new jobs in Glasgow

Barclays has unveiled plans to create up to 2,500 jobs at a new hub in Glasgow, in a major boost to Scotland's financial services sector.

The bank will house its technology, functions and operations teams at a campus at the planned Buchanan Wharf development on the banks of the ...

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Ryanair profits hit by higher wage costs

Ryanair says its profits in the April to June quarter have been hit by higher wage costs as the airline faces strikes by staff over pay and conditions.

It said higher oil prices and a fall in fares also dented profits, which fell 20% to €319m (£285m).

Ryanair is facing more ...

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Wolf Alice and James Bay want plastic wrap ditched on records

However many records you've got, there's still something exciting about tearing off the cellophane cover on a new album.

But there are demands for that cellophane cover to be scrapped.

Along with things like plastic straws, shopping bags and water bottles, there are growing calls to ...

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