Herald Series

Man shares photo of ‘genuinely nice bloke’ Keith Palmer after officer’s murder

A man who met Pc Keith Palmer has said his murder “sent a shiver down my spine” as he shared a photo of himself and his daughters with the officer outside the Houses of Parliament.

In a post on Facebook, Andrew Thorogood, 41, a jeweller from Alice Springs, Northern Territory in ...

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Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal to learn fate next Tuesday

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan must wait until next week to learn his fate.

Five judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London have been urged to free Sergeant Alexander Blackman from jail following the reduction of his ...

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Two more held in Westminster terror probe as police piece together killer’s past

Two further “significant” arrests have been made in connection with the Westminster attack as detectives mount a huge investigation to establish what triggered terrorist Khalid Masood’s murderous rampage.

Scotland Yard’s top anti-terror officer, Mark Rowley, said ...

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Panel criticises Manchester City over anti-doping rule breaches

Manchester City broke the Football Association’s anti-doping regulations three times in less than five months last year and failed to heed a written warning sent three weeks before the final breach.

City were charged with breaking the FA’s ‘whereabouts’ rules in ...

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Nick Kyrgios has high expectations as Australian joins Queen’s line-up

Nick Kyrgios says he is expecting “big things on grass this year” after joining the field for the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.

The 22-year-old Australian has attracted more negative headlines than positive since breaking through in spectacular fashion by reaching ...

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Chris Smalling injury results in first England call-up for Ben Gibson

Chris Smalling has been forced out of the England squad through injury, leading Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson to receive his first call-up.

Gareth Southgate was already facing a defensive headache for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania as Gary Cahill, the skipper in ...

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Arsene Wenger’s new contract more important than player deals, says Robert Pires

Robert Pires believes Arsene Wenger signing a new deal at Arsenal is more important than extending the contracts of star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Gunners boss Wenger has yet to announce whether he will agree to a new two-year contract which is currently on the table, despite ...

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Great British Bake Off quarter finalists whisks up a treat as second food festival comes to Didcot

A GREAT British Bake Off contestant is whisking up a treat in Didcot as the food festival returns for its second year.

Following the success of the three-day-event at the Cornerstone last November, Christine Wallace is determined to make this year's event a 'showstopper.'


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Social workers ‘expand hours and miss lunch amid struggle with heavy workloads’

Social workers are struggling under the strain of heavy workloads, putting in longer hours and going without lunch breaks, a study has found.

A survey of over 2,000 workers found that more than half blamed staff shortages, with many saying they felt “over the limit”.

Two ...

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Woman fighting to divorce husband after nearly 40 years loses latest round

A woman who wants to divorce her husband of nearly 40 years has lost the latest round of an “extraordinarily unusual” court fight.

Tini Owens had failed to persuade a family court judge to allow her to divorce husband Hugh Owens.

Judge Robin Tolson published a ruling last ...

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Corrie McKeague search continues at landfill site

A search team trawling a landfill site in the investigation into missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been through more than 845 tonnes of waste.

Suffolk Police said that officers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were now working with the force, as the search nears the end of ...

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Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal ‘should be freed’

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan should now be freed, leading judges have heard.

The plea for the release of Sergeant Alexander Blackman was made by his QC at the start of a sentencing hearing in London on Friday.

A panel of ...

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Demand for David Hockney exhibition sees Tate Britain open until midnight

Tate Britain will be opening its doors until midnight for the first time to cope with demand for its David Hockney exhibition.

The retrospective on the British painter, 79, has been one of the most popular shows in the gallery’s history.

It became the fastest pre-selling Tate ...

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Hundreds of rail passengers forced to walk along tracks after power failure

Hundreds of rail passengers on a packed train had to walk along tracks when they were evacuated after being stuck for almost two hours because of a power failure.

The London Overground service left Queens Road Peckham in south-east London at 8.35am on Friday, but slowed and stopped a few ...

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Arsenal and Bayern Munich fined by UEFA over fans’ behaviour

Arsenal and Bayern Munich have both been hit with UEFA fines after their Champions League last 16 tie at the Emirates Stadium on March 7.

The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by the Bundesliga champions in the second-leg meeting, with the game interrupted by a pitch invader.

The result ...

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Joe Rothwell bidding to shine for Oxford United in final Wembley audition

JOE Rothwell says everyone in the Oxford United starting line-up tomorrow will be treating it as their final audition to make the side for Wembley.

Head coach Michael Appleton has used the four games before the Checkatrade Trophy final to give all those in the frame a chance to ...

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Days numbered for ’round pound’ as new 12-sided coin makes debut

A new 12-sided £1 coin starts to enter circulation next week, as the old “round pound” will not be around for much longer.

The new coin, which enters circulation from Tuesday, has been described as the most secure coin in the world. It boasts high-tech features, including a ...

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Playground joy for disabled Isaac, 8, after twin Naomi swings into action

Days after an eight-year-old girl wrote a letter to her local council accusing it of “forgetting” her disabled twin brother when it installed new park equipment, a suitable swing has been put in place.

Naomi and Isaac Gwynne both have autism, but visual impairment due to a ...

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Train evacuated after passengers trapped for an hour by power failure

Passengers on a packed train were evacuated after being stuck for more than an hour because of a power failure.

The London Overground service left Queens Road Peckham in south-east London at 8.35am on Friday, but slowed and stopped shortly afterwards, and most of the lights went ...

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In video: Two Arsenal fans divided over Arsene Wenger’s future

Two Arsenal fans sit down for a pint and discuss what has become a divisive issue at the north London club; Should the man they fondly dubbed the professor almost 21 years ago remain at the helm for Arsenal next season?

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Plunkett in confident mood as ‘flying’ England hunt Champions Trophy success

Liam Plunkett claims England are “flying” as they bid to become world-beaters again at this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy.

England have won just one global tournament in their history, but Plunkett reports they are fancying their chances of doubling up in June.

The ...

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