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Customer found wire from scouring pad in chicken shawarma

A fast-food restaurant sold a kebab that contained a wire from a scouring pad.

A shocked customer found the metal inside his order from Chunki Chicken, on Linthorpe Road, in Middlesbrough, in September 2016.

He then called Environmental Health Officers and after carrying out an ...

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Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats

A blind man claims he was made to sit on the floor for two-and-a-half hours on a Virgin train because passengers wouldn’t get out of the disabled seats.

Roger Debman, 56, claims a conductor told him and his guide dog to ‘sit there’ – the floor – while able-bodied passengers sat ...

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Teenager, 16, stabbed in broad daylight at Westminster college

A teenage boy has been stabbed at a college in Westminster.

Police were called to the central London college shortly before 3pm following reports that a 16-year-old had been taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Scotland Yard said it is awaiting an update on the teen’s ...

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This pub is offering free turkey dinner to anyone on their own this Christmas

Presents, booze and partying – it’s often easy to get carried away with these things on Christmas Day. 

But one pub is reminding us exactly what it should be about by setting this very good example.

The Alexandra pub, in Wimbledon, has announced it will be offering a ...

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Fatalities feared as helicopter and plane collide mid-air near Buckinghamshire manor house

A helicopter and plane have crashed mid-air in Buckinghamshire.

Fatalities are feared following the incident, after police said that crash investigators are being sent to the scene, but the priority is being placed on saving lives.

Seven fire crews have rushed to the scene following ...

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Astrophysicist claims time travel could be possible – but with one catch

Time travel has been the holy grail of science for centuries but it could finally be within our grasp.

There is just one problem, we might not be able to return to the present from the past.

Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel has outlined in his blog Starts With a Bang how the theoretical ...

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5,400 people oppose affluent town’s plan to fine homeless people for begging

An affluent town’s plan to stop begging on its streets could see homeless people being fined.

The idea to financially target some of the most vulnerable people in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has sparked thousands of people into action.

The local authority said the plans, which ...

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Man, 23, crushed to death in machine that compacts newspapers into square bales

A 23-year-old man has been crushed to death at a recycling plant in Cornwall.

He fell into a baling machine that compacts newspapers and cans into square bales.

Police are investigating how the victim became trapped in machinery at the H&A recycling unit in Redruth ...

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Bakery used dirty tennis racket to mash potatoes

A bakery has been handed a hefty £152,000 fine after it was found to be mashing potatoes with a tennis racket.

Doce Bakers and Sweet Mahal, which shared the same premises, had an ongoing pest problem and filthy floors and equipment.

Enfield Council officers first visited the ...

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Top official in House of Lords is a woman for the first time in 650-year history

A woman has been appointed to the role of Black Rod in the House of Lords for the first time in history.

Sarah Clarke is the first female to hold the title in its 650-year history and her appointment has been approved by the Queen.

She will formally take over the position when its ...

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Dad killed two children with petrol-soaked cloth before trying to blow up home

A dad is facing life in jail after being found guilty of murdering his two children and trying to burn his wife to death in a house fire.

Taxi driver Endris Mohammed, 47, tried to set his family home ablaze after smothering his young son and daughter with a petrol-soaked rag.

He then ...

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Blue Light Day celebrates heroic emergency services in year hit by terror

The people who run towards danger in an emergency to keep us safe are being celebrated today.

Blue Light Day is giving the public a chance to pay tribute to all the emergency services who put their lives on the line every day.

Their work has been in particular focus this year after a ...

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Hospital meals that will actually make you want to be sick

King Edward VII’s Hospital has got some of the best food going.

OK, you would expect that considering it’s a private hospital and treats the royal family, but still.

Patients at the institute in Marylebone, London, have been taking pictures of their extravagant meals and ...

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Toddler left fighting for life after catching herpes from a kiss

A little boy was left fighting for his life after he contracted herpes from a kiss.

Parker fell ill earlier this year, but he was turned away by doctors three times before they realised something was wrong with him.

It was only recognised when his mum Maria, 22, rushed him to ...

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What is Blue Light Day? Twitter pays homage to emergency services today

Today is Blue Light Day and people have been paying tribute to the work done by the country’s emergency services.

#BlueLightDay is trending on Twitter and the police, fire and ambulance have been posting messages to acknowledge their great work.

BBC Radio 5 live have been ...

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New council gritter could be called ‘Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney’

Forget Brexit, this is the poll that could really divide a nation.

Doncaster council is holding a final vote to determine what its new gritters will be called.

The choices are inspiring.

One of the machines will be called ‘Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney’ ...

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Explosive book claims Prince Philip has cheated on the Queen multiple times

An explosive book claims that Prince Philip has cheated on the Queen multiple times.

The book, released ahead of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th wedding anniversary, alleges that he had a string of extra-marital affairs with high-profile women – including well-known ...

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Couple find tree roots in bedroom wall of new council house

Tree roots are apparently growing out of the wall of this couple’s bedroom.

Sarah Robinson, 20, and Scott Simpson, 26, were left baffled after finding the mysterious plant at their council house in Great Hoggett Drive, in Beeston, Nottingham.

The couple now fear the tree roots ...

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Military dog awarded top medal after helping to save troops in Afghanistan

A military dog who helped save the lives of troops in Afghanistan has received the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal for his bravery.

Mali, a Belgian Malinois, was recognised for his heroic actions during a highly sensitive military operation in 2012, where he assisted an assault force in ...

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Meghan Markle ‘plans to move dogs to UK so she can live with Prince Harry’

Meghan Markle’s beloved dogs might be joining her across the pond in another sign that she wants to move in with Prince Harry.

Bogart and Guy are back at the Suits star’s home in Toronto, Canada, but they are believed to be heading to Britain to find a new home at Kensington ...

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Wannabe Santas put through their paces at Father Christmas school

Wannabe Santas are currently training hard at special schools around the world.

We’re not quite sure how you get on to the courses but it seems you need to have a decent beard and sizeable stomach.

Pictures showed the students learning how to be the perfect Father Christmas at ...

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