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Tommy Robinson and Julian Assange ‘are neighbours in Belmarsh prison’

Tommy Robinson has allegedly been swapping sob stories with Julian Assange from their prison cells.

Robinson, 36, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sent to HMP Belmarsh after being found guilty of contempt of court earlier this month.

Assange is also jailed in the London prison as ...

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Murder probe as man dies in Cardiff city centre

A murder probe has been launched after a man died in Cardiff early this morning.

The main street for nightlife in the city was cordoned off while officers investigated what happened.

A number of officers and the police helicopter remain at the scene with a cordon in place while the ...

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Rose West moved to new prison after ‘serial killer threatened to murder her’

Child killer Rose West has been moved to another prison after fellow serial killer Joanna Dennehy threatened to murder her, it is claimed.

Dennehy has just been transferred to top-security Low Newton, where West, 65, has been detained for over a decade.

Management at the jail feared ...

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Boris Johnson ‘orders taxpayer-funded bed’ after saying he ‘doesn’t have any stuff’

Boris Johnson has been slammed for spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on new furniture ahead of his expected move into Number 10.

Mr Johnson allegedly told civil servants he ‘didn’t have any stuff’ because his estranged wife kept all of his belongings when he moved ...

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Who is Buchi Emecheta and why is she today’s Google Doodle?

Buchi Emecheta is the latest author to be celebrated as part of a Google Doodle.

She is a celebrated writer in both the UK and Nigeria after writing several books about her life as an immigrant single mother living in London.

Buchi faced several struggles while trying to raise her ...

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Philip Hammond will resign next week before Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will resign from the government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson becomes the next Prime Minister.

He said that assuming Mr Johnson replaces Theresa May at Number 10 next week, he would not be able to serve in his government due to conflicting views over a ...

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You can now check out if your landlord is dodgy before renting a home

Renters will be able to check whether a potential landlord has been blacklisted under new government plans.

Housing campaigners have welcomed proposals to make its ‘Rogue Landlords Database’ public, offering renters a ‘better chance of protecting themselves and their ...

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Boy, 15, seriously injured in drive-by shooting outside McDonald’s

Police have launched a major investigation after a 15-year-old boy was shot in Coventry city centre.

Detectives said the youngster was standing near McDonald’s when a motorbike carrying a number of people drove past and a weapon was fired.

The shooting happened in Cross Cheaping at ...

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Prince George’s cutest pictures as he is about to turn six

It’s time for a birthday, with Prince George about to turn six years old.

The oldest of William and Kate’s children, and third in line to the throne, will celebrate tomorrow.

Kensington Palace is expected to release a birthday portrait of the prince, to commemorate his ...

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UK will be hotter than Ibiza next week as summer holidays begin

Britain is set to bask in a heat wave next week that could see temperatures rise as high as 34C – hotter than Ibiza.

The hot spell, caused by a swell of warm air pushing up from the continent, is predicted to see the mercury soar into the mid-30s across parts of the south by Tuesday and ...

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Dad dies on holiday with son, 13, leaving pregnant wife heartbroken

Tributes have been paid to a role model police officer who died while on holiday in Scotland with his teenage son.

Father-of-three Shazad Saddique, 38, was at the Fairy Pools, a popular tourist attraction on the Isle of Skye, when he died suddenly.

He was with his son, 13, at the ...

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Teacher who told pupil, 9, he’d ‘end up stacking shelves’ cleared of misconduct

A primary school teacher who was sacked after telling a nine-year-old he would ‘end up stacking shelves’ has been cleared of misconduct.

Steven Walker, 32, reportedly also made his class play a game of ‘girl touch’ and punished two pupils by making them face the wall at Queen ...

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Britain invites Saudi Arabia to world’s largest arms fair despite it being ‘unlawful’

The British government has invited Saudi Arabia to the world’s largest arms fair, going against a court ruling.

In June, judges ruled that the sale of weapons to the Saudi state for use in the war on Yemen, was ‘irrational and therefore unlawful’.

Graham Stuart, the minister ...

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Tornado ravages Manchester homes causing roofs to fly at cars

A woman has described the moment a tornado struck her home and sent roof tiles flying.

Nicola Sloan-Graham said she heard an ‘almighty bang’ during the freak weather which disrupted her street just after 5pm on Friday night.

Residents have now dubbed the area ‘Tornado Alley’ ...

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Thieves slash dog with machete after she tries to defend puppies

A dog who tried to defend her puppies from machete-wielding thieves was slashed in the cheek before they ran off with her newborns.

The two armed men managed to get into the north Manchester flat at around 9.30am on Saturday, after following a man inside and attacking him.

They then ...

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HS2 railway could go £30,000,000,000 over budget

HS2 could end up costing £85 billion –  £30 billion over the original budget. 

The chairman of the high-speed railway service has written to the Department for Transport to warn that it cannot be completed for the original sum.

The Financial Times said Allan Cook, who is ...

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More than 1,000 female McDonald’s workers have been sexually harassed, say campaigners

A toxic culture of sexual harassment is prevalent in McDonald’s stores in the UK, with predatory employees moved to different stores rather than being sacked, according to workers.

The allegations from at least 1,000 women, range from managers repeatedly making sexual comments, brushing ...

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British Airways suspends all flights to Cairo for 7 days as ‘security precaution’

British Airways has suddenly cancelled all flights to Cairo amid security concerns.

Passengers ready to board a flight from London Heathrow to the Egyptian capital today were turned away after the flight was cancelled.

They were then told there would be no alternative flights for a ...

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Moment balaclava-clad Iran commandos storm British tanker

A newly released video shows the moment Iranian marine commandos descend onto the deck of a seized British tanker.

The footage, released by an Iranian news agency, shows the balaclava-clad men rappelling down from a chopper to seize the tanker.

The British-flagged Stena Impero, which ...

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‘Kitesurfer’ dies after falling onto beach wall in ‘tragic accident’

A man has died after falling onto a beach wall ‘in a tragic accident’ on the south-east coast of England.

It is believed the man was a kite surfer who was blown into the concrete wall and sustained ‘serious injuries’.

Police were called to Camber Sands near Rye, east Sussex, ...

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Major fire at factory in Birmingham

Fire crews are tackling a large blaze at an industrial building in Birmingham.

Plumes of smoke could be seen up to 15 miles away, with members of the public told to stay indoors.

A total of 45 firefighters raced to the scene on Western Road, Winson Green, this ...

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