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British climber warned of fatal Everest overcrowding days before he died

A British climber who became the latest person to die on Mount Everest had shared his fears about overcrowding at the mountain’s summit just days before his death.

Robin Fisher, 44, had made the summit but died around 150m from the peak on his way back down in a so-called ‘death ...

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Michael Gove leads Operation Stop Boris Johnson as race for No 10 turns bitter

The race for number 10 is heating up and turning increasingly bitter as Michael Gove confirmed he will run for the Tory crown after attacking rival Boris Johnson.

Gove launched Operation Stop Boris and said he will join the Conservative leadership race because he has a better ‘track ...

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Mum says she is ‘just existing’ after daughter disappeared three months ago

The mother of a teenage girl who went ‘missing without a trace’ has made an emotional appeal to her daughter who disappeared three months ago.

Leah Croucher, 19, hasn’t been seen since February 15 when she posted one last Snapchat video as she walked to work in Milton ...

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Hunt for man who drop-kicked cat and filmed it

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The RSPCA appealed for more information about a video showing a man drop-kicking a cat.

Sickening footage shows a man coaxing a cat towards him, stroking ...

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Edinburgh Marathon start time, route and road closures

The Edinburgh Marathon is going to be getting started in just a few short hours.

The sell-out race is the second largest marathon in the UK, and is sure to draw not only scores of runners today – as it has done for years – but also a wealth of spectators.

Here’s what you need ...

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Labrador puppy beaten to death with slipper for defecating inside house

A scaffolder who beat a puppy to death with a slipper has been jailed for almost six months.

Callum Gerken, 27, became angry with 17-week-old Labrador Shadow for defecating inside the property and tearing the furniture, Oxford Magistrates Court heard.

He then set upon her with his ...

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Two boys stuck on ’75-foot’ cliff face rescued by helicopter

Two boys had to be rescued from a ’75-foot’ cliff with a sheer drop after becoming stuck.

The teenagers, believed to be 13 and 14, had clambered half way down the cliff face before realising they could go no further.

A rescue operation was then launched, with a coastguard ...

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Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom confirm they’re joining Conservative leader race

Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom have confirmed they are both in the running to be the next leader of the Conservative Party.

The former Brexit secretary and former leader of the House of Commons have become the 7th and 8th Tories to announce their campaign for the top spot.

Whoever ...

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Magician left with horrific burns after aromatherapy kit set his face on fire

A man was left covered in horrific burns after an aromatherapy kit turned into a ‘fireball’ in a freak accident.

Alex Jobson, 36, believes the mishap was down to a leak in the lavender oil burner, which then ignited.

Doctors told him they had only seen similar injuries on people ...

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Motorcylist saved after doctor performs open heart surgery in middle of road

A motorcyclist has thanked the doctor who performed life-saving heart surgery on him at the side of the road after a horrific accident.

John O’Brien, 47, was thrown off his bike in the collision and had to be anaesthetised at the scene before being loaded onto an air ambulance.

But ...

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Heartbroken family pay tribute to ‘beautiful princess’, 17, killed in horror car crash

A teenager who died after the car she was a passenger in hit a wall has been described by her family as a ‘beautiful princess’.

Charlie Leigh Burgoyne, 17, died at the scene of the crash in Pensnett, Dudley on May 23.

Arthur Pinches, 27, of High Oak in Brierley Hill, appeared at ...

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People are tweeting reasons why Boris Johnson shouldn’t be Prime Minister

He’s hotly tipped to be the UK’s next Prime Minister.

But according to social media, there are plenty of reasons why Boris Johnson shouldn’t rule the country.

People on Twitter have been using the hashtag ‘#BorisJohnsonShouldNotBePM’ to share their opinions on why the ...

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Queen will ‘break royal tradition’ to attend funeral of ‘adored’ long-standing aide

The Queen has been left devastated after the death of one of her most loyal aides who has served at Windsor Castle for more than four decades.

Annette Wilkin, 72, who ‘gave her life to the royal family’, suddenly passed away after developing a short illness.

It is thought the ...

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Boris Johnson Brexit stance, career, and odds of becoming the Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has long been a divisive political figure, and has now got the spotlight on him even more than usual.

With the resignation of Theresa May, many have speculated that he might be our next Prime Minister, and the bookies seem to agree for now too.

Alexander Boris de ...

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Theresa May’s replacement will be chosen by 100,000 ‘male and pale’ voters

The fate of the UK over Brexit will be decided by around 100,000 people who are predominately male, white, middle-class pensioners.

Grass roots members of the Conservative Party will choose the new prime minister whose job it will be to lead us out of the EU.

However, their ...

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Family of mum, 33, forgive driver that accidentally killed her

The driver of a car that accidentally hit and killed a 33-year-old mother wiped tears away from his eyes after her family forgave him.

Sintija Kazaka was killed instantly when a red Ford Focus hit her in the slow lane of the A50.

She had been a passenger in a car driven by drink ...

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Manhunt for thug who held knife to baby’s throat and robbed gran

Police are hunting for a man ‘with very bad teeth’ who threatened a baby with a blade as he robbed his grandmother.

The woman in her fourties was out for a stroll with her 19-month-old grandson between 5pm and 6pm yesterday when the assailant struck.

He pulled out a knife and ...

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Man stabbed childhood friend 325 times so he could take over drug empire

A thug has been jailed for life after killing his childhood friend.

Robert Field, 23, stabbed Gus Davies, also 23, 325 times because he wanted to take over his drug dealing empire in Brackley, Northampton, a court heard.

Field had apparently been working as a drugs runner for Mr ...

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Disabled dad left staring at ‘blank wall’ after DIY SOS makeover

A wheelchair-bound dad with multiple sclerosis didn’t get quite the home makeover he was hoping for from DIY SOS.

The team led by Nick Knowles altered Stuart Philip’s house to let his blind mother Lin move in and make his life easier.

Stuart, 44, says he’s ‘very grateful’ ...

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Change UK considering anti-Brexit alliance with Lib Dems

Change UK could form a pact with the Liberal Democrats to not stand against each other’s candidates at the next general election, the party’s spokesman has said.

Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna said politicians who want Britain to stay in the EU needed to work ‘even more closely ...

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Friends and family of murdered Lyra McKee embark on three-day peace walk

Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee have started a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Londonderry.

Ms McKee, 29, was shot in the head by the New IRA terrorist group as she observed clashes with police in Londonderry last month.

Hundreds turned out at Writer’s Square in ...

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