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Terrorism police received more than 13,000 reports from the public in a year

Counter-terrorism police have revealed they received thousands of reports of concern from the public last year as they launched a new public information campaign.

The UK’s counter-terrorism chief Neil Basu praised the public for their help and said 22% of all reports were ...

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Speedboat killer smirks after surrendering and branding victim’s death a ‘tragic accident’

The family of the woman killed on a speedboat date have said they are overwhelmed with emotion after the fugitive convicted over her death was arrested.

Jack Shepherd surrendered at a police station in Georgia today – six months after he was convicted of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown’s ...

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Fraudster who called 999 saying car was stolen caught out by CCTV

A woman who lied to police about being burgled was exposed when officers found CCTV of her car being towed away by a van.

Hayley Barlow, 36, dialled 999 in the early hours of July 4 last year claiming she’d woken to discover her car keys had been stolen and her Volkswagen Golf had ...

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Prince William blames war generation’s stiff upper-lips for mental health crisis

Prince William has said the attitudes of previous generations towards mental health may be causing trouble for people today.

The Duke of Cambridge argued the mental health crisis seen in the UK was partly due to the stiff upper-lip mentality of the generation who fought in the World ...

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Police watchdog launches investigation as pensioner dies after being arrested

A pensioner has died after he was arrested by the Metropolitan Police.

Officers went to a home in Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green, east London, at around 11am on Monday and detained the man, who was in his 70s, on suspicion of malicious communications.

After being handcuffed he fell ...

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Family’s heartbreak as daughter found dead in pool on dream holiday

A family have been left heartbroken after their daughter died on her dream holiday after being found face down in a pool.

Natalie Morris, 29, was found unconscious during the trip to Bali with her partner of four years Andrew Samuel, who jumped into the pool to try to save her.

The ...

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Temperatures to hit as low as -7C as UK struggles to get above freezing

Weather disruption is set to continue across the UK as temperatures drop even further from tonight.

Snow and ice caused rail delays and school closures today.

The Met Office said temperatures will drop further tonight, to as low as minus 7C (19.4F), with clear skies causing wet ...

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Rare ‘ice pancakes’ form as freezing UK temperatures continue

The recent cold snap has led to a rare and beautiful sight on one of England’s rivers.

‘Ice pancakes’ formed on the River Tees in Barnard Castle, County Durham, today due to the sub-zero temperatures.

It comes as snow and ice caused rail delays and school closures in the UK and ...

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Pictured: PCSO killed in crash after car being chased by colleagues smashed into her

A motorist who died in a crash after a car being followed by police failed to stop during a 15-minute chase was a serving police community support officer, her force said.

Holly Burke, 28, was hit by a Renault Scenic which ‘continued at speed’ after a stinger device was deployed by ...

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Tory MP caught ‘mocking’ colleague’s ‘wig’ in Parliament

A Tory MP was caught discussing if his colleague was wearing a wig during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Footage showed Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman saying ‘It’s definitely a wig’ to fellow Conservative Kelly Tolhurst.

The pair were talking about Michael Fabricant, MP for ...

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Eerie pictures show bomb shelters that lie under our feet

There’s a whole other world underneath our streets a lot of people don’t know about.

A new photo series shows locations hidden beneath the UK, including abandoned remains of Royal Observer Core (ROC) posts built during the Cold War, WW2-era bunkers and civilian air raid ...

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Brit pilot feared dead alongside Emiliano Sala told friends he was ‘a bit rusty’ just days before

A pilot feared dead alongside footballer Emiliano Sala after their plane vanished on Monday has been named as Dave Ibbotson.

Rescue workers searching for the missing aircraft said today that they have found ‘no traces’ so far in the English Channel.

Search efforts continued on ...

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Pictured: Car where boy, 3, was crushed to death ‘by mum’s boyfriend’

This is the first image of an Audi where a three-year-old boy was allegedly crushed to death by his mum’s boyfriend.

Adrian Hoare, 23, is accused of placing Alfie Lamb in the back footwell of the blue A4 convertible before her boyfriend Stephen Waterson, 25, deliberately rammed his seat ...

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When is Pancake Day 2019?

Although we’ve established that Blue Monday is simply a marketing ploy to sell us things, there’s no denying that January can be bleak.

That’s why it’s great that February – with Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day – is finally on the horizon.

Pancake day isn’t on a fixed ...

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Which Patisserie Valerie stores are closing?

After ongoing talks have failed, it’s been confirmed that Patisserie Valerie has gone into administration.

The company were in discussions with HSBC and Barclays to extend a standstill agreement on its debts, but these have come to nothing, leaving it with no option but to appoint KPMG ...

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Woman killed by police car was refugee who was living at nearby YMCA

A young woman who was hit and killed by a police car on a 999 call was a refugee from Eritrea, it has now emerged.

Luam Gebremariam, 26, was knocked down by a marked car on Forest Road in Walthamstow, east London, last night.

She was returning home to a nearby YMCA, where she had ...

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Speedboat killer ‘arrested after hiding in Georgia for almost a year’

Speedboat killed Jack Shepherd has surrendered to police for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown after ‘hiding in Georgia’ for almost a year, a spokesman for the country’s embassy in London has said.

This is a breaking news story… more to follow

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Santander to close 140 branches putting 1,270 jobs at risk

More than 1,200 jobs have been put at risk as Santander plans to close 140 branches in the UK by the end of the year.

The Spanish-owned bank said it is consulting with unions and will seek to find alternative roles for 1,270 employees affected by the closures.

It expects to find new ...

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Builder hangs on for life after crane collapses killing four

A builder was filmed clinging on to a 200ft crane after it had collapsed and killed four of his colleagues.

Dramatic drone footage showed the construction worker desperately hanging on in Bangkok, Thailand, this afternoon.

He had been operating the tower crane while building a new ...

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UK Government agrees to pay £1,000,000 to 33 ‘torture victims from Cyprus’

The UK Government has agreed to pay 33 elderly Greek Cypriots £1,000,000 following claims they were tortured by British forces in the 1950s.

The settlement was announced today by Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister Sir Alan Duncan but the Government has neither accepted liability nor ...

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Mum dragged to crown court by council after dumped flowers were found with her name on

A mum was hauled by a council all the way to crown court – because flowers addressed to her were found among dumped rubbish.

Lauren Pinhorne was confronted by investigators who came to her door claiming she had tossed a plastic bag containing the flowers and an old diary down at the side ...

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