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Activists ‘chain themselves together on runway at London Stansted’

Protesters claim to have chained themselves together on a runway at Stansted Airport in an attempt to stop a charter flight taking off.

As many as 12 activists say they have stopped the flight which is deporting asylum seekers back to Nigeria and Ghana.

A Facebook Live appears to ...

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Woman finds ‘parking ticket’ warning from council on mother’s grave

A woman who was visiting her mum’s grave on Mother’s Day found a ‘parking ticket’ warning her its decorations were too big.

Sarah Handley said the letter from Stockton Council, which resembled a parking fine, told her the grave decorations were one ...

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Theresa May signs letter that will trigger Article 50 and start of Brexit

Theresa May has signed the letter that will trigger Article 50 and begin negotiations to start Brexit.

The prime minister was pictured signing the official letter in Downing Street tonight that will be sent to European Council President Donald Tusk tomorrow signalling Britain’s ...

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Man stabbed to death 250 yards from Prince George’s new school

A man has been stabbed to death just 250 yards from Prince George’s new school.

A murder investigation has been launched after the man was killed during an altercation in Surrey Lane, Battersea, South London.

The victim, in his 20s, was found collapsed in the street shortly ...

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Baby girl blind and almost deaf after ‘hammer attack that killed brother’

A one-year-old girl who was the victim of an alleged hammer attack alongside her twin brother is now blind and almost deaf, it has emerged. 

Maria Das is a critical but stable condition in hospital after the attack at their north London home on March 18 that left her brother Gabriel ...

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One billion barrels of oil uncovered in ‘largest undeveloped discovery’ in UK

One billion barrels worth of oil have been uncovered in the ‘largest undeveloped discovery’ in UK waters.

Hurricane Energy found two wells connected by a single reservoir, west of Shetland.

Following news of the discover, the company’s shares shot up by 8.6% at ...

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Police launch urgent appeal after mum and two children go missing

Police have launched an urgent appeal to help locate a missing mother and her two sons. 

Samantha Baldwin, 42, has not been seen since she was in Nottingham city centre yesterday.

Officers say they are growing concerned for the welfare of Louis Madge, 9, and Dylan Madge, 6, – ...

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Barriers put up to stop terror attack at Buckingham Palace

Anti-terror barriers have been put in place outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle in wake of the Westminster attack last week.

Security has been stepped up around London’s tourist hotspots, including the Royal residence.

The tall yellow structures were planned to be ...

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Really angry man brings traffic to a standstill by blocking bus for 20 minutes

Repair works can be annoying particularly if they change your commute.

But it’s not often you find someone going to the lengths oft this man who stood in front of a bus for 20 minutes bringing traffic to standstill because his regular bus stop was closed.

The man is said to ...

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If this man sits next to a woman on the Tube call the police

A man who called himself ‘TubePerve’ after filming up the skirts of more than 100 women and putting the footage online has been sentenced for his crimes.

Simon Lucy, 61, used the username to upload the footage online where he discussed the films with other users, some of which ...

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Mum disgusted as son is banned from school trips despite ‘natural blond dye’

A straight-A pupil with 100% attendance has been banned from school trips – because he dyed his hair.

Bradley Hewitt, 10, changed the colour of his mousy brown locks after copying the style favoured by his pals.

But his mum Tania, 30, was stunned when she received a letter from ...

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Teen crashes car into tree just 24 hours after passing his test

A new driver ended up losing control of his car and crashing into a tree just a day after passing his test.

The 18-year-old driver passed his test the day before he lost control of the silver vehicle, hitting a tree before the car ended up on its side.

According to a passenger in ...

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Jeremy Hunt ‘asked FGM victim if she can have orgasms’

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of asking a female genital mutilation survivor if she can still have orgasms.

Nimco Ali claimed the Health Secretary clearly knew nothing about FGM when the pair met at his Whitehall office four years ago.

The campaigner is the director of the Daughters ...

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Nicola Sturgeon wins vote for second Scottish referendum

The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum.

M SPs voted 69-59 demanding Westminster gives Holyrood the power to hold a second referendum.

The vote means the First Minister will make an official demand to Theresa May for talks ...

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Two couples caught having sex in town centre flower bed

A passerby was left horrified after spotting not one, but two couples having sex outside a Tesco supermarket.

In a clip filmed by the eye witness, two men can be seen pushing their girlfriends up against a wall.

Both couples were openly having sex in a flowerbed outside the ...

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Tarantula the size of a plate found running around London garden

A spider the size of a plate was found running across the lawn of a garden in North London. 

The arachnid, which has not been named, was spotted by the owner of the house who ‘had quite a shock’ to see it dash across the grass.

Clearly a brave woman, she grabbed a ...

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Rape victim defends judge’s comments warning women against drunken behaviour

A rape victim has defended a judge’s comments in which she claimed that drunk women were putting themselves in danger on nights out. 

Megan Clark, 19, was raped by a man she met in Burger King when she was drunk after a night out in Manchester.

Her attacker, Ricardo ...

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Where to get the new pound coin

It’s here. The new 12-sided one pound coin has entered circulation.

And if you just cannot wait to get your hands on one – we’ve got your back!

There are a number of locations in the UK today where keen collectors can grab one of the first coins.

They include ...

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Soldier ‘told child to go upstairs after murdering ex-girlfriend and covering body with duvet’

A soldier stands accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 11 times, then telling her daughter to go upstairs when she walked in and saw ‘red on the walls’. 

Jay Nava, 27, has gone on trial for murder over the death of his on-off girlfriend Natasha Wake.

He allegedly stabbed ...

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Ryanair selling flights for £3 – but you have to book now

If you’ve got some holiday to use up and fancy going away on the cheap (and we mean cheap), then get out your wallet.

Ryanair has launched a massive sale, with hundreds of seats at prices less than a scratchcard.

For just £2.99, the low-cost airline is flogging tickets to Oslo, ...

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Teenage girl assaulted on train ‘simply because she was deaf’

A teenager was assaulted on a train ‘simply because she was deaf’, police said.

The victim was travelling with a friend when two women sat near to them, officers said.

The women started to talk to the victim but the girl tried to tell them she couldn’t hear what ...

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