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Family of man arrested after Parsons Green attack claim he’s innocent

The family of the second suspect arrested after the Parsons Green bombing claim he is innocent.

Yahyah Farroukh, 21, and an 18-year-old man remain in custody over Friday morning’s bomb attack on a London Underground train.

Following his arrest, Farroukh’s family claim he ...

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Girl, 7, dies on holiday after doctors mistake meningitis for tonsillitis

A seven-year-old girl died on a ‘holiday of a lifetime’ after suffering severe brain damage when doctors mistook her meningitis as tonsillitis, an inquest heard.

Kate Pierce, was just nine-months-old when doctors at Wrexham Maelor Hospital told mum Dianne Pierce that she had ...

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Mother leaves husband for childhood sweetheart after being told she’s got terminal cancer

A mother-of-two left her husband for her childhood sweetheart after doctors told her she had just five years to live.

Natalie Whiteside, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was diagnosed after she had a seizure while pregnant with her second child.

Medics told her the cancer was terminal ...

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Student ‘woke up in uni halls to find close friend raping her’

A student has accused a close platonic friend of raping her while she was asleep, after she woke up to find herself on top of him.

The woman had invited Joshua Lines, 23, to stay at her university halls after the two went to a house party together.

She claims they drank Prosecco and ...

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Crime student lied that taxi driver raped her after he refused kebab-soaked money

A student who wanted to be a police officer has been jailed after she lied that she had been raped by a taxi driver.

Sophie Pointon left the taxi driver’s life in ruins after the false accusation that was sparked when he refused to accept a kebab-soaked £10 note.

She lied to ...

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Moment woman realised she hadn’t actually buried her cat

A woman who thought she had buried her cat after it died was in for a bit of a shock when he walked through her kitchen door.

Karen Turner, 50, found a black cat on the roadside after her own pet, Sammy, failed to return the night before.

She picked the cat up and carried it to her ...

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Father-of-two was one of four people killed in M5 crash

One of the four people who died in a crash on the M5 has been identified at father-of-two Adrian Beaumont.

The 46-year-old, from Bristol, was driving a Seat Leon with his partner, 42, and their two children, aged 10 and 12, also in the car when they were involved in the horrific ...

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Dad jailed for fracturing baby’s skull insists he’s innocent despite medical evidence

A father convicted of beating his baby girl so badly he fractured her skull insists he’s innocent despite being jailed.

John Robinson, 23, was convicted of assaulting Grace Bowstead while she was in his care – but he still claims he was not responsible for the infant’s ...

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Teenager raped during freshers’ week in late-night attack

A 19-year-old girl has been raped during fresher’s week in an area popular with students.

Police said the girl was attacked at Sutton Harbour, a waterfront location in Plymouth where there are lots of bars and clubs.

Many students had been nearby to celebrate the start of the ...

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Millions using devices for streaming TV without realising they’re illegal

Users of TV set-up boxes that let viewers stream content expect a knock on the door could face years in jail for digital piracy.

Around 25% of Britons are thought to be accessing digital material illegally, but are totally unaware their TV set-up boxes are illegal.

More than one ...

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Woman with cancer fined for moving van forward so she could get to medication

A woman with cancer was fined for moving her van forward a few feet in a parking bay so that she could get vital medication from the boot.

Gabriella Gratrix, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, drove up their home in Preston to the Lake District with her partner last ...

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What and when is Wetherspoon’s Tax Equality Day? How much will you save?

Wetherspoon’s pubs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cutting the price of all food and drink for one glorious day this week.

For one day only, the pub chain is slashing its prices by 7.5%, meaning that you’ll be able to bag even more bargains than usual.

It is ...

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Online trolls ‘should be banned from voting’ says Electoral Commission

Social media trolls should be banned from voting, the Electoral Commission has suggested.

Taking away trolls’ voting rights could deter them from attacking and harassing MPs – something that has been found to have been particularly bad in the run-up to the general election in ...

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Boris Johnson denies he would quit before the weekend if he doesn’t get his way

Boris Johnson has denied he would resign as Foreign Secretary before the weekend if Teresa May doesn’t listen to his objections to her latest Brexit plans.

Johnson, who was previously the Mayor of London and has been a big name in the Tory party for many years, is opposed to the UK ...

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Mum makes school lunches for just 90p a day – here’s how

Making packed lunches for your kids every day can seriously drain a parent’s bank account, but one mum has figured out how to make them affordable and healthy.

Louise Smith from Kent manages to send her sons to school each day with a healthy packed lunch that costs her just 90p to ...

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Woman thinks this is a puma eating a cat in her neighbour’s back garden

A woman believes she saw a puma eating a cat in her neighbour’s back garden.

Nora Rothrock, a City executive, took photos of the tan-coloured ‘beast’ from her window in Hampstead, north London, last week.

She insists that it is a puma, and is definitely not a ...

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Student Bartolomeo Joly de Lotbiniere ‘raped girl to help her get over her ex’

A student who allegedly held down a teenage girl and raped her claims he was doing it to help her ‘get over her ex-boyfriend’.

Bartolomeo Joly de Lotbiniere, 21, told his alleged 19-year-old victim that he had ‘fantasised’ about having sex with her after a drunken ...

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Components to make a bomb are appearing in Amazon’s ‘Frequently Bought Together’ tool

Bomb-making ingredients are being suggested to people innocently looking to purchase other items on Amazon.

An algorithm used by Amazon suggested purchasing chemical ingredients which are harmless on their own, but can be combined to make explosives, incendiary devices and pyrotechnics, a ...

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Child sex offender jailed for refusing to give police his iPad passcode

A child sex offender who made indecent images of children has become the first criminal convicted by one police unit for failing to give police his iPad passcode.

Alan Charles Godfrey, 60, was ordered to give officers the passcode for his device after they seized it as part of an ...

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Two boys, 14, and 15-year-old charged with murder of John Donovan, 64

Three teenage boys have been charged in connection with the brutal murder of a man in Leicester.

The boys, two aged 14 and another 15-year-old, have been charged with murder in connection with the death of 64-year-old John Donovan, who was found fatally injured in the street.

Mr ...

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Boy expelled after just one week at school for turning up to mass high on pills

A pupil has been expelled from a top private school after going to a Sunday chapel service high on ecstasy.

The 16-year-old boy – who had only been at the school for a week – was taken to hospital after he foamed at the mouth in front of his classmates.

He recovered but ...

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