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Cars could be banned from outside schools to cut air pollution

Parents and residents support the idea of traffic-free streets outside schools, according to a survey.

Many people are concerned about the impact of fumes caused by car exhausts on children’s health, a survey by Sustrans suggests.

The charity has called on government at all levels, ...

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How to find out if your holiday is Atol protected after Thomas Cook collapse

By law package holidays must be Atol protected and it applies to some flights.

Atol stands for the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence and has been around since 1973 following the collapse of a number of high profile travel business failures.

If your holiday firm goes bust, as is the ...

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What happens now that Thomas Cook has confirmed it has collapsed?

The worst fears about the future of Thomas Cook have been confirmed as the firm collapsed into compulsory liquidation. Here the PA news agency looks at some of the key questions for its customers.

How many people are affected?

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said there are ...

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What to do if you have a Thomas Cook holiday or flight booked after firm collapses

With an estimated 150,000 British people currently on Thomas Cook holidays the biggest repatriation in peacetime history is underway.

It could take as long as two weeks to get everyone home following the company’s collapse in the early hours of this morning.

The Civil Aviation ...

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Thomas Cook collapses leaving 150,000 Brits needing rescue

Travel giant Thomas Cook has ceased trading after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal, leaving an estimated 150,000 Britons abroad awaiting repatriation.

Richard Moriarty, the chief executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), said the Government had asked his organisation to ...

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Weather warnings as tail of Hurricane Humberto lashes UK

Heavy rain and thunderstorms could batter Britan as the after-effects of Hurricane Humberto are felt.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Tuesday in London and the South East to South West.

Travellers, particularly on Tuesday morning, should brace themselves for ...

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Nervous brides-to-be among those left waiting as Thomas Cook falters

Brides-to-be hoping are getting pre-wedding nerves that their big days could be cancelled if travel agent Thomas Cook collapses.

Lorna Clark, 33, and her fiance, Paul Ruckledge, are due to fly from Manchester to Paphos, Cyprus, on September 30 to tie the knot.

They are among a party ...

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Man charged with murdering Keeley Bunker, 20, who was found dead in woodland

A man, 19, has been charged with murder after the body of a young woman was discovered in woodland.

Police believe the woman is Keeley Bunker, 20, who was last seen around 4am on Thursday in Leyfields, Tamworth.

Wesley Streete, 19, of Tamworth, has been charged with murder and will ...

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Thomas Cook ‘set to go bust’ stranding 150,000 holidaymakers

Crisis-hit Thomas Cook is set to go bust on Monday morning leaving 150,000 tourists stranded abroad, according to reports.

The holiday firm has been holding talks today aimed at prevent it from falling into administration.

However, prospects for a rescue deal were said to be slim, ...

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Three men stabbed near north London tube station

Three people have been stabbed close to a north London tube station this afternoon.

Police were called to Langham Road near Turnpike Lane just after 4pm.

In a statement, Haringey Police said: ‘Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after three males ...

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Boris Johnson to use overseas aid budget to help scientists tackle climate crisis

Up to £1billion of overseas aid money will be made available to the scientific community to help the developing world tackle climate change, Boris Johnson is expected to announce.

The Prime Minister will commit the cash during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on ...

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Third boy arrested over murder of schoolboy at skate park

Three boys have now been arrested over the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy aged 15 at a skate park.

The victim, 15, was found with stab wounds in Salt Hill Park in Slough at around 6.30pm yesterday.

Two boys aged 15 were initially arrested and held on suspicion of murder.

Thames ...

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One dead and another injured after fire at block of flats

A person has died another has been taken to hospital after fire broke out at a block of flats.

Police said they were called to the flat in Surrey at around 12.45pm today.

They said in a statement: ‘A person who was in the property when the fire broke out was sadly declared dead at ...

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Thomas Cook chief remains silent after long day of crisis talks

Thousands of staff and holidaymakers are still in limbo despite a day of crisis talks held in a last-ditch to save the beleaguered tour operator.

Thomas Cook chief Peter Fankhauser remained tight-lipped as he left the 11th hour emergency meeting on Sunday evening after negotiating with ...

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Hundreds strip off and brave North Sea in the nude in mass autumn skinny-dip

Hundreds of people stripped off and braved the North Sea as part of a ‘passionate’ skinny dip to celebrate the arrival of autumn.

A 737-strong crowd fully embraced the liberating experience in Northumberland as they dropped their clothes and ran into the sea.

Laughter and shrieks ...

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Man stabbed partner with a steak knife then bit her while she held their child

A father stabbed his partner in the head then ‘tried to bite her nose off’ while she held their youngest child in her arms.

Andrew James, 45, told Jeanette Forsyth he was going to kill her before using a steak knife to strike down at her head.

She was left with a bite-mark, cuts ...

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British Muslims launch first ever pride festival

British Muslims are launching their first ever pride festival at a time when the community is ‘under attack more than ever’.

The festival hopes to celebrate what it means to be LGTBQI and Muslim and how they do ‘not have to choose’ between both identities.

LGBTQI charity ...

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NHS chiefs spent £700,000 on hospital helipad which has never been used

NHS chiefs spent £700,000 on a hospital helipad which has never been used – because it doesn’t have enough lights or fencing.

The state-of-the art helipad was built so that rescue helicopters could carry out night-time take-offs and landings.

The first emergency flights were due ...

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South Wales Police ask for help naming their new recruits

They look adorable, but these five pups will soon be out on the beat enforcing the law in South Wales.

They are the latest arrivals to be bred by South Wales Police – and the force has asked for help from the public.

Each pup will be named something beginning with the letter F, and ...

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Mum saves money by giving her kids ‘the gift of time’ instead of presents

For some Christmas is a time of mistletoe and wine, for others it’s logs on the fire and gifts on the tree, but for this family it is all about giving their time to each other.

This thrifty family has turned their backs on pricey objects and instead are sharing ‘gift of ...

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Labour Party votes to abolish private schools

The Labour Party has voted to make abolishing private schools part of their election manifesto.

They would ‘integrate all private schools into the state sector’.

This would include withdrawal of charitable status and ‘all other public subsidies and tax privileges’, including ...

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