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Hyponatraemia whistleblower was failed, inquiry says

The wrong conclusions were reached following an investigation into how a whistleblower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials, an inquiry said.

Chairman Sir John O’Hara QC scrutinised the deaths of five children from the condition last year and heavily criticised a ...

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BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity

BBC bosses have said shouldering the cost of over 75s licence fees stemmed from Conservative austerity.

Director-general Lord Tony Hall claims that cuts and an incoming Tory government lie behind the BBC decision to take on the expensive concession, which would have cost the broadcaster ...

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Bear’s backrub against tree captured on video

An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree – before trying to eat a surveillance camera.

The video, posted recently by the Land of the Leopard national park in Russia’s Far East, showed the bear approaching a tree, then rearing up ...

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Edward and Sophie prepare to mark 20 years of marriage

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Edward is the youngest of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s children, and the only one not to have got divorced.

The earl and Sophie enjoyed a day out at the races ahead of their ...

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Man in court charged with murdering Big Issue seller

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a Big Issue vendor in Glasgow.

Paul Kelly, 50, was found injured in Knightswood on Saturday morning and died at the scene.

Jason Cowan was charged with murder when appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

The ...

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Live coverage: Dominic Raab eliminated from Tory leadership race

Dominic Raab has been eliminated from the Tory leadership race after missing out in the second vote by MPs.

All other five candidates gained the required number to make it through.

Candidates needed to gain at least 33 votes from MPs to remain in the race to reach the final run-off, ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson sends message of support to Scotland Women

Scotland have received a message of support from Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash with Argentina in Paris.

Shelley Kerr’s side need to win their final Group D match to have a chance of making the last 16, following 2-1 losses to England and ...

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Brewery Square: Works to being on July 1

Works for a long-awaited public space project in Dartford are set to commence on July 1, according to developers.

Brewery Square, a name chosen to celebrate a historic connection with the town’s brewing industry, aims to reduce congestion in Market Street, raise local air ...

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Almost all of Scotland’s councils dip into cash reserves over year

All but three of Scotland’s councils had to rely on cash reserves to cover day-to-day running costs last year.

In 2018-19, a total of 29 out of the 32 local authorities used reserve funds to help with expenditure, according to Scottish Government statistics.

Of the £1.136 ...

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Tory members’ poll ‘an utter disaster for Ruth Davidson’

A poll in which a majority of Tory members said they would prefer Scotland to leave the UK rather than Brexit not happening is an “utter disaster” for Ruth Davidson, an MSP has said.

A YouGov survey of party members showed 63% would be prepared to see Brexit take place even if ...

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UK set to host key international climate talks

The UK looks set to host major international climate talks in 2020 – after reaching a deal with Italy over rival bids to hold the UN meeting, the Foreign Office has said.

Under the proposal, the UK will host the “Cop26” meeting, which is due to be in Europe next November, ...

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Scotland goalkeeper lends a hand at primary school in Malawi

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon enjoyed a kickabout with schoolchildren in Malawi as he saw the work being done by Scottish charity Mary’s Meals.

The Scotland international footballer joined youngsters at Mbinda Primary School in Blantyre for a game of football after filling up on a ...

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Hatton Garden heist gang member still owns homes in London and Spain, court told

A Hatton Garden gang member still owns homes in London and Spain despite failing to pay back millions of pounds stolen in the heist, a court has heard.

John “Kenny” Collins, 78, has been released from prison but faces being sent back to jail for another seven years next month ...

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Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest

Uncollected rubbish is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents began blocking access to the city’s sole landfill.

They claim that it poses serious health and ...

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse

British rider Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital for assessment following a crash which has forced him to pull out of the Tour de Suisse.

The Welshman came off his bike around 30 kilometres from the end of stage four of the race and received medical attention at the side of the ...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit

Caster Semenya has accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as “a human guinea pig” to test its testosterone limit for intersex athletes and said it can never be allowed to happen again.

The double Olympic 800 metres champion was reacting to the ...

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Teenage girl 'threatened at knifepoint' by woman outside The Glades

The father of a teenage girl who was allegedly threatened at knifepoint in Bromley says he was "fuming" after his daughter was targeted for the second time in two years.

David Constable said his daughter, Millie, 19, was walking to work through Queens Gardens outside The Glades on ...

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Greenwich Borough Hall: 640 seater theatre planned for historic building

Plans for a new theatre in Greenwich, complete with rooftop bar, are set to move forward this week despite concern over the impact on Greenwich Theatre.

The council plans to sell the Borough Halls for a “performing arts hub” and insists the style of theatre would be ...

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Naughty dogs wanted for new Channel 5 TV series

A hit TV show helping pet owners to better their dog's behaviour is looking for residents to take part.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly is returning for a brand new series on Channel 5 and is urging pet owners in the town to get in touch.

The show follows master ...

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Lewisham Council: Another £12 million cut for 2020/21

Lewisham Council bosses will look to cut a further £12 million from its services for 2020/21, after the mayor and cabinet approved a £9 million cut for the same year.

This comes as the council forecasts another cut in government funding, with a further £12.5 ...

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Bexley students begin work at Tump 53

Dedicated construction students from London South East Colleges’ Holly Hill campus are to build a new woodland walk at a former munitions testing site in Thamesmead.

The Tump 53 Nature Reserve dates back to the days when this area was largely uninhabited marshland and is one ...

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