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US military open fire during disturbance at RAF Mildenhall

Shots were fired by US service personnel and a suspect was arrested after a disturbance at RAF Mildenhall.

Suffolk Police confirmed the arrest as the base, which is used by the US Air Force, was put on lockdown amid reports of a car being rammed into a checkpoint.

The ...

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Ministers fail to agree position on trade relationship with EU

The Brexit “war cabinet” has concluded without senior ministers agreeing a position on what trade relationship Britain should pursue with the European Union during exit negotiations, it is understood. The Cabinet ministers most closely involved with Brexit talks began discussing options ...

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Ministers fail to agree position on trade relationship with EU

The Brexit “war cabinet” has concluded without senior ministers agreeing a position on what trade relationship Britain should pursue with the European Union during exit negotiations, it is understood. The Cabinet ministers most closely involved with Brexit talks began discussing options ...

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Unions slam ‘missed opportunity’ as report urges trials of online strike votes

An official review into electronic voting for industrial action ballots has been described as a “missed opportunity” after it recommended trials should be held first.

The report for the Government, by former fire chief Sir Ken Knight, said there were a number of “unanswered ...

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New sunflower variety keeps blooming until late November, firm claims

A horticulture firm says its experts have bred a sunflower which keeps flowering long after the sun stops shining.

Thompson & Morgan, which is based in Ipswich, Suffolk, says sunflowers have normally stopped blooming by the time September ends.

However, bosses say ...

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Guardiola expects City stars to be disappointed at some of his selection choices

Pep Guardiola says he cannot be afraid to upset Manchester City’s players with his selection choices as they chase multiple trophies.

City’s all-time leading scorer Sergio Aguero appeared dissatisfied on Saturday when Guardiola took him off before the hour-mark for Gabriel Jesus ...

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David Moyes questions Manuel Lanzini charge

West Ham manager David Moyes is surprised by the Football Association’s decision to charge Manuel Lanzini for diving.

But Moyes admits West Ham are yet to decide if they will appeal against the Argentinian’s two-match ban before Tuesday’s deadline of 6pm.

Lanzini won ...

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RAF Mildenhall on lockdown after ‘car tries to ram gates’

Police are responding to reports of a “significant incident” at RAF Mildenhall.

The US Air Force base in Suffolk is reportedly on lockdown amid reports of a car trying to ram the gates.

Police are responding to reports of a significant incident at RAF Mildenhall, ...

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Action urged after Grenfell review criticises tall building regulations

Ministers have been urged to act after a review prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire found safety regulations for tall buildings were “not fit for purpose”.

Current rules concerning the construction and maintenance of high-rise blocks were said to be confusing and left room for ...

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South Korean boy band member dies in suspected suicide

The lead singer of popular South Korean boy band SHINee has died in a possible suicide, police said.

Kim Jong-hyun, better known by the stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a hotel in Seoul on Monday and was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital.

Police said ...

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Organisers apologise as Winter Wonderland falls ‘way short of expectations’

Some children were left in tears after a Christmas event in Northern Ireland which organisers admitted failed to live up to expectations.

The Winter Wonderland NI festival near Bangor, Co Down, on Saturday featured a plastic ice rink with no ice, a disappointing Santa’s grotto ...

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Trump to unveil ‘America first’ national security strategy

US president Donald Trump is poised to outline a new “America first” national security strategy which could sharply alter the country’s relationship with the rest of the world.

The plan envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on ...

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John Wright, of The Hollands, Thatcham, will appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow

A MAN appeared in court charged with a single count of murder.

John Wright, of the Hollands, Thatcham, spoke only to confirm his name and address and did not enter a plea when he appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

His appearance comes after tragic ...

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Reading FC winger Sone Aluko is relishing a tough battle against Ipswich Town at Portman Road

SONE Aluko is warning his Reading FC team-mates to expect another rough ride at Ipswich Town this Saturday (3pm ko).

Royals threw a 2-0 lead away on Monday night after mighty comeback from Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium.

A Callum Paterson own goal and Mo Barrow strike ...

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Two dead and three others in hospital after fire at luxury Scottish hotel

Two people have died and three others are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at the luxury Cameron House hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Dozens of firefighters were called to the five-star resort at around 6.40am on Monday.

Police Scotland said one person ...

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Report into Iranian man’s murder finds ‘evidence of institutional racism’

A police force and a council have been accused of institutional racism after “repeatedly siding with the abusers” of an Iranian man murdered after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

The Safer Bristol Partnership found a “collective failure” by Avon and Somerset ...

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New Bishop of London urges more women and minority priests for ‘relevant’ Church

More churches should be led by female priests and those “who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups”, the new Bishop of London has said.

The Right Reverend Sarah Mullally said the Church of England was undergoing a “period of reflection”, with the theme of ...

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Theresa May congratulates new Austria leader amid huge protest over coalition

Theresa May has congratulated Austria’s new chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the formation of his government amid protests against his coalition with the right-wing nationalist Freedom Party.

The Prime Minister and Mr Kurz, who is Europe’s youngest leader at the age of 31, said they ...

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Atlanta airport power restored but travel woes expected to linger

Power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, but travel woes are expected to linger for days after thousands of people were left stranded on Monday morning in Atlanta.

More than 1,000 flights were grounded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just days ...

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FOG WARNING: Bad weather to descend upon the region this evening and tomorrow

BAD WEATHER will set in this evening and tomorrow and the Met Office has issued a fog warning to all residents. 

The Met Office has advised all residents that lingering fog will descend upon the region between 8pm on Monday and 12pm on Tuesday. 

The weather is expected ...

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Reading FC Women: Royals beat Everton on penalties to reach Continental Cup semi finals

KIRSTY Linnett’s goal-of-the-season contender in the first half of extra-time looked like it had sent Reading FC Women into the semi finals of the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.

But Everton Ladies had other ideas and Chloe Kelly popped up to convert Gabrielle George’s clever ...

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