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Children from special needs school involved in bus crash

Children from a special needs school were involved in a road accident on Wednesday when their school bus was in a crash with another vehicle.

The minibus was travelling along the Knockmany Road before the accident at the junction with the Ballymagowan Road between Augher and ...

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May calls for courage, trust and leadership to find Brexit deal

Theresa May has told EU leaders that “courage, trust and leadership” will be needed on both sides to achieve a Brexit deal.

Speaking to leaders of the 27 remaining EU states in Brussels, Mrs May said she remains “confident” that a good outcome can be reached ...

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Mother tells inquest of ‘horror’ as son died after sepsis not spotted

A mother watched in “absolute horror” as her son died hours after doctors failed to spot he had sepsis and sent him home from hospital, an inquest has heard.

Tim Mason had flu-like symptoms and told doctors he “felt like he was dying” but was discharged just ...

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May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has risked enraging Brexiteers by indicating she is ready to consider extending Britain’s transition out of the EU for a further year to the end of 2021.

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was “ready to ...

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May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has risked enraging Brexiteers by indicating she is ready to consider extending Britain’s transition out of the EU for a further year to the end of 2021.

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was “ready to ...

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Why are libraries still a vital part of our community? by Charlotte Williams, Rosebery School

Why are libraries still a vital part of our community?

As young people we live in a bubble of technology, where 4G and Wi-Fi are necessities in our hectic schedules and our minds are constantly switched on. Instead of picking up a book, many people turn to reading notifications and ...

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Bale is still the main man for Wales – Wilson

Harry Wilson acknowledges Gareth Bale is still the man to take Wales’ free-kicks despite his Dublin heroics.

Wilson enhanced his rising reputation as a dead-ball specialist when his superb strike settled the Nations League tie against Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. ...

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Jubilant customers light up as cannabis sales begin in Canada

Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on pavements on Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace.

In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” ...

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Harry and Meghan set for tram ride and beach clean-up in Melbourne

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will help primary school children tidy up a beach and take a ride on one of Melbourne’s trams during a visit to the city on Thursday.

Harry and Meghan will head to the capital of Victoria after spending two days in New South Wales, seeing their ...

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Prosecutors disclose more alleged misconduct by Weinstein probe detective

New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of his accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged ...

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Prime Minister ‘ready to consider’ extending UK’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has indicated she is ready to consider extending the UK’s transition out of the EU for an additional year to the end of 2021.

If agreed, the change would mean the UK remaining within the single market and customs union and subject to EU rules and regulations for ...

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Teenager baked grandfather’s ashes into biscuits, say police

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather’s ashes into homemade sugar biscuits and shared them with several classmates, police in California said on Wednesday.

The student and a friend baked the biscuits and shared them with at least nine classmates at their school ...

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The Soft Arm of the Law by Ishana Seward, CLFS

Last weekend my neighbour told me about an alarming incident that changed her outlook on the police. At around 10 on Saturday morning, an elderly, slightly dishevelled looking woman had started pounding at her front door. Amid the loud knocks, the woman was demanding to be let in, claiming ...

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Grassroots bodies bemoan collapse of Wembley sale but fans call for agents’ levy

Shahid Khan’s decision to withdraw his offer to buy Wembley has been described as a “huge disappointment” and a missed opportunity by two of the biggest sponsors of grassroots facilities.

The Fulham owner had offered the Football Association £600million in ...

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Ronnie O’Sullivan claims 15th maximum break of career at English Open

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed the 15th maximum break of his career at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, two days after describing the venue as a “hellhole”.

The 147 sealed O’Sullivan’s 4-0 victory over Allan Taylor in the second ...

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Teenager ‘used car as weapon’ before running women over, court told

A teenage driver used his car as a “weapon” in an attack which left two young women seriously injured, a court has heard.

McCauley Cox, 19, is accused of deliberately driving into a crowd of young people in his car after a fight broke out outside a nightclub in ...

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Beaches closed on French Riviera due to oil pellets

Pellets of oil have reached Mediterranean beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica, France’s ecology ministry says .

It said those beaches were closed to the public Wednesday and agents were going to ...

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Scotland’s conscientious objectors remembered through father’s letter to baby

The story of Scotland’s First World War conscientious objectors is being highlighted through a letter from an Ayrshire father to his baby daughter.

Postal worker Robert Climie had been a lifelong activist in the international peace movement before he was conscripted in 1916. ...

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‘N’ shaped tree created to woo a sweetheart called Nellie wins tree poll

A beech tree grafted into an N-shape to woo a woman called Nellie almost 100 years ago has been voted England’s tree of the year, the Woodland Trust said.

It joins an impressive giant redwood in Northern Ireland, a spruce in which children play in Scotland and an oak that may ...

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Corbyn calls for Saudi arms sales suspension amid journalist’s disappearance

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly murdered in its Istanbul consulate.

The Washington Post columnist, who was a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been missing for more ...

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First police dog at Manchester Arena attack honoured with ‘animal OBE’

The first police dog on the scene at the Manchester Arena bombing will be awarded an “animal OBE” for his devotion to duty.

British Transport Police (BTP) dog Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at a ceremony later this month organised by the veterinary charity. ...

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