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Speeding driver to be spared jail over death of teen sister

A criminology student could be spared jail after she admitted killing her 16-year-old sister in an horrific car crash.

Meliha Kaya, 22, was speeding as she drove her sister Elif and a friend back from the George pub in Wanstead, east London, on February 13, 2016.

Her ...

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Rohingya refugee exhibition to tour Scotland

A photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is to tour Scotland to raise awareness of their plight.

Simon Murphy’s project is being supported by SCIAF and Justice and Peace Scotland and opened at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow on Wednesday, which ...

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Children’s cough syrup recalled over mould fears

Some batches of children’s cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a precautionary recall for some own-brand children’s blackcurrant cough syrup.

It said that a ...

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Bank rates decision to be watched for hints on August hike

The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, but the decision will be watched closely for clues on when policymakers will hike next.

Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are expected to vote to keep rates at 0.5%, having backed away from a ...

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EU to start imposing tariffs on US on Friday

The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of US products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe.

The 28-nation EU was first expected to do so only next month but EU trade ...

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Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope blocks 'upskirting' bill

A Conservative grandee has opposed a bill to criminalise ‘upskirting’, provoking a roar of despair in the Commons today.

There were cries of "shame!" as Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which ...

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Call for county-wide 20mph speed limit in residential areas

Calls have been made for a county-wide speed limit of 20mph in all residential areas.

It is hoped the reduction would be similar to those introduced in London, Bristol and Leeds.  

Councillor Angela Goodwin made the suggestion at Surrey County Council and Guildford ...

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South Croydon man honoured by the queen for his work with special needs kids

A man who has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to taking care of those in need has been honoured for his efforts.

A governor at St Giles School in South Croydon, Kenneth Morcombe was among those recently named in the queen’s birthday honours list for his work with ...

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Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes

Liverpool insist plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end remain on track but building the club’s new training ground is the priority.

Following the opening of the £115million Main Stand in September 2016, fans were keen for the smallest side of Anfield, which ...

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Ronaldo heads Portugal to unconvincing win over unlucky Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth goal of the tournament was enough to give Portugal a 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B match in Moscow.

Portugal can look forward to a game against Iran, knowing they have one foot in the last 16, while the North Africans have only ...

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Denmark boss Age Hareide backs Christian Eriksen to be strong against Australia

Denmark head coach Age Hareide is confident talisman Christian Eriksen can deal with whatever tactics Australia deploy to try to stop him – just like he does for Tottenham in the Premier League.

The Danes could put themselves on the verge of qualification for the knockout ...

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Burnley drawn to face Aberdeen in Europa League qualifying

Burnley have been handed a Battle of Britain tie against Aberdeen on their return to the European stage after a 51-year absence.

The Clarets, who finished seventh in last season’s Premier League, were paired with the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership runners-up in ...

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Construction starts at Richmond's new £80 million campus

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) marked a significant milestone in the redevelopment of their site with a ground break ceremony, attended by Sir Vince Cable and construction partner ISG.

The ceremony celebrated the start of construction at the building which is a major part of ...

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Kingston mum criticises school for putting skip in only disabled parking space

The mother of a disabled girl has criticised her school for putting a skip in its only blue badge parking space.

Nancy Griffiths's daughter Tia, 10, goes to Latchmere Junior School in Kingston.

She has problems with her heart and lungs, hypermobility in her joints and has ...

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Hit and run lands 4-year-old girl in hospital

A four-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital this afternoon after being hit by a car in Thornton Heath.

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service just after midday to reports of a hit and run in Thornton Road.

The child was taken to hospital and police have ...

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Disabled man unable to exercise after council removes 'air walker' machine from Fairfield

A disabled man has been left unable to exercise on Fairfield Recreation Ground after the one machine he could use was taken away.

Ron Bond, who uses a wheelchair, was able to exercise using the air walker in the "trim trail".

Machine manufacturer Fresh Air Fitness ...

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UK hardest hit as report reveals EU faced 205 terror attacks last year

More than 200 terrorist attacks took place, were stopped or failed across the EU last year, an official report has found.

Over half of the cases in 2017 were recorded in the UK, according to figures compiled by Europol.

The EU’s law enforcement agency said ...

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Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to ...

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Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a ...

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Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was ...

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Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing. ...

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