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Edinburgh Fringe actor suffers homophobic abuse for pink trousers

An Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer revealed he suffered sickening homophobic abuse because he wore pink trousers.

Brett Sinclair, 24, was called ‘fag’ and ‘batty boy’ by a group of yobs while he was flyering for his show in the Scottish city.

The actor, from Ealing, ...

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Teenagers charged with murder after Great Britain athlete knocked off bike

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a former Great Britain athlete after knocking him off a bike.

Amrou Greenidge, 18, was left with fatal injuries after he was hit by a car in Fulham, south west London, on Sunday August 18.

He had been riding on his bicycle when he ...

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Germany warns UK it ‘may stop sending food after no-deal Brexit’

Germany has warned food shipments to the UK may be halted to avoid border queues in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it has been reported.

The warning is believed to have been issued during recent talks between agricultural officials and the Foreign Office.

According to Buzzfeed, a ...

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Bank holiday travel chaos as ‘mums with prams forced to walk down train tracks’

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Hundreds of passengers travelling across London have been forced to get off trains and walk down dark tracks following a power failure.

Commuters told ...

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British travellers warned of stricter checks in Hong Kong airport amid protests

British travellers heading to Hong Kong have been warned their electronic devices could be checked at the border between the city and mainland China amid the ongoing protests.

The Foreign Office has updated its advice for those seeking to travel.

In light of the recent ...

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Boris Johnson warns illegal Channel migrants: ‘We will send you back’

Boris Johnson warned migrants looking to cross the English Channel to get to the UK: ‘We will send you back.’

The Prime Minister’s comments came after almost 100 people set off in small boats attempting to make the crossing from France in a single day.

It prompted Home ...

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Teenage vandal ‘W*nksy’ forced to scrub graffiti after family shames him on Facebook

A teenager branded ‘W*nksy’ spent days scrubbing his graffiti from his home town after he was caught and shamed by his own family.

The teenage boy from Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, was caught on CCTV spraying crude drawings and slogans across doors, lamp posts and walls in the ...

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Paedophile tricked his way into home of mum-of-three he met online

A convicted paedophile banned from living with children is back behind bars after tricking his way into the home of a mother-of-three he met on Plenty of Fish.

Billy Robinson, 36, was released early from his 15-year prison term for horrific sex attacks on two young girls in September 2018 ...

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British Airways pilots to strike for 3 days throwing travel plans into chaos

British Airways pilots have confirmed they will go on strike in September, causing travel chaos for thousands of holidaymakers.

Union British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) confirmed the planned industrial action on Friday, following weeks of negotiations with the airline.

The ...

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Bank holiday traffic: The roads to avoid when travelling this weekend

It’s the August bank holiday this weekend which means three days off work, hopefully some much needed sunshine and, unfortunately for some, traffic queues for miles as they try to escape the cities and head for a UK mini-break.

New research conducted by the RAC and INRIX suggests that ...

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Police find £200,000 stuffed in suitcase during drug raids

Police raids to smash drugs gangs have led to the seizure of a significant haul of luxury items, including the discovery of £200,000 cash stuffed in a suitcase.

The dawn raids were launched at five properties this week in a campaign against organised drug gangs.

Officers raided ...

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Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara ‘arrested for fraud’

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara is believed to have been arrested on suspicion of fraud, say reports.

It is thought the MP was arrested on Friday after officers raided his constituency office.

Officials are currently analysing his computers and documents as part of the ...

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Huge jump in number of knife arches at Notting Hill Carnival

There will be ‘significantly more’ knife arches deployed at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and more than 12,000 officers will be on duty, police have said.

Around a million people are expected to attend the annual two-day celebration in west London over this Bank Holiday ...

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Daughter in hysterics after mum’s Tesco trolley stunt goes painfully wrong

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A mum was caught off her trolley – when a supermarket stunt went wrong and she was buried by her own shopping in the middle of a fruit aisle.

Jackie ...

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easyJet grounds pilot after telling friends he was suicidal

EasyJet has grounded a pilot after he reportedly told friends he was feeling suicidal.

The airline made the decision after being alerted to a number of concerning messages he had sent to a WhatsApp group with friends.

In the messages it is believed he told them he was ‘probably ...

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British boy, 12, drowns on holiday in France

A 12-year-old British boy has died on holiday in France.

He is believed to have drowned after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake at a holiday camp in Berny-Rivière, northern France.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 6.30pm local time on Thursday after a ...

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Driver finds car surrounded by bollards that were erected while he was away

A driver hasn’t been able to use their family car for two weeks after street workers surrounded it with bollards.

Local residents said the route back to the road was clear when a Ford Focus parked on the tarmac at Eardley Road, near Streatham common in London, earlier this ...

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Harry and Meghan won’t be joining Wills and Kate at Balmoral Castle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will stay at this remote three-bedroomed shooting lodge on the Balmoral estate to ‘avoid a showdown’ with Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

The Sussexes have apparently chosen the remote highlands bolthole because it is a short ...

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Girl pulled out of GCSE exam to be told she had cancer

A schoolgirl who complained of feeling tired was taken out of her GCSE exam and told she had cancer.

Hannah Foster was confused when her dad turned up at her school and took her out of her PE exam last May.

Hannah, now 17, had recently visited her GP and been given iron tablets for ...

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Mum suffocated newborn baby after falling asleep on her while drunk

A drunk mum suffocated her four-month-old baby after falling asleep on the child on the sofa, an inquest heard.

Mija Krupaityte was discovered lifeless at the property in Liverpool by a lodger who shared the home with her parents.

Her mum and dad Milda Stucinskaite and Audrius ...

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Fire breaks out in block of flats next to Grenfell Tower

Sixty firefighters are currently battling a fire in a tower block in west London.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: ‘Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to reports of smoke in Darfield Way in Notting Hill.

‘Fire crews are currently ...

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