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Paedophile couple who filmed themselves abusing children jailed for 21 years

A paedophile couple who filmed themselves sexually abusing young children, including a one-year-old baby, have been jailed for more than 21 years.

Mark Gable, 33, was arrested after police discovered a clip of him molesting an infant during a search of his home in Colchester, ...

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Uber launches appeal to regain London taxi license after TFL suspension

Uber has launched an appeal against Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to refuse to renew its operating licence in the capital over safety concerns.

The ride-hailing app firm’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe, Jamie Heywood, said safety is its ‘top ...

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A&E waiting times worst in a decade as NHS warns of winter pressures

A&E waiting times have reached their worst in over a decade as every major unit in England failed to hit its target for the first time, NHS figures show.

Health experts seized on the data to urge Boris Johnson’s government to deliver on its spending pledges and warned the NHS faces ...

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Dad finds ‘pungent’ dead snake inside Christmas wreath

A dad who noticed a ‘really pungent’ smell coming from his new Christmas wreath was horrified to discover a dead snake wrapped up inside.

Karl Gaskell, 43, and wife Nicki, 40, bought the £12 natural decoration – made from branches and tightly bound straw – from Co-Op to hang on ...

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Clashes outside parliament as hundreds protest Boris Johnson victory

Hundreds of protesters have descended onto Whitehall in despair over Boris Johnson’s landslide election win.

The demonstrators, brandishing signs that read ‘Defy Tory Rule’ and ‘Refugees Welcome’, walked at speed from outside Johnson’s Downing Street residence to Trafalgar ...

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Residents of Corbyn Road want its name changed after seat swings to the Tories

People living on a street named Corbyn Road want it renamed after the constituency swung to the Tories for the first time ever.

The residential road is in the heart of Dudley North – which had been a Labour stronghold until Conservative candidate Marco Longhi toppled Melanie Dudley with ...

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World leaders react to Boris Johnson’s victory as EU says its ‘ready for next phase’

World leaders today congratulated Boris Johnson following his landslide victory last night but EU heads issued a stark warning that an agreement on the withdrawal bill must be reached soon.

Numerous EU leaders sent their best wishes to the prime minister but in the same breath called for a ...

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Ten dolphins wash up on Devon beach in six weeks, say campaigners

The corpses of 10 dolphins found washed up on one beach in just over a month have been blamed on a European trawling rush in the run-up to Brexit.

Eco campaigners say a record number of super trawlers and long-line fishing boats have been fishing near the British coast as the UK prepares ...

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Wetherspoons boss £44,000,000 richer after Tory election win

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin may have backed the Brexit Party in the General Election – but the Conservative Party’s win has made him £44 million richer.

Boris Johnson claimed victory at 5am this morning after the Tories crossed the 326-seat threshold.

With the stock market ...

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Drug addict couple who drowned housemate and claimed her benefits jailed

A couple who drowned their ‘vulnerable’ housemate in the bath just to claim her benefits for drug money have been jailed for life.

Kevin Flanagan, 39, and Kathleen Salmond, 40, murdered Lisa Bennett, 39, in their Birmingham flat in May 2013.

They dumped her corpse in a wheelie ...

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Homeless man ‘kidnapped boy, 8, from park and abused him in his tent’

A homeless man kidnapped an eight-year-old boy from a park toilet and sexually assaulted him in his tent, a court has heard.

Shane Upton, 24, cornered the boy and asked him to go to the council with him so he could get housed, jurors were told.

He is alleged to have performed sex ...

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Lorry driver denies human trafficking charges linked to deaths of 39 migrants

A lorry driver has denied being involved in an alleged human trafficking plot linked to the deaths of 39 people in a refrigerated container.

Emergency services were called to an industrial estate in Grays, Essex, shortly after a lorry arrived on a ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Ten ...

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Robber who held syringe to 91-year-old woman’s neck during violent raid jailed

A robber who held a syringe to the neck of a disabled 91-year-old woman during a terrifying raid has been jailed for seven years.

Frail Betty Asprey opened the door to Mark Ellis, 45, and an unknown accomplice who claimed to be friends of her late husband offering their ...

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Jo Swinson has ‘no regrets’ fighting for remain despite crushing election defeat

Jo Swinson says she is proud to have served as the first female leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal General Election.

Reflecting on her struggle during an emotional speech in central London she said ‘smashing the glass ceiling’ meant ‘a lot of broken glass comes down on ...

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Boy dressed as sheep catches fire after shepherd drops candle in nativity play

A boy, eight, has been badly burned after another child reportedly dropped a candle on him during their school nativity play.

The youngster, who had been dressed as a sheep, was immediately engulfed in flames as his dad shouted from the audience: ‘My son! He’s on fire!’

He was ...

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Teen, 17, denies manslaughter over death of PC Andrew Harper

A teenager has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter over the death of PC Andrew Harper, while another man has admitted to plotting to steal a quad bike before he was killed.

The newly married officer, 28, was hit by a van and died of multiple injuries after attending a reported break-in on ...

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When was the last UK General Election and what were the results?

The 2019 General Election ended with a landslide Conservative Majority, with Boris Johnson retaining his position as Prime Minister of the UK.

The Conservatives won the vote and secured a total of 365 seats.

On the subject of his win, Johnson said that the Tory Party now ‘speaks ...

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Disgusting vandals scratch ‘spaz van’ onto vehicle with wheelchair ramp

A mum is furious after cruel vandals scratched insults onto a van specially designed for her daughter who uses a wheelchair.

Diane Atkins, 55, was stunned to find the mobility vehicle made for her daughter Bethany, 16 – who has cerebral palsy – targeted between 3pm and 3.40pm on ...

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Second teenager shot at north London chicken shop in just one week

A second teenager has been shot at a chicken shop in north London in just one week.

Emergency services were called to the fast-food restaurant Roosters Piri Piri, close to Turnpike Lane, at around 8.30pm on December 12.

Inside the shop, they found a teenager with a gunshot wound and ...

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Jeremy Corbyn to stay on as Labour leader ‘until early next year’ after election defeat

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his leadership legacy after Labour suffered its worst General Election result since 1935.

He said he was ‘very sad’ about his party losing 59 constituencies, many of which were traditional Labour safe seats which switched to the Tories for the first ...

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FTSE 250 rockets to record high after General Election

The FTSE 250 index The index gained over 1,000 points to 21,910 today, reaching record highs.

It surged as much as 5.2% on the news that the Conservatives had secured an overall majority, avoiding the uncertainty of a hung parliament.

The index is made up of medium-sized companies ...

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