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Furious woman handed £120 fine for feeding pigeons her Greggs vegan sausage roll

A woman has been left furious after she was fined £120 for feeding pigeons the crumbs of her Greggs vegan sausage roll.

Kerris Fenn, 22, said she tore off small pieces of the pastry to give the birds while in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, on July 26. Describing herself as an animal ...

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Russian hackers stole UK-US trade documents from Liam Fox’s email account

Russian hackers are suspected of breaking into former Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s email account to steal classified UK-US trade documents, it has been reported.

The papers were then leaked in the run-up to the 2019 General Election, with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stating that ...

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Four-month-old baby knocked unconscious amid pub brawl

A four-month-old baby was ‘knocked unconscious’ after a fight broke out in a Plymouth pub.

Officers were first called to reports of violence between two men at The Colebrook Inn, in Plympton, at around 5pm on August 2. Witnesses then told them they had seen a man shove another ...

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Teen found guilty of stabbing victim to death during knife awareness course

A teenager has been found guilty of murder after stabbing a man to death at a knife awareness course.

Vladimir Nachev, 18, turned up to the course with a concealed 25cm long ‘Rambo’ knife and stabbed Hakim Sillah, 18, twice in his chest at Hillingdon Civic Centre on November 7, ...

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Search for missing kayaker continues as kayak and paddle wash ashore

A kayaker who vanished off Brighton coast remains unaccounted for despite a desperate search.

He first entered the water about 10am on Sunday, sparking a 12 hour rescue operation involving boats, a hovercraft and a helicopter between Brighton Pier and Worthing. The search was then ...

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Captain Tom Moore ‘delighted’ to be made honorary colonel of Army training college

Captain Tom Moore has told of his pride after being made an honorary colonel of an Army training college.

The World War II veteran, 100, received a knighthood last month for raising almost £33million for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. Now Sir Tom is adding another accomplishment ...

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Former soldier told he’d never walk again hikes 360 miles for charity

A former soldier is hiking 360 miles for charity after being warned he might never walk again following a car crash.

Brian ‘Eddy’ Edwards, 68, set off from St David’s Head, in Pembrokeshire, on Saturday and aims to reach Ness Point in Lowestoft in 10 days. He is travelling ...

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Woman’s anxiety was actually a tumour growing in her brain for 10 years

A woman plagued by ‘anxiety’ for a decade has discovered the symptoms were actually caused by a golf-ball sized brain tumour.

Emily Bailey, 34, started experiencing dizziness and fatigue in her twenties, but assumed it was anxiety – as did her doctor, who prescribed medication to ...

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Burglars who targeted Man City’s Raheem Sterling in £600,000 spree jailed

Burglars who targeted the homes of sports stars and celebrities including Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling have been jailed for more than 20 years.

Thomas Mee, 42, Vincent Ball, 52, and John Barlow, 58, raked in more than £600,000 worth of jewellery, watches and handbags after raiding ...

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Driver smashes brand new car into fence while ‘showing off to his mates’

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Dashcam footage shows the moment a young driver recklessly tried to overtake another car and ended up hurtling into metal railings on the roadside.

The ...

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Mum refused service for not wearing face mask after dog ripped off nose

A woman recovering from painful surgery to reattach her nose after a dog attack says she was brought to tears when pharmacy staff refused to serve her for not wearing a face mask.

Shereen Mawson, 36, was trying to buy medication at her local store when a female worker shouted at her for ...

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Expat died after falling down uncovered manhole on way home from pub

A British man has died after falling down an uncovered manhole in Spain.

Expat Richie Kennedy, 39, was walking home from seeing friends in Calahonda, on the Costa del Sol, when he plunged down the hole.

His body was not discovered for 15 hours and he could not be saved.

His ...

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There might never be a ‘silver bullet’ to beat coronavirus, WHO chief warns

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that scientists may never find a ‘silver bullet’ in the treatment for coronavirus, despite progress being made on ‘a number’ of potential vaccines. 

Speaking six months since the WHO declared the new coronavirus outbreak as a ...

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UK death toll rises to 46,210 as another nine people die

A further nine people have died after contracting coronavirus in the UK, bringing the overall death toll to 46,210.

According to the latest figures, 305,623 have tested positive for Covid-19, with 938 additional cases recorded in the past 24 hours. 

The numbers released by the ...

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Body of ‘healthy’ dog found dead inside parcel sack left in park

An investigation has been launched after the body of a ‘healthy’ German Shepherd was found dumped in the park inside a Royal Mail parcel sack.

RSPCA Inspector Victoria Reid was called to Tinsley Meadows Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on August 1 following the discovery of the dog ...

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Heatwave to return with 37°C blast of sunshine expected later this week

Sun lovers have something special to look forward to at the end of the week, as the Met Office predicts that temperatures will once again hit highs of 37°C.

After warm and dry weather across the country last week, the national weather authority estimates that conditions will heat up to ...

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Toddler, 3, and sister, 7, climb summit of 10,000ft mountain in Swiss Alps

A British toddler has become the youngest person to reach the summit of a 10,000ft Swiss mountain after a three-day family climb.

Jackson Houlding, three, was rewarded with Haribo when he and sister Freya Houlding, seven, followed in their professional climber father’s footsteps on Piz ...

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Workers put poo in woman’s lunchbox, peed on her boots and spiked her coffee with laxatives

A factory worker has won a harassment claim after ‘jealous’ colleagues put excrement in her lunchbox, laxatives in her coffee and urinated in her work boots.  

Dagmar Capandova, 45, worked at Biffa Polymers recycling plant in Redcar, North Yorkshire, for over a year during which time ...

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Dog ‘laid her life on line’ to chase off machete-wielding burglars

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A hero dog laid her life on the line to fight off a gang of thugs armed with machetes.

Shocking footage captured the moment Macey the devoted Staffie ...

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Hays Travel to cut 878 jobs after travel to Spain banned

Hays Travel will cut up to 878 jobs out of a workforce of 4,500 people, the company announced today.

Husband and wife owners John and Irene Hays said they were ‘devastated’ to be losing some of their ‘valued employees through no fault of their own’ amid the pandemic.

They ...

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Hero dad-of-seven dies ‘saving his babies’ from drowning in beach tragedy

A father-of-seven who died rescuing three of his children from drowning in the sea has been hailed a hero by his partner.

Jonathan Stevens, 36, sacrificed his own life to save the youngsters when they were caught in a deadly riptide at Barmouth beach in North Wales.

Jonathan, a ...

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