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More than half of ethnic minority MPs say they have suffered racism in Parliament

More than half of ethnic minority MPs say they have faced racism and prejudice at the hands of fellow MPs, according to a new poll.

From being asked to use English names, to being escorted out by security staff who refused to believe they were Members of Parliament, black, Asian and ...

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Extinction Rebellion rip up Cambridge University lawn

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Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate protesters destroyed the lawn of Trinity College, Cambridge, as part of week-long protests in the university town.

The ...

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Man takes woman in ‘dog gimp suit’ for a walk in Glasgow

A man has been stopped by police after taking a woman for a walk while she was wearing a ‘dog gimp suit’.

Officers stopped the man and woman in Cathcart Road, Glasgow, at around 11 am this morning.

The female was being pulled along on a leash at the time.

Iain Mcgeough ...

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Woman swept away by Storm Dennis floodwater found dead

A 55-year-old woman who was swept away by floodwater from Storm Dennis has been found dead.

Yvonne Booth, from the Great Barr area of Birmingham, went missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire on Sunday.

Her body was recovered on Monday following a police search.

A statement from ...

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Queen’s nephew Earl of Snowdon and wife Serena announce divorce after 27 years

The Earl of Snowdon and his wife the Countess of Snowdon have ‘amicably agreed’ to a divorce, a spokesman has announced.

The Earl – David Armstrong-Jones – who is known for his high-end furniture company and wife Serena are to separate after more than 27 years of marriage.

A ...

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Boris Johnson’s aide Andrew Sabisky quits after controversial comments unearthed

Downing Street adviser Andrew Sabisky has announced his resignation amid criticism over controversial comments he made in the past.

He had in one case suggested that ‘there were very real racial differences in intelligence’ and that ‘black people had lower IQs than white ...

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Murdered boy’s mum ‘overwhelmed’ after man is charged with his 1994 killing

The mum of a six-year-old boy who was strangled 26 years ago has said she feels ‘numb’ after a man was charged with his murder.

Ruth Neave, 49, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ following the arrest of James Watson, 38, over the killing of her son Rikki in Peterborough, on November 29, ...

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Ferry filmed lurching from side to side during Storm Dennis gales

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Alarming footage shows a ferry rocking from side to side during strong winds as Storm Dennis swept the country.

The video was taken by William Campbell, ...

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Pensioner, 95, dies after care home resident hit her over head with metal stick

A 95-year-old woman has died after she was hit over the head by another resident at her care home.

May Miller had previously expressed concern about another resident who kept coming into her room at Beech House care home in Halesworth, Suffolk.

The person, believed to have dementia, ...

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Thousands condemn Extinction Rebellion after road blocks stop ambulances getting through

Thousands of people have condemned Extinction Rebellion after activists blocked a road and refused to let an ambulance through.

Members of the group are currently into their second day of a blockade in Cambridge, which has led to road closures and misery for commuters.

Nearly 3,000 ...

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Postman handed daughters through window to escape flood during Storm Dennis

A desperate dad was forced to pass his children out the window when his home was flooded during Storm Dennis.

Ryan Thomas, 35, and his partner Zoe Loveridge, 29, were awoken by neighbours banging on the door of their house in Trehafod near Pontypridd, in Wales, at around 4am on ...

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Downing Street won’t clarify whether Boris thinks black people are mentally inferior

Downing Street have refused to clarify whether Boris Johnson supports an aide’s comments about black people being mentally inferior to white people.

Andrew Sabisky, 27, hired by Dominic Cummings, also suggested that giving children performance-enhancing drugs is worth ‘a dead kid once ...

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Mum feared she’d die after getting arm trapped under bed for 13 hours

A mum got trapped under her bed overnight after it collapsed on her when she reached to get her MP3 player.

Claire Montello, 39, feared she would die after getting stuck for 13 hours at her home in Grangewood, Chesterfield.

She described how when her husband Francesco Montello, 61, ...

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Firefighter takes his own life at fire station during night shift

Andrew Moore, 50, was found dead inside Wolverhampton Fire Station (Picture: BPM Media)A firefighter has been found dead at a station following a night shift.

Andrew Moore, 50, took his own life inside Wolverhampton Fire Station, his bosses have confirmed.

Mr Moore, a ...

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Teenager admits raping and stabbing football coach eight times in her back

A teenager has admitted raping and murdering an 18-year-old football coach who gave him a place to sleep as an ‘act of kindness’.

Megan Newton’s body was discovered in her flat on April 20 last year after police and ambulance crews dashed to the property on Fletcher Road, ...

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Before and after chemotherapy pictures show devastating reality of cancer

A mother has shared a heartbreaking image of her battered and bruised face after chemotherapy to show the devastating reality of cancer.

Sammy Hendra, 36, has stage four breast cancer but decided not to have any further chemo treatment to try and have some quality of life.

The mum of ...

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Farmer rescues family from flooding with his tractor loader bucket

A mum, dad, daughter and their two dogs were all rescued from flooding in a farmer’s tractor loader bucket.

The family were stranded after five feet of water poured into their home, trapping them for nine hours during Storm Dennis.

Muddy water drenched the downstairs of the South ...

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Heathrow hotel block booked ‘until mid-March for coronavirus quarantine’

A Holiday Inn near Heathrow Airport is reportedly set to become a coronavirus quarantine centre.

The Holiday Inn Ariel hotel has been block booked and there is no option to reserve a room until at least the middle of March on its website.

Sources told The Independent that it has been ...

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I didn’t realise how many gifts politicians were sent until I became an MP

It’s happened to us all, hasn’t it? You get a billionaire mate to pay for your luxury holiday, but then you get mixed-up about which billionaire it was.

No? Well, me neither. But that seems to be what happened to the prime minister.

Boris Johnson claims that David Ross, a ...

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Beavers could hold the answer to reducing flooding, study finds

Beavers could be the answer to reducing flooding in British towns, an extensive five-year trial has found.

The presence of the aquatic mammals, which have been living on the River Otter in south Devon, were found to have also benefited wildlife like fish, water voles, amphibians and ...

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Woman who pushed cop onto Tube tracks jailed again for spitting at officer

A transgender woman who spat at a police officer after being arrested for hurling shopping baskets at other customers has been jailed again.

Paris Veleta Begazzi, 32, previously pushed a police officer onto London Underground train tracks in 2017, leaving the officer lucky to escape with ...

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