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Protesters ‘swarm’ London’s banks to protest investment in fossil fuels

Extinction Rebellion protesters will target financial institutions today, with activists planning to ‘swarm’ the Bank of England.

The on-going demonstration will cause ‘maximum disruption’ to the City of London as a second week of civil disobedience begins.

Banks and ...

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Another weekend of bloodshed on London streets ends in stabbing of teen boy

A teenage boy and a man were stabbed in separate attacks just streets apart last night as a weekend of bloodshed came to a close.

A spate of stabbings across the capital saw one victim, 20, stabbed to death and a number of other victims fighting for their lives

Police arrested a ...

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Boris Johnson bends to EU as Brexit talks enter crucial week

Boris Johnson is under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels as his hopes for an early breakthrough in crunch Brexit talks continue to fade.

Time is rapidly running out for the prime minister who needs EU leaders to sign off on a deal at their two-day summit starting on ...

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78-year-old becomes UK’s oldest man with Down’s syndrome

Robin Smith has just set a very special milestone.

The pensioner has become the oldest living person in the UK with Down’s syndrome after celebrating his 78th birthday on Wednesday.

He toasted the important day with his favourite game bingo and some cake.

Mr Smith has ...

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78-year-old becomes world’s oldest man with Down’s syndrome

Robin Smith has just set a very special milestone.

The pensioner has become the oldest living person in the UK with Down’s syndrome after celebrating his 78th birthday on Wednesday.

He toasted the important day with his favourite game bingo and some cake.

Mr Smith has ...

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Half marathon cancelled over false alarm of man ‘acting suspiciously’

A half marathon was cancelled half an hour after it was due to start over reports of a man ‘acting suspiciously’.

The Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough was meant to take place this morning, but had to be called off due to a ‘major’ armed police response.

It turned out ...

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Disabled protesters demand return of wheelchairs and ramps ‘confiscated by police’

Disabled protesters have been calling for the return of their equipment ‘confiscated’ by police.

The Extinction Rebellion Disabled Rebels group claim items including wheelchairs, ramps, accessible compost toilets, heated gilets, weighted blankets and noise cancelling headphones were ...

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Girl, 4, nearly dies after contracting E.coli following trip to zoo

A girl spent 17 days in hospital after contracting a potentially fatal infection following a visit to a petting zoo.

Isla Grainger, four, had to be put into an induced coma in intensive care after an E.coli bug infection caused her kidneys to fail.

She got so ill after visiting ...

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Husband’s coffin dropped during funeral exposing his body to hundreds of mourners

A widow described the horrifying moment her husband’s coffin was dropped and broke open during his funeral, leaving him on view to more than 400 people.

Debbie Swales, 52, says she has been suffering a living hell since the moment her husband’s body was exposed to hundreds of mourners ...

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Man stabbed to death ‘after fight in the street in London’

A man, 20, has died after being stabbed in the chest this afternoon.

Police said they were called to reports of males fighting in the street at 2.48pm.

They found a man suffering from stab wounds on Barnehurst Avenue, Bexley, south east London.

The man was taken to an east ...

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Frantic week ahead will decide the UK’s future over Brexit

We’re supposed to be leaving the EU ‘do or die’ on October 31, leaving just 18 days to get a Brexit deal.

In reality, that number of days is much shorter, as a deal must be agreed at the crucial EU summit on October 17 and 18.

It means the week ahead is crunch time for ...

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Masked man tries to lure girl, 9, with Jelly Babies outside primary school

Police are hunting for a man they say attempted to lure a nine-year-old girl to his home from outside a primary school with the offer of a bag of Jelly Babies.

Swindon North Police released an image of the suspect wanted in connection with the terrifying incident.

At around 6pm on ...

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Boy, 14, ‘minutes away from death’ saved when BMW automatically dialled 999

A car’s emergency system saved the life of a teenager who was seriously injured in a car crash.

A BMW dialled 999 and emergency services were dispatched to save Bradley Duke, 14, who had suffered devastating skull and spine fractures on January 13, 2017.

He was in the backseat ...

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Neglected dog’s fur was so matted vets had to remove his eye

A neglected Bichon Frise dog was found with his fur so matted vets were forced to remove his eye.

Owner Jean Simpson, 61, had been given Oscar ‘unexpectedly’ by a family member and failed to care for him properly.

She called RSPCA to re-home the dog after becoming unwell, but ...

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Race marshal airlifted to hospital after motocross bike lands on him

A beach motocross event had to be halted after a bike landed on top of a race steward.

The steward was hit by one of the motorbikes during a practice run on Weymouth Beach, Dorset, at around 12.30pm today – around half an hour after the event began.

Pictures from the scene showed a ...

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Harry Dunn’s mother warns ‘sorry doesn’t cut it’ ahead of meeting with diplomat’s wife

The mother of Harry Dunn has said ‘sorry doesn’t cut it’ after the woman suspected of being involved in the crash which killed her son issued an apology.

Harry, 19, was killed after his motorbike collided with a car outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire on August 27.

Anna ...

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People keep falling in this canal because they think the algae is grass

A canal is so covered with weeds that three people have fallen in believing it to be a path covered in grass.

Three people fell in during the course of one evening on October 5, when they thought the waterway was a path.

One of the victims was a teenager, who had just been to ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to request Scottish independence referendum ‘before end of year’

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Nicola Sturgeon has said she will request UK government consent for another Scottish independence referendum before the end of the year.

Appearing on The ...

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Priti Patel told ‘I don’t know why you’re laughing’ over Brexit fears

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Andrew Marr told off Home Secretary Priti Patel like a disappointed teacher when she appeared on his show today.

The BBC presenter was asking her about ...

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Tory rebels deny ‘plot’ to force new Brexit delay

Philip Hammond has said reports of a conspirator ‘plot’ to take down Brexit were wide of the mark.

The former Chancellor tweeted his position following a story that said MPs could ‘force’ a delay to the 31 October deadline – even if the Prime Minister won Commons backing for a ...

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Cardinal becomes first English saint of the modern age

Thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square today to mark the historic canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman.

Newman was an influential 19th century figure who shocked the Victorian world by renouncing his academic career at Oxford University to convert from an Anglican priest to ...

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