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Heathrow heist: Security guards jailed for staging £7m robbery

Two security guards have been jailed for their part in a £7m staged robbery at a Heathrow Airport depot. Loomis employees Mohammad Siddique, 32, and Ranjeev Singh, 40, claimed they had been robbed to cover their tracks after they stole 26 bags of cash on 14 March. Siddique and Singh were each jailed for six-and-a-half years for conspiracy to steal ...

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GP leaves patient frozen with shock after fondling her leg

Dr Stiann Basson, 59, was said to have asked the woman if she was going to work, adding: “That’s the reason for the short skirt then.” The company boss, described as “high-powered and attractive”, told the hearing: “I just wanted to leave. He was acting sleazy and inappropriately and I found his behaviour to be sexual.” The incident happened in ...

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Cheesemaker in clear over E.coli tragedy

Prosecutors said there would not be any criminal proceedings raised over the death of the three-year-old in September last year, based on the evidence available. However, a Fatal Accident Inquiry could still be held. A total of 26 cases of the same strain of E.coli O157 were identified in the outbreak, which occurred between July and mid-September 2016.  Seventeen people ...

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Catalonia referendum: Theresa May tells Rajoy UK will not recognise an independent region

Mrs May telephoned Mariano Rajoy to pledge her support for Spain amidst the independence struggle in the European country. The Prime Minister said Britain will ignore a unilateral declaration of independence from Catalonia as the referendum was held “without legal basis” and any declaration of independence “would be incompatible with the rule of law”.  The Conservative Party leader had initially ...

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'Their predictions are a disaster!' Hartley-Brewer blasts peer for praising OECD on Brexit

The radio host criticised Lord Hain, Europe minister from 2001-2002, as he said the public should not dismiss the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report. The OECD said it forecasted that the negative impacts of Brexit could be reversed with a major political decision, such as a second referendum.  But Hartley-Brewer pointed out past predictions by the Paris-based think ...

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Teen, 16, charged with murder of Omid Saidy after stabbing outside London tube station

A teenage boy has been charged with murder after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death during a confrontation outside Parsons Green Tube station. Omid Saidy, 20, was killed outside the London station on Monday, where 30 people were injured in a terror attack last month. Mr Saidy, who lived in nearby Fulham, was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead ...

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Gastric surgery for morbidly obese on the rise again but experts insist they DO save money in long-run

Surgery to help the morbidly obese lose weight is on the rise again with an average of 19 ­operations every day. Figures obtained by the Mirror show there were 6,876 NHS ­bariatric procedures in 2016-17 – an increase of 14% in two years. But experts say the ops are good value in the long run, saving money on treating associated ...

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UK lawmakers vent anger at PM May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even an outright halt to the ...

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The incredible life of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who doesn't have a cell phone or use Facebook and once left Jon Stewart speechless

At age 20, she’s already one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world. Yousafzai pictured.Thomson Reuters At age 20, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world. Five years ago, she was shot by the Taliban in her native Pakistan for defying the ban against women going to school. Since ...

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The best phones of 2017 that you can buy right now

We’ve gone through all the new phones released so far in 2017 to pick the ones with the best cameras, battery life, and overall performance. Whether it’s Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note8, the Google Pixel, the OnePlus 5, or Andy Rubin’s Essential phone, you can’t go wrong with any of these devices. Here are the best phones you can buy right now. ...

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