United Kingdom

MPs expected to gather to hear Big Ben's last bongs before repairs

Palace of Westminster Labour MP Stephen Pound says he hopes ‘traditionalists’ will assemble to witness chimes before they are silenced <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘Big Ben’ bell in the Elizabeth Tower has not been had significant work done on it since 1985. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Palace of Westminster MPs expected to gather to hear Big Ben’s last bongs before ...

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The 'Father of Android' reveals what his startup incubator does to help companies get their products to market faster

Andy Rubin’s trying to show he knows something about how to create startups. Troy Wolverton Andy Rubin has a different take on how a startup incubator should operate. After leaving Google in 2014, Rubin, the reputed father of the Android operating system, launched his own incubator, dubbed Playground Global. This past week, while showing off the new Essential Phone, which ...

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Britain’s oldest working couple have 130 years’ combined experience

TONY SAPIANO Alfred and Leila Hoffman are Britain’s oldest working couple Alfred and Leila Hoffman, who are 92 and 83 respectively, have been hailed as a shining example of older people who continue to work beyond retirement age. The Royal Mint recently celebrated the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement by striking a £5 commemorative coin. And while the Queen, 91, ...

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Deaths of 12 residents at Sussex nursing homes to be probed

Officers seized hundreds of pieces of evidence after social services checks revealed a number of “serious safeguarding concerns”.  West Sussex County Council said placements had been suspended to eight homes run by the company, which has a total of 20 homes with beds for 580 elderly and disabled people.  A council spokesman said current residents at the care homes had ...

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Police investigate death of teenager in Omagh

Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman in Omagh. She was found in a property in the Meelmore Drive area of the County Tyrone town on Saturday. A 24-year-old man has been charged with a number of drug-related offences and is due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Det Con Una McKenna appealed to anyone who ...

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Biker who 'carried out six robberies in two hours armed with Taser' arrested in front of 200 angry residents

Dozens of police officers swooped on a man suspected of threatening victims with a Taser as he allegedly carried out six robberies in two hours. The robberies were reported to police on Friday after the suspect allegedly threatened victims as he rode on a motorbike or scooter. In each case, the suspect allegedly threatened to shoot victims with a Taser, ...

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Justin Bieber fan who threatened taxi driver with machete revealed to be prisoner who climbed onto roof for eight hours

A prisoner who spent eight hours standing on top of a prison wall has been named as a Justin Bieber fan who is in jail for threatening a taxi driver with a machete just before the star’s concert. Shaun Murray has been named as the man spotted scaling a camera pole at Cardiff Prison on Saturday. Murray was recently jailed ...

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Picture-perfect Norfolk seaside town Cromer on 'LOCKDOWN' after crime spree threatens to spoil holidays

A popular seaside town was on placed on “LOCKDOWN” over the weekend as disorder blamed on travellers forced pubs and bars to shut. Venues in picturesque Cromer, Norfolk, said they had been advised by police to close early due to “local events”. Dozens of bars and nightclubs shut their doors amid reports of disorder throughout the seaside resort. Locals blamed ...

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Cricketer dies of 'cardiac arrest' after collapsing during match on village green pitch

A cricketer has died after friends say he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a village green match. The father-of two, understood to be middle-aged, was playing for Effingham Cricket Club against Newdigate Cricket Club in a Surrey county league when the tragedy occurred yesterday. Despite the efforts of players, paramedics and hospital staff, the man died at King’s ...

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Oxford University employee and US professor charged with murder

UK news The pair have been charged in Chicago with murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found with more than 40 stab wounds <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Wyndham Lathem, left, and Andrew Warren. Photograph: CPD/AP UK news Oxford University employee and US professor charged with murder The pair have been charged in Chicago with murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found ...

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