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“It was like a horror show": Traumatised drinker sees woman stumble into pub with blood spurting from her neck

A young woman who had her throat cut during the London Bridge terror attack staggered into a pub with blood gushing from her neck, a witness has told. Traumatised Jeff Witsey was drinking in The Mudlark at the south side of London Bridge when the stricken woman burst in as the massacre unfolded. The 54-year-old van driver told The Sun ...

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Sovereign investors raise property holdings, wary of UK on Brexit

By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Sovereign investors are raising their property exposure at the expense of low-yielding bonds in an attempt to boost returns, but Brexit is seen as a significant negative for all UK investments, a study by asset manager Invesco showed. The annual report, published on Monday and based on interviews with 97 sovereign wealth funds, state ...

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Theresa May approval rating sinks as Tory lead shrinks to six points

General election 2017 Observer Opinium politics polls Research shows growing Labour support amid Tory tax row, but Conservatives could still secure substantial majority Theresa May stressed the Conservative tax record during a visit to West Yorkshire. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Pool/Getty Images General election 2017 Observer Opinium politics polls Theresa May approval rating sinks as Tory lead shrinks to six points Research ...

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Banksy offers Bristol electorate free print if they vote against Tories

Banksy Anonymous street artist makes limited-edition artwork pledge to six south-west constituencies Banksy’s Brexit mural, which appeared near the port of Dover in May. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Banksy Banksy offers Bristol electorate free print if they vote against Tories Anonymous street artist makes limited-edition artwork pledge to six south-west constituencies Graffiti artist Banksy has offered voters a free limited ...

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'It was a rampage': witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks

London Bridge attacks Reports of people fighting off attackers with bottles and chairs during terror incidents in London Bridge and Borough Market • London Bridge attacks – live updates People flee Borough Market amid London Bridge attack London Bridge attacks ‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks Reports of people fighting off attackers with bottles and ...

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Theresa May says 'enough is enough' after seven killed in London Bridge attack

London Bridge attacks Prime minister says there is ‘far too much tolerance of extremism’ in UK and suggests increased jail terms for terrorism offences • London Bridge attacks – live updates Play Video 6:26 Theresa May responds to ‘brutal terrorist attack’ in London London Bridge attacks Theresa May says ‘enough is enough’ after seven killed in London Bridge attack Prime ...

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HMP Wandsworth loses reform prison status

Prisons and probation Transition follows unexpected departure of Ian Bickers in March and may signal end of trial of governors’ sweeping new powers HMP Wandsworth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images Prisons and probation HMP Wandsworth loses reform prison status Transition follows unexpected departure of Ian Bickers in March and may signal end of trial of governors’ sweeping new powers The future ...

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Police praised for stopping London Bridge attack in minutes

London Bridge attacks Number of armed response vehicles was increased and tactics reviewed after attack on Paris in 2015 • London Bridge attacks – live updates Armed police officers in the London Bridge area after the attack. Photograph: Niklas Halle’N/AFP/Getty Images London Bridge attacks Police praised for stopping London Bridge attack in minutes Number of armed response vehicles was increased ...

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Northern Ireland police cuts 'mean unsolved Troubles cases might be dropped'

Northern Ireland Region’s chief constable warns £20m budget cut will shift focus to current criminal cases and away from historical cases relating to 1969–1997 conflict Northern Ireland’s Ch Con George Hamilton: ‘I have to prioritise resourcing today and tomorrow over investigating the past.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Northern Ireland Northern Ireland police cuts ‘mean unsolved Troubles cases might be dropped’ Region’s ...

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Police race to establish if London Bridge attackers were part of network

London Bridge attacks Top anti-terrorism officer says Met is urgently investigating whether there was ‘assistance or support’ for attack that left seven dead and 21 in critical condition London Bridge attacks – live updates What we know so far about the London Bridge attacks Play Video 2:12 How the London Bridge attacks unfolded – video report London Bridge attacks Police ...

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