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Sinn Féin set to ratify new president to replace Gerry Adams

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He announced his intention to stand down in November 2017. Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle (high council) met in Belfast on Saturday to formally ratify the nominee for president. A special party conference to ...

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Bolton drug dealing gang jailed for heroin ring

A drugs gang seen by undercover police officers dropping off carrier bags filled with heroin and cocaine has been jailed. Gary Knox, 42, who headed up the drugs ring in Bolton, was sentenced to 11 years and three months after admitting to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Four accomplices were also given prison terms at Bolton Crown Court. Police ...

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Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned. Lord Judge, the most senior judge in England and Wales between 2008 and 2013, said juries may lack confidence in the evidence presented to them. He told The Times that recent cases of collapsed trials were ...

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'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. An airline source told The Sun: “Cops rushed on to the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away.” BA ...

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Alexis Jay: ‘I’ve never needed therapy – I did get angry in Rotherham though’

UK child abuse inquiry Saturday interview Alexis Jay: ‘I’ve never needed therapy – I did get angry in Rotherham though’ In 2016, she became the fourth chair in two years of the troubled inquiry into child sex abuse. From her early career as a social worker in Glasgow to investigating the Rotherham scandal, how has she been affected by the ...

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Women’s March organisers issue rallying call to Britons

Gender Women’s March organisers issue rallying call to Britons Sunday’s protests on anniversary of Trump inauguration aim to capitalise on #MeToo campaign Deeds not words: protesters filled the streets of London on 21 January 2017. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The UK organisers of the global Women’s March have called on people to once again gather in protest, a year after ...

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London cinema workers launch fresh wave of strikes

London London cinema workers launch fresh wave of strikes Staff at Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from Saturday as part of long-running dispute over pay and union recognition Picturehouse staff stage a protest in Leicester Square, London, in October 2017. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Cinema workers at five theatres across London have launched a fresh wave of strikes ...

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Britons in Jamaica's Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

Jamaica Britons in Jamaica’s Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts Warning from Foreign Office comes as Jamaican military carries out crackdown on violent crime in district Around 200,000 Britons visit Jamaica each year, with many drawn to Montego Bay (pictured) Photograph: Drone Adventures LTD/Getty Images/iStockphoto Tourists in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in ...

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Here's what caused this week's cryptocurrency market crash — and why you should 'expect the volatility to continue'

Oscar is a senior reporter in London. He writes about fintech and retail, as well as occasionally straying into more general business, markets, and politics. Prior to joining BI he worked for the London Evening Standard and Independent newspapers as their stock market reporter and before that covered London’s technology scene for the papers. Lire l'article depuis la source

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Leeds crash: Five arrested after car hits house

Five people have been arrested after a crashed into a house. The Volvo car was in Tempest Road in Beeston, Leeds, when it failed to stop at about 03:00 GMT, West Yorkshire Police said. It then crashed into a house on Flaxton Gardens, and the three men and two women inside were taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed ...

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