Pensioners playing £1 bingo game at retirement block accused by council chiefs of running illegal gambling den

Pensioners have been accused by council chiefs of running an illegal gambling den – after playing bingo for money at their retirement block. Officials have imposed a ban because offering cash prizes at a venue without a licence contravenes the Gambling Act. Each game cost only £1 to enter. Breaking the law carries a maximum sentence of 51 weeks in ...

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Patients infected with the plague are escaping hospital sparking fears it could spread across 10 countries

Patients infected with the plague are escaping from hospital because they are afraid of needles – sparking fears the disease could spread across ten countries. Doctors in Madagascar are currently treating people suffering from the highly contagious disease. However, many people are not used to hospitals with reports some are scared of needles. Security guards at the Central Anti-Plague Hospital ...

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REVIEW: Amazon's newest Echo is better than the original in every way, but you don't need it if you already have one (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

The new Amazon Echo lets you replace the outer casing with tasteful “shells.”Amazon The new Amazon Echo, which costs $99 normally, will be $80 on Black Friday. It’s way better than the first Echo, with a slimmer profile, better sound, and an auxiliary jack in the back to plug in your own speakers.  However, if you already have any Echo, ...

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'No injuries to suggest anyone else involved' in Gaia Pope death, police say

Police have said there were no injuries to suggest “any other person was involved” in the death of teenager Gaia Pope. A body police say they are “confident” is that of the 19-year-old was found on Saturday in a field in Swanage in Dorset, close to where she was staying and 11 days after she was last seen. Although police launched ...

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Snow set to hit parts of Britain tonight as temperatures plunge to -4C

Temperatures in Britain are set to plunge to -4C in some areas tonight with the first real snow fall of the year expected. It will feel extremely cold in northern parts of England, while some areas in Scotland will start to see around three inches of snow. In southern parts of the UK, the mercury will dip to 0C, particularly ...

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Teenage racer Billy Monger promises that his injuries from 120mph smash won't stop him doing what he loves

Trapped in the wreckage of his car after a high-speed smash , teen racer Billy Monger knew the injuries would be bad. It took rescue teams 90 minutes to free him and he spent days fighting for his life after being flown to hospital. The 17-year-old had his lower legs amputated after the smash in April, then went through gruelling ...

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Charity champion walks 280 miles home from the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards

A charity champion has walked 280 miles home from the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards . Mark Solan, 44, was honoured for his fundraising work at our ceremony in Grosvenor House, Central London, on October 30. Straight after the event, he started his 19-day trek back to Co Durham. On Saturday, thousands of people lined the streets of Spennymoor ...

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Veterinary student screamed 'my brakes have gone' as she careered to her death at 40mph down one of Britain's steepest roads

A university student screamed “my brakes have gone” as she careered down a steep hill at 40mph to her death, an inquest heard. Talented August Atkinson was training for a charity bike ride when she lost control going down one of the steepest roads in Britain. The inquest heard she died after she smashed into a dry stone at 40mph. ...

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Inside the dark underbelly of Britain's counterfeit capital where police fear trafficked immigrants are being forced to sell knock-off goods

Along this not-so-secret mile-long stretch you can buy everything from the latest Beats headphones to brand new Adidas trainers at bargain prices. But there’s a catch – too many of the items on sale are knock off versions of the real thing – in what was last year named as Britain’s counterfeit capital in a government report. But now it’s ...

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The Queen and Prince Philip pictured in platinum wedding anniversary official photos after 70 glorious years of marriage

The Queen smiles warmly, while Prince Philip stands dutifully by her side in the official photo marking their 70 happy and glorious years of marriage. Celebrations for the platinum anniversary tomorrow will be low-key. In contrast to the fanfare for their silver, golden and diamond anniversaries, the Queen, 91, and Philip, 96, will celebrate privately with a dinner for the ...

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