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CCTV issued over separate attacks on a Birmingham teenager

Images of two men thought to have vital information in connection with two separate sexual assaults on a teenage girl have been released. The 14-year-old was raped at Witton station in Birmingham between 20:00 BST on Tuesday and 02:00 BST on Wednesday. She was raped a second time when flagging down a vehicle after leaving the station at around 02:00 ...

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Lewes Prison officers smuggled drugs in Pringles tubes

Two prison officers have been jailed for conspiring to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into Lewes Prison. Ricky Bridger, 54, and Simon Taylor, 28, hid the goods inside Pringles tubes and were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court to 10 and eight years respectively. Prisoners Simon Khalil and Dorian Henry, the principal organisers amongst the inmates, pleaded guilty previously. They were ...

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Charlie Gard parents say 'beautiful boy' has died

Charlie Gard, the 11-month old baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed. The story of Charlie Gard Timeline of Charlie’s case 3 March 2017: Mr Justice Francis starts to analyse the case at a hearing in the family division of the High Court in London 11 April: He says ...

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US plans to curb nicotine in tobacco

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to limit nicotine content in tobacco products, for the first time in its history. The policy announced on Friday has a goal of cutting back on nicotine levels in order to discourage addiction and lower the number of US smokers. The FDA says tobacco is responsible for 480,000 American deaths each ...

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Turkish court frees seven jailed journalists

A Turkish court has ordered the release of seven suspects in a trial of 17 staff from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet. The journalists and managers were being held on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. A number of others remain in custody and arrest warrants are out for two more who have fled the country. The next hearing is listed ...

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'Savage' killers of St Austell homeless man jailed

Three men who stabbed a homeless man to death in “cold-blooded, premeditated savagery” have been jailed. The judge said ringleader Daniel Altass was motivated by “financial greed” and took “pleasure in the act of killing”. Altass, 22, and Joshua Buscombe, 25, were convicted of the murder of Stephen Bull in St Austell and sentenced to 27 and 19 years in ...

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Poland must end logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's oldest, court rules

Europe’s top court has ordered Poland to immediately stop large-scale logging in Europe’s oldest forest. Last year the Polish government approved a threefold increase in logging in the protected Bialowieza forest, home to bison and rare birds. Unesco, EU officials and green activists protested against it. The European Commission, which is taking legal action against Warsaw, asked the European Court ...

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Republicans 'frustrated' after healthcare fiasco

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he is “disappointed and frustrated” by the Senate’s failure to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act. He is among several lawmakers to express frustration after three Republican senators opposed a bill to scale back parts of the US health law. The so-called “skinny” repeal is the Senate’s third failed attempt to roll back Obamacare. ...

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Grenfell Tower: 82 buildings fail new fire safety test

Eighty-two buildings have failed a new fire safety test set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, ministers say. The test examines the safety of building cladding and insulation in combination. It comes as an independent review of building regulations and fire safety has also been announced by the government. This will look at current building regulations and ...

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Shipwreck found under Bristol Channel's shifting sands

A sunken ship has been discovered after more than 100 years buried under the shifting sands of the Bristol Channel. The Brunswick sank on Christmas Eve 1900 as it approached Bristol, with the loss of seven lives. Images taken by Bristol Port’s hydrographic team have revealed the wreck of the cargo vessel. Its secrets are likely to remain protected as ...

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