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Nuneaton: Police dealing with 'ongoing situation' at Bermuda Park

Warwickshire Police have urged people to avoid a retail park in Nuneaton due to an “ongoing incident”. The force tweeted that officers were attending the scene at Bermuda Park. Unconfirmed reports on social media said armed officers were dealing with a man who had taken hostages at a bowling alley. Eyewitnesses have said the area has been locked down by ...

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British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

A British woman has died after a boat accident in southern France on Saturday night. The 27-year-old was thrown overboard when the boat she was on collided with a warning beacon on the river Rhone. Her body was found six metres underwater, firefighters near Avignon told the AFP news agency. Five other people, including one Briton, were injured and taken ...

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Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. Pictures suggest much of Raqqa is in ruins, and ...

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Woman, 80, is victim of 'brutal murder' in Kirkby

An 80-year-old woman has been the victim of a “brutal murder”, police said. The body of Teresa Wishart was found in Changford Close in Kirkby, Merseyside, on Thursday. Her death was initially treated as “unexplained” by officers. They have since launched a murder investigation. A 51-year-old man has been held on suspicion of murder and is in custody. Officers are ...

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More arrests over Kirby Misperton 60ft fracking rig climb

Two more people have been arrested after three protesters scaled a 60ft high fracking rig in North Yorkshire. Two men and a woman climbed to the top of the site at Kirby Misperton in the early hours of Saturday. A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman are in custody on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage. A 29-year old ...

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Two injured in 'aggravated burglary' in Gillingham

A man was stabbed and a woman injured during an aggravated burglary in the early hours, police have said. The man was found in Gardiner Street, Gillingham, with “injuries consistent with a stabbing” at 04:40 BST, Kent Police said. Officers then found the injured woman at a property in nearby Skinner Street. Both victims are in their 20s, police said. ...

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Brexit: Expats given 'no disruption' pledge by Spanish government

Britons living in Spain will not have their lives “disrupted” after Brexit – even if there is no UK-EU deal, the Spanish foreign minister says. The two sides are yet to reach an agreement about how the rights of expats will be protected after Brexit. Theresa May has called for “urgency” from the EU side in finding a solution. And ...

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Man dies in Leicester fire engine crash

A man has died in a crash involving a car and a fire engine. The silver BMW collided with the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service on southbound carriageway of the A563 Lubbesthorpe Way at 05:00 BST The 26-year-old BMW driver was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he died shortly afterwards. A passenger, also 26, is being treated at ...

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Storm Brian: Woman rescued from Snowdon after fall

Mountain rescue teams had to battle through gales and rain to rescue a woman who had been blown off her feet on Snowdon during Storm Brian. The walker had to call for help after hurting her ankle and finger just over half way up the 3,560ft (1,085m) mountain on Saturday afternoon. Sixteen volunteers from Llanberris mountain rescue took four hours ...

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Dubai Scot jailed for three months for public indecency

A Scottish man has been sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man’s hip in a Dubai bar. Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July and charged with public indecency. He claimed he had simply been trying to avoid spilling his drink when he touched the man. The 27-year-old businessman had already been sentenced to a month ...

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