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Baby born size of mum's hand fronts £2m hospital appeal

A baby who was the size of his mother’s hand when he was born is the face of a £2m charity appeal launched for critical care ambulances. Arlo Watson, from Broseley, Shropshire, was born at 25 weeks weighing 1.6lb. The eight-month-old fronts Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s new Critical Journeys Appeal to kit out the four vehicles. His mother Laura said ...

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Houseboat explodes in Bristol harbour

One person has been injured in a blast on a houseboat in Bristol harbour. Emergency services were called to the scene near Mud Dock shortly before 14:00 BST after reports of a large explosion. Police at the scene told the BBC a gas canister on board the boat was being changed when the blast occurred. The force added that one ...

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Six cars burnt in suspected Oxford arson attacks

Six cars parked in residential streets in Oxford have been destroyed in a series of suspected arson attacks. The fires happened between 02:45 and 05:20 BST in St Margaret’s Road, Staverton Road, Southmoor Road, Charlbury Road, Oakthorpe Place and Beechcroft Road. No-one was injured. Thames Valley Police said a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is ...

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West Sussex disability care homes investigated

A series of unannounced inspections have been carried out in disability care homes in West Sussex. The site visits were in response to “significant safeguarding concerns” at two Horsham-based homes. Debbie Ivanova, deputy chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said it was alerted to Sussex Health Care services by West Sussex County Council. New ...

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Man stabbed in playpark disturbance in Glasgow

A man has been stabbed during a disturbance in a children’s playpark in the Royston area of Glasgow. Police said a group of men were involved in an incident at the park near Royston Road and Charles Street at about 20:15 on Saturday. A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Officers are treating it as ...

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Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

A known critic of Turkey’s government who was arrested in Spain has been granted conditional release. German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli has written extensively about human rights in Turkey. He usually lives in Germany, where his arrest is seen as politically motivated, and the German embassy has said he should not be deported. Mr Akhanli is being released on condition that ...

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Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident

A young Scottish man has died while on holiday at a beach resort in Bulgaria. Cameron Russell, 20, from Dalry in Ayrshire, died after an incident in Sunny Beach, near the Black Sea, on Thursday. The company he worked for has posted a tribute to him on social media describing his death as a “tragic accident”. The Foreign Office said ...

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Billingham shootings: Man charged with supplying drugs

A man arrested in connection with two shootings has been charged with intending to supply drugs. The man, 20, had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life after a car and house were shot at in Billingham. Cleveland Police said he has instead been charged with three drugs offences. A 19-year-old man arrested on ...

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Lost WWII warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima. The US warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface. Microsoft co-founder Paul ...

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'Weird' toe wrestling event returns

New toe wrestling champions have been crowned this weekend after the unusual competition was held in Derbyshire. The World Toe Wrestling Championships, which is like arm wrestling but with feet, was held at Bentley Brook Inn, Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire. Alan “Nasty” Nash won the men’s competition for the 14th time and Rebecca Beech won the women’s title. The championships were ...

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