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London attack: Good Samaritans help with #SofaForLondon

Londoners are offering shelter and comfort to those affected by the terror attack on the capital by sharing the hashtag #SofaForLondon on social media. Taxi drivers provided free rides from the cordons around London Bridge and Borough Market that left many cut off. Places of worship across many faiths joined pubs, hotels and businesses in providing food and shelter. Strangers ...

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Arrests after M27 hard shoulder assault

A man has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after an assault on the hard shoulder of the M27. Hampshire Constabulary was called at 11:46 BST on Sunday to the westbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 at Nursling. Police believe there was a dispute following an incident with a red VW Golf estate and a silver ...

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral marks 50th anniversary

The 50th anniversary of Liverpool’s landmark Metropolitan Cathedral has been celebrated. The cathedral hosted a Mass by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. Later there will be a special service attended by leaders of all of Merseyside’s Christian churches. The church was consecrated on 14 May 1967, but its opening is celebrated annually ...

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'Mini tornado' wrecks Cornhill Highland Games

A Highland Games in a north-east village had to be abandoned after a “mini tornado” swept through the site. Villagers in Cornhill, near Banff, had been enjoying the annual event at the playing fields on Saturday afternoon. After a spell of “beautiful” sunshine, the storm blew in, wreaking havoc on the park and lifting the first aid tent over a ...

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Manchester attack victims' families 'feel for London'

The families of a teenage couple killed in the Manchester Arena explosion have sent “love and condolences” to those affected by the attack in London. Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, were among 22 victims killed in the suicide bomb attack on 22 May. In a joint statement, their families said they were “looking forward to ...

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London attack: Corbyn criticises Tories in terror speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of trying to “protect the public on the cheap” in a speech focusing on the London terror attack. Mr Corbyn, who has previously questioned the wisdom of a shoot-to-kill policy, also backed the police to use “whatever force is necessary” to save lives. His comments ...

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Kilburn murder arrest after woman's body found in flat

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death at her flat. Police were called to the flat in Fernhead Road, Kilburn, north London just before 01:00 BST on Monday, 29 May. Officers gained entry and found the body of a 32-year-old woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A 28-year-old man ...

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Liverpool murder: Yusuf Sonko shot in 'targeted attack'

An 18-year-old man who died after being shot in Liverpool was the victim of a “cold-blooded, targeted attack”, police have said. Yusuf Sonko, from Toxteth, was found on Tagus Street, Toxteth, at about 20:30 BST on Friday. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination found he died from a single gunshot wound to the ...

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Manufacturing sees 'buoyant' European demand, survey says

British manufacturing growth remains strong, with exports up and companies positive about prospects for the rest of 2017, a survey shows. The EEF employers’ organisation, which said companies’ recruitment plans are healthy, raised its manufacturing growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018. The survey, compiled with accountancy firm BDO, said demand from European markets was particularly strong. Despite Brexit fears and ...

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Savings would last about a month on average, report says

The average employee has only about a month’s savings to maintain their lifestyle if their income suddenly stopped, a report says. According to the survey of 2,000 people by insurance giant Legal & General savings would stretch for 32 days. Some 26% of people said savings would run out in a week or less, and 23% said they had nothing ...

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