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Teenager charged after gunshots fired in Birmingham

A 17-year-old boy has been charged after gunshots were fired in Birmingham. Members of the public reported seeing a group of youths and hearing shots being fired on Broadway Plaza just before midnight on Friday, West Midlands Police said. Nobody was injured. The 17-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. He is due to appear at ...

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Police appeal to identify cyclist killed in New Forest

A cyclist has died in a crash with a car in the New Forest. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was injured on the stretch of road near the Royal Oak pub in Hilltop, Beaulieu, at 18:45 BST on Saturday. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later, Hampshire Constabulary said. It is ...

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The final days of the pop pirates

The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act saw the closure of Radio London, which on 14 August 1967 arrived at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk. The DJs, Mike Lennox, Pete Drummond, John Peel, Michel Philistin, Willy Walker, Paul Kay, Chuck Blair, Mark Roman and Tony Brandon, were greeted by fans of the station. Click here to Read from the source

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Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump condemned violence by “many sides” – but stopped short of explicitly condemning the ...

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Brawl breaks out after Middlesbrough-Sheffield game

Children as young as 10 were injured after a brawl broke out between more than 200 football fans in a coach park. Five people were arrested in the wake of the fight after the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United game on Saturday. Cleveland Police said youngsters were “terrified” by the violence, which left one police officer in hospital. Disorder began just ...

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Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a “back door” to staying in the EU. Their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity ...

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Nigeria's Buhari feels 'ready to go home' after treatment in UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African leader has recently faced questions at home over whether he is well enough to run the country. Since the start of 2017 he has spent more time in the UK than in Nigeria. His ...

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Brazilian cargo ship looted after containers go overboard

Brazilian officials have arrested at least 11 people caught looting containers that had fallen from a cargo ship near the port of Santos. Local people had gone out in small boats to the floating containers, taking consumer goods including bicycles and clothing. Port officials said 45 containers had worked loose from the ship’s deck. An investigation is under way to ...

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Charlottesville: Virginia governor tells white supremacists: 'Go home'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has said that his only message for the white supremacists who brought chaos to the city of Charlottesville is “Go home”. A woman died and 19 people were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally there. Earlier, street brawls erupted between ...

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Invasion of the jellyfish: Is it time to get frying?

Jellyfish numbers have been increasing rapidly in the Mediterranean and one species that has long been a hazard for bathers there – the mauve stinger – is increasingly being seen around the British Isles. Now one marine biologist says if we can’t beat them we should eat them. I’m hovering in a makeshift kitchen, watching one of Italy’s most eminent ...

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