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Liverpool killer Shaun Walmsley in armed escape

A convicted murderer is on the run after armed men helped him escape during a hospital visit in Liverpool. Shaun Walmsley, 28, is one of four men serving life sentences for a fatal stabbing in the Aintree area of the city in 2014. He fled from outside Aintree University Hospital as he was getting into a car with prison officers. ...

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Get Carter gangland murder appeal rejected

A bid to challenge a murder conviction that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court. Michael Luvaglio, served 12 years in jail for the killing Angus Sibbet in a suspected gangland execution in 1967. Luvaglio, who has always maintained his innocence, had asked for the decision not to re-hear the case in the ...

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Southern guards in 24-hour walkout after failed talks

Guards on Southern trains have walked out on strike for the 29th time in their long-running row over safety. Talks between the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) and Southern broke down last week in the 10-month-long dispute. It centres on Southern’s plan to make conductors on-board supervisors, giving drivers control of carriage doors. Southern said it expects to ...

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Street parties planned to remember murdered MP Jo Cox

Thousands of street parties, picnics and baking competitions will be held on 17 and 18 June to remember MP Jo Cox, a year after she was murdered. Her widower Brendan said the UK-wide event, called The Great Get Together, would be a “fitting tribute” to the mother-of-two who died on 16 June 2016. Her murder was “designed to divide our ...

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WW2 bomb found in Portsmouth harbour

A World War Two bomb containing 290lb (131kg) of “high explosives” has been found in Portsmouth harbour. The ordnance was discovered by a dredger in the water in the early hours, the Royal Navy said. Specialist divers at the scene said the bomb poses a “very serious threat”. It has since been towed out to sea. All ferries were stopped ...

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Disruption as Tube drivers stage 24-hour walkout

Passengers have faced delays and disruption during a 24-hour walkout by Tube drivers. Rail and Maritime Transport (RMT) members are protesting about relocation plans. Central, Waterloo and City lines are affected. Action started at 21:00 GMT on Tuesday but services are not expected to return to normal until Thursday. Tube bosses said the strike was “unnecessary”. Meanwhile, Southern Railway conductors ...

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Clubbers sick after drum and bass event in Cornwall

At least 15 people have been feeling violently ill since a drum and bass night at Falmouth Rugby Club on Saturday night. People who attended a christening at the same venue the following day have also been reporting feeling sick and having diarrhoea. Public Health England (PHE) said it is likely to be norovirus. PHE is investigating with Cornwall Council. ...

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