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Nirav Modi arrested in UK amid India fraud case allegations

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nirav Modi's diamonds were worn by celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whitely (pictured together in 2016) A billionaire Indian diamond trader, whose jewellery was worn by the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, has been arrested in the UK.Nirav Modi is wanted for his alleged role in India's largest ever bank fraud, totalling some $2bn (£1.5bn).He left the country in early 2018, and has
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Brexit deadlock shows ‘democracy all but dead’ – Donald Trump Jr

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump Jr, said an anti-establishment movement was behind both Brexit and his father's election The current deadlock over Brexit and possible delay to the UK's planned leaving date of 29 March suggests democracy in the UK is "all but dead", Donald Trump Jr has claimed.Mr Trump Jr, who is the US president's son but holds no political position, wrote a column in
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Domestic abusers ‘sewing GPS trackers into teddy bears’

[ad_1] Image caption Domestic abusers have been known to sew trackers into their childrens' toys or coats Technology is increasingly being used by domestic abusers to trap, control or hunt down their victims, Refuge has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. "It made me feel sick to the pit of my stomach - am I going to be able to break free from this relationship fully?" says "Ellen", who was stalked
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EastEnders overrun set rebuild project criticised by MPs

[ad_1] Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of the EastEnders set.In December, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that the project had gone £27m over budget. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the BBC was "complacent" and the project "was flawed from the start".
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From the Paras to civvy street: Life after the Army

[ad_1] Photographer Ed Gold interviewed soldiers who served in Afghanistan and asked them about their experiences of adjusting to civilian life.Soldiers Callum Wright, Scott Meenagh, Geoff Dunn, Dan Eccles and Terry Jones all served in the Parachute Regiment, known as the Paras.Ed worked with the Paras as a photojournalist in the UK and in Afghanistan, taking thousands of images of army life.The photos shown here document the Para soldiers between
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Parkinson’s smell test explained by science

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoy Milne can smell Parkinson's disease before it is medically diagnosedA Scottish woman who astonished doctors with her ability to detect Parkinson's disease through smell has helped scientists find what causes the odour.Researchers in Manchester said they had identified the molecules on the skin linked to the smell and hope it could lead to early detection.The study was inspired by Joy
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Aberdare mum’s drug testing call for clubs after son’s death

[ad_1] Image copyright NADIA REES Image caption Ben Rees died after an overdose in Berlin A mother who lost her son to drugs is calling for testing facilities to be introduced in clubs and festivals in Wales, so that people are more informed about what they are taking.Nadia Rees' 23-year-old son Ben died of an overdose in Berlin in 2015 after taking what he thought was ecstasy.But it turned out
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‘I clean road signs in my spare time’

[ad_1] A window cleaner spends his spare time sprucing up road signs in a bid to help motorists drive more safely. Liam Wildish recently started his own window-cleaning business and uses his brushes on the signs voluntarily.As a result, the 22-year-old, from Retford, Nottinghamshire, has developed an online following, where people suggest the next sign that needs his attention.In a statement, the county council said: "Legally, we must point out
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‘Fleecehold’: New homes hit by ‘hidden costs’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Some new build homes are making owners feel like 'ripped-off cash cows' Paying unexpected costs on new-build homes has been dubbed the next PPI scandal waiting to happen, and has homeowners and MPs alike wanting solutions.But how safe from the charges are you?Owners of leasehold properties, for example, are finding out that while a brand new home may look like a dream, it could
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Islamophobia: ‘No place’ for it in Conservative Party says chairman

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis The Conservative Party's complaints process is "robust", the party chairman has said, after a campaign group wrote to him about claims of Islamophobia.Hope Not Hate's Nick Lowles asked for Brandon Lewis to clarify his claim that all complaints of Islamophobia by party members had been dealt with.The party has not said how many investigations there are but 14 members
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Seven arrested for hate crimes after New Zealand mosque shootings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A tribute to victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks Seven people have been arrested for hates crimes in Greater Manchester over the Christchurch mosque shootings as one man called the gunman a "hero".Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has received 11 reports of offensive behaviour related to the attack, with nine of them online.Two of the arrests were for a racially-aggravated public order offence involving
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Fire at large four-storey mill in Bradford

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA four-storey mill has caught fire in Bradford.More than 50 firefighters tackled a fire at a large four-storey disused mill in Bradford.The disused mill in Great Horton Road, is being damped down, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.The building's roof was on fire and heavy smoke and flames could be seen shooting through. The mill - formerly an envelope business -
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University of South Wales rugby on hold amid conduct concerns

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The university said some students involved in men's rugby may have "engaged in conduct incompatible" with expectations All competitive men's rugby at a university has been put on hold amid concerns about conduct.The University of South Wales said a number of students had been suspended while issues raised were investigated.It said some students involved in men's rugby may have "engaged in conduct incompatible"
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E-scooters, hoverboards – the tech transforming travel

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Electric scooters and other new modes of transport could be allowed on Britain's roads under a wide-ranging review.It is currently illegal to ride powered scooters - which can travel up to 30mph - on public roads or pavements, but the government has said the traffic laws are "a barrier to innovation" and is considering changing them.That's the headline anyway. The Department for Transport has subsequently
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Cookstown hotel disco crush: Two men arrested

[ad_1] Image copyright Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading/Family/Edendork GAC Image caption Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after the incident Police investigating the deaths of three teenagers outside a disco in County Tyrone have arrested two men on suspicion of manslaughter. Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, on Sunday.The men, aged 40 and 52,
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Emiliano Sala plane crash: The story behind the transfer flights

[ad_1] Image copyright PA/AAIB Image caption Piper Malibu aircraft, N264DB, at Nantes before the fatal flight The body representing air charter companies has called on aviation regulators to investigate the series of flights leading up to the plane crash which killed footballer Emiliano Sala.The Air Charter Association (Baca) has concerns about the nature of the schedule of flights arranged by agents behind the multi-million pound transfer deal to bring Sala
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Benefits cheat caught running at Crufts dog show

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLinda Avery was filmed by investigators as she ran around the course and lifted her dogA woman who was paid £12,500 in fraudulent disability benefits has been given a 12-month community order after being filmed running at a dog show.Linda Avery, 57, from Plymouth, claimed she could not cut her own food, but was caught running her Collie around rings at