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Three pedestrians struck by car in Inverurie

[ad_1] Image caption One pedestrian was believed to have serious injuries Three pedestrians have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a being struck by a car in Aberdeenshire. The Ford Fiesta, driven by an 82-year-old man, also hit two parked vehicles in Inverurie's Burn Lane shortly before 15:00.Three woman, aged 76, 54 and 40, were taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.The driver was also treated for minor
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Publisher of the ‘i’ newspaper sets out rescue plan

[ad_1] Johnston Press, publisher of the 'i', The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has detailed a rescue plan aimed at ensuring its survival.The newspaper group put itself up for sale last month, but said none of the offers it received were strong enough. It now plans to file for administration and says the firm's assets will then immediately be bought by its lenders.If the deal is approved by the courts,
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PSNI are ‘not overplaying Brexit border threat’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBorder patrol: Policing patrol on the Irish border with a PSNI officerPSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton has rejected claims that the threat of violence at the Irish border after Brexit was being exaggerated. He told BBC News NI that those who say the PSNI or others, are "overplaying the border and Brexit in policing terms" are "simply wrong".He said he thought
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Wales 1-2 Denmark: Wales lose to Denmark in Nations League

[ad_1] Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a late consolation goal for WalesWales missed out on promotion to the Nations League's top tier as they were beaten at home by Denmark, whose victory makes them Group B4 winners and guarantees them at least a play-off to qualify for Euro 2020. An attack-minded Wales side had several chances to take the lead but their defensive vulnerability was exposed shortly before half-time
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Unknown body buried in Clocaenog forest ‘since 2004’

[ad_1] Image copyright Facelab Image caption Police reissued a photograph showing a facial reconstruction of the man The remains of a man found buried in a remote forest in Conwy county three years ago are likely to have been left there between 2004 and 2010.Detectives found fabric from a jumper sold between 2000 and 2004 and a label for Marks & Spencer underwear from 1999 to 2000 near the site.
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Grindr cheat pharmacist ‘sobbed over wife’ days after her death

[ad_1] Image copyright Family photo Image caption Jessica Patel had been strangled and suffocated with a Tesco Bag For Life A man accused of strangling his wife so he could make a new life with his boyfriend sobbed with grief on the shoulder of her sister days after her death, a jury has been told.Jessica Patel, 34, was found dead at the couple's Middlesbrough home in May.Mitesh Patel denies her
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Reality Check: Brexit withdrawal agreement – what it all means

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The draft Brexit withdrawal agreement stands at 585 pages long. It sets out how the UK leaves the European Union, scheduled for 29 March 2019.Chris Morris, from BBC Reality Check, has been going through it in detail and pulls out the key points from the agreement and what they mean.TransitionThe transition period (which the UK government calls "implementation period") begins on 29 March 2019 and
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Ellie-May Minshull-Coyle death: ‘Cage bed’ couple jailed

[ad_1] Image caption Lauren Coyle and Reece Hitchcott were found guilty of child cruelty A woman and her ex-partner who strapped a toddler face down in a "monstrous cage bed" have each been sentenced to 10 years.Ellie-May Minshull-Coyle was 19 months old when she died after being restrained in Preston in March 2017.Her mother Lauren Coyle, 19, and stepfather Reece Hitchcott, 20, were both convicted of causing or allowing her
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Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Leave supporter had been serving as a minister at the department for health and social care. He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May's withdrawal agreement for Brexit. The announcement comes after Amber Rudd was
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Children in Need: Eight-year-old cycles 365 miles

[ad_1] An eight-year-old girl has raised more than £1,200 for Children in Need after a year-long cycle challenge.Niahm, from Derbyshire, set herself the challenge of biking 365 miles after being inspired by last year's Children in Need appeal show.Pupils from her primary school cheered her on as she completed her final mile in the school playground.She cycled up to 24 miles a day alongside her dad, Chris - and even
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‘Nobody seemed to care’ says woman who tended Indian WW2 graves

[ad_1] Image caption Mrs Harling has tended to the graves for more than 70 years For more than 70 years, Isobel Harling has tended the graves of Indian servicemen who fought and died during World War Two. In Kingussie, nine graves belong to men who served in Force K6, a Muslim transport corps who rode mules and delivered supplies to front-line soldiers. Mrs Harling hopes the families of the men
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Amber Rudd back in cabinet as work and pensions secretary

[ad_1] Amber Rudd has returned to the cabinet as work and pensions secretary.She replaces Esther McVey, who quit on Thursday in protest at the draft Brexit agreement negotiated with the EU.Ms Rudd quit the cabinet in April amid controversy over her handling of the Windrush controversy.She admitted having "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants but a subsequent inquiry found she was let down by officials. [ad_2] Source
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Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright South Yorkshire Police Image caption Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and Asif Ali were found guilty after a trial Six men have been jailed for their part in the grooming and sexual abuse of five young girls in Rotherham.The men subjected the girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of
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Passenger sues BA for being ‘squashed next to obese man’

[ad_1] Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Stephen Prosser is claiming for damages and loss of earnings A man is suing British Airways after being "squashed" next to an obese passenger during a 13-hour flight. Stephen Huw Prosser, 51, of Penygraig, Tonypandy, who is 5ft 3in, said he suffered a pelvic injury and nerve damage in his neck on the journey from Bangkok to London in January 2016. He
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Publisher pulls plug on ShortList magazine

[ad_1] Image copyright ShortList ShortList, which claims to be UK's biggest men's magazine, is being axed by its publisher as advertising continues to move online.The magazine will stop publishing its free print edition, which has a circulation of about half a million copies, but live on online.Its publisher has been renamed the Stylist Group and will focus on the female-focused title of the same name.Stylist has twice the revenues of
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Gamekeeper: I was vegetarian for 18 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Megan Rowland Image caption Megan Rowland's work in land management involves deer stalking A woman who grew up a vegetarian has told how she has ended up working as a gamekeeper.Megan Rowland does deer stalking as part of her job in the Highlands.She said: "I was brought up a vegetarian, for 18 years. I never knew anything different."After eating meat from livestock raised on crofts run by
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Escaped ponies roam in rush hour Hellesdon traffic

[ad_1] About 30 ponies were spotted roaming busy roads during a morning rush hour.They escaped from a nearby field in Hellesdon, near Norwich, early on Thursday, and drivers on Reepham Road were forced to stop to let them pass.A local farmer helped to return them safely to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.The charity said it was unsure how the animals managed to get out of a locked field but they had
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No books loaned from Barrow Island library in a year

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The community library has been in Barrow Island Primary School for a year Not a single book has been taken out of a pop-up library in the last year.Eighteen books were technically "checked out" at the library on Barrow Island, Cumbria, but they were by IT staff making sure the machine worked.Barrow Local Committee was told the library had sporadic opening hours.There is now