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‘IS Beatles’: Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInterview with so-called 'IS Beatles' duoThe mother of one of four suspected Islamic State fighters has lost a legal challenge against the UK's sharing of evidence with the US without seeking assurances he would not be executed. El Shafee Elsheikh is accused of belonging to an IS cell which is thought to have beheaded hostages.He is being held with another suspected
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Bullied schoolgirl to £1m businesswoman at 20

[ad_1] Image copyright Liv Conlon Image caption Liv Conlon was bullied at both her primary and secondary schools Liv Conlon was just 13 when she started her first business - selling nail foils imported from China.Seven years on and she is the owner of an interiors company with a turnover of £1m.Surprisingly, she partly puts her success down to the kids who bullied her throughout her time in school."I'm very
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Leicester explosion: Three men jailed for murdering five people

[ad_1] Image copyright Leicestershire Police Image caption Arkan Ali (left), Hawkar Hassan (centre) and Aram Kurd were found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit fraud Three men who murdered five people when they blew up a shop in a £300,000 insurance scam have been jailed for life.Aram Kurd, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali caused the explosion in Hinckley Road, Leicester, on 25 February, destroying a supermarket and a flat
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Older drivers: Is age a factor behind the wheel?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images After the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road crash where he was at the wheel, there was surprise in some quarters that he was still driving at the age of 97.But he's not alone. The number of people over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has been on the rise - it recently topped 100,000. So should you still be driving in
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Crystal Palace to shelter homeless at Selhurst Park stadium

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new emergency shelter can house up to 10 homeless people A Premier League club has offered part of its stadium as an emergency shelter for rough sleepers.Crystal Palace will turn a lounge at Selhurst Park in south London into a space where up to 10 homeless people can sleep when temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing.They will also be given a
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Dambusters engineer: RAF appeal for funeral crowd for couple

[ad_1] Image copyright C/o RAF Cosford Image caption Victor and Edna Barnett died within 10 days of each other, after 68 years of marriage The RAF is appealing for people to attend the funeral of a Dambusters engineer and his wife, who died within 10 days of each other.Victor and Edna Barnett, from Telford, Shropshire, met in the air force, and were married for 68 years, but had no children
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Hunted on TV: Could a reformed criminal win cash prize?

[ad_1] Spoiler warning: This contains details of the most recent episode of Hunted Image copyright Channel 4 For the crack team of ex-detectives and intelligence analysts at the heart of reality TV show Hunted, Nick Bachelor looked like he could be their greatest challenge yet.A long-reformed criminal with 41 spent convictions, the 51-year old - now a youth worker in Maidstone - told viewers he had a bit of experience
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Duke of Edinburgh car crash: ‘There was a huge collision’

[ad_1] A witness to the Duke of Edinburgh's car crash has described how he stopped to help those involved. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in Thursday's crash, also involving a Kia, and is recovering at Sandringham.Roy Warne said he was driving home when saw the incident.The two people in the other car involved in the crash were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries and were then
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Zoo’s stolen penguins found in Nottinghamshire

[ad_1] Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police Image caption The stolen Humboldt penguins had been missing since November Two stolen penguins have been rescued by unflappable police officers acting on a tip-off.The Humboldt penguins were reported missing after they were taken from a zoo in November.Nottinghamshire Police said they found the pair in the village of Strelley "after putting our beak in" on Wednesday.The birds have since been returned, and a 23-year-old
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Nottinghamshire Police chief’s husband in racism probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The racial slur was allegedly used during a Christmas party held at the Cutler's Hall in Sheffield The husband of a senior police officer responsible for tackling hate crimes has been questioned over allegations he racially abused a woman. Ex-police officer Ian Barber allegedly used a racial slur to a waitress at a police Christmas party in Sheffield.Mr Barber is married to Rachel Barber,
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Prince Philip A149 crash road speed limit ‘to be reduced’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Nicholas Witchell says the Duke regularly drives in the Sandringham areaThe speed limit on the stretch of road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash is expected to be reduced at a council meeting later.Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the crash on the A149 near the Queen's Sandringham estate on Thursday.Witnesses said the
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Coventry City Council is UK’s slowest to fill potholes

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy do we have so many potholes?Coventry City Council has the longest response time in Britain for filling in serious potholes, new research has revealed.Figures released by motoring charity the RAC Foundation show the authority aim to make road repairs within five working days.Cumbria, Flinstshire and South Lanarkshire councils try to act "immediately" to sort out defects.Coventry City Council said they
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Banksy artwork in Port Talbot sold for ‘six-figure sum’

[ad_1] Image caption Ian Lewis found the artwork one week before Christmas The latest Banksy artwork, which appeared on the side of a garage in Port Talbot in December, has been sold privately for a "six-figure sum". Season's Greetings has been bought by Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler, who said he will keep the graffiti work in the town. About 20,000 people are thought to have visited the artwork in
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Norwich fitness vlogger Paul Kerton ‘ripped’ and vegan

[ad_1] A vegan diet and "ripped" body can go together, according to bodybuilder Paul Kerton.Mr Kerton, from Norwich, who changed his eating habits eight years ago, says you can have an "awesome physique" from a diet that causes "less harm to the environment".Also known as Hench Herbivore the personal trainer shares his lifestyle and diet tips online.He said people often tell him it is impossible to have muscle and not
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Police plan dig in hunt for Mary Duncan missing 43 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Mary Duncan, pictured at the age of 16, went missing in 1976 Detectives plan to excavate land in West Dunbartonshire in the search for a teenager who vanished almost 43 years ago, BBC Scotland understands.Mary Duncan, who was 17, disappeared from her home in Third Avenue, Bonhill, on 19 March 1976.Despite an extensive investigation, no trace of the young mother was ever found.On
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Wakefield, Grimsby, Plymouth win share of £20m culture fund

[ad_1] Image copyright The Art Fund Image caption The £35m Hepworth Wakefield is named after sculptor Barbara Hepworth who lived in the West Yorkshire city Wakefield, home to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery, is one of five areas in England that will benefit from a new £20 million Cultural Development Fund. Grimsby, Kent Thames Estuary, Plymouth and Worcester will also receive a share of the money to invest in culture.Wakefield, which
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Newspaper headlines: Duke of Edinburgh’s ‘miracle escape’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Duke of Edinburgh's 'miracle escape' By BBC News Staff Image caption "How did he walk away?" asks the headline in the Daily Mail as it leads on the Duke of Edinburgh's "miracle escape" from a "high speed smash" between his Land Rover and a smaller car on a busy A-road near the Queen's Sandringham estate on Thursday. Image caption The Daily Telegraph said the Duke of Edinburgh
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Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires.Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow's "bias" during Commons debates on Brexit.The move would break a tradition dating back 230 years, that former
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Eight injured after boat hits buoy on River Thames

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened off Greenwich Pier at about 17:40 GMT Eight people have been hurt in a crash involving a commercial rigid inflatable boat on the River Thames.Four casualties - two men and two women - were taken to hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries, London Ambulance Service said.HM Coastguard was alerted at about 17:40 GMT following the boat's collision with