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‘Sick sadist’ Paul Hind trolled grieving families

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Paul Hind will be sentenced next month for conveying false and indecent information An internet troll described as a "sick sadist" has admitted posting offensive material about a woman who was crushed to death outside a Durham nightclub.Paul Hind, 38, called Durham University student Olivia Burt, 20, a "sex worker" and "prostitute" on Facebook.Miss Burt, from Hampshire, died outside Missoula in Durham City on
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‘Outpouring of support’ over filmed Coventry police crash

[ad_1] Image caption The crash happened on Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry on Wednesday Police have thanked people for their "outpouring of support" after an officer was filmed being knocked off his bike during a chase.Bystanders had been labelled as "disgusting" by West Midlands Police for filming the man rather than helping him.The officer had been pursuing a stolen bike in Coventry when he was knocked over on Stoney Stanton
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Giant Sadiq Khan bikini-clad balloon to fly over London

[ad_1] Image copyright Yanny Bruere Image caption An anti-Khan campaign was launched in response to the 'baby Trump' balloon flown last month Protesters have been given permission to fly a bikini-clad blimp of London mayor Sadiq Khan over Westminster.Campaigners raised £58,182 for the 29ft-long 'baby Khan', which will fly over Parliament square on 1 September.A crowdfunding anti-Khan campaign was launched following the giant Donald Trump baby balloon flown by protesters
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NI mother wins Supreme Court benefit case

[ad_1] Image caption Siobhan McLaughlin lived with her partner John Adams for 23 years and they had four children together An unmarried mother has won access to a Widowed Parent's Allowance in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.Mother of four, Siobhan McLaughlin from County Antrim lived with her partner for 23 years- but never married. After her partner's death, she was denied money that her children would have been otherwise entitled
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Charlotte Brown: On-the-run killer appeals against conviction

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Shepherd told police he never asked if Charlotte Brown could swimA man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat crash has appealed against his conviction, despite being on the run. Jack Shepherd was sentenced to six years in July for the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown.The Court of Appeal has confirmed Shepherd, who left the country prior to
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Wonga payday firm stops offering new loans

[ad_1] Image copyright Wonga Image caption Wonga's adverts featuring puppets were controversial and eventually cut Payday lender Wonga has said it is no longer accepting new loan applications as it teeters on the brink of collapse.The company said in a statement on its website that it was continuing to "assess its options" and existing customers could still use their services to manage their loans.It follows a surge in compensation claims
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Sam Allardyce: Undercover investigation ‘in public interest’, says report

[ad_1] Sam Allardyce won his only match as England manager, a 1-0 victory in Slovakia on 4 September 2016An undercover investigation that led to Sam Allardyce's exit as England manager after 67 days was justified in the public interest, a report has found.Allardyce left the England job in 2016 after the Daily Telegraph said he told reporters posing as businessmen how to "get around" player transfer rules.The 63-year-old lodged 25
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UK and Kenya to step up child protection co-operation

[ad_1] Theresa May is to announce a tie-up with the Kenyan authorities to help track down British paedophiles as she concludes her tour of Africa.The UK is to build a cyber centre in Nairobi to help Kenyan police stop child abuse images being shared online. It will also assist efforts to identify potential victims and access data from tech firms to catch offenders.Mrs May is the first British prime minister
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US Open 2018: Andy Murray loses to Fernando Verdasco in second round

[ad_1] Andy Murray was playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time since his 2016 quarter-final defeat by Kei Nishikori2018 US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport websiteAndy Murray's return to Grand Slam tennis ended in a four-set defeat by Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the US
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Uncle and niece die at caravan park in Mansfield

[ad_1] Image caption Lisa Butler and Richard Thompson died at Tall Trees Park Homes in Forest Town A man and his niece have died at a caravan park in Nottinghamshire.Richard Thompson, 66, and 48-year-old Lisa Butler were treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at Tall Trees Park Homes in Forest Town, Mansfield, soon afterwards.Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to the scene at about 22:00 BST on Tuesday.Some residents told
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Back May’s Brexit plan or risk no deal, David Lidington tells EU

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The EU must back Theresa May's Brexit plan or risk the UK leaving without a deal, the most senior member of the UK PM's cabinet has said.Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the European Commission's proposals remained unacceptable.And he appealed for compromise from the EU side in Brexit talks.The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU was ready to offer the UK an unprecedented
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Scallop row: French police pledge more boats to keep peace

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrench and British fishing fleets have come to blows over when and where they can catch scallopsFrance has said it is ready to send more police boats to its north coast to prevent further clashes between French and British fishermen over scallops.Authorities said they would increase the police presence "if necessary" to prevent a repeat of clashes in which boats collided
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Sir Lenny Henry at 60: A career in pictures

[ad_1] British comedian, actor and television presenter Sir Lenny Henry turns 60 on Wednesday 29 August. To mark the occasion, we're taking a look back over his career and life in pictures. Image copyright Getty Images Sir Lenny has been entertaining people for more than 40 years. Born in 1958 in Dudley, West Midlands, Sir Lenny said of his childhood: "My family came to the UK at a time when
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Belfast Primark fire: ‘Grave concern’ Bank Buildings could collapse

[ad_1] Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The flames engulf the building's clock There are "grave concerns" that the Primark building in Belfast city centre could collapse, the fire service has told the BBC.A fire broke out in the listed five-storey Bank Buildings at about 11:00 BST on Tuesday.About 100 firefighters are at the scene and the fire has spread to the ground floor, with ceilings giving way.There are no reports
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House of Fraser attacks ‘greedy’ landlords

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA House of Fraser has criticised "greedy landlords" that are resisting new owner Mike Ashley's attempts to cut rents on the store chain's 59 outlets.Earlier this month the Sports Direct owner bought the retailer for £90m after it collapsed into administration. It has been seeking to cut rents in an attempt to prevent stores from closing.About seven stores have been saved so far including Plymouth, Darlington and
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TV doctors: Taking medicine to the small screen

[ad_1] Image copyright PA/BBC Image caption Dr Alex George (centre) will be joining the likes of Dr Sarah Jarvis (l) and Dr Hilary Jones (r) as a TV doctor We may get nervous when booking appointments with the GP, but the British public love advice from doctors on the TV. From programmes on embarrassing bodies to phone-ins on daytime chat shows, we like to see a white coat on a
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Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: Spurs win to increase pressure on Jose Mourinho

[ad_1] Harry Kane's goal was his second of the seasonTottenham increased the pressure on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho with a convincing 3-0 win in the Premier League at Old Trafford.Harry Kane's precise header put Spurs in command at the start of the second half.Lucas Moura's angled drive doubled their lead two minutes later as United's defensive frailties were exposed again.The Brazilian rounded off the scoring late on, skipping past
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Notting Hill Carnival: Silence held for Grenfell victims

[ad_1] Image caption Firefighters were among those who observed the 72-second silence at the carnival Music and dancing came to a stop at the Notting Hill Carnival to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.A 72-second silence was held at the west London event at 15:00 BST as a tribute to the people who died at the block, which is close to the parade.Some people wore green to remember
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Solihull murders: Mother and daughter stabbed to death

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The mother and daughter were found stabbed in Northdown Road just after 00:30 BST A 49-year-old mother and her 22-year-old daughter have been stabbed to death in a street in Solihull.West Midlands Police said they were treating the deaths of the pair, who were found in Northdown Road just after 00:30 BST, as murder.Officers said a suspect - said to be known to the