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Knightsbridge hotel fire: Staff volunteer during repair work

[ad_1] Image copyright Gordon Lewis Image caption Smoke from the fire on 6 June could be seen from across London Staff at a Knightsbridge hotel which shut temporarily after being damaged in a fire have been encouraged to volunteer in their unexpected time off.Plumes of smoke were seen across London when the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park caught fire on 6 June.The hotel has been shut while repair work is
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Egypt hotel couple ‘died from heart failure’

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption There are "no criminal suspicions" over the deaths of John and Susan Cooper, the Egyptian authorities say A British couple who died on holiday in Egypt suffered heart and respiratory failure, local authorities have said. John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, were staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.The couple's daughter, who was also
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Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper charged with drink-driving

[ad_1] Spurs' next match is away to Manchester United in the Premier League on MondayTottenham captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving after being stopped by police in west London.The 31-year-old goalkeeper was stopped by a routine patrol in Gloucester Place in the early hours of Friday.Lloris has been at Spurs since joining from Lyon in 2012, making 256 appearances for the Premier League club.He captained France as they
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Thomas Cook hotel guests to be removed after Egypt deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mr Cooper is understood to have died from a heart attack Thomas Cook is removing all its customers from a hotel in Egypt after the death of a British couple.John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, Lancashire, died at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.Mr Cooper is understood to have suffered a heart attack on Tuesday.
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Conservative anger at Philip Hammond’s ‘dodgy project fear’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Brexiteers have attacked Philip Hammond for reiterating a warning that a no-deal Brexit could damage the economy. The chancellor's warning was published in a letter, hours after the government laid out plans for a no-deal Brexit. Conservative MP Marcus Fysh accused Mr Hammond of embarking on "another instalment of dodgy project fear".Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization head has told the BBC a no-deal "would not be
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Farnborough Airport cocaine: Four guilty of smuggling

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe National Crime Agency said no attempt had been made to disguise the haulFour men have been convicted of smuggling half a tonne of cocaine with a street value of more than £41m into the UK on a private jet.Fifteen suitcases of the drug were found at Farnborough Airport in January on a plane returning from Columbia.Allessandro Iembo, Martin Neil and
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Two holidaymakers die in Egypt, Thomas Cook says

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hurghada is a resort on the Red Sea Two holidaymakers have died in Egypt, a travel company has said.The pair, understood to be from Burnley in Lancashire, died at the Hurghada beach resort on the Red Sea and Thomas Cook has launched an investigation.The firm said it was "deeply saddened" by the deaths, which included a "loyal and long-serving" member of staff.It said it
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‘No-deal’ Brexit advice to be published by UK government

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The UK government will begin advising people, businesses, and other groups about how to plan for the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal.Ministers say publication of the first batch of documents will tackle what they call "hair-raising scare stories" about a no-deal Brexit.They say reaching a deal with the EU is the "overriding priority" but "we must be ready to consider the alternative".The EU
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Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Honey and over-the-counter medicines should be the first line of treatment for most people with coughs, new guidelines recommend.Antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors for coughs because in most cases they do little to improve symptoms, health officials say.Most of the time a cough will improve on its own within two to three weeks.The new recommendations for doctors are intended to help tackle the
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NHS breast screening invite sent to newsreader’s dead wife

[ad_1] Image copyright Sky News Image caption Colin Brazier's wife of 20 years, Jo, died from breast cancer A TV news reader has been sent a letter inviting his wife to a breast cancer screening weeks after she died from the disease.Sky News' Colin Brazier shared a picture on Twitter of the letter from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.His wife of 20 years Jo died from breast cancer aged 55 on
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I sang opera while surgeons removed my brain tumour

[ad_1] Image copyright Sarah-May Philo Image caption Sarah-May Philo after her brain surgery A stand-up comedian had her doctors in stitches as they performed life-saving brain surgery.Sarah-May Philo told jokes and even sang the opera classic Ave Maria as surgeons removed a tumour during a nine-hour operation.The 34-year-old comic and special needs teacher from Dennistoun in Glasgow knew she would have to be awake to measure brain function but her
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Newspaper headlines: Government in surplus – but pay is squeezed

[ad_1] Image caption The latest figures on government borrowing have given Chancellor Philip Hammond a "shot in the arm", according to the Financial Times. Lower spending and higher tax receipts have produced the biggest July surplus for 18 years. The paper says this will be welcome news for Mr Hammond - who has to find an extra £20bn a year by 2023 for the NHS. Image caption The Metro offers
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New police rules for female detainees on periods

[ad_1] New guidelines for how police treat female detainees with their periods have been proposed by the Home Office.Ministers are consulting on plans to change codes of practice in England and Wales to ensure women in custody are treated with dignity.The review comes after a watchdog suggested earlier this year that police were "routinely ignoring" the needs of women on their periods.The government said everyone in custody should have "their
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Windrush generation: Sajid Javid apology for removals

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The government has reviewed 11,800 Windrush generation cases Eighteen members of the UK's Windrush generation who could have been wrongfully removed or detained are to get a formal apology.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said a review of 11,800 cases had identified the 18 as those "most likely to have suffered detriment because their right to be in the UK was not recognised".Any who have left
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Council settles sex discrimination case for £25,000

[ad_1] Image copyright Equality Commission Image caption Sharon Douglas was the sole female employed at Causeway Coast and Glens Council's depot in Limavady A former council worker who was told to clean toilets because they needed a "woman's touch" has been paid £25,000 in a sex discrimination case.Sharon Douglas was the only female employee at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's depot in Limavady, County Londonderry.She began working as a
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No school for five years for Antrim boy with autism

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCallum has missed five years of education because he has been unable to find a suitable place, his mother saysA 12-year-old boy has not been to school or received any education for most of the past five years because there are no suitable school places for him, according to his mother.Callum, who is from Crumlin, County Antrim, has autism.He has tried
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Three injured in shooting near Kingbsury Tube station

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The shooting happened near to Kingsbury Tube station Three people have been injured in a shooting in north London, police have said.The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called at about 21:45 BST to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, Brent, near to Kingsbury Tube station.They found two men and a woman with injuries, who were taken to hospital.None of the injuries
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Eltham hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Joe Xuereb will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Tuesday A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two women were critically injured in a hammer attack in south-east London.City worker Ania Gos, 30, and her 64-year-old mother were attacked at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, on Sunday.Both remain in a critical condition in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said.Joe Xuereb, 27, of
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Crime at airports has doubled in two years

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have stopped people at Stansted Airport with CS spray, knives and air guns Passengers travelling with banned items like CS spray, knives and air rifles are partly to blame for a doubling of crime at airports in two years, police have said.There were 5,234 crimes at or close to airports in England and Wales in 2017, compared with 2,432 in 2015.Vehicle crime
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Danny Cipriani: Gloucester fine England fly-half £2,000 after nightclub incident

[ad_1] Danny Cipriani joined Gloucester from Wasps in May and has made 16 appearances for EnglandEngland fly-half Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 by his club Gloucester after a nightclub incident in Jersey last week.The 30-year-old had already been fined £2,000 by magistrates after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest.And he was charged by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Friday with "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the