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Vehicle safety concerns not acted upon - inquest
An armoured vehicle which rolled down a hill during a training exercise, killing an occupant, had long-standing safety concerns, an inquest heard.
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Condor Ferries scheduled to operate during the summer
Condor Ferries services from Guernsey and Jersey to St Malo are set to operate as scheduled this summer after strikes in France were suspended.
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Post Office apologizes following sub-postmaster data leak
The Post Office has apologised after it published the names and addresses of 555 postmasters prosecuted during the Horizon scandal.
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Prisons in England and Wales will reach ’breaking point’ by July, governors warned
Heads of prisons say they will no longer be able to accept new inmates ‘very soon’ after 4 July election
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UK among wealthy countries not contributing their fair share to restore nature, report finds
Only two countries provide fair amount to compensate lower-income nations for biodiversity loss, with most paying less than half what they should, says ODI
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Policing minister’s wife reported to CPS over allegations of corporate espionage
Elizabeth Philp denies allegations that she used trade secrets gained from former employer
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Woman who sued therapist for sexual assault awarded £217,000 in damages
Ella Janneh brought civil case against Michael Lousada after alleged rape during 2016 ‘body work’ session
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Sunak’s protection officer arrested over alleged bets on election timing
Officer arrested on Monday on suspicion of misconduct in public office, says Metropolitan police
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UK migrant boat crossings hit 19-month high, adding to pressure on Sunak
More than 800 asylum seekers arrived in Britain via small boats on Tuesday, the highest single-day figure since late 2022, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ahead of a July 4 national election.
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Coventry dog attack: Seven-month-old baby dies after horror family pet mauling
The seven-month-old girl suffered catastrophic head injuries after being mauled by the dog, West Midlands Police said, as they were forced to "humanely destroy" the animal
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Just Stop Oil protesters spray Stonehenge with orange paint ahead of the summer solstice
Rishi Sunak condemns Stonehenge attack as ‘disgraceful act of vandalism’
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Mystery deepens as smoking torso without head or limbs is discovered in British tourist hotspot
A charred torso with no arms or legs was discovered dumped at a Spanish holiday hotspot popular with Brits.
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Ukrainian refugee, 14, fell to her death on beach after ’losing edge of sea wall’ in the dark
Albina Yevko, who came to the UK in 2022, is "likely" to have fallen off a sea wall on Dawlish beach after the 14-year-old "lost" the edge in the dark, an inquest heard
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Rishi Sunak confronted by mum of Manchester Arena victim over failure to change law
Figen Murray is campaigning for tougher security measures at public venues after her son Martyn Hett was killed in the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017
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Royal Surrey hospital declares critical incident following system failure affecting cancer units
A system failure at Royal Surrey Hospital has seen appointments cancelled as the centre declared a critical incident - which is impacting patients at the cancer centre
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Millions urged to register to vote as the deadline approaches
Millions of people not yet registered to vote are being urged to sign up ahead of the deadline later.
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Man attempts to ’kidnap’ 12-year-old boy and toddler in street attack
This is the harrowing moment a man attempted to kidnap a Jewish toddler and his 12-year-old brother outside a synagogue in north London in broad daylight.
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Urgent search for three children missing after a day out at Thorpe Park
Three children have gone missing after a day out at Thorpe Park.
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Councils anticipate £1 billion shortfall in special education needs funding
Sarah Morgan is one of the parents caught up in seeking the right support for a child
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’Disastrous for the UK’: MPs’ pension fund exits Britain’s stock market
Jeremy Hunt and Rachel Reeves have been squaring up to the UK’s pension sector in recent months with threats to strong-arm money managers into backing homegrown British companies.
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Massive £5 million cannabis farm discovered in an unused building
Over 3,000 cannabis plants were seized by police
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Fewer than 200,000 Britons living abroad apply to vote in UK election
Lack of awareness and obstacles such as last-known UK address requests cited as reasons for low participation
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Governor of new ’super-prison’, plagued by staff exodus, to take over jail rocked by 10 deaths in three months
Five Wells governor to take over at scandal-hit HMP Parc in Bridgend, Wales
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Thorpe Park’s Hyperia rollercoaster breaks down again, leaving thrill-seekers hanging at 236 feet
Dozens of Thorpe Park thrillseekers were stuck at the highest point on Britain’s ‘tallest and fastest’ ride
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Three arrested as boy, 16, killed by falling tree
A 16-year-old boy has died after being injured by a falling tree in Nottinghamshire.