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Royal wedding 2018: Guests sell gift bags online

Image copyright PA A small number of gift bags given to guests at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding are being sold online. Nine auctions can currently be found on the website eBay – with some listings reaching more than £1,000. The bags were given to 2,640 members of the public invited into the […]

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Ferrari and Porsche wrecked in Sheffield crash

Image copyright South Yorkshire Police Image caption The crash happened on a roundabout in Tinsley, Sheffield, on Sunday evening Two sports cars worth a combined £250,000 have been wrecked in a crash. The collision between a Ferrari 458 and a Porsche 718 happened at a roundabout in Tinsley, Sheffield, at 19:55 BST on Sunday. Police […]

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'Whey Aye' wheel plans for Newcastle quayside

Image copyright World Wheel Company Image caption A giant LED digital screen would display social media content and advertising Plans to build Europe’s biggest observation wheel on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle have been revealed. Dubbed the “Whey Aye”, the 140-metre structure would be taller than the London Eye and feature a […]

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Ex-Celtic coach Jim McCafferty pleads guilty to child sex abuse

Image caption Jim McCafferty was sentenced at Laganside Courts A former Celtic Football Club kit man who was accused of abusing a boy admitted the charges against him – just as his trial was due to start. Jim McCafferty, 72, had previously pleaded “not guilty” but changed his plea at Laganside Courts in Belfast. He […]

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Royal wedding flowers given to Hackney hospice

Image copyright St Joseph’s Hospice Image caption Former embroider Pauline Clayton described the gift as “lovely” Patients at an east London hospice were “thrilled” to be handed bouquets of flowers from the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The flowers, which had adorned St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, were delivered to St […]

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'Laughing gas' driver jailed over A41 fatal crash

Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption William Thompson initially claimed a deer had run out and caused the crash A teenager who inhaled laughing gas while driving at high speed before crashing and killing two women has been jailed. William Thompson, 18, ploughed his van into a car containing Mary Davis and Jean […]

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Plymouth Half Marathon: Car driven into path of runners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCar driven into path of Plymouth Half Marathon runners A woman who drove on to the route of the Plymouth Half Marathon has been widely criticised. An eyewitness captured footage of the car pulling out of Hawkers Avenue in front of the runners on Sunday. Local MP […]

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Boy, 8, finds shotgun on waste ground in Bootle where 'children play'

Image caption The boy went to find an adult after finding the shotgun, who then alerted police Police said there could have been “an absolute tragedy” after an eight-year-old boy found a shotgun on waste ground. Police were called at about 18:00 BST on Sunday to reports that a child had discovered a gun near […]

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Inga Maria Hauser murder: Two men arrested in Loughguile

Image copyright PSNI/PA Image caption Inga Maria Hauser went missing after she arrived in Larne on 6 April 1988 Police investigating the murder of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser have arrested two men. The men, aged 58 and 61, were arrested in Loughguile, County Antrim, early on Monday morning. Ms Hauser, 18, went missing after […]