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Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named

sponsored advertisement: Image caption Twenty-one people died when two bombs were detonated in Birmingham in 1974 Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at fresh inquests, the appeal court has ruled. Coroner Sir Peter Thornton challenged an earlier High Court decision to allow the “perpetrator issue” to be included in the […]

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Number of rape charges at lowest level for 10 years

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Getty Images The number of people charged with rape in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in a decade. Crown Prosecution Service data shows 2,800 suspects investigated for rape in 2017/18 were later charged – a 23.1% decline compared with 2016/17. Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions at […]

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Fall in strength and fitness of 10-year-olds, study shows

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Getty Images Children are weaker and less fit than they were 16 years ago, according to a British study. Researchers compared the strength and fitness of 10-year-olds from Essex between 1998 and 2014. They found children had become heavier and taller but scored worse in tests including sit-ups and grip strength […]

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Manchester transgender vicar leads church diversity push

sponsored advertisement: A transgender vicar has led a unique project to bring together a collection of churches to foster better diversity in the Church of England. Twelve churches in Manchester have joined together to form the first inclusive deanery. Canon Rachel Mann was inspired to act partly following the case of a 14-year-old girl who […]

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PM calls for jailed mother to be released

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Free Nazanin Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella during a temporary release from prison The prime minister has called for the release of jailed charity-worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Downing Street says. Theresa May met the Iranian president for talks at the United Nations in New York, on Tuesday. Mrs May […]

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Powys restaurant The Checkers returns Michelin star

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Jeremy Bolwell/Geograph Image caption The Checkers has held a Michelin star since 2011 The owners of a Michelin-star restaurant have taken the unusual step of handing back their coveted award. Recognition in the famous guide is regarded as the pinnacle for any restaurant in the world. Yet ahead of publication of […]

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Meghan closes a car door and some people can't handle it

sponsored advertisement: Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStepping out in a Givenchy dress, the Duchess proves she’s just like us It’s something millions of us do every single day, but when the Duchess of Sussex closed her car door on Tuesday, the internet was watching and had something to say. Arriving at […]

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Edinburgh nightclub meme: What was being said

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright David Wilkinson You step into a nightclub and you don’t know what will happen. You might be hoping to just have a dance with your mates, or maybe to meet someone. But you’re probably not expecting to become a meme. That’s what happened to Patrick Richie and Lucia Gorman when they […]

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Two dead at Manchester's Britannia Hotel

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Google Image caption One man fell to his death and another was found dead in a room at the hotel Two men have been found dead at a hotel in Manchester. One of the men, aged in his 20s, was reported to have fallen from the Britannia Hotel in Portland Street […]

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New hospital part of Wales health shake-up

sponsored advertisement: Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCampaigners fear Withybush hospital is being “sacrificed” in a planned health shake-up. A new hospital is part of the preferred option being proposed in a far-reaching shake-up of NHS services in west Wales. It comes amid fears that services are spread too thinly and could […]

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Fears over 'very lost' beluga whale in River Thames

sponsored advertisement: Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe whale was thought to be feeding in the area Conservationists are waiting to see if a “very lost” beluga whale in the River Thames has headed back out to sea. It was first spotted by ecologist and ornithologist Dave Andrews on Tuesday, who said […]