107969849 steeley - Chorley stand-off at house as police investigate attack
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Chorley stand-off at house as police investigate attack

Image copyright Google Image caption Police have cordoned off an address on Steeley Lane, Chorley Police are involved in a stand-off with two men at a house in Chorley, Lancashire, following an alleged attack. Officers went to Steeley Lane after being told a man and woman had been assaulted. They went to another address on […]

107969814 9ae188f9 4260 4987 890f 0f24c517e37b - The Mall fire: Blaze hits Walthamstow shopping centre
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The Mall fire: Blaze hits Walthamstow shopping centre

Image copyright LFB Image caption About 100 firefighters are at the scene A huge fire has broken out at a shopping centre in east London. More than 125 firefighters, with 15 fire engines, are tackling the blaze at The Mall shopping centre in Selborne Road, Walthamstow. London Fire Brigade, which was called at about 07:40 […]

107968669 97f680b2 1933 48c7 9fb0 e78c521c8c96 - Political animal: The llama set to be Boris or Jeremy
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Political animal: The llama set to be Boris or Jeremy

Image copyright University of Reading Image caption The baby llama was an “unexpected arrival” at the University of Reading A university has launched a poll to name a baby llama after one of the Conservative leadership candidates. The University of Reading wants the public to name the newest addition to its herd either Boris or […]

107486135 theresameme - Theresa May's memes: The PM's leadership through the internet's eyes
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Theresa May's memes: The PM's leadership through the internet's eyes

Image copyright Getty Images For hundreds of years, British prime ministers have weathered scandals, failure and resignations without needing to worry about Twitter. The worst they could hope for was a scathing political cartoon in the newspapers. But Theresa May’s time in office came in very different days. Although the phenomenon of the online meme […]

104374677 gettyimages 824720174 - Northern Ireland school funding shortage having 'devastating impact'
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Northern Ireland school funding shortage having 'devastating impact'

Image copyright Getty Images A lack of funding is having a devastating impact on Northern Ireland’s schools, the chairman of a Westminster committee has said. The NI Affairs Committee has carried out an inquiry into education funding. It concluded that a growing funding crisis in Northern Ireland’s schools has led to unmanageable pressures on school […]

107967248 055429364 1 - Brook House: 'G4S made £14m profit from immigration centre'
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Brook House: 'G4S made £14m profit from immigration centre'

Image copyright PA Media G4S made profits of more than £2m per year for running an immigration centre where detainees were filmed being mistreated by staff, a report says. The National Audit Office found the security firm made £14.3m profit running Brook House from 2012 to 2018. The findings raise serious questions about the Home […]

107945011 14e941b6 3589 4389 b575 3dcd8df70af7 - Universal credit: Single mums being forced into sex work
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Universal credit: Single mums being forced into sex work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women say being left short of money by universal credit is forcing them to make desperate decisions “I would drop my son off on a Friday and start to get goosebumps thinking, ‘I know what I’ve got to go and do tonight’.” Alison says she became a prostitute as […]

107909296 4cf53724 f9cc 451a 9cca 8bf01b736851 - Family want answers over Benidorm water park accident
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Family want answers over Benidorm water park accident

Image copyright Family handout Image caption David Briffaut had been at the water park with his girlfriend to celebrate her completing her degree The mother of a man who broke his neck in an accident at a Spanish water park says the family “want to know why and how it happened”. David Briffaut, 23, was […]

107944769 gettyimages 693715426 - Who would win if a general election was held now?
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Who would win if a general election was held now?

Image copyright Getty Images With the UK about to get a new prime minister, the prospect of an early election is not far-fetched. So, how would the parties fare if one was held? The face of party politics in the UK has undergone a dramatic change. The deadlock over Brexit has been followed by a […]

107936281 naomi1 - Women 'must be warned' of breast implant illness
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Women 'must be warned' of breast implant illness

Image caption Naomi Macarthur says she began to suffer “the most horrific symptoms” Women having breast implants should be warned about a condition linked to chronic pain and extreme fatigue, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has said. Tens of thousands of women on online forums claim they have suffered breast implant illness […]

107967280 p07h9cn3 - Egg recipes from the Calais jungle come to London
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Egg recipes from the Calais jungle come to London

In 2016, Syrian refugee Mo spent time in the infamous “jungle” encampment in Calais, France. While there he cooked for fellow refugees and volunteers and it is where his signature dish “jungle eggs” was born. Now living in London, he is following up on his passion for cooking and once a month runs a pop-up […]