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Raft of safety flaws listed at Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Image copyright EPA A list of failed safety regulations has been presented to a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze. Dr Barbara Lane said lifts in the tower were sub-standard, fire doors had not been replaced and combustible material was fitted around windows. She said the “very basis” of the policy telling people to […]

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Buckingham Palace terror suspect 'said Queen was enemy'

Image copyright Julia Quenzler A man allegedly caught with a samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace said the Queen was the enemy “that Allah tells us to fight”, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, from Luton, denies preparing acts of terrorism on 25 August last year, claiming he only wanted to get killed. He shouted […]

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World Cup 2018: Flies plague England's build-up in Volgograd

BBC Sports correspondent Natalie Pirks tackles insects in World Cup stadium Of all the problems England fans and players thought they would face in Russia, a plague of flies was not one of them. Gareth Southgate’s side face Tunisia in their opening World Cup game on Monday (19:00 BST) in the south west city of […]

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Demolition or restoration: What should happen to Glasgow School of Art?

Image copyright PA Shock, heartbreak and devastation were the feelings expressed by most over the weekend as news spread of the second massive fire in four years at Glasgow School of Art. But now thoughts turn to the future. Can the building, which has been reduced to “a shell”, be saved and restored or will […]

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Cannabis oil row: Boy discharged from hospital

Image caption Cannabis oil is used to control Billy’s seizures A boy with severe epilepsy who was admitted to hospital after his medical cannabis oil was confiscated has been discharged. Billy Caldwell, 12, was treated with the drug in hospital after the Home Office granted a 20-day licence for the use of the banned substance. […]

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Slavery offence landlord Hargit Bariana jailed

Image copyright PA Image caption Hargit Bariana forced four vulnerable men to work in his Blyth takeaway A landlord who enslaved his tenants, forced them to work in his takeaways and fed them leftovers rather than pay them has been jailed. Hargit Bariana claimed he was helping the homeless, but was convicted of modern day […]

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'Very smelly' cat stuck in Clacton car engine grille

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption The car’s owner has no idea how long the cat had been on board A car had to be partially dismantled after a stowaway cat got “well and truly trapped” in the front grille. It is thought the male tabby might have been stuck for up to two days when […]

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Josh Hanson murder: Police probe Shane O'Brien 'sightings'

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Shane O’Brien is dangerous and should not be approached, police said Fifteen potential sightings have been made of a suspected killer since he was placed on Interpol’s worldwide most-wanted list, according to police. Shane O’Brien, 30, is the chief suspect in connection with the murder of Josh Hanson who […]

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Glasgow art school blaze: Fire chiefs 'guarantee' to find cause

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fire crews remain at the scene three days after the blaze broke out Fire investigators have promised they will find out what caused the blaze which gutted the Glasgow School of Art. Assistant Chief Officer David McGowan said a “comprehensive and professional” probe will be carried out. Eight fire […]

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Mother and son found dead at Beachy Head cliffs

Image caption The cliffs at Beachy Head are a popular beauty spot The bodies of a woman and a young child have been found at the cliffs at Beachy Head. Police and coastguards discovered their bodies at the beauty spot in East Sussex at about 07:00 BST. The identities have yet to be confirmed, but […]

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Loughborough Junction: Three killed by train in south London

Three people have died after being struck by a train near Loughborough Junction in south London. Emergency services were called shortly after 07:30 BST to reports of multiple bodies being found. London Ambulance Service paramedics attended with police, but the three people were pronounced dead at the scene. This breaking news story is being updated […]

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'Labour anti-Semitism putting off students'

Image copyright Getty Images/Melantha Chittenden Jewish students are being put off from applying to certain universities because of claims of anti-Semitism. The outgoing National Chair of Labour Students, Melantha Chittenden has told Newsbeat that her own party’s leadership is to blame. She claims there’d be less anti-Semitism on campuses if the party leadership had been […]