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Bullied MP Chris Elmore 'mentally tortured' as a child

Image caption Ogmore MP Chris Elmore has spoken out about the bullying he suffered when a child He was punched in the face, kicked down stairs and mentally tortured so badly he had three breakdowns. It is the stuff of every teenager’s nightmare – to be bullied so badly you feel under the control of […]

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Babs Beverley, one third of the Beverley Sisters, dies aged 91

Image caption The Beverley Sisters – Teddie, Joy and Babs – in 1958 Babs Beverley, one of the twins in the Beverley Sisters, has died aged 91. Her death, along with that of her older sister Joy in 2015, leaves Teddie Beverley as the sole surviving member of the vocal harmony group. Born Babette Chinery […]

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Vegan billboards: Middlesbrough man funds signs

Image copyright Tony Galuidi Image caption Tony Galuidi says there is no need for animals to die so we can eat A vegan has spent hundred of pounds of his own money on giant billboard messages in Middlesbrough, urging people to think about the way they eat. Tony Galuidi “felt compelled” to act after a […]

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Man to be quizzed over London road pedestrian push

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCCTV footage of the push was released by police on Tuesday A man is to be questioned by police after a pedestrian was pushed into traffic on a busy London street. The victim was almost hit by a minicab when he was shoved on New Bridge Street, […]

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Google accused of 'trust demolition' over health app

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day, the Royal Free Hospital says A controversial health app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, it has been revealed. Streams was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering […]

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Leicester City helicopter 'did not respond to pilot's command'

Image copyright Pete White Image caption The AW169 helicopter, pictured here landing at the stadium after the game The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City’s stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot’s command, initial findings show. Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when the aircraft came down after a match […]

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Fulham sack Slavisa Jokanovic and appoint Claudio Ranieri

Welcome back to the Premier League Ranieri Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016. Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches. Italian Ranieri, 67, has been given a […]

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Commercial nuclear reprocessing ends at Sellafield site

Image copyright Sellafield Ltd Image caption At one third of a mile long, Thorp is the largest building on the Sellafield site Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from around the world has ended at Sellafield. The last batch of waste has gone through its Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp), which opened in 1994. It has […]

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie filmed in Highlands

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Ryan Reynolds voices the character of Pikachu in the film Scenes for the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie were filmed in the Scottish Highlands, it has emerged. Parts of Glen Nevis and the surrounding area were temporarily closed to the public in March this year for an unnamed film […]

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'Migrants' found on boat off Dover included toddler

Image caption The vessel was located off the coast of Dover at 04:30 GMT Another boat with suspected migrants on board has been picked up by the coastguard off the Kent coast. BBC South East understands there were seven men, one woman and a toddler on board the “small open boat”. They are believed to […]

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Farm fire kills 21,000 chicks in Preston

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The chicks were being kept in a single 1,400-sq-m building An estimated 21,000 chicks have died in a fire at chicken farm in Lancashire. The animals were in a single building at the farm in Rosemary Lane, Preston, where the fire broke out at after 20:00 GMT on Tuesday. […]

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Bristol City Council pledges to end 'period poverty'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A “period poverty summit” is to be held in the city in December Every schoolgirl in Bristol is to be provided with free sanitary products in a bid to end so-called period poverty, a council has pledged. The city council’s cabinet has agreed to hold a summit on the […]