106115432 p0744sc9 - Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year
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Nowruz: How 300m people celebrate Persian New Year

About 300 million people across the world will celebrate Persian New Year – or Nowruz – on Thursday. The 3,000-year-old festival begins on the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar, and is also a celebration of Spring. People in countries including Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iraq will be welcoming the start of […]

106116126 21mar1front01 - Newspaper headlines: May's 'blame game' Brexit speech to nation
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Newspaper headlines: May's 'blame game' Brexit speech to nation

Newspaper headlines: May’s ‘blame game’ Brexit speech to nation By BBC News Staff Image caption Photos of Theresa May standing behind a lectern at Number 10 feature on many of the front pages, after the PM’s public address on Wednesday evening. Mrs May spoke directly to voters, saying she understood they were tired of Brexit […]

p0742msj - Cardiff Irish Traveller's arrest shameful, says charity
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Cardiff Irish Traveller's arrest shameful, says charity

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice bodycam footage shows Minnie Moloney getting hysterical upon being arrested The way a pregnant Irish Traveller was arrested was shameful and inappropriate, a race charity has said. Minnie Moloney, 25, who has severe mental health issues, was visited by several male police officers on 7 December […]

106079181 lau mor conv2 - Cookstown disco deaths: Hotel owner de-arrested over drugs
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Cookstown disco deaths: Hotel owner de-arrested over drugs

Image copyright Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading/Family/Edendork GAC Image caption Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after the incident The 52-year-old hotel owner who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after three teenagers’ deaths has been released on police bail. The three people died after a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. […]

106111483 p0742w0j - Nottinghamshire paramedic loses half his body weight
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Nottinghamshire paramedic loses half his body weight

A paramedic who said he struggled to breathe while attending emergencies because of his weight has lost more than 12 stone (76kg). Miles Bryers, who previously weighed about 25 stone (159kg), credits his weight loss to healthy eating and regular exercise. The 24-year-old, who works as a paramedic for Central Medical Services in Nottinghamshire, started […]

106089346 gettyimages 950674668 - Council tax increase: Why am I paying the police so much?
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Council tax increase: Why am I paying the police so much?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Households across the country are receiving their annual tax bill Recently opened your council tax bill? You’ve no doubt noticed you’ll be paying a bit more this year. But one figure in particular might have grabbed your attention, probably because it’s risen by more than 10%. You’re not alone. […]

104797168 12897c3d 71a5 4873 b8d2 4fb1b48c9aae - 'No consent' for teeth removal op on woman who later died
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'No consent' for teeth removal op on woman who later died

Image copyright Diana Johnston Image caption Rachel Johnston’s mother Diana has started a legal battle for negligence The mother of a disabled woman who died after all her teeth were removed says she did not consent to the operation. Rachel Johnston’s family has started a legal claim for negligence, saying medics failed to discuss risks […]

106112822 oscardonnelly5 - Cardiff boy, 6, crushed by Lloret de Mar hotel arcade game
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Cardiff boy, 6, crushed by Lloret de Mar hotel arcade game

Image copyright PA Image caption Oscar has been left with facial paralysis and an eye condition after an arcade machine fell on him on holiday in Spain A six-year-old boy has been left with a fractured skull and a paralysed face after an arcade game fell on top of him on holiday, his family say. […]

106116177 ben woodburn2 getty - Wales 1-0 Trinidad and Tobago: Ben Woodburn scores injury-time winner
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Wales 1-0 Trinidad and Tobago: Ben Woodburn scores injury-time winner

Ben Woodburn’s late goal gave Ryan Giggs a fourth win from 10 matches as manager Ben Woodburn’s added-time winner saved Wales’ blushes as they marked the return of international football to Wrexham with an unconvincing friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago. In preparation for Sunday’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, manager Ryan Giggs rested […]

106116233 p0744hjw - Theresa May: 'I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further'
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Theresa May: 'I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further'

The prime minister has urged MPs to back her withdrawal agreement deal, and ensure the UK leaves the EU by 30 June. The European Union has indicated it would support a short delay from the original leaving date of 29 March, if MPs back the deal. Theresa May said it was now time for Parliament […]

106114546 mediaitem106114545 - Christchurch shootings: UK media 'must deny terrorists a voice'
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Christchurch shootings: UK media 'must deny terrorists a voice'

Image copyright Getty Images The UK media must not help terrorists by showing “harmful” content in their coverage of incidents, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer says. Neil Basu said a “sensible conversation” was needed about how incidents like the Christchurch attack should be reported. Several UK newspaper websites used film taken by suspected gunman or […]

106111479 74adbf36 6ed5 49bd 8e94 db294859fbe5 - Hannegret Donnelly: 'Systematic abuser' murdered husband
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Hannegret Donnelly: 'Systematic abuser' murdered husband

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Hannegret Donnelly was found guilty of murder by a jury at Kingston Crown Court A woman who “systematically” abused her husband by hitting him with objects, weakening him until he died, has been found guilty of his murder. Hannegret Donnelly, 55, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, controlled husband Christopher’s life […]