100396412  99329765 h4ocjoes - Telford abuse: Victim numbers 'sensationalised'
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Telford abuse: Victim numbers 'sensationalised'

Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Supt Tom Harding said West Mercia Police “know” the scale of child sexual exploitation in Telford Reports on the scale of sexual abuse in Telford are “sensationalised”, a police chief has said. A Sunday Mirror investigation found up to 1,000 girls in the Shropshire town may have been […]

100304845 skripals - Russian spy: Poisoning response deadline passes
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Russian spy: Poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyrightEPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospitalThe deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has now passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa May […]

100406502 gettyimages 612044396 - Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirm break-up
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirm break-up

Image copyright Getty Images Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have broken up after more than two years together. The singer confirmed the reports in a tweet, saying they’d both had an “incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship”. A little over ten minutes later Gigi tweeted her own statement, saying: “I want nothing but the best […]

100403245 28comp - Drugs deaths fall in Llanelli after dealers caught
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Drugs deaths fall in Llanelli after dealers caught

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police Image caption The gang supplied drugs in Llanelli and Aberystwyth Heroin deaths in a Carmarthenshire town have dropped since raids were carried out on 28 members of a drugs gang who have now been jailed, police have said. The gang supplied a “staggering” amount of Class A drugs in Llanelli as […]

100404309 03a9b76e dcd6 4e38 85bb ab1db670bcbe - Counter-terror police investigate 'unexplained' death
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Counter-terror police investigate 'unexplained' death

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The man found on Monday is believed to be Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov Counter-terror police are leading an investigation into the “unexplained” death of a man in London. He is believed to be Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who claimed political asylum in the UK after being convicted of fraud. The […]

100404798 tv045491375 - Jamie Carragher: Police speak to driver who filmed spitting incident
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Jamie Carragher: Police speak to driver who filmed spitting incident

Carragher sorry for ‘awful behaviour’ Greater Manchester Police have spoken to the motorist who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting towards his car while both were driving on Saturday. Enquiries are continuing but it is understood both Carragher’s actions and the filming of the incident while driving could be punishable. Former Liverpool defender Carragher, 40, has apologised […]

100379440 da48912f dc20 476d a8ee 4327143c87b7 - Giant pandas director quits Edinburgh Zoo
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Giant pandas director quits Edinburgh Zoo

Image copyright Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Image caption Tian Tian has failed to produce a cub since moving to Edinburgh Zoo in 2011 The man behind an agreement to bring pandas to Scotland has quit Edinburgh Zoo. The zoo said director of giant pandas, Iain Valentine, left his post to “pursue new interests”. News […]

100399592 homerlicence - 'Homer Simpson' car driver stopped in Milton Keynes
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'Homer Simpson' car driver stopped in Milton Keynes

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption The fake licence also got Homer’s fictional address wrong Police were handed a licence with cartoon character Homer Simpson’s details on when they stopped a driver. Thames Valley Police pulled the motorist over in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday night. The force said in addition to the driver’s […]

100402652 bmw - Russian spy: Police appeal over Sergei Skripal's red BMW
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Russian spy: Police appeal over Sergei Skripal's red BMW

Image copyrightBen Whitlock Police investigating the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter have appealed for witnesses who saw the pair’s red BMW car before the attack. Sergei Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33, parked the vehicle in Salisbury city centre – less than three hours before they were found slumped on a bench. It […]

100399589 recovery - Witham driver's 20-hour wait for the RAC on the M25
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Witham driver's 20-hour wait for the RAC on the M25

Image copyright Andrew Warner Image caption Andrew Warner’s car was finally collected by a recovery vehicle on Sunday A man waited more than 20 hours for his car to be recovered by the RAC after it broke down on the M25. Andrew Warner’s vehicle broke down at the Clacket Lane services near Sevenoaks, about 50 […]

100399103 c421bd33 ebe3 4103 a977 13999ecaba3d - Fleckney murder trial: Man 'raped and smothered 72-year-old woman'
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Fleckney murder trial: Man 'raped and smothered 72-year-old woman'

Image caption Jane Hings was found dead by two carers at her home in Fleckney A man raped and murdered a 72-year-old woman by smothering her with a pillow, a court has heard. Craig Keogh, 27, is also accused of stealing jewellery from the home of Jane Hings, who jurors were told he knew because […]