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Father and son found dead in river 'were looking for metal'

Monday  05:30,   18 june 2018

The bodies of a father and son have been discovered in a river after the pair went missing during a magnet fishing trip. Police said divers made the discovery in the River Calder, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on Saturday evening after they were [...]

Rebuilding Glasgow art school 'could cost £100m'

Monday  05:30,   18 june 2018

Rebuilding the Glasgow School of Art following a the devastating fire could cost at least £100m, according to experts.  Academics specialising in fire risk and construction management at Glasgow Caledonian University came up with the estimated[...]

Two held over fire that gutted nightclub and church

Sunday  16:55,   17 june 2018

Fire crews were called to the former Zanzibar club and Bethel Community Church in the Stow Hill area of Newport at 6.30pm on Friday. Gwent Police said significant damage was caused by the fire, which was brought under control after three hours.More[...]

What the papers say – June 15

Friday  10:01,   15 june 2018

Pictures of the Queen and Duchess of Sussex appear on the front pages.The Times leads with claims from some BBC presenters that they have been “thrown under a bus” by the corporation after being moved on to the staff payroll rather than having[...]

Immigration cap for foreign medics set to be softened

Thursday  13:41,   14 june 2018

Immigration rules are due to be softened to allow thousands more doctors and nurses from non-EU countries into Britain. The move is expected to be announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday as part of a drive to let in more highly-skilled[...]

Grenfell survivor: Time to reflect and make sure the world is still listening

Thursday  13:16,   14 june 2018

But Antonio Roncolato, who is still in temporary accommodation a year later, also expressed frustration at a litany of promises broken by authorities.The anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire is an opportunity to “make sure that the world is still[...]

Man, 21, charged with murder after Andover stabbing

Thursday  11:56,   14 june 2018

William Rudiak was pronounced dead at the scene.Ben Harvey, of Ridges View, Little London, near Andover, has also been charged with aggravated burglary and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence, Hampshire Constabulary[...]

What the papers say – June 14

Thursday  10:00,   14 june 2018

The first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster makes the fronts on Thursday.The Times features a tale on the Brexit debate, saying that Labour suffered a “mass revolt” in the vote, alongside a main story about the problems caused by social[...]

The horror of filming the Grenfell Tower fire

Thursday  09:45,   14 june 2018

As a cameraman on a night shift, being asked to go to a fire at a house or a block of flats is not unusual.  It usually involves driving to a location and finding a couple of fire engines packing away their hoses. You end up asking bystanders[...]

Pippa Middleton will officially receive a royal title

Wednesday  18:51,   13 june 2018


SNP: Mundell should quit after Brexit ‘power grab by backdoor’

Wednesday  13:00,   13 june 2018

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford hit out after the Commons spent just 15 minutes debating how Brexit will impact on devolution.MSN has launched a campaign to tackle loneliness, which affects 9 million across all age groups and walks of life in[...]

'I should be a lady of leisure… I'm a lady of agony': Pensioner, 70, who survived Grenfell Tower tells of her trouble rebuilding her shattered life

Wednesday  12:21,   13 june 2018

Rukayetu Mamudu, 70, and her grandson Tyrshondre, then 12, were some of the first survivors to escape the fire in the early hours of June 14, but their ordeal was only just beginning.Rukayetu Mamudu, 70, and her grandson Tyrshondre, then 12, were[...]

What the papers say – June 13

Wednesday  10:00,   13 june 2018

Brexit and the Singapore summit dominate the headlines.The Times leads with a picture of the US and North Korean leaders above a story about the United States calling an end to “war games” on the Korean[...]

Fury as Prince Edward takes '£37,000' taxpayer-funded private jet for 133-mile trip between engagements (when the train would have cost £250)

Wednesday  09:50,   13 june 2018

The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled between Poole in Dorset and Tamworth, Staffordshire, to attend an event marking the death 1,100 years ago of Anglo-Saxon ruler Aethelflaed.The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled between Poole in Dorset[...]

Secret WW2 exercise that killed UK soldiers revealed

Wednesday  06:45,   13 june 2018

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a military blunder on a secret wartime training exercise that resulted in the deaths of seven British soldiers on UK soil. The mistakes happened on a D-Day training exercise on 13 June 1943, and led to the[...]