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Tourists warned against endangering lives by taking cliff-edge selfies

Wednesday  13:55,   21 december 2016
Press Association

Photos shared on social media show the tourists on the very edge of the cliffs at the Seven Sisters beauty spot near Brighton.The photos, taken at the popular beauty spot of Seven Sisters on the south coast, show tourists sitting and standing at the [...]

You now don't have to pay to use the toilet at Victoria and Charing Cross train stations

Saturday  15:20,   10 december 2016
Press Association

A small glimmer of hope in a bleak year. Toilet charges in two of London’s busiest stations have been scrapped temporarily according to Network Rail as a goodwill gesture to passengers who have endured travel misery over the last few[...]

Is this the end of Ukip? The party's biggest donor thinks it could be...

Wednesday  15:14,   02 november 2016
Press Association

Arron Banks said the departure of Nigel Farage had caused the “pressure cooker” of tension inside the party to explode.The tycoon also said his close ally Nigel Farage could return again as leader to stabilise the[...]

Ex-Royal Household worker jailed for five years over contracts bribes

Wednesday  18:51,   28 september 2016
Press Association

A former Royal Household official who accepted more than £100,000 in bribes to award contracts for work at royal residences including Buckingham Palace has been jailed for five years. Ronald Harper was deputy property manager responsible for[...]

New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'

Wednesday  18:50,   28 september 2016
Press Association

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse could be facing another serious blow after reports claimed its most senior lawyer is considering resigning. Ben Emmerson QC, who is counsel to the inquiry, is said to disagree with chairwoman Alexis Jay[...]

Johnson hails Syria ceasefire deal

Saturday  15:00,   10 september 2016
Press Association

A US-Russia deal aimed at addressing the crisis in Syria has been welcomed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson The breakthrough agreement, following talks in Geneva, will see a nationwide ceasefire starting on Monday, followed a week later by an [...]

UK To Deploy Extra 100 Troops To South Sudan

Thursday  04:30,   08 september 2016
Sky News

The UK is to send an extra 100 troops to South Sudan in a United Nations peacekeeping role. The additional soldiers will take the deployment in the African nation to 400, the size of a small battalion.One of their duties will be to provide and[...]

Thieves steal charity box in aid of teenage cancer sufferer

Saturday  16:20,   30 july 2016
Press Association

The donation box contained funds for treatment the 16-year-old hoped to receive in the US.The box, containing between £65 and £75, was taken from Bank Street News, in Hythe, Kent, at around 2.30pm on Wednesday July[...]

Man fights for life after Manchester attack

Sunday  13:20,   24 july 2016
Press Association

A man is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after being headbutted outside a nightclub in Manchester. He was subjected to a "random" attack outside the Void venue in the early hours of Sunday, Greater Manchester Police said.He fell to the[...]

Government allows universities to raise tuition fees to £9,250

Thursday  19:05,   21 july 2016
Press Association

Universities in England and Wales have been given official confirmation that they can increase maximum tuition fees to £9,250 a year from September 2017, in a move described by critics as "a kick in the teeth to students".Several[...]

10 Downing Street Security Alert Sparked By Larry The Cat-Loving Pensioner

Thursday  17:50,   14 july 2016
Huffington Post UK

A cat loving pensioner reportedly caused a security panic at Downing Street by sending a bouquet of flowers to Number 10’s famous moggy, Larry.The £55 bunch - said to have included pink roses, white peonies with hydrangeas and shamrocks - aroused[...]

Man Pleads Guilty After Baby Shot With Air Gun

Monday  17:25,   04 july 2016
Sky News

A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm after a one-year-old baby was shot in the head with an air pistol in Bristol. Jordan Walters appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on Monday.The child, who cannot be identified for legal[...]

Relax Laws On Soliciting By Sex Workers - MPs

Friday  08:30,   01 july 2016
Sky News

Prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting, a Commons report has urged. Brothel-keeping rules should also be adapted so prostitutes can share premises rather placing themselves at greater [...]

The Battle of the Somme: 100 years since the carnage of the Western Front

Thursday  11:30,   30 june 2016

<p>July 1, 2016, marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, which was the bloodiest of the First World War.</p>July 1, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the 141-day battle on the First World War’s Western Front [...]

Sex and drugs off limits for undercover police

Wednesday  13:26,   29 june 2016
Press Association

Undercover police officers can never be authorised to start sexual relationships with those they are targeting under official guidelines published for the first time. The instructions also state that taking drugs cannot be signed off as a tactic for [...]