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Mother And Daughter Murder: Man Charged

Thursday  15:30,   16 june 2016
Sky News

A man has been charged with murdering a mother and daughter in their own home. Anthony Showers, 42, is accused of killing Jade Hales, 28, and her 53-year-old mother Karen Lyn Hales, who were both found to have died of severe head[...]

Poor NHS phone service puts patients 'at risk'

Thursday  11:00,   16 june 2016
Press Association

NHS 111 in the South West is putting patients "at risk of harm", a damning new report has said. The urgent phone line run by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has been ordered to make improvements by health inspectors[...]

Brexit could leave UK 'critically short' of workers, Manpower report claims

Tuesday  11:15,   14 june 2016
Press Association

Leaving the EU could make the UK "critically short" of workers, with hiring intentions already hit by Brexit uncertainty, according to a new report. Employment group Manpower issued a warning about the impact on British industry if EU[...]

A London Subway Experiment: Please Don’t Walk Up the Escalator

Monday  10:55,   13 june 2016
The New York Times

Officials seeking to address overcrowding have asked people at one station to stand side by side on escalators, instead of leaving room for walking, which causes backups.Cars still drive on the left, and signs still instruct you to walk on the left. [...]

Lotto rollover rises to £21m after nobody scoops weekend jackpot

Sunday  11:55,   12 june 2016
Press Association

There will be an estimated £20.9 million jackpot in Wednesday as no-one scooped Saturday's Lottery draw top prize.The winning numbers were 04, 55, 30, 38, 17, 47 and the bonus number was[...]

Crowds Line The Mall For Trooping The Colour

Sunday  07:35,   12 june 2016
Sky News

Hundreds of people are lining the Mall to watch the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh make their way to Horse Guards Parade for the annual Trooping the Colour parade.The annual event is part of a weekend of celebrations to mark the Monarch's 90th[...]

Mayor Khan accused over Transport for London fares pledge

Thursday  09:05,   09 june 2016
Press Association

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was accused of breaking one of his key election pledges after announcing that his four-year freeze on Transport for London (TfL) fares will only cover single journeys. That means Travelcards, monthly Oyster cards and[...]

'Premier league liar' BHS buyer 'threatened to kill chain's chief executive'

Thursday  08:15,   09 june 2016
Press Association

The man who bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green threatened to kill the high street chain's chief executive, a parliamentary hearing has been told, as he was branded a "premier league liar" who had his "fingers in the[...]

Father And Son Struck By Lightning Were Just Meters From Safety

Wednesday  18:55,   08 june 2016
Huffington Post UK

A father and son remain "critically ill" after being struck by lightning at a Northern Ireland school on Tuesday - just meters from the safety of the family car. George Allen, his son, five, and daughter, seven, were treated for severe[...]

A royal rift reignited? Prince Philip reveals he 'sees things differently' to 'romantic' Charles

Wednesday  07:15,   08 june 2016
International Business Times

Royal biographer Gyles Brandreth recalled an old conversation with Duke of Edinburgh.Prince Philip's relationship with his eldest son Prince Charles has been the subject of public scrutiny for many years. Their differences have simmered since the[...]

Ambulances Destroyed In Surrey Hospital Fire

Tuesday  15:25,   07 june 2016
Sky News

Three ambulances have been destroyed by fire at a hospital in Surrey. Aerial footage shows the burnt-out remains of three vehicles outside East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.Fire crews can be seen spraying the wreckage using water hoses, with other[...]

Hundreds compete to become World Pooh Sticks Champion

Monday  09:30,   06 june 2016
Press Association

Hundreds of enthusiastic competitors travelled to a small river in the Oxfordshire countryside hoping to win one of the world's most coveted sporting titles -World Pooh Sticks Champion. The River Windrush, in Witney, played host to the 33rd[...]

PM: I'll make Brexit camp pay for their 'nonsense on stilts'

Sunday  18:00,   05 june 2016
Press Association

David Cameron has vowed to make Leave campaigners like Boris Johnson "pay" for their claims about Britain's economic prospects outside the European Union. Pledges made by London's former mayor and Michael Gove that the UK will strike[...]

Deepcut public inquiry could be 'best method' of finding truth says Army head

Saturday  16:25,   04 june 2016
Press Association

A public inquiry into Deepcut barracks should be held if it is the "best method" of getting to the truth, the head of the Army has said.A public inquiry into Deepcut barracks should be held if it is the "best method" of getting to the[...]

Two Held Over Disappearance Of Baby In 2004

Saturday  05:20,   04 june 2016
Sky News

Two women have been arrested on suspicion on murder after the disappearance of a baby more than 11 years ago. Detectives say human remains were found at a house in north London.A 50-year-old woman was arrested after officers attended a home[...]