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Riders Rescued From 45ft Up On Rollercoaster

Thursday  21:16,   26 may 2016
Sky News

Fourteen people have been rescued from high above Paulton's Park in Hampshire after the brand new rollercoaster they were riding broke down. The visitors were on the sit-down Velociraptor ride at Paultons Park in Hampshire when it stopped[...]

Brexit would put pensions at risk, David Cameron tells older voters

Thursday  17:50,   26 may 2016
Press Association

Workers should brace themselves for a less comfortable retirement if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron said as the fight for the support of older voters intensified. A new poll of 8,650 over-50s found the referendum campaign had so far had little [...]

Net migration to UK hit 333,000 in 2015, second highest on record

Thursday  12:50,   26 may 2016
Press Association

Net migration to Britain has increased to the second highest level on record, official figures reveal. The figure - the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving - was estimated at 333,000 for the year ending December 2015.This[...]

Woman aiming to use dead daughter's eggs to have child 'would fulfil dying wish'

Thursday  05:10,   26 may 2016
Press Association

A woman who wants to use her daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has appealed to leading judges to allow her to carry out the dying wishes of her "much-loved and only child".The 60-year-old, whose daughter died[...]

Guide dog owners seek tougher penalties for cab refusals

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Guide dog owners are calling for stronger penalties for cab drivers who refuse to carry them. The charity Guide Dogs claims owners are being let down because the penalties issued to taxi and minicab drivers who flout the law and refuse to take[...]

One in 10 tormented by 60 nuisance calls a month, research reveals

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Nuisance calls make up 40% of phone calls, a new report has found. One in 10 people that were part of research by consumer affairs organisation Which? and call-blocking firm TrueCall received more than 60 nuisance calls a month over a three-year[...]

Men 'lagging behind women over charitable behaviour'

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Men are lagging behind women when it comes to supporting good causes, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Three in five women (60%) got involved in some form of charitable behaviour in a typical month in 2015, compared with 52% of men, [...]

Bus drivers to stage one-day strike in dispute over pay and conditions

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Hundreds of bus drivers are to stage a one-day strike in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions agreements. Members of Unite working for First Manchester Ltd will walk out today, claiming "serious breaches" of long-standing industrial[...]

NHS facing £10 billion black hole by 2020 says new report

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

<p>Analysis by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) suggests the NHS will exceed its budget by £10 billion a year in four years' time as it struggles to make £22 billion in planned efficiency[...]

Ellie Butler murder accused father's 'bark worse than his bite'

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

The man accused of killing six-year-old Ellie Butler in a violent rage was all bark and no bite, his partner has told jurors. Graphic designer Jennie Gray, 36, insisted she and Ben Butler were not living in a "house of horrors" at the time of their[...]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Invites Donald Trump To Meet British Muslims - To Prove They're Not 'Bad People'

Tuesday  23:50,   24 may 2016
Huffington Post UK

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Invites Donald Trump To Meet British Muslims - To Prove They're Not 'Bad People'In an interview with HuffPost UK, Khan said he wanted to educate the “ignorant” billionaire by introducing him to his family and[...]

Spice Among Legal Highs To Be Outlawed

Tuesday  23:46,   24 may 2016
Sky News

Callam says he smokes spice because he's living on the streets."It's just easy", he tells me. An easy[...]

Peanut Death Restaurateur Jailed For Six Years

Tuesday  23:42,   24 may 2016
Sky News

The owner of a curry house where a customer died eating food containing peanuts has been setenced to six years in jail for causing the man's death.Mohammed Zaman was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence when a customer with a severe[...]

Fracking Given Green Light In North Yorkshire

Tuesday  17:50,   24 may 2016
Sky News

Councillors have approved an application by a UK company to frack for shale gas near the village of Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire. Third Energy has become the first company to be given the go-ahead for fracking, which has not taken place in the UK[...]