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May to harden up Brexit negotiating position

Tuesday  16:46,   08 august 2017
Sky News

Theresa May is expected to harden up her Brexit negotiating position when she returns to Downing Street next week, amid criticism that the UK is woefully underprepared for talks. Senior Government sources have told Sky News that a number of[...]

Priests turned away from pub over stag do mix-up

Saturday  14:25,   05 august 2017
Sky News

A group of priests have been turned away from a pub – because staff thought they were on a stag do. The seven seminarians had popped to the City Arms in Cardiff on Saturday night to celebrate the ordination of colleague Father Peter McLaren.But[...]

Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Saturday  07:55,   05 august 2017
Sky News

Oxford University employee Andrew Warren, wanted in the US for murder, has been arrested, Chicago Police have said. Warren, 56, was arrested in San Francisco, while his alleged accomplice Wyndham Lathem was arrested in Oakland, California,[...]

Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Saturday  07:55,   05 august 2017
Sky News

Oxford University employee Andrew Warren, wanted in the US for murder, has been arrested, Chicago Police have said. Warren, 56, was arrested in San Francisco, while his alleged accomplice Wyndham Lathem was arrested in Oakland, California,[...]

Hedgehog tastes freedom at fire station after fruit bowl ordeal

Friday  12:40,   04 august 2017
Press Association

The animal was found wedged in metalwork forming part of the bowl after straying on to a property in Redditch, Worcestershire. An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We were contacted by a concerned member of the public after they found a small hedgehog stuck[...]

'Monster' surgeon: Sentence raised to 20 years

Thursday  15:26,   03 august 2017
Sky News

A breast cancer surgeon who carried out needless operations on 10 patients has had his sentence increased to 20 years in jail. Ian Paterson, who left victims scarred and disfigured, was previously sent to prison for 15 years.Prosecutors were[...]

Residents of flats near Grenfell Tower ‘to receive £2.7m in council support’

Thursday  13:31,   03 august 2017
Press Association

The amount will cover grants, redecoration and cleaning services.Households from the three “finger” blocks near the high-rise – Testerton, Barandon and Hurstway Walks – are expected to receive “in the region of £2.7 million” in support from[...]

Acid advice issued after 400 attacks since April

Thursday  10:55,   03 august 2017
Sky News

Doctors have issued advice to acid attack witnesses on the "important role" they can play in helping victims. An intervention by bystanders could "substantially improve the outcome", senior figures from the Royal College of Emergency[...]

No drugs found in Rashan Charles' throat

Thursday  00:46,   03 august 2017
Sky News

An object removed from the throat of a black man who died after a police chase "did not contain a controlled substance", according to forensic analysis. Police had said that Rashan Charles had become ill after he was seen "trying to[...]

Dozens of Army cadets in difficulty on Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland

Wednesday  17:15,   02 august 2017
Sky News

<p>More than 40 Army cadets are in difficulty after training on Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains, with emergency services on the scene.</p>Northern Ireland Coastguard says three rescue helicopters, three rescue teams and two senior[...]

Dozens of Army cadets in difficulty on Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland

Wednesday  17:15,   02 august 2017
Sky News

<p>More than 40 Army cadets are in difficulty after training on Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains, with emergency services on the scene.</p>Northern Ireland Coastguard says three rescue helicopters, three rescue teams and two senior[...]

Unarmed police take down machete-wielding man

Wednesday  16:45,   02 august 2017
Sky News

Two police officers who sprinted after a man wielding a 2ft-long machete have been official commended for their bravery. Dramatic video shot by a witness shows the two plain clothes officers running after an offender during a half-mile foot[...]

Briton who died fighting IS in Syria ‘killed himself to avoid being captured’

Wednesday  15:28,   02 august 2017
Press Association

Ryan Lock died last December fighting with the People’s Defence Units (YPG) in the northern city of Raqqa.Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, West Sussex, died last December fighting with the People’s Defence Units (YPG) in the northern city of Raqqa,[...]

Viscount jailed for racially abusive posts

Wednesday  14:55,   02 august 2017
Press Association

Rhodri Philipps offered £5,000 on Facebook for someone to kill Brexit consultation campaigner Gina Miller.But Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, who was jailed in July for 12 weeks for writing a number of offensive and racially abusive[...]

Prisons in crisis over ‘toxic mix’ of pressures, ministers are warned

Wednesday  12:15,   02 august 2017
Press Association

The Prison Governors Association said an increase in indiscipline among inmates is “of grave concern”. A message from the PGA President to members (Bulletin 724) re the crisis in prisons: https://t.co/lAdh9d8qoG— PGA (@PGA_Prisons) August 1, 2017The [...]