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Man held on suspicion of 2003 murder of missing teenager Charlene Downes

Tuesday  14:16,   01 august 2017
Press Association

The 14-year-old went missing in Blackpool on November 1, 2003.Charlene Downes was 14 when she vanished in Blackpool, Lancashire, on November 1[...]

How the British Gas price hike will affect you

Tuesday  13:38,   01 august 2017
Sky News

British Gas owner Centrica has announced it will be putting up its electricity prices within weeks. We take a look at how it will affect customers::: How much more am I likely to pay? © PA The cost of electricity will rise by 12.5% from [...]

Water firm admits supplying contaminated water

Wednesday  17:11,   19 july 2017
Sky News

Water firm United Utilities has pleaded guilty to supplying water that was unfit for human consumption. About 700,000 people in Lancashire had to boil their water before drinking it for almost three weeks in the summer of 2015 when a parasite was[...]

Water firm admits supplying contaminated water

Wednesday  17:11,   19 july 2017
Sky News

Water firm United Utilities has pleaded guilty to supplying water that was unfit for human consumption. About 700,000 people in Lancashire had to boil their water before drinking it for almost three weeks in the summer of 2015 when a parasite was[...]

Water firm admits supplying contaminated water

Wednesday  17:10,   19 july 2017
Sky News

Water firm United Utilities has pleaded guilty to supplying water that was unfit for human consumption. About 700,000 people in Lancashire had to boil their water before drinking it for almost three weeks in the summer of 2015 when a parasite was[...]

Drivers warned of weekend travel 'chaos'

Tuesday  18:06,   18 july 2017
Sky News

Drivers are being warned to expect delays this weekend as about nine million vehicles descend on the roads and motorways for the start of the summer getaway. Saturday will be busiest, according to the RAC, with 3.4 million journeys - but Friday[...]

Drivers warned of weekend travel 'chaos'

Tuesday  18:06,   18 july 2017
Sky News

Drivers are being warned to expect delays this weekend as about nine million vehicles descend on the roads and motorways for the start of the summer getaway. Saturday will be busiest, according to the RAC, with 3.4 million journeys - but Friday[...]

Woman gang raped by up to five men in caravan at naturist club

Tuesday  17:45,   18 july 2017
MSN

The victim was staying at the Eureka Sun Club in Kent when she was attacked and two men were arrested before being released pending investigations. Two men have been arrested after a woman was gang raped in a caravan at a naturist[...]

Theresa May accuses her own Cabinet of 'not taking their responsibilities seriously'

Tuesday  16:20,   18 july 2017
MSN

Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images Theresa May urges her Cabinet to end growing briefing war inside government. The prime minister on Tuesday morning told her Cabinet that the internecine warfare playing out in the press over that past week[...]

Ancient Roman sarcophagus found next to baby bones near Borough Market

Tuesday  16:06,   18 july 2017
Press Association

The 1,600-year-old coffin was found during an archaeological dig at a development site in Southwark.The 1,600-year-old coffin, which was discovered near Borough Market in central London, is thought to contain the remains of a mother after the bones[...]

Blair ‘feels sorry’ for PM with ‘sharks always circling’

Sunday  14:35,   16 july 2017
Press Association

The former prime minister said he believed Theresa May has the “best interests of the country at heart”.The former prime minister said he believed Mrs May has the “best interests of the country at heart”, although reiterated he strongly disagrees[...]

Britain’s housing crisis looms large as Grenfell fire survivors reckon with what’s next

Sunday  09:11,   16 july 2017
The Washington Post

A severe shortage of public housing has left former tower residents wondering where to go.Now he’s waiting again — for the replacement home that authorities promised him to compensate for the fire at Grenfell Tower, which rendered him and hundreds[...]

Community leaders demand to know how money for Grenfell victims will be spent

Saturday  16:15,   15 july 2017
Press Association

Several millions of pounds in donations have been collected by charities, but residents say those affected have not yet been consulted.Several millions of pounds in donations have been collected by charities and other groups in the four weeks since[...]

Flats evacuated amid ‘hazardous material’ alert in Selby

Saturday  16:06,   15 july 2017
Press Association

The discovery was made during a property search following the arrest of a 60-year-old man on suspicion of racial or religious aggravated harassment.North Yorkshire Police said a 100-metre (328ft) cordon has been put around a property in Selby as the [...]

Kate reveals her children love Natural History Museum as she unveils new attraction

Friday  11:24,   14 july 2017
Press Association

The whale was chosen to be put at the heart of the museum as it told a “powerful story”.The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the Natural History Museum’s replacement for the long-loved Dippy the Diplodocus – a vast blue whale skeleton called Hope – [...]