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Mother's tribute to two triplets who died at home

Friday  20:18,   29 september 2017
Sky News

A mother whose two baby triplets died in a "tragic accident" has paid tribute to the boys who she described as "my life, heart and soul".Noah and Charlie, both aged five months, were found to be not breathing when police officers [...]

BBC Question Time: Ayesha Hazarika Shuts Down 'Bully' During Fierce Defence Of Angela Merkel

Friday  20:18,   29 september 2017
Huffington Post UK

BBC’s Question Time was arguably more confrontational than ever this week against a backdrop of Jeremy Corbyn’s triumphant Labour Party conference, ongoing Brexit tension and the rise of the far-right in Germany. The first exchange was over Corbyn’s [...]

Judge who spared Oxford student jail investigated

Friday  20:18,   29 september 2017
Sky News

The judicial watchdog is investigating a complaint against a judge who spared an Oxford University student from jail for stabbing her boyfriend. Ian Pringle QC gave Lavinia Woodward, 24, a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, on[...]

Top EU official mocks May over Florence speech

Friday  08:00,   29 september 2017
Sky News

The European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator has mocked Theresa May over her crucial speech in Florence. Guy Verhofstadt said Mrs May chose the Italian city because of its political history of backstabbing and betrayal. © PA Guy [...]

Joke about Prince Harry taken the wrong way, Labour MP claims

Friday  08:00,   29 september 2017
Press Association

Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad was said to have questioned the royal’s ability to fly a helicopter.Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad, who was said to have questioned the royal’s ability to fly a helicopter, released a statement on Twitter which asks “can[...]

Dogs fall ill eating chocolate sent by Sainsbury's

Wednesday  15:40,   27 september 2017
Sky News

Dog owners have spoken of their anger after their pets required emergency veterinary care because they ate chocolate sent through the post by Sainsbury's.The supermarket chain dispatched an assorted box of Green & Black's chocolate bars as[...]

Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder of welfare officer stabbed at school

Wednesday  07:31,   27 september 2017
Press Association

Humberside Police said the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with attempted murder and carrying a blade or pointed article on school premises. © Provided by The Press Association (PA) Earlier, Chief Superintendent[...]

Politicians think northerners are 'inbred' - MP

Monday  15:50,   25 september 2017
Sky News

Labour MP Angela Rayner has criticised how governments have treated the North - suggesting politicians think of northerners as "inbred".Labour's shadow education secretary, who represents Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, called for [...]

Corbyn urged to condemn abuse amid reports of bodyguard for BBC’s Kuenssberg

Monday  15:15,   25 september 2017
Press Association

The call came after reports the BBC had hired a bodyguard to accompany Ms Kuenssberg as she reports from Brighton.The call came after reports that the BBC had hired a bodyguard to accompany Ms Kuenssberg as she reports from Labour’s annual[...]

Hurricane-hit islands look apocalyptic, says Priti Patel on tour of Caribbean

Monday  12:01,   25 september 2017
Press Association

The International Development Secretary announced a £5 million pledge of UK aid to help Dominica which was ravaged by Maria.Priti Patel was on a whistle-stop tour of the Caribbean as she announced a £5 million pledge of UK aid to help Dominica, an[...]

Jeremy Corbyn avoids clash over Brexit which might have divided Labour

Monday  00:15,   25 september 2017
Press Association

Mr Corbyn does not want to commit the UK to staying permanently in the European single market and customs union after Brexit. In a TV interview as the conference opened in Brighton, he made clear he has deep reservations about the restrictions which [...]

Cambridge University tops league table for fifth consecutive year

Sunday  09:40,   24 september 2017
Press Association

According to the guide, Cambridge has the highest average completion rate for any university in the UK.But Cambridge appears to have firmly established bragging rights over Oxford in at least one field, topping the The Times and The Sunday Times[...]

Boy, 15, held by police after shopping centre ‘acid attack’ injures six

Sunday  08:31,   24 september 2017
Press Association

Three of the victims needed hospital treatment after they were hit with the substance.Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at an east London shopping[...]

RAF fighter jets sent to monitor Russian military planes heading for Scotland

Wednesday  23:20,   20 september 2017
MSN

The jets were sent to head off two Russian aircraft which were heading towards the UK's 'area of interest'.Two RAF Typhoons took off from the Lossiemouth base on[...]

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, study shows

Wednesday  16:25,   20 september 2017
Press Association

Researchers described the findings as “worrying”.Experts found that 24% of 14-year-old girls and 9% of boys the same age are depressed. The authors said the figures showed “worryingly high rates of depression” among[...]