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New medal for UK soldiers who fight IS

Wednesday  15:45,   20 september 2017
Sky News

British troops who helped in the fight against Islamic State will receive a medal for their efforts, the Defence Secretary has announced. Speaking to soldiers in Iraq on the third anniversary of the campaign, Sir Michael Fallon revealed plans for[...]

Betting shop workers ‘saved life’ of pensioner after he failed to place £1 bet

Tuesday  12:50,   19 september 2017
Press Association

Retired chicken factory worker Michael Base spent four days in a diabetic coma before he was found by workers from the bookmakers.Retired chicken factory worker Michael Base, 72, spent four days in a diabetic coma before he was found by two workers[...]

Pensioner faces jail for fatally shooting burglar

Tuesday  09:40,   19 september 2017
Sky News

A 72-year-old who lived a reclusive life with his sister could be imprisoned after he shot dead a man who tried to break into his caravan. Reuben Gregory was woken by his sister's screams in the early hours of 12 June as someone attempted to break[...]

Full list of Ryanair's cancelled flights

Tuesday  06:38,   19 september 2017
Sky News

Ryanair has published a list of hundreds of flights it is cancelling over the next six weeks after it admitted 'messing up' pilots' holiday.Here is a list of the flights cancelled on Tuesday 19[...]

PM and Boris Johnson face awkward reunion

Tuesday  06:36,   19 september 2017
Sky News

Theresa May and Boris Johnson face an awkward reunion later as the Prime Minister joins her Foreign Secretary at the United Nations after a very public spat over Brexit. Officials said no meeting was scheduled although both are due to attend a[...]

‘Abuses’ against Rohingya Muslims must end, Boris Johnson tells Burma

Tuesday  03:40,   19 september 2017
Press Association

The Foreign Secretary conceded Burma has made “encouraging progress towards[...]

Health chiefs admit failings after epileptic teenager drowned in bath

Monday  19:35,   18 september 2017
Press Association

The trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. A spokesman for HSE, which brought the prosecution, said: “HSE acknowledges the defendant’s guilty plea but will not make a further comment until [...]

Rescuer saves suicidal man from drowning then discovers it was his former boss

Monday  15:25,   18 september 2017
MSN

Brian McKenzie raced to Caledonian Canal after hearing screams and was stunned to recognise his ex-site foreman in water.Brian McKenzie didn’t hesitate when he heard screams outside his home in the early hours last[...]

Rescuer saves suicidal man from drowning then discovers it was his former boss

Monday  15:25,   18 september 2017
MSN

Brian McKenzie raced to Caledonian Canal after hearing screams and was stunned to recognise his ex-site foreman in water.Brian McKenzie didn’t hesitate when he heard screams outside his home in the early hours last[...]

Bookmaker apologises after offering odds on job for late footballer Ugo Ehiogu

Monday  12:38,   18 september 2017
Press Association

Paddy Power offered odds of 66/1 that the former England defender would take charge of Birmingham City.Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of rivals Birmingham City, following[...]

Bookmaker apologises after offering odds on job for late footballer Ugo Ehiogu

Monday  12:37,   18 september 2017
Press Association

Paddy Power offered odds of 66/1 that the former England defender would take charge of Birmingham City.Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of rivals Birmingham City, following[...]

Bookmaker apologises after offering odds on job for late footballer Ugo Ehiogu

Monday  12:36,   18 september 2017
Press Association

Paddy Power offered odds of 66/1 that the former England defender would take charge of Birmingham City.Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of rivals Birmingham City, following[...]

Boris Johnson Was Less Popular Than May, Says Former Tory Aide

Monday  08:55,   18 september 2017
Bloomberg

As U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson burnishes his euro-skeptic credentials for a possible Conservative Party leadership bid, secret polling has emerged showing he was unpopular with voters and had to be kept out of the public eye during this[...]

Residents evacuated after ‘gas leak’ causes nausea and vomiting

Monday  02:45,   18 september 2017
Press Association

Emergency crews were called to Lee in South London amid fears locals may have suffered an allergic reaction. Several people were taken to hospital and six homes were evacuated in Alwold Crescent, Lee, on Sunday morning while the London Fire Brigade[...]

‘Mother of Satan’ explosive was used in July 7 terror attacks on London

Saturday  14:25,   16 september 2017
Press Association

Witnesses reported seeing a thick, white liquid inside the bucket which had been used to house the Parsons Green bomb. © Provided by The Press Association (AP) The shockwave effect from a full explosion could have been deadly, while the subsequent[...]