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'Legal high' drug Spice taken by third of prisoners over last month, poll says

Wednesday  16:05,   01 june 2016
Press Association

One in three prisoners said they had taken drugs formerly known as "legal highs" in the last month, a poll found. Of 625 respondents, 33% of inmates reported having used Spice - a synthetic substance which mimics the effects of cannabis -[...]

Young Britons Are Helping Fuel The Comeback Of A More Dangerous Ecstasy

Tuesday  18:36,   31 may 2016
Huffington Post UK

The "sophisticated" marketing of ecstasy is behind a rapid rise in its use by young Europeans, a report has found. Tactics such as branding, shapes, colours and even the use of superhero logos have coincided with an explosion in its use,[...]

Battle of Jutland centenary marked in cathedral service

Tuesday  18:35,   31 may 2016
Press Association

The centenary of the biggest naval battle of the First World War has been marked with a service which paid tribute to the thousands of sailors who lost their lives. David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and the Princess Royal joined descendants of those[...]

Pair Guilty Of Murdering Toddler Liam Fee

Tuesday  18:35,   31 may 2016
Sky News

<p>A woman and her female partner have been convicted of the "horrific" killing of her son and then attempting to blame it on a seven-year-old boy.</p>Rachel Trelfa, or Fee, 31, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, 29, subjected[...]

Whistleblower: Border Force Is 'Under-Staffed'

Tuesday  18:35,   31 may 2016
Sky News

A serving officer in the UK's Border Force has dismissed new Government measures to tackle people smuggling into the UK. The whistleblower told Sky News the UK Border Force was under-staffed and plagued by low morale.The criticism follows the[...]

Damon Albarn and NHS choir join Glastonbury line-up

Tuesday  18:31,   31 may 2016
Press Association

Find out who else has been added to the full line-up for the popular music festival.Blur frontman Damon Albarn and chart toppers The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have been added to the final Glastonbury[...]

1,000 NHS workers injured while caring for obese patients

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016
Press Association

Around 1,000 NHS workers have been injured while caring for obese patients over the last five years, Freedom of Information data shows. One nurse was signed off with neck, back and shoulder pain after having to hold a patient's breasts during an[...]

Wetherspoon boss sends Brexit message on pub beer mats

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016
Press Association

Pub company JD Wetherspoon has printed 200,000 beer mats bearing a hard-hitting message arguing for the UK to leave the European Union. The beer mats will be available in the company's 920 pubs across the UK In the run-up to the June 23[...]

Flash Flood Warnings As Storms Hit Britain

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016
Sky News

Stormy weather has hit Britain bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain amid warnings of flash flooding in areas where as much as 60mm of rain could fall in a few hours. Commuters and motorists have been urged to take extra caution and woke[...]

Joanna Lumley launches Heathrow 70th anniversary tribute

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016
Press Association

Joanna Lumley has marked Heathrow's 70th anniversary by unveiling a series of plaques featuring highlights of British culture from the past seven decades. Since the UK's busiest airport began operation in 1946 more than 20 million flights have[...]

We Could Scrap VAT On Energy Bills - Vote Leave

Tuesday  13:50,   31 may 2016
Sky News

The UK could scrap VAT on household energy bills if it left the EU, Vote Leave claims. With less than a month left to persuade voters, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have highlighted a potential sweetener that could save taxpayers £2bn.Member[...]

Churchill £5 note design to be unveiled

Tuesday  06:10,   31 may 2016
Press Association

The full design of the new £5 banknote featuring Sir Winston Churchill will be unveiled this week. The new fiver will be issued in September and in a break from the current paper notes it will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film,[...]

Cheese chaser a champion again - but he still has no taste for Double Gloucester

Tuesday  06:05,   31 may 2016
Press Association

Champion chaser Chris Anderson left daredevil challengers trailing in his wake as he won the annual Cheese Rolling again. The 28-year-old has now won the 8lb Double Gloucester an incredible 17 times - and he still does not like cheese.The soldier[...]

Ken Clarke calls Boris Johnson "nicer version of Donald Trump"

Monday  16:40,   30 may 2016
MSN

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has hit out at the former Mayor of London and Brexit supporter, Boris Johnson, calling him a "nicer version of Donald Trump" and accusing him of turning the Leave campaign into a leadership bid. The comments made on [...]

Sister's Bid To Find Missing Explorer Brother

Monday  10:05,   30 may 2016
Sky News

The sister of a missing British explorer believes he is alive and living in Kenya. Christian 'Chris' Velten, a zoologist from East Sussex, went missing 13 years ago.He was on a journey across Western Africa in 2003, following in the footsteps of a[...]