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Bennell 'abused boys in haunted house'

Thursday  19:40,   11 january 2018
Sky News

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell sexually assaulted 11 and 12-year-old boys at a property which became known as the "haunted house", a court has heard.An alleged victim met Bennell, 64, when he was a scout for Manchester City, Liverpool[...]

Ecuador grants nationality to WikiLeaks founder

Thursday  18:55,   11 january 2018
Associated Press

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London for more than five years. The nation's foreign minister announced Thursday that officials had decided to permit[...]

Social media reacts to Theresa May’s environment plan

Thursday  17:45,   11 january 2018
Press Association

The PM’s visit to a bird sanctuary has got Twitter in a flap.Social media users took to Twitter to react to the Government’s new 25-year environment plan unveiled in Theresa May’s speech at the London Wetland[...]

'Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' Bigamist Daniel Gundry Jailed For Sixth Months

Thursday  13:25,   11 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

A bigamist caught out on an episode of ‘Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ has been jailed for six months. In April 2016, Daniel Gundry was caught out when he was spotted by his estranged wife, Helen Gundry, arriving at a surprise wedding on[...]

Human remains found after woman 'walks into police station and confesses to killing dad years ago'

Wednesday  15:40,   10 january 2018

A 63-year-old is being held by murder cops after her 'confession' led to the discovery of a man's body.The 63-year-old woman sparked the death probe at a house in Greater Manchester after allegedly telling police that she killed a man "a [...]

Boy died in river trying to save two friends

Tuesday  20:05,   09 january 2018
Sky News

A 12-year-old boy died trying to save two of his friends after they got into difficulty in a river, an inquest has heard. Owen Jenkins was swept away by a current after lifting his friend Jorgie Myers out of the River Trent.He decided to enter a[...]

Vulnerable urged to get flu jab as NHS feels pressure of winter

Tuesday  18:20,   09 january 2018
Press Association

Three in 10 pensioners are not vaccinated against flu.Rising flu levels have contributed to severe pressure seen in the nation’s[...]

Call to clear rough sleepers for royal wedding ‘not referring to real homeless’

Tuesday  15:59,   09 january 2018
Press Association

Tory council leader makes distinction between homeless and ‘commercial’ beggars.Windsor and Maidenhead council leader Simon Dudley also said he regretted bringing up the marriage of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan[...]

The Definitive Ranking Of Labour MP Tweets Mocking The Tory Cabinet Reshuffle Shambles

Monday  21:05,   08 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle has been a bit of a disaster but a boon for tweeting Labour MPs who have jumped at the chance to get in a dig at their political opponents. Jeremy Hunt is to keep his role as Health Secretary[...]

Overdose woman died after 'A&E was full'

Monday  20:28,   08 january 2018
Sky News

A young woman who died after an overdose of diet pills did not get appropriate care because the A&E department was too overcrowded, an inquest has heard. Bethany Shipsey, 21, overdosed on the pills, which contained the industrial substance[...]

Cabinet reshuffle: Who's in and who's out?

Monday  17:05,   08 january 2018
Sky News

A quick guide to the ins and outs as Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffles the Cabinet. © PA James Brokenshire OUT: James Brokenshire quits as Northern Ireland Secretary for health reasons © PA Chancellor of the Duchy of[...]

Cabinet reshuffle: Who's in and who's out?

Monday  16:15,   08 january 2018
Sky News

<p>Cabinet reshuffle: Who's in and who's out</p>OUT: James Brokenshire quits as Northern Ireland Secretary for health[...]

Two men arrested over murder of MI5 spy Denis Donaldson

Monday  15:20,   08 january 2018
Press Association

Mr Donaldson was a senior figure in Sinn Fein and a close aide of party president Gerry Adams before his life as a British agent was revealed.The 55-year-old, a senior Sinn Fein official and close colleague of Gerry Adams, was shot dead at a remote[...]

Study reveals how dangerous ‘rogue’ waves are formed in the world’s oceans

Monday  10:25,   08 january 2018
Press Association

The phenomenon is believed to have played a part in producing a 25-metre wave which struck a North Sea oil platform in 1995. Experiments carried out in an ocean research facility showed that when waves intersect at an angle greater than[...]

Carrie Gracie Resignation Over BBC's Male-Female Pay Gap Triggers Huge Outpouring Of Support From Women BBC Colleagues

Monday  04:41,   08 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

Journalist Carrie Gracie has earned huge praise from her female BBC colleagues after she resigned as the BBC’s China editor in protest at the corporation paying men more than women for doing the same job. Gracie, who will move to the BBC’s newsroom[...]