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Why Britain's first black officer deserves Military Cross

Friday  09:41,   23 march 2018
Sky News

As many as 127 MPs have written to the Prime Minister calling for a posthumous Military Cross to be awarded to Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army and one of the first black professional footballers. Here, on the 100th[...]

Hoarder's remains found 'four years after she died'

Thursday  15:47,   22 march 2018
Sky News

An elderly woman whose remains were found in the heavily-cluttered home she shared with her daughter may have died four years ago, according to reports. Police were called to a cottage in Aberaeron, west Wales, on 12 March following concerns about[...]

Hoarder's remains found 'four years after she died'

Thursday  15:45,   22 march 2018
Sky News

An elderly woman whose remains were found in the heavily-cluttered home she shared with her daughter may have died four years ago, according to reports. Police were called to a cottage in Aberaeron, west Wales, on 12 March following concerns about[...]

656ft power station chimney brought down in controlled explosion

Thursday  14:51,   22 march 2018
Press Association

The Kingsnorth demolition was delayed from earlier in the month due to snow. Construction of the oil-fired power station begin in 1963. The site was commissioned in the early 1970s and was the only dual-fired power station in the country able to[...]

656ft power station chimney brought down in controlled explosion

Thursday  14:51,   22 march 2018
Press Association

The Kingsnorth demolition was delayed from earlier in the month due to snow. Construction of the oil-fired power station begin in 1963. The site was commissioned in the early 1970s and was the only dual-fired power station in the country able to[...]

What the papers say – March 22

Thursday  09:57,   22 march 2018
Press Association

Brexiteers see red over plans for post-Brexit blue passports, while Ant McPartlin is summoned to court over alleged drink-driving.“Sacre bleu!” exclaims the Daily Mail on its front page, reporting that Gemalto, which is listed on the French and[...]

Pictured: The incredible moment Red Arrows pilot escaped crash fireball while engineer was trapped inside the plane as it plummeted to earth

Thursday  09:40,   22 march 2018
Daily Mail

These dramatic pictures show the moments in which pilot David Stark escaped with his life as a Red Arrows engineer was killed instantly when their Hawk T1 burst into flames in Anglesey, north Wales.Behind him, a massive fireball engulfs his plane as [...]

School head apologises after pupil left in London following field trip

Wednesday  15:15,   21 march 2018
Press Association

Four teachers accompanied the pupils on the trip to the capital.The Discovery School has said there was “no excuse” for the serious error and that it will change its policies to make sure it does not happen[...]

School head apologises after pupil left in London following field trip

Wednesday  15:15,   21 march 2018
Press Association

Four teachers accompanied the pupils on the trip to the capital.The Discovery School has said there was “no excuse” for the serious error and that it will change its policies to make sure it does not happen[...]

What the papers say – March 21

Wednesday  09:56,   21 march 2018
Press Association

Questions for Facebook and the suspension of Cambridge Analytica’s boss feature prominently in Wednesday’s papers.The lead story on the front of The Times accuses a parent company of the firm of trying to “entrap a Caribbean politician”. Chief[...]

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO amid ongoing investigation

Tuesday  22:08,   20 march 2018
FOX News

Cambridge Analytica announced it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending the results of an ongoing investigation that it improperly accessed 50 million Facebook accounts. "In the view of the Board, Mr. Nix’s recent comments secretly recorded by[...]

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO amid ongoing investigation

Tuesday  22:07,   20 march 2018
FOX News

Cambridge Analytica announced it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending the results of an ongoing investigation that it improperly accessed 50 million Facebook accounts. "In the view of the Board, Mr. Nix’s recent comments secretly recorded by[...]

Supreme Court rules out further hearing on plight of Alfie

Tuesday  21:52,   20 march 2018
Press Association

Although judges expressed sympathy for his parents, they ruled that the proposed appeal was ‘unarguable’.A High Court judge has ruled that doctors can stop treating Alfie Evans, against the wishes of his parents Kate James and Tom Evans, and three[...]

Supreme Court rules out further hearing on plight of Alfie

Tuesday  21:52,   20 march 2018
Press Association

Although judges expressed sympathy for his parents, they ruled that the proposed appeal was ‘unarguable’.A High Court judge has ruled that doctors can stop treating Alfie Evans, against the wishes of his parents Kate James and Tom Evans, and three[...]

Unite's Jennie Formby Appointed As Labour's New General Secretary

Tuesday  20:27,   20 march 2018
Huffington Post UK

Unite official Jennie Formby has been appointed as Labour’s new general secretary, HuffPost has been told.The party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) elected the veteran trade unionist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter after a three-hour meeting [...]