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UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Image copyright Getty Images An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK ...

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Le stitch-up’ at Calais and PFI deals criticised

<!– This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer Newspaper headlines: ‘Le stitch-up’ at Calais and PFI deals criticised By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on an agreement that will see Britain pay £44m to France ...

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‘Do not travel’ warning as snow storm hits

Image copyright Getty Images A fresh band of persistent heavy snow is set to sweep across parts of the country for a third day. Drivers have been urged to stay off major roads in southern Scotland and northern England unless absolutely necessary. It is believed to be the first time ...

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Royal Family present list for 2017 is revealed

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen was given a Christmas decoration containing Enigma machine paper to mark her visit to the National Cyber Security Centre Glitterballs and lollipops were among the gifts given to members of the Royal Family last year, the Palace has revealed. Other presents included a ...

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Residents asked to foot £2m bill to replace Grenfell-like cladding

Image copyright Google Image caption Citiscape is on the corner of Frith Road and Drummond Road Residents of a privately-owned London tower block with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay up to £2m for replacement panels. Citiscape in Croydon was one of 228 buildings across ...

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‘Mailbag thief’ cleared after four decades

Image copyright Stephen Simmons Image caption Stephen Simmons spent eight months in a youth detention centre in 1976 for theft A man who served eight months in a youth jail for stealing mailbags in the 1970s has had his name cleared. Stephen Simmons from Dorking, Surrey, was found guilty of ...

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‘The greatest gift’: How I became a surrogate

Image copyright Laura Mott Image caption Laura Mott, pictured right, says the experience of carrying Melissa’s baby was completely different from carrying her own Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have announced the birth of their third child – a baby girl delivered by a ...

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Specsavers driver crashes into Liverpool lamppost

Image copyright Liverpool City Council Image caption Nobody was hurt in the crash, the firm said It was a case of “should’ve gone to Specsavers” for one of the firm’s drivers after they crashed into a lamppost. The crash, in Woolton, Liverpool, led to lampoonery on social media, after the ...

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Man’s bomb hoax to stop wife’s night out in Minehead

Image copyright Google Image caption Mo Ahmed was given a suspended sentence at Exeter Crown Court A jealous husband phoned false bomb alerts into a Wetherspoon pub to try and stop his wife having a night out, a court has heard. The Duke of York in Minehead, Somerset, was forced ...

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Megan Bills: Ashley Foster jailed for life for murder

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption The body of Megan Bills was found 18 days after she was seen on CCTV entering Ashley Foster’s room A man who strangled a 17-year-old girl and hid her body in a clingfilm-wrapped wardrobe, hours after meeting her, has been jailed for her ...

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Barry Bennell trial: ‘Manchester City knew about abuse’

Image copyright Julia Quenzler. Senior figures at Manchester City knew about sexual abuse happening at the club, an alleged victim giving evidence against former football coach Barry Bennell has said in court. Mr Bennell, who worked as a coach for various youth teams, denies sexually abusing 11 boys between 1979 ...

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John Worboys victim launches legal challenge over release

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption A crowdfund has been set up to cover the costs of a court battle to stop John Worboys being freed from jail A victim of rapist John Worboys has launched a legal challenge against the Parole Board’s decision to release him from jail. The ...

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