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Man guilty of planning US airmen attack

A delivery driver from Luton has been convicted of plotting to kill an American airman outside a base in East Anglia. Junead Khan, a supporter of so-called Islamic State, was found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of preparing terrorist acts. Khan, 25 – who had driven past RAF Lakenheath and ...

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Corbett ‘had motor neurone disease’

Ronnie Corbett’s wife has revealed the star had been battling suspected motor neurone disease before he died. Anne Hart told The Daily Mail he had been diagnosed in March 2015 after he “started to feel unwell and found it hard to breathe and to lie down” around Christmas 2014. She ...

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Explorer recreates 700-mile sled trek

Image copyright Royal Geographical Society Image caption Tim Oakley with two of the huskies that pulled a sled A 66-year-old Londoner has completed a 700-mile sled journey along the border of Canada and Alaska last completed by polar explorer Roald Amundsen in 1905. Tim Oakley was the leader of a ...

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10 stories that look like April Fools but aren’t

Image copyright Getty Images; iStock It’s hard to know what to trust on April Fool’s Day as there are are many stories that seem rather strange but are in fact genuine. But here is a round-up of some of this year’s odder stories that are apparently true. 1. Transparent wood ...

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Ronnie Corbett: The man behind the glasses

It was one of the West End’s great disasters. Lionel Bart’s Robin Hood musical Twang closed after just 43 performances but it was a stroke of good luck for a young Ronnie Corbett. Over cucumber sandwiches at The Ritz with David Frost he had been offered a starring role in ...

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Agony aunt Denise Robertson dies

Image copyright ITV Denise Robertson, resident agony aunt for ITV’s This Morning, has died aged 83, the show has said. She revealed last month that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The programme posted the news on its Twitter account, writing: “Such sad news – our friend and colleague ...

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Anti-tank rockets abandoned at bus stop

Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Essex Police said the anti-tank rockets were found behind a bus stop in Coopersale, near Epping Six World War Two anti-tank rockets have been found behind a bus stop in Essex, police said. The ordnance was found in Epping Road, Coopersale, and was dealt ...

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Musician sues ROH over ruined hearing

Image caption Chris Goldscheider claims his hearing was ruined after being placed immediately in front of the brass section A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure. Chris Goldscheider claims his hearing was irreversibly damaged ...

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Housing ‘top concern’ for Londoners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In a similar poll four years ago, housing was ranked fourth among issues faced in London Housing is the most important issue for Londoners in the upcoming mayoral election, a new poll indicates. It represents a shift from the 2012 election, when Londoners placed ...

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Zeppelin terror raids remembered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A German naval Zeppelin airship c.1914, similar to the type used in the raid over Britain The first civilian deaths inflicted by German airships during World War One are being remembered on the 100th anniversary. Bombs fell on Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury during ...

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Police to hire extra firearms officers

Image copyright AP Police forces in England and Wales are to recruit an extra 1,500 firearms officers to help protect the public from terrorism, David Cameron has said. There will also be more counter-terrorism teams outside London and 40 new armed response vehicles. Most of the new officers will be ...

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What kind of life can you live on £7.20 an hour?

Image copyright Alamy The National Living Wage has raised the minimum wage from £6.70 to £7.20 an hour for workers over 25 and will see a pay bump for nearly two million people. But what kind of lifestyle can you enjoy on that salary? Rent, council tax, energy bills, food ...

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