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Reading FC fans’ applause tribute to teenager who died from cancer

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Tom Stead, a keen footballer, had trials for both Brentford FC and Reading FC Football fans will take part in a tribute to a teenage supporter who died from a rare bone cancer on Boxing Day. Lifelong Reading FC supporter Tom Stead, 19, from ...

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Police blame A96 crash on metal frame in road

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Three vehicles collided with the metal frame A metal frame similar to one used on logging lorries caused a road accident in Aberdeenshire, according to police. Three vehicles sustained “significant damage” when they collided with the u-shaped frame on the A96 on Friday. The ...

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Celine Dookhran trial: Woman given ’10 minutes to live’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Celine Dookhran was found dead in an empty house in Kingston Upon Thames A woman who survived an alleged attack by an accused rapist and murderer has described what she thought would be her last moments alive. The woman, who cannot be named for legal ...

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‘Drunk’ pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

Image copyright PA Image caption The British Airways flight to Mauritius was delayed by over two hours A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. ...

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Sinn Féin set to ratify new president to replace Gerry Adams

Image copyright PA Image caption Mary Lou McDonald is believed to be the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as president It is believed Mary Lou McDonald is the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He ...

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Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Judge said juries “may wonder” about sufficient evidence, even in apparently strong cases The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned. Lord Judge, the most senior judge in ...

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Alan Carr gets married to long-term boyfriend in LA

Image copyright PA Comedian and TV presenter Alan Carr has got married to his long-term boyfriend Paul Drayton in Los Angeles. The 41-year-old’s publicist confirmed the couple had tied the knot at a “small, private ceremony” last week. The host of Channel 4’s Chatty Man had been in a relationship ...

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Patient ‘froze to death’ in East of England Ambulance delays

Image copyright PA Image caption Two calls – including one from Suffolk Police – were made to the East of England Ambulance Service A patient might have ‘frozen to death’ 16 hours after an ambulance was first called for him, it has emerged. The case – which happened in Lowestoft ...

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Husband and wife photograph Cumbria’s ‘lone trees’

Image copyright Rob Fraser Image caption This Scots pine looks over Ullswater in the Lake District. It stands firm in an area grazed by flocks from nearby Glencoyne Farm A two-year project documenting lone trees and their surrounding landscapes is being showcased in a new exhibition. Photographer Rob Fraser and ...

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Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would ...

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The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

Image copyright Slick Films Image caption Maisie Sly plays deaf schoolgirl Libby with Rachel Shenton as her social worker Two former stars of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be jetting out to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Rachel Shenton, 30, played the soap’s wannabe ...

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What is it like to live near the scene of an unsolved murder?

The scenes of some murders are considered such an unwelcome reminder of what happened that they are torn down, as with the Cromwell Street home of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. But in most instances, the physical reminders of a neighbour’s demise loom large. Yet for some communities, these ...

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