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Department S Actor Peter Wyngarde dies aged 90

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Wyngarde died aged 90 The actor Peter Wyngarde has died aged 90, his agent has confirmed. Wyngarde played dandy detective Jason King in the 1970s TV show of the same name – which was a partial inspiration for the Austin Powers films. He ...

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Wolf escapes as wind blows down fences in Berkshire

Image caption A wolf at the sanctuary where the escape happened A wolf is on the loose after escaping from a sanctuary when strong winds brought down fencing. Thames Valley Police texted residents in part of Berkshire, warning them about the escaped animal and children are being kept inside schools. ...

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School pupils’ cycle ban faces Olympian criticism

Image copyright Google Image caption Before being allowed to cycle to school again pupils must get a permit, the head has ruled Pupils have been banned from cycling to and from a Nottingham school until they have completed safety training. Ellis Guilford School has written to parents saying “too many ...

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TV stars settle Sun hacking claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Jim Moir, also known as Vic Reeves, and TV presenter Kate Thornton were among the phone hacking claimants The publishers of The Sun and the defunct News of the World have settled six more claims for phone hacking. News Group Newspapers (NGN) offered to pay ...

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Chris Tarrant guilty of drink-driving

Image copyright PA Image caption Tarrant arrived at court with girlfriend Jane Bird Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has been banned from driving after pleading guilty to drink-driving. The 71-year-old was over the legal limit while behind the wheel on 16 December in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Mr Tarrant was ...

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Spray painting a millionaire party planner’s mansion

Image copyright Dean Kane “I’d like you to come to Vegas and spray paint my mansion… in two days’ time.” That was the message received by a Belfast street artist who had been summoned to paint a Las Vegas Mansion. Dean Kane had never before met or even heard of ...

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Travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK

Image copyright PA Image caption Drivers across parts of the country are facing another day of travel disruption Severe gales have been causing disruption to much of the UK – with gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph). Police in several areas, including Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, have reported ...

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Emily Maitlis fears stalker will never stop

Image caption BBC News presenter Emily Maitlis met Edward Vines when they were students at Cambridge University TV presenter Emily Maitlis says she fears her stalker will never stop harassing her. Two days after a former friend was jailed for breaching a restraining order, the Newsnight presenter compared living with ...

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A&E safety risks ‘unacceptable’ first minster warned

Image caption The assessment ward at Wales’ biggest A&E department in Cardiff – it was busy due to flu in the week after Christmas Emergency hospital consultants in Wales have written to the first minister claiming safety is being compromised “to an unacceptable degree”. The group said they recognised funding ...

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Why I took my wife’s last name

These days many women keep their own name when they marry, and couples are increasingly opting for a double-barrelled or merged name. But men who take their wife’s surname are still quite rare. Kirstie Brewer spoke to three. Rory, a primary school teacher from south-east London, left for the summer ...

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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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