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Rare first edition Harry Potter worth £40,000 stolen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (not pictured) was taken A hardback first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone worth about £40,000 was one of a number of rare books stolen during a burglary. The book, J.K Rowling’s ...

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Accrington food bank has 1,000 tins of spaghetti hoops stolen

Image copyright Lisa Hilton/Facebook Image caption The Hyndburn Helpers said they still had food to give out “Trays and trays of spaghetti hoops” have been stolen from a food bank in a theft that has “devastated” volunteers. About 1,000 tins were taken by thieves from St James’ Church in Canon ...

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Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage

Image copyright PA Pret a Manger and Wagamama have become the latest companies to announce an end to automatically providing plastic straws. Customers will be offered a paper alternative, and plastic straws will be available only on request. The firms’ decision comes after Theresa May called plastic waste one of ...

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Celine Dookhran murder accused ‘obsessed’ with victim

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Celine Dookhran was found dead in an empty house in Kingston Upon Thames A builder kidnapped, raped and cut the throats of two women before putting one of their bodies in a deep freezer, a court has heard. Mujahid Arshid, 33, is charged with the ...

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Arthur Collins given longer sentence for smuggling phone into jail

Image copyright PA Image caption Arthur Collins admitted one charge of possessing a prohibited item while in prison A man jailed for throwing acid across a packed nightclub has been sentenced to a further eight months for using a smuggled mobile phone while in prison. Arthur Collins, 25, hid the ...

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Bristol Museum sold unauthorised Banksy angel prints

A museum in Banksy’s home city has been caught selling a hugely popular print of one his artworks without permission. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery – which was once “taken over” by the elusive street artist – had been doing a roaring trade in its £5 prints of the Angel ...

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Heathrow third runway: M25 ‘could be moved to make room’

Image copyright Heathrow Airport Image caption Airlines said building a motorway tunnel, as shown in this CGI image, could cause “years of disruption” Heathrow Airport has launched a consultation into expansion including suggestions to move the M25 into a tunnel to go under a third runway. The owners have put ...

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Meet Phelps the swimming hedgehog from Alness

Image copyright SSPCA Image caption Nicola Turnbull, of the Scottish SPCA, and Phelps the hedgehog A young hedgehog has been receiving hydrotherapy care to help it build up strength in its hind legs. Named Phelps, after American swimmer and the world’s most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, the animal was found ...

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Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan sentenced for assault

Image copyright PA Image caption Flanagan has been handed a 12-month community order Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a community order for assaulting his girlfriend. The 25-year-old defender pleaded guilty to common assault by beating of Rachael Wall at an earlier ...

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Brexit: Brits take EU rights bid to Dutch court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An ECJ decision would affect all British nationals living in the EU Five UK nationals are going to court in the Netherlands in a campaign to keep their EU citizenship after Brexit. They want a Dutch judge to press the European Court of Justice ...

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Maya Jama and celebrity guests join Radio 1 weekend line-up

Presenter Maya Jama is joining BBC Radio 1 as the new host of Greatest Hits on Saturdays, while the Sunday show will be presented by Jordan North. Greatest Hits presenter Matt Edmondson moves to afternoons and will be joined by a celebrity co-host each week. Alice Levine moves from the ...

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Prostitution challenge to be heard in High Court

Image copyright Getty Images The High Court is to hear a legal challenge about whether women who were once involved in prostitution should be made to reveal their convictions. The group of women will argue it is unlawful for past soliciting convictions to be stored and disclosed to potential employers. ...

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