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Santander to shut 140 branches

Image copyright NurPhoto / Getty Images Spanish-owned bank Santander is slashing its branch network by almost a fifth, putting 1,270 jobs at risk. The bank blamed the closures on “changes in how customers are choosing…

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Gonzalo Higuain: Juventus striker flies to London to complete Chelsea loan move

Higuain has scored only once since October Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is flying to London to complete his loan move to Chelsea. The Argentina international, 31, has been released from his loan to AC Milan,…


From psychiatric nurse to plasterer

A woman who used to be a psychiatric nurse has set up a plastering business with her sister-in-law. Ella Butt, from Ashford in Kent, and Kate Reading, a former veterinary practice manager from Broadstairs, trained…



Brexit no-deal: Kent schools told ‘prepare for lockdown’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Road congestion in the event of a no-deal Brexit may leave staff and pupils struggling to get to school, the report warns A no-deal Brexit could lead to schools…


WW2 Bomber Command Memorial attack linked to others, police say

Image caption Work was underway to clean the memorials on Tuesday Damage to five memorials and statues in central London is believed by police to be linked. Detectives are investigating after vandals sparked public anger…


Pensioner found guilty of killing estranged wife

Image copyright Met Police Image caption David Thomas is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday A pensioner has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife after she left him for…


Blackpool fan Neil Holden fined £500 for Arsenal bus demo

Image copyright PA Image caption Neil Holden was protesting against Blackpool FC’s owner Owen Oyston A football fan who sat on Arsenal’s team bus roof in a bid to stop it being driven to an…


Channel migrants issue ‘blown out of proportion’

Image copyright Premar Manche Image caption A French helicopter joined the rescue effort on 22 November There is no surge in the number of migrants trying to cross the Channel and the issue has been…


New Ferry gas blast: Accused calls scam claim ‘ridiculous’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCCTV footage of the explosion has been shown to the jury at Liverpool Crown Court The man accused of causing an explosion that injured 81 people told…


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