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April 2018

Peppa Pig blocked from China’s Douyin video platform

Image copyright Getty Images/Rob Stothard Image caption Peppa Pig is the latest subject of China’s censors A popular British cartoon has been removed from one of China’s most popular social media platforms, with state media…

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Sons saw father killed in Norfolk air crash ‘fireball’

Image caption Passenger John Marshall died when the P-51 Mustang crashed in Norfolk A man’s three sons watched him die after the aircraft he was flown in as a birthday gift hit a tree and…


Jack the Ripper postcard sold for £22,000 at auction

Image copyright Grand Auctions A postcard believed to have been sent by Jack the Ripper warning of two murders has been sold at auction. The note, which was sent to Ealing police station, warns the…


Brexit: Government defeat in Lords over terms of meaningful vote

Image caption Viscount Hailsham said the primacy of Parliament must be asserted Peers have voted to give Parliament a potentially decisive say over the outcome of Brexit talks. An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill…




Plogging fitness trend sees runners picking up litter

A fitness trend where runners pick up litter while exercising has arrived in the UK. Plogging originated in Sweden but groups are now coming together on social media in places like Bournemouth in Dorset. Nearly…


Folk singer Noel Murphy admits sexually abusing girl

Image copyright Andrew Price / Dee News Image caption Folk singer Noel Murphy changed his plea after a jury had been sworn in An Irish folk singer has admitted sexually abusing a girl in north…



Sophie Lionnet murder accused admits violence on nanny

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Sophie Lionnet’s was found dead in September with her body showing signs of “significant violence” A woman accused of killing her French nanny and burning the body on a bonfire…


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