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July 2018

Stranded bride gets police car lift to wedding in Bibury

Image copyright Gloucestershire Police Image caption The bride would have been stranded as her wedding car broke down about 15 miles away A bride was given a lift to her wedding in a police car…

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UK heatwave: Aylesbury police fill paddling pools for ducks

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption The ducks have been getting in a flap as their ponds dry up Police in Buckinghamshire have filled two paddling pools for ducks after the hot weather made…


Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients

A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia. Lenny White says he enjoys “a good bit of banter” while trimming his customer’s locks, after…


Reality Check: What would a ‘no deal’ Brexit look like?

Image copyright Getty Images “No deal” can be a confusing term in the Brexit debate because there are, in fact, several potential deals waiting to be done. The main ones are: a withdrawal agreement –…


UK weather: Driest start to summer on modern record

Image copyright PA Image caption North-west England is set for a hosepipe ban due to low reservoir levels After weeks of hot and sunny weather, it’s official – the UK is experiencing its driest start…


Nottingham beach rice and peas dish ‘insulting’

Image caption The attraction takes over a city centre square for much of the summer Food being sold at a city’s annual beach attraction is an insult to Caribbean culture, it has been claimed. Jerk…


Three Lions sets another chart record

Image copyright PA Image caption That’s not the World Cup, it’s a melon dipped in custard Three Lions has dropped out of the singles chart in a dramatic fashion. The Lightning Seeds’ song plummeted from…


Novichok victim leaves hospital

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley released from UK hospital, days after partner died following exposure to nerve agent This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page…



Home Office: ‘Child spies used against crime when necessary’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government wants to increase the amount of time under-18s can be used undercover Children are used undercover in criminal investigations only when necessary, the government has said. The…


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