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Dead UK fighter was ‘outstanding hero’, coroner says

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Oliver Hall (r) died in Raqqa in November A British volunteer fighter who died in an explosion in Syria was an “outstanding example of courage and self-sacrifice”, a coroner has…

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Billy Caldwell: Campaigner’s company sells cannabis oil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son Billy with cannabis oil since 2016 A mother who has been campaigning for a law change on medicinal cannabis is the…


Ex-coach Bennell fails in bid to reduce prison sentence

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his 30-year prison sentence. In February, the former Crewe Alexandra youth coach was convicted of 52 counts of indecent assault against 12 boys….


US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: US child detention ‘disturbing’ and ‘wrong’ Theresa May has condemned the forced separation of migrant children from their parents in the US, but dismissed calls…


‘Grenfell two’ looms if cladding not banned

Image copyright Houses of Parliament Image caption Natasha Elcock, who escaped Grenfell Tower, called for the cladding to be banned straight away Another disaster like the Grenfell Tower fire is looming if the government doesn’t…


Bristol Zoo male gorilla revealed to be a female

Image copyright Bristol Zoo Gardens Image caption Zookeepers thought Kukena was a male for six years Zookeepers had a shock when they realised a six-year-old male gorilla was actually a female. Kukena was born at…


Prince Louis to be baptised on July 9

Image copyright PA Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is to be baptised on 9 July, Kensington Palace has announced. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the…


Lord Sugar criticised for tweet comparing Senegal team to ‘beach sellers in Marbella’

Lord Sugar has now deleted the tweet he posted on Wednesday Lord Sugar has been criticised for an “unhelpful and ignorant” tweet comparing Senegal’s World Cup team to sellers on the “beach in Marbella”. The…


BBC announces action to boost staff from BAME backgrounds

The BBC’s director general has spoken of the “importance” of a report into the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) culture at the corporation. Tony Hall addressed staff on Wednesday saying he was “determined” to implement…


Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed opioids ‘shortened 456 lives’

An independent inquiry into the concerns about the care of older patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has concluded that “the lives of over 450 people were shortened as a direct result of the pattern…


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