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X-ray body scanner not used at Wandsworth prison, report finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most inmates at Wandsworth prison were sharing cells meant for one person One of Britain’s largest prisons stopped using X-ray body scanners to detect contraband for “unclear legal reasons”,…

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Southampton man finds 18ft well under kitchen floor

An 18ft (5.4m) deep well has been discovered under the floorboards of a kitchen. Damien Holmes made the discovery during building work at his Southampton home. He’s so far been unable to trace the origins…



Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers in rural areas of the UK are far less likely to use their smartphones for banking than their urban counterparts, a survey says. The findings, from the UK’s financial regulator,…


Drone finds missing man stuck in marshes in Titchwell

A police drone helped to locate a missing man who had become stuck in deep marshland in Norfolk. Peter Pugh, 75, from Brancaster, went missing after being separated from friends while walking in the area…


Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Four o’clock in the morning is the time most babies are born spontaneously in England, with the majority arriving between 01:00 and 07:00, a study shows. While planned C-section births tended…


Katrice Lee: Dig finds no clues in 1981 missing girl case

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Katrice Lee went missing on her second birthday while out shopping with her mother A five-week dig to find clues into the 1981 disappearance of a toddler has found…


Waddingtons board games archive reveals wacky finds

Image caption In recent years, there has been a revival in the popularity of board games When one of Britain’s biggest game makers folded it left behind a huge archive of titles. But for every…


Boy, 8, finds shotgun on waste ground in Bootle where ‘children play’

Image caption The boy went to find an adult after finding the shotgun, who then alerted police Police said there could have been “an absolute tragedy” after an eight-year-old boy found a shotgun on waste…



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