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Dry summer causes record subsidence claims, say insurers

Image copyright Getty Images The hot summer led to a huge surge in subsidence problems as British homes suffered in the dry heat. Insurers said claims between July and September were at the highest level…

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Appeal Over Missing Leeds Teenager Summer Townend.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Police in Leeds are appealing for information to trace a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing. Summer Townend was reported missing from home on Monday afternoon (3/12). Summer Townend Officers are…



School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

Image copyright evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images Parents are calling for more flexibility over when summer-born children can start primary school in Wales. Campaigners say they should be allowed to start reception classes later than aged four to…


Summer baby school delays: Parents face postcode lottery

Image copyright Getty Images Parents who want to delay their child’s first year of school have varying success rates depending on where they live, a BBC investigation has found. Thousands of families in England with…


The Cure to play first Scottish gig since 1992 at Summer Sessions

Image copyright Andy Vella Image caption The Cure return to Scotland to play a headline gig at the Glasgow Summer Sessions The Cure have announced that their first gig in Scotland after 27 years will…


Celtic 4-2 Hibernian: Club ‘stood still’ in summer – Brendan Rodgers

Celtic won their third league game in a row with victory against Hibernian Celtic “stood still” in the summer and failed to “go into another gear” admitted manager Brendan Rodgers. The champions beat Hibs 4-2…


Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends

Image copyright Getty Images Food sales saw their steepest drop in three years in September as consumers tightened their belts after the unusually hot summer, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Sales of…


Harlequin ladybirds swarm into homes after hot summer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Harlequin ladybird is the “most invasive” on Earth, experts say People across England and Wales say their homes and buildings are being swarmed by ladybirds. Ladybird experts suggest…


Most mountain callouts in summer, says rescue body

Image caption Hillwalking is the mountain activity usually involved in rescue teams’ callouts Summer-time hillwalkers are involved in up to 75% of callouts for Scottish mountain rescue teams every year, according to statistics. In its…


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