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Russian spy: Poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa […]

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirm break-up

Image copyright Getty Images Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have broken up after more than two years together. The singer confirmed the reports in a tweet, saying they’d both had an “incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship”. A little over ten minutes later Gigi tweeted her own statement, saying: “I want nothing but the best […]

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Drugs deaths fall in Llanelli after dealers caught

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police Image caption The gang supplied drugs in Llanelli and Aberystwyth Heroin deaths in a Carmarthenshire town have dropped since raids were carried out on 28 members of a drugs gang who have now been jailed, police have said. The gang supplied a “staggering” amount of Class A drugs in Llanelli as […]

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Counter-terror police investigate 'unexplained' death

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The man found on Monday is believed to be Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov Counter-terror police are leading an investigation into the “unexplained” death of a man in London. He is believed to be Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who claimed political asylum in the UK after being convicted of fraud. The […]

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'Homer Simpson' car driver stopped in Milton Keynes

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption The fake licence also got Homer’s fictional address wrong Police were handed a licence with cartoon character Homer Simpson’s details on when they stopped a driver. Thames Valley Police pulled the motorist over in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday night. The force said in addition to the driver’s […]

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How big is the university pensions black hole?

Image copyright UCU At the heart of the pensions dispute between university staff and their employers is a disagreement over how much the pension pot is in deficit. The universities want to change the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) from a defined-benefit scheme, which gives a guaranteed retirement income, to a defined-contribution scheme, where their pensions […]

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Further suspicious items of mail delivered to Westminster

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour MP: Suspicious package ‘part of a pattern’ Police are investigating after suspect packages containing anti-Muslim letters and a sticky liquid were sent to four Labour MPs over the past 24 hours. Their Westminster offices were sealed off and three people were taken to hospital as a […]

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Telford abuse: 'I was sold twice a night'

“Holly” was a victim of child exploitation in Telford from the age of 14. She told Victoria Derbyshire she went to a sexual health clinic for the morning-after pill twice a week for three years, but no-one ever asked her any questions. Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on […]