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Omagh bomb service hears victims 'still suffering'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTwenty-nine people – including a woman pregnant with twins – died in the 1998 attack in the County Tyrone town. Victims who “suffered and those who are still suffering” have been remembered at a cross-community ceremony ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bomb. Twenty-nine people […]

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Walsall Council leader apologises over traveller comments

Image caption Mike Bird said travellers “run around on motorbikes shouting abuse” A council leader has apologised for saying travellers are a “lawless society” who “run around on motorbikes shouting abuse”. Mike Bird, the leader of the controlling Conservative group at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, made the comments during a phone-in on BBC WM. A […]

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Bristol rally calls for referendum on final Brexit deal

Image caption Around 1,000 people crowded into the foyer at Colston Hall on Saturday afternoon About 1,000 people opposing UK’s withdrawal from the EU have attended a rally in Bristol calling for a second referendum on the final Brexit deal. Saturday’s event at Colston Hall was organised by the campaign group People’s Vote. Liberal Democrat […]

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Newspaper headlines: 'Amazon tax' to save High Street

Image caption The Guardian leads with comments from Chancellor Philip Hammond after retailer House of Fraser went into administration. In an interview with Sky News, Mr Hammond suggested extra taxation on online retailers – dubbed an “Amazon tax” – could be used to help the struggling High Street. Meanwhile, the main picture is of former […]

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Lewys Ball: Why I put my teenage life on YouTube

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVlogger Lewys Ball explains how documenting his life online has helped him YouTube stars and fans are gathering in London for Summer in the City, the UK’s largest and longest-running online video festival. We meet the people who get to call YouTube their job. Lewys Ball is […]

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Music mogul Jonathan King slams police apology

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jonathan King was accused of assaulting teenage boys DJ Jonathan King has slammed an apology from Surrey Police after the collapse of his trial in June. King, 73, had denied 23 serious sexual assault charges against teenage boys, between 1970 and 1988 and was told he will not face […]

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Monkey Dust drug use 'an epidemic', emergency workers warn

Image copyright Staffordshire Police Image caption Ch Supt Jeff Moore said organisations need to work together to prevent people using monkey dust Use of a drug which can put users in a violent, paranoid state with “superhuman strength” is at epidemic levels, emergency workers have warned. Dubbed Monkey Dust, the “highly unpredictable” substance has caused […]