Largest crime rise in England and Wales for 10 years

Crime in England and Wales has seen its largest annual rise in a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics. The total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police rose by 10% between April 2016 and March 2017 to almost five million. Violent crime was up by 18%, robbery by 16% […]

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Venus Williams into 9th Wimbledon final; will face Muguruza

– Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009, turning in her latest display of gutsy serving to beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday. At 37, Williams is the oldest finalist at the All England Club since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at that age. She also stopped Konta’s bid […]

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Bank of England warns it will go after banks looking for loopholes in regulations

The Bank of England has warned banks against using “highly sophisticated” balance sheet manoeuvring to meet the letter of regulation aimed at warding off another financial crisis – but not its intention. Sam Woods, chief executive of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority, said supervisors had noticed lenders were more willing to offer risky loans to […]

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Girl dies in A38 Birmingham school trip crash

A 14-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a minibus full of pupils going on a school art trip. Emergency services were called to the crash between the minibus and a bin lorry on the A38 in Castle Vale, Birmingham at 09:00 BST on Friday. Another girl was taken to hospital and 24 people, […]

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Bradley Lowery: Sunderland fan dies after long illness

Bradley Lowery loses ‘inspirational’ cancer battle Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, whose plight touched the lives of many people, has died after a long illness. The Sunderland fan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a rare type of cancer – when he was 18 months old. Bradley went on to be the club’s mascot and became “best mates” […]

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Preston to confirm Alex Neil as new manager within the next 24 hours

Alex Neil will be confirmed as the new Preston manager within the next 24 hours Alex Neil will be confirmed as the new Preston North End manager within the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News HQ reported on Monday that he had been interviewed for the job, along with a number of other […]

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Katie Rough death: Girl pleads guilty to manslaughter

Katie Rough died in hospital after suffering serious injuries to her neck and chest A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to killing seven-year-old Katie Rough. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility. Katie was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a playing […]

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Dog attacks on postmen ‘highest in Northern Ireland’

There were 67 attacks on postmen in Northern Ireland from April 2016 to April 2017 Northern Ireland had the highest number of dog attacks on postal workers in the UK last year, according to Royal Mail. There were 67 attacks on postmen in Northern Ireland from April 2016 to April 2017. That was a rise […]

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London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

At least 58 people are now missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, police have said. This latest figure includes the 30 already confirmed to have died in the devastating fire in a west London tower block on Wednesday. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number “may increase” and that the “significant” recovery operation […]

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EastEnders spoilers: Fans react to controversial new family the Taylors Read more:

The Taylors have certainly made an impression in EastEnders – both on the residents of Walford and on fans. The explosive and controversial new family burst onto the Square in a whirlwind of shouting, loud music and smoking on ghastly armchairs and the locals are certainly unsure about them. That goes for the fans too […]

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