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Tower block evacuees put up in hotel where ‘rooms with windows cost £20 extra’

Residents evacuated from Camden tower block have called the Hampstead Britannia Hotel a ‘hell-hole’ (Picture: Google) Residents evacuated from a tower block in Camden say they have been put up in a ‘hell hole’ hotel where they have to pay £20 extra if they want a room with a window.  Every single sample of cladding from British tower blocks has ...

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Sian Blake death: Arthur Simpson-Kent loses life term challenge

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has lost a challenge against his “whole-life” jail sentence for killing her and their two children. Arthur Simpson-Kent, 49, stabbed Ms Blake to death along with their sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four. He killed them when he learnt Ms Blake was planning to leave him and take their sons away, the ...

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Barbecue on 200-year-old tombstone 'disgraceful', vicar says

The vicar of a church where a 200-year-old tombstone was used for a barbecue has called it “disgraceful”. Up to 14 people, many of whom are homeless, were seen barbecuing in St John’s in Devizes at the weekend. They claim they had permission from the church and were not being disrespectful as it was not a “recent grave”. But Revd ...

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Philip Hammond mocks Boris Johnson over Brexit in front of German audience

Philip Hammond has mocked the Foreign Secretary’s stance on Brexit in front of an audience of German politicians and businessmen.  Speaking at the annual conference of the CDU economic council – which advises Angela Merkel’s political party – the Chancellor alluded to Boris Johnson’s conduct during the EU referendum. Mr Johnson, who was not present at the gathering in Berlin, ...

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Princess Diana threatened to have Camilla Parker Bowles killed in late night phone call, new biography alleges

A paranoid Princess Diana claimed she had “someone to kill you” in late night phone calls to Camilla Parker Bowles, according to the new biography about the Duchess of Cornwall. “Without saying who was calling, she’d typically say: ‘I’ve sent someone to kill you. They’re outside in the garden. Look out of the window; can you see them?'”, author Penny ...

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Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham on his collaboration with Christine McVie

Before Christine McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014 after a 16-year hiatus, she reconvened with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist and ex-husband John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood in the studio. Buckingham was working on a solo album and, before rehearsals began for Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming tour, the four – sans Stevie Nicks – played around with some songs. “We didn’t ...

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Tory plan for new grammar schools has been scrapped, Education Secretary confirms

The Conservatives’ plan to lift the ban on building new grammar schools has been scrapped by the Government, the Education Secretary has confirmed. There was speculation that the policy had been dropped or kicked into the long grass after Queen’s Speech last week did not include an Education Bill. The Government has previously attempted to implement some of its policies ...

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CCTV footage shows man get hit by bus in Reading then walking into the pub

Video footage has shown a man get hit by a bus – and then immediately get up and calmly walk into a pub. Simon Smith, 53, was walking down Gun Street in Reading at the weekend, when a purple double-decker bus came careening around a corner and hit him from behind, pushing him several metres down the pavement. Mr Smith ...

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Hospital holds graduation ceremonies for premature babies – and the photos are adorable

A hospital, which cares for premature babies is holding graduation ceremonies for little ones that are healthy enough to go home, and the photos are guaranteed to make you smile. University graduation season might just be getting started on this side of the pond but for over in North Carolina, they’re already in full swing.  Because at CaroMont Regional Medical ...

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Nicola Sturgeon backtracks on pledge to secure second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has pulled back from an early second referendum to secure Scottish independence, after the SNP’s election setback The Scottish First Minister announced she would “reset the plan we set out on 13 March” – which promised legislation at Holyrood to try to force the referendum. The move backfired in this month’s general election, when her Scottish National Party ...

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