Product recall database needed to avoid fires from white goods, say councils and fire chiefs

Councils and fire chiefs are calling on the Government to establish a national register of product recalls, accessible to the public, to ensure that faulty and dangerous appliances are no longer used in homes across Britain. The Local Government Association, representing 370 councils across the country, together with fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, said that there is ...

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Jewish leaders call on Inner North London coroner to quit

Jewish leaders have called for the resignation of a coroner in north London in a dispute over delays in releasing bodies for burial. Under Jewish and Islamic law, bodies must be buried on the day of death or as soon as possible afterwards. But Mary Hassell has said she would not fast-track inquests based on religion. Her jurisdiction includes parts ...

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Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'

The Church of England has warned the future existence of people with Down’s Syndrome is “under question”. It has called for expectant mothers to be given “comprehensive, unbiased information” ahead of the NHS roll-out of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in England and Wales this year. The blood test for high-risk women can offer an estimate of Down’s risk. But the ...

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Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed. It comes after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1bn (£720m) US Embassy in London next month. The White House said Mr Trump “looks forward” to strengthening the countries’ “special relationship”. Mr Trump is the ...

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Ann Widdecombe thought she had been evicted from Celebrity Big Brother and got all excited

Ann Widdecombe was one of the nominated housemates in this week’s double eviction (Picture: Channel 5) The viewers have spoken, and Ann Widdecombe has been saved from the latest Celebrity Big Brother eviction. But that wasn’t how she saw it as Emma Willis announced the results on Friday night’s show. As she went to announce the first housemate to be ...

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Nicole Kidman has a dramatic make-under on set of new thriller Destroyer

Nicole’s wig is… interesting (Picture: Splash/ Backgrid) Nicole Kidman has had a pretty drastic make under on the set of her new gritty crime thriller The Destroyer. The usually graceful, gorgeous actress, 50, was spotted on set looking like someone you wouldn’t want to get into an argument at a bar with, in an ill-fitting beige shirt with an even ...

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Edin Dzeko agrees to join Chelsea as Antonio Conte closes in on £44m double deal

Edin Dzeko has agreed to join Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Roma ace Edin Dzeko has agreed to complete a move to Chelsea this January, according to reports in Italy. Antonio Conte is desperate to bring in a back-up striker to support Alvaro Morata for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign and a number of forwards have been linked with the Premier ...

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Maggie Oliver is second out in Celebrity Big Brother’s double eviction

Maggie Oliver lost out in the Celebrity Big Brother double eviction Maggie Oliver has become the second victim of Celebrity Big Brother‘s double eviction – becoming the third housemate to be evicted from the current series. The former detective lost out on Friday night after polling fewer votes than John Barnes, who was also up for the public vote. Earlier ...

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Policeman ‘will keep job’ despite throwing stress ball at colleague’s throat

Essex Police Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Horne was found guilty of misconduct (Picture: PA) A senior police officer who hurled a stress ball at a colleague’s throat will keep his job with Essex Police. Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Horne was found guilty of misconduct against two colleagues at a hearing in Chelmsford. Woman begged boyfriend to let her write ‘final ...

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Woman begged boyfriend to let her write ‘final letter’ to family as he strangled and suffocated her

Ms Weegram said in a statement read to Teesside Crown Court that the incident had left her fearful of having another relationship. (Picture: North News) A woman begged her boyfriend to let her write a final letter to her family as he strangled and suffocated her – because she believed she was going to die. Jonathan Graham left Kirby Weegram, 22, covered in bruises and ...

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