Drug suspect on toilet strike for 37 days at risk of death, court hears

A suspected drug dealer has refused to use the toilet for 37 days and is now at “risk of death”, a court has been told.  Lamarr Chambers, 24, allegedly swallowed the drugs while being chased by police in Essex and has since rejected laxatives and an X-ray but has continued to eat and drink.  Essex Police officers have been tweeting daily updates ...

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FBI warned before Florida massacre about suspect 'getting into a school and shooting the place up'

The FBI were warned more than a month before the Florida school shooting that suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz had firearms and was “going to explode”. “I just think about it, you know, getting into a school and shooting the place up,” a caller told an FBI information line, according to a newly released transcript. Accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

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University strikes: Ministers urged to step in to guarantee lecturers pensions after mass walkouts

Ministers have been urged to intervene in a bitter row over pensions as tens of thousands of lecturers staged mass walkouts on 57 different campuses across the country. University staff downed tools for the second day over major changes to their pension schemes, which could leave lecturers up to £10,000 worse off in their retirement. The Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable, has called ...

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Knife-wielding robber hands sweets to child

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man armed with a hunting knife handed cigarettes, sweets and canned drinks to a woman and a boy after robbing a local shop in Erith, in south-east London. The man was caught on CCTV brandishing the knife at the store’s owner on Brook Street at 20:15 GMT on 1 February. He demanded ...

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Catherine Wells-Burr's killers in Poland deportation appeal

The family of a murdered Somerset woman have said her killers will be “getting away with murder” if they serve the remainder of their sentences in Poland. Rafal Nowak, Tadevsz Dmytryszyn and Anna Lagwinowicz were jailed for 32 years for killing Catherine Wells-Burr. All three applied to be transferred but only Nowak was successful in 2015. Lagwinowicz and Dmytryszyn are ...

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Coroner criticises hospital over Leicester boy's death

A hospital that cared for a three-year-old boy with Down’s Syndrome who was “abandoned in A&E” has been criticised by a coroner. Krishan Saujani died from bronchial pneumonia at Leicester Royal Infirmary on 8 November 2015. The coroner recorded death by natural causes, but said there were many delays in investigating his condition. The hospital said it was “truly sorry” ...

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Sean Rigg custody death: Watchdog requests new hearings

The police watchdog has said five officers should face gross misconduct hearings over the death in custody of a mentally ill man. Sean Rigg, 40, who had schizophrenia, died from cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 after being restrained by officers. Last year it was ruled none of the officers involved should be prosecuted. This month the ...

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Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he would continue to work “in the service” of the party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for his service, adding he had been “a credit to ...

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Gary Neville tells Jose Mourinho to drop Romelu Lukaku in order to benefit Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has scored just once in his first six game for Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Gary Neville believes Jose Mourinho should consider dropping Romelu Lukaku and deploy Alexis Sanchez in a central role. The Chile international has made a slow start to his Manchester United career following his January move from Arsenal and has scored once in just six ...

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BTS reveal how they used to practise dance moves over 10 hours a day

BTS’s J-Hope talks about how the groups dancing has changed over the years (Picture: REX) BTS’s road to success was highlighted in the latest episode of KBS’s Good Insight, revealing how their dance moves have changed over the years. BigHit Entertainment founder Bang Shi Hyuk spoke to an audience about the band’s rise to fame. The documentary focuses on their recent ...

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