Online child sex offences treble in East of England

The number of suspected online child sex offenders identified across the East of England has nearly trebled in three years, the BBC has discovered. Last year more than 2,000 suspects were identified by police forces in the region, compared to 758 in 2014. The number of cases has left at least one police force overwhelmed, an officer said. The Home ...

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Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton dies

Britain’s tallest man, who played a giant in Game of Thrones, has died, reportedly of a heart attack, at the age of 36. Neil Fingleton, from Durham, was 7ft 7in tall, and was a basketball player in the US before moving into acting. He played Mag The Mighty in the TV fantasy series, and also worked on X-Men and Dr ...

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BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter dies from cancer

BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter has died weeks after he announced he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 55-year-old, who had presented the afternoon show since 2010, died at the Royal Derby Hospital early on Sunday. He first joined the station in 1999 and has also been a regular presenter of the Saturday breakfast, Sunday mid-morning and Sunday ...

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Stowmarket street sealed off after bodies found

A man and a woman have been found dead in a house in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Police were called to Stowupland Street in the town centre at 13:45 GMT on Sunday. They found the bodies of the pair inside a property. Their deaths are being treated as unexplained. An investigation has been launched by Suffolk Police. A cordon remains in place ...

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Oscars 2017: All The Red Carpet Snaps From The 89th Academy Awards (PICS)

After an action-packed awards season that’s brought us moving speeches, bold political statements, impressive live performances, daring fashion moments and more than a few surprise victories, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us – the Oscars 2017 are here. Prior to finding out which of Hollywood’s biggest stars are being honoured with the most prestigious gongs ...

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Oscars 2017: Felicity Jones Looked Like A Real Life Disney Princess On The Red Carpet

The Oscars is the one occasion (other than your own wedding) when it is impossible to be overdressed and Felicity Jones really nailed the dress code with this stunning cross between a bridal/ballerina/princess gown. The British actress was an early arrival on the 89th Academy Awards red carpet  and she opted for a full-skirted Dior gown.  Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images Frazer Harrison via Getty Images ...

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Oscars 2017: Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Are Once Again The Cutest Couple On The Red Carpet

Frazer Harrison via Getty Images Frazer Harrison via Getty Images Frazer Harrison via Getty Images VALERIE MACON via Getty Images Last year Teigen, who was then pregnant with her and Legend’s first child Luna, had to be sewn into her Marchesa gown, and on Sunday 26 February, she revealed her Zuhair Murad gown was equally form-fitting. “It’s really tight…I don’t ...

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles’ ‘Both Sides Now’ Performance Stuns During 'In Memoriam' Tributes

The ‘In memoriam’ section of the Oscars is always an emotional affair, but with so many movie greats having died in the last 12 months, this year’s was extra emotional. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles was tasked with performing a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ as the tribute video for stars including Carrie Fisher and Gene Wilder was played, and ...

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Oscars 2017: Jennifer Aniston Pays Tribute To Bill Paxton During In Memoriam Segment

Jennifer Aniston fought back tears as she paid an emotional tribute to Bill Paxton at the Oscars.  The 89th Academy Awards took place just hours after it was announced the ‘Titanic’ and ‘Aliens’ actor had died from complications during surgery, aged 61.  It meant he was left out of the traditional ‘In Memoriam’ part of Sunday (26 February) night’s ceremony, where ...

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Theresa May 'Fears' Nicola Sturgeon Will Trigger Scottish Independence Referendum During Brexit

Theresa May reportedly fears the Scottish government will call another independence referendum around the same time she triggers the formal Brexit process under Article 50 next month. The Prime Minister is preparing for Nicola Sturgeon to use the start of the country’s exit from the European Union to call another vote on independence, The Sunday Times reported. May could reject ...

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