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Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain's record fifth medal in Pyeongchang

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Billy Morgan won bronze in the men’s snowboard big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history. ...

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Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Ecuador says the country’s latest efforts to negotiate the departure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy have failed. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the UK was unwilling to take part in talks about his release. Mr Assange, 46, has been staying at the country’s London embassy since 2012 where he was granted political asylum. Last week, ...

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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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Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, Donald Tusk says. The European Council president told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was still trying to “cherry pick” its future relationship with the EU. Mr Tusk said he could only go on ...

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Nurse Luke Smith jailed for sexually abusing patient

A mental health nurse has been jailed for eight months for sexually abusing a patient during a home visit. Luke Smith, 30, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder at Leeds Crown Court. Smith lost his job after what he described as “a moment of madness” when the offence happened at the male victim’s home ...

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Cold snails too 'sluggish' to race

A snail racing competition has been postponed because the snails are too slow and sleepy. The Dartmoor Union pub in Holbeton was due to hold the charity event on Saturday. However, when manager Donna Aziz called the Plymouth pet shop for the snails she was told the cold snap had made them too “sluggish” to go racing . “We’ve promised ...

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