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Children played with unexploded bomb at Rosemarkie

Children played with an unexploded mortar bomb on a beach before being told what it was. The beach at Rosemarkie in the Highlands was closed to the public on Tuesday following the discovery. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team from HM Clyde at Faslane disposed of the device, thought to be from World War Two, on Wednesday evening. Lt Cmdr ...

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Helen Bailey murderer Ian Stewart jailed for 34 years

The “wicked” fiance of children’s author Helen Bailey, who murdered her and dumped her body in a cesspit, has been jailed for 34 years. Ian Stewart, 56, secretly drugged and suffocated Ms Bailey in a plot to inherit her near-£4m fortune. Her body was found under the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, last July. Stewart was found guilty of ...

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Net migration to UK falls to 273,000

Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year. The Office for National Statistics said it is the first time net migration has dipped below 300,000 in two years, but is not statistically significant. But it is short of the government’s target figure for net migration to be under ...

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Brit Awards 2017: Ceremony highlights

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Little Mix, Emeli Sande and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on winning Brit Awards. Click here to Read from the source

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Cheryl 'confirms' her pregnancy in photo from youth charity campaign launch

Cheryl has confirmed she’s pregnant for the first time while helping to launch a new charity youth campaign. The 33-year-old singer has previously refused to comment on whether she and Liam Payne were expecting a child. But this time there’s no doubt, with Cheryl showing off a noticeable bump. The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris are launching a three-year project ...

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Tommy Ward murder: CCTV lead on anniversary of death

Police investigating the murder of an 80-year-old man have issued a CCTV appeal on the anniversary of his death. Tommy Ward died on 23 February 2016, almost five months after a violent robbery at his house in Maltby, South Yorkshire. About £30,000 was thought to have been stolen from his Salisbury Road home during the raid. New footage shows a ...

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Storm Doris winds reach 87mph as it hits UK

Winds reached almost 90mph as Storm Doris made landfall on the British coast. An 87mph gust was recorded on the Galway coast in the Republic of Ireland. Amber warnings issued by the Met Office for wind are in place in parts of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, with a snow warning issued for Scotland. Travel disruption ...

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Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease. The analysis showed even small amounts ...

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Courts to ban cross-examination of victims by abusers

Domestic abusers will no longer be able to cross-examine their former partners in family courts in England and Wales, the justice secretary is to announce. Liz Truss will extend a ban which already exists in criminal courts. She ordered an emergency review into the practice last month following a campaign by victim support groups. It is part of the Prisons ...

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School days 'could be shortened' to save money at seven schools

Pupils at seven schools could have shorter days after a trust head say he may have to cut hours to save money. Dave Baker, of the Olympus Trust which operates near Bristol, said government cuts had left it at “crisis point”. Parents described the funding problem as “diabolical”. A union said the idea was “terrible” but families deserved to know ...

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