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Drivers stranded on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Heavy snow is causing disruption across parts of Scotland, with drivers stranded in long queues on a motorway. Mountain rescue teams have been sent to help stranded drivers on the M74 after wintry conditions led to closures at Millbank and Beattock. Traffic Scotland said gritters were clearing routes, as driver in Dumfries and Galloway were warned not to travel. Snow ...

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Brexit: Conservatives urge 'unity' ahead of EU bill vote

The Conservatives have urged MPs to show a “unity of purpose” and back their Brexit legislation in a key vote. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill gets its third reading in the House of Commons later before heading to the Lords. The draft legislation has already been the subject of highly-charged debate in the Commons, facing hundreds of attempts to change its ...

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Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m in cash by the time it went bust on Monday. Until the last moments, directors still believed a ...

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Ealing Council paves way to ban anti-abortion protesters

Media playback is unsupported on your device A council has moved to ban anti-abortion protesters from outside a Marie Stopes clinic in west London. Pro-life campaigners have been accused of “harassing” and “intimidating” women outside the Mattock Lane clinic. Ealing councillors backed the ban in October and now the council’s cabinet has voted as part of the next stage in ...

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Tory MP Ben Bradley 'sorry' for blog post about jobless

A Conservative MP has apologised for a 2012 blog post in which he suggested benefit claimants should have vasectomies. In the post Ben Bradley, made Tory vice-chairman for youth in last week’s reshuffle, hit out at what he called a “vast sea of unemployed wasters”. Apologising, he said he had matured since writing the now-deleted remarks, which were highlighted by ...

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John Pordage murder: Milkybar Kid remark led to shooting, court hears

A man was shot dead after remarking how a teenage boy resembled the Milkybar Kid, a court has heard. Electrician John Pordage, 34, died in August after the shooting at a BP garage in Chelmsford. Two teenage boys are on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, where one of them faces a murder charge. The court heard how Mr Pordage and ...

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Three jailed for Northampton McDonald's ammonia attack

Three gang members who threw ammonia into a crowd outside a branch of McDonald’s have been jailed. The trio launched the liquid into the group after a confrontation with a rival in one of the fast food giant’s outlets in Northampton. Four people, including two female police officers, were hurt. Jake Price, 22, and Ijuha Stirling-Campbell, 21, were jailed for ...

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Maserati police crash man pleads guilty

A man who crashed a Maserati seriously injuring two Met Police officers has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. PC Christopher Appleton and PC Samantha Clark were badly hurt when the car hit them on 17 December in Neasden, Brent. Mohammed Shisq, 51, admitted three charges relating to the crash at Harrow Crown Court. The Met said both officers were “critically ...

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Two jailed for murdering homeless man with meat cleaver

Media playback is unsupported on your device Two men have been jailed for murdering a homeless Romanian man with weapons including a meat cleaver. Razvan Sirbu, 21, died from blunt force trauma to the head and body at the Loose Valley Conservation Area in Tovil, near Maidstone, Kent, last May. Alex Macdonald, 19, was sentenced to life with a minimum ...

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Leeds walker rescued after two-day Scafell Pike ordeal

A walker survived two nights in sub-zero temperatures after getting lost climbing England’s highest mountain. Eighty volunteers made up the search for Richard Cockerham, 29, who went missing after scaling Scafell Pike on Sunday. Mr Cockerham, from Leeds, had got lost in the severe weather and fallen over but was found on Tuesday. Richard Warren said in his 35 years ...

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