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Shahida Shahid: Burger allergy death was 'misadventure'

A “lack of communication” contributed to the death of woman who suffered an allergic reaction to a chicken burger, an inquest jury has found. Shahida Shahid, 18, from Worsley, Salford, was out with friends on 9 January 2015 when she collapsed after eating at Almost Famous in Manchester. A friend gave her an injection in a bid to stem the ...

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Measles outbreak in five English regions

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in five areas of England and now total more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, West Midlands, Surrey and Greater Manchester are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. The overall risk in the UK is still low, but outbreaks can happen any time. The ...

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Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man and woman who died more than 18 months apart. Former English teacher Peter Farquhar, 69, died on 26 October 2015 and Ann Moore-Martin, 83, died on 12 May 2017. A third man was also arrested in connection with the deaths of the pair, who lived in Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire. ...

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Grenfell Tower housing boss steps down months after tragedy

The housing boss in charge of running Grenfell Tower has quit more than six months after the disaster which claimed the lives of 71 people. Robert Black resigned as CEO of Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on 31 December, 2017. A brief statement on its website “thanked Mr Black for all of his efforts”. The resignation comes ahead of ...

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Search on for veteran Simon Brown's glass eye collection

A former soldier who lost almost all of his vision when he was shot during the Iraq War has appealed for help to find his glass eye collection. Simon Brown, from Morley in Leeds, lost a brown box carrying the 16 eyes of varying designs on one of his regular trips to London over Christmas. He only noticed they had ...

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Transport for the North unveil £70bn travel masterplan

A £70bn plan to overhaul transport across the north of England has met with a mixed response. Ministers have hailed the 30-year road and railway upgrade scheme as “revolutionary”. Transport bosses have also claimed it could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the economy by £100bn. But critics raised questions over funding, with one suggesting commercial space flight would arrive ...

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Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported

Medical staff at Manchester Children’s Hospital have warned “dangerous staffing levels” have put patients at risk in its critical care unit. They listed their concerns in an “honesty box”, a letter leaked to the Manchester Evening News revealed. These include allegations some ill children were discharged early, and claims of a lack of equipment and beds. Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, ...

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Stevenage head teacher had a 'catalogue of child abuse'

A head teacher who was found with “the most appalling” child abuse images has been given an 18-month suspended prison sentence. Miraz Triggs, 46, admitted six counts including making and distributing indecent images of children. Triggs, of Saffron Walden in Essex, used to be the head teacher at the Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage. At Chelmsford Crown Court, Judge ...

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Sinead Wooding: Husband Akshar Ali guilty of murder

A “woman beater” who stabbed his wife and bludgeoned her with a hammer before setting her body alight has been found guilty of murder. Sinead Wooding, 26, was found dumped in woodland outside Leeds on 14 May. Husband Akshar Ali, 27, who had a history of domestic violence, stabbed the mother-of-four six times alongside accomplice Yasmin Ahmed. The pair had ...

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Tesco Clubcard changes anger customers

Tesco has made changes to its Clubcard loyalty scheme – dropping the value of some rewards and raising some others. Shoppers collect points for money spent with the supermarket giant and these then become vouchers which can be used for things such as restaurant meals. Some could be used for four times or two times their value, but to “make ...

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