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Shahida Shahid: Allergy death student 'checked meal'

A student who died after eating a burger had checked its ingredients with a waiter, an inquest has heard. Shahida Shahid, 18, suffered an allergic reaction from the buttermilk-marinated chicken burger she ate at the Almost Famous restaurant in Manchester. She later collapsed “very suddenly”, the city’s coroners court was told. The jury heard when she was taken ill, she ...

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Policewoman saw drowned water park boy 'lost' in water

An off-duty policewoman saw a five-year-old boy who drowned at a water park “looking lost” in chest-high water, a family court has heard. Charlie Dunn, who could not swim, was found submerged at Bosworth Water Park in Leicestershire on 23 July 2016. His stepfather Paul Smith was jailed in December after admitting manslaughter by gross negligence at trial. Charlie’s mother, ...

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Virgin West Coast train firm stops selling Daily Mail

Virgin Trains has announced that it has stopped selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin said it regularly reviewed products sold on its trains, adding that “after listening to feedback from our people” it decided to stop stocking copies of the paper. A Daily Mail spokesman called the decision “disgraceful”. Last year, stationery ...

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London allotment death: Widow 'killed to hide assault'

A widow strangled with a lawnmower cord on an allotment had been “wary” of her alleged killer, a court has heard. Rahim Mohammadi, 41, had a reputation among growers at Colindale, north-west London, for being “threatening” and “volatile”, the Old Bailey was told. Prosecutor John Price QC said Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, was beaten up by the defendant and then killed ...

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Radio 4 host Winifred Robinson taken off air after gender pay tweet

Winifred Robinson, presenter for Radio 4 show You and Yours, was taken off air on Tuesday – a day after posting her views on the BBC and equal pay. The consumer programme’s focus on Tuesday was the issue of gender pay following Carrie Gracie’s resignation as the BBC’s China editor. The BBC confirmed it had replaced Robinson due to impartiality ...

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Peter Beardsley: Newcastle U23s coach takes leave after racism allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley will take a period of leave while the club investigates allegations of racism and bullying made against him. It comes after Beardsley had discussions with the club on Tuesday. The 56-year-old former Magpies player, who has been in his current role since 2009, faces multiple complaints. One ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit south London

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hundreds of people have gathered in Brixton to greet Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle. The couple visited the community radio station Reprezent which trains youngsters in media skills. The organisation’s CEO Shane Carey welcomed the visit saying: “We’re having the spotlight shone on us from all the world’s media.” Harry and ...

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Grenfell firefighters to run marathon

The first fire crew to arrive at the Grenfell Tower fire are running the London Marathon to raise money for children affected by the tragedy. Nine firefighters from North Kensington fire station have set themselves a target of £10,000. The fierce fire took hours to put out, and claimed the lives of 71 people. The money will go to Kids ...

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Football Association adopts 'Rooney Rule' as Martin Glenn outlines 2018 plans

Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association will interview at least one applicant from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background for future roles in the England set-up. English football’s governing body will adopt its own version of the ‘Rooney Rule’ implemented in the NFL in 2003. Chief executive Martin Glenn said the move showed the ...

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BBC 'must act' over gender pay gap, says culture secretary

The culture secretary has said “much more action” is needed by the BBC to address claims of pay inequality. The corporation’s former China editor Carrie Gracie resigned saying there had been “unlawful pay discrimination”. In his first day as culture secretary, Matthew Hancock told MPs that “brilliant women working at all levels of the BBC deserve better” and pledged to ...

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