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HMP Peterborough 'Spiderman' escape prison staff warned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOffender escapes HMP Peterborough by climbing wall Prison staff were disciplined after a convicted child sex offender made a “Spiderman” escape using gardening gloves and a rope made of face towels. Gintautas Urbonas scaled a “very high” wall to escape from HMP Peterborough on 26 January before […]

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Steel firms Tata and ThyssenKrupp to merge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tata owns the UK’s largest steelworks at Port Talbot Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp have agreed a merger which will create Europe’s second-biggest steelmaker, after Arcelor Mittal. German-owned ThyssenKrupp’s supervisory board gave the go-ahead to the joint venture on Friday. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata Steel’s UK plants are […]

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Fire crews tackle blaze at Tollcross flats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFire crews tackle a blaze in the roof of a block of flats in the east end of Glasgow Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in the roof of a block of flats in the east end of Glasgow. Six fire engine pumps, three aerial units […]

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Lisa Dorrian: Wooded areas searched for murdered woman

Image copyright Photo released by PSNI Image caption Ms Dorrian disappeared after a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert, County Down, in 2005 Three new sites were searched on Thursday and Friday for missing Bangor woman Lisa Dorrian. Ms Dorrian disappeared after a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert, County Down, in 2005. […]

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A34 in Oxford closed after diesel spill

Image caption Diversions were set up, taking motorists off the A34 at the Peartree Roundabout A major road through Oxfordshire closed after a lorry spilt 500 litres of diesel on to the carriageway. The A34 northbound shut between the Peartree Interchange and junction 9 of the M40. A lorry went through the central reservation after […]

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Ed Sheeran's wedding chapel plan rejected

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January Ed Sheeran has been denied planning permission for a private wedding chapel in the grounds of his home. The 27-year-old chart-topper had hoped to wed fiancee Cherry Seaborn in the custom-built Saxon-style round tower at his estate in […]