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Cracknell 'could row Boat Race'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Cracknell won gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics in the coxless four Two-time Olympic champion James Cracknell will be eligible to row in the Boat Race while he undertakes a Cambridge University degree. The 46-year-old won gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. He will begin […]

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UKIP councillor murder trial: Stephen Searle had affair

Image copyright Facebook Image caption UKIP member Stephen Searle was elected to Suffolk County Council in 2013 A former UKIP councillor strangled his wife to death after she discovered he was having an affair with their son’s partner, a court has heard. Stephen Searle, 64, denies murdering Anne Searle, who was found suffocated at their […]

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Sheffield tree protester guilty of obstructing PC

Image caption Robert Pearson, 48, was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £330 in costs An anti-tree felling campaigner has been convicted of obstructing police for failing to give his name and address when he was being arrested. Robert Pearson was asked for details after being held over an alleged public […]

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Profile: Boris Johnson – long a thorn in PM's side

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson served as foreign secretary for nearly two years Boris Johnson’s resignation as foreign secretary over Theresa May’s Brexit policy will delight some Conservatives and dismay others – but does not come as too great a shock. The former London mayor and prominent Leave campaigner has been at odds […]

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'Just don't go in', water safety experts advise

People are being advised not to cool off in rivers, canals, lakes or reservoirs during the UK heatwave. In 2017, 255 people in the UK died from accidental drowning, according to the National Water Safety Forum. The Severn Area Rescue Association has a team of volunteers on standby 365 days a year to save lives […]

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World Cup 2018: free Hyde Park screening for 30,000 fans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Discussions are ongoing about a screening in the capital if England reach the final London’s Hyde Park will host up to 30,000 football fans to watch England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia. A festival being held at the park, British Summer Time, has postponed planned events to allow the free […]

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Brighton Pride promises 'robust' action after protests

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell Image caption Crowds gathered all along the route to watch the 2017 Brighton parade Organisers of the forthcoming Brighton Pride have said behaviour like the anti-Trans protest at Pride in London at the weekend will not be tolerated. Eight members of lesbian and feminist group Get The L Out protested. Brighton […]

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Novichok: Amesbury poisoning couple 'handled high dose'

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley touched an unknown contaminated item with their hands, police say A woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire is believed to have handled a “high dose” of the substance, police say. Mother of three Dawn Sturgess, 44, died on […]

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Teenager dies after Loch Lomond rescue

Image copyright Anthony Parkes Image caption Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the teenager’s death A teenager has died after being rescued from Loch Lomond. The alarm was raised after the 17-year-old was spotted in the loch, north of Luss, at about 19:20 on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said the boy […]