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Major gas explosion in Birmingham kills woman and seriously injures man

A woman has been found dead at the scene of a major gas explosion that destroyed a house in Birmingham and damaged others. “We’re very sad to confirm that a woman has been found dead at the scene,” West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) said. A man also suffered life-threatening injuries in the blast in Dulwich […]

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Massive sinkhole opens up in south-east London

A sinkhole spanning the entire breadth of a residential street has opened up in south-east London. The hole which measures approximately seven metres by seven metres and is four metres deep emerged on Tuesday evening when the road in Bexleyheath started cracking. Police said they were called to Martens Avenue just before 9:00pm and that […]

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Tribunal finds trainee police officer of faking Covid-19 by drawing red lines on tests

A trainee police officer tried to fake having COVID-19 by drawing red lines on a lateral flow test, a tribunal has heard. In a bid to stay home from work, Ahmed Anwari told his training officer last December that he could not come in because of a positive lateral flow test result. But his ruse […]

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YouTuber permitted to build tunnel under garden to connect his house, bunker and shed

A YouTuber has won retrospective planning permission to burrow a tunnel between his house and shed. Colin Furze spent three years digging the passage by hand under his Lincolnshire garden without permission. The subterranean structure lies 1.2m (4ft) beneath the surface and could eventually also connect to a special underground bunker he has built. Mr […]

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Otters are killing expensive pet fish from ponds in English county of Wiltshire

Otters have been taking and killing expensive pet fish from ponds in Wiltshire, police have warned. Corsham Police said it was “certain” otters were causing the damage after seeking advice from the town’s neighbourhood team. The force suggested people used either welded mesh to cover the pond or erected a wire fence. “We appreciate this […]

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England: Trespasser causes major rail disruption after getting on the tracks

As many as 100 trains were delayed and at least 20 trains cancelled on the line between London and Edinburgh after a trespasser got on the tracks. The Network Rail has warned of major disruption until the end of service as people try get to and from Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London. The trespasser was […]

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Woman who drunk drove e-scooter awarded 18 month driving ban

A woman who rode an e-scooter while drunk after a hen do has been banned from driving for 18 months. Paige Burnley, 26, was stopped by police in Cheltenham on 9 April after being spotted weaving in and out of traffic. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court said a breath test showed Burnley, from Lincolnshire, was more than […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday on Thursday, in the same year that marks her 70 years on the throne. The Queen has traveled to Sandringham, her estate in Norfolk, eastern England, for a private break, Buckingham Palace said. A portrait released to mark the occasion shows the monarch standing between two fell […]

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Private plane pilot charged for flying illegal immigrants into the United Kingdom

A pilot has been charged for flying illegal immigrants into the UK in a light aircraft. A 52-year-old-man was detained by the National Crime Agency (NCA) at Deenethorpe Airfield near Corby, Northamptonshire. He had flown a twin-engine plane from Belgium. Four Albanian nationals were found in a taxi in Corby having just left the airfield […]

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Mercedes van filled with donations to help Ukrainian war victims stolen

A Mercedes van filled with donations to help Ukrainian war victims has been stolen from a warehouse in Chorley, Lancashire on Sunday evening. Rev Bernard Cocker of Preston-based charity the International Aid Trust said CCTV footage showed two people in a small white van pulling up “and within three minutes our vehicle had gone”. “But […]

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17-month-old toddler dies after being attacked by a dog bought a week ago

A 17-month-old toddler has died after being attacked by a dog in her home. Bella-Rae Birch died in hospital after the attack in St Helens on Monday, Merseyside Police said. Officers said her “absolutely devastated” family had only bought the dog a week ago. Police will carry out tests on the animal, which was killed […]

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Queen Elizabeth II pulls out of attending Commonwealth Service

The Queen Elizabeth II will not attend next week’s Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has said. This is usually a significant occasion for the Queen and earlier in the week it had been hoped she would attend. The decision is understood to be about concerns over her discomfort with travelling, rather than illness. […]