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Rescuers attach sausage to drone to save stranded dog from rising tide

Police, firefighters and coastguards came up with an imaginative idea of attaching a sausage to a drone and hoping the scent of the treat would tempt Millie the jack russell-whippet cross to safety. Millie disappeared after slipping her lead in Havant, Hampshire, and after frantic public appeals was spotted on the mudflats, in danger of […]

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Two teenagers arrested in UK as part of the investigation into synagogue hostage incident in Texas

Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, was shot dead after a standoff with police in Colleyville. Details of the ages or genders of the pair arrested in south Manchester on […]

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Husband of murdered Singaporean woman denies killing wife at a Newcastle hotel

The husband of a woman found dead in a Newcastle hotel has denied her murder. Pek Ying Ling, 51, was found dead at the County Aparthotel on 6 December while on a trip from Singapore with her husband, ahead of meeting up with their three sons for a family holiday. Despite attempts to save her […]

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United Kingdom reports extremely rare human case of bird flu

A person living in the south-west of England has caught bird flu, UK officials have confirmed. Cases like this are extremely rare and the individual probably became infected from very close contact with a sick or dead bird. Experts say there is no evidence of onward spread and all close contacts of the person are […]

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UK eases testing rules international arrivals, scraps pre-departure PCR test

The rules on testing are to be eased for people travelling to England, the government announced following calls from the travel industry. From 04:00 GMT on Friday, fully vaccinated travellers coming to England will no longer have to take a test before they travel. And from Sunday, rather than taking a PCR test on day […]

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Chris Silverwood: England men’s head cricket coach tests positive for Covid-19

England men’s head coach Chris Silverwood has tested positive for Covid-19. Silverwood, who is fully vaccinated, had already been isolating in Melbourne since Thursday after a member of his family returned a positive test. The 46-year-old is asymptomatic and will stay in isolation until 8 January. He was already set to miss the fourth Ashes […]

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United Kingdom: Man armed with weapon trespasses Windsor Castle with offensive weapon arrested

Police arrested a man armed with a weapon on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday. Thames Valley police said the security breach took place at 8:30am on Christmas Day. The suspect caught was identified as a 19-year-old from Southampton and is in custody. “The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass […]

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West Yorkshire Christmas tree declared ‘the worst in the north’ as its decoration was abandoned a third way up

The Christmas tree in Bailiff Bridge is shining a metaphorical light on the West Yorkshire village, having been described as “the worst in the north” after it was decorated only a third of the way up. Council bosses say the issue with sprucing up the spruce is that the natural tree has grown too tall, […]

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Bomb squad called to hospital after man gets WWII mortar stuck in his bum

A bomb disposal team was called to a hospital in England last week after a man arrived with an unexploded WWII mortar stuck in his rectum. According to reports, the patient was a military enthusiast and had the round as part of a private collection. “He said he put it on the floor then he […]

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Siobhan Cattigan: Scottish rugby international player dies aged 26

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday. “Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time. We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss,” said a Stirling County statement […]

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Luggage conveyor has boxes of frozen fish in bizarre mix-up at Heathrow Airport

British Airways passengers have been left “baffled” after crates of frozen fish arrived instead of their luggage. Becca Braunholtz, from Sherborne, Dorset, said the boxes of sea bass and sea bream were delivered to Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport on Monday. British Airways said it was reuniting customers with their bags after realising “something fishy […]

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Woman hit with $110 on-the-spot fine for dropping a cigarette in the street

A woman has been hit with an $110 on-the-spot fine after dropping a cigarette on a street in the United Kingdom. Macey Megson, 21, discarded the butt outside a shopping centre in Hull, East Yorkshire. She was challenged by an enforcement officer and offered to pick up it up. But she was left distraught after her offer […]