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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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Poliovirus likely spreading in London, repeatedly detected in sewage

A vaccine-derived version of poliovirus has repeatedly surfaced in London sewage over the past several months, suggesting there may be a cryptic or hidden spread among some unvaccinated people, UK health officials announced Wednesday. No polio cases have been reported so far, nor any identified cases of paralysis. But sewage sampling in one London treatment […]

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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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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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Prince Harry and Meghan release new picture of daughter Lilibet celebrating 1st birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have released a new photo of their daughter Lilibet, after celebrating her 1st birthday on Saturday at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in the UK, a spokesperson for the family said. The couple “remain incredibly touched by the countless birthday wishes for their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,” the spokesperson […]

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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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Driver fined after his car’s shadow sneaks into disabled parking space

A driver has been fined £65 for leaving the shadow of his car in a disabled space. Matthew Cole had left his silver Ford estate outside the Blackheath Post Office in Lewisham, London, in March. The shadow of his car had crept into a nearby handicapped space. The following month Matthew was “stunned” after being […]

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UK court order takes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange closer to being extradited to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a step closer to being extradited to the United States following an order by a United Kingdom court. With Assange supporters gathered outside, the Westminster Magistrates’ court in London formally issued an order on Wednesday to extradite the Australian to the US to face spying charges for publishing a trove […]

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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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Russia ban Boris Johnson from entering the country over the UK’s stance on Ukraine war

Russia has banned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior ministers from entering Russia over the UK’s “hostile” stance on the war in Ukraine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other senior politicians have also been barred. Moscow said the decision had been made in retaliation to the UK’s sanctions against […]

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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 […]