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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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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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Man tattoos shoes onto his feet because he’s ‘tired of paying’ for new ones

Man tattoos his favorite pair of Nike shoes onto his feet after he was tired of paying to replace his worn-out shoes. Tattoo artist Dean Gunther, 34, used his incredible art skills to draw the design of the trainers onto the man’s feet before making the ink permanent and creating a strange but impressive illusion. […]

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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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British government sends Queen Elizabeth II a music box to celebrate her jubilee

Britain’s government sent Queen Elizabeth a specially-commissioned musical box to mark her platinum jubilee, depicting on its lid the black front door of the Prime Minister’s Number 10 Downing Street office. The 96 year-old monarch celebrated 70 years on the British throne with an extended public holiday and a series of events that culminated on […]

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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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Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear open Jubilee concert

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday and watch a pop concert that started with the 96-year-old monarch having tea with Paddington Bear. In a short video, the queen revealed that she kept the Bear’s favourite, a marmalade sandwich inside her ever-present handbag. She then […]

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Intruder reportedly spends the night at barracks near Windsor Castle, investigation launched

The British Army is investigating after an intruder reportedly spent the night at a barracks close to Windsor Castle, alongside Royal guardsmen. The Sun newspaper reported that police were alerted to reports of the intruder at Victoria Barracks, home to the Coldstream Guards, in Windsor last Wednesday. The man approached soldiers pretending to be a […]