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Row erupts between police chief and ex-ombudsman over prevention of Omagh bomb

Wednesday  18:29,   15 august 2018
msn

The war of words came on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the blast which killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with unborn twins.Former ombudsman Nuala O’Loan investigated police actions in the lead-up to the bomb and, in a report[...]
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Murder arrest after death of woman found stabbed

Wednesday  17:45,   15 august 2018
msn

The woman was found at a property in Battersea, south-west London. The man, 40, was detained at the scene in Grayshott Road after the Metropolitan Police were called to the property shortly before 12.40pm on Wednesday, the force said.The woman was[...]

Call the karma police! Ancient Buddha statue stolen from India found in UK

Wednesday  05:55,   15 august 2018
msn

The sculpture is to be returned to the country.The bronze sculpture was one of 14 statues stolen in 1961 from the Archaeological Museum in Nalanda, eastern[...]

Police seek to trace black van in Nikolay Glushkov death probe

Tuesday  10:05,   14 august 2018
msn

Mr Glushkov was found dead at his London home in March.Scotland Yard said the Volkswagen van was spotted near the home of Nikolay Glushkov the day before he was found dead earlier this[...]

Arrest made after remains found in search for missing man

Monday  20:55,   13 august 2018
msn

Kevin Bishop was reported missing in Paisley on August 4 after his family had not heard from him. A search was launched and the last confirmed sighting of Mr Bishop was found to have been in Well Street in the Renfrewshire town on July 27. [...]

Firms in Brexit 'supply shock' as EU workers stay away

Monday  11:32,   13 august 2018
news.sky

Companies are suffering from staff shortages because of a fall in EU nationals coming to the UK, according to new research. Two in five employers (40%) said they have found it more difficult to fill vacancies during the last 12 months due to a[...]

How a Heat Wave Revealed The Ghost Gardens of Chatsworth, England

Monday  11:30,   13 august 2018
thedailybeast

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast If you were to regally recline in a chair in one of the grand rooms on the ground floor of Chatsworth House and gaze out over the south lawn, you might feel like you were looking back through[...]

What the papers say – August 13

Monday  10:06,   13 august 2018
msn

A mixed bag of news makes the front pages on Monday.The Guardian says rail passengers will learn of the latest fare increases this week amid more chaotic scenes at stations in the North West over the[...]

Three men are charged with murder of child killer found beaten to death after villagers 'rifled through his mail and searched Google to reveal his sick past' when he moved in after his 33-year jail term ended

Thursday  09:05,   09 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

David Gaut, 54, was jailed for life after brutally killing 17-month old Chi Ming Shek in South Wales 33 years ago. Three men, aged 21, 47 and 51, from New Tredegar, have been charged with his killing.David Gaut, 54, was jailed for life after[...]

Britain, France, mark centenary of decisive WW1 battle of Amiens

Wednesday  21:05,   08 august 2018
reuters

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Grenfell Tower was given three weeks to fix more than 40 'high risk' fire safety issues - ONE YEAR before the blaze that killed 72

Wednesday  08:50,   08 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Warnings were issued to the West London tower block’s management in June 2016 with deadlines for action. Four months later, the authority wrote to the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation asking why nothing had been done to improve [...]

Child killer, 54, is murdered just weeks after being freed from jail after new neighbours heard rumours of sickening past that saw him batter a toddler to death and hide the corpse before having sex with boy's mother

Wednesday  07:45,   08 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of murdering David Gaut, 54, after he was found dead at his flat in South Wales amid fears he could be the same person as a convicted child killer.David Gaut, 54, was found at his home in New Tredegar,[...]

England cricketer Ben Stokes' affray trial: Everything we know so far

Tuesday  21:25,   07 august 2018
inews.co.uk

England cricketer Ben Stokes' affray trial: Everything we know so farBen Stokes' nightclub brawl - a timeline of[...]

Farmers use Iron Age defences as rural crime soars

Monday  13:57,   06 august 2018
inews.co.uk

Farmers use Iron Age defences as rural crime soars “Faced with repeated and determined attacks from a new breed of brazen thieves, farmers and country people are turning to history books to re-purpose security measures from medieval times,” said[...]

The green belt betrayal: Up to 460,000 homes could be built on land the Conservatives said would only be lost for 'exceptional' reasons

Monday  12:35,   06 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Between 2011/12 and 2016/17 nearly 4,900 hectares of green belt land in England have lost their protected status in local plans.Analysis shows councils in England have removed protections from land, opening the way for the development of hundreds of [...]