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Grenfell: 60 high-rises fail fire safety tests

Monday  01:20,   26 june 2017
Sky News

Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities have failed fire cladding safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell blaze, the Government has said. The figure amounts to a 100% failure rate as all buildings that were inspected have[...]

A grieving father buried a man he thought was his son — who turned up alive a week later

Monday  00:20,   26 june 2017
The Washington Post

"In loving memory of Frank M. Kerrigan," the funeral cards read, of a man who was very much alive.The dead man had a full head of wavy, brown-gray hair, the medical examiner noted in a report beneath Kerrigan’s name. He looked about the[...]

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

Sunday  23:55,   25 june 2017
Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed [...]

Grenfell Tower dead murdered by political decisions, says John McDonnell

Sunday  17:51,   25 june 2017
Press Association

The shadow chancellor was speaking at Glastonbury Festival’s Left Field.Mr McDonnell spoke at Glastonbury Festival’s Left Field a day after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn drew a crowd of thousands to the[...]

Nicola Sturgeon leads the tributes to former SNP leader Gordon Wilson after he dies aged 79

Sunday  15:50,   25 june 2017
MSN

The 79-year-old led the party for 11 years and dedicated his life to campaigning for an independent Scotland.Wilson, who was leader of the party from 1979 to 1990, died in hospital after a short illness and is survived by wife Edith, daughters[...]

Girl plunges 25ft from theme park ride into crowd

Sunday  14:05,   25 june 2017
Sky News

A teenage girl has plunged eight metres (25ft) from a halted theme park ride into a crowd of people trying to catch her. The unnamed 14-year-old fell from the Sky Ride at Six Flags Amusement Park in Lake George, New York state, on Saturday[...]

BREAKING: Five hurt after car crashes into pedestrians after Eid prayers in Newcastle

Sunday  13:16,   25 june 2017
MSN

Armed police were sent to the site of the crash in Westgate Road at around 9.30am this morning. Cops at the scene confirmed five people have been injured in the collision. It's understood a 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the[...]

More than 120 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

Sunday  10:30,   25 june 2017
Sky News

More than 120 people - including children - have been killed after an oil tanker flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan.  Residents had flocked to the tanker with jerry cans to collect leaking fuel from it after it[...]

More than 120 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

Sunday  10:30,   25 june 2017
Sky News

More than 120 people - including children - have been killed after an oil tanker flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan.  Residents had flocked to the tanker with jerry cans to collect leaking fuel from it after it[...]

More than 120 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

Sunday  10:30,   25 june 2017
Sky News

More than 120 people - including children - have been killed after an oil tanker flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan.  Residents had flocked to the tanker with jerry cans to collect leaking fuel from it after it[...]

Susan Boyle terrorised by teen neds who threw stones and lit paper at Britain's Got Talent star

Sunday  09:45,   25 june 2017
MSN

Neighbours have asked cops to protect the 56-year-old star from the group of out-of-control thugs' campaign of harrassment.The Britain’s Got Talent star was subjected to a number of attacks over recent[...]

Susan Boyle terrorised by teen neds who threw stones and lit paper at Britain's Got Talent star

Sunday  09:45,   25 june 2017
MSN

Neighbours have asked cops to protect the 56-year-old star from the group of out-of-control thugs' campaign of harrassment.The Britain’s Got Talent star was subjected to a number of attacks over recent[...]

Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM - Sunday Times

Sunday  09:30,   25 june 2017
Reuters

Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want Chancellor Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported. May, prime minister for[...]

Pandas begin new life in Germany as the stars of Berlin Zoo

Sunday  09:05,   25 june 2017
dw.com

Berlin Zoo's new star attractions landed in the German capital. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, two giant Chinese pandas, will be introduced to the public next week by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Chinese president[...]

Defiant Camden residents may be forced to leave

Sunday  08:35,   25 june 2017
Sky News

Camden Council has warned it may force residents to leave their tower block if they do not voluntarily evacuate so urgent fire safety work can be carried out. Although thousands of people have temporarily moved out at the urging of the council and[...]