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Fire-ravaged Premier Inn hotel collapses onto road

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDramatic footage shows the moment a massive fire caused part of a multi-storey hotel to collapse onto a road. The front of the Premier Inn fell onto the A4108 in Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. Emergency services were alerted to the fire at about 1.15pm on Wednesday. Image: A […]

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Debenhams seeks £50m lifeline from lenders

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Mark Kleinman, City editor Debenhams is poised to seek more financial help to see it through to the crucial Christmas trading period just three months after investors were wiped out when the chain crashed into administration. Sky News has learnt that the department store group has […]

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Police force ditches helmets for caps – but not everyone's a fan

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Jess Sharp, news reporter Gloucestershire police are phasing out the use of traditional helmets and introducing baseball caps instead. The controversial change will see officers don the new headgear in a bid to improve their level of protection. Gloucestershire Constabulary are one of the first units […]

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Secret papers reveal aides 'feared Major winning first lottery'

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteNewly-released government documents show aides were worried about the prospect of former prime minister John Major winning the first National Lottery draw in 1994. It is one of the revelations from the latest batch of previously secret government documents made public by The National Archives. Here are some […]

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Nurse goes viral after singing to boy battling cancer

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Jess Sharp, news reporter A nurse has become an internet sensation after being filmed singing to a boy battling cancer in hospital. Beth Porch has been described as a “little bit of brightness” for playing a ukulele while singing McFly’s It’s All About You to three-year-old […]

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Knife crime hits record high as offences up by 8%

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Knife crime offences hit a record high in 2018/19, up by 8% on the previous year in England and Wales, new figures show. The figures for police-recorded crime revealed there were 43,516 police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, which is a year-on-year increase of 8%. […]

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Manchester bomber's brother denies 22 murder charges

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has appeared in court and denied any involvement in the terror attack. Hashem Abedi was charged over the murders of 22 people, one count of attempted murder and one count of conspiring with his brother to cause an explosion likely […]

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No-deal would plunge UK into recession, financial watchdog warns

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A no-deal Brexit will plunge the UK economy into recession and leave a £30bn black hole in the public finances, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. The independent body, tasked with providing analysis of the public finances, made the prediction in its annual fiscal risks report […]

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Health chiefs warn over 'alarming' rise in alcohol-related deaths

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site The UK will continue on an “alarming trajectory” of alcohol-related ill health and deaths unless the government prioritises plans to tackle drinking, healthcare organisations have warned.  A letter from the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal Colleges argues that although the government has set out plans for […]

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Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta title after doping ban

18th July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Chris Froome has been awarded the 2011 Vuelta a Espana title after the original winner was banned for doping. It means the Team Ineos rider is Britain’s first Grand Tour winner, as Sir Bradley Wiggins did not win the Tour de France […]

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