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Gaia Pope struggled with health before her death, father says

Gaia Pope struggled with health before her death, father says

Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope’s body was found 11 days after she went missing Teenager Gaia Pope had “struggled” with health issues before her death, her father has said. Police are treating the 19-year-old’s death as “unexplained” after her body was found in a field near Swanage on Saturday. Her father Richard Sutherland, […]

Three face no action over Gaia Pope death

Three face no action over Gaia Pope death

Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope’s body was found 11 days after she went missing Three people who were held over the death of teenager Gaia Pope will face no further action, police have said. Paul Elsey, 49, his mother Rosemary Dinch, 71, and her 19-year-old grandson, Nathan Elsey, were all arrested on suspicion […]

Endris Mohammed jailed for children’s smother-murders

Endris Mohammed jailed for children’s smother-murders

Image copyright West Midlands Police/PA Wire Image caption Endris Mohammed carried out the killings during a “sleepover” in the lounge A man who murdered his two young children by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag has been sentenced to at least 33 years in jail. Endris Mohammed, 47, was convicted of killing his son Saros […]

British Gas scraps standard tariff for new customers

British Gas scraps standard tariff for new customers

Image copyright Getty Images Energy giant British Gas will scrap its standard variable tariff (SVT) price category by April for new customers. It comes after draft legislation designed to lower the cost of energy bills was published by the government. The legislation would give energy regulator Ofgem the power to cap default tariffs. Rival energy […]

Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein

Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein

Image copyright Getty / Reuters Image caption Morrissey said one of Spacey’s accusers “did not sound very credible” Morrissey has attracted controversy after defending Kevin Spacey over allegations of sexual abuse. He said the star had been “attacked unnecessarily”, adding it was “ridiculous” that Spacey was being erased from an upcoming film. The former Smiths […]

Victims ‘told not to report’ Jehovah’s Witness child abuse

Victims ‘told not to report’ Jehovah’s Witness child abuse

Media captionJehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse ‘covered up’ Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses were allegedly told by the church not to report the crimes. Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religious organisation’s own rules protected perpetrators. One child abuse lawyer believes there could be […]

Dame Katherine Grainger urges improvements in athlete welfare

Dame Katherine Grainger urges improvements in athlete welfare

Dame Katherine Grainger is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete and the first British woman to win medals at five successive Games UK Sport chair and Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger has urged British sports to improve athlete welfare. Several governing bodies are embroiled in bullying allegations and Grainger said they must “rise to […]

New portraits released for Queen’s platinum anniversary

New portraits released for Queen’s platinum anniversary

Image copyright Matt Holyoak/CameraPress Image caption Winston Churchill described the royal couple’s wedding in 1947 as ‘a flash of colour on the hard road we travel’ Three more portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been released to commemorate their platinum wedding anniversary. On Monday it will be 70 years since their […]

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that […]

‘No others involved’ in Gaia Pope’s death

‘No others involved’ in Gaia Pope’s death

Image copyright Gaia Pope Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November There were no injuries to suggest “any other person was involved” in the death of missing teenager Gaia Pope, police have said. The 19-year-old’s body was found on Saturday in a field near Swanage, 11 days after she was […]

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