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Liz Dawn: Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Liz Dawn: Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liz Dawn played Vera Duckworth on Coronation Street for 34 years Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years, has died. Her family said they were “devastated” after the death of the “incredible” 77-year-old. They added: “She has been the […]

Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise

Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise

Image copyright Getty Images Travel company Thomas Cook has said it expects the price of Spanish holidays to rise by another 5% to 10% next year because of the weak pound. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser told the BBC that Spain’s renewed popularity because of safety fears elsewhere was also driving prices higher. “We have not […]

British woman ‘may have been attacked by wolves’ in Greece

British woman ‘may have been attacked by wolves’ in Greece

Image copyright Wiltshire Times Image caption Celia Hollingworth was reported missing on Thursday A British woman who died in northern Greece after apparently being mauled by a pack of stray dogs may have been attacked by wolves, a coroner has said. Celia Hollingworth, from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire was reported missing on Thursday after visiting an archaeological […]

Using one comparison site ‘not enough’

Using one comparison site ‘not enough’

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers need to hunt for deals as they do on the High Street when using switching websites for energy, holidays or insurance, a review has found. Price comparison websites worked best for car insurance and worst for broadband, the study by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said. Consumers should use […]

Third of state schools in cash deficit

Third of state schools in cash deficit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are 9,000 schools in deficit, according to an answer revealed by ministers “We’re trying to operate on a shoestring,” says Tim Rawling, chair of governors of a South Gloucestershire primary school. Staple Hill Primary School is expecting to go into budget deficit this year, with fears of cuts […]

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward spared jail for knife attack

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward spared jail for knife attack

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Lavinia Woodward had ambitions to enter the medical profession An “extraordinary” Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg has avoided a prison sentence. Lavinia Woodward, 24, admitted attacking the man at her student accommodation at Christ Church College after drinking heavily. At an earlier hearing Judge Ian […]

Police pursuit laws under review as moped crime soars

Police pursuit laws under review as moped crime soars

Image copyright Getty Images The Home Office is to review the law around police pursuits following a rise in crimes carried out on mopeds. Police have raised concerns about the potential risk of officers facing charges if a pursuit ends in a crash. In 2016/17, 28 people died in police pursuit-related incidents. Policing Minister Nick […]

Uber: London mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm’s apology

Uber: London mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm’s apology

Image copyright Stefan Rousseau Image caption London Mayor Sadiq Khan chairs Transport for London London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked the city’s transport regulator to be available to meet Uber’s boss after the firm apologised. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said he was sorry for the “mistakes we’ve made” after the taxi-hailing firm lost its […]

Parsons Green attack: Seventh person arrested

Parsons Green attack: Seventh person arrested

Image caption Police are searching addresses in Cardiff, pictured, and Surrey A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green Tube bomb attack on 15 September. The 20-year-old man was arrested in Cardiff at 06:00 BST under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and is now being held at a south London […]

Model Chloe Ayling kidnap case a publicity stunt, court told

Model Chloe Ayling kidnap case a publicity stunt, court told

Image copyright Italian Police Image caption Lukasz Herba, left, and his brother Michal are suspects in the alleged kidnap Lawyers for the brother of the alleged captor of British model Chloe Ayling say the entire case could be a “sham”, invented as a “publicity stunt”. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, is accused of conspiring with his […]

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