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Kilkeel fish plant: 14 taken to hospital after ammonia leak

[ad_1] Image caption The alarm was raised at the plant on Monday afternoon Fourteen people have been taken to hospital following a suspected ammonia leak at a fish factory in Kilkeel, County Down.Emergency services are at the scene at Young's Seafoods processing factory in the town's harbour, the fire service has said.A major incident has been declared by the ambulance service. The alert was raised shortly after 12:30 BST on
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Daughters in legal bid for House of Lords seat rights

[ad_1] Image copyright Daughters' Rights campaign Image caption (L-R) Lady Eliza Dundas, Sarah Long, Lady Willa Franks, Tanya Field and Hatta Byng are involved in the case Five daughters of hereditary peers are to challenge a law that stops them from being elected to the House of Lords.They are taking the government to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to end the system of male primogeniture which
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London model Harry Uzoka ‘murdered in row over girl’

[ad_1] Image copyright Harry Uzoka Image caption Harry Uzoka died outside his home in Shepherd's Bush A male model was knifed to death by another model who was "not as successful" as him in a row over a girl, a court has heard.Harry Uzoka, 25, died on the pavement outside his home in Shepherd's Bush, west London, after he was stabbed.The killing was the result of an argument between the
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Alex Salmond Show tweets misled audience, says watchdog Ofcom

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The Alex Salmond Show began broadcasting in November last year The Alex Salmond Show on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT breached broadcasting rules, media watchdog Ofcom has ruled.The regulator investigated "audience tweets" used in the former Scottish first minister's show on the Russian broadcaster, which aired last year.It found they were presented as having come from viewers, but most were posted by the programme's production
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Wanstead Flats fire: Crews ‘praying for rain’ amid heatwave

[ad_1] Image copyright @MPSCannHall Image caption The Wanstead Flats blaze was so extensive it can be defined as a wildfire, firefighters said Firefighters in London have issued an urgent safety warning and said they are "praying for rain" after a large grass fire in east London.More than 220 firefighters attended the blaze on Wanstead Flats in Redbridge on Sunday.London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was the largest grass fire in
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Grenfell inquiry: Fire officer’s ‘impossible’ choice for father

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A fire station manager advised a resident of Grenfell Tower to go back and get his children, despite fearing he "probably would not survive".Jason Oliff said it was an "impossible decision" with "no right or wrong answer", the Grenfell inquiry heard.Mr Oliff was helping a 999 call operator who was on the phone to a man trapped on the 21st floor with his heavily pregnant wife
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Family rescued from mudflats on Somerset beach

[ad_1] Image copyright BARB Search and Rescue Image caption Four adults and a child were spotted wading towards the water, covered in mud on Sunday A family has been rescued from beach mudflats after struggling to try and reach the sea at low tide.Four adults and a child were wading through "sticky mud" at Weston-super-Mare as the tide was turning on Sunday.Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) Search and Rescue and
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Pothole-related breakdowns ‘at three-year high’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes reached a three-year high between April and June, according to the RAC.The RAC reported a 15% rise from last year's second quarter in breakdowns caused by poor quality roads. The motoring body said roads had not recovered from February and March's severe weather and councils were "not winning the battle" against potholes.The government said it was spending
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Doctor Who trailer: 5 things we learned from World Cup teaser

[ad_1] A teaser for the new series of Doctor Who has given fans their first glimpse of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor in action.Shown during BBC One's coverage of the World Cup final, the 40-second advert showed Jodie's Time Lord interacting enigmatically with her new companions.Football pundits Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand also make cameo appearances.Whittaker, 36, was unveiled as Peter Capaldi's successor last July and made her brief debut as the
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Homophobic attack victim ‘nearly fainted’ over Sturgeon support

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBlair Wilson posted a selfie on Facebook minutes after he was targeted in a homophobic attack A man who shared a "defiant selfie" following a homophobic attack, said he "nearly fainted" after Nicola Sturgeon praised him during her Pride speech.Blair Wilson posted a photograph of him smiling, with a black eye and blood running down his face, after the assault in