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Lucy McHugh death: Man charged with murder of stabbed teen

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Lucy McHugh was found dead near Southampton Sports Centre in July A man has been charged with the murder of a teenage girl found stabbed to death in woodland.Lucy McHugh, 13, was found dead near Southampton Sports Centre in July.Hampshire Constabulary said Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, 24, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder, the rape of a child under 13, and
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Tributes paid to Thalidomide campaigner Louise Medus-Mansell

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Louise Medus-Mansell died in her sleep, her family said Tributes have been paid to the Thalidomide campaigner Louise Medus-Mansell, who has died at the age of 56.Louise Medus-Mansell was born without arms and legs after her mother was prescribed the drug Thalidomide during pregnancy.In the 1960s, her father fought a high-profile campaign for compensation and she became the face of the campaign.Her family
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Oxford Union criticised for Steve Bannon invite

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Steve Bannon spoke at the European Broadcasting Union's News Xchange conference in Edinburgh The Oxford Union has been criticised for inviting Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon to speak to its members.The former White House adviser's scheduled visit on Friday has been met with anger on social media, with protests planned by students.Oxford Students Stand Up To Racism said the union was "giving credibility
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Bald Idris Elba doll is mocked online as fans see no similarity

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 46-year-old is due to appear in the new Fast & Furious film Idris Elba was recently named People Magazine's sexiest man alive but fans were not convinced by a doll's resemblance to the Hollywood star.The supposed lookalike doll sports a sleek three-piece-suit, blue jeans and brown shoes - nothing wrong with that?What's shocked most people were the somewhat evil looking facial features
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Gorilla statue stolen from London Sanctum Soho Hotel

[ad_1] Image copyright Sanctum Image caption The gorilla statue - known as Ace - was previously outside the Embassy Club, in Mayfair A huge gorilla statue has been stolen from the roof of a five-star London hotel.Two thieves clad in hi-vis vests scaled the Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho and unbolted the fibreglass primate - known as Ace - before carrying it out of a building site next door.The 160kg
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Charles Bronson trial: ‘I’m innocent’, inmate tells jury

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Charles Bronson was first jailed for armed robbery in 1974, and to date has served more than 40 years in jail Notorious inmate Charles Bronson has told a jury that "for once in my life I really am an innocent man".Bronson, 65, is accused of attempting to seriously injure HMP Wakefield governor Mark Doherty in a row over photos at the prisoner's wedding.During a
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Manchester attack: Salman Abedi’s brother ‘to be extradited this year’

[ad_1] Image copyright Libyan Interior Ministry Image caption Fayez Al Sarraj said the delay in Hashem Abedi's extradition was due to the legal process The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will be extradited to the UK by the end of the year, according to Libya's prime minister.Hashem Abedi was arrested in the country shortly after the 2017 suicide attack that killed 22 people.Fayez Al Sarraj told the BBC
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Wayne Rooney: England record goalscorer to be captain during farewell appearance

[ad_1] Wayne Rooney has scored a record 53 goals for EnglandEngland's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance.Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday.Fabian Delph will start the match as captain but will hand
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TK Maxx and Amazon among shops selling real fur as faux

[ad_1] Image caption A handbag from TK Maxx was made from fox fur, while shoes bought from the store online contained raccoon dog fur Shops including Amazon and TK Maxx have been selling faux fur clothes and bags which are actually made from rabbit, fox and raccoon dog fur, a BBC Watchdog Live investigation has found.Widespread concern over animal cruelty has led to real fur very nearly disappearing from most
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The woman who made it her mission to attend a council meeting

[ad_1] Image copyright Leicester Mercury Image caption Jean Collins put together a PowerPoint presentation to show families what is being proposed When plans to reform local government in Leicestershire were outlined at a series of public meetings, it's fair to say that not many people turned up. But Jean Collins did, and she meant business.The 78-year-old checked into the Premier Inn next door to Leicestershire County Hall - which is