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Somerset gimp suit: Second arrest after man scares woman

[ad_1] Image copyright Handout Image caption The woman said the person "charged" at her in a "full black rubbery suit" A second man has been arrested on suspicion of indecency offences after a person dressed in a gimp suit jumped out on a woman.Police said the man, aged in his 30s was arrested on Tuesday following the offences in Claverham and Yatton in Somerset.Someone was "charging at me in a
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Toxic chemicals: How safe is your furniture?

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Britons are being exposed to a "cocktail of chemicals" from birth in our own homes, with MPs raising particular concerns about the flame-retardant chemicals used in home furnishings. What are the risks?What are flame retardants?Your living room sofa will almost certainly be covered in a flame retardant.These chemicals help to prevent ignition from stray cigarettes or neglected candles and slow the spread of fire.The
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Helen Bailey murder detective charged with stealing £9,000

[ad_1] Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption David Sharpe was commended for his work on the murder of author Helen Bailey in 2016 A detective praised for his work solving the murder of children's author Helen Bailey has been charged with stealing £9,000 from his employers.Det Sgt David Sharpe, a member of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit, worked on the murder case in 2016.He appeared
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London Bridge attackers lawfully killed – inquest

[ad_1] The three London Bridge attackers, who killed eight people in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found.Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people around Borough Market.They were shot dead by firearms officers less than 10 minutes after the attack began.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please
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Birmingham drowned soldier family settle MoD claim for £500k

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Private Sawyer was a Royal Logistic Corps chef serving with 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment The family of a soldier who died during a British Army-led kayak training exercise have settled a claim against the Ministry of Defence for £535,000.Jamie Lee Sawyer, 20, from Birmingham, was swamped by waves and drowned off the coast of Cyprus on 12 March 2015.A failure to take account
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Channel migrants: Man in flippers attempts Channel swim

[ad_1] Image caption Authorities were dealing with "three small boats" as well as the lone swimmer A migrant has been rescued as he tried to swim across the English Channel to the UK with flippers and a float.The man - who was suffering from mild hypothermia - was picked up by the French authorities at 07:30 BST about three miles north of Calais.Meanwhile, Border Force also said it was dealing
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Jacob Marshall: Man bailed over death of one-year-old boy

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Jacob Marshall died at the weekend after being taken to hospital with head injuries on Friday A man arrested over the death of a one-year-old boy has been released on bail.Jacob Marshall died from head injuries after he was taken to hospital from a house in Speke, Liverpool on Friday. His family said the death of the "gorgeous baby" had left them "completely
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Spice vape: Warning as nine collapse in Greater Manchester

[ad_1] Image copyright Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel Image caption Chemicals tested in the liquids were found to contain the same chemicals found in Spice Nine young people have collapsed after unwittingly using a vaping liquid containing the synthetic drug Spice, it has emerged.Health agencies have warned people to avoid products sold as "THC vape juice", "THC vape pens" or "THC oil". Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel said it knew
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University of Birmingham staff strike on graduation day

[ad_1] Image copyright Unison University of Birmingham Branch Image caption Unison members at the University of Birmingham took part in strike action in a dispute over the living wage Staff from the University of Birmingham are taking strike action in a dispute over the living wage.Unison said caterers, cleaners, security guards and other support staff walked out on Tuesday following "failed negotiations over fair pay". It is the first of
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Sports psychology: Can you imagine your way to success?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption "It's a constant battle within, more than what happens outside," said the Serbian five-time Wimbledon champion After Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon for the fifth time on Sunday, he credited the power of his imagination."I always try to imagine myself as a winner," said the champion, as he also stressed the importance of mental and emotional strength.Of course, the mind can only get you so