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Newspaper headlines: ‘Russian model’s terror’ in Salisbury and dementia pollution link

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Russian model's terror' in Salisbury and dementia pollution link By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mail says a major study has suggested that air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK. It reports that scientists found people living in areas polluted by traffic and industry were 40% more likely to develop dementia. Image caption "Dementia threat soars in areas hit
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Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU's negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is "ready to improve" its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the "moment of truth" was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU's negotiator said he wanted most new physical checks to be carried out away from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of
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Mylee Billingham: Father ‘murdered daughter after threat to kill mother’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Mylee Billingham died after being found stabbed at her father's home A man stabbed his "trusting and defenceless" eight-year-old daughter to death after threatening to kill her mother, a court has heard.Mylee Billingham died after being found with a knife wound to her chest at her father's home near Walsall in January.William Billingham, 55, was struggling to cope with his ex-partner's decision to
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Coventry bus crash: Kailash Chander was driving dangerously

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe bus crashed into a branch of Sainsbury's A bus driver who crashed into a shop, killing two people, was driving dangerously when he caused the deaths, a trial of facts has found.The double-decker bus driven by Kailash Chander smashed into a Sainsbury's supermarket in October 2015.Rowan Fitzgerald, seven, and Dora Hancox, 76, died when the bus crashed in Trinity Street,
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Man admits driving stolen car at London cyclists

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened on Clapham Road on 1 August A car thief who was filmed deliberately driving at a group of cyclists has admitted a string of offences.Shane Seymour, 25, of Southwark, south London, drove at the cyclists on Clapham Road, Clapham, during the morning rush hour of 1 August.Footage on social media showed a black Audi with fake number plates repeatedly accelerating towards
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No-deal Brexit ‘could make policing harder’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A no-deal Brexit would make it harder to protect UK citizens, a leading police officer has warned.The Home Office has given £2m to police to work on replacing systems such as the European Arrest Warrant.Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council said fallback systems would be slower.She said it could be harder to pursue suspects like those blamed for the poisoning of a former
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Westminster inquest: Attacker’s car ‘lethal as a knife or gun’

[ad_1] Image copyright James West Image caption Khalid Masood drove his hire car into pedestrians before crashing it into the railings around Parliament The car used in the Westminster terror attack to mow down pedestrians on a bridge was as "lethal as a knife or a gun", an inquest has heard. Khalid Masood drove into and killed four people on 22 March 2017, then stabbed and killed a police officer.Masood
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Gloucester Cathedral offers Welby’s ‘evil’ contracts

[ad_1] Image caption Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said zero-hours jobs were the "reincarnation of an ancient evil" A cathedral is advertising zero-hours jobs, days after the Archbishop of Canterbury called the contracts "the reincarnation of an ancient evil".Jobs being offered on a "flexible basis" at Gloucester Cathedral include a porter and catering assistants.Archbishop Justin Welby made his comments to the Trades Union Congress.A cathedral spokesman said it used zero-hours
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Egypt hotel deaths: E. coli link ‘unlikely’, report suggests

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption The couple reported a "musty" smell in their room before they were taken ill The bacteria that Egyptian authorities said had caused the deaths of two British holidaymakers was "unlikely" to have produced "such a dramatic result", their inquests have been told.John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, died in the Red Sea city of Hurghada on 21 August.Egyptian post-mortem examinations
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Mini plant to close for a month post-Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Mini factory in Oxford will shut down for a month after Brexit at the end of March to minimise the risk of no deal disruption.Owner BMW said its summer maintenance shutdown had been brought forward to 1 April to reduce any "possible short-term parts-supply disruption". "While we believe this worst case scenario is an unlikely outcome, we have to plan for it," BMW said.The