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Karen Bradley urged to restart Stormont talks

[ad_1] Image caption Karen Bradley was urged to take "a more proactive role" in facilitating talks MPs have urged Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley to "redouble" her efforts to restart talks aimed at restoring devolution at Stormont. The call was by Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which also said she must outline how "urgent" decisions will be made in the interim.It said ministerial intervention is needed on key issues including
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Government could scrap some controversial NHS reforms

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The government is understood to be considering whether to scrap some of the controversial NHS reforms introduced by the coalition in England in 2012. The changes included abolishing primary care trusts and replacing them with new local clinical commissioning groups.Health campaigners and the doctors' union, the BMA, say the re-organisation was damaging and expensive.Theresa May has promised a new funding plan for the NHS in England.Speaking
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Manchester Arena attack: Anniversary to be marked in city

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A cathedral service, a minute's silence and a sing-along vigil will mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack.Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William will attend the memorial service at Manchester Cathedral. The national minute's silence will start at 14:30
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More Car Share? ‘Never say never’, says Sian

[ad_1] With the apparent finale of Peter Kay's Car Share airing over the upcoming bank holiday, its star Sian Gibson has revealed it could return.When asked ahead of next Monday's broadcast if it really is the "last-ever Car Share", the actress and writer replied: "Never say never."Many fans hope Monday's episode will see John (Kay) and Kayleigh (Gibson) finally get together.Kay's Car Share Unscripted aired earlier this month.The improvised episode
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Badger baiting: Wales’ secret hunting network exposed

[ad_1] Image caption It is illegal to disturb a badger sett A secretive network of badger baiters has been exposed by an undercover BBC Wales investigation.Secret filming shows two men pulling a cub from the ground and setting dogs on it before killing it with a spade.Other members of the network, including a convicted badger baiter banned from keeping dogs, were filmed illegally digging a sett in Pembrokeshire.RSPCA special operations
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: In pictures

[ad_1] Flora, fashion and celebrity guests - the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned.The annual flower show welcomed special guests to an advance viewing, before it opens more widely from 22 until 26 May. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer performs in the David Harber and Savills Garden Image copyright PA Image caption Models wearing bridal designs by Alan Hannah hold bouquets of peonies in the Great Pavillion Image
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Man stabbed to death near Islington Town Hall

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Police believe the man was stabbed near Islington Town Hall, on Upper Street A man has been found stabbed to death on a busy north London street.Police were called to reports of a man suffering stab wounds on near Islington Town Hall on Upper Street, Islington at about 18:30 BST on Monday.The un-named man was pronounced dead at the scene. Road closures remain in
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Grenfell Tower fire relatives give emotional tributes

[ad_1] Relatives of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have spoken on the opening day of the public inquiry.Marcio Gomes was in tears as he recalled holding his son Logan, stillborn after his parents escaped the fire, hoping it was a bad dream.The inquiry will look into all the deaths - including one victim who died in January, having been in hospital since the blaze.Five others were remembered