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BMW and Halfords TV adverts banned

Image copyright BMWImage caption The BMW advert was aired three times on UK TV over a 12-week period TV adverts for retailer Halfords and BMW have been banned after it was ruled they encouraged dangerous driving. The BMW commercial featured a car driving on various surfaces while the Halfords ad showed a vehicle driving quickly […]

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Early May Bank Holiday weekend heat record broken

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It feels like we’re living in Spain” The UK is enjoying record-breaking spring sunshine, with a high of 28.7C recorded at RAF Northholt in west London by the Met Office. It marks the hottest day over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend since the holiday was introduced […]

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Call for ‘rights for grandparents’ law

Image copyright Science Photo Library MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce. They want an amendment to the Children Act, which would include a child’s right to have a close relationship with members of their extended family. The change would also […]

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Gun violence on London’s streets ‘must stop’

Image caption Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was “trying to make a difference” by learning to work with children, his mother said The mother of a 17-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend has called for an end to violence on London’s streets. “Let my son be the last and be an example to everyone. Just […]

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Six rescued from rocks in County Antrim

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A coastguard helicopter was involved in the rescue (archive image) Six people and a dog have been rescued after getting trapped on rocks off the County Antrim coast. The family group were exploring the coast when they got trapped on rocks west of Portballintrae on Sunday morning due to “the […]

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Boys aged 12 and 15 shot in north-west London

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Police were called to High Street, Wealdstone, shortly after 13:15 BST Two boys aged 12 and 15 have been shot in north-west London. The 15-year-old was found with a gun shot wound after police were called to High Street in Wealdstone at about 13:15 BST. Minutes later, paramedics alerted officers to […]

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Bank Holiday weekend brings blue skies and sunshine

Image copyright Heather Kemp/@mrshkempImage caption Stunning colours in Barnt Green in Worcestershire, where temperatures reached 23C Much of the UK has seen sunshine and blue skies ahead of the early May Bank Holiday Monday, which forecasters say could be the hottest on record. People have been enjoying the sun, with some roads busy and train […]

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Tories urged to act in ‘racist joke’ row at Pendle Council

Image caption Rosemary Carroll with Paul White, the leader of Pendle Conservatives at the election count Labour has demanded an apology after the Conservatives gained control of a council after reinstating a councillor suspended for sharing a racist joke on Facebook. Rosemary Carroll’s return to Tory ranks handed the party control of Pendle council in […]

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Woman ‘critical’ after drill attack in Strabane

Image caption Police said the attack happened in the Railway Street area at about 02:00 BST on Saturday morning A 38-year-old woman is in a critical but stable condition after being attacked with a cordless drill in Strabane, County Tyrone. The incident happened in the Railway Street area at about 02:00 BST on Saturday morning. […]