Day: August 19, 2020

GPs should routinely weigh patients whose conditions are linked to obesity to avoid 'bankrupting' social care, say councils

August 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Patients whose ill health may be linked to obesity should be routinely weighed at appointments to avoid increasing care costs, councils say. The Local Government Association (LGA) is concerned stigmas around the issue of obesity is contributing to a […]

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UK weather forecast: Winds of 75mph to batter the coast as Storm Ellen chases away summer highs

August 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Storm Ellen is set to bring strong winds of 75mph to parts of the UK as Britons are told to expect travel disruption and power cuts. People on camping holidays have been warned that trees could easily come down […]

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Donald Trump announces US demand for all UN sanctions to be reimposed against Iran

August 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The US will demand on Thursday that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran. Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday the call was a “snap back” for all international sanctions to be reintroduced against Iran. The US President […]

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Angela Buxton obituary

August 19, 2020

The British tennis player Angela Buxton, who has died aged 85, had the sort of feisty disposition that might be expected of a grand slam doubles champion. But with Jewish parents from families that had fled Russia at the end of the 19th century, she needed it, being denied membership of clubs where she trained […]

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Brother of Manchester Arena bomber refuses to attend court

August 19, 2020

Hashem Abedi, who was convicted of mass murder for his role in the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, has refused to face relatives of his victims in court at an emotionally charged sentencing hearing in London. The 23-year-old, the younger brother of the suicide bomber Salman Abedi, refused to appear in the Old Bailey’s courtroom […]

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Two of PC Harper’s killers launch appeals against their convictions

August 19, 2020

Two of the three teenagers jailed for killing PC Andrew Harper have launched appeals against their manslaughter convictions. Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both 18, have lodged applications with the Court of Appeal seeking permission to challenge their convictions and their 13-year prison sentences. No date has been set for the hearing of the appeals. […]

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Boy allegedly killed by mother was found with parts of sponge in his throat, court hears

August 19, 2020

A 10-year-old boy allegedly killed by his mother had parts of a sponge in his throat and toys next to him when he was found dead in a bedroom, a court has heard. Olga Freeman is charged with murdering Dylan Freeman in Acton, west London. The boy, who is the son of a celebrity photographer, […]

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Storm Ellen to bring severe winds to Ireland and gusts of up to 70mph to western areas of the UK

August 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Storm Ellen is set to bring severe and potentially damaging winds to parts of Ireland. The storm, which contains the remnants of Tropical Storm Kyle, is to move into the west coast of Ireland and bring severe gales. Parts […]

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