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Former child soldier locked up for killing stranger in ‘ferocious’ knife attack

February 1, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails A former child soldier has been locked up indefinitely after killing a stranger in a “ferocious” knife attack in London’s Oxford Street. Tedi Fanta, 27, was on bail […]

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Woman who beheaded her brother is detained in hospital indefinitely

February 1, 2023

A woman who cut her brother’s head off with a knife while in the grip of severe mental illness will be kept in hospital for the foreseeable future. Heaven Belal, 41, attacked her brother Omar Bilal, 46, before putting his head inside a carrier bag in a bedroom wardrobe. But she was found not guilty […]

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Why dogs attack: From TikTok trends to lockdown habits, behind the rise in fatal dog bites

February 1, 2023

As January drew to a close, there had already been two fatal dog attacks in 2023. Dog walker Natasha Johnston was mauled to death in Caterham and a four-year-old girl was killed in a back garden in Milton Keynes. Before 2022, that would have been more than halfway to the average number of dog-related deaths, […]

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Charles honours one of UK’s last living Auschwitz survivors with an MBE

February 1, 2023

A 99-year-old great-grandmother who survived Auschwitz has said ‘words cannot explain how much this means to me’ after being made an MBE by the King. Lily Ebert was recognised for her services to Holocaust education at Windsor Castle on Tuesday after being included in the New Year Honours list – the first overseen by Charles […]

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Court upholds decision to extend Andrew Tate’s 30-day detention after appeal dismissed

February 1, 2023

A Romanian court has upheld the decision to extend the detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate to 30 days. The British-American national and his brother Tristan have been in custody since 29 December on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group. Andrew Tate, a professional kickboxer turned influencer, has lost his […]

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Met under pressure not to rehire retired officers with misconduct record

February 1, 2023

The Metropolitan police are under pressure to stop inviting back retired officers whoduring their career had action taken against them for misconduct. Under a scheme to rehire recently retired officers to help plug gaps in the ranks of Britain’s largest force, 253 people who had action taken against them after misconduct proceedings have been asked […]

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Man pressed groin against woman and exposed himself in front of her child on Tube

February 1, 2023

A man has been jailed after he pulled his trousers down and pressed his genitals against a mum while she was on the Tube with her daughter. Hasan Degirmenci, 34, was on a Piccadilly line train on December 2 last year when he committed the sexual assault. The woman and her 12-year-old daughter were about […]

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Strikers unite across England: ‘Our disputes may be separate but we have one aim’

February 1, 2023

In what was billed as the biggest day of industrial action in a decade, a range of workers from teachers to train drivers, civil servants to university staff went on strike on Wednesday. Guardian reporters spoke to groups of people on picket lines and at demonstrations in Bristol, Birmingham and London. Bristol: ‘We need to […]

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London strikes latest: Teachers and train drivers join biggest walkout in a decade

February 1, 2023

B ritain is facing strike chaos on Wednesday as up to half-a-million civil servants, teachers and train drivers walk out simultaneously in the most significant day of industrial action in a decade. Downing Street warned the public that the coordinated strikes would cause “significant disruption” as around half a million workers across the public sector […]

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What was the Hillsborough disaster? Police apologise for ‘profound failings’

February 1, 2023

Fans were crushed in a bottleneck entering the stadium, with 760 further fans suffering injuries. The tragedy was largely attributed to mistakes made by the police, with recent apologies from the force due to their “profound failings” which have “continued to blight” relatives of victims. They further admitted “policing got it badly wrong” during and […]

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