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Boy, 17, dies after amateur boxing match in Derbyshire

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Eddie Bilby died in hospital after collapsing in the ring A 17-year-old boy has died after collapsing in the ring at an amateur boxing match. Eddie Bilbey, from Ripley, Derbyshire, was competing at the Postmill Centre in South Normanton on Friday evening. He died later at Kingsmill hospital. A Derbyshire […]

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Man carrying rifle in Crook street arrested

Image copyright Durham RPU Image caption A police spokesperson said the rifle is thought to be used in paintballing A man has been arrested after being seen carrying a rifle in the street late at night. Durham Police received reports of a man carrying a rifle in Crook in County Durham in the late hours […]

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Why is this Oxford college five minutes slow?

The clocks go forward for British Summer Time on Sunday, but one Oxford college is lagging behind. Christ Church is five minutes and two seconds behind Greenwich Mean Time because it did not alter its clocks when British time was standardised. The dean Martyn Percy said it can get very confusing. Source link

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Harlow: London satellite new town turns 70

A new town built to ease overcrowding in London is celebrating its 70th birthday. Harlow, in Essex, was founded on 25 March 1947 and designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd for 60,000 people. It is credited as having the first all-pedestrian shopping precinct and the first modern high-rise residential tower block, The Lawn, which opened in […]

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People think I'm drunk

Sex and relationships for disabled people can give rise to unspoken questions and sensitivities – often among the able bodied. But amid the awkwardness there is humour. The following is an edited version of a monologue by Ruby MacKellar, who has dyspraxia. Everybody had already taken all the good disabilities, so I got left with […]

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Disability and sex

Sex and relationships for disabled people can give rise to unspoken questions and sensitivities – often among the able bodied. But amid the awkwardness there is humour. The following is an edited version of a monologue by Mik Scarlet, who broke his back when he was a teenager. I’m going to talk about sex, because […]

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Wanted criminal Terrence Earle caught in Amsterdam

One of Wales’ most wanted criminals was caught after he blundered into BBC cameras filming in the Netherlands. Drugs smuggler Terrence Earle was spotted in Amsterdam as the crew filmed the new Fugitives series on BBC One. Earle and his brother Michael, from Merseyside, had tried to smuggle £500,000 of drugs into south Wales before […]

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BBC film crew spots wanted drug smuggler Terrence Earle

Image copyright Police Image caption Brothers Terrence and Michael Earle One of Wales’ most wanted criminals was caught after he blundered into BBC cameras filming in the Netherlands. Drugs smuggler Terrence Earle was spotted in Amsterdam as the crew filmed the new Fugitives series on BBC One. Earle and his brother Michael, from Merseyside, had […]