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'Move your van' note left on ambulance in Tunstall

Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service Image caption The note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent A woman left an abusive note on an ambulance dealing with a 999 call, ordering paramedics to “move their van”. The writer said she did not care if “the whole street collapsed” and the crew had “no […]

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Rescue of 1,200 tonne cargo ship off Skye

Image copyright RNLI/ Andrew MacDonald Image caption Mallaig and Kyle lifeboats held the cargo vessel in position until the tug arrived Lifeboats have helped rescue a 1,200-tonne cargo ship which broke down off the coast of Skye. The 65m (213ft) CEG universe was heading through the notorious Kylerhea Narrows between Skye and Glenelg when it […]

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Sheringham Scira Viking Festival

A seaside town has been “invaded” by Vikings on a mission to send their victorious leader flaming into Valhalla from a 16ft (4.9m) wooden longship pyre. Thousands watched the torch-bearing grand finale of a week-long festival in the north Norfolk town of Sheringham. The event, developed from an idea by local artist Colin Seal, is […]

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'Sickening' arson attack on vulnerable man

Image caption Police said that they could have been dealing with a “murder scene” A “vulnerable” young man’s home has been targeted in what police have described as a “sickening” arson attack in Banbridge in County Down. The incident happened at about 05:30 GMT on Sunday at Hillview Terrace in Dromore Street. Police said the […]

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Man found stabbed to death in Kensington street

Image copyright Google Image caption The victim was found with stab injuries on Logan Place in Kensington A 19-year-old man has been stabbed to death in west London. Police discovered the injured victim at about 03:20 GMT after they were called to Logan Place in Kensington over reports of a large number of vehicles in […]

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Killer Keith Whitehouse absconds from HMP Leyhill

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Keith Whitehouse should not be approached, police said An inmate serving a life sentence for manslaughter has absconded from an open prison. Keith Whitehouse was last seen at 16:45 GMT on Saturday at HMP Leyhill, South Gloucestershire, but failed to appear for roll call later. Avon and […]

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Night angler dies after falling into sea at Tintagel

Image copyright Pam Brophy Image caption A coastguard helicopter took the angler to hospital from Tintagel Haven An angler has died after falling into the sea at Tintagel in Cornwall, coastguards have confirmed. Emergency services were called to Tintagel Haven at 00:30 GMT. Coastguards said the unconscious angler, a 42-year-old man from St Dennis in […]

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Sexual ‘exploitation’ warning to driving instructors

Image copyright Getty Images Driving instructors are being warned that if they have a sexual relationship with a young student it will now be seen as ‘exploitation’. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) says if instructors become sexually involved with 16 and 17-year-old pupils, even if it’s consensual, they could face being punished. In […]