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Girl fell to death on bungee jump after mishearing Spanish instructor’s English 

26 Jun 17

Vera Mole plunged to her death (Picture: CEN) A teenager fell to her death when she bungee jumped off a bridge without being secured to anything, after she misunderstood her instructor’s ‘very bad’ English, according to court papers.


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£10,000 raised for acid attack victim Resham Khan in just one day 

26 Jun 17

Resham was attacked on her 21st birthday (Picture: Go Fund Me) A fundraising campaign to help a student and her cousin who were victims of a devastating acid attack on her 21st birthday, has raised £10,000 in just one day.


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People are spreading distressing hoax stories about a baby being found alive in Grenfell Tower 

26 Jun 17

This is a fake news website Someone has set up a fake website in order to spread an extremely distressing hoax about a baby being found alive in Grenfell Tower.


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Laser makes the brightest light ever on Earth – a billion times brighter than the sun 

26 Jun 17

Diocles laser (Picture: University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Up until now, lasers in real life haven’t really lived up to their billing in Hollywood movies – but scientists just switched on one a billion times brighter than the sun.


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Man jailed for falling asleep during bondage sex that led to partner’s death 

26 Jun 17

Kevin Adams has been jailed for two years for gross negligence manslaughter (Picture: SWNS) A man has been jailed for two years after he fell asleep during a drug-fuelled bondage sex game and left his tied-up partner to die with a gas mask around his…


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Restaurant owner challenges anyone to eat his sausage in four bites 

26 Jun 17

No-one criticises James Black’s hot dogs and gets away with it (Picture: Mercury Press) A restaurant owner has issued a challenge after a customer on Tripadvisor claimed his hot dogs could be eaten in ‘four bites’.


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Warning as ‘Britain’s most dangerous plant’ Giant Hogweed spreads in heatwave 

26 Jun 17

Fear the Hogweed (Picture Getty) Last week’s heatwave has sparked an explosion of ‘Britain’s most dangerous plant’ – toxic giant Hogweed, which can cause severe burns and even blindness.


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Minute’s silence held across country for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack 

26 Jun 17

As part of UK-wide minute’s silence, Islington remembers everyone affected by the Finsbury Park terror attack pic.


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Theresa May reaches deal with DUP to prop up minority government 

26 Jun 17

The agreement will see an extra £1billion allocated to Northern Ireland over two years (Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire) Theresa May has agreed a deal with the DUP that will give the minority Conservative government the support it needs to pass …


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How to get a refund from TfL if your Tube train makes you 15 minutes late 

26 Jun 17

London, England.


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Complete chaos on London Underground after huge signal systems failure 

26 Jun 17

The Piccadilly and District Lines have been affected (Picture: Getty) The Piccadilly and District lines were suspended this morning after a huge signal system failure after a power outage at Earls Court.


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Riot police deployed to ‘Justice for Edson’ protest as fires started 

25 Jun 17

Riots in Forest Gate #justiceforEdson pic.


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Woman and her cousin badly hurt after random acid attack on her 21st birthday 

24 Jun 17

Resh Khan spoke out about the incident (Picture: Twitter) A young woman has spoken out after she and her cousin were targeted in a random acid attack on her 21st birthday.


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Vintage photos of Ascot reveal the races looked very different a century ago 

24 Jun 17

Historic photographs taken at the Royal Ascot, some over 100 years old, show just how much the races have changed over time.


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Three children and two adults electrocuted at Turkish water park 

24 Jun 17

Gokay Yildirim was just 12 years old (Picture: Enterprise) The five people killed when they were electrocuted at a water park have been pictured.


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War veteran, 95, in heartbreaking appeal to find lost WWII medals 

24 Jun 17

The war veteran misplaced his medals in a motorway toilet (Picture: Blind Veterans UK/PA Wire) A war veteran who lost his World War Two medals at a motorway service station has made an emotional appeal for their return.


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Pregnant woman hounded by 85-year-old stalker who broke into her home 

24 Jun 17

Michael Moss 84-year-old who stalked a nurse (Picture: MEN) A woman was hounded by an elderly stalker in a four-year ordeal.


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Man jumps out of closet with knife and is shot dead by cop in scary bodycam video 

23 Jun 17

WARNING: Distressing content Terrifying bodycam footage has been released showing the moment a cop shot dead a knife-wielding man in Las Vegas.


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NHS urged to check buildings for flammable cladding following Grenfell blaze 

23 Jun 17

79 died in the tragedy (Picture: Rick Findler/PA Wire) NHS Trusts are being urged to check hospitals for flammable cladding, after police confirmed materials used on Grenfell Tower failed all safety tests.


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Man named as potential new suspect in JonBenét murder investigation 

23 Jun 17

JonBenét Ramsey was six when she was murdered (Picture: Sipa Press/REX/Shutterstock) A new suspect has been named in a twenty-year-old investigation into the murder of a child beauty pageant.


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Premier Inn opened by Theresa May found to have cladding similar to Grenfell Tower 

23 Jun 17

Aluminium cladding was used on the building (Picture: Solent) A Premier Inn opened by Theresa May has cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower.


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At least 40 dead following three blasts in Pakistan 

23 Jun 17

Security personnel work at the site in Quetta (Picture: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock) At least 40 people have died following three blasts in Pakistan today.


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Father Jon Platt found guilty of taking daughter on term-time holiday to Disney 

23 Jun 17

Jon Platt has been found guilty (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A father who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was today found guilty over the unauthorised trip.


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Northern Irish politician launches legal challenge against Conservatives and DUP 

23 Jun 17

The DUP and Conservatives are expected to reach a deal soon (Picture: PA) A Northern Irish politician who campaigned for the Good Friday Agreement is taking legal action against the government.


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Inside disgusting flat where hoarder kept bags of rubbish and bottles of urine 

23 Jun 17

Slide Me Barcroft Disgusting images offer a glimpse into a self-confessed hoarder’s disgusting flat – before cleaning specialists gave it an extreme makeover.


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Making a Murderer inmate Brendan Dassey has conviction overturned by appeals court 

23 Jun 17

Brendan Dassey (Picture: REUTERS) Brendan Dassey, whose life was documented in Netflix show Making a Murderer, has had his murder conviction overturned.


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Man jailed for life after murdering girlfriend’s son, 2, with single blow 

23 Jun 17

Chevaze Sanchez McGregor admitted killing Jeremiah (Picture: West Midlands Police/PA Wire) A man has been jailed for life after he murdered his girlfriend’s son.


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Theresa May’s offer to let European citizens stay after Brexit is not good enough, EU says 

23 Jun 17

Jean-Claude Juncker says the offer is a ‘first step (Picture: Getty) Theresa May’s offer to let EU citizens living in Britain stay after Brexit is not good enough, the president of the European Commission has said.


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Police simply can’t cope with their workload due to cuts, admits senior officer 

23 Jun 17

Police sent 16,000 officers to London in one night during the riots (Picture: Getty) One of Britain’s most senior police officers has warned the force would struggle to deal with a repeat of the 2011 riots as cuts take their toll.


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What is Zakat al-Fitr and what is the amount given? 

23 Jun 17

Zakat.


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Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne charged with terrorism-related murder 

23 Jun 17

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne Finsbury Park attack suspect Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after the van attack in London.


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Pensioner travels 10 miles on mobility scooter to apologise for Finsbury Park attack 

23 Jun 17

Julie Simpson rode her mobility scooter ten miles to apologise (Picture: Eisa Ali) A disabled woman rode her mobility scooter 10 miles so she could apologise to a hero imam in Finsbury Park and tell him the attack was ‘not in my name’.


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Thugs shoot firework at homeless man from point blank range in shocking CCTV 

23 Jun 17

Red light filled the tunnel (Picture: LiveLeak) A group of thugs shoot a firework at a homeless man sleeping in an underpass in this sickening CCTV footage.


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Thief tried to get sentence reduced by telling judge his children were Grenfell Tower fire victims 

22 Jun 17

Brian Smith has been jailed (Picture: Liverpool Echo) A thief has been jailed for 19 months after he tricked a vulnerable woman into handing over £1,000.


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Government identifies seven tower blocks with ‘combustible’ cladding 

22 Jun 17

The disaster has been linked to cladding on the outside of the building (Picture: PA) Cladding which could catch fire has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats.


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Victim of Finsbury Park attack says man who collapsed before attack would have survived 

22 Jun 17

Yassin Hersi, who was injured during the Finsbury Park Terror attacks this week (Picture: SWNS) A victim of the Finsbury Park terror attack says the 51-year-old man who collapsed outside the mosque may have survived – if a van hadn’t smashed into…


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Family of Finsbury Park attack victim say he lived life ‘without enemies’ 

22 Jun 17

Makram Ali died after the Finsbury Park attack (Picture: PA) The family of the man who died in the Finsbury Park attack have paid heartfelt tribute to a ‘gentle’ grandfather who lived life ‘without any enemies’.


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Pictured: Finsbury Park attack victim who died of multiple injuries 

22 Jun 17

Makram Ali died in the attack (Picture: PA) The man who died when a van was driven into a group of people in London’s Finsbury Park died of multiple injuries.


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Who was Oskar Fischinger? Watch his most incredible animations 

22 Jun 17

Oskar Fischinger (Picture: Wikipedia) If you have been surfing the web today you may have noticed an interesting Google Doodle and if you have clicked on it you will have been exposed to a pioneering world of music and art combined founded by Oskar …


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How to report extremist online posts that promote or glorify terror attacks 

22 Jun 17

A woman holds a placard as they take part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert goers at Manchester Arena (Picture: Reuters) Sadly, the UK has seen four terror attacks in as many months.


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Ex-partner and children of Finsbury Park attack suspect moved to police safe house 

22 Jun 17

Police officers stand guard outside a residential property in Cardiff, south Wales (Picture: Getty) The ex-partner and four children of Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren Osborne have been moved to a safe house by police.


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You can bag an iPhone contract for $1 a month — and the catch is so worth it 

21 Jun 17

The best iPhone deal yet? (Picture: Getty Images) Let’s get this out the way: You have to buy an iPhone.


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Major search operation launched after ‘50,000 tonnes of chalk’ breaks off cliff on UK beach 

21 Jun 17

The search is at Seaford Head (Picture: Shutterstock) A major search operation has been launched after part of a large cliff gave way on a busy beach this afternoon.


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Clashes between police and protesters as ‘Day of Rage’ turns ugly 

21 Jun 17

(Picture: AP) A number of people appeared to have been detained by police as the ‘Day of Rage’ protest in London turned ugly.


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Turns out not every part of the UK is enjoying the heatwave 

21 Jun 17

Commuters driving along the dual carriageway A184 (Picture: North News and Pictures) It goes without saying that it has been seriously hot this week (especially on the London Underground).


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14 injured as severe turbulence violently rattles United Airlines flight to Houston 

21 Jun 17

A passenger looks to have suffered neck injuries (Picture: CBS News) Fourteen people suffered injuries during severe turbulence on a flight from Panama City to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.


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Finsbury Park attack suspect ‘once stole from his blind great-grandfather’ 

21 Jun 17

Darren Osborne spent time in rehab during his troubled past The man suspected of carrying out the attack on a mosque in Finsbury Park once tried to rob his blind great-grandfather, his sister has claimed.


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Final pictures show laughing Otto Warmbier days before arrest in North Korea 

21 Jun 17

Otto Warmbier, centre, before his arrest in North Korea (Picture: DailyMail.


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Theresa May apologises for failures in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy 

21 Jun 17

(Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Theresa May has apologised for failing to respond properly to the Grenfell Tower disaster.


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Thousands gather for funeral of first Grenfell Tower victim 

21 Jun 17

The coffin of Mohammad Alhajali (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire) Thousands of people gathered in London this afternoon to pay their respects at the funeral of the first named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire.







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