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No final Grenfell Tower death toll this year, police say

No final Grenfell Tower death toll this year, police say

Media captionMany Grenfell residents told the housing minister they wanted “actions before words” The final Grenfell Tower fire toll will not be known until at least the end of the year, with 80 people currently presumed dead, police have said. Most of those who died in the 14 June blaze were said to be in […]

Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough manslaughter charge

Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough manslaughter charge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Duckenfield was the South Yorkshire Police match commander at the FA Cup semi-final Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces being charged with the manslaughter of 95 people at the Hillsborough disaster. Mr Duckenfield was the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when 96 Liverpool […]

Hillsborough disaster: Charges decision due

Hillsborough disaster: Charges decision due

Image copyright Hillsborough Inquests Image caption Ninety-six football fans were fatally injured in a crush at Hillsborough stadium in 1989 A decision on whether individuals and organisations will face criminal charges over the Hillsborough disaster will be announced later. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will reveal its intentions at a meeting with victims’ relatives at […]

HMP Birmingham: Violence on rise, say inspectors

HMP Birmingham: Violence on rise, say inspectors

Image caption Riot vans and police officers gathered outside the prison during the 12-hour riot in December Violence is on the rise at a riot-hit jail because of a high volume of illegal drugs inside, inspectors say. Safety at HMP Birmingham is at risk as a result, they said in February, after the 12-hour disturbance […]

‘Boaty McBoatface’ submarine returns home

‘Boaty McBoatface’ submarine returns home

Image copyright P.Abrahamsen/BAS Image caption Boaty undertook three dives with the longest conducted over three days Boaty McBoatface, the UK’s favourite yellow submarine, has returned from its first major science expedition. The vehicle was used in the Antarctic to map the movement of deep, cold water as it moves away from the White Continent towards […]

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Image copyright 22kay22 Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the population – could be affected by proposed cuts to A&E departments, doctors are warning. The analysis of NHS plans by the British Medical Association also warned the changes were being rushed through without the evidence they will work. The proposals […]

London fire: Fire safety risk inspections pointless, says expert

London fire: Fire safety risk inspections pointless, says expert

Image copyright JasonHawkes.com Image caption Grenfell Tower was deemed to only have a medium fire risk The system to assess fire safety of high-rise buildings in the UK is “pointless”, a leading expert claims. Fire risk assessments (FRAs) carried out by councils do not consider factors such as external cladding, inspections of which are under […]

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Image copyright Scottish Parliament Nicola Sturgeon has said she is to “reset” her plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of next year or the spring of 2019. But she has been considering her options since the SNP lost […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cladding investigation

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cladding investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearby residents are scrutinising the response in the aftermath of the fire There should be a “major national investigation” into the use of cladding on high-rise towers, Theresa May says. It comes as it was revealed cladding from 95 towers in 32 local authority areas in England had failed […]

Pair jailed for ‘Dark Ages’ murder of vulnerable man

Pair jailed for ‘Dark Ages’ murder of vulnerable man

Image copyright Facebook image/PA/Northumbria Police Image caption Jimmy Prout suffered months of physical abuse which included having his teeth knocked out Two people have been jailed for life for murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle. Jimmy Prout, 45, was found dead on wasteland near his […]

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