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Hillsborough charges against Sir Norman Bettison dropped

Hillsborough charges against Sir Norman Bettison dropped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Norman Bettison had faced four counts of misconduct in a public office A former chief inspector accused of trying to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has had all charges against him dropped. Sir Norman Bettison, then of South Yorkshire Police, had faced four counts of […]

Businessman Richard Cousins ‘leaves £41m’ to Oxfam

Businessman Richard Cousins ‘leaves £41m’ to Oxfam

Image copyright PA/Social media Image caption Richard Cousins (centre) was killed in a plane crash along with his two sons, Edward (left) and William (right) A multi-millionaire catering boss has left a “substantial amount” of money to Oxfam after dying alongside his family in a plane crash. The Sun reports that Richard Cousins left £41m […]

Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS can start offering a new steam treatment for benign prostate enlargement, says the regulator, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be done under local anaesthetic without an overnight hospital stay. It involves passing a small probe up the urethra to […]

Eltham hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder

Eltham hammer attack: Man charged with attempted murder

Image copyright PA Image caption Joe Xuereb will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two women were critically injured in a hammer attack in south-east London. City worker Ania Gos, 30, and her 64-year-old mother were attacked at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, on […]

Women ‘being denied Caesarean choice’

Women ‘being denied Caesarean choice’

Media caption‘I had a haemorrhage after being denied Caesarean’ Women at 75% of UK maternity units are being denied their right to choose a Caesarean, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. NICE guidance says women should be allowed to opt for a planned Caesarean even if it is not for medical reasons. Of […]

Three injured in shooting near Kingbsury Tube station

Three injured in shooting near Kingbsury Tube station

Image copyright Google Image caption The shooting happened near to Kingsbury Tube station Three people have been injured in a shooting in north London, police have said. The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called at about 21:45 BST on Monday to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, Brent, near to Kingsbury Tube […]

UK can be ’21st Century exporting superpower’, says Liam Fox

UK can be ’21st Century exporting superpower’, says Liam Fox

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Britain can be a “21st Century exporting superpower”, Liam Fox is expected to say in a speech detailing the government’s post-Brexit ambitions. The international trade secretary will say he wants exports as a proportion of UK GDP to rise from 30% to 35%. Last year exports of goods and services […]

Jeremy Hunt wants ‘malign’ Russia to face tougher sanctions

Jeremy Hunt wants ‘malign’ Russia to face tougher sanctions

Image copyright PA Image caption The new foreign secretary will say the US and Europe must speak with “one voice” on Russia Europe should impose further sanctions on Russia in response to its “malign” behaviour around the world, Jeremy Hunt will say on his first visit to the US as foreign secretary this week. He […]

Eltham hammer attack: Victim named as city worker

Eltham hammer attack: Victim named as city worker

Image copyright PA Image caption The women were apparently targeted at random A woman left in a critical condition by a “horrific” hammer attack in south-east London has been named. City worker Ania Gos, 30, and her mother suffered injuries “consistent with a violent assault” at Adderley Gardens, Eltham, on Sunday. Joe Xuereb, 27, who […]

Manchester Arena bomb: Fire chief blames police for delay

Manchester Arena bomb: Fire chief blames police for delay

Image copyright Various Image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the blast on 22 May The former chief of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has blamed police for the brigade’s slow response to the Arena terror attack. Peter O’Reilly was chief fire officer at the time of the suicide bombing which killed 22 […]

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