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Spain attacks: Fears for missing child

Spain attacks: Fears for missing child

A child with British nationality is thought to have gone missing in the Barcelona attack, Theresa May says. The prime minister also said the government is “urgently looking into reports” of the missing child. It comes after the grandfather of Julian Alessandro Cadman, seven, says he was separated from his mother when a van was […]

Michael Barrymore to get damages over rape and murder arrest

Michael Barrymore to get damages over rape and murder arrest

Image copyright PA Image caption Former TV presenter Michael Barrymore has faced a lengthy court battle for damages The entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get “more than nominal damages” after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career. The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart […]

Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death

Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death

Media captionPte Phillip Hewett, of the Staffordshire Regiment, was killed on 16 July, 2005 In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq. He was the ninth of 37 service personnel to be killed in the vehicles in […]

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Image copyright wildpixel Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products […]

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Image copyright PA Sales of British salmon helped the UK export a record amount of food and drink in the first half of the year, according to industry figures. Exports of the fish jumped more than 53% by value to £408m, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said. UK food and drink exports rose 8.5% […]

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Image copyright Getty Images Its pleasures range from a visit to the stately Arundel Castle to flight delays at Gatwick airport. Yet it seems West Sussex offers retirees the best possible lifestyle. In a quality of retirement index, the county has overtaken Dorset as the top place for pensioners to live. The research, from Prudential […]

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Image copyright PA Image caption Boys results have overtaken girls in top grades in this year’s A-levels Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their results. A* and A grades were awarded to 26.3% of entries – up by 0.5 percentage […]

Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court

Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court

Image copyright Italian Police Image caption Lukasz Herba, left, and his brother Michal are suspects in the alleged kidnap The brother of the alleged captor of British model Chloe Ayling is to fight extradition to Italy, Westminster Magistrates’ Court has heard. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, appeared in court for an extradition hearing following his arrest […]

Judge dismisses Northern Ireland same-sex marriage cases

Judge dismisses Northern Ireland same-sex marriage cases

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption A joint case was taken by the first lesbian couple and the first gay couple to enter civil partnerships in the UK The High Court has dismissed two cases challenging Northern Ireland’s ban on same-sex marriage. Delivering his judgement, a judge said it was for the Stormont Assembly, and […]

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them. She’s pledged to support teenagers through a new strategy and better access to help. “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained. She added that “10,000 members of staff” will […]

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