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Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to baby boy

Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to baby boy

Image copyright PA The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. The child, who was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, central London, is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild. The new arrival, who is the third child of Catherine and the Duke of […]

Alfie Evans: European Court of Human Rights rules against parents

Alfie Evans: European Court of Human Rights rules against parents

Image copyright ACTION4ALFIE Image caption Alfie Evans is in a “semi-vegetative state” in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Judges at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) have refused to intervene in the case of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans. Parents Tom Evans and Kate James lodged an urgent application over the 23-month-old’s life support at […]

London Marathon: Masterchef semi-finalist Matt Campbell dies

London Marathon: Masterchef semi-finalist Matt Campbell dies

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Matt Campbell on the right was running his second marathon in two weeks A Masterchef semi-finalist has died after collapsing during the London Marathon, it has been confirmed. Matt Campbell, 29, collapsed at the 22.5 mile mark and died later in hospital. He appeared on the BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals […]

Missing stag do man Liam Colgan’s body ‘found in river’

Missing stag do man Liam Colgan’s body ‘found in river’

Image copyright PA The body of missing Inverness man Liam Colgan has been found in the River Elbe in Hamburg, according to a charity which helps his family. The 29-year-old was on his brother Eamonn’s stag weekend in the German city when he vanished on 10 February. His disappearance sparked major searches in the city […]

Government insists UK will leave customs union

Government insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright BBC/AFP/PA Image caption Remainer Chuka Umunna (l) and Brexiteer Liam Fox (r) have differing views on the customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU’s custom union – ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill […]

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British nationals were travelling to the holy city of Medina on an Umrah pilgrimage Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Those killed were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, travelling from Mecca […]

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, the health secretary accused them of “turning a […]

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the ‘darkest of times’

Media captionCarwyn Jones stands down after ‘the darkest of times’ Carwyn Jones has announced he will stand down as Wales’ first minister in the autumn. The AM for Bridgend made the announcement at Welsh Labour party conference in Llandudno which he said would be his last as leader. Referring to the death of Carl Sargeant, […]

Boy, 3, drowns in David Lloyd fitness club pool in Leeds

Boy, 3, drowns in David Lloyd fitness club pool in Leeds

Image caption Police were called to a David Lloyd fitness club at 09:45 BST after reports of a child drowning in a pool A three-year-old boy has died at a swimming pool in Leeds. Police were called to Tongue Lane at about 09:45 BST after reports of a child drowning in a pool at a […]

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Image copyright Getty Images One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which employs 8,700 people to look after elderly and vulnerable patients, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”. The company, which also offers learning disabilities support services, said […]

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