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Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Image caption HMP Birmingham, formerly known as Winson Green Prison, has been run by G4S since 2011 Birmingham Prison is being temporarily taken over by the government from the private firm G4S, after inspectors said it had fallen into a “state of crisis”. A new governor and extra staff are being brought in and the […]

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

Media caption‘I am very lucky to be alive’ A British woman has survived after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia, the country’s coastguard has said. Officials said she was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea – 60 miles offshore – around midnight on Saturday. The 46-year-old, who had […]

Mum and daughter hurt in ‘horrific’ hammer attack

Mum and daughter hurt in ‘horrific’ hammer attack

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have urged the public not to approach Joe Xuereb A mother and daughter are in a critical condition after a “horrific” hammer attack in south-east London. Scotland Yard said the women, aged 64 and 30, suffered injuries “consistent with a violent assault” at Adderley Gardens, Greenwich, at about 12:10 […]

Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Image copyright PA Image caption Salih Khater is charged with two counts of attempted murder A man has been charged with attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, is alleged to have swerved his car into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST on 14 August. […]

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Dunkerton says Brexit would have prevented Superdry from becoming a success One of the co-founders of the fashion label Superdry has donated £1m to the campaign for another EU referendum. Multi-millionaire Julian Dunkerton said he was backing the People’s Vote campaign because “we have a genuine chance to […]

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dominic Raab will travel to Brussels on Tuesday for talks with Michel Barnier The government will on Thursday publish the first in a series of technical notices designed to prepare the UK for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The notices will include advice for businesses, citizens and public bodies. […]

Sandhurst: Police to investigate ‘waterboarding’ claims

Sandhurst: Police to investigate ‘waterboarding’ claims

Image copyright Getty Images Military police are investigating claims that two cadets “waterboarded” a fellow recruit at Sandhurst. The Sun reported two officer cadets allegedly held down an individual, covered his face with a cloth and poured water over it, creating the sensation of drowning. The alleged incident is said to have taken place on […]

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show. More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data. Child health experts said the rise was “alarming” and the […]

House of Fraser collapse leaves major brands millions out of pocket

House of Fraser collapse leaves major brands millions out of pocket

Image copyright Getty Images Big brands such as Mulberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Prada face losses from the collapse of House of Fraser. They are listed in documents from administrators EY showing suppliers are owed £484m of the total debt of £884m. Among those listed is the warehouse operator at the centre of a dispute […]

Manchester mosque denies ‘military jihad’ support

Manchester mosque denies ‘military jihad’ support

Image caption Didsbury Mosque said the BBC investigation was “misleading” A mosque where the Manchester Arena bomber worshipped denies encouraging people to “fight in any military struggle” following a BBC report. A sermon by Imam Mustafa Graf at Didsbury Mosque in 2016 called for the support of fighters in Syria, according to two Muslim scholars. […]

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