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British boy among Barcelona attack dead

British boy among Barcelona attack dead

Image copyright PA A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed. Julian Cadman’s family had appealed for information after he apparently became separated from his mother. He is one of 13 people to have been killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona’s Las […]

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Train derails as it departs London Paddington station

Train derails as it departs London Paddington station

Image copyright Samuel Williams Image caption The train had been heading for Penzance in Cornwall Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after it derailed while leaving Paddington station in London. The rear power car of the Great Western Railway train partially left the track as it departed for Penzance in Cornwall shortly before […]

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is ‘not a hero’

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is ‘not a hero’

Media captionHassan Zubier says he’s “no hero” after being caught up in Finland attack A British man who went to the aid of victims of a knife attack in Finland has told the BBC he is “not a hero”. Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent who now lives in Sweden, said he did “what […]

Man raped and robbed in Great Yarmouth attack

Man raped and robbed in Great Yarmouth attack

Image copyright Google Image caption The man was attacked near Great Yarmouth’s Regent Road – a thoroughfare between the seafront and town A man has been raped and robbed in the early hours. He was assaulted and had his phone stolen near Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Officers were called shortly after 03:30 BST and […]

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Image copyright Chicago police Image caption Wyndham Lathem (left) and Andrew Warren were arrested more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr […]

Hard Brexit ‘offers £135bn annual boost’ to economy

Hard Brexit ‘offers £135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright PA Image caption Prof Patrick Minford says dropping all tariffs after Brexit will boost the UK economy by billions Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A hard Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof […]

Essex fire: Flames engulf Basildon packaging warehouse

Essex fire: Flames engulf Basildon packaging warehouse

Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue A huge fire has broken out at a packaging warehouse in Essex. About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the building on Festival Way in Basildon. Residents reported hearing two “massive explosions” and seeing “plumes of thick smoke” at about 00:20 BST. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service […]

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Image copyright Getty Images A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced. Nearly 3,000 savers have been conned out of an average of £15,000 each since 2014, after fraudsters persuaded them to cash in their pensions. Certain types of […]

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