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Teenage asylum seeker brutally attacked in Croydon

Teenage asylum seeker brutally attacked in Croydon

Image copyright Google Image caption The unnamed teenager was attacked on Shrublands Avenue, Croydon, while waiting for a bus with two friends A teenage asylum seeker is fighting for his life after a “brutal attack” by a gang in south London in what police are treating as a hate crime. The 17-year-old was waiting at […]

Yellow car owners join rally in support of ‘ugly’ car

Yellow car owners join rally in support of ‘ugly’ car

Media captionYellow car convoy rallies in support of ‘ugly’ car Yellow car owners have rallied in support of a vehicle blamed for ruining tourists’ photographs in a picturesque Cotswold village. A convoy of 100 cars has driven through Bibury in an act of solidarity towards Vauxhall Corsa owner Peter Maddox, 84. Mr Maddox has come […]

Briton, 21, hospitalised in Thailand after ‘falling out of train’

Briton, 21, hospitalised in Thailand after ‘falling out of train’

A 21-year-old British man is in hospital in Thailand with head and leg injuries after he fell out of a moving train, Thai police have said. Capt Ranong Chumpinit told the BBC that Daniel Clarke was found at 01:05 GMT on Saturday lying by train track in Thung-Kha, Chumphon province. He said Mr Clarke, from […]

Unexploded wartime bomb threatens 163rd Boat Race

Unexploded wartime bomb threatens 163rd Boat Race

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is unclear whether the Oxford and Cambridge boat race will be able to go ahead A suspected unexploded World War Two bomb discovered on the banks of the River Thames could threaten the university Boat Race. The find was made near Putney Bridge, west London, a day before the […]

Stourbridge stabbings: Man remanded over mother and son killing

Stourbridge stabbings: Man remanded over mother and son killing

Image copyright Other Image caption Peter Wilkinson in hospital with stab wounds A homeless man accused of the murder of a mother and her 13-year-old son has been remanded in custody. Aaron Barley, 23, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with killing Tracey Wilkinson and her son Pierce, who were found with stab wounds at […]

Only 5% of prison staff to receive new pay allowance

Only 5% of prison staff to receive new pay allowance

Image copyright PA Only 5% of existing prison staff in England and Wales will receive new pay allowances of up to £5,000, BBC News has discovered. Internal documents also reveal that many of the officers who will receive the increase were already receiving allowances of £4,000. The details were not included when the pay rise […]

Two million workers receive 4% pay rise

Two million workers receive 4% pay rise

Image copyright PA Minimum pay for workers aged 25 and over is rising by more than 4% as the National Living Wage increases from £7.20 an hour to £7.50. For somebody working full-time, the 1 April increase means a pay rise of nearly £600 a year to about £14,625. But business groups have again raised […]

Michaela McAreavey: Husband returns to Mauritius to launch fresh murder appeal

Michaela McAreavey: Husband returns to Mauritius to launch fresh murder appeal

Image copyright PA Image caption John and Michaela McAreavey on their wedding day six years ago John McAreavey, whose wife Michaela was murdered on honeymoon in Mauritius six years ago, is returning to the island to make a fresh appeal for information. No-one has been convicted of the murder of Mrs McAreavey (27), the daughter […]

Five Snowdonia helicopter victims’ bodies recovered

Five Snowdonia helicopter victims’ bodies recovered

Image copyright Facebook Image caption It is believed Ruth and Kevin Burke and the rest of the group were travelling to Dublin The bodies of five family members killed in a helicopter crash have been recovered from a remote mountainside in north Wales. Police have confirmed the passengers as Kevin and Ruth Burke, Donald and […]

Stourbridge stabbings: Man charged over mother and son killing

Stourbridge stabbings: Man charged over mother and son killing

Image copyright Other Image caption Pierce Wilkinson was killed in the attack. His father Peter, who was seriously injured, remains in hospital A man has been charged with the murder of a mother and her 13-year-old son who were stabbed to death at their home. Tracey Wilkinson and her son Pierce were killed in the […]