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Lord Mandelson: Labour’s huge Northern Powerhouse mistake

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Lord Mandelson has criticised Labour for failing to come up with a credible strategy for decentralising power from London to northern England. The former business secretary said the lack of an alternative to Chancellor George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse was a “huge political mistake”. He said Labour did not have election policies to “rebalance both the […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Steve Wright: Ipswich serial killer’s father ‘feels responsible’

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The father of serial killer Steve Wright has said he “feels responsible” for the deaths of his son’s five victims, nearly a decade on. Conrad Wright, 78, from Felixstowe, said he still feels “rough” about the murders committed by his son. Wright was given a whole life jail term for murdering five women in Ipswich […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Sixty-eight immigrants found in Harwich International port container

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Sixty-eight immigrants have been found locked in a container at a port in Essex. They were discovered at Harwich International Port at about 22:00 BST on Thursday, East of England Ambulance Service said. Seven people, all believed to be adults, were taken to Colchester Hospital suffering from non life-threatening abdominal and chest pains. The remaining […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Emergency surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs

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The High Court is to hear a legal challenge to the government’s emergency surveillance law brought by two MPs. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act was fast-tracked through Parliament in three days last July. It allows Britain’s intelligence agencies to gather people’s phone and internet communications data. But former Conservative minister David Davis and […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Alton Towers closed after Smiler rollercoaster crash

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Alton Towers has been closed while an investigation continues into a “dreadful” rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries. Two carriages crashed on the Smiler ride at the Staffordshire theme park on Tuesday, leaving some passengers trapped for four-and-a-half hours. Two men, aged 27 and 18, a woman aged 19 and a girl, […]

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Shrewsbury baby ashes inquiry calls for national inspector of crematoriums

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Baby Ashes Report Calls for Inspector από wochit A national inspector should be created for crematoriums after bereaved parents were unable to receive their babies’ ashes, an inquiry has concluded. About 60 families are believed to have been affected by failures at Shrewsbury’s Emstrey crematorium between 1996 and 2012. The Shropshire Council-commissioned report said poor […]

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Trainee dies on Royal Marines Dartmoor ’30-miler’ march

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A Royal Marine trainee has collapsed and died on a exercise on Dartmoor. The man, who has not been named, was based at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon, and was taking part in a 30-mile (48km) march. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the cause of death was unknown. He said: […]

June 1st, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Liverpool ‘bogus’ nurse Marie McGinty running Botox clinic

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A bogus nurse is running a cosmetic clinic offering Botox and dermal filler treatments, according to a BBC investigation. Marie McGinty describes herself as an aesthetics nurse practitioner, nurse prescriber and midwife. But according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, there is no record of Ms McGinty being registered. She has failed to respond to […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride to be remembered

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A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride is taking place at Manchester Cathedral. Kirkbride was one of the ITV soap’s most familiar characters, playing husky-voiced Deirdre Barlow for 42 years. She died in January, aged 60, after a short illness. Cast members William Roache and Beverley Callard will be among the actors attending […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Nahid Almanea and James Attfield murders: Boy arrested

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over the murders of two people in Colchester. Saudi national Nahid Almanea, 31, was stabbed 16 times as she walked to the University of Essex campus last June. James Attfield, 33, was found with 102 knife wounds in Castle Park last March. Essex Police said the boy, from Colchester, […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »