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Alton Towers closed after Smiler rollercoaster crash

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,UK News | Read More »

Shrewsbury baby ashes inquiry calls for national inspector of crematoriums

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,UK News | Read More »

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

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,UK News | Read More »

Liverpool ‘bogus’ nurse Marie McGinty running Botox clinic

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,UK News | Read More »

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride to be remembered

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,UK News | Read More »

Nahid Almanea and James Attfield murders: Boy arrested

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,UK News | Read More »

Methodist Church apologises for abuse spanning decades

The UK’s Methodist Church has made a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse – including 914 allegations involving sexual abuse. The independent inquiry looked at the Church’s response to complaints and allegations dating back to 1950. General secretary, the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, said abuse would “remain a deep […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Zakariya Ashiq jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State

A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for six years. Zakariya Ashiq, 20, from Coventry, was found guilty of two counts of preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. He was arrested at Heathrow Airport in November after failing to cross into Syria from Jordan. […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Maria de Villota F1 Duxford crash: No health and safety action by HSE

No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said. De Villota lost her right eye at Duxford Airfield while testing for Marussia and died a year later aged 33. The HSE […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Didcot killings: Hunt for suspect Jed Allen continues

The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner has entered its second day. Police are continuing to search parts of Oxfordshire for 21-year-old Jed Allen who they want to question in connection with the deaths. The bodies of Janet Jordon, 48, her six-year-old daughter Derrin and Philip […]

May 25th, 2015 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »