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Bristol bear with a sore tooth gets dental work done

A bear with toothache caused by an infection has undergone dental surgery. Neo, who is four, had a root canal procedure to treat an abscess at the base of one of his canine teeth. His keepers noticed the problem soon after he became active following seven weeks of torpor – a light form of hibernation. […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Boy stabbed to death in Newham, east London

A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in east London. Met Police officers, who are treating the case as murder, were called to Barking Road in Newham at about 16:00 BST. The teenager was confirmed dead at the scene and officers are trying to find and tell his family. A crime scene cordon is […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Northamptonshire mum jailed for killing baby son left alone in bath

A mother whose baby son drowned in the bath while she was “distracted” on her phone has been jailed for 22 months. Simone Perry’s five-month-old son Renzo slipped out of his bath seat when she left the room for five minutes to send a WhatsApp message and make a call. Her trial had heard she […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Hartlepool by-election: Voyeur Christopher Killick stands

A sex offender hoping to be Hartlepool’s next MP has vowed to continue his campaign despite his voyeurism conviction being revealed. Christopher Killick is standing as an Independent in the 6 May by-election. He was convicted last year for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following the woman’s five-year […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Police ‘had to wait in 999 queue’ after bomb

A police commander who took control after the Manchester Arena attack has described his frustration at being unable to contact emergency services. British Transport Police (BTP) Insp Ben Dawson was based in a London control room on the night of the explosion. Insp Dawson said the control room could not contact other police and ambulance […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Fishmongers’ Hall: Prison chaplain ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ terrorist

A prison chaplain has admitted he may have been “conned” by a convicted terrorist who seemingly showed remorse for his actions. Usman Khan was freed in December 2018 after serving a jail term for funding a training camp abroad. Less than a year later, he killed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, at Fishmongers’ […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in England,UK News | Read More »

Lord Mandelson: Labour’s huge Northern Powerhouse mistake

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,UK News | Read More »

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

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,UK News | Read More »

Sixty-eight immigrants found in Harwich International port container

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,UK News | Read More »

Emergency surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs

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,UK News | Read More »