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'It fell off the back' – improbable fly-tip excuses

Fly-tipping costs councils in England and Wales more than £50m annually, and more than 900,000 reports of fly-tipping are received every year. Councillor Simon Blackburn is from the Local Government Association, and says some of the excuses they have heard … Continue reading

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Former Devon Royal Marine Duncan Potts dies in Alps fall

A former Royal Marine has been killed in a climbing accident in the French Alps. Duncan Potts, 28, from Coldridge near Crediton in Devon, died climbing in the Mont Blanc range near Chamonix, the Marines confirmed. He was with a … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile 'torture' footage

Hundreds of people have rallied in cities across Australia following allegations of abuse against boys in juvenile detention. Demonstrators gathered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to express shock at footage showing indigenous boys being tear-gassed. The video also shows a … Continue reading

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Belgium arrests over planned attacks

Two brothers suspected of planning attacks have been arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation, prosecutors say. The two men, named as Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza were detained after house searches in the Mons region and the … Continue reading

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Belgium arrests over planned attacks

Two brothers suspected of planning attacks have been arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation, prosecutors say. The two men, named as Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza were detained after house searches in the Mons region and the … Continue reading

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1966 World Cup: Special event marks 50 years since England's win

Two of the men who ensured World Cup glory for England 50 years ago this afternoon are set to take centre stage at Wembley Arena for a special commemoration of the historic win. Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst … Continue reading

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Who are the Corbynistas?

There’s no disguising the confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s camp about this leadership election. Membership of the Labour Party has soared since the general election and Mr Corbyn believes most of these new members are his supporters. The hope of his … Continue reading

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Rogers Cup: Johanna Konta misses out on top 10 with defeat by Kristina Kucova

Johanna Konta missed a chance to become the first British woman to break into the world’s top 10 for 32 years with a Rogers Cup quarter-final defeat. Konta, 25, lost 6-4 6-3 to Slovakian qualifier and world number 121 Kristina … Continue reading

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Newspaper headlines: Nuclear plant delay, bag use cut, new Whitehall cat

The UK government’s decision to delay giving the final go-ahead for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is given widespread coverage across Saturday’s papers. The Sun says “security concerns over China’s involvement”, “sky-high subsidies” and “issues … Continue reading

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Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers

Public Health England is advising pregnant women to consider postponing any non-essential trips to Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus. Its travel advice was updated after the US state confirmed that four people in Miami with the Zika virus … Continue reading

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