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Raft of safety flaws listed at Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Image copyright EPA A list of failed safety regulations has been presented to a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze. Dr Barbara Lane said lifts in the tower were sub-standard, fire doors had not been replaced and combustible material was fitted around windows. She said the “very basis” of the policy telling people to […]

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Buckingham Palace terror suspect 'said Queen was enemy'

Image copyright Julia Quenzler A man allegedly caught with a samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace said the Queen was the enemy “that Allah tells us to fight”, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, from Luton, denies preparing acts of terrorism on 25 August last year, claiming he only wanted to get killed. He shouted […]

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Cannabis oil row: Boy discharged from hospital

Image caption Cannabis oil is used to control Billy’s seizures A boy with severe epilepsy who was admitted to hospital after his medical cannabis oil was confiscated has been discharged. Billy Caldwell, 12, was treated with the drug in hospital after the Home Office granted a 20-day licence for the use of the banned substance. […]

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Slavery offence landlord Hargit Bariana jailed

Image copyright PA Image caption Hargit Bariana forced four vulnerable men to work in his Blyth takeaway A landlord who enslaved his tenants, forced them to work in his takeaways and fed them leftovers rather than pay them has been jailed. Hargit Bariana claimed he was helping the homeless, but was convicted of modern day […]

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Josh Hanson murder: Police probe Shane O'Brien 'sightings'

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Shane O’Brien is dangerous and should not be approached, police said Fifteen potential sightings have been made of a suspected killer since he was placed on Interpol’s worldwide most-wanted list, according to police. Shane O’Brien, 30, is the chief suspect in connection with the murder of Josh Hanson who […]

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Upskirting row: MP's office targeted in 'pants protest'

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. The MP told […]