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Suitcase full of potatoes left on Oxford bus

Image copyright OBC Image caption Jade Dixon said the company collected a ‘lot of unusual items’ Suitcases containing potatoes, adult toys and mannequin heads were left behind on buses in Oxford in 2017. The Oxford Bus Company’s lost property department said 4,123 items were left on its services over the year. Most items were never […]

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Little Mix singer criticised for wearing dreads

Some social media users are demanding Little Mix member Jesy Nelson delete an Instagram post of herself wearing her hair in dreadlocks. The 26-year-old singer unveiled her new hairstyle on Monday evening, but some followers on the platform suggested the picture was offensive to black people. Nelson was accused of “cultural appropriation” and there were […]

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Mother pleads guilty to murder of seven-week-old son

Image caption Hannah Turtle initially denied murdering her son and administering a poison to him A woman has admitted murdering her baby son after changing her plea halfway through her trial. Hannah Turtle, 22, from Shotton in Flintshire, suffocated seven-week-old James Hughes in 2016. She stopped his breathing on two other occasions before she killed […]

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Two girls found unconscious at Worm's Head, Rhossili

Image copyright David Hodd/Geograph Two women were airlifted to hospital after being found unconscious at a beauty spot on the Gower Peninsula. Loughor Coastguard was called to Rhossili beach to help search for two missing women on Monday evening. They were found “unconscious and in need of immediate medical assistance”. The Coastguard rescue helicopter picked […]

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Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

Image copyright Vindolanda Trust Image caption The gloves were “skilfully made” about 2,000 years ago Roman boxing gloves unearthed during an excavation near Hadrian’s Wall are going on public display later. Experts at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, believe they are “probably the only known surviving examples from the Roman period”. Dr Andrew Birtley, Vindolanda […]