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Freezer body murder: Uncle guilty of Celine Dookhran rape and killing

Freezer body murder: Uncle guilty of Celine Dookhran rape and killing

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Celine Dookhran was found dead in an empty house in Kingston, south-west London An uncle has been convicted of kidnapping, raping and slitting the throat of his niece before putting her body in a deep freezer. Mujahid Arshid, 33, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering Celine Dookhran, […]

Cornwall migrant workers want police apology after raids

Cornwall migrant workers want police apology after raids

Image copyright Justinus Stanislaus Image caption The workers have written a letter in support of the farmers, who employ them as flower pickers Nearly 200 migrant flower pickers employed at a farm raided last week have written to police demanding an apology for being made to feel like “victims”. Three men were arrested on suspicion […]

Man dies in Heathrow Airport vehicle crash

Man dies in Heathrow Airport vehicle crash

Image copyright PA Image caption Two drivers of operational vehicles were involved in the crash on the taxiway just after 06:00 GMT A British Airways (BA) engineer has died after two vehicles collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport. Two drivers were involved in the crash on the taxiway just after 06:00 GMT. A man […]

Tom Daley announces baby news with husband

Tom Daley announces baby news with husband

Image copyright Tom Daley Image caption Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have been married for nine months British Olympic diver Tom Daley has announced he is having a baby with his husband, US film director Dustin Lance Black. They both shared the news on their social media accounts. The couple got married in a […]

Boris Johnson: Brexit is a reason for hope not fear

Boris Johnson: Brexit is a reason for hope not fear

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson is to attempt to reassure voters who are angry and alienated by Brexit that the UK’s split from the EU is a cause for “hope not fear”. The foreign secretary will use a speech to try to build bridges with those who voted to remain in the EU, saying their […]

Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal

Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal

Image copyright Reuters Actress Minnie Driver has stood down from her role as a celebrity ambassador for Oxfam. This follows claims that staff for the charity in Haiti and other countries paid vulnerable people for sex. In a statement Driver said that she was “nothing short of horrified” by the allegations. Oxfam said it was […]

Times table check trialled ahead of rollout

Times table check trialled ahead of rollout

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of eight and nine-year-olds in England’s primary schools will take a new times tables check this spring. Some 7,250 pupils in 290 primaries, are expected to take part in the trials of the new multiplication check. The five-minute test, taken by children in Year 4, will then be fully rolled […]

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10

Image copyright Getty Images A teacher from north London, named as a top-10 finalist in a global teaching award, has warned of the poor living conditions of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou says some pupils at her Brent secondary school have to do their homework in the bathroom, because their housing is so overcrowded. The nominations […]

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of sex abuse

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of sex abuse

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sex offences against boys in the 1980s. Liverpool Crown Court heard Bennell had a “power hold” over aspiring players aged between eight and 15 and abused them on an “industrial scale”. The 64-year-old was convicted of 36 charges against 10 boys, including indecent and serious […]

Grand Canyon crash: Parents’ tribute to ‘wonderful’ sons

Grand Canyon crash: Parents’ tribute to ‘wonderful’ sons

Image copyright Family handout/PA Image caption Stuart (left) and Jason Hill were among three Britons killed in the crash The parents of two British tourists who died in the Grand Canyon helicopter crash have paid tribute to their “wonderful sons”. Becky Dobson, 27, Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother Jason Hill, 32, were on the […]

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