Month: February 2024

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‘Forgotten corner of England’: The fight for Rochdale in ‘pantomime’ by-election

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‘Forgotten corner of England’: The fight for Rochdale in ‘pantomime’ by-election

Nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, Rochdale is a town with a proud history. It was once home to the world's foremost cotton processing centres and is widely known as the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement. But in recent years the town has been marred by child exploitation scandals, poverty and deprivation. According to Poverty Action's Monitor report, 28% of children in Rochdale are still living in poverty."There […]

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Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise’s son Mac dies of rare cancer aged 33

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Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise’s son Mac dies of rare cancer aged 33

Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 star Gary Sinise has announced the death of his son Mac, 33, after battling a rare cancer.In a post on the Gary Sinise Foundation website the 68-year-old revealed his son died on 5 January. In a lengthy tribute to his son, he said: "Like any family experiencing such a loss, we are heartbroken and have been managing as best we can."As parents, it is so […]

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Man accused of helping to kill more than 3,000 birds including eagles to plead guilty

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Man accused of helping to kill more than 3,000 birds including eagles to plead guilty

A man accused of helping to kill more than 3,000 birds, including eagles, intends to plead guilty, court documents show. Prosecutors allege Travis John Branson and others killed about 3,600 birds during a killing spree lasting years on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana and elsewhere. According to the official documents, Branson, from Cusick in Washington State, is likely to admit wildlife trafficking and other criminal charges.He will plead guilty […]

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Mum accused of murdering her three-year-old son ‘says she caned him because Bible allows it’

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Mum accused of murdering her three-year-old son ‘says she caned him because Bible allows it’

A mother accused of murdering her three-year-old son has claimed she used a bamboo cane to beat him because the Bible told her she could "chastise her child", a court has heard.Christina Robinson, 30, called the emergency services to her home in Bracken Court, Durham, in November 2022 and claimed Dwelaniyah had gone limp while eating a cheese bun. But Richard Wright KC, prosecuting, told Newcastle Crown Court the boy […]

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Thomas Kingston, the former hostage negotiator and financier who married into the Royal Family

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Thomas Kingston, the former hostage negotiator and financier who married into the Royal Family

Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor who died suddenly aged 45, was a financier who married into the Royal Family in a ceremony at Windsor Castle.Known as Tom, he was a close friend of Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales' sister, attending her wedding to James Matthews in May 2017. Though he worked mostly in finance, he had a stint at the Foreign Office, at one point travelling […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1

‘We’re close’: Biden says he hopes Gaza ceasefire can be agreed ‘by end of the weekend’

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‘We’re close’: Biden says he hopes Gaza ceasefire can be agreed ‘by end of the weekend’

Joe Biden has said he hopes a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas can be secured by the end of the weekend.The US president made the remarks during an unannounced visit to the Van Leeuwen ice cream parlour, next door to 30 Rock in New York, on Monday. Flanked by late night TV show host Seth Meyers, Mr Biden was asked by reporters when he thought a ceasefire in Gaza could […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

Underwater experts involved in Nicola Bulley case to join search for two-year-old boy

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Underwater experts involved in Nicola Bulley case to join search for two-year-old boy

Underwater experts who supported the search for Nicola Bulley will join the operation to find a two-year-old boy who fell into a river in Leicester, police have said.Xielo Maruziva fell into the River Soar on 18 February at around 5pm while out with his family in the area of Aylestone Meadows, on the outskirts of Leicester. His father went into the water and attempted to rescue him, and police later […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

Charlotte Church denies antisemitism accusations after leading choir in pro-Palestinian chant

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Charlotte Church denies antisemitism accusations after leading choir in pro-Palestinian chant

Welsh singer Charlotte Church has said she is in "no way antisemitic" after taking part in a concert which featured a controversial pro-Palestinian chant.Church led a choir of approximately 100 people in a rendition of "from the river to the sea" at a gig she co-organised with a Welsh choir in order to raise money for charity, the Middle East Children's Alliance. But the singer faced a backlash after using […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

‘Moral obligation to take action’: Supermarket to cut baby formula price after Sky News investigation

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‘Moral obligation to take action’: Supermarket to cut baby formula price after Sky News investigation

A major retailer has moved to cut the cost of baby formula after a Sky News investigation revealed the impact of high prices on families.Iceland has confirmed it will sell 800g of SMA's Little Steps formula milk for £7.95 across its stores and online from Tuesday morning, which is £1.80 cheaper than its rivals. Last year Sky News revealed the dangerous steps some parents were taking to feed their babies […]

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