Month: February 2024

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Rishi Sunak pledges extra £54m for security of Jewish communities amid record levels of antisemitism

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Rishi Sunak pledges extra £54m for security of Jewish communities amid record levels of antisemitism

A total of £72m is being allocated to Jewish schools, synagogues and other community centres to help them beef up security, Rishi Sunak has announced.The prime minister said the money would go towards providing security guards, CCTV and alarm systems at Jewish community sites in a bid to tackle record levels of antisemitism - which has risen since the 7 October Hamas attack on Israel. Of the total, £54m is […]

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Top US court to decide if Donald Trump can be prosecuted over Capitol riot

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Top US court to decide if Donald Trump can be prosecuted over Capitol riot

The US Supreme Court has said it will decide on whether Donald Trump can be prosecuted for alleged interference with the 2020 election.Under the court's schedule, issued on Wednesday, it will start to hear the case in late April, with a decision likely no later than the end of June. The court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, said in an unsigned statement that it will consider "whether and if […]

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Curb Your Enthusiasm and Robin Hood: Men In Tights star dies

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Curb Your Enthusiasm and Robin Hood: Men In Tights star dies

Richard Lewis, who played a version of himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Prince John in Robin Hood: Men In Tights, has died.The comedian, who was known for exploring his neuroses in frantic, stream-of-consciousness diatribes while dressed in all-black - prompting his nickname The Prince Of Pain - was 76. He died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack, his publicist Jeff Abraham […]

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‘Just crazy’: Wisconsin sees temperatures drop by 30C in just one day

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‘Just crazy’: Wisconsin sees temperatures drop by 30C in just one day

In just 24 hours, Wisconsin saw temperatures swing by more than 30C, ending a balmy Tuesday with near-deep freeze conditions.Cities across the Badger State had a sudden dip in temperatures overnight, possibly setting a record in one city according to a National Weather Service (NWS) review of historic temperature data. Aidan Kuroski, a meteorologist with the NWS Milwaukee branch, said "it's just crazy" and found that Wisconsin's capital Madison had […]

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Missing girl found in swamp after police use thermal imaging camera

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Missing girl found in swamp after police use thermal imaging camera

Police used thermal imaging to guide officers to a five-year-old girl who had gone missing in a swamp in Florida.The girl, who has autism, wandered away from her home on Monday and was quickly reported missing, Hillsborough County sheriff Chad Chronister said. She was found later that day.Thermal camera footage showed the little girl walking through ankle-deep water near Tampa."Hey, I think I got her in the woods," a deputy […]

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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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