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Dalian Atkinson: CPS alerted over footballer Taser death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dalian Atkinson achieved most success at Aston Villa, but also played for Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday Two police officers could face criminal charges over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson who was shot with a Taser by police. The 48-year-old died in August 2016 after contact with West Mercia Police officers at ...

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EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children’s need

Image copyright Getty Images Chemists have been told by NHS England to check whether young children are in urgent need of adrenaline pens before dispensing the devices. Pharmacists must ask parents and carers how many auto-adrenaline injectors they have before deciding how many to give. Only children with no pens, including expired but usable ones, should get the standard prescription ...

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Jamal Khashoggi case: Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate The UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has pulled out of attending an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week. It comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since entering ...

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Police officer run over in Blackley during van chase

Image caption The injured policeman was put in an ambulance after the crash Two teenage girls are among four people arrested after a police officer was run over during a police chase. The officer, 43, suffered leg injuries when he was hit by a van being pursued by officers at 07:30 BST in Blackley New Road, Blackley, Manchester. He had ...

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Highway Code may include ‘Dutch reach’ to keep cyclists safe

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is the ‘Dutch reach’? Measures to help protect cyclists, including encouraging people to adopt the “Dutch reach”, are expected to be included in the new Highway Code. The method of opening a car door with the hand furthest from the handle forces drivers to look over their shoulder for passing cyclists. ...

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Emma Bunton to host the US version of Bake Off

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma Bunton presents the Heart radio breakfast show with Jamie Theakston Spice Girl Emma Bunton is the new presenter of the US version of The Great British Bake Off. The Great American Baking Show will return to TV in the US later this year with Paul Hollywood returning as judge. Baby Spice said it ...

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Luke Shaw: Man Utd defender agrees new five-year deal at Old Trafford

Shaw scored in Manchester United’s win against Leicester City on the opening day of the league season Left-back Luke Shaw has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, worth a reported £150,000 per week. The 23-year-old England international’s current contract was set to expire next summer. Shaw’s progress has been disrupted by poor form and fitness issues, limiting him ...

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Name checks to begin on bank payments

Image copyright Angelene Bungay Image caption Angelene Bungay lost £13,000 after transferring it to someone she thought was her builder The name of someone receiving a payment will be as important as their banking details for the first time from next summer, in an attempt to combat fraud. At present, anyone wanting to transfer money enters the intended recipient’s name, ...

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