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Man held by armed police at UK Parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo from the scene showed the man being pinned to the ground by police A man is being held by armed police officers after it is believed he broke into the grounds of Parliament in Westminster. An eyewitness told the BBC the man jumped over railings before being Tasered by police. The ...

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Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension

Image copyright NIFRS Image caption Gary Thompson was appointed to his current role in 2016 The head of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has been placed on precautionary suspension, the organisation has said. Gary Thompson, who was appointed to his current role in 2016, has worked for the NIFRS for more than 20 years. In a statement, ...

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Raheem Sterling: Tyrone Mings pulls out of Talksport appearance over coverage

Tyrone Mings (right) played against Sterling in Bournemouth’s defeat at Manchester City earlier this month Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has pulled out of an interview with Talksport in protest at its coverage of the alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling. Former Reading striker Dave Kitson told the station that Sterling had incited “jealousy” by exhibiting a luxury lifestyle on his social ...

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Duchess of Sussex gives award to her wedding dress designer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clare Waight Keller (right) with the Duchess of Sussex and Rosamund Pike The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at this year’s British Fashion Awards – to present a prize to the designer of her wedding dress. Clare Waight Keller, artistic director at Givenchy, was named womenswear designer of the year at the ...

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Wages rise at fastest pace for decade

Image copyright PA Wages are continuing to rise at their highest level for nearly a decade as Brexit nears, official Office for National Statistics figures show. Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, went up by 3.3% in the three months to October, the biggest rise since November 2008. It follows a 3.2% rise in wages last month compared with the previous ...

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Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane

Image caption More than 100 migrants crossed in November – many in inflatable dinghies Six suspected migrants have been rescued from a dinghy in the Channel and brought ashore at Dover. Coastguards and a lifeboat crew were called at about 03:30 GMT to a small boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the Dover Strait inshore traffic lane. The ...

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Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Image copyright Mark Avellino Photography Image caption Mr Al-Araibi claims he will be tortured if extradited A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was sentenced in Bahrain for vandalism ...

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Carpetright losses widen as sales fall

Image copyright Reuters Struggling floor covering retailer Carpetright said half-year losses widened sharply to £11.7m from £0.6m last time. Same store sales fell by 12.7% over the six-month period but the company said there was a “marked sequential improvement” between the quarters. The company also said net debt had dropped from £53m to £12.4m. Earlier this year the company agreed ...

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