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Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Image caption HMP Birmingham, formerly known as Winson Green Prison, has been run by G4S since 2011 Birmingham Prison is being temporarily taken over by the government from the private firm G4S, after inspectors said it had fallen into a “state of crisis”. A new governor and extra staff are being brought in and the […]

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

Media caption‘I am very lucky to be alive’ A British woman has survived after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia, the country’s coastguard has said. Officials said she was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea – 60 miles offshore – around midnight on Saturday. The 46-year-old, who had […]

Mum and daughter hurt in ‘horrific’ hammer attack

Image copyright PA Image caption The women were apparently targeted at random A mother and daughter are in a critical condition after a “horrific” hammer attack in south-east London. Scotland Yard said the women, aged 64 and 30, suffered injuries “consistent with a violent assault” at Adderley Gardens, Greenwich, at about 12:10 BST. Joe Xuereb, […]

‘Hero’ British paraglider killed in Macedonia mid-air crash

Image copyright Innes Powell/Facebook Image caption Innes Powell was previously hailed a hero for risking his life to save another paraglider A “hero” paraglider has died after a mid-air collision with another pilot in Macedonia. Innes Powell, 54, crashed into Ukranian Igor Volov, 56, ahead of the final race of the British Open in Krusevo […]

Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Image copyright PA Image caption Salih Khater is charged with two counts of attempted murder A man has been charged with attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, is alleged to have swerved his car into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST on 14 August. […]

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show. More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data. Child health experts said the rise was “alarming” and the […]

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 2.9 million people in the UK are using e-cigarettes Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available […]

Battersea stabbing: Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent nurse

Image copyright NHS Press Office/PA Image caption Simonne Kerr said she joined the B Positive Choir following the death of her son Kavele A man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in an NHS choir. Simonne Samantha Kerr, 31, from Wembley, was found fatally injured in […]

House of Fraser cancels all online orders

Image copyright Getty Images House of Fraser has said it will cancel all online orders and refund customers after a dispute with its warehouse operator meant deliveries were delayed. It follows an outcry from customers who had not received goods ordered online. Its warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, stopped processing orders late last week because of […]

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Salih Khater has been named as the man being held by police The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, is being questioned in south London. Police have been […]

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