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Summer holidays: Longest delays from UK airports revealed

Summer holidays: Longest delays from UK airports revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Holidaymakers face an average delay of 21 minutes One in five flights to popular holiday destinations are delayed by more than 30 minutes, BBC analysis has found. Some 38,000 out of 199,000 international flights from UK airports to popular destinations were delayed between June and September 2016. Most were […]

Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

Image copyright EPA The US firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks. Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to “issues” identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least […]

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Image copyright PA Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. Speaking at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, the shadow chancellor blamed the decision to “view housing as only for financial speculation”. At least 79 people are feared to have died in the fire in west London, which […]

Edir Frederico Da Costa death: PCs injured in London protest

Edir Frederico Da Costa death: PCs injured in London protest

Media captionFootage from a local resident shows a fire in a Forest Gate street Six police officers were injured and four people arrested in a protest over the death of a young father following a traffic stop. Bricks were thrown and fires lit outside Stratford bus station and Forest Gate police station in London. Protesters […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

Image copyright John Linton/BAE Systems/PA Image caption It will be several years before HMS Queen Elizabeth is fully operational The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier is due to set sail for the first time later from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife. HMS Queen Elizabeth – one of two new carriers being built in the yard […]

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Image copyright PA Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. The shadow chancellor made the claims at an event at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday – a day after Jeremy Corbyn addressed thousands of people there. Mr McDonnell claimed the decision to “view housing as only for […]

Protesters confront Met Police over man’s death

Protesters confront Met Police over man’s death

Media captionFootage from a local resident shows a fire in a Forest Gate street Protesters have faced off with police in a demonstration over the death of a man after a traffic stop. Bricks were thrown and fires lit outside Stratford bus station and Forest Gate police station in London. Protesters allege Edir Frederico Da […]

Newcastle Eid celebration: Woman bailed after crash

Newcastle Eid celebration: Woman bailed after crash

Media caption“Everybody was in a panic” A woman has been bailed after six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people. The crash happened outside Newcastle’s Westgate Sports Centre where an Eid event was taking place. Northumbria Police said four people remained in hospital […]

Seven hospitalised amid Oldham drug warning

Seven hospitalised amid Oldham drug warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police say the type of MDMA, known as “magic” or “pink champagne”, is highly potent Seven people have been hospitalised after taking a “particularly potent” form of the drug MDMA, police said. Four men became seriously ill on Saturday, with two still in intensive care. A woman and two […]

Boy, 16, charged with rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

Boy, 16, charged with rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

Image copyright Google Image caption Police said there were reports of a girl being raped and members of the public chasing off the suspect A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park. Police were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Manchester, just before 18:55 BST on Saturday. […]