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Second-hand tyres put lives at risk, councils warn

Second-hand tyres put lives at risk, councils warn

Image copyright PA Image caption The LGA said irresponsible traders were “putting lives at serious risk” Drivers should beware of buying cheap and dangerous second-hand tyres, the Local Government Association has said. Figures suggest that 4.5 million part-worn tyres are sold in the UK every year. In some areas more than 80% are sold illegally, […]

Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May

Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May

Image caption Grammars are state secondary schools that select pupils by academic ability Secondary head teachers in North Somerset have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to reconsider proposals for new grammar schools. North Somerset is one of only six areas identified by one think tank recently as likely to benefit from selection. […]

Australian Open 2017: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Wozniacki to reach last 16

Konta reached the semi-finals in Melbourne last year Britain’s Johanna Konta saw off former world number one Caroline Wozniacki with a stunning display to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Konta, seeded ninth, won nine games in a row on her way to beating the Danish 17th seed 6-3 6-1 in 75 minutes. […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) studied allegations of abuse in 22 homes and other residential institutions between 1922 to 1995 Children’s homes run by some churches, charities and state institutions in Northern Ireland were the scene of widespread abuse and mistreatment of young residents, a report has found. The […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) studied allegations of abuse in 22 homes and other residential institutions between 1922 to 1995 Children’s homes run by some churches, charities and state institutions in Northern Ireland were the scene of widespread abuse and mistreatment of young residents, a report has found. The […]

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: ‘Widespread abuse’ in children’s homes

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) studied allegations of abuse in 22 homes and other residential institutions between 1922 to 1995 Children’s homes run by church and charities in Northern Ireland were the scene of widespread abuse and mistreatment of young residents, a report has found. The Historical Institutional Abuse […]

Leonne Weeks: Man charged with murder of 16-year-old

Leonne Weeks: Man charged with murder of 16-year-old

Image copyright Leonne Weeks Image caption A post-mortem examination found Leonne Weeks died as a result of multiple stab wounds A man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks whose body was found on a path near Rotherham. Leonne’s body was discovered on a pathway off Lordens Hill, in Dinnington, on Monday […]

Police Taser race group founder in the face

Media captionJudah Adunbi was Tasered in the face as officers tried to arrest him A founder of a group improving race relations with police was Tasered in the face by officers who mistook him for a wanted man. Footage filmed by a neighbour shows Judah Adunbi, 63, outside his Bristol home when he is stopped […]

Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years

Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years

Image caption The James Paget University Hospital said the man had been fit to be discharged A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed “unnecessarily” for more than two years. The man, who cannot be named due to patient confidentiality, had refused to leave the James Paget […]

Suspected WW2 bomb removed from Thames

Media captionAmateur footage by Kris Van de Sande shows the evacuation in Westminster Two bridges and a major road in central London were closed when a suspected “WWII device” was discovered in the River Thames. Victoria Embankment, Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge were shut for police to investigate. Witnesses said “massive crowds” gathered in the […]