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Ex-Kasabian frontman issues apology for attacking girlfriend

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has apologised for attacking his girlfriend and said he has struggled with alcohol addiction “for many years”. The singer said the assault on 9 April was a “wake-up call” and he has been sober for three weeks. The 39-year-old appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ […]

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The hastily written message of hope that helped an Auschwitz survivor find her liberator

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this site“A start to a new life… good luck and happiness” – words written around the corners of a German banknote in April 1945, by an American soldier to a 16-year-old Jewish girl who had survived Auschwitz. Now 90, Lily Ebert re-discovered the personal message while going through her […]

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Revealed: How much government has spent on COVID-19 response – including £15bn on PPE

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteThe government allocated more than £15bn to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS staff as part of an extra £50bn given to public services to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury documents have revealed. On the same day that Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a […]

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Statue of Scouts founder back on display after target list threat

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteA statue of Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell that was placed on a target list is back on display after its protective boarding was removed. A local council announced in June that the monument in Poole Quay in Dorset would be temporarily taken down in the wake of Black […]

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Top civil servants now 'fair game' for hostile briefings, warns departing chief

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteThe UK’s top civil servant has warned that fellow Whitehall officials are now “fair game” as he prepares to leave his role. Sir Mark Sedwill, who is due to step down as cabinet secretary and head of the civil service in September, said that hostile briefings against those […]

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NHS scandals review: Women 'verbally abused by clinicians' after raising concerns

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteA scathing report into three NHS scandals sets out how patients were “dismissed” and “overlooked”, despite being disabled or left in chronic pain from procedures and drugs. The healthcare system has a “glacial” and “defensive” response to concerns over treatments, the inquiry found. The review examined how the […]

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Teenager made up Fast And Furious alibi knowing 'perfectly well' he'd killed PC Harper, court hears

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteA teenager has been accused of constructing a false alibi involving the film Fast And Furious while knowing “perfectly well” he had just dragged a police officer to his death. Henry Long, 19, had been trying to avoid arrest for stealing a quad bike when PC Andrew Harper […]

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People trapped after crane collapses on house in London

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this sitePeople are trapped after a crane collapsed on a house in Bow, east London. London Fire Brigade tweeted: “A 20 meter crane has collapsed onto a terraced house in #Bow. Fire crews are working to free people trapped inside. Please avoid the area.” The Ambulance Service said a […]

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Heard brands Depp 'violent little boy' in newly-revealed email – read in full

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteAmber Heard branded Johnny Depp a “needy man-child” and an “insecure violent little boy” as she accused him of repeatedly hitting her, in an email revealed for the first time in court. The email – which was written by Heard in 2013 but was never sent to Depp […]

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At least one care home shut amid urgent inspections over coronavirus concerns

July 8, 2020

This post was originally published on this siteFifty care homes and services have received urgent inspections over concerns raised amid the coronavirus pandemic – leading to at least one being shut down. These concerns – which are said to stem from a variety of issues – were in half of the cases reported directly to […]

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