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Westminster attacker ‘drove up to 76mph’ across bridge

Westminster attacker ‘drove up to 76mph’ across bridge

Police believe Khalid Masood was driving up to 76mph on Westminster Bridge where he killed three people, BBC London has learned. Masood also injured 50 people when he drove a car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament last Wednesday. He then fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead by police – all […]

London attack: US victim’s family say he focused on positives in life

Media captionMelissa’s brother, Clint Payne, read a statement on behalf of their family The family of the US tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack have said he bore no “ill will” to anyone and spent life focusing on “the positive”. Kurt Cochran, 54, from Utah, was one of three pedestrians who died after being […]

PM says Brexit will make UK ‘more united’

Media captionTheresa May: “When this great union of nations sets its mind to something and works together with determination, we are an unstoppable force.” Leaving the European Union will be an opportunity to strengthen the ties between the nations of the United Kingdom, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was speaking during a visit […]

Men arrested after girl, 4, dies after being struck by car

Men arrested after girl, 4, dies after being struck by car

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Violet Grace Youens died in hospital late on Saturday A man has been held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a girl was struck by a car. Four-year-old Violet Grace Youens died on Saturday, a day after the vehicle mounted the pavement in St Helens. The […]

Murdered Sandie Bowen’s body was ‘tied to sink in lake’

Murdered Sandie Bowen’s body was ‘tied to sink in lake’

Image caption Sandie Bowen went missing from Monmouthshire in August 1997 Murdered Sandie Bowen’s decomposed remains were found tied to a porcelain sink at the bottom of a reservoir, an inquest has heard. The 53-year-old’s body was recovered last month at Wentwood Reservoir, near Newport – 20 years after she was murdered by her husband […]

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

Image caption Theresa May has said now is not the time for another referendum on Scottish independence Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland later for the first time since the SNP announced their proposals for a second independence referendum. At the beginning of a week that will see Article 50 triggered on Wednesday, […]

BT fined record £42m for late installations

BT fined record £42m for late installations

Image copyright BT BT has been hit with a record fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and has set aside £300m to repay providers for delays in installing high-speed lines. Ofcom has issued the firm with a £42m fine, which it said was the largest it has ever handed down. It found BT’s Openreach division had […]

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting

Image caption Theresa May has said now is not the time for another referendum on Scottish independence Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland later for the first time since the SNP announced their proposals for a second independence referendum. At the beginning of a week that will see Article 50 triggered on Wednesday, […]

NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’

NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’

Image copyright PA About half of a £2bn cash boost from the 2014 Autumn Statement for frontline health services in England was spent outside the NHS, research has found. The Health Foundation analysis for the Financial Times showed £901m was spent on buying services from private and non-NHS providers in 2015/16. It said £800m was […]

‘No progress’ during talks, Adams says

‘No progress’ during talks, Adams says

Image copyright Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Image caption Sinn Féin said the talks have run their course Sinn Féin has said the current phase of Northern Ireland inter-party discussions at Stormont Castle has run its course. The party said it will not nominate its Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister on Monday. […]

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