Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Man charged with murder after attempted robbery of Rolex watch

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LONDON: Detectives investigating the killing of a man stabbed and shot at by thieves on a moped after refusing to hand over his Rolex watch have charged a man with murder. Danny Pearce (31) was fatally stabbed in Greenwich, south-east London, in July 2017 by thieves who were alleged to ...

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Toys R Us preparing to close a quarter of its UK stores

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Toys R Us is preparing to close a quarter of its 106 UK stores, it is understood. The toy giant, which has a large store at St George’s Retail Park and another much smaller shop in the city’s Highcross, is believed to be considering shutting a quarter of its 106 ...

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Jeremy Corbyn warning to Morgan Stanley

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MANCHESTER: Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at investment bank Morgan Stanley, telling the firm it is right to regard him as a threat. The Labour leader’s comments come after the US-owned bank released a report warning that the prospect of his party taking power was a bigger threat to the ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

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Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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Welsh teenager found guilty of five terror offences

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BIRMINGHAM: A teenager accused of preparing to carry out an Isis-inspired terror attack in Cardiff has been found guilty of five terror offences. The 17-year-old was convicted of encouraging terrorism online and possessing a record of terrorist information. Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court also convicted the 17-year-old of preparing for ...

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One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, report finds

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LONDON: Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on domestic abuse showed that 10.5% of 16 to 19-year-old females reported instances of abuse in the 12-month period to ...

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Woman dies after plunging from 2nd floor while taking selfie

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LONDON: Toni Kelly reportedly died from brain injuries after falling out of window taking a selfie. Toni, from New Zealand, had moved to the UK in August and now her family are raising money to send her home, after donating her organs to help save others in the UK. Her ...

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British Censor Board clears ‘Padmavati’ for release in UK

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BOLLYWOOD: The British Censor Board has listed the film on its official website, stating, “‘Padmavati’ (12A) moderate violence, injury detail.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed “Padmavati”, whose release has been postponed amid the protests in India, has been cleared by British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) for the UK audience. The BBFC ...

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Crackdown over misleading claims on broadband speeds

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LONDON: Home broadband providers must soon ensure that at least 50% of their customers can achieve advertised speeds at peak time under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims. Current standards allow firms to advertise “up to” speeds as long as they are available to a minimum of just 10% of ...

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