Husband and wife tell contaminated blood inquiry pain will never heal after son was given HIV

Christopher Fowle, pictured, died aged 22 in 1996 after being infected with HIV from contaminated blood as a baby during the 1980s A husband and wife whose young son was infected with HIV from contaminated blood products and died aged 22 have told an inquiry time will never heal their pain. Alan and Christine Fowle […]

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Climate change: Half world’s biggest airlines don’t offer carbon offsetting

1.5 degrees Keeping the rise in global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius will avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists say. That’s compared with ‘pre-industrial’ times. The world has already warmed about 1C since then. 2 degrees The original target for limiting the rise in global average temperature. Recent research points to 1.5 […]

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Seven unlikely jobs heads do besides running schools

Image caption Head teacher Jim Nicholson teaches woodland skills to pupils They’re the most senior person on the staff and usually the best paid but head teachers increasingly find themselves doing tasks you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the role – from catering manager, to odd-job person, to emergency social worker. To an extent, heads have […]

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Ancient royal burial site of the Anglo-Saxon King Saebert is discovered

A royal burial site found beneath a roadside verge in Essex has been named one of the most significant archaeological finds ever made in England. Discovered between a pub and an Aldi supermarket, it is thought to be the burial chamber of the brother of Anglo-Saxon King Saebert. Despite its unglamorous location, inside the chamber are […]

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Youth engage in accusations, counter-accusations over comatose GCDGL concession

Two youth groups in Akwatia, the capital of Denkyembour District in the Eastern Region, are divided over the operations of the Great Consolidated Diamonds Ghana Limited (GCDGL), following the take-over of the concession of the company by alleged illegal mining operators, popularly known as ‘Galamseyers’.

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Singer Ed Sheeran doubles his fortune to £160million

Ed over heels: Ed Sheeran out with his wife Cherry Seaborn in London in February  He hasn’t released any new music since his 2017 album Divide. Yet that hasn’t stopped Ed Sheeran doubling his £80million fortune thanks to sold-out concerts and the continued success of the record worldwide. In 2018 the singer earned more in […]

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Lifelong Tory supporter who appeared on The Secret Millionaire to stand as a Brexit Party candidate

 A lifelong Tory supporter who appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire will stand as the Brexit Party’s candidate in the Peterborough by-election next month. Mike Greene, a local benefactor and trustee of Peterborough cathedral, will fight the June 6 by-election. A victory would give Nigel Farage’s new party its first seat in the Commons. […]

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South Africa counts votes as Ramaphosa’s ANC looks to retain power

* President Ramaphosa trying to halt slide in ANC support * Jobs, land and corruption are key issues at ballot box * First results will trickle in on Thursday morning By Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana PRETORIA, May 9 (Reuters) – South African elections officials counted ballot papers in the early hours of Thursday, a […]

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Pressure on Michael Gove as Scots bring in 20p bottle deposit

A 20p deposit is to be charged on drinks bottles and cans in Scotland in a landmark move against plastic waste, litter and pollution. The money will be refunded to consumers who return the containers to stores – often through reverse vending machines – in a move that will dramatically boost recycling. Campaigners welcomed the […]

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Hormone ‘can reduce chances of miscarriage’

Image copyright Samantha AllenImage caption Samantha’s son Noah was born after she took part in a large trial Giving the hormone progesterone to women who have had a miscarriage and experience early bleeding in pregnancy could improve their chances of having baby, a study suggests. Birmingham researchers carried out a trial on 4,000 pregnant women. […]

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City centre building collapses in ‘major incident’ with one seriously injured

A building partially collapsed in Birmingham city centre yesterday evening, injuring three people. Authorities were called to the city’s Jewellery Quarter just before 6pm on Wednesday in what they described as a ‘major incident’ and pictures showed search and rescue crews gathering outside a Victorian building. West Midlands Ambulance service confirmed it had been called […]

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You’re setting bad precedents over Ofosu Ampofo’s case – Mahama to Nana Addo

Former President John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the invitation extended to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over caims that he is connected to the recent fire outbreaks and kidnappings in the country.

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Smethwick boyfriend who forced partner to watch videos to ‘become better girlfriend’ jailed

Mohammed Khan, from Smethwick, West Midlands, has been jailed for 12 years for raping his partner and forcing her to watch Islamic videos to ‘become a better girlfriend’ An ‘evil’ boyfriend who raped his partner and forced her to watch Islamic videos to ‘become a better girlfriend’ has been jailed for 12 years. Mohammed Khan, […]

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Harlesden Man charged with possession of explosives after suspected IEDs were found in London flat

A man has been charged with possession of explosives after two suspected bombs were found in an empty flat in north-west London. Richard Parry, 49, was arrested in November last year after the two suspected IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were found in the kitchen cupboard at his former flat in Craven Park, Harlesden, on November […]

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WWE Legend Torrie Wilson Does Tanning Dance In Tiny Bikini In Shower

WWE Legend Torrie Wilson Tanning Dance In Tiny Bikini In Shower!!! Breaking News Here’s WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson giving herself a spray tan in the shower in a tiny bikini. Yeah, you’re welcome. 43-year-old Torrie proved once again she’s as hot as ever … ’cause she hopped in the shower for a little […]

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Holland & Barrett axes wet wipes from its 800 stores amid concern from environmentalists

Holland & Barrett will become the first high street retailer to stop selling wet wipes. The health food chain has pledged to rid all 800 of its UK and Ireland stores of the disposable wipes by the end of September. Wet wipes – made from synthetic fibres – have become a source of concern for […]

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Government will pursue holistic policy to minimise irregular migration – Oppong-Nkrumah

The Government has reiterated its resolve to work actively with civil society organisations and international agencies to pursue clearly defined and holistic policy direction to derive the positive aspects of migration and minimise the consequences It, therefore, urged the media to continue educating the public on the various consequences and risks associated with irregular migration as well as the economic opportunities available at home in order to tone down the menace.

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‘The emotion is amazing, thank you to football’ – Pochettino in tears after Spurs fightback

Pochettino reacts at the final whistle in the Johan Cruyff Arena In the end, it was all too much for Mauricio Pochettino. Having seen his Tottenham side stage a remarkable fightback from 3-0 down on aggregate away to Ajax to reach a first Champions League final, the Argentine could not contain his emotions. BBC Sport […]

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