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Afghan interpreters’ scheme utter failure, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the front line in Helmand Province A scheme aimed at protecting Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has not resettled a single person in the UK and has proved an “utter failure”, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said […]

‘Nerve agent’ shopping centre in Salisbury reopens

Image caption Yulia Skripal and Sergei Skripal and were both treated at Salisbury District Hospital A shopping centre in Salisbury, which had been sealed off since a nerve agent attack in March, has been fully reopened to the public. The Maltings, where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on […]

Paddle steamer MV Oliver Cromwell sinks off Anglesey coast

Media captionThe RNLI captured the moment the boat sank A Mississippi-style paddle steamer and riverboat hotel has sunk off the north Wales coast while it was being towed to Northern Ireland. The vessel, called the MV Oliver Cromwell, started sinking on Friday about 12 miles (19km) west of South Stack near Holyhead, Anglesey. Holyhead Coastguard […]

Champions League final: Fans set out for Kiev after flight cancellations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of Liverpool fans are already in Kiev Liverpool fans have been setting out on their journeys to Kiev for the Champions League final after a series of flight cancellations. Two travel companies axed flights in the week, leaving some supporters unable to make the game against Real Madrid. […]

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson readies himself for space

Image copyright Virgin Galactic/MarsScientific.com/Trumbull Stu Image caption Sir Richard will be one of the first to ride on his company’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle Sir Richard Branson says he’s training to be an astronaut and will take his first trip into space soon. He told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme: “We’re talking about months away, […]

Afghan interpreters’ scheme utter failure, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the front line in Helmand Province A scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an “utter failure”, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said not a single person potentially at risk of Taliban reprisals […]

Afghan interpreters’ scheme utter failure, say MPs

Image copyright PA Image caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the front line in Helmand Province A scheme aimed at helping Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has proved an “utter failure”, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee said not a single person potentially at risk of Taliban reprisals […]

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Girl’s tribute to cousin Mehdi El-Wahabi

Media captionSara, 9, paid tribute to her cousin Mehdi El-Wahabi A nine-year-old girl has paid tribute to her young cousin who died in Grenfell Tower fire alongside four members of his family. Sara Chebiouni recalled playing with Mehdi El-Wahabi and read a poem written by one of his school friends at the inquiry into the […]

Holloway carer death: Man, 95, held over ‘murder’

Image caption Police have begun a murder investigation A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a female carer died in north London. The victim, 61, was taken to hospital with head injuries at 07:10 BST on 24 May. She died the following day. A murder investigation has been launched by the […]

Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle coat of arms revealed

Image copyright Kensington Palace A coat of arms created for the Duchess of Sussex that reflects her Californian background has been unveiled. It includes a shield containing the colour blue, representing the Pacific Ocean, and rays, symbolising sunshine. The duchess worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design, Kensington Palace […]

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