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Kia Gott: Quadruple meningitis C amputee returns home

Image caption Kia has come home for the first time since she was admitted to hospital nine months ago A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home for the first time since being admitted to hospital. Kia Gott, from Bradford, has been in hospital since September. Her […]

‘Torrential rain’ and thunderstorms hit UK

‘Torrential rain’ and thunderstorms hit UK

Abramovich puts Chelsea stadium plan on hold

The redeveloped Stamford Bridge will be Europe’s most expensive stadium at £1bn Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club’s stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa. The estimated cost for a new 60,000 seat Stamford Bridge has increased to £1bn after delays, which included a dispute […]

Girl buried under collapsed sand dune on Anglesey beach

Image copyright HM Coastguard Image caption The collapsed sand dune on Newborough Beach on Anglesey An 11-year-old girl had to be rescued after she was buried under a collapsed sand dune. The child got trapped at Newborough beach on Anglesey on Wednesday afternoon after a hole and tunnel had been dug. Members of the public […]

Man who urged Prince George attack admits terror charges

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Husnain Rashid faces a lengthy sentence, the judge has warned him An Islamic State supporter who called for jihadis to attack Prince George has admitted a string of terror charges. Husnain Rashid, 32, of Leonard Street in Nelson, Lancashire, brought his trial at Woolwich Crown Court to a halt […]

Fatal crash pilot is Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire

Image copyright Two Ridings Community Foundation Image caption Police said Barry Dodd’s family had been informed A pilot who died in a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire is believed to be the county’s Lord Lieutenant, police said. Although formal identification is yet to take place, police said Barry Dodd CBE was thought to be the […]

‘Torrential rain’ and storms to hit UK

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Storms are expected across the UK over the next two days Torrential rain and severe thunderstorms have been predicted in Wales and the South West later. The Met Office has issued an amber warning between 16:00 BST Thursday and 06:00 on Friday, meaning there is a potential risk […]

Mum and daughter murder accused in court

Image caption Christopher Boon appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a woman and her 11-year-old daughter. Christopher Boon, 28, of Dexter Way, Gloucester, appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham over the deaths of Laura Mortimer, 31, and Ella Dalby. Their bodies were found at a house in Dexter […]

Nick Grimshaw to leave Radio 1 Breakfast Show

Media captionNick Grimshaw announces Radio 1 Breakfast Show exit Nick Grimshaw is stepping down from the Radio 1 Breakfast Show – and will be replaced by Greg James. The presenter is ending his nearly six-year stint on the show and will move to Greg’s 4-7pm slot on the station. Grimmy said he’s had the “time […]

Crackdown on high-interest lending announced by FCA

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Rent-to-own customers pay off household appliances over three years The rent-to-own sector faces a cap on prices similar to limits on the cost of payday loans, but the financial regulator will not impose an immediate similar restriction on overdrafts. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has spent nearly two years studying […]