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Boy with rare condition "very upset" over missing cuddly toy

Image copyright Gilda Fawkes Image caption George, 10, with his beloved Kangaroo on the day he lost it A boy who has battled through years of surgery with his trusted companion – a toy kangaroo – has been left devastated after his cuddly friend went missing. George Fawkes, 10, lost Kangaroo while travelling to a […]

Brexit: May says EU will not offer ‘better deal’ if agreement rejected

Media captionMichael: “What in your honest opinion is better for the UK, your deal or the deal we had if we stayed in the EU?” Theresa May has said the UK should not hope for a “better deal” from the EU if MPs reject her Brexit agreement. She told a BBC phone-in that there would […]

Fuel prices cut by Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s

Image copyright PA Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have cut the price of petrol and diesel, as wholesale fuel prices continue to fall. The cuts were led by Asda, which cut the price of petrol by 1p a litre and diesel by 2p a litre. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s then matched that move. It means that Asda […]

Met Police scooter crash video released as IOPC investigates

Media captionThe Met said drivers aim to end pursuits before riders or members of the public are injured The Met Police has published footage of officers knocking suspected criminals off scooters, at the same time as the watchdog is investigating some crashes. Videos released by the force show police cars being driven into riders. The […]

Brexit: May says EU will not offer ‘better deal’ if agreement rejected

Media captionMichael: “What in your honest opinion is better for the UK, your deal or the deal we had if we stayed in the EU?” Theresa May has said the UK should not hope for a “better deal” from the EU if MPs reject her Brexit agreement. She told a BBC phone-in that there would […]

Fuel prices cut by Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s

Image copyright PA Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have cut the price of petrol and diesel, as wholesale fuel prices continue to fall. The cuts were led by Asda, which cut the price of petrol by 1p a litre and diesel by 2p a litre. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s then matched that move. It means that Asda […]

Portland Tiara: Thieves steal diamond-encrusted crown from stately home

Image copyright Welbeck Estate Image caption The tiara was designed for Winifred, Duchess of Portland to wear at the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII Thieves have used power tools to smash an armoured glass case and steal a diamond-encrusted tiara “worth millions”. The Portland Tiara was stolen in a heist on the Welbeck Estate […]

Farmer crushed to death after dog knocked truck lever

Image copyright Graham Jennings Image caption Derek Mead’s family said he died “doing what he loved” A farmer was crushed to death when his dog knocked a lever inside his forklift truck causing it to trap him against a gate, an inquest heard. Derek Mead, 70, was building a rockery at his home in Hewish, […]

Black Friday shoppers ‘spending less’

Image copyright Getty Images UK shoppers on Black Friday have been buying more items but spending less, credit card data suggests. Barclaycard, which processes half of all UK card payments, said that by 15:00 GMT it had seen 10% more transactions from a year earlier. However, the value of spending was down 12% on last […]

Skripal poisoning: Policeman’s family ‘lost everything’ because of Novichok

Media caption“I was petrified” – Det Sgt Nick Bailey on being poisoned by Novichok The police officer who was poisoned in the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has told how his family lost their home and all their possessions after he was contaminated with Novichok. In his first interview since it happened, Det Sgt […]