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Solihull murders: Victim on phone to police when stabbed

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother, Khaola Saleem, were pronounced dead at the scene A woman who was stabbed to death with her mother was on the phone to police as she was attacked, detectives said. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem, 49, were stabbed in […]

Belfast Primark fire: ‘Grave concern’ Bank Buildings could collapse

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Flames destroyed the clock at the top of the landmark city centre building There are “grave concerns” that the Primark building in Belfast city centre could collapse, the fire service has told the BBC. A fire broke out in the listed five-storey Bank Buildings at about 11:00 BST on Tuesday. […]

‘Raw’ food and ‘illness’ at Egypt hotel where couple died

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alison Cope said her sister and grandson remain ill after returning home Meat was “undercooked” and hygiene was “a disgrace” at an Egyptian hotel where a British couple died, a woman who fell ill at the resort said. Hotel guests have been returning to the UK after John Cooper, 69, […]

Coventry child rapist jailed for 20 years

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Nathan Potts has been jailed for 20 years followed by eight years on licence A child rapist who carried out a string of “horrendous” sex attacks has been jailed for 20 years. Nathan Potts, 26, was convicted of two counts of rape of a child, four counts of […]

Windrush: Migrant Dexter Bristol’s family walk out of inquest

Image copyright Nick Ansell/PA Wire Image caption Sentina Bristol wanted the court to hear submissions about the role the Home Office might have played in her son’s death The mother of a Windrush migrant has walked out of his inquest after the coroner was “very rude”. Dexter Bristol, 57, collapsed and died in the street […]

Dwarf chef ‘offered Gordon Ramsay apprenticeship’ after college ‘snub’

Image copyright Louis Makepeace/YouTube Image caption Louis Makepeace wants to pursue a career in catering A teenage dwarf who was allegedly told he was a “safety risk” for a catering course appears to have been offered a job by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Louis Makepeace, 18, claims bosses at the Heart of Worcestershire College discriminated […]

Man admits trying to kill six children in hit-and-run

Image copyright Police Scotland/ Spindrift Image caption Gerald Gavan’s (left) intended target was Billy McGregor A man has admitted trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run after they innocently got caught up in a feud. Gerald Gavan, 22, from East Kilbride, drove a car into the youngsters after targeting Billy McGregor in Glasgow’s Castlemilk […]

Primark fire: Bank Buildings ‘at risk of collapse’

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The flames engulf the building’s clock The Primark store in Belfast is ‘at risk of imminent collapse,’ a senior police officer has said. A fire broke out in the five-storey listed Bank Buildings at about 11:00 BST. A number of fire engines are at the scene and the fire has […]

Theresa May pledges Africa investment boost after Brexit

Media captionTheresa May was all smiles as she joined school children for a dance Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. In a speech in Cape Town, she pledged £4bn in support for African economies, to create jobs for […]

Cystic fibrosis mothers’ plea over ‘life-changing’ drug

Media captionCystic fibrosis means gruelling sessions of physiotherapy every day for three-year-old Ivy “I don’t want to bury my daughter – but that’s the reality of cystic fibrosis”. Kimberly Roberts is the mum of three-year-old Ivy, who has cystic fibrosis – or CF – which is a genetic lung disease with no cure. Along with […]