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Dozens injured in Merseyside explosion

Media captionFootage from the Liverpool Echo showed the extent of the damage Two people have been seriously injured and 32 others hurt following the collapse of several buildings after a suspected gas explosion on Merseyside. Emergency services were called to a “major incident” in Bebington, Wirral, at about 21:15 GMT. The buildings destroyed included a […]

Reports of an explosion on Merseyside

Reports of an explosion on Merseyside

Image copyright George Beddows There have been reports of an explosion on Merseyside. Merseyside Fire and Rescue said it was responding to a suspected gas leak in the New Ferry area and had four appliances in attendance. A statement is expected shortly from Merseyside Police. Network Rail said police were dealing with an incident, disrupting […]

London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, say police

London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, say police

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone and there is no information to suggest further attacks are planned, Metropolitan police say. Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said: “We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this. “That understanding may have died with him.” Four people died and 50 […]

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton and says he is doing so “amicably”. Mr Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014. He said he joined the party because he wanted the UK to leave the EU and now “that is going […]

London attack: Two men continue to be questioned as seven released

Media captionKhalid Masood, from school boy to killer Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said. The Metropolitan Police said two men remain in custody, while two women have been released on bail until late March. Police are trying to establish whether attacker […]

M6 closed in Staffordshire due to ‘unsafe’ bridge for more than 12 hours

M6 closed in Staffordshire due to ‘unsafe’ bridge for more than 12 hours

Image copyright Highways England Image caption The motorway was shut for almost 12 hours with the southbound remaining closed for longer Drivers faced major tailbacks after an “unsafe bridge” shut the M6 for more than 12 hours. The motorway shut between junctions 14 and 15 due to emergency bridge repairs at the A51, north of […]

Red Nose Day 2017 raises £71m for Comic Relief

Media captionA short sequel to 2003’s Love Actually was among the highlights The reunited cast of Love Actually, Mrs Brown and Ed Sheeran have helped Comic Relief raise more than £71m so far. A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity’s 16th Red Nose Day on Friday. Highlights included […]

Prince George to attend Thomas’s School in Battersea

Prince George to attend Thomas’s School in Battersea

Image copyright Duchess of Cambridge Image caption Prince George, pictured here on his first day of nursery, will start school in September The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will send Prince George to a private south London primary school in September. Thomas’s Battersea is a preparatory school located a few miles from the family residence […]

Wild tackle breaks Irish captain’s leg

Wild tackle breaks Irish captain’s leg

Neil Taylor was sent off for a high tackle on Seamus Coleman Wales’ hopes of World Cup qualification look increasingly remote following a goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland, whose captain Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg after a wild tackle that led to Neil Taylor being sent off. The hosts seemed content to […]

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of killed PC Keith Palmer emerges

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of killed PC Keith Palmer emerges

Image copyright Staci Martin A “final” picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged. The photograph was taken by American tourist Staci Martin who says she posed with the police officer 45 minutes before he was stabbed by Khalid Masood. It has emerged Masood, 52, was […]

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