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Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks ‘fail new fire test’

Grenfell Tower: Sixty blocks ‘fail new fire test’

Image copyright Reuters Cladding and insulation used in at least 60 tower blocks has failed a new fire safety test, the BBC understands. The test was more thorough than previous checks after the Grenfell Tower fire, which just examined cladding from high-rise buildings. The new test checked the cladding in combination with the foam insulation […]

Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Raising a glass to the findings of the Danish study? People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink, Danish researchers suggest. Wine appears to be particularly beneficial, probably as it plays a role in helping […]

Nadiya Hussain: ‘No arranged marriage for my children’

Nadiya Hussain: ‘No arranged marriage for my children’

TV cook Nadiya Hussain says she does not want her children to follow her example by having an arranged marriage. The Great British Bake Off winner told Good Housekeeping magazine she fell in love with her husband Abdal after marrying him at the age of 19. But Hussain said she needed to “move with the […]

Cardiff prison arrests after explosive device ‘erupted’

Cardiff prison arrests after explosive device ‘erupted’

Image copyright Richard Sutcliffe/Geograph Image caption The letter said HMP Cardiff was 18 staff short of its 218 worker target Four men have been arrested after an explosive device was made at Cardiff prison. South Wales Police said a bottle containing an unknown liquid “erupted and slid across the floor” on 15 June. Three of […]

Gateshead diver Steven Slater dies exploring US wreck

Gateshead diver Steven Slater dies exploring US wreck

Image copyright Mark Dixon Image caption Steven Slater had been a diver for 28 years A British diver has died exploring a wreck off the American coast. Steven Slater, from Gateshead, was taking part in a group excursion to the Andrea Doria, 60 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket, when he got into difficulties on Monday. […]

Grenfell Tower: Corporate manslaughter considered by police

Grenfell Tower: Corporate manslaughter considered by police

Image copyright PA Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire say they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed. It means senior executives from the council and the tenant management organisation that ran the block are likely to be interviewed under caution. A letter from the Met Police to residents […]

Charlie Gard parents ‘denied final wish’ for more time

Charlie Gard parents ‘denied final wish’ for more time

Image copyright Featureworld Image caption Charlie has encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome Terminally-ill Charlie Gard will be moved to a hospice and have his life support withdrawn soon after, a High Court judge has decided. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said it was not in his best interests to spend a long time in a […]

Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2

Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2

Image copyright Staffordshire Police Image caption Cody-Anne Jackson sent a photo of her daughter Macey Hogan before killing her A mum who suffocated her two-year-old daughter after sending the toddler’s father “one last picture” of her has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years. Cody-Anne Jackson killed Macey Hogan after texting her ex a […]

British Museum ‘loses’ £750,000 Cartier diamond ring

British Museum ‘loses’ £750,000 Cartier diamond ring

Image copyright British Museum Image caption The Cartier ring is thought to have been given to the museum by an anonymous donor A £750,000 diamond ring, missing from the British Museum for six years, has only now been registered as lost. Thought to have been bequeathed to the museum by an anonymous donor, the Cartier […]

BBC women let gender pay gap happen, government adviser says

BBC women let gender pay gap happen, government adviser says

Image caption Emily Maitlis, Victoria Derbyshire, Sue Barker, Clare Balding, Fiona Bruce and Alex Jones were among BBC stars to sign a letter demanding the BBC take action over the gender pay gap Female staff at the BBC let the gender pay gap happen “because they weren’t doing much about it”, a government adviser on […]

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