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Government introduces new product safety office

Government introduces new product safety office

Image copyright LFB Image caption A faulty tumble dryer is believed to have caused a fire in a seventh floor flat in Shepherd’s Bush The government is creating a new Office for Product Safety and Standards to help manage large-scale product recalls and identify risks to consumers. It comes after several fires, including Grenfell Tower, […]

‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates Antarctica ski record

‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates Antarctica ski record

Image copyright British Army Image caption The team took 62 days to complete the challenge Six women from the British Army have become the largest all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on 20 November – each pulling an 80kg sledge behind them. After 62 days on […]

Mary Lou McDonald set to be new Sinn Féin president

Mary Lou McDonald set to be new Sinn Féin president

Image caption Mary Lou McDonald was confirmed as the nominee for Sinn Féin president on Saturday Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He announced his intention to stand down in November 2017. Sinn Féin’s […]

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Image copyright PA Ed Sheeran has announced he’s engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Posting on Instagram he said they are both “very happy and in love”, joking that their cats are happy for them too. The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015, spending most of 2016 travelling the […]

‘Ice Maiden’ team completes Antarctica ski record

‘Ice Maiden’ team completes Antarctica ski record

Image copyright British Army Image caption The Ice Maidens crossed Antarctica after 62 days on the ice Six women from the British Army have become the largest all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on 20 November – each pulling an 80kg sledge behind them. After 62 […]

British tourists warned to ‘stay in resorts’ in Jamaica security emergency

British tourists warned to ‘stay in resorts’ in Jamaica security emergency

Image caption The military have been given extra powers, allowing them to search and detain without a warrant British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency in the St James parish, after a number of “shooting incidents”. The Foreign […]

Corby English teacher sought by author 40 years on

Corby English teacher sought by author 40 years on

Image copyright Twitter/Chris Young Image caption Chris Young was 13 when Lynn Ward taught him English An author is trying to trace the English teacher who supported him after his mother died and his alcoholic father could not cope. Chris Young appealed on Twitter for help in finding Lynn Ward, who taught at Lodge Park […]

Oxford student Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS

Oxford student Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS

Image copyright Dan Holland/INS News Agency Ltd Image caption Oliver Mears has suspended his studies at Oxford University The case against an Oxford University student who had a rape charge “hanging over his head” for two years has been dropped on the eve of his trial. Oliver Mears had been on bail since his arrest […]

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

Image copyright Getty Images Repeated bail-outs to help the NHS cope with pressure on services and finances could become the “new normal”, the National Audit Office has said. It comes after the auditor found NHS bodies used extra funds partly intended to transform services to shore up finances during 2016-17. The NAO said short-term funding […]

ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns

ATM shake-up could leave many without cash, consumer group warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Which? says the plans could lead to “mass closures” of ATMs Plans to shake-up the UK’s ATM network may leave many remote areas with little or no access to cash, consumer group Which? has warned. Link – which manages the network – wants to reduce the amount it charges […]