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British caver 'could sue' Elon Musk over Twitter attack

Image caption Vern Unsworth (right) helped bring top international cave rescuers to the mission, including Rob Harper (left) A British cave diver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from deep within a cave has said he is considering suing tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. In now-deleted tweets, Mr Musk had called Vern Unsworth a “pedo guy” […]

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Pride organisers apologise over ticket chaos

Image caption People became angry as they waited to get into the event they had already paid for Organisers of Pride Glasgow have apologised “unreservedly” after people who had tickets to the event were denied entry. Hundreds of people were left queuing outside Kelvingrove Park after being told the event was full. Some disgruntled ticket […]

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Stig of the Dump author Clive King dies aged 94

Image copyright Penguin The author of children’s classic Stig of the Dump, Clive King, has died aged 94. Stig of the Dump has never been out of print and has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in 1963. King’s book, Hamid of Aleppo, was published in 1958. Other books included The […]

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Jordan Burling: The teenager left to waste away

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Jordan Burling, pictured in 2013, died three years later weighing under six stone (37kg) A teenager was so emaciated when he died that his appearance was compared to that of a World War Two concentration camp victim. Why did his mother and grandmother, who have been jailed for […]

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BBC pay: Men still dominate star salaries list

Image caption Gary Lineker is now top of the list, followed by Chris Evans and Graham Norton The top 12 earners on the BBC’s latest list of star salaries are all men. Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has overtaken Chris Evans as the best-paid person on the list, earning between £1.75m-£1.76m in 2017-18. […]

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Novichok victim was 'a gentle soul', says family

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Dawn Sturgess died on Sunday after being taken ill on 30 June The family of a woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent have described her as “a gentle soul who was generous to a fault”. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill in […]

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Teenager dies after Loch Lomond rescue

Image copyright Anthony Parkes Image caption Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the teenager’s death A teenager has died after being rescued from Loch Lomond. The alarm was raised after the 17-year-old was spotted in the loch, north of Luss, at about 19:20 on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said the boy […]

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Student wins case after Lucozade gig row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I don’t want this to happen to anyone else’ – diabetic woman whose drink was confiscated A Belfast woman with Type 1 diabetes has been awarded £2,000 after security staff at a rock concert confiscated her fizzy drink. Kayla Hanna, 20, was at a Red Hot Chili […]