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Amesbury: Two collapse near Russian spy poisoning site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have cordoned off a number of areas including Muggleton Road in Amesbury A man and woman are in a critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance, which counter terrorism officers are investigating. The pair, in their 40s, were found unconscious in what was thought to be […]

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Garage Nation music festival: Four men stabbed

Image copyright LarryJ Photography Image caption Organisers expected 15,000 people to attend Garage Nation festival in Hainault Forest Country Park Four people have been stabbed at a music festival in east London. Two of the men who were hurt at Garage Nation festival in Hainault Forest Country Park on Saturday were airlifted to hospital. One […]

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BBC apologises to Carrie Gracie over pay

Image caption Carrie Gracie resigned as BBC China editor in January The BBC has apologised to news presenter Carrie Gracie for underpaying her and says it “has now put this right” by giving her back pay. She is donating the full, undisclosed amount to the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and […]

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US Poldark superfans make Cornwall trip

Superfans of the hit BBC drama Poldark have travelled from across the US to visit sites where it was filmed in Cornwall. About 30 self-professed fanatics formed friendships online through the Magic of Poldark Facebook fan site. Tour leader Chris Barnard said fans had visited from the US, UK, Australia, South Africa, Europe and the […]

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What letters from a suffragist show us

Suffrage campaigner Ray Costelloe wrote letters home as she travelled the country in 1908 in her horse-drawn caravan, canvassing for women’s right to vote. Actress Miriam Margolyes, who went to the same Cambridge University college as Ray, reflects on what the letters show us about that time. Source link

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England could get new national parks as Gove launches review

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dartmoor, in Devon, is one of England’s 10 existing national parks England could get more national parks after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced he is launching a review into the country’s natural landscapes. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gove said “the time is right” for a review, nearly […]

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Brexit 'Tube-style' map designed by Essex academic

Image copyright Tube Map Central and Tradepeers Ltd Image caption Different maps for different parts of the country have been produced, including one for the East of England An academic has helped create “Tube-style” maps so people can better understand Brexit. University of Essex psychologist Dr Maxwell Roberts decided to make the maps to help […]