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Doctor Who star to read CBeebies story

Celebrity line-up The mother-of-one will make her CBeebies debut on 7 December. Sir Elton John, Dolly Parton and Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor have all read on the show, which airs daily from Monday to Friday. Last month saw Catastrophe star Rob Delaney become the first celebrity to read a story signed in […]

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Rail fares to rise by 3.1% in January

Fewer than half (45%) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to Transport Focus. Alex Hayman of consumer group Which? said the new price rises would only add to passengers’ misery after a year of timetable chaos, with rail punctuality falling to its lowest level in 12 years. “Value […]

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Fans in ‘5,000-1’ helicopter tribute walk

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeicester football fans marched in their thousands ahead of a match against Burnley Thousands of Leicester City fans have taken part in a memorial walk in honour of those killed in the helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium. Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who died […]

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The clock that cost its inventor millions

Image copyright Bromley family Image caption Bromley, who died in 1990, was an electrical engineer by day and an inventor by night Auctioneer John Hawley said Bromley had received an award at the Salon des Inventors in Brussels in 1964 for his prototype and would have been a multimillionaire had he renewed his patent. Image […]

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Amber Rudd ‘let down by officials’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer Home Secretary Amber Rudd tells Today the department “did not have a grip” on Windrush Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd was let down by her own officials, an inquiry into the events leading up to her resignation has concluded. Ms Rudd quit the role in April, […]

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‘I relived childbirth over and over again’

Experts warn the longer it goes undiagnosed, the harder it is to treat. Ms Simpson, 34, from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, was rushed to an operating theatre with her unborn daughter Macie in the breech position, after two unsuccessful attempts to move the baby in the womb. “There were a lot of people around me,” […]

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‘UK’s oldest twins’ turn 102 years old

“And I thought if my mum could have known, she’d never believe it. Nobody would. It’s just luck.” Related Topics Stourport-on-Severn Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-46274208

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Five people called Met Police 8,655 times

But the Police Federation welcomed the “frank assessment” from the Inspectorate and said the prime minister and home secretary “should hang their heads in shame”. Police and paramedics in Scotland in pilot mental health project Mental health dominates armed police time in Northern Ireland Independent watchdog HMICFRS inspected the police response to mental health problems […]

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Man dies in south London stabbing

“Devastated to hear about the murder on Samos Road today. The second murder in my constituency in 72 hours,” she tweeted. “I am waiting for further details, but my thoughts are with the victim and their family. This has to stop.” Related Topics London London violence Anerley Bromley Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46090556

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Kellogg’s gives in on ‘traffic light’ labels

Kellogg’s new labelling will start to appear on brands including Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties and Special K from January 2019. The rollout will be complete by early 2020. “We are changing because the people who buy our food told us we should. Following our announcement late last year to overhaul […]

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