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Voters go to the polls in Rutherglen and Hamilton West by election

Voters are going to the polls in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election. The seat was vacated after former SNP MP Margaret Ferrier was ousted in a recall petition. Ms Ferrier was kicked out of the SNP for breaching Covid regulations by travelling between London and Glasgow after testing positive for the virus. Speculation about her position followed by the recall petition and subsequent ballot have led to months of […]

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Scientists confirm early man followed river route out of Africa 84000 years ago

Early man left Africa for Eurasia 80,000 years ago along a “corridor” of rivers across the Sinai peninsula through Jordan, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Southampton working with colleagues from around the world say they have confirmed previous theories that the overland route was used by some of the first migrants from Asia. The Homo sapiens followed the “well-watered corridor” of river channels which have since […]

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Sunak axes HS2 to Manchester because facts have changed and costs doubled

Rishi Sunak axed the HS2 project from Birmingham to Manchester and promised to use the £36 billion of savings to fund hundreds of other transport schemes. The Prime Minister told his party’s conference, taking place in Manchester, the HS2 project’s costs had “more than doubled”. He said: “I say to those who backed the project in the first place, the facts have changed. “And the right thing to do when […]

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Murder investigation launched after fatal XL bully attack

The news has been confirmed by Northumbria Police A murder investigation has begun after a man was savaged by what police believe was an XL bully. Residents in Shiney Row, Sunderland, said they saw paramedics working on the man’s badly injured throat after the attack in Maple Terrace at around 6.55pm on Tuesday. Northumbria Police said the dead man was 54 and he died despite the efforts of hospital medics […]

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Madame Tussauds unveils new waxwork of Sir David Attenborough

A waxwork of Sir David Attenborough has been unveiled by Madame Tussauds London more than three decades after the first was revealed. The new artwork, styled with his signature light blue shirt and khaki trousers with a working wristwatch, was unveiled at the Urban Jungle in London’s Barbican Conservatory surrounded by 1,500 species of plants and trees to “pay homage” to Sir David and his conservation work. The life-like waxwork […]

todayOctober 4, 2023 3

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Drivers hit by surging fuel prices

That's according to the RAC Drivers were hit by an 8p per litre surge in the price of diesel last month, new figures show. The RAC said the average price of the fuel at UK forecourts rose from 154.8p at the start of September to 163.1p by the end of the month. It was the fifth largest monthly rise since 2000. Petrol prices rose by nearly 5p per litre from […]

todayOctober 4, 2023 3

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Screening people in AE for diabetes could pick up thousands of new cases

creening people in A&E for diabetes could pick up thousands of new cases, research suggests. Figures from Diabetes UK show that more 4.3 million people in the UK have diabetes but around 850,000 are yet to be diagnosed. A new study from an English NHS trust suggests 10% more cases could be picked up as well as 30% more cases of pre-diabetes – a serious condition where blood sugar levels […]

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Man denies murder of Liverpool woman Ashley Dale

A man has denied the murder of a council worker shot dead at her home. Ian Fitzgibbon, 28, entered a not guilty plea when the charge of the murder of Ashley Dale was put to him at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday. Fitzgibbon, from St Helens, Merseyside, is one of five men about to go on trial accused of the murder of Miss Dale, an environmental health worker, found with […]

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Former England and Man City striker Francis Lee dies aged 79

Former England and Manchester City striker Francis Lee has died aged 79, the Premier League club have announced. Lee, who also had a spell as City chairman in the 1990s, scored 148 goals in 330 appearances for the club between 1967-74. City said in a statement: “It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of former Manchester City player and chairman Francis Lee. “Everyone […]

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