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Britains most prolific child murderer not in dock for sentencing hearing

Lucy Letby faces a whole life order when Mr Justice Goss hands down her sentence at Manchester Crown Court Serial child murderer Lucy Letby has refused to appear for her sentencing hearing as she faces spending the rest of her life in prison. Letby, the most prolific child serial killer in modern British history, faces a whole life order when Mr Justice Goss hands down her sentence at Manchester Crown […]

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amy dowden shares heartbreaking hair loss during second round of chemotherapy

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden said her second round of chemotherapy treatment has had a “heart-breaking” effect as she begins to lose her hair. The professional dancer, 33, announced in June that she had undergone a mastectomy after discovering that she had stage three breast cancer. Caerphilly-born Dowden later said doctors found another type of cancer and has since been documenting her experiences, hoping it will raise awareness and […]

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england captain millie bright reacts to world cup final defeat to spain

Heartbroken England captain Millie Bright vowed the Lionesses would bounce back from their World Cup final defeat. Olga Carmona’s first-half strike earned Spain a 1-0 victory in the final in Sydney as Sarina Wiegman’s side were denied a first World Cup triumph a year after their maiden European Championship success. But Bright, who captained the side during the tournament in the absence of Leah Williamson, does not think this is […]

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Heartbreak for England as Spain win World Cup

England’s dream of lifting a first World Cup was dashed at the final hurdle after Olga Carmona’s first-half strike proved enough to secure Spain a 1-0 victory in Sydney. Sarina Wiegman’s side still achieved a best-ever second-place finish, but that will be little consolation to the Lionesses, who came within inches of an opener when Lauren Hemp clipped the crossbar in the first half. FIFA Best goalkeeper Mary Earps produced […]

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Nurse Lucy Letby convicted of murdering seven babies at hospital neonatal unit

Lucy Letby has been convicted of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others at a hospital neonatal unit. Prosecutors said Letby, 33, was a “calculated opportunist” who used the vulnerabilities of premature and sick infants to camouflage her acts. In 2015 and 2016, there was a significant rise in the numbers of babies who suffered serious and unexpected collapses in the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester […]

todayAugust 18, 2023 4

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Aslef union train drivers to strike again over pay

Train drivers are to stage a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over pay, threatening more travel chaos for passengers. Members of Aslef will walk out on September 1 and will ban overtime on September 2, the same day as a strike by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT). Aslef said its strike will force train companies across England to cancel all services, while the ban on overtime will […]

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Government calls on councils to allow pubs to open earlier for World Cup final

Pubs across England are hoping a minister’s letter to councils across England means venues can open early for the World Cup final on Sunday. An average of 4.6 million people tuned in on a working day to watch the Lionesses progress to their first ever World Cup final with the win being the most-watched game of the tournament so far. England’s women will play Spain at 11am on Sunday in […]

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Unite calls off strike at Gatwick Airport after new pay offer

Workers were due to walk on for four days from Friday Strike action by workers at Gatwick Airport has been called off after an improved pay offer. Members of Unite employed by ground handling company Red Handling were due to walk out on Friday but they will now be balloted on the new offer. Unite regional officer Dominic Rothwell said: “Unite has been consistent from the outset, we believed that […]

todayAugust 17, 2023 8

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Appeal casts fresh doubt over Owen Farrells World Cup involvement

World Rugby have appealed the decision to overturn the red card issued to Farrell on Saturday Owen Farrell’s participation in the World Cup is in doubt again after World Rugby appealed against the decision to overturn his red card from Saturday’s clash with Wales. An independent disciplinary panel caused an outcry on Tuesday when it cleared Farrell to play despite his shoulder-led tackle to the head of Taine Basham that […]

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