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Family left in tears after holiday blocked by ticket error

A family was left in tears after an error on their plane tickets put their holiday at risk. They then claim to have been put out of pocket by thousands of pounds in order to prevent the complete cancellation of their getaway. Tina Cribb, alongside eight members of her family, last month faced difficulty ahead […]

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M5 fully closed as emergency services rush to scene

The M5 has been closed in both directions, causing traffic chaos. The road was blocked off between Junction 24 (Bridgewater and Minehead) and Junction 25 (Taunton and Yeovil). Traffic was stopped due to an investigation led by Avon and Somerset Police. The force said in a statement: “The closure relates to a welfare concern incident […]

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London Fire Brigade in urgent plea as children spotted on frozen

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued an urgent plea after “very young” children were spotted walking on a frozen pond. One passerby said they were “horrified” by the scene. A Londoner yesterday posted a picture on Twitter showing what they described as “a huge number if people on the frozen pond on Wimbledon Common, including […]

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Former BBC boss calls for ‘reformed licence fee’

A former BBC boss has called for a “reformer licence fee”. In a dig at the current funding plan, he said a new system ought to be “fairer”. Tony Hall served as Director-General of the national broadcaster between 2013 and 2020. Speaking in the House of Lords yesterday, he criticised the BBC’s current system for […]

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London homes ‘submerged’ after huge pipe burst

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Suxxeses will ‘not’ be involved in Royal Christmas celebrations

Prince Harry and Meghan will be staying in California while most other members of the Royal Family – dubbed ‘The Loyal Family’ – turn out to engage in Christmas celebrations, according to reports. It is understood that even Prince Andrew will attend Sandringham for the first festive period since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. […]

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Pictures show striking nurses helping fallen passerby

Pictures today show striking nurses helping a passerby who slipped over while walking past their picket line. Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken action today, complaining that their profession is “understaffed and undervalued”. Reports suggest tens of thousands of workers have walked out today, in the largest action of its kind in […]

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Small coffin for girl who died from Strep A driven through street

A small pink coffin for a five-year-old girl who died after contracting Strep A was yesterday driven through the streets of Belfast ahead of her funeral. Reports suggested over 100 mourners gathered in the capital. Stella-Lily McCorkindale died just weeks before what would have been her sixth birthday. Several of the mourners present yesterday wore […]

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Spies release Christmas card puzzle to find future codebreakers

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has launched its annual Christmas card puzzle to help find future codebreakers among UK schoolchildren. Participants must solve seven puzzles in order to unveil a hidden message. A spokesman from the intelligence office said the challenge was designed to inspire interest in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. He […]

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Woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth in plane

A woman who didn’t know she was pregnant has given birth in a plane toilet. The KLM flight took off with one number of passengers and landed with another. Tamara last week took a KLM Royal Dutch flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to Spain. The pilot was forced to stop for a layover in Amsterdam upon […]