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Royal Navy nuclear submarine’s near miss with ferry

[ad_1] Image copyright Stena Line Image caption The Stena Superfast VIII and a Royal Navy submarine had a near miss in the Irish Sea A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine had a near-miss with a ferry.The MoD would not confirm which of its 10 submarines was involved. All of its submarines are nuclear-powered but only four carry Trident nuclear missiles. An investigation has been launched into the previously unreported incident, which
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Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over ‘stupid referendum’

[ad_1] European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to "get real" over his "stupid referendum" before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals.Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was no "appetite for revolution in Europe" and he "could lose everything".He claims that Mr Cameron, who did not take part in the programme, felt "there was no risk of a referendum"
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Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences

[ad_1] Image copyright TVP Image caption Mohammed Karrar, his brother Bassam, and Anjum Dogar were found guilty of 10 charges Three men who groomed and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl have been handed life sentences.Anjum Dogar, 37, Mohammed Karrar, 44, and his 39-year-old brother Bassam, were convicted of 10 charges, including conspiracy to rape.The abuse was carried out between 2002 and 2005. All three are already serving life sentences for
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Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease

[ad_1] Viewers and people with sickle cell disease have praised TV show Call The Midwife for its storyline portraying the condition.In Sunday's episode, which is set in 1964, characters Dr Turner and Nurse Trixie Franklin discover that a mysterious disease affecting a young Ghanaian family was a genetic blood disorder.But it didn't take long for viewers on social media to spot the symptoms and diagnose the condition as sickle cell.Many
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Church of England: Contactless collection payments trialled

[ad_1] Image copyright SumUp Image caption Churchgoers can select from one of four amounts Churches have reported a 97% increase in donations made at services trialling a digital collection box.A partnership between technology firm SumUp and the Church of England meant the parishioners could make contactless payments using a portable device.Churchgoers picked a sum from four options decided by the Church, before using a card or smartphone to pay.SumUp's co-founder
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Ferry firm amends bookings for extra Brexit crossings

[ad_1] Image copyright BF Image caption The company said it had modified its schedules and was contacting all affected customers Thousands of cross-channel ferry passengers have had their bookings amended to accommodate extra sailings in case of a no-deal Brexit.Brittany Ferries said timetables from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth were being modified to ensure "critical goods" could still be transported.Some passengers took to social media after the firm got in touch
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Salisbury poisoning: EU sanctions Russian suspects

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption "Alexander Petrov" (left) and "Ruslan Boshirov" were unmasked as agents for Russian intelligence The European Union has put sanctions on senior officials from the Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU, over the Salisbury poisonings.Four people have been sanctioned - including the head of the GRU, deputy head, and two agents who are believed to have carried out the attack.The Novichok nerve agent they
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Gosport hospital deaths: ‘My father’s life was ended by someone else’

[ad_1] David Huntington’s father, Robert Wilson, was sent to Gosport War Memorial Hospital in 1998 to recover from a broken shoulder and other health problems.He died two days after being given diamorphine - pure heroin - in large doses.An inquiry found that he was one of between 450 and 650 patients whose lives were shortened after they were given massive doses of painkillers at the hospital in the 1990s.Dr Jane