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London woman who claimed £250k is jailed for four years

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Mother-of-three Tania Amisi, who lived in Chelsea Harbour in London, used fake names and different passports to trick 22 councils over a six-year period.

Grandmother dies after Leicester explosion destroys houses

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A grandmother has died after she was 'crushed by a wall' as she laid in bed when a 'gigantic' gas explosion ripped apart two houses in Birstall, Leicester yesterday.

Chilling scream heard hours before Manchester arson attack

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Michelle Pearson’s daughter Demi, 14, son Brandon, eight, and daughter Lacie, seven, pictured, all perished in the house fire in Walkden, Greater Manchester at 5am yesterday.

City trader ‘raped a drunk university student' in Brighton


Livio Dinaj (pictured), 24, is accused of attacking the young woman within hours of meeting her during a night out at Casablanca’s in Brighton, East Sussex.

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Firefighters took 90 minutes to get to Plymouth house fire

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Molly Wigmore, 76, died of smoke inhalation at her home in Plymouth, Devon, and an inquest heard firefighters took 90 minutes to arrive from a station little more than a mile away.

Amber Rudd reveals her late father was conned in scam

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd said her father Tony, a well-connected former stockbroker, was left feeling 'humiliated' after he was conned into parting with his money.

Catford homeowner stabbed drunken burglar to death


Errol Hanson knifed Mohammed Savare over 50 times in his garden after finding him clutching his TV in the lounge of his south east London home on 19 June, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years


Shirali Patel, who achieved A* grades at Harrow, was forced to restart her medicine degree at Cambridge University after spending three months in hospital with meningitis W.


Theresa May to attend Grenfell service despite Tory ban


The Prime Minister was booed and heckled by some residents when she visited the scene of the disaster as locals in west London lashed out at authorities over the fire.


Barnsley paedophile went on holiday with teen girl aged 15

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Clinton Stothard, from Barnsley, described as 'every parent's worst nightmare' groomed his teenage victim online before tricking her and her parents into thinking he was a teen.

Drama student 'raped woman then threatened suicide'


Jack Green, a student at Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, is accused of raping a woman and sending her a text message afterwards warning: 'If you say anything I’ll kill myself.'


Reading woman who was raped discovers husband was attacker

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The 35-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, picked up his wife after a night out in Reading, Berkshire, and then raped her at their home as their children slept upstairs.

Conservative MP's chief of staff 'raped woman'

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Samuel Armstrong, 24, allegedly attacked a woman aged in her 20s after having drinks with her at the Palace of Westminster and taking her to his MP boss' office.


Grenfell fire was 'national atrocity' says victims' lawyer


At the first day of a public inquiry into the west London fire which killed 71, Michael Mansfield QC said families want accountability and a clear identification of what went wrong.


Croydon baby died in crash after satnav distracted mum

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Newborn Ruth Kareem-Komolafe was in her father's arms in the back of the car when her mother was distracted by a falling satnav at a notorious accident blackspot in Croydon, south London.


Three children dead after Salford house fire

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A 14-year-old girl - named as Demi Pearson - was declared dead at the scene of the blaze in Salford before an eight-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl died in hospital.


Day Prince Harry and his pals shot dead 15 wild boars


The fifth in line to the throne, who like the rest of his family is a keen shot and once ‘bagged’ a one-tonne water buffalo in Argentina, apparently used a powerful rifle leant to him by his brother.

Rail firms selling tickets for trains that are cancelled


As millions make travel bookings for the festive period, the rail industry has been accused of failing to warn passengers about disruption that will be caused by planned engineering works.


Photo-me makes millions with washing machines in shops


High street launderettes may be disappearing but now there’s a new place to wash your smalls – outside the supermarket. Photo-Me has made £17.3million from the machines in six months.


Keith Chegwin's addiction to laughter was his downfall

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There was nothing he wouldn't do for a giggle. Friends said that even during his last days, before his death yesterday aged 60 from lung disease after decades of heavy smoking, he was still cracking jokes.

Monday, Dec 11

NYC 'terrorist attack' video shows explosion in Manhattan

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A pipe bomb went off in an underground tunnel linking the Times Square subway station and the Port Authority bus terminal Monday morning.

Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 following lung condition

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Keith Chegwin has died today aged 60 after battling a 'long-term battle with a progressive lung condition'.

Knoxville boy pleads to be left alone by bullies in video


A heartbreaking video of Keaton Jones from Knoxville, Tennessee, pleading to be left alone by bullies goes viral as celebrities, including Millie Bobby Brown, offer him their support.

Sons talk about murderer father Lance Hart

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Luke and Ryan Hart have opened up about their father, Lance Hart, 57, who shot dead his wife Claire, 50, and their daughter Charlotte, 19, before killing himself in Lincolnshire, last year.

Sunday, Dec 10

UK Weather: Snow causes 11-car pileup in the North-East

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Unexpected heavy snow showers have caused an 11-car pileup in the North-East. The accident took place at 8pm on the A19 near Billingham in County Durham.

Third of GPs plan to close surgeries to new patients

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One in ten GPs said they had already closed surgery lists to new patients temporarily within the past 12 months. A further 28 per cent – nearly a third – admitted they were considering doing so.

Boris Johnson has 'worthwhile' meeting with Iran president

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British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard said today: 'Nazanin's court case was not held today in the wake of the Foreign Secretary's visit. This is undoubtedly a good sign.'

UK weather: Snow bomb Sunday causes chaos across Britain

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Heavy snow will continue is set to cause widespread disruption across large parts of the UK today with forecasters warning some communities could be cut off as temperatures plummet.

Saturday, Dec 9

Ex-Para wrongly jailed in India rages at Foreign Office

Now reunited with his family, the 37-year-old former paratrooper sits amid the plushly upholstered luxury of a Scottish hotel - a far cry from his 'hell-hole' Indian prison.

Kelsey Grammer forgives his sister's brutal murderer

Kelsey Grammer, star of Cheers and Frasier, today reveals the personal heartbreak he still feels following the brutal murder of his sister Karen in 1975.

Burrowing Owl in British Colombia struggles for sleep


This sleepy owl was snapped looking annoyed while perching precariously on one leg as it ruffled its feathers before settling down to catch 40 winks in British Colombia.

Theresa May crowns her church's Christmas tree with a shoe


The Prime Minister beamed as she placed the silver heel on the tree while husband Philip watched on in their Maidenhead church. Mrs May has described shoes as 'the love of her life'.

Friday, Dec 8

Big four high street banks ditch 37 cash machines a WEEK


The biggest four High Street lenders got rid of 1,956 ATMs in the year to October to boost profits, with critics accusing them of abandoning customers in towns and villages and wrecking shops.

UK weather: Britain braced for sub-zero temperatures

Britons are facing a second major storm with gusts of 70mph set to sweep across the nation with a ten-day freeze bringing eight inches of snow and plunging the mercury to -12C.

Girlfriend of Manchester City goalkeeper hanged herself

Bank worker Faye Howard, 23, from Greater Manchester, sent a final text to 22-year old goalkeeper Billy O'Brien after she was left 'embarrassed' and 'feeling like a burden'.

Anorexic student starved to death by NHS care

Averil Hart, 19, from Sudbury in Suffolk, was let down by every part of the organisation that should have cared for her, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman says.

Thursday, Dec 7

UK weather: Storm Caroline hits with 90mph winds

The man was with a group of seven tackling the Dart Gorge on Dartmoor between Dartmeet and Newbridge in Devon. It comes as Storm Caroline continues to batter Britain today.

Leicester boy attempted to murder woman he raped

Charlie John Pearce, 17, has been convicted at Leicester Crown Court of attempting to murder a woman he raped and bludgeoned with a paving slab in the city's Victoria Park.

Boris Johnson says Islamic extremism is like crack cocaine


In a major speech on terrorism at the Foreign Office today, Boris Johnson said Britain must be prepared to play its full role on the world.

Naughty pets driving their owners to distraction


Irked owners have shared pictures of the naughty pets who caused mayhem after getting their paws on their most prized possessions - from lipstick tubes to eye shadow and even food.