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Pontypridd woman speaks out over suicide guilt

Pontypridd woman speaks out over suicide guilt

A woman whose father killed himself has said families need to know that it is not their fault. Abbie Pennell lost her 56-year-old father Stephen in June 2018. The 21-year-old, of Pontypridd, explained that he had been out of work for about six months...

Saturday, 08:37 in Regional
 
El Salvador: Woman jailed over stillbirth is freed from 30-year sentence

El Salvador: Woman jailed over stillbirth is freed from 30-year sentence

A court in El Salvador has freed a woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she gave birth to a stillborn baby in a toilet. Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, 20, had served nearly three years of her sentence for aggravated homicide. Following...

Saturday, 08:05 in World News
 
Domestic abuse: MPs call for new laws to apply in NI

Domestic abuse: MPs call for new laws to apply in NI

A cross-party group of MPs, campaigners and academics are calling on the government to extend its new domestic abuse legislation to Northern Ireland. The government's draft domestic abuse bill includes new measures, such as banning abusers from...

Saturday, 07:10 in Regional
 
Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years - Mueller

Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years - Mueller

US President Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort should be jailed for up to 24 years, special counsel Robert Mueller says. Manafort was convicted of financial fraud on charges relating to his work as a political consultant in...

Saturday, 05:39 in World News
 
Shamima Begum: Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

Shamima Begum: Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

The family of Shamima Begum - the teenager who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group - have called on the UK to bring her back "urgently". Her family, from east London, said the 19-year-old's unborn baby is "a total...

Saturday, 04:10 in Regional
 
Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and Wales

Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and Wales

Thousands of criminals in England and Wales will be tagged with GPS trackers to allow authorities to trace them 24 hours a day. Currently, electronic tags are linked to a box at a fixed address, such as an offender's home, with alerts generated if...

Saturday, 03:37 in Regional
 
The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

"Three cars showed up in the early hours of the morning and the police were banging on my door," Anna says. It was June 2015 when Anna's two-year-old daughter was taken away by social workers from Southampton City Council. "I didn't...

Saturday, 02:59 in Regional
 
Nigeria elections postponed for a week

Nigeria elections postponed for a week

Nigeria's electoral watchdog has delayed the country's presidential and parliamentary elections for a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement just hours before the polls were due to open. This breaking news story is...

Saturday, 02:01 in World News
 
Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

Medicinal cannabis was legalised last year but so far, virtually no-one in the UK has been able to access it. Now, enough cannabis to treat 30 patients for a month has arrived in the UK from the Netherlands. Four patients with prescriptions, all to...

Saturday, 01:35 in Regional
 
Reality Check: Thefts of catalytic converters

Reality Check: Thefts of catalytic converters

There have been many posts on social media in the past few weeks from people shocked at having had the catalytic converters stolen from their cars. There were videos posted online of masked thieves climbing under cars in broad daylight to saw off the...

Saturday, 01:35 in Regional
 
Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums

Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums

One of the most touching moments at this year's Baftas was when Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton accepted the award for best production design for The Favourite. They dedicated it to "every woman and working mother who keeps it together and makes...

Saturday, 01:35 in Regional
 
Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

South African homes, offices and businesses have endured a week of daily power cuts, designed to prevent a total collapse of the overstretched electricity grid. The use of scheduled blackouts, or load shedding, is not new in the country - but the...

Saturday, 01:29 in World News
 
Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bust

Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bust

Universities would be prevented from going bust under new plans unveiled by Labour to protect higher education and students from "rampant" market forces. The plans to overhaul regulator the Office for Students reflect fears about some...

Saturday, 01:20 in Regional
 
Call to ban killer robots in wars

Call to ban killer robots in wars

A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people. Ethics experts also argue that it is a...

Saturday, 01:17 in World News
 
Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies....

Saturday, 01:10 in Regional
 


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