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Longhope lifeboat disaster: 'They were an example for us to live by'

Longhope lifeboat disaster: 'They were an example for us to live by'

The eight men who died in the Longhope lifeboat disaster have been an inspiration for 50 years, according to John Budge. "I was only 18 then so they were an example for us to live by," says Mr Budge, who himself served as a lifeboat crew...

Sunday, 00:39 in Regional
 
Christchurch shootings: Attacker was 'lone gunman'

Christchurch shootings: Attacker was 'lone gunman'

The man charged over Friday's twin mosque attacks in the New Zealand city of Christchurch is believed to have acted alone, police say. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a self-described white supremacist, live-streamed the attack on Facebook. Four...

Saturday, 23:22 in World News
 
Lib Dems 'on mission from protest back to power', Vince Cable to say

Lib Dems 'on mission from protest back to power', Vince Cable to say

The Liberal Democrats are on a mission to go from "protest back to power", the party's departing leader, Sir Vince Cable, is to say. In a speech in York, Sir Vince will call for the party to continue arguing for the benefits of staying in...

Saturday, 22:26 in Regional
 
Big pro-Catalan rally staged in Madrid

Big pro-Catalan rally staged in Madrid

Tens of thousands of supporters of Catalan independence have rallied in Spain's capital Madrid in protest at an ongoing trial of 12 separatist leaders. Many waved Catalan flags and had placards reading "Self-determination is not a crime"....

Saturday, 21:31 in World News
 
Mike Thalassitis: Former Love Island star dies aged 26

Mike Thalassitis: Former Love Island star dies aged 26

Former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed. The 26-year-old former footballer and reality television star was reportedly found dead on Friday. He found fame on the 2017 series of the ITV show.

Saturday, 19:27 in Regional
 
Christchurch shootings: Arrest over 'malicious' social media post

Christchurch shootings: Arrest over 'malicious' social media post

A man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of making a malicious social media post about the attacks that killed 49 people at mosques in New Zealand. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the post was "making reference and support for the...

Saturday, 18:19 in Regional
 
Brexit: DUP says issues remain over deal

Brexit: DUP says issues remain over deal

The Democratic Unionist Party has said there are "still issues to be discussed" with the government as Theresa May continues to try to win support for her Brexit deal. Mrs May is expected to bring her withdrawal agreement back to the Commons...

Saturday, 17:20 in Regional
 
Ely Sainsbury's cat Garfield holds 'book signing'

Ely Sainsbury's cat Garfield holds 'book signing'

A cat that gained 5,000 Facebook followers after making a supermarket his second home has been "signing" copies of a book about his adventures. Ginger tom Garfield took a liking to Sainsbury's in Ely, Cambridgeshire, after the store was...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional
 

ASMR: 'It helps people, it's not sexual'

In Lauren's most popular ASMR video she "role-plays" a hairdresser, inviting the viewer to relax as she pretends to trim their beard. "If you are a girl, it is OK to imagine you have a big beard," she says. Why would a video of...

Saturday, 16:22 in Regional
 
Northern rail services hit by flooding

Northern rail services hit by flooding

Commuters are facing disruption after heavy rain flooded train lines and a motorway in northern England. Northern said several rail routes were suspended or amended and it had "no estimate as to when services will return to normal". The...

Saturday, 15:36 in Regional
 
Christchurch shootings: Brother and uncle of victims speaks out

Christchurch shootings: Brother and uncle of victims speaks out

The brother of a Pakistani man who was killed during Friday's mosque attacks in New Zealand has told the BBC he has no words to describe the pain. "It's like cutting your limb off," Khursheed Alam said. His brother and nephew were among six...

Saturday, 14:34 in World News
 
Yellow vest protests: Violence returns to streets of Paris

Yellow vest protests: Violence returns to streets of Paris

Demonstrators have looted shops in Paris in a resurgence of the Gilets jaunes ("yellow vest") protests that have been taking place across France for 18 weeks. They began over fuel tax rises but have developed into a revolt again elitism....

Saturday, 13:21 in World News
 
Cyclone Idai: Many dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Cyclone Idai: Many dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

A tropical storm has swept away bridges and homes in eastern Zimbabwe, killing at least 24 people, officials say. Cyclone Idai cut off power and communications in parts of Manicaland province on the border with Mozambique. Some 40 people are missing....

Saturday, 13:13 in World News
 
Dog wanted for Dorothy's rainbow moment in Oz production

Dog wanted for Dorothy's rainbow moment in Oz production

A theatre production of the Wizard of Oz is holding auditions for a special pooch that can look adoringly at Dorothy as she sings Over the Rainbow. The New Theatre Royal in Lincoln is staging the production in April. Artistic director Natalie...

Saturday, 12:59 in Regional
 
Oak tree collapses on home near Crawley in high winds

Oak tree collapses on home near Crawley in high winds

A man has been hurt by a large oak tree that crashed on to the roof of a two-storey house in high winds. A branch from the mature tree drove into one of the windows of the family home in Chetwood Road, near Crawley, where a couple and their child...

Saturday, 12:25 in Regional
 


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