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Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Swedish activist says world faces ‘existential crisis’ and must achieve goals of Paris dealGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement.Speaking at a public event in London on Monday, the initiator of the school strike for climate movement was typically frank about the ...
Tags: Greta Thunberg, Environmental activism, Climate change, UK news, Protest, London, Environment, World news, Industrial action, Trade unions, Schools, Education, Students

Dozens rescued while attempting to cross the Channel

Three boats carrying total of 36 people intercepted on Monday, according to officialsDozens of people have been rescued by Home Office and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) vessels while trying to make the perilous journey across the Channel in small boats, officials have said.Three boats, carrying 36 men, women and children, were intercepted in separate operations on Monday, according to the Home Office. The people rescued gave their nationalities as Iranian and Iraqi and were handed o...
Tags: UK news, Immigration and asylum, Sajid Javid

Boy, 9, left with a limp after a fall - but it was a sign of hidden killer cancer

Nine-year-old Frankie rarely got upset so when a simply garden tumble left him limping and in tears his mum Alison Biggs was determined to get doctors to investigate [Author: Amy Packer]
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Capturing a true picture of the North of Tyne mayoral election | Letters

John Fenwick, Tom Pullman and Vin Riley on politics in the north-eastAditya Chakrabortty’s article on the impending election of the first metro mayor for the North of Tyne (Newcastle can be the capital of a new, radical British politics, 19 April) makes interesting reading about a matter that has so far been well under the radar, but a few points need to be added.First, the North of Tyne is politically more diverse than Aditya assumes: Northumberland has a Tory council and the MPs for Hexham and...
Tags: Newcastle, UK news, Politics, Labour, Conservatives, Local politics, Local government, Mayoral elections, City mayors

British Airways passenger shocked by sandwich 'even crew were embarrassed of'

Jo Henderson-Tchertoff shared a photograph of her meal on Facebook 'for amusement' and received some mixed responses from other social media users [Author: John Glover]
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More than two thirds of mums in Britain 'struggle' to keep up with busy lives

One in five get just 15 to 30 minutes of ‘down time’ in an average day, as they try to keep up with family demands [Author: Emma Elsworthy]
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Humble life of Anders Holch Povlsen who lost three children in Sri Lanka attacks

The Danish fashion tycoon and landowner - who lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks - has reportedly encouraged his family to live modestly [Author: Talia Shadwell]
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Extinction Rebellion: Number of climate change protesters arrested hits 1,000

Protests have entered a second week with demonstrations in central London [Author: Nada Farhoud]
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Ukip MEP candidate blamed feminists for rise in misogyny

Carl Benjamin made remarks after 2014 US murders by man who blamed women who rejected him sexuallyA leading Ukip candidate for the European elections argued that feminism was responsible for a rise in the number of men carrying out mass murders, because the killers felt disenfranchised and “out of options”, it has emerged.Carl Benjamin, a social media activist who previously tweeted “I wouldn’t even rape you” to the Labour MP Jess Phillips, argued in a now-deleted YouTube video that feminism had...
Tags: UK Independence party (Ukip, Feminism, Politics, Brexit, European Union, UK news, Europe, Jess Phillips

UK weather: Hottest Easter Monday EVER with record temperature of 25C

All four home nations enjoyed their warmest Easter Mondays since records began in 1910 - with England highest at 25C in  Northolt, Heathrow and Wisley [Author: Abigail O'Leary]
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Sri Lanka terror attacks: Girl, 10, among dead in Easter Sunday massacre

Manik Suriaaratchi and her young daughter Alexendria, were at a church in Negombo when they were struck by one of eight devastating bombs [Author: Abigail O'Leary]
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Duke and Duchess of Sussex share eight incredible wildlife photos taken by Harry

Eight stunning photos taken by Prince Harry have been shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account to mark Earth Day [Author: Russell Myers, Courtney Pochin]
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Lyra McKee: friends stage protest outside offices of Saoradh

Supporters of killed journalist daub red paint on republican party’s Derry headquartersFriends of the journalist Lyra McKee have staged a protest outside the Derry offices of Saoradh, a republican party that reflects New IRA thinking, underlining a continuing revulsion against the group after her killing.McKee, an investigative journalist and author, was standing beside a police Land Rover observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry last week when she was shot dead. She was 29. Continue readin...
Tags: Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Derry, Lyra McKee, UK news, Politics

Bouncer brawls with skinny-dipper who dived into river next to packed pub

Revellers at The Boat Club in Durham next to River Wear were stunned to see the dramatic confrontation on Easter Sunday [Author: Bradley Jolly]
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B&Q's 'must-have' inflatable pool with seats and cup holders is half the price of Argos'

The bargain inflatable pool is also really easy to blow up too [Author: Zahra Mulroy]
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Sri Lanka attacks: Brit dad wandered streets in bloody shirt after family killed

Ben Nicholson was on holiday with his wife Anita, 42, son Alex, 11, and young daughter Annabel, who have been confirmed dead. [Author: Abigail O'Leary]
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Leicester 'murder': First picture of woman, 27, found dead in burning flat

Police have opened a murder investigation following the death of Leah Fray [Author: Dave Burke]
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BREAKING Leicester 'murder': First picture of woman, 27, found dead in burning flat

Police have opened a murder investigation following the death of Leah Fray [Author: Dave Burke]
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Boy must leave mother with 'hateful feelings' for father, judge rules

Eight-year-old has to live with father to avoid significant emotional harm, parents toldAn eight-year-old boy has moved home after a judge was told he was being influenced by his mother’s “hateful feelings” towards his father.The judge, Lloyd North, decided the child should leave his mother and live with his father. North said the boy would be exposed to “significant emotional harm” if he remained with his mother. Continue reading...
Tags: Norwich, Family law, Children, UK news, Society, Law

'Devastated': huge area of Yorkshire moorland destroyed by fire

National Trust says fire above village of Marsden was started by a barbecueThe National Trust has said it is “devastated” after more than 700 acres of moorland, home to an endangered species of bird, were destroyed in a huge fire started by a barbecue.An area above the village of Marsden, West Yorkshire, was engulfed in flames as temperatures soared on Easter Sunday. Continue reading...
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How car crash turned into 'blessing' that saved mum and unborn baby's lives

Little Amelia Rose was born so premature she weighed just 1lb 9oz following the "little shunt" in Gateshead [Author: Ian Johnson, Kelly-Ann Mills]
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Hull crash: Two men killed after car smashes into tree

We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. [Author: Dan Kemp, Talia Shadwell]
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British Gas engineer who hacked into ex's pet camera to spy on her avoids jail

Former British Gas engineer Mark Wellings, 34, from Longford, Gloucester, became 'obsessed' with ex Helen Hughes, 33, after she ended their two-month relationship [Author: Tanveer Mann]
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Crossbow shooting: Bolt passes through pensioner's upper body and right arm

Gerald Corrigan, 74, remains in a critical condition after he was shot while fixing his satellite dish in Holyhead, North Wales [Author: Chris kitching]
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Sneaky kid snatches McDonald's meal from Dublin drive-thru before running off

The unusual incident was filmed at a branch of the fast-food restaurant in north Dublin on Saturday afternoon [Author: Gavin O'Callaghan]
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Salford Quays: Body found in water near BBC's MediaCity base

A blue forensics tent has been placed by the canal side as detectives deal with the incident [Author: Steve Robson, Neil Murphy]
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Climate activists stage 'die-in' at Natural History Museum

Police say than 1,000 arrests made in eight days of Extinction Rebellion protestsScores of environmental activists lay on the floor at the Natural History Museum in London as part of the eighth day of protests by Extinction Rebellion, which have brought chaos to the capital.As many as 100 of the group’s protesters participated in the “die-in” on Monday afternoon to raise awareness of the so-called sixth mass extinction. Continue reading...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, Environmental activism, Green politics, Environment, London, UK news, Natural History Museum

More than 1,000 people arrested at London climate protests

Police say they have made 1,065 arrests and 53 people have been chargedMore than 1,000 people have been arrested so far in Extinction Rebellion protests in London, police have said, after the environmental campaigners were cleared from Waterloo Bridge.The Metropolitan police said on Monday that they had made 1,065 arrests as of 10am. Fifty-three people have been charged in relation to the protests, which started seven days ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, Environmental activism, Green politics, Environment, London, UK news

Derby fire: Explosions rock city centre as residents are told to stay indoors

Residents in Derby have reported that several explosions have "shaken" the city centre, with road closures in effect and rail services suspended [Author: Bradley Jolly]
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Derby fire: 'Explosions' heard as huge plume of black smoke rises over city

Residents in Derby have reported several explosions have shook the city centre [Author: Bradley Jolly]
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