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Four Oarsmen smash 3,000 mile Atlantic row in 29 days

Four Oarsmen smash 3,000 mile Atlantic row in 29 days

Media captionGeorge, Dicky, Stuart and Peter raised more than £250,000 for charity Four amateur rowers are believed to have set a new world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Friends George Biggar, Dicky Taylor, Peter Robinson and Stuart Watts spent 29 days and 15 hours at sea during the 3,000-mile crossing from […]

More children having teeth out in hospital in England

More children having teeth out in hospital in England

Image copyright Getty Images Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said […]

Murder arrests over male model’s death

Murder arrests over male model’s death

Image copyright Instagram/Harry Uzoka Image caption GQ magazine says model Harry Uzoka died in west London after being stabbed A young male model has died after being found stabbed in a London street. Two men were arrested after the 25-year-old was discovered fatally wounded in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on […]

Four amateur rowers break world record in Atlantic race

A team of British friends, who only took up rowing 18 months ago, have broken a world record after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in less than 30 days. Raising money for charity, the team won the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race, travelling from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Four amateur rowers break […]

Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Image copyright napatcha/Getty Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England […]

Nottingham station to reopen after fire

Nottingham station to reopen after fire

Media captionThe building was been evacuated and trains were cancelled on Friday Nottingham railway station is due to reopen following a huge fire which is being treated as arson. At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the blaze, which began at about 06:30 GMT on Friday. Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof […]

Comedy actress Bella Emberg dies, aged 80

Comedy actress Bella Emberg dies, aged 80

British comedy actress Bella Emberg – best known for her role in The Russ Abbot Show – has died, aged 80. One of her most memorable characters was Blunder Woman, the comic sidekick of the hapless superhero, Cooperman. Emberg also appeared on The Benny Hill Show, Z Cars, and Doctor Who. Her agent said she […]

Open Banking ‘revolution’ to challenge banks’ dominance

Open Banking ‘revolution’ to challenge banks’ dominance

Image copyright Yolt Image caption The move should boost technology companies offering money management A fundamental change to the way people can bank, manage and spend their money in the digital world is under way. A change in the law and the start of the Open Banking system means people can allow businesses, other than […]

Nottingham rail station fire being treated as arson

Nottingham rail station fire being treated as arson

Media captionThe building has been evacuated and trains have been cancelled A huge fire that closed Nottingham railway station is being treated as arson. At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT. Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the […]

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Image caption Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider deny murder A couple who deny murdering a French nanny have admitted they tried to dispose of her body by burning it. The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September. Police were initially unable to identify […]