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Missing 12-Year-Olds Found Safe And Well

Missing 12-Year-Olds Found Safe And Well

Best friends Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite are found around 20 hours after they vanished in north London.

Police hunting for two 12-year-old girls who went missing in north London say they have been found safe and well.

Best friends Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite were last seen in Wood Green at around 5pm on Saturday.

Wiktoria was walking Vitalija to a bus stop on Lordship Lane but did not return home.

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Duggan Vigil: Hundreds Gather In Tottenham

Duggan Vigil: Hundreds Gather In Tottenham

The 29-year-old’s mother Pamela and aunt Carole are joined by crowds carrying placards reading “Justice for Mark Duggan”.

 Mark Duggan

Duggan: ‘Fight For Justice Goes On’

A vigil for Mark Duggan – whose death at the hands of police marksmen in August 2011 sparked nationwide riots – has passed peacefully.

Hundreds of relatives and supporters of the 29-year-old gathered outside Tottenham police station and appealed for those taking part to remain peaceful.

His aunt Carole Duggan told the crowds: “Let’s read more

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Mark Duggan Inquest

Mark Duggan Inquest

 Mark Duggan was killed in August 2011

Mark Duggan was killed in August 2011

The jury at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot by police, has reached its conclusion.

The 29-year-old was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.

His death sparked riots in Tottenham which then spread to a number of cities across England.

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Blue Monday – Is January 6 really the most depressing day of the year?

Blue Monday – Is January 6 really the most depressing day of the year?

The first Monday back to work sees more divorces and miserable tweets than any other day of the year.

First there was bargain-friendly Black Friday, and now there’s Blue Monday – the most miserable day of the year.

According to researchers who have analysed more than 2 million tweets over the past three years, the first Monday back from work in the New Year is the day when people post the most negative tweets.

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Two Britons Injured In An Explosion On The Island Of Tenerife

Two Britons Injured In An Explosion On The Island Of Tenerife

Two British people were among four injured after an explosion in a hotel pool bar on the island of Tenerife.

A woman suffered serious burns to her face and scalp in the blast in Adeje, on the south-west coast of the island, on Friday evening.

Her eight-year-old British daughter was also injured and treated for less severe neck burns.

Two other women – a Belgian national aged 38 and a 34-year-old Spaniard – suffered minor burns read more

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Two People Die As Storm Batters The Country

Two People Die As Storm Batters The Country

A man and a woman have died as rain and winds of up to 87mph sweep the country disrupting the Christmas getaway and leaving more than 6,000 without power.

A man died in Cumbria after falling into the River Rothay at Ambleside triggering a large rescue search involving the police, RAF, Coastguard, and mountain rescue teams. In a separate incident, a woman died after falling into a river at Gwynedd in North Wales.

A motorist died on Sunday at Bolventor, in Cornwall after a three-car accident during a hail storm.

In Horsham, West Sussex, two children were treated for minor injuries after being hit by branches from read more

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Disabled People Win Living Fund Case Against Government

Disabled People Win Living Fund Case Against Government

Five disabled people have succeeded in a legal challenge to the government’s decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund.

The £320m ILF currently provides support enabling nearly 19,000 severely disabled people in the UK to live independent lives in the community.

The High Court ruled in April that the closure decision was lawful, but this was overturned by the Court of Appeal.

The government said it was considering whether to contest the judgement.

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Half A Million Cut Out Of Social Care Services

Half A Million Cut Out Of Social Care Services

Nearly half a million older and disabled people who would have received social care five years ago have been cut completely out of the system.

Nine out of 10 councils have withdrawn funded care from people with an “inability to carry out several personal care or domestic routines”, according to a new study by the London School of Economics.

Academics say it would cost £2.8bn a year to reinstate the care to this group who are judged to have “moderate” needs.

Even to maintain the current situation – in which the vast majority read more

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Christmas weather in Britain to be wet and windy

Christmas weather in Britain to be wet and windy

Showers and blustery gales are on the cards for most of the country as Britons sit down to their Christmas dinner next week.

A European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model shows very low pressure over the UK on December 25.

Forecasters remain cautious but admit the trends suggest a stormy festive holiday.

Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: “Christmas Day is still a long way off meteorologically speaking, read more

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