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Terry Wogan: Tributes paid as BBC broadcasting legend dies of cancer aged 77

Terry Wogan: Tributes paid as BBC broadcasting legend dies of cancer aged 77

The veteran BBC director Terry Wogan died of cancer on Sunday morning  at the age 77, the family has confirmed.

The BBc director he worked on-and-off since 1972 at the radio station Radio 2. Bob Shennan announced on-air his dead.

His fellow radio DJ and successor as the voice of Eurovision, Graham Norton, paid touching tribute on Twitter, saying Sir Terry made the job “seem effortless”.

Terry Wogan’s sign-off for his last Radio 2 show was heartbreaking read more

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British Runner Finishes 11,000-Mile Challenge

British Runner Finishes 11,000-Mile Challenge

Jamie Ramsay completes the equivalent to 403 marathons over 17 months to raise money for charities CALM, WaterAid and Macmillan.

A British adventurer, dubbed the Running Man, has completed an epic 11,000-mile (18,000km) journey on his feet.

Solo runner Jamie Ramsay has run the equivalent to 403 marathons from Vancouver in Canada to Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires.

Mr Ramsay, from Edinburgh, finished his run around 4pm local time on Wednesday. read more

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Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Ronald King, 86, is accused of murdering his wife Rita at a residential home in Walton-on-the-Naze and is remanded in custody.

The husband of the 81-year-old woman who was shot dead at a care home in Essex has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ronald King, 86, is accused of killing his wife Rita at the De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday revealed Mrs King had died from a single gunshot wound to the head. read more

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Couple Jailed For Life Over London Terror Plot

Couple Jailed For Life Over London Terror Plot

The pair were convicted of planning an attack in the capital to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings

Would-be suicide bomber Mohammed Rehman and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan have been jailed for life after being convicted of planning a terror attack in London.

Rehman, 25, had stockpiled bombmaking materials at his Reading home and using the Twitter username “Silent Bomber” he asked his followers which targets they thought suitable for a massive terror attack; Westfield shopping centre or the London Underground.

He had used a profile picture of “Jihadi John” Mohammed Emwazi, to post: “Westfield shopping centre or London underground? Any advice would be appreciated greatly,” accompanied by a link to an al Qaeda media release about the 7/7 bombings.

The Old Bailey heard that on the same day Rehman searched YouTube for “London bombings” and “Shehzad Tanweer” – one of the 7/7 bombers who he referred to as his “beloved predecessor”.

Prosecutors claimed Rehman, who has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 27 years, proved he was “intent on martyrdom” when he also tweeted: “Now I just make explosives in preparation for kuffar lol and when I’ve made the required amount I’ll be wearing them on my chest.” read more

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Gender Pay Gap In UK Still ‘Stubborn’

Gender Pay Gap In UK Still ‘Stubborn’

Female graduates are being paid thousands of pounds less than men in the same job, an equality group is warning.

The UK’s gender pay gap remains “stubborn,” with female graduates often earning as much as £8,000 less than their male counterparts, an equality group has warned.

Women’s educational success is not being carried through to the workplace, with many earning less than men even if they have studied the same subject, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said.

:: Firms Will Be Forced To Reveal Gender Pay Gap

The commission said female graduates start on salaries between £15,000 and just under £24,000, while their male counterparts are more likely to be paid more than £24,000. read more

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Islington Stabbing Man Held On suspicion Of Murder After Man Dies At Home In North London

Islington Stabbing Man Held On suspicion Of Murder After Man Dies At Home In North London

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder tonight after a man died when he was stabbed at a home in north London.

Police and paramedics were called to an address in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, at 1.50pm to reports a man in 30s had been stabbed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scotland Yard said his next of kin have been informed of the death. read more

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Thousands Without Power As Storm Reaches UK

Thousands Without Power As Storm Reaches UK

Parts of Ireland have been left with no power as Storm Eva reaches the UK, threatening more damage to flood-hit area

Armed Forces are on standby for a Christmas flooding crisis as the North braces for more severe weather.

Seven hundred Environment Agency staff and military personnel are being deployed as flood warnings have been issued in the North and Scotland for late Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Some 2,000 customers were left without power in Ireland as Storm Eva crossed the country, with the worst affected areas including County Cork and County Wicklow. read more

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Car Hits Costa Coffee One Dead, Several Hurt

Car Hits Costa Coffee One Dead, Several Hurt

A car is seen clipping other vehicles before smashing into the shop front, killing a 70-year-old woman who had been at the window.

An elderly woman has died and five people have been seriously injured after a car ploughed into a Costa Coffee shop.

The crash happened in Westerham, near Sevenoaks in Kent, shortly before 10.30am.

Pictures show an Audi car embedded into the front of the coffee shop.
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The London Skyline

The London Skyline

Since the Gherkin pierced London’s skyline in 2003, a number of architectural delicacies have popped up around the capital. Prince Charles once likened the capital to an “absurdist picnic table”, but has it really started to resemble a giant’s feast?

“The Gherkin really started the trend,” says Peter Rees, ex-chief planner of the City of London and professor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.

It is not the first building to earn a nickname inspired by items usually found in the kitchen pantry. Indeed, Prince Charles also dubbed the 309m-high Shard an “enormous salt cellar”. read more

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Tougher Penalties For Using Phone While Driving

Tougher Penalties For Using Phone While Driving

Offenders will lose more points off their licence under reforms aimed at deterring people from using their mobiles at the wheel.

Drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel will be hit with increased fines and points under new government proposals.

Offenders would see a rise from three to four penalty points on their licence and a rise in fines from £100 to £150.

The plans, to be consulted on in 2016, would also see HGV drivers hit with the same increased fines and penalty points doubled, from three to six.

An educational course to try to change behaviour could still be offered to first time offenders. read more

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