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The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The British and French governments are coming under increasing pressure to deal with the migrant crisis in Calais from where thousands of people have tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to get to the UK.

Thousands of migrants who are camped in Calais are attempting to reach the UK by crossing the Channel.

Some try to stow away on lorries bound for cross-Channel ferries. During recent strikes by French ferry workers, which closed the Channel Tunnel, migrants openly tried to board lorries stuck in traffic on the roads leading to the port. There have also been some reports of migrants attempting to stow away in people’s cars. read more

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Mark Duggan Update

Mark Duggan Update

Mark Duggan’s family, relatives of other black men killed in custody, and one of the UK’s most senior black lawyers have called for a public inquiry into policing in Britain.

Duggan was shot twice on 4 August 2011 in Tottenham, north London, after 11 specialist firearms officers stopped the minicab he was in on suspicion that he had an illegal firearm. While no gun was found on him, a handgun in a sock was discovered on grassland about four metres (14ft) from his body.

Campaigners are calling for an investigation after it was reported that the man who passed a gun to Duggan before he was killed by police in Tottenham was not arrested weeks earlier, despite evidence he was known to officers and had used the same weapon in another attack.

Following a three-and-a-half-year investigation into the killing of Duggan, 29, the the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) cleared armed officers of any wrongdoing, saying it was likely that he was in the process of throwing away a handgun when he was shot. read more

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Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

The policeman behind the installation of the UK’s first speed camera in 1992 now believes they are too harsh on minor offenders.

The public no longer supports the use of speed cameras on British roads, according to the policeman who introduced them in 1992.

Roger Reynolds has claimed enforcement agencies are too strict on minor offenders, with 38% of motorists caught speeding just 5mph to 9mph over the limit.

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Speed Trap Installer Roger Reynolds read more

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There Has Been A Study In Britain Some Of Us Consumed To Much Alcohol

There Has Been A Study In Britain Some Of Us Consumed To Much Alcohol

Experts think the “missing units” are consumed on special occasions like birthdays and weddings, which drinkers fail to count.

The amount of alcohol consumed in England has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.

Sales figures have long indicated people drink significantly more than official reports suggest.

Experts believe the “missing units” are consumed during special occasions like birthdays, weddings and holidays. read more

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A Bomb Has Been Discovered At Wembley Stadium

A Bomb Has Been Discovered At Wembley Stadium

The army have discovered a bomb at Wembley Stadium builders uncover a bomb from 1940.

The bomb disposal experts have been drafted in to defuse an undetonated World War Two bomb near Wembley Stadium which they have said poses “a genuine risk to life”.

The 50kg explosive, which is thought to have been dropped during Nazi bombing raids in the early 1940s.

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Wembley Stadium nazi bomb from 1940 read more

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Andy Murray Gets Married Today

Andy Murray Gets Married Today

 The couple, both 27, are getting married at Dunblane Cathedral before a reception at a hotel the tennis star owns.

Andy Murray and his long-time girlfriend Kim Sears are getting married in the tennis star’s Scottish home town.

The couple, both 27, are to exchange vows at Dunblane Cathedral before a reception at Cromlix House, the hotel owned by the top sportsman.

Murray donned his kilt, but the style and design of Sears’ bridal gown has remained a secret. read more

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Air Pollution Alert: UK Set For Hottest Day

Air Pollution Alert: UK Set For Hottest Day

People who suffer from lung and heart conditions are being warned as pollution reaches very high levels in the UK.

The elderly and people with health problems have been warned to avoid strenuous activity because of harmful levels of air pollution expected to blanket parts of the UK.

The warning comes as forecasters say Britain could enjoy the hottest day of the year so far, with parts of eastern England predicted to reach highs of 22C (71.6F).

Eastern, central and southern England are forecast to be affected by “high” pollution today. read more

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Across The Country This Morning People Walk Up to High Winds 100mph

Across The Country This Morning People Walk Up to High Winds 100mph

Britain was hit with winds of up to 100mph overnight as Atlantic low pressure system sweeps across the country

Worst hit areas were Capel Curig in Snowdonia, High Bradfield in South Yorkshire and Weybourne in North Norfolk.
Liscombe in Somerset, Avonmouth near Bristol and Northolt in north west London also saw winds of 65mph plus.
Roads closed and public transport disrupted because of dangerous winds and fallen trees across swathes of the UK.

Millions of people up and down the country endured severe gales of up to 100mph today as an Atlantic storm battered Britain – knocking pedestrians off their feet and causing widespread disruption to homes, roads and the rail network.

High winds and heavy rain continued to lash most parts of the UK, which was already storm-damaged after gale-force winds battered the country overnight, and forecasters are warning of more blustery conditions to come. read more

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London Blue Badge

London Blue Badge

  • Posted: Feb 11, 2015
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The standard entitlements of the blue badge (the disabled persons’ parking badge scheme) do not apply in parts of Central and Inner London (the City of London, the City of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and parts of the London Borough of Camden).

However, there are many disabled parking bays available to blue badge holders in this area. This website will help you to locate them.

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London Congestion Zone

London Congestion Zone

  • Posted: Jan 27, 2015
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The London congestion charge is a fee charged on most motor vehicles operating within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) in central London between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday.

It is not charged on weekends, public holidays or between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (inclusive).

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London congestion zone map

The charge, which was introduced on 17 February 2003, remains one of the largest congestion charge zones in the world despite the cancellation of the Western Extension which operated between February 2007 and January 2011. The charge aims to reduce congestion, and to raise investment funds for London’s transport system. read more

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