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Victims to sue over abuse at Sailors’ Society home

[ad_1] Image caption Dozens of people have told BBC Scotland they were abused at the home Former residents of a children's home in Argyll are suing the charity which ran it over claims of physical and sexual abuse.In 2018 more than a dozen people who lived at Lagarie in Rhu told the BBC's Disclosure programme they had suffered repeated abuse.Lawyers acting for the alleged victims are taking legal action against
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Raheem Sterling: Man City fan banned for racist abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Raheem Sterling was the subject of racial abuse, a court heard A Manchester City supporter has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing Raheem Sterling.Ian Baldry, 58, pleaded guilty to using racist language after Sterling scored in a Premier League match against Bournemouth in December 2018.Baldry, from Bradford, told Manchester Magistrates' Court he had been excited and
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London’s New Routemaster buses to become front-boarding only

[ad_1] Image caption New Routemaster buses were introduced when Boris Johnson was mayor of London Passengers using London's New Routemaster buses will only be able to board them using the front door in future, transport bosses have said.The vehicles were originally designed to allow people to enter through doors in the rear, middle or at the front.But a Transport for London (TfL) pilot on one route showed fare evasion rates
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Burglar who murdered South Norwood pensioner jailed for life

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption Retired midwife Eulin Hastings was attacked after finding Aaron Fyle in her home A prolific burglar who attacked and killed a woman with a coffee table before setting fire to her body has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years.Aaron Fyle, 29, from Croydon, battered retired midwife Eulin Hastings, 73, over the head in January 2017.He broke into her home in South
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Iran plane crash: Teen brought up in London among dead

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Friends of high school student Arad Zarei held pictures of him at a vigil for victims of the Iran plane crash in Toronto A teenager who was brought up in London was among the 176 people killed when a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed in Iran, it has emerged. Arad Zarei, 17, who relocated to Canada after attending St Mary's Primary School in Twickenham until
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Samira Ahmed wins BBC equal pay tribunal

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ahmed (right) was accompanied by BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty on the tribunal's first day Presenter Samira Ahmed has won the employment tribunal she brought against the BBC in a dispute over equal pay.Ahmed claimed she was underpaid for hosting audience feedback show Newswatch when compared with Jeremy Vine's salary for Points of View.The judgment said "her work on Newswatch was like Jeremy Vine's
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Anthony Knott: Body of missing firefighter found

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Anthony Knott was due home in the early hours of 21 December The body of a firefighter who went missing during a work night out has been found, Sussex Police have said.Land and water searches involving boats, dogs and drones took place to find Anthony Knott, 33, who was last seen in Lewes on 20 December.Police said a member of the public alerted
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Third raider jailed for £500,000 Gleneagles jewellery robbery

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGleneagles jewel heist caught on CCTVA man has been jailed for 11 years and four months for his role in a £500,000 armed jewellery robbery at the Gleneagles Hotel.Dean Jones, 39, was arrested in Brazil last year in connection with the 2017 raid.Two other men were jailed in 2018 over their part in the robbery, which saw 50 Rolex watches taken
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Bangor High Street ‘closed to traffic until Easter’ after fire

[ad_1] Image caption The fire in December was in a flat above Japanese restaurant Noodle One A main shopping street in Bangor city centre could be closed to traffic until Easter following a "significant" fire.Firefighters were called to a blaze in a flat above Japanese restaurant Noodle One on High Street at about 03:00 GMT on 17 December.Gwynedd Council said the fire had caused extensive damage and compromised the structural
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Skipton rugby player loses limbs to meningitis

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Luke Mortimer had the amputation surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital A fundraising drive is under way for a seven-year-old rugby player who lost both hands and legs after contracting meningococcal meningitis.Luke Mortimer, from Skipton, was struck down with the illness on 13 December.The boy's club, Skipton RFC, has been raising money and more than £25,000 has been donated on a Justgiving page.Club coach