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Man cleared of harassing Tommy Robinson after anti-Islam activist lied to police
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Pointing to his biceps, the defendant said: "I'm a contract killer. 1I have got guns. 1How much will you offer me to kill Tommy Robinson?" 1
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The prosecutor went on: "He explained that the videos that the defendant had uploaded came at a time when he, the complainant, received numerous warnings from the authorities as to threats to life and/or threats of serious violence to himself. 1
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Police officer sacked for breaking lockdown and crashing car while over drink-drive limit
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Though she acknowledged PC Stephens had shown "genuine remorse", Ms Ridge added: "We've concluded that your conduct, taken as a whole, is so serious that nothing less than dismissal is needed to maintain public confidence." 1
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She was stopped by two colleagues, who, it was said, did not notice she was over the limit. 1One of them reminded her about the stay-at-home order but she continued her journey. 1
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Asylum seeker drowned near Dover as his brother arrived alive in a dinghy
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It is believed he may have travelled to the Kent port from his home in Wales and entered the sea in the hope of being picked up alongside his brother. 1
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He arrived in the UK in June 2016 in the back of a lorry and subsequently claimed asylum. 1
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Medical evidence read out at the inquest described his struggle with mental health and related cannabis misuse and sleep deprivation. 1
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Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans, scientists find
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Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans and primates, despite evolving in completely different environments, according to research. 1
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This is despite dolphins having evolved in a totally different environment from primates and their last common ancestor living around 95 million years ago. 1
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Disability charity launches survey into breeding better guide dogs
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Call for calm in 'febrile' Northern Ireland amid tensions over Brexit border disruption
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"Is not the risk that the Northern Ireland economy will gradually drift away from the UK single market and that the east-west trade will be increasingly replaced by north-south trade and that will have potentially profound political implications," the former chancellor asked the House of Lords. 1"Isn't that what is alarming people?" 1
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Online quarantine hotel booking system remains out of action, with less than three days to go
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The online system for booking a quarantine hotel remains out of action, less than three days before travellers are due to check in for 10 days in isolation, Downing Street confirmed today. 1
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In a 10-day stay, they will have to undertake two coronavirus tests. 1
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Matt Hancock urges firms with more than 50 employees to access rapid testing
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The Department for Health and Social Care stressed the drive forms part of an effort to "normalise testing in the workplace across both public and private sectors" and identify asymptomatic cases of Covid-19. 1
According to government statistics, 112 organisations across the UK have so far signed up to take part in mass testing - spanning 500 sites. 1
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Don't hug grandparents until vaccine impact is known, says government doctor
Dr Jenny Harries: 'we just need to take a steady course through the road map'
Why can't former prime ministers stay out of the limelight?
"There's nothing as ex as an ex-prime minister", so they say, but that has never stopped our most senior elder statesmen and stateswomen from trying to prove otherwise.