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Boxer who beat mother to death after taking ketamine ‘thought she was a demon’

Boxer who beat mother to death after taking ketamine ‘thought she was a demon’

Boxer who beat mother to death after taking ketamine ‘thought she was a demon’

20 May 2024

Finn Henry, 21, was jailed for more than seven years for the brutal attack on his mother at their family home in May last year.


Stormont Justice Minister expresses concern over ‘surveillance of journalists’

Stormont Justice Minister expresses concern over ‘surveillance of journalists’

Stormont Justice Minister expresses concern over ‘surveillance of journalists’

20 May 2024

An Investigatory Powers Tribunal heard claims the PSNI undertook six-monthly trawls of the phone data of ‘troublemaker’ journalists.


Daughter of infected blood victim feels ‘bittersweet’ vindication after inquiry

Daughter of infected blood victim feels ‘bittersweet’ vindication after inquiry

Daughter of infected blood victim feels ‘bittersweet’ vindication after inquiry

20 May 2024

Families in Northern Ireland caught up in the scandal have reacted to the long awaited publication of the inquiry report.


ChatGPT to ‘pause’ use of voice following Scarlett Johansson comparison

ChatGPT to ‘pause’ use of voice following Scarlett Johansson comparison

ChatGPT to ‘pause’ use of voice following Scarlett Johansson comparison

20 May 2024

The chatbot’s maker, OpenAI, said it would ‘pause the use’ of one of the voices used in the app after it was compared to the Hollywood star.


Step and time-based exercise targets are equally beneficial for health – study

Step and time-based exercise targets are equally beneficial for health – study

Step and time-based exercise targets are equally beneficial for health – study

20 May 2024

Researchers argue that the study highlights the importance of step-based targets being added to guidelines.


Sunak to meet Austrian chancellor in bid to strengthen illegal migration efforts

Sunak to meet Austrian chancellor in bid to strengthen illegal migration efforts

Sunak to meet Austrian chancellor in bid to strengthen illegal migration efforts

20 May 2024

The Prime Minister and Karl Nehammer are set to agree that sending migrants to designated safe third countries such as Rwanda is part of the solution.


Parents of baby girl will ‘never forgive callousness’ of nursery nurse killer

Parents of baby girl will ‘never forgive callousness’ of nursery nurse killer

Parents of baby girl will ‘never forgive callousness’ of nursery nurse killer

20 May 2024

Kate Roughley, 37, strapped nine-month-old Genevieve Meehan face down on to a bean bag for more than 90 minutes.


Daughter-in-law jailed for life for ‘brutal’ bed blaze murder

Daughter-in-law jailed for life for ‘brutal’ bed blaze murder

Daughter-in-law jailed for life for ‘brutal’ bed blaze murder

20 May 2024

Karen Vamplew was found guilty of killing 77-year-old Elizabeth Vamplew, who had mobility problems, in a fire aimed at securing an inheritance.


Taxi drivers contacted as part of missing person inquiry

Taxi drivers contacted as part of missing person inquiry

Taxi drivers contacted as part of missing person inquiry

20 May 2024

Jack O’Sullivan, 23, was last seen at around 3.15am on March 2 in the area of Brunel Lock Road and Brunel Way in Bristol.


Ministers defend D-Day 80 parachute drop plans amid plane shortage fears

Ministers defend D-Day 80 parachute drop plans amid plane shortage fears

Ministers defend D-Day 80 parachute drop plans amid plane shortage fears

20 May 2024

Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said 181 parachuters will take part – the same number as those involved in the operation in the location on D-Day.


Rare WWI naval signal book found in Oxfam bookshop sells for four-figure sum

Rare WWI naval signal book found in Oxfam bookshop sells for four-figure sum

Rare WWI naval signal book found in Oxfam bookshop sells for four-figure sum

20 May 2024

The General Signals Book, which is filled with confidential signals, was found with a box of donations at the back of Oxfam’s Bath bookshop.


Slow down of justice system is because of budget allocation, says Long

Slow down of justice system is because of budget allocation, says Long

Slow down of justice system is because of budget allocation, says Long

20 May 2024

Justice Minister Naomi Long said there had been no recognition of various factors including falling police numbers and a rise in legal aid costs.


Drought-resistant plants, green innovation and flood storage feature at Chelsea

Drought-resistant plants, green innovation and flood storage feature at Chelsea

Drought-resistant plants, green innovation and flood storage feature at Chelsea

20 May 2024

The world famous flower show is also hosting a seedling from the felled Sycamore Gap tree, placed on the National Trust garden by Dame Judi Dench.


Self-driving cars on roads ‘as soon as 2026’ as Bill becomes law

Self-driving cars on roads ‘as soon as 2026’ as Bill becomes law

Self-driving cars on roads ‘as soon as 2026’ as Bill becomes law

20 May 2024

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said the deployment of the vehicles will be ‘a real boost to both safety and our economy’.


ICC arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas chiefs will not help – UK Government

ICC arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas chiefs will not help – UK Government

ICC arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas chiefs will not help – UK Government

20 May 2024

A panel of three judges will decide whether to grant the ICC chief prosecutor’s application for arrest warrants relating to the Gaza conflict.


We were lied to, say victims of contaminated blood scandal

We were lied to, say victims of contaminated blood scandal

We were lied to, say victims of contaminated blood scandal

20 May 2024

More than 30,000 people were infected with deadly viruses while they were receiving NHS care between the 1970s and the early 1990s.


‘Significant failings’ saw thousands infected by contaminated blood – inquiry

‘Significant failings’ saw thousands infected by contaminated blood – inquiry

‘Significant failings’ saw thousands infected by contaminated blood – inquiry

20 May 2024

The Infected Blood Inquiry report was published on Monday.


Computer scientist ‘lied extensively’ in Bitcoin founder claim, judge rules

Computer scientist ‘lied extensively’ in Bitcoin founder claim, judge rules

Computer scientist ‘lied extensively’ in Bitcoin founder claim, judge rules

20 May 2024

The judge previously said that there was ‘overwhelming’ evidence that Dr Craig Wright was not Satoshi Nakamoto.


Flowers left on banks of the Tyne close to where 14-year-old boy died

Flowers left on banks of the Tyne close to where 14-year-old boy died

Flowers left on banks of the Tyne close to where 14-year-old boy died

20 May 2024

No card was left with the red and white roses placed on a path on the north side of the river.


Boy, 12, blames friend for the killing of 19-year-old man with machete

Boy, 12, blames friend for the killing of 19-year-old man with machete

Boy, 12, blames friend for the killing of 19-year-old man with machete

20 May 2024

The youth is one of two 12-year-olds on trial for the murder of Shawn Seesahai in Wolverhampton in November 2023.


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