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Canadian who died in fiance's arms named first London terror victim

Canadian national Christine Archibald, 30, who worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance, died in his arms after the terrorist attack near London Bridge. Cassie Ferguson Rowe said her brother, Tyler Ferguson, held Ms Archibald, from British Columbia, as she died. Writing on Facebook, she said: “Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life on the London Bridge. “In a split second his entire life was ripped away from him. Hearing his painful
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How newspapers around the world covered the Manchester Attacks

Daily French newspaper Liberation chose a black and white photograph of a woman comforting a child wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt, with the headline “Chilhood murdered”. The German paper marks the attack with reference to the pink balloons held by Ariana Grande fans at the concert. It dedicates its back page to the victims with an illustration of a pink balloon and a peace symbol incorporating Ariana Grande’s signature bunny ears. The symbol has been used by other media, including across the
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Gina Miller launches crowdfunding campaign to 'stop extreme Brexit'

Businesswoman Gina Miller has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000 to support a tactical voting drive to stop “Extreme Brexit”. Ms Miller, who successfully mounted a legal challenge to Brexit in the high court, said the goal of her campaign is to “support candidates who campaign for a real final vote on Brexit, including rejecting any deal that leaves Britain worse off”. She and a group of campaigners have launched their “Do what’s best for Britain!” bid via the website Go Fund Me
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The MPs who voted against Buckingham Palace's £369m refurbishment

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a multi-million pound refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. But fifty six MPs – including two Labour MPs – voted against Government plans that will see £369m spent on Buckingham Palace over a decade. The Scottish National Party said it did not agree with extra money being allocated for the Palace during a time of austerity. Jeremy Corbyn appeared to abstain from the vote, but John McDonnell voted in favour of the renovation. Labour MPs Dennis Skinner
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BT landline-only customers get £60 a year off their bill

Customers who only buy their landline with BT are to have their bills cut by £5 a month under plans proposed by telecoms regulator Ofcom. It said that landline-only customers – who are often vulnerably or elderly people – were “getting poor value for money in a market that is not serving them well enough”. Customers who only buy landline services from BT, and do not opt-in for other “bundles services” including broadband and pay TV packages, are much more likely to have remained with the same
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Asda to sell free range milk from cows kept outside for six months

Asda is to become the first UK supermarket to sell “free range” milk from cows that have been kept outside for at least six months a year. One litre of free range milk will cost 24p more than Asda’s regular milk. Bottles will carry a “Pasture Promise” logo, indicating that it offers farmers a fair price and comes from animals that have been grazed for at least 180 days and nights a year. The retailer will begin selling the milk on Wednesday. Unlike free range eggs, there are currently no indu
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Community fridge for leftover food opens in Brixton to reduce waste

A community fridge that aims to reduce food waste has launched in Brixton, south London. The crowdfunded “People’s Fridge” is stocked with leftover produce from food stalls, restaurants and residents that would otherwise be thrown away. Run by a group of local volunteers and food activists, the communal fridge is open to all seven days a week and allows people to take food for free. Located in communal space Pop Brixton – an outdoor area made up of food stalls and independent shops – the frid
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Domestic abuse victims set to suffer as solicitors' fees slashed

After news that violent partners will no longer be able to cross-examine their victims in family courts, the Ministry of Justice has announced a series of proposals that could hurt victims of domestic abuse in criminal courts. While money has been granted to family courts to protect domestic abuse victims, the Government plans to slash the fees of solicitors hired to prevent victims of abuse from being cross-examined by their perpetrators in criminal cases. Lawyers who are hired specially to q
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Report by Jo Cox argues for military intervention

A report Jo Cox MP was working on before her death, which argues that Britain should consider military intervention in the face of humanitarian atrocities abroad, has been published. “The Cost of Doing Nothing” was started by the Labour MP and Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat last year. It was completed by Ms Cox’s friend Alison McGovern, the Labour MP for Wirral South. Ms Cox was murdered outside her Yorkshire constituency by neo-Nazi sympathiser Thomas Mair weeks before the EU referendum. In t
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Cameron's spin doctor 'chose to cover up Trident test malfunction'

Conservative MP Dr Julian Lewis, chairman of the Defence Select Committee, has blamed the Government’s alleged cover-up of a Trident malfunction on David Cameron’s over-reliance on spin doctors. Dr Lewis said the decision to cover up the reported “misfire” of an unarmed missile fired by the UK’s nuclear weapons system was “taken in the dying days of the Cameron administration, when spin doctors were the rule in No 10 Downing Street.” The New Forest MP told Radio 4’s Today programme that Mrs Ma
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Hospital evicts man for 'unnecessarily' blocking bed for two years

A man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave the ward for more than two years. The man, who cannot be identified due to patient confidentiality, arrived at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk in August 2014. He remained in the ward despite being “fit for discharge”, and repeatedly turned down other offers of appropriate accommodation. A patient who had been in the same ward told the BBC she was “disgusted” by the man’s behavi
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'Thundersnow' could blast UK as Arctic spell sets in

Snow from thunder and lightning could be set to strike as an Arctic blast from Canada is forecast to take hold across the UK this week. Thundersnow: What you need to know   Thundersnow is when snow, thunder and lightning happen together. It is most commonly caused by very cold air moving over relatively warm water. Lightning at night will appear brighter because of the reflection from snowflakes Thundersnow is more likely to fall at the coast or near huge lakes Lightning may accompany heavier
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