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Newspaper headlines: Salisbury ‘extradition move’

[ad_1] Image caption The Times, quoting security sources, says the UK is planning to seek the extradition from Russia of two suspects identified as the perpetrators of the Salisbury poisonings that left one person dead and three injured. The paper says the move would reignite a diplomatic row with Moscow. Image caption The Guardian says the decision to press for extradition follows intense debate within Whitehall, divided between those who
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Labour probe into Dame Margaret Hodge dropped

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Dame Margaret Hodge is a vocal critic of Labour's issues with anti-Semitism The Labour Party has dropped an investigation into MP Dame Margaret Hodge over a confrontation she had with leader Jeremy Corbyn.The disciplinary action came after she allegedly shouted at Mr Corbyn about anti-Semitism in the party.Dame Margaret tweeted she was pleased the party had scrapped any action but added neither side had
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Holidaymakers hit as pound falls

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tourists travelling overseas this summer could be in for a more expensive holiday thanks to a sharp drop in the value of the pound. Travellers are currently being offered $1.26 for each pound, according to exchange company Travelex.The dollar exchange rate is the lowest for about 11 months and comes after the pound slid on wholesale markets.On the official foreign exchange market, the pound was
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Rapist Northumbria Police officer’s prison release sparks outcry

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Mitchell resigned from the Northumbria police force when he was convicted in 2011 A Northumbria Police officer handed two life sentences in prison in 2011 for rape has been released, it has emerged.Stephen Mitchell was found guilty of carrying out sex attacks on vulnerable women he met when on duty in Newcastle.The sentencing judge at Newcastle Crown Court had warned the "ruthless sexual predator"
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BA boss demands action on Heathrow queues

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The boss of British Airways has criticised long queues at Heathrow, saying arrivals face two-hour waits to get through border control. Alex Cruz has written a letter to the Times saying queues at the London airport are "significantly worse" than other major hubs across the world. The letter is in response to proposals for "UK-only" lines after Brexit.He said that was a matter for government, but
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Rural crime rise prompts ‘medieval’ defences

[ad_1] Image caption Farmers are digging trenches and earth banks to prevent thieves driving 4x4s onto farms The cost of rural crime has risen to £44.5m as organised criminal gangs target farm machinery.Farmers are resorting to "medieval" fortifications such as earthworks to protect their property, according to NFU Mutual, which produced the figures.Police said that the global demand for agricultural equipment was attracting organised crime to the countryside.Thefts of quad
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Thousands without water after pipe burst in Nottinghamshire

[ad_1] Image caption Severn Trent said it was working to replace the broken section of the pipe Several thousand homes are without water in Nottinghamshire after a major pipe burst.Large parts of the eastern side of the county are affected by the problem, which occurred in the village of Epperstone.Severn Trent Water said it was one of its biggest mains, meaning people may have no supply or low pressure. It
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Three men die after car and lorry crash in Cardiff

[ad_1] Image caption Southern Way in eastern Cardiff is expected to remain closed for most of Sunday morning. Three men have died after the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry in Cardiff.South Wales Police said the incident happened southbound on Southern Way in the Llanedeyrn area of the city at about 04:00 BST on Sunday.The Welsh Ambulance Service said it had taken one of the men to