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Grenfell Tower fire survivors ‘owe lives to chance’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP People who escaped Grenfell Tower owe their lives primarily to chance rather than risk assessment and contingency planning, a public inquiry has heard. Danny Friedman QC, representing some of the survivors, said his clients had come to the inquiry in a "calm rage".No-one has yet accepted any responsibility for their part in what happened, he said.The inquiry into last year's fire in west London, which caused
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Baby boy critical after Hounslow stabbing

[ad_1] Image copyright Tim Stollery/PA Wire Image caption The baby boy and woman were taken to hospital by air ambulance A one-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being stabbed at a home in west London.A woman in her 30s was also found with less serious knife wounds at the property on Swinfield Close, Hounslow, on Monday evening. Police and paramedics were called at about 19:00 BST and the
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D-Day: Infrared photos reveal WW2 bunkers in new light

[ad_1] Image copyright Lynda Laird On 6 June 1944, World War Two allied forces launched one of the most ambitious amphibious attacks in history, landing along 50 miles of the heavily fortified Normandy coast in France and creating a significant dent in Hitler's Atlantic Wall.More than 70 years later, Lynda Laird photographed the remnants of Normandy's bunkers using infrared film, a medium used by the military in WW2 to detect
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Loris Karius: Liverpool keeper concussed during Champions League final – doctors

[ad_1] Karius had hospital tests five days after the Champions League finalLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during last month's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, doctors have said.Karius, 24, was at fault for the Spanish side's first and third goals in their 3-1 victory in Kiev on 26 May.The German had tests at hospitals in Boston in the United States, and medics said the impact of the
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Lush ‘using me to sell soap’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJacqui says she thinks the company has used her story to defend its #spycatcher ad.A former animal rights activist who had a baby with an undercover police officer has demanded an apology from the cosmetics company Lush.Jacqui said her case had been cited by the chain to defend their controversial #spycops advertising campaign.Lush said no specific names or examples have been
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London teen guilty of museum terror plot

[ad_1] Image copyright Julia Quenzler A teenager has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on the British Museum in London with Britain's first all-woman cell.Safaa Boular, 18, of Vauxhall, London, has become Britain's youngest convicted female Islamic State terrorist.A jury at the Old Bailey found her guilty of two offences of preparation of terrorism acts. She was also found guilty over an earlier attempt to travel to Syria
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West Ham manager Pellegrini ‘mugged at gunpoint’ in Chile

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manuel Pellegrini thanked Chilean police for their "quick and brave" response West Ham's manager Manuel Pellegrini has been mugged at gunpoint in Chile.The world-renowned football coach, 64, was on his way to a restaurant in Santiago with his wife and two friends when they were targeted by a gang.A spokesman for West Ham United said: "We are relieved to hear that Manuel and
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Northern Rail: Andy Burnham calls for temporary fare cut

[ad_1] Image copyright Stephen Noble, Tom Bitcliffe, Kieran Trafford Image caption Rail commuters have faced major disruption Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has called for a temporary fare cut on rail routes affected by an interim timetable.Northern has aborted about 2,000 services since new timetables started on 20 May, with more than 200 cancelled or heavily delayed on Friday.The operator has now introduced a temporary timetable that removes 165 daily
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Five things you need to know about Love Island

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption The first islanders have been named - they include an air hostess, an A&E doctor and Danny Dyer's daughter Fling on the fake tan and get to know a new gaggle of singletons - Love Island is back. On Monday, 11 beautiful people are being dropped off at a villa on the Spanish island of Majorca as they attempt to find love.And there'll be
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Two climbers injured after Fair Head fall

[ad_1] Image copyright Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia Image caption Irish Coastguard helicopter R118 hovering while rescuing two climbers at Fair Head in County Antrim Two climbers have been seriously injured after falling at Fair Head, near Ballycastle, in County Antrim.The two men were winched from Hell's Kitchen by an Irish coastguard helicopter and flown to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.According to the Coastguard both climbers fell up to 50m and