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Demolition of Hemsby cliff-top homes to begin on Wednesday

[ad_1] Image caption Heavy machinery has arrived on the beach ahead of Wednesday's demolition to clear debris from the beach Seven cliff-top chalets on the verge of toppling into the sea after Monday's storms will be demolished on Wednesday.The bungalows in The Marrams, Hemsby, Norfolk, were left uninhabitable when the cliffs they were built on were washed away in March.Some have now been left hanging over the cliff edge after
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Roma v Liverpool: Police ‘can guarantee fans’ safety’ if they stay within rules

[ad_1] Liverpool fans have been praised for the "warm welcome" they offered Roma fans at AnfieldPolice say they can "guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans" in Rome as long as they stay within Italian rules.Liverpool have sold their 5,000 tickets for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma.The Reds' 5-2 win in Tuesday's first leg at Anfield was marred by an attack on home supporter Sean Cox.Public order commissioner
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Newspaper headlines: Javid’s ‘fresh start’ and UK faces care crisis

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Javid's 'fresh start' and UK faces care crisis By BBC News Staff Image caption The appointment of Sajid Javid as home secretary will herald a "fresh start" for his new department according to the i newspaper. He replaces Amber Rudd and has vowed to "do whatever it takes" to correct the problems faced by the Windrush generation. Image caption The new home secretary also features on the
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Leo Varadkar: Peer criticised for Irish PM ‘typical Indian’ tweet

[ad_1] Image caption Lord Kilclooney said the tweet was "not racist" but "shorthand for an Indian surname which I could not spell" Former senior Ulster Unionist Lord Kilclooney has been criticised for calling Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar a "typical Indian". He tweeted the comment in response to a news story in which Mr Varadkar was accused of "poor manners" over his visit to Northern Ireland on Monday. Former Ulster
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Disclosure ‘failings’ in rape case woman did not want prosecuted

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Creative New failings over the disclosure of evidence in the criminal justice system have emerged after prosecutors charged a man with rape in a case where the woman involved did not want a charge to be brought.The police then failed to list her statement, in which she said she did not believe the man had done anything wrong, in the so-called schedule of unused evidence that
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UK weather: Rain and wind warnings for parts of UK

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather's Simon King has the UK forecastHeavy rain, winds and "unseasonably cold" weather are hitting parts of Britain, with flood and weather warnings in place.Some trains in the south-east of England were cancelled and roads have been blocked by fallen trees.A yellow warning for heavy rain and strong winds is in place for southern and eastern parts of England for
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Sajid Javid to be new home secretary

[ad_1] Sajid Javid has been named as the new home secretary after Amber Rudd's resignation.Mr Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family came to the UK in the 1960s, is currently Communities, Local Government and Housing Secretary. Before that, the former investment banker and MP for Bromsgrove had been Business and Culture Secretaries. Ms Rudd quit saying she had "inadvertently misled" MPs over what she knew about
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Barnier ‘doesn’t understand’ unionist stance, says DUP

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDUP leader Arlene Foster: Brexit negotiations have 'become aggressive'DUP leader Arlene Foster has told the BBC that the EU's chief Brexit negotiator "does not understand" the unionist position in Northern Ireland.Monday marks the start of Michel Barnier's two-day visit to Ireland, which comes amid rising tensions over the future UK-Ireland border.Mr Barnier said the UK is contradicting itself over its Irish
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Royal wedding: TV licence waived for community parties

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 19 May The BBC has waived the TV licence fee for communities wanting to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.It means street parties and other special events can screen the wedding live without buying a licence.Usually a premises must be covered by a TV licence for showing live