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‘Spectacular’ lightning strikes parts of UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Met Office has warned of flooding and possible damage to buildings from lightning, which is pictured here striking over the city of London Thunderstorms and torrential rain have swept across parts of southern Britain, with lightning flashing across the sky.Around 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in four hours on Saturday night, BBC Weather said.Stansted Airport reported delays to flights on Sunday morning after
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Two die after taking ill at Portsmouth Mutiny Festival

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Two young people have died after falling ill at a dance music festival in Hampshire.An 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man died in separate incidents at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth.Hampshire Police said the deaths at the festival site in King George V Playing Fields, Cosham, were not being treated as suspicious.The two-day festival features artists performing electronic music including drum 'n' bass, garage and hip hop.
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Islington Upper Street stabbing: Man charged with murder

[ad_1] Image copyright @sam_linnett Image caption The victim was pronounced dead at the scene A man has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in a north London high street.A man aged 30 died from his wounds in the incident in Upper Street, Islington, on 21 May.The Metropolitan Police said Reece Daniel Williams, aged 21, of Islington, was charged with murder on Saturday.He has been remanded
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Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham – BBC Sport

[ad_1] Fulham lift the Championship play-off final trophy after beating Aston Villa 1-0 at WembleyFulham have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.Captain Tom Cairney was their goalscorer, finishing neatly underneath Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after latching onto Ryan Sessegnon's pass midway through the first half.A fractious game ended with Fulham down to 10 men after centre-back Denis Odoi was
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Giro d’Italia: Chris Froome set for victory with just final procession stage left

[ad_1] Chris Froome will hold all three Grand Tours barring an accident on Sunday's procession into RomeChris Froome is set for a historic Giro d'Italia victory after he held off late attacks from nearest rival Tom Dumoulin on the penultimate stage into Cervinia.The Team Sky rider, 33, extended his advantage over the Dutchman to 46 seconds and Sunday's final stage in Rome is traditionally a procession.Froome will become the first
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Champions League final: Fans set out for Kiev after flight cancellations

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of Liverpool fans are already in Kiev Liverpool fans have been setting out on their journeys to Kiev for the Champions League final after a series of flight cancellations.Two travel companies axed flights in the week, leaving some supporters unable to make the game against Real Madrid.Liverpool John Lennon Airport said 4,500 passengers were due to fly to the Ukrainian capital on
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Newspaper headlines: Weinstein charged and £21m lottery win

[ad_1] Image caption Harvey Weinstein is the main story and picture on Saturday's Guardian front page. The newspaper reports on the former Hollywood mogul, who has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city on Friday. Image caption A photo of Mr Weinstein also features on the front of the
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How to survive a parachute failure

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Former army fitness instructor Emile Cilliers has been convicted of trying to murder his wife, Victoria, by tampering with her parachute. She survived a 4,000ft fall. But how can a human being do this?The ground's getting nearer fast. You pull the cord to open your parachute. Except, nothing happens. Your body's still hurtling towards Earth with only drag - air friction - to slow it
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Irn Bru bottles recalled over fears caps may pop off

[ad_1] Image caption The recall notice is in relation to glass bottles of AG Barr drinks, including Irn Bru Soft drinks maker AG Barr is recalling 750ml glass bottles due to concerns the caps may pop off unexpectedly and could cause injury. The company said 11 of its fizzy drinks products - including Irn Bru, cola, and lemonade - were affected. It said it has taken steps to remove the
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Grenfell Tower inquiry: Girl’s tribute to cousin Mehdi El-Wahabi

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSara, 9, paid tribute to her cousin Mehdi El-WahabiA nine-year-old girl has paid tribute to her young cousin who died in Grenfell Tower fire alongside four members of his family.Sara Chebiouni recalled playing with Mehdi El-Wahabi and read a poem written by one of his school friends at the inquiry into the blaze.The family - Abdulaziz, 52, Faouzia, 41, Yasin, 20,