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Corsica gunfire: Bastia attack leaves one dead and several hurt

[ad_1] One person has been killed and at least six injured after a man opened fire in the town of Bastia on the French island of Corsica, French media report.The suspect began firing on the street at around 16:25 local time (15:45 GMT) in Bastia's Montesoro neighbourhood.After the attack, the suspect reportedly returned home and security forces have surrounded the building.The motive for the attack is still unclear, though initial
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Portsmouth power cut leaves thousands in darkness

[ad_1] Image copyright @Keith63685164 Image caption Thousands of homes were plunged into darkness A major power outage plunged large areas of Portsmouth into a blackout earlier this evening.A fault at a network primary substation caused a power cut to 50,000 homes and businesses across Portsmouth, Waterlooville and Gosport.The area was without power for 30 minutes from 21:00 GMT.Scottish and Southern Electric are investigating what caused the fault but the "important
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Enfield shooting leaves three men injured

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Two of the men injured in Gordon Road are believed to have gun injuries Three men are being treated in hospital after a shooting in north London.Two of the victims are believed to have suffered gun injuries during the incident in Gordon Road, Enfield.Police officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service were called to the scene at about 18:00 GMT, where they found four
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West Croydon bus station crash leaves 20 injured

[ad_1] Image copyright @aaylinyilmaaz Image caption Police have taped off the scene and said a teenage girl had been taken to hospital A 15-year-old girl has been critically injured and 19 other people hurt as a double-decker London bus collided with two vehicles and hit a bus shelter.The bus collided with a car, a single-decker bus and hit a shelter at West Croydon bus station at about 12:20 GMT.The driver

Glitch leaves childminders unpaid for a week

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A glitch in a childcare payment system run by the tax office has left many nurseries and childminders waiting more than a week for their money.The problems came after 22,000 payments made through HM Revenue & Customs' Tax-Free Childcare system were delayed.The tax office has apologised and says all payments have now been made.However, some childminders have contacted the BBC to complain that they are
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Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The winds were powerful enough to flip cars in Osaka At least nine people have been reported killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. Jebi has left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.Flights, trains and ferries were cancelled but thousands of passengers stranded at Osaka's international airport

Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after ‘punch’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The actress made her name playing Jo Sugden in ITV soap Emmerdale Roxanne Pallett has left the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5 has said, following an episode in which she was "punched" by housemate Ryan Thomas.The former Emmerdale actor's exit comes after media watchdog Ofcom received thousands of complaints. Many are understood to focus on her reaction.Pallett, 35, said the former Coronation
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Eddie Mair leaves the BBC with ‘no fuss or faff’

[ad_1] Image caption Eddie Mair is joining LBC in September Eddie Mair has presented his last radio show on the BBC, without mentioning it was his last show. He presented Radio 4's PM on Wednesday ending with Bring Me Sunshine sung by Willie Nelson, chosen by a listener. He was due to present Thursday and Friday's shows but in an email to the show's team he said it was the
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Leeds crash: Horsforth collision leaves four men dead

[ad_1] Image caption The A6120 outer ring road remains closed in Horsforth Four young men died and a teenage girl was left critically ill in a collision involving a car and a taxi in the early hours.The four men, aged 18, 19, 19, and 21, died at the scene on the A6120 outer ring road, West Yorkshire Police said.Their Seat Leon "was travelling at speed" when it crashed in Horsforth
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Deadly explosion at Texas hospital leaves one dead

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some of those injured in the blast are said to have suffered severe burns One person has been killed and several others injured in an explosion at a hospital in the US state of Texas, officials say.The blast occurred at about 14:30 local time (19:30 GMT) on Tuesday in an area under construction at the facility in the city of Gatesville.One eyewitness said an