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Image copyright Getty Images Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 […]

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran has begun a new hunger strike. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, who is joining her in refusing […]

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Image copyright PA The number of people caught carrying knives and offensive weapons in England and Wales has reached a nine-year high. Figures for the year to March show 22,041 offences were dealt with by police and the courts. The Ministry Of Justice says this has increased 34% since 2015 and is the highest number […]

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Image copyright CPS Image caption Kydie McKenna (l), Harief Pearson (r) and a 16-year-old girl will all be sentenced on 5 July Three people forced laundry detergent into a pregnant teenager’s mouth as they tried to make her have a miscarriage, a court has heard. The victim, who was 17 at the time, was kept […]

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Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has paid tribute to late boss Justin Edinburgh and said the club will continue to build on his legacy. Edinburgh died on Saturday aged 49, five days after a cardiac arrest. McAnuff described the Orient manager as a “leader, a fantastic manager and a truly great man”. “You’ve helped rebuild […]

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Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris needed hospital treatment A couple were subjected to a homophobic attack and left covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and girlfriend Chris happened on the top deck of a London […]

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Image copyright PA Sir Philip Green has won the backing of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for his plan to rescue Arcadia ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday. The owner of Topshop has struck a £385m deal to secure its pension schemes, including a £100m contribution from Lady Cristina Green, Sir Philip’s wife and […]

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Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have arrived in the UK for a three-day state visit. Air Force One landed at Stansted Airport shortly before 09:00 BST. Mr Trump will meet members of the Royal Family, and is expected to discuss climate change and Chinese technology firm Huawei during […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Paramedics treated Iderval da Silva on Charlotte Despard Avenue A second teenager has been charged with murdering a man who died after he was attacked by a group in south-west London. Jaden Richards, 19, of Strasburg Road, Wandsworth, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court later in connection with the death […]

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A time capsule dating back to 1884 was recently found while workers were demolishing an older part of Chase Farm hospital in Enfield, north London. It had to be sent to Scotland to see what was in it as the contents were too delicate to remove. A new time capsule was recently planted on the […]

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