Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report

Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report

Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report Posted at09:10 A total of 22 people say they’ve been the victim of so-called “gull muggings” in North Yorkshire’s seaside towns this summer – with Scarborough hardest hit. Thinkstock New figures show 19 of the 22 reported “muggings” by seagulls between March and August this year took place in Scarborough. The figures are contained in a report due to go before Scarborough councillors next week. The report also shows: A further two reports of “gull muggings” came…

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UK net migration remains close to record levels

UK net migration remains close to record levels

From the BBC section on UK Politics Image copyrightPA Net migration to the UK was 327,000 for the year to March, according to Office for National Statistics estimates. The figures – covering the period before Britain voted to leave the EU – are down slightly on record levels of 336,000. Net migration is the difference between the number of people coming to the UK for at least a year and those leaving. The figure for net…

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English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81

English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81

13 August 2016 From the BBC section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright GETTY IMAGES English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness, his niece has confirmed. Baker made his name as the robot in the first Star Wars film in 1977 alongside Anthony Daniels’s C-3PO character. Star Wars creator George Lucas paid tribute to a “real gentleman” and Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker in…

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Theresa May urged to trigger Article 50 ASAP amid fears it can be REVERSED

Theresa May urged to trigger Article 50 ASAP amid fears it can be REVERSED

THERESA MAY has been urged to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible amid fears it could be REVERSED at a later date by pro-EU MPs. By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter PUBLISHED: 04:04, Fri, Aug 12, 2016 | UPDATED: 08:31, Fri, Aug 12, 2016 Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has told Theresa May to trigger Article 50 early next year The Prime Minister, who has vowed not to invoke the legal mechanism…

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Thailand Bomb Attacks Prompts Warning To British Tourists To ‘Exercise Extreme Caution’ And Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Thailand Bomb Attacks Prompts Warning To British Tourists To ‘Exercise Extreme Caution’ And Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Four dead and dozens injured after blasts. 12/08/2016 11:58 Steven Hopkins News Reporter Britons are being warned to “exercise extreme caution” in Thailand after a wave of co-ordinated explosions left at least four people dead and dozens injured. The Foreign Office updated its travel advice on Friday following multiple blasts in Hua Hin, Trang and Surat Thani, and was “urgently clarifying” reports of a further explosion in Phuket. The advice was echoed by several governments,…

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Body Found Under Tree Near Speakers’ Corner In Hyde Park

Body Found Under Tree Near Speakers’ Corner In Hyde Park

Police have set up a cordon following what an officer at the scene called an “unexplained death”.  SKY News 09:36, UK, Friday 12 August 2016 The scene in Hyde Park, London, after a body was discovered Police are treating as suspicious the discovery of a body under a tree near Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. Police have set up a large cordon following what an officer at the scene called an “unexplained death”. A member…

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Sutcliffe was moved to Broadmoor in 1984 BBC NEWS The Yorkshire Ripper is expected to move out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and into a prison after medical experts ruled him mentally fit, BBC News understands. A health tribunal has found Peter Sutcliffe no longer needs any treatment for any mental disorder. In 1981 he was convicted of 13 murders…

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There was fury at Holyrood when union flags were removed from the canteen after protests from Nationalists.

There was fury at Holyrood when union flags were removed from the canteen after protests from Nationalists.

The miniature flags had initially been put out as table decorations on Thursday as part of an Olympic Games-inspired barbecue to mark the last day of parliamentary business before the summer recess. They formed the centrepiece of decorations which also included red, white and blue balloons and cut-out Olympic torches on the walls. However, the use of the union flags upset some SNP MSPs, who want to see Scotland become independent of the United Kingdom,…

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London attack: Norwegian Somali behind stabbing spree

London attack: Norwegian Somali behind stabbing spree

Norwegian of Somali origin killed American woman in Russel Square, police say, as they rule out “radicalisation”. Aljazeera 04 Aug 2016 12:19 GMT British police say a man who stabbed six people in London’s Russell Square was a Norwegian of Somali origin, but they have found no signs of “radicalisation”. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said on Thursday the investigation “increasingly points to mental health issues” as the possible cause of the attack. “We believe this…

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Home ownership falling in major English cities, says think tank

Home ownership falling in major English cities, says think tank

By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 2 August 2016 From the  BBC section Business Major English cities – particularly Manchester – have seen the sharpest falls in home ownership since a peak in the early 2000s, analysis suggests. The Resolution Foundation said homes were becoming increasingly unaffordable for struggling potential buyers. The proportion of home owners dropped from 72% in April 2003 to 58% this year in Greater Manchester, it said. West Yorkshire, the metropolitan…

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