London fire: Sadiq Khan says tragedy caused by years of neglect

London fire: Sadiq Khan says tragedy caused by years of neglect

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Grenfell Tower fire was a “preventable accident” caused by “years of neglect” by the local council and successive governments, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said. After attending a service for victims, Mr Khan said the fire was a national disaster requiring a national response. Kensington and Chelsea Council’s leader said officials had been working “around the clock” since the fire on Wednesday. The government says all…

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Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been jailed for 15 years after carrying out unnecessary cancer operations. Paterson, 59, was convicted over operations on nine women and one man, but there were hundreds of other victims. He was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding, after his trial. Jurors at Nottingham Crown Court heard last month Paterson had exaggerated or invented the…

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What have the Roseanne cast been up to for the past 20 years?

What have the Roseanne cast been up to for the past 20 years?

They were one of America’s favourite families in the late 1980s and ’90s – with their affectionate bickering, everyday crises, growing pains and belly laughs beamed into more than 20 million homes in the US. Now the Conners are coming back, more than 20 years after the last episode of Roseanne was aired. All the original cast are returning – after getting up to some successful and surprising stuff in the intervening two decades. Roseanne…

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Ferrari Celebrates 70 Years of the World’s Fastest and Most Beautiful Sports Cars

Ferrari Celebrates 70 Years of the World’s Fastest and Most Beautiful Sports Cars

Photo Credit: Jared Paul Stern In Maranello, Italy in March of 1947 a racing driver and entrepreneur named Enzo Ferrari fired up the engine of the 125 S, the very first car to bear his now legendary name. It was the realization of Ferrari’s lifelong dream to build an exclusive race car for gentlemen drivers who demanded better than the very best. Now 70 years after the historic test drive, Ferrari, a true global icon, is…

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Madeleine McCann: Parents mark 10 years since daughter went missing

Madeleine McCann: Parents mark 10 years since daughter went missing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Madeleine McCann’s parents have told the BBC they will do “whatever it takes, for as long as it takes” to find their missing daughter. Next week sees the 10th anniversary of her disappearance, aged three, from an apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal. The couple, from Rothley in Leicestershire, said “real progress” had been made by the Metropolitan Police over the past five years. “There is still…

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Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

A hospital patient has been waiting nearly four years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge. The unnamed patient, who has a “serious mental health condition”, learning disability and physical health problems, has been in a hospital bed for more than 1,338 days. The patient is expected to leave hospital in “around six months”, after arrangements were made for their care. The hospital is part of the Hywel Dda University Health Board in…

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Pavey thrilled at 'bittersweet' bronze – 10 years on

Pavey thrilled at 'bittersweet' bronze – 10 years on

Britain’s Jo Pavey says it is a bittersweet feeling to receive her 2007 World Championships 10,000m bronze medal after Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse had her result chalked off. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF said the silver medallist had been found guilty of an in-competition doping offence during the event in Japan. Pavey, 43, was beaten to bronze by American Kara Goucher, who will now be upgraded to silver. “It is frustrating,” said Pavey. “I am thrilled…

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Royal Marine Alexander Blackman gets seven years for Taliban killing

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman gets seven years for Taliban killing

A Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been jailed for seven years. Sgt Alexander Blackman, 42, will be freed in weeks as he has already served more than three years in jail. The sentencing came after the Court Martial Appeal Court ruled Blackman’s original murder conviction should be reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The 2011 shooting took place after a British patrol base came under…

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