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The first British police officer to be convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist group has been jailed for more than four years. Ben Hannam, 22, was found guilty of membership of banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA) in 2016 until September 2017, following a trial at the Old Bailey. He had been working […]

Actor and producer Noel Clarke has “vehemently” denied sexual misconduct accusations levelled against him as Bafta suspended his membership. The academy said it had also suspended his outstanding British contribution to cinema award “in light of the allegations of serious misconduct” against the 45-year-old. The claims were levelled against the actor, best known for appearing […]

Charity shop worker Gemma Barbieri, of Thetford in Norfolk, said she was “stunned” when she received a call saying that 14-year-old Rose had been found. A cat which went missing 13 years ago has been found and reunited with her owner. The pet, named after Billie Piper’s character in Doctor Who, had been an eighth […]

Barclays enjoyed a record quarter at the start of 2021, hitting pre-tax profits not seen in 13 years, the bank has revealed. Bosses said the £2.4 billion pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year came through strong growth in its corporate and investment banking division and an improved mortgage book. The bank’s […]

AstraZeneca has revealed it banked revenues of 275 million US dollars in the first three months of the year from sales of its Covid-19 vaccine, delivering 68 million doses worldwide. The pharmaceutical, which is not making a profit from the vaccine, added that, of those sales, 224 million dollars (£160.6 million) worth were in Europe, […]

A police community support officer murdered in a quiet hamlet in Kent died from “significant head injuries”. Police said they are “working very hard” to identify a motive for the killing of Julia James, whose body was found in Akholt Wood earlier this week. The 53-year-old was off-duty at the time and was reportedly last […]

The Prime Minister could have put himself at an “increased risk” of snooping and criminal activity Lord Ricketts said the revelation that, until this year, Boris Johnson’s contact number was still listed on the bottom of a 2006 press release on the internet meant “thousands” of people could have his details, possibly placing him at […]

The disaster happened at Mount Meron at the main celebrations of Lag BaOmer More than 40 people have been killed in a stampede at a Jewish religious gathering in northern Israel, local authorities said. Motti Bukchin, spokesman for the Zaka ambulance service, told Channel 12 TV on Friday that 44 people were killed in the […]

Manchester United ran amok against Roma once again as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comeback kings triumphed 6-2 and took a giant stride towards the Europa League final. Having fallen short in four semi-finals in the last two seasons, the Red Devils were looking to underline their progress by reaching their first final under the 1999 treble […]

Martin Compston has said he does not know if Line Of Duty will return after the current series, but that it will not return “just for the sake of it”. The Scottish actor, who plays DI Steve Arnott in the hit BBC show, said it would lie in the hands of show creator Jed Mercurio. […]

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