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February 18, 2018 9:04 AM Father of British teen Florida school massacre survivor blasts sale of rifles

THE father of a British teenager caught up in the Florida school massacre yesterday blasted the sale of “weapons of war” in America. David Mizen, whose son Lewis hid in a cupboard to escape gunman Nikolas Cruz, declared: “I think our confusion here, which is shared by a majority of Americans, is that if they want a handgun to protect or whatever, OK. “If that’s 6

February 18, 2018 6:00 AM Farmer grew cannabis plants capable of producing £122,000 of the drug

A POULTRY farmer ran a cannabis production and supply centre in a farm outbuilding, York Crown Court heard. Ian Howard, prosecuting, said Peter Holtby’s plants were capable of growing enough cannabis to fetch up to £122,000 in street deals. David Camidge, defending, said the 59-year-old farmer used the drug because he found it better at dealing with his chronic 3

February 17, 2018 3:34 PM Fifty firefighters battle huge fire at building site on London's Great Portland Street as smoke billows across the capital

A dramatic blaze which tore through a building site in London's West End, prompting fears of an explosion, has been brought under control by firefighters. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 72 firefighters and officers were sent to Great Portland Street, near Oxford Street and BBC headquarters, following reports of a fire at 12.45pm. Firefighters fearing 6

February 16, 2018 8:45 PM Gang of Romanian fraudsters who dished out fake IDs in the name of David Cameron are jailed for a total of 22 years

A Romanian fraudster and his gang of 'foot soldiers' who dished out fake IDs in the name of David Cameron have been jailed for a total of 22 and a half years. The scammers - led by wanted Romanian criminal Dragoz Dragomir - raked in £1million by running their elaborate criminal racket. They ran adverts for non-existent goods and services on websites 8

February 16, 2018 6:00 PM Eric Bailly in contention to make Manchester United return on Saturday, Rashford and Herrera out

Eric Bailly is available for Manchester United when they take on Huddersfield Town for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday (17 February) but remain without Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford. Bailly has not featured since the defeat to Chelsea in the first week of November, undergoing ankle surgery the following month. The Ivory Coast international 7

February 16, 2018 2:19 PM Gang who made a fake David Cameron driving licence are jailed

Dragoz Dragomir and Mihai Cirstoiu were jailed along with their accomplices for using fake IDs in a huge fraud scam. Dragoz Dragomir and Mihai Cirstoiu would advertise non-existent goods and services on legitimate websites, including eBay, and collect money from the sales via bank accounts set up with fake IDs. One of the ID cards they faked showed Mr Cameron 6

February 16, 2018 2:00 PM Port of Dover: Cigarettes seized by Border Force

Millions of cigarettes have been seized after they were discovered wrapped among insulation. Around 5.8 million cigarettes were discovered as an attempt to smuggle them into the UK was foiled by the Border Force at Dover's Eastern Docks. The discovery was made after officers stopped a Polish lorry on a ferry from Calais. The paperwork for the vehicle’s 2

February 16, 2018 9:47 AM Jennifer Aniston through the years: From Rachel Green to Hollywood in pictures

Jennifer Aniston was voted People magazine’s most beautiful woman of 2016. Lets take a look at her sexiest pictures to date. Jennifer Aniston, 49, burst on to our TV screens in 1994 as Rachel Green in Friends. The 90s TV show was hugely popular and catapulted the comedy actress into stardom. Friends ran from 1994 to 2004 and followed a group of 20-somethings 28

February 13, 2018 7:51 PM The BBC Is Banning Single-Use Plastic, Inspired By 'Blue Planet'

The plastic-free campaign has claimed yet another victory. The BBC has announced a three-step plan to ban single-use plastics by 2020. By the end of this year, both plastic cutlery and cups will have been scrapped across all of the BBC’s offices. Two million plastic cups are currently being used by visitors and staff each year on BBC sites. Tony Hall, the BBC’s 6

February 13, 2018 2:32 PM Grand Canyon crash: Parents' tribute to 'wonderful' sons

The parents of two British tourists who died in the Grand Canyon helicopter crash have paid tribute to their "wonderful sons". Becky Dobson, 27, Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother Jason Hill, 32, were on the "holiday of a lifetime" when they were killed. Three other Britons and the pilot were injured, but were not rescued until eight hours later on Sunday 8