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August 16, 2018 5:03 PM Man charged with murder after Britain's Got Talent finalist stabbed to death in London

Simonne Kerr, a nurse who was part of an NHS choir, died after being stabbed in her home in Battersea, south London. Desmond Sylva, 40, is accused of stabbing nurse Simonne Kerr, 31, in Battersea, south west London, on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. Sylva was charged the day after Ms Kerr was found with a knife wound at her home. The mother-of-two performed 5

August 15, 2018 12:36 AM Shock care home closure branded ‘disgusting’

A WORKERS union has slammed as “disgusting” the shock closure of a care home, which reportedly left 29 elderly residents just hours to find new accommodation. The GMB said the closing of Warneford House, in Doncaster, had left vulnerable residents and care workers “stunned, heartbroken and angry”. The shock decision reportedly gave some families just half an hour to arrange 5

August 15, 2018 12:24 AM ‘Moscow happy to EXPLOIT crisis’: Trump’s SPAT with Turkey may help Russia UNDERMINE NATO

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s diplomatic spat with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be facilitating Russia’s attempted subversion of NATO, analysts have warned. Turkey, one of NATO’s most significant military powers, has provided Washington with logistical support for its military actions in the Middle East for years. But Ankara maintains close 7

August 14, 2018 10:05 PM Rail fares rises: Grayling pleads with unions and train firms

The rail industry should change how it calculates fare rises and staff wages to cut costs for passengers, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He has asked train operators and unions to use a different, lower, inflation measure to set pay and fare increases. The RMT union said it opposed Mr Grayling's call - made hours before January's rail fare rise is announced 5

August 14, 2018 4:24 AM 'Our girl Aliza-May's smile would melt your heart'

A GIRL who died just months before her first birthday has inspired a fundraising bid in aid of the hospice that cared for her. Parents of North Swindon baby Aliza-May Norton, who suffered from rare genetic disorder Edwards syndrome, said the girl’s smile lit up the room. And this weekend, Aliza-May’s father and 13 family friends will take on the Tough 6

August 13, 2018 9:21 AM New law could see 'dangerous cycling' treated the same as dangerous driving

DANGEROUS cycling could be prosecuted in the same way as dangerous driving under new laws proposed by ministers. The proposals follow the death in February 2016 of 44-year-old mother-of-two Kim Briggs, who was knocked over and killed by a London bicycle courier. The cyclist, Charlie Alliston, was prosecuted under Victorian laws of causing bodily harm by wanton 4

August 13, 2018 8:48 AM 130 volunteers thanked for supporting hospices at garden party

The charity, run entirely by volunteers, has distributed £2.5 million since it began 23 years ago. FSH works alongside hospices, promoting awareness of the invaluable services provided by them to our community. Chair Kathy Gore said: “Our hospices provide crucial support to families when it is needed most. “But they all rely on support from their local 5

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Theresa May: I'll end rough sleeping by 2027

However, they warned it will not provide a “total fix” for homelessness, which would require a significant increase in social housing, more security for renters and the reversal of policies which leave migrants homeless. The new strategy, revealed by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire on Saturday ahead of its official launch today, will offer support 8

August 13, 2018 5:01 AM Law firm makes its mark again

It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers. Lorraine Stratton-Webb – partner at Clough & Willis - said: "Our property team is one of the most buoyant 7

August 12, 2018 2:04 AM Omagh bomb remembrance service to be held

A remembrance service is due to take place later, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing. It was carried out by the dissident republican Real IRA, several months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The interdenominational service will feature the Omagh Community Youth Choir and include a song specially composed by its musical 8