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Man and woman killed in south London crash

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Footscray Road in Eltham, south London A man and a woman in their 70s died after their car was hit by a van which was being pursued by police in south London.The crash happened on Footscray Road, Eltham, just after midnight.Scotland Yard said officers had spotted the Ford Transit van being driven "erratically at speed" and the driver had failed to stop.The man and
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Brexit and identity in NI: A delicate issue

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in Northern Ireland, regardless of their background, can hold both British and Irish passports Much of the debate about Brexit has been focused on the Irish border and what it will look like after the UK leaves the EU.But Brexit will also have consequences for identity - specifically, the rights of British and Irish citizens in Northern Ireland after it happens.Identity has
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Most mortgages go to first-time buyers, Halifax research shows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images First-time buyers now make up the majority of home purchases bought with a mortgage in the UK, figures show.The Halifax bank said the last time such a situation existed was 1995.Its research found Pendle in Lancashire and Copeland in Cumbria were the most affordable areas, with homes costing 2.6 times local earnings on average.An average deposit of £32,841 is required to get on the property
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Jamie Genevieve: Don’t call me an ‘influencer’

[ad_1] In just four years Jamie Genevieve has gone from department store make-up girl to social media sensation, amassing more than a million Instagram followers and 750,000 subscribers on YouTube. Jamie has a lipstick named after her and works closely with "about 15" of the world's top beauty brands, jetting to locations including The Hamptons, Dubai, New York, Las Vegas and the Maldives.To her followers, her life is a blur
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How are MPs deselected? – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Deselection is the buzzword sending a shiver down the spine of MPs in both main parties as local activists, fired up over Brexit, flex their muscles. Six of the nine former Labour MPs who quit the party, unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and the party's handling of anti-Semitism, were previously facing local pressure to remove them as MPs.And the three former Conservative MPs - Anna
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How Queer as Folk broke the mould for gays on TV

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 When Queer as Folk landed on screens 20 years ago, it immediately divided opinion.It portrayed the lives of three central characters living in Manchester's Gay Village in a frank, funny and explicit way that had never been seen on screens before.But gay campaign groups protested at the launch that it failed to tackle issues such as Aids.And conservative critics such as then-Daily Express columnist Peter
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Man charged over Portsmouth police officer park stabbing

[ad_1] Image caption Police say they do not believe there is any wider risk to the community A man has been charged over the stabbing of a police officer in a park in Portsmouth.The 56-year-old officer was on patrol in Stamshaw Park when he was wounded in the back on Thursday afternoon.Michael Enzanga, from London, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed
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Brexit: Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clarke issue delay warning

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Brexit should be delayed if Parliament does not approve a deal in the coming days, three cabinet ministers have warned publicly for the first time.Ahead of crucial votes in the Commons next week, Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark say time is running out and that the country faces a choice. Writing in the Daily Mail, they say they hope there will be a breakthrough