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Adele named richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Adele has been named the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under - with an estimated fortune of £147.5m.The singer has boosted her wealth by around £15 million in the last year, according to Heat magazine.Ed Sheeran is second with around £94m while Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is third with £87m.Other stars on the annual rich list include all of 1D's band members, actress
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Meghan shows off welly-wanging skills in New Zealand

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP The Duchess of Sussex showed off her welly-wanging - boot throwing - skills on the latest stop of her 16-day tour with Prince Harry.The pair indulged in some rubber boot tossing in Revdale, north of the New Zealand city of Auckland.The couple were on competing teams, and Meghan emerged victorious after her welly was thrown a metre closer to the target than Prince Harry's.The royal couple
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Budget 2018: MPs debate ‘end of austerity’ claim

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBudget headlines in two minutes MPs will debate the Budget later with Labour dismissing the government's claim to be ending austerity.Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said welfare cuts were continuing and public services could face a further squeeze.But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told BBC Newsnight tax cuts would put "more money in families' pockets".In the Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond
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Excluded children at risk of knife crime – Barnardo’s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children's charity has warned. Barnardo's added excluded children are also at risk of "being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs".The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded children. The government said a review of school exclusions and
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Suzy Lamplugh: Police search Sutton Coldfield property

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Suzy Lamplugh was declared dead in 1994 Police investigating the murder of Suzy Lamplugh more than 30 years ago are searching a property in the West Midlands.The estate agent disappeared in July 1986 after going to meet a client in Fulham, south-west London.Miss Lamplugh, 25, was presumed murdered and declared dead in 1994, but her body has never been found.The Metropolitan Police has confirmed
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Grenfell Tower: The fires that foretold the tragedy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of people were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire, and many more were left homeless On 14 June 2017, televisions across the country showed a west London tower block burn. For some, this was history repeating itself - as if five similar fires had simply not been important enough to prevent the deaths of 72 people in Grenfell Tower.Catherine Hickman was on
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Why did the council ‘house’ me in a tent?

[ad_1] Theo had just turned 17 when he became homeless. He turned to the council for help - but was given only a one-man tent, writes the BBC's Emma Forde. It was August 2016 when Theo's mum, Rose, received a phone call from Cornwall Council that made her feel physically ill. Her son had moved down south to spend time with his dad, but things hadn't been going well. Theo
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Inside Birmingham’s underground mail tunnel

[ad_1] Photographers have been given a rare glimpse inside an underground tunnel once used to transport mail to a railway station.The Mailbox tunnel was used by Royal Mail to transport millions of letters and parcels to Birmingham's New Street Station. It was opened in 1970, but shut in 1998 when the Royal Mail moved its sorting office operations to the Aston area of the city.Now 20 photographers from the Igers
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Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical."It is important and an increasingly urgent