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Laleh Shahravesh ‘to be freed’ after Facebook horse insult

[ad_1] Image copyright Detained in Dubai Image caption Laleh Shahravesh was arrested in Dubai when she arrived with her teenage daughter Paris for her ex-husband's funeral A British woman who faced prison in Dubai for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "horse" on Facebook is to be released, the campaign group which represents her has said.Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying to the city to
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Baby girl dies after fall from flat window in Clydebank

[ad_1] Image caption The girl fell from a flat on Dumbarton Road, near Boquhanran Road A one-year-old girl who fell from a third-floor flat window in Clydebank has died.The toddler fell from the building on Dumbarton Road, near Boquhanran Road, at about 14:10 on Wednesday.She was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow where she later died.Police said inquiries were ongoing to establish the full circumstances, but
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Brexit: Theresa May updates MPs on 31 October delay

[ad_1] Image copyright HOC Theresa May is briefing the House of Commons on her agreement with EU leaders to delay Brexit by more than six months.The new deadline of 31 October means the UK is likely to have to hold European Parliament elections in May.The prime minister promised to pursue an "orderly" Brexit, saying it was her "priority" to deliver it.Earlier, Labour welcomed the delay, promising to work with the
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Bikers join Gorleston funeral cortege for ‘biker chick’

[ad_1] An online plea for riders to take part in a funeral saw people travel from across the east of England to take part.Sally Elliott, a heavy-metal-loving "bike chick" from Gorleston, Norfolk, died from cancer in March, aged 57.Her family turned to social media to ask for people to escort her on her final journey.Mitchell Fobbester, her son, said: "It was the first time I smiled, once I saw how
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Graffiti scrawled on Ring of Brodgar standing stone in Orkney

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic ceremonial site Police are investigating vandalism at Orkney's Ring of Brodgar.Built 5,000 years ago, the Neolithic ceremonial site near Stenness is the third largest stone circle in the British Isles.Graffiti was scratched into one of the ring's 27 standing stones sometime between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.Police Scotland described the stones as "priceless artefacts" and the
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Police find 54 dogs locked in cages at Morecambe home

[ad_1] Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption The dogs were found stacked in cages at the home Fifty-four dogs have been rescued after being found stacked in cages in a house during a raid by police and RSPCA inspectors.The home in Morecambe, Lancashire, was searched on Tuesday after the RSPCA received tip-offs from the community, a spokesman said.The dogs, which had been badly neglected, are being cared for by the
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BBC’s Jackie Bird leaves Reporting Scotland

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe audience did not know it, but here is Jackie Bird delivering her final headlines and goodbye on her last Reporting Scotland Jackie Bird, the BBC's face of news in Scotland for the past three decades, has left Reporting Scotland.She has been the main face of the BBC Scotland programme since 1989 but fronted her last bulletin at 18:30 on Wednesday
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Jack Shepherd: Speedboat killer jailed after fleeing UK

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking on the plane back from Georgia, Jack Shepherd said he regretted going on the run A man who killed a woman in a speedboat crash has been sentenced to an extra six months for fleeing the country.Jack Shepherd fled to Georgia before he was sentenced to six years in jail for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown.He returned to the UK
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British woman found dead in Swiss hotel

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The young British woman was found dead in a waterside hotel in Locarno on Tuesday A 22-year-old British woman has been found dead in the bathroom of a hotel in southern Switzerland, police say.Her 29-year-old German boyfriend has been taken into custody and reportedly told police that the death was the result of a "sex game" that went wrong.The victim has not been officially
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Hammersmith Bridge ‘closed indefinitely’ after faults found

[ad_1] Image caption Private vehicles and buses are banned from using the crossing but pedestrians and cyclists can still use it Hammersmith Bridge has been closed indefinitely after safety checks revealed "critical faults".Hammersmith and Fulham Council said it was left with "no choice" but to shut the bridge to motorists, until refurbishment costs can be met.Government "budget cuts" left Transport for London unable to repair the 132-year-old bridge, the council