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Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence

[ad_1] Image caption The taxi firm told Mark Whittle the driver was refusing to pick up his guide dog, Archer A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence.Mark Whittle and his wife were waiting to be collected by Mohammed Saghir, 59, in Nottingham, in December.After a member of the public saw the driver pull up, look over and leave,
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Tributes paid to ‘incredible’ climbers Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry

[ad_1] Image copyright Dan Bailey Image caption Steve Perry, left, and climbing partner Andy Nisbet Two men who lost their lives in a Scottish Highlands mountaineering trip have been described as giants of the climbing world.Aberdeen-born Andy Nisbet and Inverness-based Steve Perry got into difficulty on Ben Hope on Tuesday.Their bodies were recovered from the mountain in Sutherland on Wednesday.Fellow climbers paid tribute to the pair, who were highly experienced
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Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInstagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag images All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC.The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had "helped kill" his daughter.Molly's family found she
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Equine Flu: British horse racing cancelled until at least 13 February

[ad_1] Equine flu: Inside Newmarket laboratory which detected outbreak Horse racing will not resume in Britain until Wednesday, 13 February at the earliest after an outbreak of equine flu, the British Horseracing Authority has announced.All fixtures on Thursday were called off by the BHA after three vaccinated horses tested positive for the disease.Trainer Donald McCain has confirmed the horses came from his Cheshire stables.Horses from the infected yard raced on
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Assistant head ‘threatened’ in LGBT teaching row

[ad_1] Image caption Andrew Moffat said the No Outsiders project was about community cohesion and learning to live in modern Britain A primary school teacher says he has received threats from parents amid protests over teachings about LGBT rights and homophobia.Demonstrations against the classes have been held outside Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham.Assistant head Andrew Moffat, who is gay, said he had received "nasty emails" and threats, including
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Girl, 13, dies one day after getting cancer diagnosis

[ad_1] Image copyright Kelly Baverstock Image caption Tanisha Baverstock was "skin and bone" by the time she was correctly diagnosed, her mother said A girl died of cancer a day after being diagnosed, her mother has said.Kelly Baverstock said daughter Tanisha, 13, was "skin and bone" and "barely able to lift her head" but Salisbury District Hospital said she had a chest infection and prescribed antibiotics.The next day, she took
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Classic crime show Bergerac to return

[ad_1] Image copyright Larry Ellis Collection Image caption English actor John Nettles pictured as Jim Bergerac together with French actress Cecile Paoli on location in 1981 Classic TV crime drama Bergerac is being rebooted for a new series, it has been announced.Set on the island of Jersey, the BBC programme ran for nine series from 1981 until 1991.The police drama starred John Nettles as complex detective sergeant Jim Bergerac, who
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Stabbing accused denies Lee Pomeroy train murder

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Pencille denied murdering 51-year-old Lee Pomeroy A man has denied stabbing a passenger to death on board a train.Darren Pencille, 35, of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to murdering Lee Pomeroy on a Guildford to London service on 4 January.Mr Pomeroy, 51, suffered nine stab wounds when he was attacked on the day before his birthday near Horsley, Surrey.A post-mortem examination
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Holby City star ‘begged to reach daughter at Bestival’

[ad_1] Image copyright Zoe Barling/PA Wire Image caption Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the Bestival site Actor John Michie has told a jury he begged security staff at a music festival to let him through the gates as his daughter lay dying inside.He and his wife rushed to the Bestival site after hearing Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, screeching "like a wild animal" on