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Holyhead crossbow shooter urged to come forward by police

[ad_1] Image copyright Family photo Image caption Gerald Corrigan was struck outside his home The person who shot a 74-year-old man with a crossbow, causing him to suffer "horrendous injuries", has been urged to come forward.Gerald Corrigan was struck outside his home in a remote area near South Stack Road in Holyhead, Anglesey, at about 00:30 BST on Friday.He is critically ill at Royal Stoke University Hospital after the bolt

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Britain has broken its record for the longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal.The National Grid said on Monday afternoon that the coal-free period has so far lasted 89 hours.It is the longest period since the industrial revolution and breaks the previous record set in April 2018 of 76 hours and 10 minutes.The government plans to phase out Britain's last coal power plants by
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Explosions heard in Derby city centre after blaze

[ad_1] Image copyright Sam Hawkes A series of explosions have erupted from a building on fire in Derby.A number of bangs were heard across the city shortly before 14:00 BST and large, black plumes of smoke were visible for miles.Main line train services have been suspended and residents are being advised to stay indoors.Police said the blaze, at a commercial building in Enterprise Way, is not thought to be suspicious.
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Sri Lanka attacks: Who are the victims?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A spate of attacks has claimed hundreds of victims across Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is in shock after a wave of bombings targeting churches and hotels left 290 people dead. Churches were hit during Easter services on Sunday in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. Most of those killed are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals but officials say dozens of foreigners
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US to end sanctions waivers for major Iranian oil importers

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran's oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country's economy US President Donald Trump has decided that five large countries will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue to import Iranian oil.The White House announced that sanctions waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would not be renewed when they expired on 2 May.The

UB40’s Brian Travers to ‘live life to the full’ after surgery

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers says he will "carry on living life to the full" after having two brain tumours removed.The founding member of the Birmingham band, who topped the charts in 1983 with Red Red Wine, added that he does not plan to give up alcohol or smoking.In March, the 60-year-old had a seizure at his home and was later found to have two tumours

Theresa May to face grassroots no-confidence challenge

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge - from Conservative grassroots campaigners. More than 70 local association chiefs - angry at her handling of Brexit - have called for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss her leadership. A non-binding vote will be held at that National Conservative Convention EGM.Dinah Glover, chairwoman of the London East Area Conservatives, said there was "despair
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Sri Lanka attacks: ‘International network’ linked to bombings

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of deadly Sri Lanka explosions A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials say.The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the attacks.Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on churches
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Mournes wildfire: Firefighters bring blaze under control

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The fire was rapidly spreading' A "running wildfire" in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in County Down has been brought under control. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which started in Donard Forest, on Sunday night into Monday morning.The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a report that a fire had broken out at 20:30 BST on