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China releases British consulate worker detained at border

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook A worker at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been released by mainland China after being detained at the border. Simon Cheng went missing on 8 August during a business trip to Shenzhen.China's foreign ministry confirmed that Mr Cheng had been detained for 15 days for violating public security laws. The UK had said it was "extremely concerned" by his detention. It comes as anti-government
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Why Ariana Grande will always be welcome in Manchester

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ariana Grande hasn't been back to Manchester since she held the One Love Manchester benefit concert in June 2017, following the arena attacks.But, she is returning this weekend to headline the city's Pride celebrations.Although the pop star's current tour doesn't include any shows in Manchester, her return to perform at Pride has been called a " statement that love always wins".Fans have told Radio 1
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Should all frontline police officers use Tasers?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media If you're a police officer, your chance of being equipped with a Taser depends on your force.Earlier this week, Northamptonshire Police announced it will be the first force in the country to arm all of its frontline officers with the electric stun guns.Days later it was joined by a second force, Durham Constabulary, which said every frontline officer who wants a Taser will undergo training.Although
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Sterns nightclub: The raves in the house on the hill

[ad_1] Image copyright Marmite/Tony Ladd Image caption Flyers for Sterns often referenced well-known household brands At the height of its popularity, ravers blocked the roads of rural Sussex trying to get to a 19th Century mansion whose floors pounded with the sounds of the so-called Second Summer of Love. But the success of Sterns nightclub would partially lead to its downfall. Just three years after it began, the party was
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A street gym in Brixton is helping young people

[ad_1] Terroll Lewis set up Brixton street gym after the success of his workouts in the local park. He posted them online as he could not afford to join a gym at the time.The urban gym provides a safe place for kids in the community to go and keeps them off the streets.By video journalist: Simone Stewart [ad_2] Source link
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Mossmorran: Gas processing plants get two-month flaring deadline

[ad_1] Image copyright Sepa Image caption Sepa wants "faster progress" from the companies operating at Mossmorran Two companies at the centre of gas-flaring complaints in Fife have been given two months by the environmental regulator to come up with a plan to fix the problem.Sepa officials have varied operating permits for Exxonmobil and Shell Fife NGL at the Mossmorran complex.They have also told them to install flare tips that reduce
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Free heart screening in Cardiff Half Marathon runner’s memory

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"We need to be doing more as a country" Free heart screening is set to be provided in memory of a runner who died during the Cardiff Half Marathon.The Ben McDonald Heart Screening Fund, set up after the 25-year-old went into cardiac arrest at the finish line last year, is funding a sold out event at Cardiff Gate on 31 August.The
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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has spoken to US President Donald Trump ahead of meeting him for the first time since becoming prime minister on Sunday.The leaders, who will meet at the G7 summit in France, discussed "foreign policy issues and global trade".No 10 said they "looked forward to speaking further" at the summit.Mr Trump has praised Mr Johnson, calling him "Britain Trump", and predicted a speedy US-UK
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Bury owner Steve Dale says club has been sold with EFL deadline approaching

[ad_1] Owner Steve Dale has told BBC Radio Manchester he has agreed a deal to sell Bury as a deadline for their possible expulsion from the EFL approaches.The club, which has had its first six games of the season suspended, has been given until 23:59 BST to prove it can pay off creditors and has funding in place to complete the season.An update issued at 17:00 BST by the English