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MOTs: More details released about exemptions after test centre problems

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More details of plans to deal with the ongoing disruption at vehicle test centres have been released.Some drivers had MOT tests cancelled after inspections of test centres found "signs of cracking" in 48 of 55 vehicle lifts.On Saturday, the infrastructure minister said temporary MOT exemptions would be issued to affected drivers from Monday.It has now been revealed this will not apply to taxis or four-year-old
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Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool: Jason Cummings scores twice in fightback

[ad_1] 'Super sub' Cummings stuns Liverpool with equaliser for Shrewsbury Substitute Jason Cummings scored two goals against runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool as League One Shrewsbury Town staged a magnificent fightback from 2-0 down to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield.Liverpool looked to be heading into the fifth round for the first time since 2015 after a fine first-half finish by 18-year-old Curtis Jones was followed by Donald
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Gas supplies cut at 1,200 Richmond homes after pipe burst

[ad_1] Image caption Engineers are slowly pumping out water from the gas pipe network More than a 1,200 homes in south-west London have been without gas for four days after water from a burst main entered local gas pipes.The leak was fixed but for safety reasons gas supplies were cut off in the TW9 area of Richmond on Thursday.Distributor Cadent said it had now started pumping out some of the
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38 killed on smart motorways in last five years

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Panorama has obtained a 999 call, made by a family who broke down on a smart motorway Thirty-eight people have been killed on smart motorways in the last five years, the government has told BBC Panorama.It is the first time that the total number of deaths has been reported.Smart motorways have been criticised because they do not have a hard
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Edinburgh woman died ‘after attack by robber who knew her’

[ad_1] Image caption The pensioner is believed to have been the victim of a targeted attack at her house in Restalrig Circus A 79-year-old woman died after being attacked in her Edinburgh home by a robber who knew her, police believe.Margaret Grant was discovered by officers called to a disturbance at the house in Restalrig Circus at about 18:50 on Friday.She was taken to hospital but died later that night.Police
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Border Force officer arrested in ecstasy supply probe

[ad_1] A serving Border Force officer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying ecstasy.The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the man was arrested in Kent on Saturday.A spokesman said the 40-year-old, who is also suspected of misconduct in a public office, was bailed pending further inquiries.The Home Office said it would be inappropriate to comment while legal proceedings were ongoing.The man was arrested by the anti-corruption unit in Folkestone.The Border
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Post-mortem tests on man killed in Hull house fire with daughter

[ad_1] Image caption Crews were called to the fire at a property in Wensley Avenue Tests are being carried out on the body of a 47-year-old man who died along with his 10-year-old daughter in a fire at a terraced house in Hull.Crews battled to rescue the pair from the building in Wensley Avenue, Cottingham, on Saturday morning.A post-mortem examination is taking place to establish the cause of his death,
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Chinese New Year: England welcomes the Year of the Rat

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption London's celebrations began with a parade followed by events in Trafalgar Square Performers and acrobats, flying dragons and dancing lions have been helping thousands celebrate Chinese New Year.Events are being held in several city centres in England to welcome the Year of the Rat, which fell on Saturday.London held what organisers claim was the largest celebrations outside of Asia, while Liverpool's took place
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Jordan Sinnott: Murder arrest over Matlock Town footballer’s death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images / Chris Brunskill Image caption Jordan Sinnott started his career at Huddersfield Town A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a non-league footballer who was attacked during a night out.Jordan Sinnott, who was on loan at Matlock Town, was found unconscious in Market Place, Retford, Nottinghamshire, at about 02:00 GMT on Friday.The 25-year-old suffered a fractured skull and died on Saturday evening.Another
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Man’s body found near Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth building

[ad_1] Image caption The body was found off Holyrood Road A man's body has been found near Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth building.Police were called to the scene off Holyrood Road, near Holyrood Park, at about 11:00.The area has been sealed off while police carry out an investigation.A spokeswoman said: "Inquires are ongoing and at an early stage. A police presence will be in the area in the meantime." [ad_2] Source link