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Royal Mail ‘sorry’ for raising stamp price above cap

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail has apologised after announcing a price rise which breaches a cap designed to make the postal service "affordable" for all consumers.From 25 March, the price of a second-class stamp will rise by 3p to 61p - breaching Ofcom's current price cap of 60p which is in place until 1 April. The price of a first-class stamp will also increase by 3p to 70p.Royal
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Amber Peat inquest: Coroner returns narrative conclusion

[ad_1] Image caption Amber Peat was found hanged after going missing from her home in Mansfield A coroner has said she cannot be sure a 13-year-old girl who was found hanged after going missing from home intended to die.Amber Peat was found dead three days after walking out of her home in Nottinghamshire in May 2015 following an argument about chores.Assistant Nottinghamshire coroner Laurinda Bower considered whether to return a
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Viktorija Sokolova: Life term for rape and murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Viktorija Sokolova's body was found by a dog walker in West Park, Wolverhampton A boy has been detained for life for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in a park.Now 17, his trial heard he "smashed" Viktorija Sokolova's head with a hammer-like object in a "sustained and ferocious" attack on 11 April 2018.Her lifeless and partially clothed body was found by
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Shamima Begum in Syria: Where now for IS bride?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: "I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me" I saw her approach through the crowded camp and recognised her from her shoes. They peeked out from underneath her black abaya; like a child's trainers they were red, blue and gold but almost in pieces. I'd spotted them when we first met two days earlier.
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Alesha MacPhail murder: Judge lifts ban on naming killer Aaron Campbell

[ad_1] Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Aaron Campbell is facing a life sentence The identity of the teenage boy who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been revealed.The judge who presided over the murder trial has lifted a ban on naming 16-year-old Aaron Campbell.Media outlets, including the BBC, made a case for reversing the court order which protects his identity.Campbell, who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha, could not initially be
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Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

[ad_1] Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced.They have also been fined £460,000, while the Football Association (FA) has been fined £390,000.The ban does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to Chelsea's women's and futsal teams.The Premier League club have been given three days to appeal against the world
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Labour MP Ian Austin quits party

[ad_1] Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North, has become the ninth MP to quit Labour this week. Mr Austin told the Express and Star newspaper that he was quitting because of the party's "lurch to the left" under Jeremy Corbyn and the failure to tackle anti-Semitism in the party. But he said he had no plans to join the new Independent Group of former Labour and Tory MPs. [ad_2] Source
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The Independent Group: What we know so far

[ad_1] So far 11 MPs have resigned from the Labour and Conservative parties and formed the Independent Group.They say Brexit was the catalyst for this – and that they want a "fresh way of working with no hierarchy".But who exactly is this new political group? And what do they want?BBC Political Correspondent Alex Forsyth explains what we know so far – and what we don't. [ad_2] Source link