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Boy, 15, charged with murder over Bristol motorbike death

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Police and emergency services were called to reports of a collision in Fulford Road A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder over an incident that left a motorcyclist dead.The male rider died at the scene after colliding with a parked van in the Hartcliffe area of Bristol on Friday evening.Avon and Somerset Police said they had charged the boy with murder and causing

Ultra Low Emission Zone: London’s new pollution charge begins

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLondon's ULEZ: What you need to know The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London.Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone area at any time.Transport for London (TfL) hopes the move will reduce the number of polluting cars in the capital, and estimates that about 40,000 vehicles will be
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Gaza zoo animals evacuated to Jordan by Four Paws group

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The animals were sedated before they were removed from the zoo More than 40 animals have been moved out of "terrible conditions" in a Gaza Strip zoo to a reserve in Jordan, a welfare group has announced.Four Paws say they have taken the animals from Rafah Zoo near the border with Egypt.Lions, monkeys, peacocks and porcupines were among the 47 creatures rescued.They were sedated

Call to delay use of Police Scotland data devices

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The rollout of technology which allows the police to gather data from mobile phones or laptops without using a password should be delayed, MSPs have said.Police Scotland spent more than £500,000 buying from an Israeli firm 41 laptop-sized machines which override encryption on devices.But the rollout was halted amid concerns using the technology could be illegal.Now MSPs want further safeguards. Holyrood's justice sub-committee on policing
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Clutha pub helicopter crash inquiry set to begin in Glasgow

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The police helicopter crashed into The Clutha roof on 29 November 2013 A fatal accident inquiry into the Clutha helicopter crash is set to get under way.Ten people died and 31 others were injured when a police helicopter crashed into the roof of the Clutha bar in Glasgow on 29 November 2013. Sheriff principal Craig Turnbull's opening remarks at Hampden Park will be followed
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How did US and Ethiopia become so close?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flatbread making at an Ethiopian restaurant in Washington A high-level US delegation just returned from Ethiopia, which is arguably America's closest ally on the continent of Africa. How did these two countries become so close? Journalist James Jeffrey explains.It's noticeable soon after you land in Washington - the city is full of Ethiopians. Their ubiquitous presence - behind the counter at Starbucks or
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UK’s Sabre space plane engine tech in new milestone

[ad_1] Image copyright Reaction Engines LTD Image caption For this round of testing, REL built a bespoke facility in the US UK engineers developing a novel propulsion system say their technology has passed another key milestone.The Sabre air-breathing rocket engine is designed to drive space planes to orbit and take airliners around the world in just a few hours.To work, it needs to manage very high temperature airflows, and the

Air pollution: How does London’s new emissions zone compare?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption3D map showing London air pollution in 2006 London's tough new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is the latest - and one of the strongest - steps yet taken to limit emissions of pollutants from cars, vans and trucks. So how does it compare with other cities in Europe and the rest of the world?CAZ? LEZ? ULEZ? What do they all

Oliviers: Company, The Inheritance and Come From Away among winners

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patti LuPone and Jonathan Bailey won acting prizes for their roles in Company A gender-swapping revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company was among the big winners at Sunday night's Olivier Awards.It won four prizes at the ceremony - which is seen as the most prestigious awards event in UK theatre.The West End revival of the 1970 musical saw the lead character, Robert,

How pop is blurring the gender lines

[ad_1] Image copyright Universal Records Image caption Ariana Grande said she "didn't feel the need to label" her sexuality Last week, Ariana Grande set the internet on fire with a lyric that suggested she was bisexual. But what was truly remarkable was how unremarkable the line was."I like women and men," the 25-year-old sang casually on Monopoly, a duet with her friend Victoria Monet. It was a throwaway comment, sandwiched