Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Have you seen this man? Police searching for suspect Younes Abouyaaquob warn the fugitive is “dangerous and could be armed”. The hunt for the man suspected of driving the van in the Barcelona terror crash has been extended to other European countries – as police confirmed a 15th victim of the twin attacks in Spain. Pau Perez was found stabbed to death in a car which is believed to have been used by one of…

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Missing Reporter “Kim Wall” died in accident on submarine.

Missing Reporter “Kim Wall” died in accident on submarine.

A Danish inventor has told police that a reporter declared missing after visiting his submarine died in an accident at sea. According to a police statement released on Monday, Peter Madsen told officers he subsequently dumped her body in water near Copenhagen. Ms Wall, a 30-year-old Swedish journalist, had been interviewing Mr Madsen on board the Nautilus submarine he designed and built with crowdfunding support. The Danish Navy rescued Mr Madsen from the vessel as…

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Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

The brother of the chief suspect in the alleged kidnapping plot has been arrested by police in Birmingham A second man has been arrested by police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested in Birmingham on a European arrest warrant on Wednesday, the National Crime Agency said. He is the brother of chief suspect Lukasz Pawel Herba, who has been charged in Italy with the kidnapping of 20-year-old…

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Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The Government is set to outline how it hopes to maintain a “frictionless and seamless” border between Northern Ireland and the Republic when the UK leaves the customs union. A position paper will recommend spot vehicle checks and the use of number plate recognition technology instead of physical infrastructure like customs posts. Image: The border was once one of the most heavily fortified in western Europe Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar had urged Theresa May…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth: Navy’s new flagship a true feat of engineering

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Navy’s new flagship a true feat of engineering

My first introduction to the awe-inspiring power of the Royal Navy’s carrier force came aged just 10 years old, on a visit to see HMS Ark Royal R09 in Edinburgh. It was the very last of Britain’s more traditional carriers, those that use catapults to launch fixed-wing aircraft and arrester wires to catch them on landing – the model still adopted today by the US and France. For a young lad, spending the day on…

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Manchester attack: Homeless ‘hero’ accused of stealing bank card amid terror

Manchester attack: Homeless ‘hero’ accused of stealing bank card amid terror

Chris Parker, who was lauded for tending to victims of the Manchester Arena attack, will appear in court on two charges of theft A homeless man who was hailed a hero for tending to those injured in the Manchester terror attack has been charged with stealing a bank card amid the carnage. Chris Parker, 33, who was in the foyer of Manchester Arena as suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a shrapnel-laden bomb, will appear in…

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Brexit tension brewing over Irish border plans

Brexit tension brewing over Irish border plans

Brexit position papers to be released this week risk fuelling tension between the British and Irish governments. Ireland’s Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, had urged Theresa May to remain in the customs union to avoid border checks. But cabinet ministers Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have clearly indicated the UK’s intention to ignore that plea. The British Government believes a “light touch border”, using some checks and new technology, will solve the problem. In fields which…

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Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to fire

Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to fire

Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire on a Tube train at Oxford Circus in central London. The station was evacuated shortly before 09:00 BST and trains did not stop at the station for nearly two hours. Pictures on social media showed smoke billowing out from a Bakerloo line train sitting on a platform. Transport for London (TFL) said the fire was caused by an electrical fault. The station reopened and…

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Theresa May to harden up Brexit negotiating position

Theresa May to harden up Brexit negotiating position

Theresa May is expected to harden up her Brexit negotiating position when she returns to Downing Street next week, amid criticism that the UK is woefully underprepared for talks. Senior Government sources have told Sky News that a number of position papers have been sent to Cabinet ministers for sign off as No 10 prepares to publish a series of documents outlining its stance on some of the most pressing Brexit matters. Government sources say…

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Barcelona train crash ‘injures 48’

Barcelona train crash ‘injures 48’

At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say. The incident happened during the morning rush hour at the Francia station, in the city centre. Dozens of emergency personnel were sent to the station, with most of the injured being treated at the platform. Reports said the train did not brake when entering the station, hitting the buffers…

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