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Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells hands over 50 new documents ahead of scandal inquiry appearance | UK News

The Post Office scandal inquiry has said it will "urgently" review dozens of new documents it has received from former chief executive Paula Vennells.The inquiry heard her legal team had conducted further searches ahead of her appearance next week and found 50 additional documents that had previously not been shared. A spokesperson for the inquiry told Sky News: "Lead counsel to the inquiry Jason Beer KC confirmed this morning that the document was received by the inquiry at 11:17pm last…

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Hartlepool: Man who prowled streets before stabbing ‘defenceless’ grandfather ‘for people of Gaza’ jailed | UK News

A terrorist who stabbed a stranger to death in an attack motivated by the conflict in Gaza has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 44 years.Ahmed Ali Alid, 45, an asylum seeker who claimed to be from Morocco, would have killed more people if he had not been cornered by armed police while seeking out more victims on 15 October, his two-week trial was told.Alid was found guilty last month at Teesside Crown Court and…

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Border Force to stage more strikes at Heathrow Airport during half term | UK News

More strikes have been announced by Border Force staff at Heathrow Airport at the back end of half term.The strike action will take place on 31 May and 1 and 2 June. It will be followed by three weeks of action short of a strike, including staff working to rule and a ban on overtime running from 4 until 25 June.More than 500 members of the PCS (public and commercial services) union will take part in the strikes, which come…

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Manchester bombing: Police officers who went for kebab on night of terror attack given final warnings | UK News

Two police officers who took a two-hour break to get kebabs on the night of the Manchester Arena terror attack have been given final written warnings.The inquiry into the atrocity had heard suicide bomber Salman Abedi may have been challenged if a British Transport Police (BTP) officer had been present.It heard none of the BTP officers responsible for patrolling the venue were in the arena's foyer at the time of the attack - despite instructions one should be positioned there…

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Devon: Confirmed cases of disease more than double to 46 after parasite found in drinking water | UK News

The confirmed cases of a waterborne disease caused by a parasite have more than doubled.There are now 46 confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhoeal illness, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said - with more than 100 further people reporting similar symptoms in the Brixham area. Other reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in residents and visitors to the south Devon town are also under investigation. Hundreds of locals have also reported feeling unwell over the last two weeks…

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Arne Slot: Dutch coach says he has agreed deal to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss | UK News

Dutch coach Arne Slot has confirmed he has signed a contract to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.Klopp, who has been in charge at Liverpool for nearly nine years, will leave the club after Sunday's final Premier League game of the season against Wolves. Feyenoord boss Slot agreed to join Liverpool in April after tentative terms were reached.However, there had been no official confirmation of his move to Merseyside until today.Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the 45-year-old said:…

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King and Queen to be joined by Prince William for D-Day anniversary events in France | UK News

Prince William will join the King and Queen as they travel to France to attend ceremonies to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Buckingham Palace has said.The monarch and his wife will join the Ministry of Defence and Royal British Legion's commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on 6 June. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales will attend the Canadian ceremony at Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer hosted by the Canadian government, alongside Second World War…

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Tory peer resigns whip after being banned from parliament’s bars for drunken outburst | Politics News

A Tory peer has resigned the government whip after he was found to have bullied and harassed two people while drunk.Lord Ranger was set to be banned from the House of Lords bars following an investigation into his conduct. He has now apologised for his behaviour and given up the whip - meaning he will have to sit as an independent peer.A statement from the whip's office said: "Lord Ranger has resigned the government whip and apologised for his actions,…

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Plaid Cymru pulls out of co-operation agreement with Welsh Labour | Politics News

Plaid Cymru has pulled out of its co-operation agreement with the Welsh Labour government.The two parties signed up to the three-year deal in 2021, agreeing to work together in a raft of policy areas in the Senedd. However, the smaller partner has now withdrawn with immediate effect, seven months before the agreement was due to officially end.Politics live: Co-operation agreement in Wales comes to abrupt endPlaid's leader Rhun ap Iorwerth told Sky News he met with Welsh Labour First Minister…

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Officer who ‘manhandled’ and wrongly arrested woman for bus fare evasion guilty of assault | UK News

A Met Police officer who "manhandled" and wrongly arrested a woman for bus fare evasion has been found guilty of assault.Perry Lathwood, 50, assaulted a woman in front of her young song in Croydon, south London, on 21 July last year. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News alerts on a smartphone or tablet via the Sky News App. You can also…

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