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Racegoers arrive for first day of Berkshire event

[ad_1] Racegoers have gathered at the Ascot Racecourse for the first day of the glamorous racing fixture.More than 250,000 racegoers are expected during the week at the Berkshire track.The weather is expected to be warm and dry.The event was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since become as much a social occasion as a sporting event. [ad_2] Source link
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Events cancelled as storm forecast ahead of Scotland’s Euros clash

[ad_1] 24 minutes agoBy Steven Godden, BBC NewsForecast for Scotland vs Switzerland Euros match in CologneA severe weather warning has forced the cancellation of pre-match events ahead of Scotland's next Euro 2024 match in Germany.Both official UEFA fan zones where matches are being shown on big screens are closed. A ferry service connecting the two fan sites on either side of the Rhine river has also stopped running.Heavy rain has been falling
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Community worker tells court of moments after gunshot

[ad_1] PA MediaJournalist Lyra McKee was 29 when she died after being struck by a bullet while observing rioting in Creggan in April 2019A former Londonderry councillor has told a murder trial how he saw a "perfect, small circle" on Lyra McKee’s temple just moments after hearing a gunshot.Emmet Doyle, now a community activist in Derry, said that prior to the first of a number of shots being fired, he
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Man arrested over fatal hit-and- run

[ad_1] Family handoutNew pictures of Keaton have been released as police urge anyone with information about the crash to come forwardA man has been arrested over a hit-and-run crash which killed 12-year-old Keaton Slater in Coventry.The 21-year-old suspect was detained by police at an address in the city just before 04:00 BST on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.Keaton died when he was struck by a black BMW at
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Children missing after day at Thorpe Park found

[ad_1] Three children who went missing after a day at Thorpe Park have been found safe in London, police have said.Khandi, 14, Amelia, nine, and Malik, seven, were reported missing at about 19:00 BST on Monday after a visit to the attraction in Chertsey.The group, who were all known to each other, had been on a planned day out and had travelled to Surrey from Milton Keynes, police said.Det Supt
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Three children missing after day out at theme park

[ad_1] 5 minutes agoBy Christian Fuller, BBC News, South EastSurrey PoliceKhandi, 14, Amelia, nine, and Malik, seven, were reported missing at about 19:00 BST on MondayPolice have issued an urgent appeal to help locate three missing children in Surrey.Khandi, 14, Amelia, nine, and Malik, seven, were reported missing at about 19:00 BST on Monday after a day out at Thorpe Park in Chertsey.All three were last seen walking towards Staines town centre
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Man admits Lisburn murder of mother-of-four

[ad_1] A 35-year-old man has plead guilty to the murder of a mother-of-four in Lisburn in 2020.Natasha Melendez, who was 32 and originally from Venezuela, was attacked on 22 March 2020 and died of her injuries on 1 April that year.John David Scott, whose address was given as Maghaberry Prison, wept in court as he was rearraigned on the murder and assault charges. He pleaded guilty to murder and three
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Stephen Lawrence detectives will not face prosecution

[ad_1] Four retired detectives who ran the first Stephen Lawrence murder investigation should not face criminal charges for their actions in the case, a review has concluded.The BBC has been told the review, by a senior CPS lawyer, upholds a previous decision not to prosecute, which was challenged by Stephen's parents and friend.It found there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and therefore none of the four
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Labour ‘can’t write blank cheque’ says Benn

[ad_1] Labour cannot write a blank cheque for the rebuilding of Belfast's Casement Park, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Hilary Benn has said. Hopes that the project could be completed in time for the Euro 2028 football tournament have been fading.Northern Ireland is due to host five games in the football championships at Casement Park in west Belfast.But the stadium site remains derelict and redevelopment work has yet
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Soup sales up as rainy spring affects spending

[ad_1] 39 minutes agoBy Mitchell Labiak, Business reporterGetty imagesOne of the rainiest springs on record boosted warm soup sales while denting those for sun cream, new figures suggest.The wet weather caused the slowest monthly increase in grocery sales in two years as people were "put off from popping to the shops", according to research firm Kantar.The cost of living also played a role in the decreased spending, with nearly a quarter of