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British man dies after falling down a cliff in the French Alps

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The family of a British man killed after falling down a cliff in the French Alps have said they are “absolutely devastated” by his death.

Corey Watson, who went missing after a night out with friends, was found by a helicopter following a 12-hour search by emergency teams.

Relatives of the 24-year-old have now launched a public appeal to help pay for his body to be brought home and funeral costs.

More than £10,000 has so far been raised, with nearly 500 ...

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Teenage girl missing from Birmingham after ‘going to see a friend’

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Police have appealed for help in their search for a 15-year-old girl who went missing in Birmingham on Friday.

Holly Andrews was last seen leaving her home in the Acocks Green area at about 3.30pm, West Midlands Police said.

On Twitter, the force added: “We really need your help tracing Holly Andrews.

“She said she was going to see a friend, but hasn’t been seen since.”

Officers say Holly was last seen with her blonde hair in a ponytail, and that she is ...

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Murder charge after man in his 60s stabbed to death in east London

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Police have charged a 22-year-old with murder after a man in his 60s was stabbed to death in east London.

Dawid Wycik, a Polish national of no fixed address, is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Scotland Yard officers were called to an address on Mount Pleasant Lane, Clapton, shortly before 11.30pm on Friday following reports of a disturbance.

The victim, also believed to be a Polish national, was found with stab injuries inside the building.

He was pronounced dead a ...

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Coronavirus: UK ‘looking at all options’ to help Britons stuck in China

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The government is “looking at all options” to help Britons stranded in the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, the home secretary has said.

According to reports, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has ordered officials to examine the logistics of an airlift from Wuhan, in the country’s Hubei province.

Asked if this was something the government was looking at, Priti Patel told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme: “We’re looking at all options. I’m not going to comment specifically ...

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Virus victims could pose a risk after death, NHS staff reportedly warned

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NHS staff have been warned that victims of the coronavirus could continue to pose a minor risk even after death.

Doctors and nurses have been given detailed advice on how to handle suspected cases by Public Health England.

The document warns:

  • New coronavirus patients should be left in closed rooms and not examined
  • Staff who meet suspected victims should wear full-face visors
  • Bodies should not be placed on beds because such movement could expel infected air from the lungs
  • Body bags and full personal protective ...
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Cow & Gate baby food sold in Tesco recalled over tampering fears

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Cow & Gate baby food sold by Tesco is being recalled over concerns that some of the jars may have been tampered with.

The Food Standards Agency said 15 products are being withdrawn as a “precautionary measure”.

Affected customers who purchased the jars are being urged not to feed them to their babies – and to take them back to the store where they were bought for a full refund.

According to the FSA, the recall only concerns products sold in Tesco ...

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Brexit coin unveiled by chancellor to mark ‘new chapter’

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Sajid Javid has unveiled the new commemorative 50p coin to mark Britain’s departure from the EU on 31 January.

The chancellor originally ordered production of the celebratory coins in advance of the original departure date of 31 October.

But the Brexit delay meant around a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside until a new exit date was confirmed.

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PM says Britain will become ‘trail-blazing country’ after Brexit

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Boris Johnson has said Britain will become a “global, trail-blazing country” after Brexit and that he will “look ahead with confidence”.

The prime minister made the comments as he unveiled the government’s full plans to mark Brexit day on Friday when the UK formally leaves the European Union, nearly four years after the referendum.

He said: “Next Friday marks an important moment in the history of our United Kingdom.

“No matter how you voted in 2016, it is ...

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Attenborough warns politicians ‘short-sighted’ on climate change

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Sir David Attenborough has warned politicians may not be making enough long-term plans to tackle climate change.

The naturalist and broadcaster spoke at the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change and said he fears the standard five-year lifespans of governments are leading to short-sightedness.

“If you have a parliament that is of a fixed length of five years, it’s very difficult to persuade politicians that they should give money and time and attention and worry about an issue which is ...

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