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British boy among Barcelona attack dead

Image copyright PA A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed. Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. His mother Jom was injured and it was understood she was in a serious […]

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting

Media playback is not supported on this device Mo Farah wins final track race on home soil British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in […]

Train derails as it departs London Paddington station

Image copyright Samuel Williams Image caption The train had been heading for Penzance in Cornwall Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after it derailed while leaving Paddington station in London. The rear power car of the Great Western Railway train partially left the track as it departed for Penzance in Cornwall shortly before […]

Two bodies found in County Antrim town

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Police say the investigation is at a very early stage The bodies of two males have been found at a property in Ballymena. They were found in the Drumtara estate on Sunday morning. Police have said the circumstances surrounding the deaths are being investigated. Ch Insp Keith Jackson said: “The […]

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is ‘not a hero’

Media captionHassan Zubier says he’s “no hero” after being caught up in Finland attack A British man who went to the aid of victims of a knife attack in Finland has told the BBC he is “not a hero”. Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent who now lives in Sweden, said he did “what […]

Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident

Image caption Cameron Russell died following an incident on Thursday A young Scottish man has died while on holiday at a beach resort in Bulgaria. Cameron Russell, 20, from Dalry in Ayrshire, died after an incident in Sunny Beach, near the Black Sea, on Thursday. The company he worked for has posted a tribute to […]

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Image copyright Chicago police Image caption Wyndham Lathem (left) and Andrew Warren were arrested more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr […]

Hard Brexit ‘offers £135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright PA Image caption Prof Patrick Minford says dropping all tariffs after Brexit will boost the UK economy by billions Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A hard Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof […]

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