• Ministry of Defence braced for 'brutal' cuts in security review
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    Ministry of Defence braced for 'brutal' cuts in security review

    The Ministry of Defence is bracing for what one Whitehall official has described as “brutal” cuts in a security review scheduled to be announced early next year. The scale of proposed cutbacks in the army, navy and air force has created alarm within the MoD and poses a major headache for the new defence

  • How An 'Altercation' Between Two Men Turned Black Friday Into Mass Panic On London’s Oxford St
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    How An 'Altercation' Between Two Men Turned Black Friday Into Mass Panic On London’s Oxford St

    Panic and confusion descended on Oxford Street on Friday evening as reports of gunfire in one of country’s busiest shopping districts sparked mass evacuations and a huge armed police response.

  • Oxford Circus alert caused by 'altercation' between two men, say police
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    Oxford Circus alert caused by 'altercation' between two men, say police

    An "altercation" between two men on a Tube platform is thought to be the reason behind a mass evacuation in central London on Friday, police have said. Several people were injured and nine were taken to hospital after chaos and confusion erupted at the busy Oxford Circus station. Armed police

  • Oxford Street panic began with fight at tube station, police suggest
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    Oxford Street panic began with fight at tube station, police suggest

    An altercation between two men appears to have triggered the outbreak of mass panic in London on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, leading to people fleeing in fear, armed police being deployed and a section of the West End being evacuated. British Transport Police issued a CCTV appeal for

  • Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of shooting
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    Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of shooting

    Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London's Oxford Street on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area, but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties. Oxford Street, with its festive window displays and

  • Oxford Circus alert from the air
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    Oxford Circus alert from the air

    Aerial video of central London as police deal with reports of gun shots around Oxford Circus.

  • EU Gives Theresa May 10-Day Deadline Over Brexit Concessions
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    EU Gives Theresa May 10-Day Deadline Over Brexit Concessions

    Theresa May has been given 10 days to offer further concessions on issues including the Brexit divorce bill and the complex matter of the Northern Irish border if she wants European Union leaders to agree to trade talks.

  • Theresa May failing to foot full bill of Manchester attack, says Andy Burnham
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    Theresa May failing to foot full bill of Manchester attack, says Andy Burnham

    Andy Burnham said the government had committed to pay just £12m of the £28m cost of dealing with the attacks. The government has committed to reimbursing Greater Manchester just £12m of the full £28m cost of dealing with the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bomb, leaving the NHS and other services

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    'Monster' Mark Dixie who killed Sally Anne Bowman jailed for more sex attacks

    The former pub chef jailed for murdering and raping model Sally Anne Bowman may have confessed to two further sex attacks to maintain "a degree of notoriety". Mark Dixie, 47, was handed two more life sentences after being jailed for a minimum of 34 years in 2008 for repeatedly stabbing the

  • Anger over PM's 'failure' to commit to Manchester Arena attack costs
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    Anger over PM's 'failure' to commit to Manchester Arena attack costs

    Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has reacted with anger after the Government suggested it may not pay the full costs of the Manchester Arena bombing. Mr Burnham revealed he has now received a letter from Theresa May stating that "reasonable costs" will be paid, causing him to angrily

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    East 17 singer Brian Harvey arrested over 'malicious tweet'

    Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey has been arrested over claims he sent malicious tweets. The 43-year-old singer, who made his name in the 90s boy band, is being questioned by police in north London. The Metropolitan Police confirmed they received an allegation of malicious communications relating

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    Child 'traumatised' by shopping centre's reindeer decoration in Christmas grotto

    A shopping centre has apologised and pulled a reindeer decoration from its Christmas grotto after a "mortified" child asked whether it had been killed. Mother Adele Keen forced the removal of the decoration - a plastic reindeer head mounted on a wall - from the festive attraction at The Mall

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    Girl, 16, gets life sentence for killing Katie Rough, 7

    A teenage girl has been given a life sentence for manslaughter for killing seven-year-old Katie Rough in a park in York. Katie died after she was smothered by the teen and then slashed with a Stanley knife in a park in York on 9 January. The teenager - who was 15 at the time of the attack - admitted

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    Arctic blast to bring snow and ice to UK this weekend as temperatures plummet

    Britain is braced for an Arctic blast that will bring the risk of snow and ice to large parts of the country this weekend. Severe weather warnings for ice have been issued for Northern Ireland, Wales, parts of Scotland, northern England and the West Midlands from 5pm on Friday until 10am on Saturday

  • 'Screaming and pandemonium' amid Oxford Circus alert
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    'Screaming and pandemonium' amid Oxford Circus alert

    Witnesses described screaming and confusion as armed police descended on Oxford Circus in central London after reports gunshots had been fired. Bruce Malcomson, who works in Soho, told Sky News he was at the Tube station when the alert happened late on Friday afternoon. Mr Malcomson said armed police

  • Oxford Street alert: Police stand down after reports of shots fired
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    Oxford Street alert: Police stand down after reports of shots fired

    Armed police have been stood down following reports of shots fired on London's Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus Tube station. Cordons have been lifted on Oxford Street, where shoppers were earlier warned to "go into a building" amid fears over a possible terror-related incident. Oxford

  • Brexit talks progressing, but issues remain - May
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    Brexit talks progressing, but issues remain - May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks were making progress but that there were outstanding issues on the divorce settlement and the border with EU member Ireland. After meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, May described their discussion as positive

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    Top brands pull YouTube ads over paedophilia fears

    Two of the world's best-known brands are withdrawing their advertising from YouTube and Google over fears they were featured on "inappropriate" and "exploitative" content featuring children. The content, although legal and mostly uploaded by children themselves, is easily exploited

  • Donald Trump needs to research the apocalypse, says Christian conspiracy theorist
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    Donald Trump needs to research the apocalypse, says Christian conspiracy theorist

    And what does David Meade think the public need to do? Buy his book…

  • Ten days to crack Brexit deal, EU tells May
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    Ten days to crack Brexit deal, EU tells May

    The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day "absolute deadline" to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree arrangements before

  • Oxford Circus Incident Sees Mail Online Slammed For Using 10-Day-Old Tweet
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    Oxford Circus Incident Sees Mail Online Slammed For Using 10-Day-Old Tweet

    The Mail Online has been slammed for “spreading panic” after circulating a 10-day-old tweet while an incident unfolded near Oxford Circus.

  • Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts
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    Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts

    There was confusion in central London on Friday evening as armed police responded to an incident on Oxford Street.

  • Damian Green inquiry report into allegations may not be published
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    Damian Green inquiry report into allegations may not be published

    Damian Green, the first secretary of state, has described the claims as ‘untrue and deeply hurtful’. Downing Street has said it may not publish any report into allegations against the first secretary of state, Damian Green, who is currently under investigation by the Cabinet Office. The inquiry by

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    Britain has 10-day 'absolute deadline' to deliver on key Brexit issues - Tusk

    Britain has only 10 days left to deliver on all three areas of its divorce terms with the European Union if London wants to start talks on a transition period after Brexit and a future relationship, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said. "We need to see progress from UK within 10 days on

  • Hammond backtracked on funding after 'fury' at NHS boss's demands
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    Hammond backtracked on funding after 'fury' at NHS boss's demands

    Philip Hammond backtracked on plans to give the NHS more money than it eventually got in the budget after reacting with “fury” to its boss Simon Stevens’s public demand for an extra £4bn next year. The chancellor viewed Stevens’s plea, in which he urged ministers to deliver on leave campaigners’ promise

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