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Former Navy chief recalls surviving Nazi raid as he celebrates 100th birthday

Former Navy chief recalls surviving Nazi raid as he celebrates 100th birthday

Former Navy chief recalls surviving Nazi raid as he celebrates 100th birthday

18 May 2024

Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Baird has marked the milestone with his family in South Ayrshire.


What the papers say – May 18

What the papers say – May 18

What the papers say – May 18

18 May 2024

Here are the biggest stories making headlines this Saturday.


‘Alarming’ failures by Home Office in handling Hartlepool terrorist – MPs

‘Alarming’ failures by Home Office in handling Hartlepool terrorist – MPs

‘Alarming’ failures by Home Office in handling Hartlepool terrorist – MPs

17 May 2024

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper criticised the three years it took to process Ahmed Alid’s asylum claim before he murdered a pensioner.


Rishi Sunak spotted at Southampton football match

Rishi Sunak spotted at Southampton football match

Rishi Sunak spotted at Southampton football match

17 May 2024

The Prime Minister clapped from the stands as he watched his beloved Southampton FC take on West Brom.


Alan Bates ‘rejects second offer of compensation’ over Horizon IT scandal

Alan Bates ‘rejects second offer of compensation’ over Horizon IT scandal

Alan Bates ‘rejects second offer of compensation’ over Horizon IT scandal

17 May 2024

The latest offer was only a third of what he had requested, according to the BBC, and Mr Bates told the broadcaster it was ‘frustrating’.


Anne ‘asked pertinent questions’ about women in WW2 navy, says veteran

Anne ‘asked pertinent questions’ about women in WW2 navy, says veteran

Anne ‘asked pertinent questions’ about women in WW2 navy, says veteran

17 May 2024

The Princess Royal spoke with D-Day veterans at the annual garden party for The Not Forgotten Association at Buckingham Palace on Friday.


Higgins lays wreath to mark 50th anniversary of bombing of Dublin and Monaghan

Higgins lays wreath to mark 50th anniversary of bombing of Dublin and Monaghan

Higgins lays wreath to mark 50th anniversary of bombing of Dublin and Monaghan

17 May 2024

No-one has ever been convicted over the bombings, but the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force admitted responsibility in 1993.


Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh take part in Ceremony of the Keys

Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh take part in Ceremony of the Keys

Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh take part in Ceremony of the Keys

17 May 2024

The ceremony marks the beginning of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


MP writes to Netflix over evidence given about Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha

MP writes to Netflix over evidence given about Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha

MP writes to Netflix over evidence given about Baby Reindeer’s real-life Martha

17 May 2024

Netflix’s director of public policy, Benjamin King, spoke about the hit series Baby Reindeer at a select committee.


New route for Irish nationals to get British citizenship close to becoming law

New route for Irish nationals to get British citizenship close to becoming law

New route for Irish nationals to get British citizenship close to becoming law

17 May 2024

The British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill will will reduce the barriers to British citizenship for those from the Republic of Ireland.


Record high migrant Channel crossings for first five months of the year

Record high migrant Channel crossings for first five months of the year

Record high migrant Channel crossings for first five months of the year

17 May 2024

The cumulative number of arrivals by small boats in 2024 is now 41% higher than at this point in 2023.


Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

17 May 2024

Paul Black, 65, was cleared of murdering of the former biology teacher at his flat in August 2022.


Charles, Camilla and William to attend D-Day anniversary events in Normandy

Charles, Camilla and William to attend D-Day anniversary events in Normandy

Charles, Camilla and William to attend D-Day anniversary events in Normandy

17 May 2024

The Princess of Wales is not expected to travel to France.


Blair said MI5 ‘probably’ had information on Dublin-Monaghan bombings – Ahern

Blair said MI5 ‘probably’ had information on Dublin-Monaghan bombings – Ahern

Blair said MI5 ‘probably’ had information on Dublin-Monaghan bombings – Ahern

17 May 2024

The former Irish premier called on the UK intelligence services to release all information about the 1974 attacks.


Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

Man cleared of murdering former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

17 May 2024

A jury found the case against Paul Black, 65, not proven.


Brixham residents reveal lack of contact from South West Water amid outbreak

Brixham residents reveal lack of contact from South West Water amid outbreak

Brixham residents reveal lack of contact from South West Water amid outbreak

17 May 2024

Around 16,000 households and businesses in the area have been told not to use their tap water for drinking without boiling and cooling it.


Grieving daughter welcomes police investigation into funeral directors

Grieving daughter welcomes police investigation into funeral directors

Grieving daughter welcomes police investigation into funeral directors

17 May 2024

Emma Weir said her father’s body was not embalmed and was left in a fridge for a week following his death in March.


Teenager guilty of murder of man, 35, who confronted him for scaring children

Teenager guilty of murder of man, 35, who confronted him for scaring children

Teenager guilty of murder of man, 35, who confronted him for scaring children

17 May 2024

Tieran Carmody, 19, was standing astride a bicycle smoking cannabis when he was approached by Max Richardson in Harlow, Essex Police said.


Met officer found guilty of assault for manhandling woman on bus

Met officer found guilty of assault for manhandling woman on bus

Met officer found guilty of assault for manhandling woman on bus

17 May 2024

The officer ‘made an error of judgment and overreacted’, the judge ruled.


Plumber accused by BBC of raising millions with fake stories complains to Ofcom

Plumber accused by BBC of raising millions with fake stories complains to Ofcom

Plumber accused by BBC of raising millions with fake stories complains to Ofcom

17 May 2024

Depher CIC, founded by Burnley plumber James Anderson, went viral in 2019 for helping vulnerable people to access free plumbing.


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