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Girl, 6, dies after going into sea at Margat

The youngster had been visiting the seaside resort from Erith, south-east London A six-year-old girl has died after going into the sea at Margate harbour. The youngster, from Erith, south-east London, was taken to hospital after the alarm was raised ...

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Online trolls may be barred from being MP or councillor

Online trolls who intimidate election candidates or campaigners could be barred from public office under government proposals being considered. Extreme intimidation cases are already punishable with a jail sentence. A 2017 parliamentary report highlighted the “significant factor” of social media ...

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London airports, trains disrupted by extreme weather

London, Jul 28 : Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains. A week of extreme heat gave way ...

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UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

London, Jul 28 : The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and ...

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UK MPs call for social media regulation

The UK faces a “democratic crisis” due to the spread of “pernicious views” and the manipulation of personal data, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake ...

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UK-France trains hit by heatwave

Train service between Britain and France was hit by the heatwave on Friday, with passengers warned to expect delays and problems with the air conditioning.   “It’s a very busy day, it’s the day when everyone leaves on holiday,” a ...

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UK PM Theresa May heads to Austria for Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with the Austrian chancellor on Friday before heading off on her summer holiday. Mrs May will also attend a music festival in Salzburg as a guest of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.   ...

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Annual Dinner of Conservative Friends of Bangladesh held

Conservative Friends of Bangladesh organised its annual dinner and award giving ceremony on 17th of July in a hotel in Kensington.  A number of British MPs and senior party leaders took part in the dinner. While addressing the audience, the MPs ...

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Universal credit IT system ‘broken’, whistleblowers say

Service centre staff say glitches having harmful effect on huge number of claimants Universal credit is so riddled with design flaws and process faults that it is practically guaranteed to generate mistakes and delays that would push vulnerable benefit claimants ...

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Theresa May to take her Brexit roadshow to the north-east

Prime minister sets off on summer tour to gain public support for Chequers plan Theresa May will chair a cabinet meeting in the north-east of England as she starts a summer campaign intended to gain public support for her much-criticised ...

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