Man held by armed police at UK Parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg witnessed the man being pinned to the ground by police A man has been arrested by armed police officers after it is believed he broke into the grounds of Parliament. An eyewitness told the BBC the man jumped over railings before being Tasered […]

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Cruise couple held over suitcase cocaine

Image copyright Cruise and Maritime VoyagesImage caption The couple had been travelling on the Marco Polo A British couple in their 70s have been arrested after cocaine was found in their cruise ship cabin. Officers found 20-22lb (9-10kg) of the drug “ingeniously concealed” in false compartments in four suitcases, Portuguese police said. The man and […]

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Foreign Office probes Russia campaign over ‘anti-Labour retweets’

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The campaign retweeted links to stories critical of Jeremy Corbyn and his aides The Foreign Office is investigating claims a government-funded campaign group countering Russian disinformation retweeted articles critical of Labour. The Institute of Statecraft’s Integrity Initiative has received £2.3m. Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said he would “totally condemn” […]

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Primark reopens in Belfast after fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘It’s like Christmas coming early’ More than 1,000 people queued outside the new Primark store in Belfast when its doors opened on Saturday. Crowd control measures, including crush barriers, were in place outside the new store at Commonwealth House, which opened at 09:00 GMT. The retailer has […]

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Gunman’s designer trainers up for auction

Image copyright Gloucestershire PoliceImage caption A studded pair of Christian Louboutin high tops is among the pairs of trainers that will be up for auction Dozens of pairs of designer trainers that were seized after a gangster was arrested are to be sold at auction. Isaiah Hanson-Frost, 22, is serving a six-year jail sentence for […]

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