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Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

There has been an "abject failure" to manage HMP Birmingham, the chief inspector of prisons says.

Cruise ship fall: Woman rescued after 10 hours in sea off Croatia

The 46-year-old is found "exhausted" after falling from a cruise ship, 60 miles off the coast of Croatia.

Taxi-hailing firm Ola starts operating in Wales

Ola, which hopes to rival Uber, starts operating in Cardiff, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan.

Living Wage fails to cover families' basic needs, charity finds

Low-paid parents working full-time do not earn enough to meet their families' needs, a charity says.

Mum and daughter hurt in 'horrific' hammer attack

A 27-year-old man, who lives locally. has been arrested in connection with the "horrific" attack.

Baby born on coastguard helicopter 1,400ft above Cornwall

A coastguard helicopter turned maternity unit when a boy was born 1,400ft over Penzance.

Mulberry shares collapse on £3m House of Fraser hit

The luxury handbag brand warns of tough trading and says House of Fraser's failure will cost it £3m.

Northamptonshire County Council 'bought rugby hospitality box'

Public money was also spent by councillors on hiring a vintage plane.

Flat collapse-risk residents 'living in fear'

Checks after the Grenfell Tower fire found parts of a block on Broadwater Farm estate could fall if there was a gas explosion.

Aberdeen school asbestos incident 'forgotten' about for five days

Twenty-five people were allowed into an Aberdeen school after asbestos was disturbed during maintenance work.

Stolen car hits pedestrian during Old Swan police chase

A person was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Merseyside Police say.

Jobcentre joke is the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe

Liverpool comedian Adam Rowe wins the award for his one-liner about being sacked by a Jobcentre.

The memory bear made from a father's clothes

Memory items such as teddy bears are being made to help families grieve for loved ones

The woman who created 'Tinder for lonely mums'

As the first of her friends to become a mum, Michelle Kennedy didn't have a network of other mothers to share her experiences with.

'I feel scared in my collapse-risk flat'

Families living in a north London block of flats judged to be at risk of collapse say they are living in fear.

Beards galore at British championships

Hirsute competitors were judged in 21 categories of facial hair.

The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS

Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.

What's the truth about spiders in our homes?

Animal expert Dr Tim Cockerill talks us through the truth about spiders.

The Paralympic wheelchair maker

Vince Ross' Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business.

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Newspaper headlines: GCSE 'warning' and a 'miracle rescue'

Monday's papers are dominated by the cruise ship passenger rescued after 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea.

'I broke every bone in my face - and survived'

Tom Locke is one of 1,600 people alive today thanks to a change in the way the NHS works, a study suggests.

Greg James's Radio 1 Breakfast: What we learned from the first show

Avicii, a wild guest and the other firsts from Greg James's new show on Radio 1.

Exhibition for the man who created the first map of Wales

An exhibition will be held to honour the man who created the first map of Wales in the 16th Century.

Fighting school holiday hunger in Birkenhead

How one town is filling the gap when free school meals are off the menu.

The comedian who really doesn't want to die on stage

Comedian Rebecca Shorrocks has a serious heart condition, which could put her at risk on stage.

#ShareYourRejections - The pain of being turned down

Actors and writers on Twitter have been sharing their experiences of being rejected.

Are wasps a bigger problem this summer?

Search interest in the word "wasp" in the UK was the highest in five years between 5 and 11 August.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who's in the house?

Get to know who's who in this year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Runrig: 'The unlikeliest of rock icons'

The veteran Scottish rockers are preparing to play their final concerts after 45 years in the music business.

Manchester United mark return to women’s football with a new Liverpool rivalry

Manchester United make a much-anticipated return to women's football against Liverpool this weekend, after 13 years away.

Radio 1's Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans

The 32-year-old begins hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show from Monday.



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