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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website taking payments for courses. The fake site uses pictures of Newcastle University buildings and takes payments for a non-existent "Newcastle International University". It is "in...

West Belfast men walking to Kerry to help fight suicide

  Two West Belfast men are walking all the way to Kerry in a bid to raise money to help fight suicide. James Perkins, 42, and his friend Che Matthews, 41, will leave behind the bright lights of Belfast on Saturday...
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Devon drugs death girl ‘paid ultimate price’

A girl who is thought to have died because of an adverse reaction to what used be called a legal high "paid the ultimate price", her family has said. Leah Kerry, 15, from Wiltshire, died in hospital on 16 July...
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PSNI appeal for owner after snake found in street

Anyone lost a snake? That's the question police in Portadown are currently asking after a corn snake was found over the weekend. The snake was found in the Portmore Street area on Sunday afternoon and officers are asking people to do...

Electricity shake-up could save consumers ‘up to £40bn’

  Consumers in the UK could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said. New rules will make it easier for people to generate their own power with...

Teenager accused of posting offensive message about Manchester bombing has charge withdrawn

  A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message about the Manchester bombing on social media has had the charge withdrawn. Belfast Magistrates’ Court was told Kevin O’Neill will instead be cautioned over comments made online in the wake of...
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High risk of ‘unprecedented’ winter downpours

There is an increased risk of "unprecedented" winter downpours such as those that caused extensive flooding in 2014, the UK Met Office says. Their study suggests there's now a one in three chance of monthly rainfall records being broken in...
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West Belfast taxi driver hijacked by gang with gun

  A taxi driver was held at gunpoint and ordered to drive during a hijacking in West Belfast . The driver picked up three men on the Glen Road at 9.55pm on Sunday, July 23. They asked to be taken to...

Parents end legal fight as time runs out for baby Charlie Gard

  The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment. A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court that "time had run out" for the...
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Parents of Dean McIlwaine say “thank God they found him”

The devastated parents of Dean McIlwaine have said: "Thank God they found him". Talented barber Dean, 22, had been missing from his Newtownabbey home since July 13. The searches ended in tragedy on Saturday when the popular young man's body was...

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Celebrity Big Brother House – here’s who is joining

Calum Best entered the Celebrity Big Brother House last night. But who is joining the son of the late footballing legend George Best? Here is what...

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