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MPs could get police protection for constituency surgeries in wake of Sir David Amess killing – Patel

MPs could be given police protection while they carry out constituency surgeries, the Home Secretary has told Sky News.Speaking to Trevor Phillips on Sunday, Priti Patel said the measure was under consideration in the wake of the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess. Watch special Trevor Phillips on Sunday on killing of Sir David Amess - live updatesThe Southend West MP was stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery […]

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World News

At least eight dead and dozens missing in floods in southern India after heavy rain

At least eight people have officially died and another 12 are missing after the southern Indian state of Kerala was hit by flooding.Local media put the number killed even higher, with reports saying that at least 12 bodies have been recovered from Kottayam and three more bodies recovered from Idukki, the two worst hit areas. Flash floods and landslides followed downpours on Saturday that left rescue services scrambling to help.Among […]

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UK News

Terror suspect accused of killing MP is son of former top aide to Somali PM

The terror suspect arrested following the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is the son of a former senior Somali government official, Sky News understands.Ali Harbi Ali's father, Harbi Ali Kullane, declined to comment when asked by Sky News about his son, a 25-year-old British national, in an exchange of written messages on Saturday other than to say that he was "traumatised" A Sky News correspondent who knocked at […]

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World News

Russian actress, director and cosmonaut back on land after 12 days filming in space

An actress and film director have returned to Earth after spending nearly two weeks in space making a movie on the International Space Station.Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko emerged from the Russian capsule smiling after it landed on the Kazakhstan steppe along with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky inside. Two of the group had rocketed into orbit on 5 October for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie called The […]

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World News

17 American missionaries, including children, kidnapped by gang in Haiti

A group of 17 US missionaries - including children - have been kidnapped in Haiti.They were on their way home from building an orphanage in the capital of Port-au-Prince, Christian Aid Ministries said. A voice message sent to a number of religious missions said: "This is a special prayer alert. Pray that the gang members would come to repentance."Haiti has seen a spike in the number of gang-related kidnappings after […]

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Local News

The Doncaster busker Alfie Sheard plucked off the street and sent to America – and you’ve probably never heard of him

In its tenure, the Ellen DeGeneres Show plucked many people from obscurity and gave them a platform. One of those people was Alfie Sheard, a busker from Rotherham who was filmed by a friend in 2017 singing and playing his guitar on the streets in Doncaster. Alfie, then just 15, went viral, accumulating eighteen million hits. For more news and stories from Doncaster, click here His video got so much […]

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UK News

Composer who created theme tunes to some of UK’s best-known shows dies aged 84

The man behind the theme songs for TV shows Grange Hill and Countdown has died at the age of 84.Alan Hawkshaw was admitted to hospital with pneumonia last week and died in the early hours of Saturday morning.He also had a fourth stroke in July.DNA Music Ltd called Hawkshaw "one of the most sampled musicians in the world".In a statement, the talent agency added: "Alan was behind such incredible theme […]

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Entertainment News

Strike of almost 60,000 film and TV workers avoided after last-minute deal

A last-minute deal has been reached to prevent a strike of almost 60,000 film and TV workers in the US.There had been fears that the strike, over working conditions and pay, would cripple the industry as behind-the-scenes workers walked away from their jobs. But after days of talks, representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the studios and entertainment companies reached a three-year contract agreement.The union's members, […]

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