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Appointments Cancelled As Pressure Builds At St Mary’s Hospital

Pressures on the Isle of Wight's St Mary's Hospital have forced the cancellation of some routine appointments. A significantly high number of very poorly patients admitted to hospital and ongoing difficulties in discharging patients resulted...

IS ‘blows up’ Mosul mosque where caliphate was declared

IS fighters have blown up al Nuri mosque in Mosul, where the group's leader declared the caliphate, the Iraqi military has said.The Ministry of Defence said fighters had detonated explosives inside the structures, destroying...

Combustible cladding found on seven towers after Grenfell fire

Tests have revealed that at least seven tower blocks across England are fitted with combustible cladding, Downing Street has said.The towers are in four local authority areas.Among the locations is the Chalcots...

Two men die after crane collapse in Crewe

Two men have died after a crane collapsed at a building site.Fire crews say they released another man, believed to be the driver, at the Phoenix Leisure Park new-build site in Crewe, Cheshire.He was...

Grenfell Tower fire: Safety instructions issued to local authorities for ‘immediate’ action

Local authorities have been issued with a list of instructions which must be actioned "immediately" following the Grenfell Tower fire.At least 79 people are dead, or missing, presumed dead, following the blaze in west...

Donald Trump says he did not tape meetings with former FBI boss James Comey

Donald Trump has admitted that he did not make secret recordings of his meetings with former FBI director James Comey, but left open the possibility that someone else might have done.In a series of...

Intense fighting in Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on Islamic State

Dramatic footage has emerged of Iraqi forces battling with Islamic State fighters in the Old City of Mosul.Officers are seen moving under heavy gunfire in the video as jihadists defend their remaining stronghold.Loud bursts...

British man dies on UAE mountain hike in 45C desert heat

A British man has died while hiking down a mountain in the United Arab Emirates in 45C desert heat.Alex Underhill was walking with a friend at the Jebel Jais mountain in the Ras Al...

Tropical Storm Cindy brings rafts of floating fire ants warning

People in the southern US have been warned to avoid rafts of potentially deadly fire ants in floodwaters after a tropical storm swept in.Entire colonies of stinging insects could become dislodged by flooding,...

Scientists pump CO2 into UK forest to measure effect of climate change

Researchers are pumping carbon dioxide into a forest to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key contributor to climate change.The decade-long experiment, which is being conducted by University...

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