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Grandmother reflects on fight to donate kidney to stranger 10 years ago

A grandmother who became the first person in the UK to donate a kidney to a stranger a decade ago has told how she was considered "mad".

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Ed Sheeran urges fans to join stem cell register as girl 'urgently' needs donor

Ed Sheeran has encouraged fans to join the stem cell register in support of a seven-year-old cancer patient who is desperately searching for a matching donor.

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Hundreds of jobs secured with Liberty House Group acquisition

Liberty House Group has acquired a manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components in a rescue deal that helps save the jobs of around 550 workers.

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Fairground workers in court over girl's bouncy castle death

Two fairground workers have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a "bright, beautiful and most loving little girl" who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

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Prince Harry presents new Colour to RAF Regiment in 75th anniversary year

Prince Harry presented a new Colour to the ground fighting force of the RAF in its 75th anniversary year.

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Scientists study silkworm cocoon spinning in bid to solve technological problem

A team of scientists has looked at the way a silkworm spins its cocoon in a bid to solve a technological problem.

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Inquest jury see footage of fireball that killed factory workers

Welding sparks are seen flying in the moments before a fireball engulfs a paint spraying booth and kills two factory workers in CCTV footage shown to an inquest jury.

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Trevor Nunn: I threw stones at Tory election candidate

Theatre director Trevor Nunn has told how he threw stones at a Conservative election candidate when growing up in a working-class area of Ipswich.

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MPs demand tough new laws after series of acid attacks

Conservative and Labour MPs have added their weight to calls for the Government to get tough on acid attacks.

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Murder probe launched after supermarket attack man dies

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was assaulted inside a supermarket died in hospital.

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Thugs jailed for 'savage' attack that left football fan with brain damage

Thugs convicted over an "unprovoked, savage attack" that left a rival football fan unable to walk or talk have been handed jail terms totalling more than 42 years.

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Fatal shot firearms officer 'believed armed man would kill someone'

A police firearms officer told an inquest he shot and killed an armed father who had tied up his three children as he feared the man was about to kill someone.

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13-year-old racially abused in Essex hate crime

A 13-year-old girl was grabbed and subjected to racial verbal abuse in what police are treating as a hate crime.

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Airport car parking costs show wide discrepancies in 'postcode lottery'

The most expensive UK airport parking costs three times more than the cheapest, while simply dropping off a passenger can set a driver back £8.50, a study has found.

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Brits Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid retain Wimbledon title

Britain's Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have won the wheelchair men's doubles final at Wimbledon.

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13 men convicted over roles in 'ferocious attack' on football fan

A gang of 13 men have been convicted for their roles in a "ferocious attack" on a football fan that left him with permanent brain damage.

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Sir Michael Fallon hails £120m investment in UK air power

A £120 million investment in UK air power will ensure the Armed Forces have the "best equipment and training available" to keep the country safe, the Defence Secretary has said.

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Police killed man who held his children hostage and shot at officers - inquest

A man who took his three children hostage shot at firearms officers and goaded them before he was shot dead by police, an inquest heard.

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Noise limit for Heathrow and Gatwick night flights to be cut

Noise from night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports will not be allowed to exceed existing levels in the next five years, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

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Johanna fans just Konta believe Wimbledon semi-final defeat

Three friends watching Johanna Konta on Henman Hill have said they were "gutted" when the tennis star lost her Wimbledon semi-final.

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