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Schoolboy from council estate slammed by trolls for accepting scholarship to Eton

[ad_1] A teenager who won a £76,000 scholarship to Eton has revealed he has been attacked by trolls who say he is ‘selling out’. Hasan Patel nabbed a place at the famous school after a gruelling three-day assessment. But now the 16-year-old has said on Twitter that he is sick of people calling him a ‘Champagne socialist’ for accepting the offer. Hasan Patel nabbed a place at the famous school
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Man admits voyeurism and indecent image charges

[ad_1] A man has pleaded guilty to voyeurism and making or possessing more than 300 indecent images of children.Carl Beech, 50, formerly of Gloucester, admitted the offences on day one of his trial at Hereford Crown Court.The offending pictures - including 36 at Category A, denoting the gravest abuse imagery - were found on three electronic devices belonging to Beech.The voyeurism offence relates to Beech secretly filming a boy while
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Duchess of Cambridge jokes with parents as she launches new helpline

[ad_1] The Duchess of Cambridge showed her tender side today as she launched a new national helpline aimed at supporting parents and children. Kate, 37, sympathised with parents when she chatted to volunteers manning the FamilyLine service run by the charity Family Action in London. She joked about the help available to mothers nationally, saying: ‘You get a lot of support with the baby years… particularly in the early days
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Care worker ‘filmed teasing and mocking dementia patient’ in home

[ad_1] A worker was allegedly filmed teasing and mocking an elderly man, who is understood to have dementia, at a UK care home. The video, which was reportedly filmed by the care worker herself at the home, records a woman threatening to take the man’s walking stick, put him in a frilly dress and asking him if he had ‘gay tendencies’. However she is not visible in the video herself.
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MP who put back cesarean to vote on Brexit deal ‘welcomes’ proxy vote trial for new parents

[ad_1] An MP who was wheeled into the Commons to vote on Theresa’s May’s Brexit deal after postponing a Caesarean section, has branded a one-year trial of proxy voting for new parents ‘momentous and overdue’. Tulip Siddiq put back a cesarean birth so she could vote on the Brexit deal but today was watching the debate about proxy voting at home with her new baby. Labour’s Jess Phillips promised to
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Inmate ‘caught and killed rats’ during inspection of ‘vermin-infested’ prison

[ad_1] An inmate at a violent vermin-infested jail caught and killed rats in his cell during an inspection, according to a report. The standards at HMP Bedford have continued to decline despite two years of internal prison service efforts to improve it, the chief inspector of prisons found. The report described cells as ‘filthy and decrepit’, and said toilets did not flush properly. The report described cells as ‘filthy and
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Jack Shepherd: Speedboat killer family ‘must help police’

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Charlotte Brown, known as Charli, was a business development consultant from London The family of a woman killed in a speedboat crash on the River Thames have called on her killer's friends and family to "do the right thing".In July, Jack Shepherd was sentenced in his absence for the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown in 2015.Miss Brown's father Graham, who met with the
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Dambusters couple’s funeral: Hundreds pay respects

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds attend RAF couple's funeral A helicopter flypast was held as hundreds attended the funeral of a Dambusters engineer and his wife, who died within 10 days of each other.Victor and Edna Barnett, from Telford, were both in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and had been married for 68 years.They had no children and no other living relatives, prompting the RAF
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British stewardess fell down steps and died after night out

[ad_1] A stewardess died after falling down the steps of a £6 million luxury yacht on the Italian Riviera, a coroner heard. Rebecca Boyle was found dead in her cabin in an ‘unnatural position’ after she suffered devastating injuries, including a fractured spine. The chief engineer on board La Polonia had found Ms Boyle’s lifeless body after hearing ringing from her phone and an alarm, the inquest heard. British stewardess
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Instagram ‘helped kill my daughter’

[ad_1] Molly Russell, 14, took her own life in 2017. When her family looked into her Instagram account they found distressing material about depression and suicide.Molly's father Ian says he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter's death. In a statement, Instagram said it "does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or suicide and will remove content of this kind."The UK government is urging social media companies