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'Sherlock Holmes' conman makes elementary mistake



News October 19, 2017


Aaron Cowan called himself Greg Lestrade - the name of the police inspector in the modern TV depiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.The 24-year-old wore a fake pol...

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Mubashir Jamil: Gamer obsessed with 'martyrdom' found guilty of terror offences



News October 19, 2017


Former straight-A student Mubashir Jamil, 22, from Luton, was found guilty of terrorism offences at the Old Bailey after planning to join Islamic State in Syria.During the undercover sting operation, he told the officer he was rea...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Former council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits



News October 19, 2017


Nicholas Paget-Brown quit as leader of the Conservative-run council in the weeks after the deadly blaze in June, in which 80 people died.He said at the time that he had to take responsibility for the local authority's "perceived f...

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New pressure on bin collections over shock fly-tipping figures



News October 19, 2017


The shock figures, from Michael Gove's environment department, are up 7% on last year and the highest since 2008.It means councils have been left with a clean-up bill of £58m.Opposition MPs are blaming cuts in Government funding ...

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Illegal migrants hope Brexit provides opportunity



News October 19, 2017


It is estimated that more than a million migrants are living in the UK illegally, according to a former head of Home Office immigration enforcement.But with an expected decline in workers from Europe, the illegal immigrants we spo...

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