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Could this be the UK’s answer to Disneyland?

Paramount Pictures was originally tied to the project, but in 2017 it abruptly pulled out of the deal, and the developers renamed themselves “London Resort”. The London Resort is to be set over an area of over 535 acres – the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums – which would make it three times bigger than other UK parks. Image caption Students Sienna Sooknanan and Kashaa Srikanthan say there isn’t much to do in the Gravesend / Ebbsfleet area Transport links are not great and there isn’t much of a bus…

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Bloodstained paw print found where zookeeper died

After he raised the alarm, keepers rushed to shut the enclosure’s gates so the tiger could not escape into a public area of the zoo. They also threw meat over the fence to distract the animal and entice him back to a safe area. Scenes of crime officer Nathan Searle, who was involved in the early stages of the police investigation, told the inquest: “There was a large bloodstain on the ground, a set of keys and a blood-stained paw print.” He also noted there was a white cloth that…

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Daughter cried ‘mummy is not coming back’

Mrs Miller told the court she heard a “sharp scream” from behind and turned to see Mrs Godinho being attacked by a man. Image caption Mrs Godinho died at the roadside where she was attacked Mrs Miller told the court she estimated Mrs Godinho was stabbed “six or seven times” before falling to the ground. “As he let go, he looked up at their daughter and at that point I thought he was going to go for the child,” she said. “The daughter turned to me and said ‘mummy is…

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Company fined 1.3m over Storm Doris debris death

Latest news from the West Midlands Ms Martin, who was from Stafford and worked at the University of Wolverhampton, suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene. Image caption Tahnie’s mother spoke after the hearing about losing her daughter “It was preventable and it happened because a roof up above Wolverhampton’s busiest shopping centre was left to rot and rust,” she said. “It was not just our clever, talented Tahnie who lost her life that day. We don’t have any life now. No future. Tahnie was our future.” Cushman…

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Hunt for 9ft python on loose after house escape

Image Copyright @CambsCops @CambsCops Report Report In May, officers found a 4ft 9ins (1.5m) corn snake in Arbury Road in Cambridge. Reticulated pythons They originate from Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand They are excellent swimmers and like forest locations near streams and lakes The largest recorded reticulated python grew to 31.5ft (9.6m). They typically grow between 10 and 20 feet Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Related Topics Cambridge Reptiles Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48818178

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‘I’m sorry’, train murder accused told ex

“He said, ‘I’ve done something bad today and you’ll see it in the news’,” she said. She added: “I disconnected the call and that’s the last time I spoke to him. That’s all that was said.” ‘Sort of patronising’ The Old Bailey also heard from Mr Pencille’s mother that he had been treated for paranoid schizophrenia in his 20s. Ingrid Robertson said her son had a fear of crowded places and public transport. She said: “He always thought people were looking at him or wanted to do something to him.”…

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Ex-translator stuck in fast food job

Seven years ago he fled to the UK from Afghanistan after the Taliban discovered he had worked with the British army and tried to kill him. He currently works at McDonald’s in Leicester but has applied to become a translator at one of Nato’s Afghanistan bases, where he believes he will be relatively safe. However, his application was rejected as the government would not grant him security clearance. Afghans are usually required to have been UK residents for 10 or more years before receiving clearance. Follow BBC East Midlands on…

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Vauxhall UK manufacture ‘depends on Brexit’

The PSA Group said the decision on the allocation to the Ellesmere Port plant “will be conditional on the final terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union and the acceptance of the New Vehicle Agreement, which has been negotiated with the Unite trade union”. The New Vehicle Agreement is an agreement between management and unions covering working practices along with terms and conditions which are struck prior to the production of new models. Image copyright PA Image caption Vauxhall employs about 3,000 people in the UK The decision…

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How Ian Brady got access to teenagers in jail

As he lost weight, he was moved to the prison hospital. He was allowed to stay there even after he began eating again, in a room on the Mental Observation Landing, known as G2. Image copyright PA Image caption Brady was keen to leave the Wormwood Scrubs segregation unit The staff had had to move boys off the landing to get them away from him, he added. But despite numerous objections made by staff and others over the years, arguing that Brady should be moved, he stayed on the Mental…

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Boots rolls out paper bags after plastics row

The bags will cost 5p, 7p and 10p – the current plastic ones come in two 5p and 10p sizes – and, as is the case now, profits from the bags will go to BBC Children in Need. The paper bags in England are not subject to the carrier bag levy, but they will be in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Plastic or paper: Which bag is greener? Boots warns of possible store closures Boots UK signed up to the UK Plastics Pact last year and said at the time…

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Why Jessie J felt ‘misunderstood’

“I’m actually very protective,” Jessie, whose real name is Jessica Cornish, tells BBC News. “Kids that young need to be protected. And they’re going to create these kinds of shows, whether I’m involved or not, right? But I want to be as involved as I can be, because I love to be able to have some sort of responsibility with what they’re learning and what they’re seeing. Image copyright Koury Angelo Image caption Jessie J says more artists are doing intimate gigs for better “connection” with the audience Even though…

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