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Croydon cat killer: three decapitated pets found in single day — Three more cats have been found decapitated in south London in a single day, in what appear to be the latest victims of the suspected serial attacker known as the Croydon cat killer. The headless bodies of were discovered on Sunday, according to local animal rescue campaigners, in the same part of the capital where up to 50 pets have been mutilated.

Sadiq Khan: Labour can only change Londoners' lives by winning — If only three-year-olds had the vote, Sadiq Khan would probably have this election sewn up by now. It is a cold and soggy morning in north London, and Labour's mayoral candidate is making a flying visit to a nursery to talk about expanding childcare access and helping nursery staff access affordable housing.

'I want to be a voice for the voiceless,' says nun left in limbo over sex abuse allegations — For more than 30 years, Sister Frances Dominica was a constant presence at Helen House, the children's hospice she founded in Oxford in 1982. To generations of ill children and their families, the slight, softly-spoken nun became a friend and a lifeline in the darkest of times, while the small centre built in the grounds of her convent inspired a growing network of similar refuges from Canada to South Africa to Japan.

The Soulbury stone never loses - and now the council knows it — There is one fact that is important never to forget about the Soulbury stone, according to Victor Wright, chair of the parish council of the small Buckinghamshire village in which it is situated: "The Soulbury stone never loses."

UK urged to give asylum to 100 women who fled Isis captivity in Iraq — Campaigners have called on the British government to grant asylum to at least 100 women and girls who escaped after being kidnapped and raped by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. Isis fighters have abducted thousands of girls from ethnic minority communities in northern Iraq and forced them into sexual slavery since overrunning the area in 2014.

UK seeks review of UN Julian Assange 'arbitrary detention' finding — The British government has formally asked a United Nations panel to review its finding that Julian Assange is "arbitrarily detained" in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, calling the opinion "deeply flawed".

Junior doctors to escalate industrial action to all-out strike next month — The British Medical Association has announced that it will escalate planned industrial action by junior doctors in England on 26 and 27 April to all-out strike.

How do you spend £639 on a taxi? Ask the BBC's technology chief — As the BBC's director of future media and technology, Eric Huggers is accustomed to wrestling with the most tricky questions relating to the corporation's role in a rapidly changing digital age. But even he may find himself struggling to answer one conundrum thrown up by his newly released expenses claims: how is it possible to justify spending £638.73 on a taxi?

‘Simpsons’ writer: President Trump prediction was ‘meant as warning to US’ — It was intended, according to its creator, as a "warning to America", a horrifying and fantastical vision of the future in which the US - ludicrously - had elected as its president Donald Trump .

Simpsons' President Trump prediction was 'meant as warning to US' — It was intended, according to its creator, as a "warning to America", a horrifying and fantastical vision of the future in which the US - ludicrously - had elected as its president Donald Trump.
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May 01, 2016

RT @michaelsavage: Major Tory problems over academies, NHS. Cabinet minister battles cabinet minister over Europe, and...…uPfDnj

Apr 29, 2016

RT @timothy_stanley: When you assume you're being handed a champagne flute and - wowzer - it's some sort of pint jug thingy with beer in

Apr 28, 2016

RT @NewStatesman: If Labour wants to stamp out anti-Semitism, it should learn from Naz Shah, says @hzeffman… https:/

Apr 28, 2016

RT @hugorifkind: In the week of Hillsborough & doctors' strike, can only boggle at Labour's coup in making the first 15 mins of #bbc#bbcqtu…

Apr 26, 2016

RT @Dennynews: A reminder of the letter Sir Bernard Ingham, Margaret Thatcher's press secretary, sent to Hillsborough campaigners.

Apr 26, 2016

RT @paul__johnson: Hillsborough: deadly mistakes, callous negligence and lies that lasted decades. By @david_conn…

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