September 2017 / 84 posts found

Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKezia Dugdale said she was leaving with her "head held high" Kezia Dugdale has resigned as leader of Scottish Labour, saying it is time to "pass on the baton" to someone else. The Lothians MSP has previously criticised UK leader Jeremy Corbyn, and has faced criticism from left-wing members of her own party. She insisted she was leaving the party in a much better state than she had found it. But she said a new leader was needed with "fresh energy, drive and a new mandate". Ms Dugdale is the third Scottish [...]

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent until 2021 for repairs – BBC News

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It will still sound for important events including New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. The clock's keeper, Steve Jaggs, said Big Ben falling silent was a "significant milestone" in the project to restore the tower. "This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home - the Elizabeth Tower," he added. Big Ben basics

Eight dead in M1 minibus and lorry crash – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe two drivers of the lorries have been arrested Six men and two women have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes. All of those who died were travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area. A five-year-old girl, a woman and a man are being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries, while another woman has serious injuries. The two lorry drivers have been arrested, one of them on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit. Both men are being [...]

GCSE: Sister of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett gets 11 A*s – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMartyn Hett’s sister gets 11 A* GCSEs The sister of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett has been described as a "hero" for getting 11 A*s in her GCSEs. Martyn, 29, from Stockport, was one of 22 people who died when a homemade bomb was detonated after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May. Nikita, 16, took an exam the day after finding out her brother had died, while the family were "completely numb". She said: "I didn't want to let what's happened stop me. Martyn would want me to [...]