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British police claim Nerve gas has been used to kill Scripala
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British police claim Nerve gas has been used to kill Scripala

    UK Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants' cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia August 9, 2006. Picture taken… The nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal was likely to be extremely rare, police sources have said. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the substance before they collapsed in a Salisbury shopping mall on Sunday, police said on Wednesday. They have classified the case as attempted murder. While London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley did not specify the type of nerve agent used, the BBC has quoted a well-placed source as saying that the poison used was likely extremely rare. According to the s...
Passport fees to go up by 27%
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Passport fees to go up by 27%

    Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time after Government proposals were passed in the Commons. Fees will go up across the board, but the increases will be less steep for those applying on the internet in a bid to encourage people to use this route. Currently, a standard first adult passport or renewal costs £72.50 regardless of how the application is made. Under changes scheduled to take effect on March 27, the fee will rise to £75.50 for online applications and £85 for postal applications. Charges for children's passports will go up from £46 currently to £49 online and £58.50 in the post. The £12.50 increase for the postal service represents a ...
Blackpool Tower fire drama ands
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Blackpool Tower fire drama ands

    Several people who were trapped at the top of Blackpool Tower have been evacuated after firefighters brought a fire in the building under control. Firefighters spent three and a half hours tackling a blaze which broke out on the roof of the iconic landmark. A number of people had been held in a safe area at the top of the building while the rest of the tower was evacuated, according to Lancashire Fire Service. There are no reported injuries. Firefighters were called to reports of a fire on the roof of one of the tower buildings at 12.39pm. It was put out at approximately 4pm. The people at the top of the tower were allowed down once the emergency services had finished checks to confirm it was safe to move them. Emergency services will maintain a presence at the ...
Meghan baptised in secret ritual
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Meghan baptised in secret ritual

    Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile as they pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. It was announced Monday that Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British Meghan Markle has been baptised into the Church of England in a secret ceremony with Prince Harry at her side. The intimate 45-minute service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Chapel Royal on Tuesday evening. They were joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, but neither Prince William nor the Queen were present. Miss Markle’s baptism, which formally introduces her into the Anglican faith ahead of her wedding to Harry in two months, marks an important step on her transformation from divorced American actress to future gra...