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North Yorkshire pub saved by villagers wins top award

  A country pub saved from closure after villagers stepped in to buy it has been named national pub of the year. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has given the award to the George & Dragon at Hudswell, near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The pub, the village’s only community facility, closed in 2008. It reopened in 2010 after residents formed ...

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Pilot errors led to Shoreham air crash, says AAIB

Pilot errors and ineffective measures to protect the public led to the deaths of 11 men when a vintage jet crashed on to a dual carriageway during the Shoreham air show, investigators say. The Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the A27, destroying vehicles and bursting into flames on 22 August 2015. A further 13 people, including the pilot Andy Hill, ...

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Work continues to make London WW2 bomb safe

A cordon is being extended in north-west London following the discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb. The 500lb (227kg) device was discovered on Thursday on a building site in The Avenue, Brondesbury Park. Brent council said the current 200m cordon would be extended to about 300m. Homes have been evacuated, schools closed and rail services affected. Bomb disposal ...

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Joy calls BNP, Jamaat both terrorist outfits

Describing BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami both as terrorist organisations, Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Friday said Awami League government will bring the perpetrators of the firebombing attacks to justice. “Once you target civilians you lose the right to be called a political organisation … they (BNP and Jamaat) are both terrorist organisations,” Joy said in a Facebook post. ...

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New generation can take Bangladesh forward says RAB chief Benazir

Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed on Friday said that they have to build such a new generation that could contest any competition in the international arena. The RAB DG said a skilled and spirited generation would help Bangladesh continuing its forward march in future. Benazir Ahmed said this while addressing a debate and chess competition at Gopalganj Swimming Pool in ...

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Quader asks party men to make room for honest people in politics

  Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday directed the party men to make room for honest and competent people in politics fearing that the political arena was failing to create ground to attract people with integrity. “We want to make politics attractive to the people. We want to make room for honest, able ...

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