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The Only Way Is Essex stars Joey Essex and James Argent have been forced to hitchhike after becoming stranded in Dubai floods sparked by record rainfall.Essex, 33, said the pair had “decided to hitchhike after hours of trying to get back home” in an Instagram story posted on Tuesday evening. In uploaded videos, the reality TV stars are seen standing and walking barefoot in ankle-deep water after what the state-run WAM news agency called a “historic weather event” in which more rain fell than in any other weather event since records began in 1949. Image: Joey Essex. Pic: Instagram/Joey Essex…

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Detectives investigating human remains found wrapped in plastic at a Salford nature reserve believe children who were playing in the area days before the discovery could have crucial information. The crime scene in Kersal Dale Wetlands has been lifted after a 12-day search involving more than 100 officers, an underwater search team and dogs.Warning: This story contains details readers may find distressing Image: Police and forensic officers at Kersal Dale. Pic: PA The “significant body part” found wrapped in clear plastic on Thursday 4 April was today confirmed by Greater Manchester Police to consist of the bottom part of the…

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A man found guilty of attempting to murder two elderly men by setting them on fire as they left separate mosques has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.Mohammed Abbkr attacked Hashi Odowa, 82, and Mohammed Rayaz, 70, outside mosques in London and Birmingham in February and March last year. The 29-year-old claimed he believed they were among several people “controlling him through magic”.When he was convicted in November, West Midlands Police said his victims were left with “long-lasting physical injuries and significant mental trauma”.The court had heard how Abbkr prayed with the congregation before waiting for his victims outside.…

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The Conservative MP who contacted police about Angela Rayner amid a row over her historic living arrangements has refused to say what offence he thinks she committed. James Daly was asked several times what he is alleging the deputy Labour leader has done, after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) opened an investigation over allegations she may have broken electoral law. The deputy party chairman was unable to give a clear answer, saying he asked the force to investigate “certain matters…regarding certain things”.Politics Live: Sunak asked what he thinks Truss’s greatest achievement as PM wasThe row is centred on what property was…

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One of the survivors of the Baltimore bridge disaster managed to escape because he was able to roll down his car’s manual window, a lawyer has said. Julio Cervantes was on the 1.6-mile-long structure when it crashed into the Patapsco River after being struck by the Dali, a huge container ship that lost control and struck one of the bridge’s supports last month. Mr Cervantes, along with another man, was rescued on the same day but six other road workers were killed. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:32 Bridge collapse: What happened? Lawyer Chris Stewart…

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Sussex Police have formally apologised for failings in its initial investigations into the murders of nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in 1986.The schoolgirls were sexually assaulted and strangled in woodland in Brighton by Russell Bishop. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive breaking news alerts on a smartphone or tablet via the Sky News app. You can also follow @SkyNews on X or subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the latest news. Source link

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Telegram, one of the world’s biggest social media networks, “will probably hit one billion active monthly users within the year”, according to the app’s billionaire founder Pavel Durov.”Telegram is spreading like forest fire,” said Mr Durov to US commentator Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. So what is Telegram and why is it suddenly so popular?At its core, Telegram looks quite familiar. It is an encrypted messaging service where users can privately message, as well post to a feed, similar to other platforms.Mr Duvrov said he came up with the idea of an encrypted messaging app as a way to communicate while…

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A man whose dog had to be put down after he abandoned it inside a cage for several days with “food out of reach and no water” has been jailed for six months.The Scottish SPCA found the animal lying in the container on a blanket soaked in urine and covered in faeces. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) said the dog was “so weak he couldn’t even lift his head” and had to be immediately euthanised due to “extreme suffering”.Owner Daryl Torrance, 34, of Mauchline in East Ayrshire, has also been banned from owning or keeping pets for…

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The new boss of BT Group is dusting off plans for a sale of its Irish corporate business four years after her predecessor called off tlls a deal.Sky News has learnt that the FTSE-100 telecoms giant is working with bankers at Citi on a potential disposal of the unit. The review of its options is at an early stage and may not result in a transaction, sources said on Wednesday.Nevertheless, it represents one of the first corporate actions being evaluated by Allison Kirkby, BT’s new chief executive.BT Ireland is the main alternative fixed-line communications provider in the country with more…

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A woman has been arrested over the death of another woman in Aberdeen.Police were called to a report of an injured woman at an address in the city’s Auchinleck Road at around 2.30am on Wednesday. Emergency crews responded and a 34-year-old woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she died a short time later.Police Scotland said a 30-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death. Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world by following Sky News Tap here Read more from Sky News:Man arrested after…

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