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  • Critical crashes power M5 closures in Devon and Somerset

    Critical crashes power M5 closures in Devon and Somerset

    A man died and a motorcyclist was seriously injured in two separate crashes that forced the closure of the M5 in Devon and Somerset. Police said “multiple vehicles” struck the body of a man on the southbound carriageway between Cullompton and Exeter at 06:40 GMT. A motorcyclist suffered “serious multiple injuries” when he came off his bike south of Taunton […]

     
     
  • Birmingham Rep and Symphony Corridor evacuated after ‘explosion‘

    Birmingham Rep and Symphony Corridor evacuated after ‘explosion‘

    A theatre and a concert hall in the centre of Birmingham were evacuated earlier following reports of an explosion. People were led away from the Rep Theatre and Symphony Hall on Broad Street after a loud bang was heard at about 20:00 GMT. West Midlands Police said there had been a “technical fault” in the theatre‘s basement. There are no […]

     
     
  • Eyesore Bristol Royal Mail sorting workplace to be demolished

    Eyesore Bristol Royal Mail sorting workplace to be demolished

    The derelict former Royal Mail sorting office next to Bristol‘s Temple Meads station is finally set to be demolished. The eyesore was famously described by former Prime Minster David Cameron as looking like an “entrance to a war zone”. The 1930s sorting office and adjoining 1970s office building has stood empty for nearly two decades. The site is set to […]

     
     
  • Joanne Tulip homicide: Sufferer‘s mum opposes killer‘s parole

    Joanne Tulip homicide: Sufferer‘s mum opposes killer‘s parole

    A woman whose daughter was murdered 20 years ago is urging the Parole Board not to release her killer. Joanne Tulip, 29, was in Stamfordham, Northumberland, on Christmas Day 1997. Ling, 23 at the time, was jailed for life in 1998 but will be considered for parole later this month. Doreen Soulsby said she was “terrified” he could be released […]

     
     
  • Northamptonshire County Council to promote new £53m HQ

    Northamptonshire County Council to promote new £53m HQ

    A cash-strapped council has agreed to sell its new £53m headquarters, which opened just over four months ago. Northamptonshire County Council‘s plan would then see the building leased back to it. One Angel Square was designed to save money by closing 12 offices and bringing them under one roof. The authority has brought in a , banning new expenditure as […]