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Grenfell Tower gas pipes left exposed, despite fire safety expert's orders

Council expert said pipes serving flats must be protected with fire-retardant boxing but, by time of fire, two-thirds were still bareDozens of exposed gas pipes in Grenfell Tower that caused residents to fear for their safety...

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up: NASA Rep Denies Finding Aliens

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Last week on the website of the Anonymous hacker group there was an announcement suggesting that NASA scientists have found traces of extraterrestrial life on Enceladus, the satellite of Saturn, but are hiding this discovery from...

More Camden tower block residents staying put despite evacuation

More than 180 households defy council orders to leave amid fire safety concerns after Grenfell blaze – up 81 in two daysThe number of households defying Camden council’s order to stay out of four high-rise tower blocks over fire...

Elderly Woman Throws Coins Into Plane Engine For ‘Good Luck'

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China Southern Airlines Flight 380 was delayed for hours at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport after an elderly woman passenger caused a disruption, according to the airlines official WeChat account.

Wish come true: Boy battling life-threatening disorder NYPD officer for 1 day

A 5-year-old boy battling a life-threatening disorder was given a uniform to play cop for the day, which is what he always dreamed of , thanks to the Make-A-Wish organization.

Is the UK or the US more of a disaster at the moment? It’s a fair and serious question | Arwa Mahdawi

Theresa May is an automaton and Donald Trump could start the third world war with a 3am tweet. But which country is more xenophobic and who hates the poor most?For the past year or so the US and the UK appear to have been engaged...

Extra £1bn for Northern Ireland will barely dent public finances

UK government will spend £802bn this year, so funds ‘not much more than rounding error’, says IFS deputy headThe deal to spend an extra £1bn over two years in Northern Ireland will do little to disturb the public finances.Of the...

Ladbrokes could face probe after betting addicts' details were found in bin bag

Gambling Commission says it is looking into bookmaker’s compliance with data protection laws after incident in GlasgowLadbrokes could face a probe from the gambling regulator over an incident in which confidential information...

Terror is in the air – no wonder it’s in many of my patients’ heads | Kamran Ahmed

I am increasingly seeing Islamist and far-right extremist ideas and behaviours featuring in the symptoms of people with mental illnessThe Finsbury Park attack is a painful crystallisation of the recent atmosphere of Islamophobia...

Council refused to back down over refusal to let Sikh couple adopt white child

Sandeep and Reena Mander denied adoption by Berkshire agency despite pressure from PM and equality watchdogA council that denied a Sikh couple the chance to adopt a child over their “cultural heritage” is refusing to back down,...

Ranger Campus opens in Armenia's Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

The Ranger Campus is entirely constructed with eco-friendly materials and equipped with state-of-the-art “green” technologies.

Smoking ban 10 years on: share your memories and experiences

A decade since smoking bans came into force in the UK we would like to hear from readers on how the ban has affected themTen years have passed since venues across England moved their smokers outdoors and ensured people could work...

May orders national inquiry after 100% failure rate in high-rise cladding tests

No 10 spokesman says 95 buildings in 32 areas in England have failed safety checks following Grenfell Tower blazeSamples of external cladding from 95 buildings in 32 areas of England have failed fire-proofing tests, Downing...

Stunning Mexican Insta-Model Turns Up the Heat at Confederations Cup (PHOTOS)

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Mexican glamour and fitness model turned Instagram star Melanie Pavola is turning up the heat at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Sputnik Mundo spoke with Pavola in a candid interview.

There is a magic money tree. But only for the Queen and the DUP | Owen Jones

Theresa May ruled out fair pay for nurses, then found huge extra sums for Northern Ireland and Buckingham Palace. It’s time to end the austerity conThere is no magic money tree, say the Tories: unless it’s to bribe extremists to...