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Tackling the touts

[ad_1] Image copyright Claire Turnham Image caption Claire Turnham has set up a campaign to demand refunds from Viagogo When Claire Turnham tried to buy Ed Sheeran tickets for her son’s 16th birthday, she thought it was going to be an “amazing” family trip. Instead, she says she was overcharged by £1,150, and the episode […]

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Sir Elton's surprise call to video teen

[ad_1] Disabled teenager Lewis Hine re-lives the moment Sir Elton John phoned him to praise him for his “inspirational” Facebook video. The Portsmouth teenager created the video to mark his sixteenth birthday. Lewis has undergone more than a dozen brain surgeries since he was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 17 months. It has currently […]

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'Ruined by a typo'

[ad_1] Media captionNigel says he feared his children might be attacked after he was wrongly arrested When Nigel Lang was wrongly arrested on suspicion of sharing indecent images of children, he says his life fell apart. It all stemmed from nothing more than a typing error by police. “When I was arrested, I feared what […]

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'Her ordeal ripped me apart'

[ad_1] Image caption The session are held once a week “You are walking round like a zombie. You have no heart, and you have no brain, because you just don’t know where to turn,” Jack says. His daughter was sexually abused in Rotherham, a town where more than 1,000 children were subjected to appalling exploitation […]

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TV listings: The battle over your programme guide

[ad_1] Viewers may have trouble finding shows they love if public service channels are not guaranteed top positions on TV guides, major broadcasters have warned. Peers are currently debating a change to the law which says channels including BBC One, ITV and Channel 4 must appear top of on-screen listings. Major broadcasters argue public service […]

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Man in court over Gainsborough damage

[ad_1] Image copyright National Gallery Image caption Conservators will now decide how best to restore the painting A man has appeared in court accused of criminal damage to a renowned Thomas Gainsborough painting at The National Gallery in London. Keith Gregory, 63, of no fixed address, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in […]

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Unpaid child maintenance backlog in UK is £3.8bn

[ad_1] Image caption Laura Riley is among more than one million people in the UK who are owed child maintenance There is a UK backlog of more than £3.8bn in uncollected child maintenance payments, figures have revealed. The money is owed by non-resident parents and has built up over 23 years, with figures showing about […]

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Blair: Labour should reconsider Brexit stance

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Labour should be prepared to alter its stance on Brexit – and if necessary argue that Britain should stay inside the EU, Tony Blair has said. The former PM told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Labour should change its position if the government delivers a Brexit deal the people do not […]