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Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport…
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Inquiry into death of Queensferry Crossing worker could last up to nine days

A FATAL Accident Inquiry into the death of a man killed when he was reportedly struck by the boom of a crane during the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing could last up to nine days, a court was told  John…
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Farmer (67) dies after quad bike overturns in Co Mayo

Tony O’Malley’s death is second tragedy to hit Castlbar family after death of son last year A Co Mayo farmer died on Thursday after his quad bike overturned. File photograph: iStock A man in his 60s became the second…
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NI farming families urged to 'Stop and Think' about farm safety

"Stop & Think to protect your farm family", a campaign has said With six lives lost within the Northern Ireland farming community so far this year and a further 100 accidents per month on farms, farming families have been…
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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was suffering from brain disease when he killed himself, post-mortem reveals

Hernandez was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and was found hanged in his cell in April this year Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was suffering from the degenerative brain…
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Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The Stoptober campaign runs from 1 October The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time - in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. Health experts have tended to shy away…
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Farmer who was attacked by cows died of crush injuries, inquest hears

A farmer who was attacked by cows on his farm died due to crush injuries, writes Louise Roseingrave Michael Walsh (65) from Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, died in a Dublin hospital following the incident on April 21 last. An inquest heard…

Nine British children taken to hospital after 'carbon monoxide leak' in Spain

Image copyright: GOOGLE Nine English schoolchildren have been taken to hospital in Spain after a suspected carbon monoxide leak in a hotel, Spanish authorities have said. A leak at Hotel Campomar in Isla, in the district of Arnuero in Cantabria,…
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Warning that another Grenfell Tower tragedy is inevitable unless safety procedures in tall buildings are changed

Russ Timpson described construction fire safety in Britain as "woeful" and warned the Grenfell tragedy "would not be the last one." Leading fire safety experts have warned another Grenfell Tower tragedy is inevitable unless…

Safety watchdog investigating Birmingham Airport after boy 'trapped' on luggage carousel

Child was rushed to hospital following arrivals hall alert Birmingham Airport is being investigated by a safety watchdog after a boy was badly hurt when he became ‘trapped’ in a luggage carousel . He suffered arm and leg injuries…
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Shocking footage of worker being almost killed painting Shotts road without protection sparks investigation

The shocking safety lapse, filmed in North Lanarkshire, almost turns to tragedy when a driver decides to overtake as a van pulls out and has to swerve around the man A SHOCKING video shows a white line painter…

EXPLOSION - 15-year-old tells how dad lost leg in incident

Robert Tyrko lost his leg in the explosion Credit: BPM Media A 15-year-old boy has described his family's horror after learning his father was seriously injured in an explosion in Colwick, Nottingham. Robert Tyrko lost his…