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Big issues discussed at State of Tamworth Debate

The annual State of Tamworth Debate gives councillors the opportunity to look back at the work of the authority over the last 12 months,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Love Island to offer therapy and training to all contestants following two suicides

The body of 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series was found in a north London park on Saturday after police were called to reports of a man found hanged, while Sophie Gradon, 32, who had taken part the year before was found dead in June last year

Sophie Gradon’s boyfriend took his own life weeks after her death, coroner rules

Aaron Armstrong's mother Donna discovered him in his bedroom at the family home in Blyth, Northumberland, on 10 July last year

Warner Bros boss Kevin Tsujihara quits over Brit actress affair claims

WarnerMedia, the parent company, launched an investigation following a Hollywood Reporter story that detailed text messages between Mr Tsujihara and Charlotte Kirk dating back to 2013

Frozen the musical: Hit Disney show coming to London’s West End

The show, based on the 2013 Disney film, will make its debut at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2020

La Scala: World famous opera house to return Saudi Arabia’s investment

Giuseppe Sala, Milan's mayor, said that La Scala's board made the decision to hand the money back earlier this year. The cash was placed in their account without a proper indication of what it was for

Prejudice ‘risking the future’ of grime music, say MPs

A report by the Commons media select committee says despite grime being one of the "UK's most exciting musical exports", venue owners and councils are failing to support urban music, with venues demonstrating "unfounded concerns" over licensing

TECHNOLOGY

Snapchat admits age verification failures to MPs

One MP told the company that he had been able to sign up for the app after telling it he was just 12 years old; when the system told him he must be older, he was simply able to change the age he gave

Scientists propose way to levitate objects with light

Although the research by a team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is still theoretical, its applications could lead to enormous changes

Carbon monoxide detectors could reveal existence of aliens, new research suggests

For many years astronomers had believed that a build-up of CO in the atmospheres of distant planets would be a good sign that those planet would be unable to harbour life

SPORTS

Harry Kane believes England Nations League success would top World Cup year

Gareth Southgate defied the odds to guide his side to the semi-finals of the World Cup last summer but Kane feels securing silverware with success in the Nations League in Portugal would surpass 2018's achievements

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New Zealand mosque shootings: Suspected killer is fascist who ‘had contact with Breivik’

The suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, posted a video on social media live-streaming his actions as he approached his targets and carried out his attacks

Pearl Bamford: Teenager found dead near river was ‘beautiful, creative young woman’

Police were called to a river bank on Friday morning after a passer-by discovered Pearl Bamford's body

Felicite Tomlinson: Sister of One Direction singer Louis dies aged 18

She died at her flat in Earl's Court, west London, on Wednesday afternoon

Fulham fatal stab victim was TV weatherman Alex Beresford’s cousin

The victim, who was killed in Fulham on Saturday, was related to Alex Beresford, the Good Morning Britain weatherman

POLITICS

Theresa May to ask for Brexit delay, 1,000 days since referendum

The prime minister will on Wednesday send a letter to Brussels revealing her preference for either a short or long extension of Article 50 - the legal mechanism to take the UK out of the bloc

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘witch-hunt’ as ex-Labour MPs removed from committee posts

A Labour motion to replace Ian Austin and Mike Gapes - who left the party last month - on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee was approved in the Commons by 199 votes to 134 - a majority of 65

Why Theresa May can no longer trust her most senior team

But despite facing an even more difficult battle than she did a few days ago, the prime minister chose not to set out her plan for a way through the Brexit crisis, instead calmly walking ministers through the options without making a decision either way

LATEST UK NEWS

Love Island to offer therapy and training to all contestants following two suicides

The body of 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series was found in a north London park on Saturday after police were called to reports of a man found hanged, while Sophie Gradon, 32, who had taken part the year before was found dead in June last year

Drug gangs fuel rise in British children forced into modern slavery

National Crime Agency (NCA) figures showed the number of modern slavery cases involving UK minors went from 676 in 2017 to 1,421 in 2018

Theresa May to ask for Brexit delay, 1,000 days since referendum

The prime minister will on Wednesday send a letter to Brussels revealing her preference for either a short or long extension of Article 50 - the legal mechanism to take the UK out of the bloc

Schoolboy, 14, arrested after ‘trying to slash fellow pupil with meat cleaver’

The 14-year-old was taken into custody after the dispute, which took place in school

Instagram failing to remove graphic self-harm images

Without encountering any filters or warnings it was easy to find videos depicting suicide and people cutting themselves

Snapchat admits age verification failures to MPs

One MP told the company that he had been able to sign up for the app after telling it he was just 12 years old; when the system told him he must be older, he was simply able to change the age he gave

STRANGE NEWS

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The quirky, bulbous property, inspired by Fred and Wilma's home in the beloved 1960s cartoon, has been declared a public nuisance by officials in the San Francisco Bay Are