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Preston £90,000 revenge porn blackmailer jailed

Image source, GMPImage caption, Zehshan Mahmood, 30, threatened to share intimate pictures and videos of two women, police sayA man who threatened to share intimate pictures and videos of two women and blackmailed them has been jailed. Zehshan Mahmood, from Preston, admitted two counts of blackmail and three counts of disclosing sexual photos or films

Ramsgate: Car crashes into family, killing man and woman

Image source, Peter BattImage caption, The family were hit by a car in a suspected hit-and-runA woman in her 30s and a man in his 80s have died in a suspected hit-and-run in which a child was also seriously injured.A black Alfa Romeo hit five pedestrians, all from the same family, on Wednesday. The Israeli

UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning comes into effect

By Marita Moloney & Charley AdamsBBC NewsImage source, PA MediaAn amber extreme heat warning has come into force, with temperatures forecast to hit 37C (99F) in some parts of the UK over the next four days.The Met Office alert for southern and central England and parts of Wales runs from midnight on Thursday until Sunday.It

Firenado rages in California

Hot temperatures and strong winds formed a 'firenado' in California on Wednesday. Hundreds of firefighters were called to tackle the blaze, which spread during a bush fire. No one was harmed, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department said no structures were immediately threatened.

India man wins 22-year court battle against railways over 25 cents

By Cherylann MollanBBC News, MumbaiImage caption, Mr Chaturvedi has attended 120 hearings in connection with the case An Indian man has won a case related to an overpriced railway ticket after almost 22 years.Tungnath Chaturvedi, a lawyer, was charged 20 rupees ($0.25; £0.21) extra for two tickets he had bought in 1999.The incident occurred at

Homes for Ukraine: Quarter of refugee sponsors do not want to carry on

By Mark Easton & Jasmine AnderssonHome editorImage source, Getty ImagesA quarter of sponsors of Ukrainians as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme do not want to continue the arrangement beyond six months, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.Launched in March, it has seen about 75,000 refugees arrive in the UK. Sponsors agreed

Energy crisis is on scale of pandemic – Martin Lewis

By Becky MortonBusiness reporter, BBC NewsMedia caption, Martin Lewis: Rising prices are a crisis on a scale with the pandemicThe situation with energy bills is "a national crisis" on the scale of the Covid pandemic, Martin Lewis has said.The consumer expert told the BBC support needed to double to make up for the huge expected

Robert Pope: Guinness-fuelled man runs width of Ireland in a day

By Matt MurphyBBC NewsImage source, Rob PopeA British marathon champion has run the width of the island of Ireland in less than 24 hours, seemingly becoming the first person to accomplish the feat. Robert Pope ran from Galway City on Ireland's west coast to the capital Dublin in just 23 hours and 39 minutes. The

Domino’s: fast food giant pulls out of Italy, the home of pizza

By Peter HoskinsBusiness reporterImage source, Getty ImagesDomino's Pizza's last stores in Italy have been closed after the firm that operated its outlets in the country filed for bankruptcy, reports say.Franchise holder ePizza SpA was hit by the pandemic, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the story.Domino's had struggled to win over customers in the birthplace

Hosepipe bans: What are water companies doing to tackle leaks?

By Reality Check teamBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesMillions of households are facing the prospect of hosepipe bans, as parts of England experience the driest conditions since 1976.The water companies cannot be held accountable for the weather - but how are they performing when it comes to fixing leaks and building reservoirs to preserve water? What

UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning issued for parts of England and Wales

By Doug Faulkner & Christy CooneyBBC NewsImage source, EPAThe Met Office has issued a four-day amber extreme heat warning, meaning vulnerable people's health could be impacted and travel could be disrupted. The warning applies to southern and central England and parts of Wales from midnight on Thursday until Sunday. Temperatures are set to reach up

Body of teenage boy recovered from North Met Lake

Image source, GEOGRAPH/PETER WALKERImage caption, Hertfordshire Police was contacted just before 17:00 BST after the teenager had not resurfacedPolice searching for a 14-year-old boy who got into difficulties in a lake have recovered a body.Hertfordshire Police received reports of a teenager failing to resurface in North Met Lake in Cheshunt just before 17:00 BST on

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