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Ambulance in horror crash with van as emergency crews race to seaside town

Emergency crews scrambled a Scots seaside town after an ambulance was involved in a crash. Police and fire crews were called to Wemyss Bay Road, just off the A78 in Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde on Tuesday afternoon. The alarm was raised at 1.40pm. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed that a smash had taken …

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David Jason breaks silence on Only Fools and Horses co-star John Challis’ death

Sir David Jason has spoken out about the death of his friend and Only Fools and Horses co-star John Challis following his death over the weekend. The star, who was best known for playing Terrance ‘Boycie’ Boyce in the sitcom, was 79 at the time of his death. John’s family said in a statement: “It is …

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Woman dies after being hit by marked police van on busy street

A 58-year-old woman has died after being hit by a police van on Scots street at the weekend.  The woman was struck down by the emergency vehicle around 8.20pm on Merry Street in Motherwell.  She was rushed to University HospitalWishaw but could not be saved and was pronounced dead a short time later.  The marked Ford Transit van was …

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REVEALED: Cause of death of girl, 5, by mum

A five-year-old girl allegedly murdered by her mother died by “compression of the neck”, a court has heard. Alijah Thomas was found unresponsive by police and paramedics at an address in Leyborne Avenue, Ealing, at around 12.56pm on Tuesday (September 14).  She received emergency medical intervention, but was later pronounced dead at around 1.51pm. Her mother, 41-year-old Martina Madarova, …

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The Didsbury man who plotted mass murder with Osama bin Laden and helped shape the minds of the MEN bombers

One man represents the link between 9/11 and the Manchester Arena bombing – and for years he lived quietly in Didsbury. Anas al-Libi, a senior figure in al-Qaeda, was a friend and confidant of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, and even acted as his bodyguard. He was also a family friend of Salman Abedi, the …

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Man, 54, dies in horror paragliding crash in Scottish Highlands

A man has died in a horror paragliding crash in the Scottish Highlands as a woman has also been seriously injured.  The 54-year-old tragically passed away following a collision involving two paramotors on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services were made aware of the incident near Loch Na Gainmhich by the A894 at around 4.45pm.  A woman was also seriously …

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