Tag Archives: BBC

South Africa murders: Man admits charges after Roger and Christine Solik killed

A man who killed a Welsh couple who emigrated to South Africa has told a court he and a companion kidnapped them then decided to “get rid” of them. Roger and Christine Solik’s hands and legs were tied and they had pillow cases over their heads when they were thrown off a bridge into a river. Xolani Brian Ndlovu, 32, ...

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MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns of 'intense’ terror threat

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK’s intelligence services are facing an “intense” challenge from terrorism, the head of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said there was currently “more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly” and that it can also be “harder to detect”. The UK has suffered five terror attacks this year, and he said MI5 ...

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Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

Sainsbury’s has said it will cut up to 2,000 jobs from its human resources staff as part of plans to reduce costs. The UK’s second biggest supermarket chain says the “difficult decision” will affect roles in stores, as well as in the company’s central offices. It plans to make 1,400 payroll and HR clerks redundant and other changes could see ...

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Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy

A man killed outside Parsons Green Tube station was stabbed after confronting a drug dealer, Scotland Yard has said. Omid Saidy was fatally wounded and two others were injured in the attack on Monday night. The 20-year-old from Fulham died after confronting a drug dealer and another man who was with him, the Met confirmed. The injured 16-year-old was discharged ...

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What did people make of the Liar finale?

WARNING: This story contains spoilers. Liar culminated in its series finale last night and viewers were divided. The ITV six-part psychological thriller followed the story of Laura Nielson as she fought to prove her rape allegation against smooth-operating surgeon Andrew Earlham. The drama peaked with Earlham’s grisly death – but with unanswered questions of who, when, where and how it ...

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Stormzy and J Hus lead the Mobo Awards nominations

Stormzy is leading the way at this year’s Mobo Awards after picking up five nominations. The 24-year-old grime MC is up for best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video. Rapper J Hus is close behind after bagging four nominations and told Newsbeat: “My music is getting better. I’m working harder and I appreciate it. I ...

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: More Hollywood figures speak out

More Hollywood figures have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein in light of the recent allegations against him. Former DreamWorks film studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, writer Scott Rosenberg and actress Lauren Holly have all shared their stories. Weinstein has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment, but has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual relationships. Katzenberg, who has worked with ...

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Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted at 16

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16. In a speech at an Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the Line star said she felt “true disgust at the director”. And she felt “anger… at the agents and producers who made me feel silence ...

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Bjork elaborates on sexual assault claim

Pop star Bjork has provided a detailed account of the harassment she claims to have experienced at the hands of a Danish film director. Writing on Facebook, the star described “constant awkward paralyzing unwanted” offers of sex from the film-maker. She first revealed the assault in a similar post on Sunday. Although she did not name the director, she has ...

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Man Booker Prize: Winner of £50,000 award to be announced

The winner of the Man Booker Prize is to be revealed by the Duchess of Cornwall in a ceremony later. Six authors are in the running for the prestigious £50,000 fiction award. They include bookies’ favourite Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders – about Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his 11-year-old son. Scottish novelist Ali Smith is ...

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