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British military called in to stop dam collapsing and flooding town

03 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast onto the outer slope of a reservoir dam in central England on Friday in an effort to prevent it from collapsing and flooding the town below. | Video

British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK town

02 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England, Aug 2 A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast on Friday onto the outer slope of a dam that has partially collapsed and is at risk of bursting and flooding the town of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire town evacuated after water cascades through damaged dam

02 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England Police evacuated thousands of residents from an English town on Thursday after torrents of water cascaded from a nearby reservoir after a dam was damaged, with officials warning that subsequent flooding posed a risk to life.

Makeshift shrines honour victims of British knife crime

30 Jul 2019

MANCHESTER, England/LONDON A cluster of flowers and candles marks the spot where Jodie Chesney, 17, was stabbed in a park in east London in an attack with no obvious motive.

Opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

10 Jan 2019

WAKEFIELD, England British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

Manchester stabbings suspect may have mental problems as terrorism probe ongoing

01 Jan 2019

MANCHESTER, England A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria train station on New Year's Eve was being held and assessed for mental health issues on Tuesday, police said.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year

16 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family. | Video

Queen and Meghan cheered on first joint royal trip

14 Jun 2018

CHESTER, England Thousands of cheering fans greeted Queen Elizabeth and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Thursday as Britain's newest royal joined the monarch for a visit to the English county of Cheshire, her first official trip without Prince Harry. | Video

Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

28 May 2017

MANCHESTER, England Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered because of significant progress in the investigation.

May's Conservatives gain parliament seat as rivals suffer setbacks

25 Feb 2017

STOKE-ON-TRENT/WHITEHAVEN, England Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election on Friday, strengthening her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging setbacks.

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