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Lee Rigby’s mother bemoans lack of Ministry of Defence support – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLyn Rigby remembers hearing of the Manchester terror attack, on the fourth anniversary of her son’s death The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has said the Ministry of Defence failed to support her family. Lyn Rigby told the Victoria Derbyshire programme only her son’s next of kin – his partner – received help, and “the main charities didn’t want to know”. She said the recent attacks in London and Manchester had “brought everything back”, but she had received no contact from the MoD to “check we’re OK”. The MoD said it […]

Stormont talks: Simon Coveney warns time ‘running out’ – BBC News

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A sitting of the assembly has been scheduled for Thursday at noon which could involve the election of a first and deputy first minister – but only in the event of a deal. Tory-DUP deal’s impact on power-sharing Q7A: What you need to know Where will the money go? Earlier on Monday, it was announced that a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP includes an extra 1bn in public spending for Northern Ireland. ‘Run out of time’ “There are some big political issues to be addressed this evening,” Mr Coveney said. “If we’re going to get that done, both […]

Scottish areas worst for broadband speeds, says Which? – BBC News

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There are eight megabits in a megabyte, meaning if you wanted to download a 500MB high definition episode of Eastenders via iPlayer, it would take about 10-and-a-half minutes. The Shetland Islands achieved a rate of 8.4Mbps and Highland 8.8Mbps. The Western Isles – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – had the sixth worst speed with 9.1Mbps, while the Scottish Borders had the 28th slowest speed with 12Mbps. Top five Tamworth Reading Adur Enfield Dundee City Which? said average tests in Orkney, Shetland and Highland fell short of 10Mbps, which is the minimum download speed proposed under the UK government’s Universal Service […]

Cash ‘lives on’ after 50 years of ATMs – BBC News

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Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? Free cash machine network under scrutiny Ms Cleland said that more than half of UK adults use an ATM at least once a week. Cash was used in nearly half of all transactions and was also important as a store of value, she added. Image copyright NCR Image caption Developments mean some modern ATMs look like tablet computers There are now about 70,000 cash machines across the UK, and 176 million cards in the UK that can be used to withdraw cash at them. These cards were used to withdraw a […]

Six Flags parkgoer slips free of a high-flying ride, but she’s thankfully OK

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Image: Josh Grenier / Flickr Is there any theme park horror story scarier than the one where someone falls out of a high-flying ride? That’s exactly what happened at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY on Saturday though the incident thankfully had a happy ending. As an unidentified teenage parkgoer dangled 25 feet above the ground, a crowd gathered below to catch her which they did once she fell. SEE ALSO: The “Stranger Things” kids keep forgetting to invite us to their fun hangouts A tense video captured and shared on Facebook by Loren Lent, who witnessed the […]