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Police probe lorry death crash
The bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians and then hit a hotel

Police probe lorry death crash

Police are investigating what caused a bin lorry to veer out of control in a packed city street, killing six people.

World news

North Korea internet access 'down'

North Korea internet access 'down'

North Korea is experiencing serious internet problems, with experts warning that online access is "totally down".

Sport news

Bath announce Matawalu signing

Bath announce Matawalu signing

Bath have announced the signing of Fiji international scrum-half Niko Matawalu from Glasgow Warriors.

Business news

Stocks benefit from 'Santa' rally

Stocks benefit from 'Santa' rally

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index has closed at record highs as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days.

Technology news

Call for better password security

Call for better password security

Online giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise the need for better password practices among users, according to research.

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McCartney tribute to Joe Cocke

McCartney tribute to Joe Cocke

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has led tributes to rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who has died at the age of 70.

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