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UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body 'no confidence' vote

UKIP’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend. But he has said he will defy the committee and continue as leader, as a contest would finish the party. Party members will now be given a vote on whether the former Army officer should remain in post. UKIP chairman Paul Oakden said Mr Bolton was “disappointed” by the NEC’s decision but understood “that the…

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Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages. Court papers say Turner had surgery at the VA hospital in West Haven in 2013. Nearly four years later, he went back to the VA with dizziness and severe abdominal pain. An X-Ray showed there was a scalpel…

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Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny's body

A couple who deny murdering a French nanny have admitted they tried to dispose of her body by burning it. The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September. Police were initially unable to identify the body but later confirmed it was Ms Lionnet, originally from Troyes in north-east France. Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. At the Old Bailey, the pair, of Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth, south…

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Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

A woman has been charged with murder after police found a body buried in a Stockport garden. Barbara Coombes, 63, is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and fraud. Human remains, believed to be those of her father Kenneth Coombes, were found in a garden in Reddish, Stockport on Tuesday. Ms Coombes, of Matlock Road, Reddish, is due to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later. Excavations being carried out in the garden have concluded but officers were still working at the crime…

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Stockport woman 'killed dad and buried his body in a garden'

A man whose body was found buried in a garden was allegedly killed by his daughter years ago, the BBC understands. Greater Manchester Police said a woman made a confession at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday. On Tuesday, remains believed to be of Kenneth Coombes, were found in a garden in Matlock Road, Reddish, near Stockport. A 63-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder. ‘Shocking and strange’ A police spokesman said the man had not been formally identified but his family had been informed and was being…

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Sam Smith shares his body image struggles: 'I think men should talk about it more'

Sam Smith is renowned for sharing his thoughts and emotions openly with fans. Now, in an interview with V Magazine, the 25-year-old Too Good at Goodbyes singer spoke candidly about past struggles and making peace with his body image. Interviewed by friend, Sarah Jessica Parker, as the cover-star for the publication’s spring issue, Smith said that he feels “completely different” about himself as opposed to two years ago because of his noticeable weight loss. Sam Smith in New York. Photo: Victoria Will “When I was shooting my first music videos I wasn’t happy…

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Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. Going in to film the “haunted” forest, they come across a dead body and are shocked, but also make jokes. Online comments have called the video “disrespectful” and “disgusting”. The video was uploaded on Sunday and had millions of…

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