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Coventry 'hit-and-run' death scene 'like bomb went off'

The scene of a suspected hit-and-run crash in Coventry that killed two young boys was “like a bomb had gone off,” their grandfather says. Casper and Corey Platt-May, aged two and six, were hit by a car on MacDonald Road at about 14:00 GMT on Thursday. Grandfather Kim May arrived at the scene and “burst into tears”. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said. They were “lovely, lovely boys”. Two people are in police custody and will be questioned later. The 53-year-old man and a woman, 41, were…

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Technology 

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said. Paul faced criticism in January after posting a video in which he made jokes after seeing a dead body in a Japanese forest associated with many suicides. YouTube subsequently cut some of its business ties with the star. It also penalised him after a subsequent video in which he Tasered a dead rat. Paul has apologised for both videos. YouTube usually bans a video creator under a…

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Hull Banksy mural 'should be cleaned off'

A mural believed to be by artist Banksy should be removed from a disused Hull bridge, a local councillor has claimed. The stencilled design depicts a child carrying a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end. Images of the mural were shared on Banksy’s official Instagram account on Friday. Conservative councillor John Abbott said Banky’s work did not compare with “real art” in the city gallery. “I think that should be cleaned off. It should be photographed and the photograph kept because Banksy is not without talent,” said…

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Home and Away actress 'has life support turned off'

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off two weeks after being in a car crash, according to reports in Australia. The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver. The actress, 29, had surgery after the accident but remained in a coma. The decision to end her life support, which was first reported by the Daily Telegraph, came a day after a funeral was held for her family in Sydney. Home and Away…

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Sports 

Price of Football 2017: young adult fans are 'put off' by cost of football

The BBC Price of Football study has found that the majority of ticket prices have frozen or fallen for a third year – yet a poll of young adult football fans suggests the cost is still putting them off. This year BBC Sport asked more than 200 clubs across the United Kingdom for information on ticket prices and found almost two thirds of price categories have been reduced or remained the same across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In a separate poll, we asked 1,000 18 to 24-year-old fans…

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Why Victoria's 'Hands Off' campaign targeting sexual harassment on public transport falls short

This week, Victoria launched a campaign, Hands Off, in response to a 40 per cent increase in reports of sexual assault on public transport. The campaign – a joint initiative between Victoria Police, Crime Stoppers and Public Transport Victoria – will, over the next two weeks, publicly share images of alleged offenders online to encourage commuters to report them. This is accompanied by a new police unit that will focus on sexual offences on public transport. Public transport is one of the biggest areas of safety concern for girls and women. Photo:…

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Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

Austerity may be starting to affect how long we live in England, according to a leading health expert. Life expectancy has been rising for decades, but the latest data shows the rate of increase has slowed. University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was “deeply concerned” by the situation, saying it was “entirely possible” austerity was affecting how long people live. His suggestion has been dismissed by the government, however. The Department of Health said it was providing the necessary support and funding to ensure life expectancy “continues…

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