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Canada wildfire evacuees airlift starts

Image copyright AP Image caption Those stranded north of Fort McMurray have begun arriving in Edmonton and Calgary Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray – the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire. They also hope that the only motorway to ...

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UKIP take six seats in Thurrock

Image caption UKIP and the Conservatives now both have 17 councillors on Thurrock Council UKIP have won six seats on Thurrock Council, missing out on being the largest party by a single vote. The party, which was the third biggest group after the last local election, took four seats from ...

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Labour MP’s widow wins city by-election

Image caption Gill Furniss replaces her late husband as MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough The widow of a Labour MP who died from cancer has won a by-election to replace him in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency. Harry Harpham’s widow Gill Furniss received 14,087 votes, a majority of ...

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