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Colchester grammar teacher suspended over Prophet Muhammad mug

A teacher has been suspended from a top state grammar school after allegedly using a mug with a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on it. The teacher at Colchester Royal Grammar School (CRGS) in Essex is thought to have taken the mug into the playground. The school said the matter would be reviewed and "appropriate robust action" would be taken as necessary. The school, which had more students offered Oxbridge places than any other grammar school in the UK last year, has also faced accusations o
By Charlie Jones
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Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin hits three-year high as investors jump in

During times of volatility, investors tend to move their money out of shares and into what are considered safer havens, like cash and gold. "Covid-19 has disrupted the traditional safe-haven trade and gold's inability to outperform. Periods of extreme risk aversion have forced many traders to diversify into Bitcoin," said Edward Moya, at trading firm Oanda. Some feel this scarcity provides an innate value and shields Bitcoin from inflation, which is becoming a worry. "Its huge volatility hard
By Justin Harper
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Mum of autistic boy thanks stranger for 'kindness'

An autistic boy's mother has thanked a stranger who became her "hero" after he lay down on the ground with her son while he had a meltdown. She said she had walked with her son along the seafront but he "hates to turn around and walk back" and he had one of his meltdowns, during which he gets down on the floor. Mrs Fernando, from Hockley in Essex, said when she explained to passer-by Mr Shelley that Rudy was autistic, he said to the little boy: "Fine then, why don't I lay down here with you fo
By Charlie Jones
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Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer

Dogs can detect the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer and could help develop a "robotic nose" to find the disease in the future, a study says. "The dogs have been able to identify these very aggressive cancers. This could lead to lifesaving work in the future that would enable us to understand the difference between other diseases of the prostate and those that will go on to kill men," she said. She said the dogs could save "millions of lives around the world" if they were used to suppo
By Charlie Jones
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Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going 'very well'

A trial to see whether dogs can detect coronavirus is going "very well", according to the charity behind it. Claire Guest, the charity's co-founder and chief executive, said the dogs were already showing signs that they would be able to sniff out the virus. "At the moment, we are cutting up tiny strands of a tennis ball, and then touching the strands with a piece of paper and hiding the paper, and they are able to find it. They are incredibly skilled." The team expects the 3,200 samples to st
By Charlie Jones
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Essex baby given £1.79m drug has new lease of life

"It brought a tear to my eye when I first saw it. I thought 'this is what it should be like', it was an incredible moment." Because it is such a new drug, long-term outcomes are not known, but Ms Willis said she believes this generation of babies with SMA will be the first to reach adulthood. This time last year was horrendous, she said, as he had just been diagnosed and she did not know whether he would survive.
By Charlie Jones
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Baby given £1.79m drug has new lease of life

"It brought a tear to my eye when I first saw it. I thought 'this is what it should be like', it was an incredible moment." Because it is such a new drug, long-term outcomes are not known, but Ms Willis said she believes this generation of babies with SMA will be the first to reach adulthood. This time last year was horrendous, she said, as he had just been diagnosed and she did not know whether he would survive.
By Charlie Jones
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YouTube star Grace Victory ‘so grateful’ on son's first birthday

A YouTuber who gave birth to her son the day before she was put in a coma with Covid said she was so grateful to celebrate his first birthday. "I just knew deep in my soul that this was the right decision and that he would be OK," she said. "My intuition saved him and I believe that he then saved me. I fought and fought to come back to him." Ms Victory was given a 5% chance of survival after she went into multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest when they tried to take her out of the coma.
By Charlie Jones
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Injection spiking: Sheffield city centre police patrols increased

The victims were all taken to hospital after being injected on nights out last weekend, South Yorkshire Police said. He said the force recognised the public concern over spiking incidents but admitted the advent of needle use was new. "I don't know what the motive is, all I would say is it doesn't appear to be sexual, but I am keeping an open mind as to why people are doing this," he added. Where did it happen? Ms Wizyszcz, from Claim Back West Street, said the group had been working with ag
By Hannah Youds
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