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BBC Front Page News

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea 'hostility'Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea 'hostility'

The US president cites the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent North Korean statement.

Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murderParachute trial: Emile Cilliers guilty of attempted murder

Army sergeant Emile Cilliers denied trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute before a jump.

Sophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pairSophie Lionnet: Couple guilty of murdering French au pair

The pair became obsessed that Sophie Lionnet was plotting against them with a former Boyzone singer.

Boys, 15, guilty of Columbine-style school shooting plotBoys, 15, guilty of Columbine-style school shooting plot

The pair were "fascinated" by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who killed 13 people at a US school.

BBC news for Shropshire

Football fans warned of Wembley play-off train delaysFootball fans warned of Wembley play-off train delays

Network Rail is carrying out a major signalling project, affecting routes to London.

Shrewsbury woman jailed over false sexual assault claimsShrewsbury woman jailed over false sexual assault claims

Anna Costin was initially given a community order for sexual assault claims made against four men.

Shropshire head teacher filmed boys and had indecent imagesShropshire head teacher filmed boys and had indecent images

Tim Moule, the safeguarding lead at his ex-school had more than 3,500 indecent images, a court hears.

Hoo Farm sheep racing returns after animal rights petitionHoo Farm sheep racing returns after animal rights petition

Over 50,000 had signed a petition calling for a 'cruel' sheep racing event in Shropshire to be axed.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. The royal wedding is a TV hit. The Royal Family’s twitter account posted a message of thanks to everyone who followed the wedding. Among them were a fifth of all Britons, with BBC viewing figures peaking at 13.1m at the height of proceedings, just after 1pm. The average audience of 8.7m, combined with ITV’s average of 2.5m, accounted for 82.5 per cent of all television viewers and eclipsed the audience for the FA Cup final, which averaged 6.7m viewers on BBC One. The Sun
     
  2. Most Britons ‘have felt overwhelmed by stress’. Most Britons have felt “overwhelmed” by stress within the past year, with one in three left feeling suicidal and one in six self-harming in response, a new survey suggests. The research, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation think tank, is the biggest ever carried out into the impact of stress. Experts say the NHS should do more. Daily Mail
     
  3. Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t work’. Researchers at Oxford University have concluded that NHS exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia “don’t work”. Exercise is thought to be one of the best ways of stopping healthy adults contracting dementia - but the study suggests it does not improve thinking skills or behaviour once the disease has taken hold. BBC
     
  4. 'Cynical' Theresa May announces nine Tory peers. The prime minister has been accused of "hypocrisy" after appointing nine new Conservative peers to the House of Lords, including several ex-ministers. Theresa May, who had previously stated that senior politicians should not expect automatic ennoblement, sent six former MPs to the upper chamber. Critics called May "cynical" for releasing the news on the eve of the Royal Wedding, when it would receive little attention. The Independent
     
  5. Supersize us. Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. The proportion of US children aged 9 to 11 who are obese is 18.5%. The figure for children in their final year of primary school in England is at a record high of 20%. The Times
     
  6. Cold marketing isn’t dead. Royal Mail was criticised for advising businesses to exploit a loophole in new data protection laws. From 25 May, firms will in many cases need people’s consent before they can send them marketing material. Royal Mail suggests they get around this by sending the bumf out in unaddressed envelopes. Daily Mail
     
  7. The sun sets on Club 18-30. The tour operator known for shipping generations of young Brits to cheap Mediterranean resorts for a week of sun, sex and tequila may be coming to an end. Thomas Cook says the concept doesn’t appeal to millennials, and is reportedly putting the business up for sale. Daily Telegraph
     
  8. Quote of the week. There is power in love,” declared Bishop Michael Curry, the American pastor whose volcanic wedding sermon made Britain’s latest royal extravaganza quite unlike any before it. “Do not underestimate it,” he went on. “Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.” askten
     
The bottom line. Potholes cost motorists £1m each month, according to the AA. There were more claims for pothole-related damage in the first four months of this year than for the whole of 2017. Metro

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