Prostitution challenge to be heard in High Court

The High Court is to hear a legal challenge about whether women who were once involved in prostitution should be made to reveal their convictions. The group of women will argue it is unlawful for past soliciting convictions to be stored and disclosed to potential employers. They say it is discriminatory and breaches their right to a private life. Campaigners ...

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Marta Kostyuk, 15, makes history to set up Australian Open third-round tie with Elina Svitolina

Kostyuk made history (Picture: Getty) Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player in 30 years to reach the third-round of a Grand Slam to set up an Australian Open tie with compatriot Elina Svitolina on Friday. The 15-year-old qualifier took out Olivia Rogowska 6-3 7-5 set up a tie with the fourth seed and become the youngest player to reach this ...

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Kyle Edmund storms into Australian Open third round for first time with confident Denis Istomin win

Edmund was in great form (Picture: Getty) Kyle Edmund continued to fly the British flag in the Australian Open men’s singles in the absence of Andy Murray by storming into the third round with a confident win over Denis Istomin. The 23-year-old followed up a hard-fought five-set win over US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in the opening round with a ...

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Arsenal prepare £20m bid for Jonny Evans to join Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Malcolm in January spree

Wenger is making big moves in the transfer market (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are ready to make a £20million bid for Jonny Evans as part of a major January transfer spree, reports claim. Arsene Wenger has cash to spend, having raised £40m from the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer and a further £20m expected from the deal that takes ...

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Where is Charlotte Hawkins on Good Morning Britain and when is she back?

Charlotte Hawkins has been missing from Good Morning Britain (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) Charlotte Hawkins has been missing from her usual Good Morning Britain presenting role and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. It seems the 42-year-old, who was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing last year, has been busy focusing on her new Classic FM show on Sundays – and having some ...

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Nick Kyrgios vs Viktor Troicki live stream, TV channel, UK time and odds

Nick Kyrgios (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images) Nick Kyrgios and Viktor Troicki go head-to-head in the second round of the Australian Open, with both men keen to start their 2018 with a successful tournament run. It was an early end for Kyrgios during last year’s Australian Open after he was knocked out during the second round, but he did manage ...

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Caroline Wozniacki clashes with umpire but saves two match points to reach Australian Open round three

Wozniacki had to dig deep (Picture: AFP/Getty) Caroline Wozniacki cut a frustrated figure throughout an epic second-round battle on the Rod Laver Arena as she narrowly avoided becoming the highest-ranked casualty of the Australian Open thus far. The second seed was forced to save two match points against 21-year-old Croatian Jana Fett as she found herself 5-1 down in the ...

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga exacts Denis Shapovalov revenge as he awaits Nick Kyrgios

Tsonga took Shapovalov out (Picture: Getty) Jo Wilfried Tsonga won five games in a row in the fifth set of an epic against Denis Shapovalov to exact his revenge for a US Open loss at the same stage and battle into the third round of the Australian Open. The 32-year-old Frenchman used all his experience to claw his way back ...

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Modern slavery victims 'hidden in plain sight', councils warn

Householders could “unwittingly” be hiring victims of modern slavery to wash their cars, paint their nails or lay their drives, councils are warning. Local councils in England and Wales say they are reporting increasing numbers of potential victims of modern slavery. They flagged 1,322 cases to authorities from July to September 2017, a near 50% increase on the previous year. ...

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Vulnerable witnesses 'denied help to give evidence'

Scores of children and vulnerable people are being denied access to justice in England and Wales due to a shortage of specialist support, the victims’ commissioner has warned. Baroness Newlove said up to 250 witnesses a year do not get the help they need from trained intermediaries to give evidence to police and courts. She said the “worrying” shortage needs ...

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