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Family of murdered Muslim teenager say they feel discriminated against by police after they fail to convict anyone for eight years

The grieving family of a murdered Muslim teenager have said they feel let down by police and prosecutors due to the failure to secure a conviction eight years after they lost their son.  AbdulKarim Boudiaf, an aspiring lawyer from Tottenham, was 18 when he was fatally shot in the neck while walking with friends outside a pub in north London ...

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Brexit: MPs demand close nuclear regulatory co-operation with Euratom after leaving EU

Britain should retain as a close as possible a relationship with the European civil nuclear regulator after Brexit, a Commons committee has demanded ahead of a crucial vote on the issue.  MPs on the committee warn that the impacts of leaving Euratom will be “profound”, putting the UK in a much weaker position to drive regulatory standards at a European ...

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England has one of the biggest gaps between high and low performing pupils across developed world

England has one of the largest gaps between high and low performing primary school pupils across the developed world, a damning report has found. New analysis showed England is failing to keep pace with other wealthy countries when it comes to maths education for 11-year-olds, with every local authority across the nation missing a key benchmark. The huge disparities in maths ...

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Record high levels of prisoner self-harm a 'damning indictment' of failures in mental health provision in jails

Record high levels of self-harm in prisons are a “damning indictment” of the current state of the mental health provision in jails across England and Wales, MPs have warned. A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reveals that long-standing understaffing and increased prevalence of drugs in jails have led to “deep-rooted failures” in the management of prisoners’ mental health. ...

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More than 1,400 NHS dementia patients well enough to go home at Christmas will be stranded in hospital, warns charity

More than 1,400 people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, a charity has warned. The Alzheimer’s Society said the lack of social care funding was “turning wards into waiting rooms” as an investigation they carried out revealed dementia patients were delayed up to 10 times longer than patients without ...

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Threats against parliamentary candidates should be made a specific criminal offence, Theresa May is told

Intimidating parliamentary candidates could become a specific offence under new plans aimed at curbing torrents of abuse hurled at public figures. The Prime Minister’s independent ethics watchdog also said social media giants should be fined or prosecuted if they fail to take down racist, extremist or child sex abuse content amid concerns over the “intensely hostile online environment”. Theresa May commissioned ...

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RAC warns that petrol could rise by 3p per litre before Christmas as wholesale gas prices hit highest level for six year

Petrol prices could rise by 3p per litre before Christmas, the RAC has warned, as wholesale gas prices hit their highest level for six years.   Filling up a 55-litre family car could therefore be £1.65 more expensive than currently, the motoring organisation said.  The price of Brent crude surged by more than 1.5 per cent to 65.72 – hitting its highest level since the middle ...

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Millionaire raffles £3m mansion for £10 a ticket

A mansion worth an estimated £2.3m is being offered as a raffle’s star prize. The current owners, who want to remain anonymous, said they thought “selling the house through a competition would be a fun thing to do”. The winning bundle also includes a Rolls Royce and staff for a year. Twenty percent of the £10 ticket price will go ...

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West Midlands policeman stabbed during arrest attempt

A policeman was stabbed in the neck and chest while attempting to arrest a suspect. The West Midlands officer, aged 26, suffered two stab wounds when he was attacked by a man at an address in Wood End Road, Erdington, Birmingham. He was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, a spokesman said. ...

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Boaters accuse Canal and River Trust of 'trying to force them off the water'

People living on boats in London have accused the authority managing Britain’s waterways of “trying to force them off the water to make money”. The Canal and River Trust (CRT) has proposed to restrict some of the capital’s mooring spaces and start charging for others. Boaters fear they will be “priced out of” certain areas as a result. The CRT ...

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