Couple Charged With Slavery Offences After Allegedly Luring Polish Friend To Britain To Work 'For Pittance'

A Birmingham couple have been charged with Modern Slavery Act offences after allegedly luring a childhood friend from Poland to work “for a pittance” in Britain. According to West Midlands Police, it has been claimed that Tadeusz Ondycz, 32, and 26-year-old Marta Dombrowska arranged the man’s travel and secured him work at a recycling plant in the Black Country. The ...

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Young Tory MPs Form New Group To Stop Party Veterans Drowning Them Out

Young Tory MPs are joining forces to oust veteran colleagues from the airwaves and have a greater say on policy in a bid win back the votes of under 40s. The group – spearheaded by Mansfield MP Ben Bradley – is made up of Conservative MPs under 35 years old who are determined to reconnect with younger voters. Bradley is ...

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The Apprentice’s Latest Fired Candidate Admits What Most Boardroom Casualties Won't

‘The Apprentice’ said goodbye to another candidate on Wednesday (18 October) night, when the boys team lost (yes, again) and the fired hopeful has spoken to HuffPost UK. And in our chat – obviously, we’re about to name who left the show, so if you don’t know, look away now – Elliot Van Emden made the rare move of admitting it wasn’t ...

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Stabbed, Spat At, Punched: Emergency Workers Tell HuffPost UK Why New Law Is Needed To Protect Them

A new law to protect emergency workers from assaults has won the personal backing of Theresa May after police, paramedics and nurses lobbied MPs for tougher sentences. A private members’ bill to specifically target abuse against 999 staff has secured the Prime Minister’s approval, HuffPost UK has been told. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, tabled by Labour MP ...

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Theresa May Says Being Transgender Is 'Not An Illness' And Promises To Change The Law

Theresa May has said being transgender is “not an illness” as she promised to “demedicalise” the process of changing gender. Speaking at the Pink News awards in Westminster on Wednesday evening, the prime minister said her government was also “determined to eradicate homophobic and transphobic bullying”. In her speech, May said: “I am proud to be a member of one of ...

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Theresa May Tells EU Citizens They Can Stay After Brexit But Won't Guarantee Other Rights

EU citizens living in the UK will be allowed to stay regardless of any Brexit deal, Theresa May will confirm today as she appeals directly to those worried about their future. On the eve of a crunch summit in Brussels, May will email the 100,000 EU citizens who have asked to be kept informed of developments, promising they can remain ...

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Women In Labour Who Have An Epidural Could Reduce Their Chance Of Needing Intervention By Lying Down

First-time mums who have an epidural could increase their chance of giving birth without intervention by lying down when in later stages of labour, a study has found. According to researchers at the University of Birmingham, having an epidural leads to an increased risk of an instrumental vaginal birth – with forceps or a suction device. But among the 3,093 women they studied ...

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NHS ID Check Plans Could Risk Patient Safety, British Medical Journal Warns

Plans to clamp down on “health tourism” by making people prove they are British before they receive NHS care could put all patients at risk, experts have warned. From next week, anyone who seeks hospital treatment in England will have to take ID to show they are not from overseas. Those who cannot prove they are entitled to treatment can be ...

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Muslim And Black Prisoners More Likely To Be Restrained And Segregated In Jail, Report Finds

Cuts to prison officer numbers could be worsening Muslim prisoners’ treatment in jail, a report has warned. The report uncovered stark racial disparities in the treatment of prisoners. A total of 40% of Muslim inmates said they had been restrained, put in segregation and deprived of certain privileges because of alleged misconduct in the last six months, compared with 28% ...

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Solo 45: Boy Better Know rapper charged with 29 counts of rape

Rapper Solo 45, a member of the grime collective Boy Better Know, has been charged with 29 counts of rape, police have said. The 31-year-old, whose real name is Andy Anokye, was initially charged with two counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment and one count of causing actual bodily harm, relating to a single person. He pleaded not guilty ...

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