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Brighton shoplifter sues Sussex Police over Taser arrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man suing Sussex Police after he was Tasered has told a court the incident left him anxious and suicidal. A Taser was used on Paul McClelland in July 2013 in a car park in Brighton as he was being arrested for shoplifting. A video of the arrest was passed to The Argus ...

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Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of “presumed consent”. Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to a donor register. A consultation on the new system, which would see opting out of organ donation replacing opting ...

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Renting a home: How much space will £100 buy you?

Spending £100 a month on rent in London secures floor space equivalent a small garden shed, compared with nearly five times that in parts of northern England, new research shows. Data released to BBC News shows cheaper properties to rent in the capital “simply don’t exist”, letting agents said. Agents said people were compromising on where they live to make ...

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Central Saint Martins refunds dramatic writing students

A top UK fashion institution has given 21 students who took a dramatic writing course a full £5,000 refund. Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, said the 2016-17 dramatic writing masters course had fallen “below our usual standards”. It said students had complained about the size of the class, “teaching intensity” and poor organisation. It ...

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Mesh risks not passed on to doctors

One of the world’s biggest medical companies failed to tell doctors and patients of the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants. A BBC Panorama investigation has seen documents that show one of Ethicon’s own in-house doctors warned it had not updated information on complications. Ethicon is wholly owned by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. It ...

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Syria service for British fighters Jac Holmes and Oliver Hall

A military ceremony has been held in Syria for two Britons killed with the Kurdish-led armed group the YPG. Jac Holmes, from Bournemouth, Dorset, and Oliver Hall, of Gosport, Hampshire, both 24, were among a cohort of international volunteers who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State. The men were killed by explosive devices in separate incidents while clearing mines ...

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Oxford teacher investigated for 'misgendering' to sue school

A teacher who faced disciplinary action after he referred to a transgender pupil as a girl is taking his school to an employment tribunal. Joshua Sutcliffe, from Oxford, says he was investigated after he said “well done girls” to a group that included a student who identifies as a boy. The 27-year-old Christian pastor is now suing the school for ...

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Tulse Hill hit-and-run: Woman dies after being hit by four vehicles

A woman has died after being hit by four vehicles while using a pedestrian crossing in South London. The woman, in her late 20s to early 30s, was struck by an HGV as she crossed Norwood Road in Tulse Hill at 06:48 GMT. She was then subsequently struck by a second lorry and two cars, a spokesperson for the Met ...

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Uber taxi quote in snowy Birmingham 'outrageous'

A hospital anaesthetist has slammed a taxi firm that quoted her up to £149 for a 10-mile trip to work in the snow. Dr Daman Mullhi told the Birmingham Mail she tried Uber’s taxi app when she was unable to get a car off the drive in Harborne to go to Solihull. Dr Mullhi said on Twitter the quote of ...

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Buckingham Palace arrest: Man held 'trying to climb wall'

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trespass at Buckingham Palace. Police said the man had stepped over a low perimeter fence and was trying to climb an outer wall on Sunday evening. He was not found to be carrying a weapon and the incident is not being treated as terrorist related. He has been released on conditional ...

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