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May seeks cross-party Brexit consensus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to “work constructively together” to find a way forward Theresa May is to meet MPs to try to find a way forward for Brexit, after her slim victory in the no-confidence vote. The PM saw off a bid to remove her […]

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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’

Image copyright Getty Images Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog. The BBC also found in two-thirds of the 48 cases pursued by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) “gross misconduct” charges were not proven. The Police Federation […]

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‘I’m just ill – respect me for who I am’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEllen has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissue and joints “You’re too pretty to be disabled, you’re too young to be disabled, you’re too smart to be disabled” – all things Ellen Blunsdon has been told in the street. It’s encounters like these that have […]

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Children left in limbo after Butterstone school closure

Image caption The New School Butterstone closed with just four days’ notice last November More than 20 children with autism and anxiety have been left without educational provision, nearly two months after their old school closed. Parents were given four days’ notice that New School Butterstone in Perth and Kinross would shut in November. The […]

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Red Bull Tube poster banned over ‘focus boost’ claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red Bull should not suggest its drink improves concentration, the watchdog ruled A poster advert campaign by Red Bull has been banned for wrongly implying the energy drink could increase focus and concentration. Posters shown on the London Underground suggested Red Bull could help workers finish their work and […]

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Wales ‘highest prison rate’ in western Europe

Image copyright David Goddard/Getty Images Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe, new research has claimed. The Wales Governance Centre’s analysis of official figures also reveals average custody rates are higher than in England for a number of different groups and offences. In particular, non-white Welsh prisoners are overrepresented in prison. Report author […]

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

Image copyright Gina Martin Image caption Gina Martin celebrated with her lawyer Ryan Whelan A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales. The new legislation, approved in the […]

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Police quiz dad after baby fed hot sauce

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Paul Dawson was surprised to find the police had taken an interest in his Facebook post The father of a newborn baby was “shocked” to be confronted by police after posting on social media that he accidentally fed his son chilli sauce. Paul Dawson, from Stockton, was out with […]