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London Underground theft reports increase by 80%

Image caption Thefts are happening on Tube lines near tourist hotspots such as Trafalgar Square The number of reports of theft on the London Underground has increased by more than 80% in the past three years. The figures from British Transport Police (BTP) showed in 2016-17 there were 3,730 reports. This number increased to 6,825 […]

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Worst animal cruelty cases to get higher jail terms

Image copyright Getty Images People found guilty of the worst cases of animal cruelty will face up to five years in prison under a new law proposed for England and Wales. A Parliamentary bill from Environment Secretary Michael Gove raises the maximum term from six months. The harshest sentences would be for dog fighting, abuse […]

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Manchester strippers ‘terrified’ over secret filming

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption One Manchester-based dancer who was filmed said she feared the footage may be leaked Strippers have said they are “angry and terrified” after an anti-strip club campaign group carried out undercover filming of private nude dances. Not Buying It claimed the recordings in Victorias and Obsessions lap dancing clubs in […]

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Harry and Meghan taxpayer-funded renovations cost £2.4m

Image copyright PA The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home was renovated with £2.4m of taxpayers’ money, royal accounts show. Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was turned into a single property for Prince Harry and Meghan, from five separate homes. The couple, who moved from Kensington Palace in April before the birth of their son Archie, […]

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UK stealth fighter jets join fight against Islamic State

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionF-35B Lightning stealth fighter jets land at RAF Marham The UK’s new F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets have joined the fight against Islamic State in their first operational missions. The jets, based in Cyprus, have carried out more than 14 armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and […]

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Johnson defends Brexit plan and silence over row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson on Brexit, privacy and his character Boris Johnson has admitted he would need EU co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of no deal. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the favourite to be next prime […]

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Nicola Sturgeon urged to speed up child poverty benefit

Image copyright Getty Images Poverty campaigners have written to Nicola Sturgeon urging her to bring forward the timetable for a new benefit to tackle child poverty. The Scottish government has said the family income supplement will be introduced in 2022. However, charities have said this date is too far away and called on the first […]

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Police to spend £7m on ‘knife crime emergency’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption West Midlands Police announced ‘Project Guardian’ to tackle youth violence and knife crime A police force has revealed plans to spend £7m tackling youth violence after declaring knife crime a “national emergency”. West Midlands Police said the majority of the “Project Guardian” funding would go towards preventing knife crime. The […]