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No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office

Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed in England and Wales, Home Office figures suggest. In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences - the lowest detection rate since...

BBC, yesterday, 19:00
 
Plan to teach all children first aid

Plan to teach all children first aid

Schoolchildren in England will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing with head injuries and calling emergency services....

BBC, yesterday, 19:00
 
Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents' wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least...

BBC, yesterday, 19:00
 
Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Conservative Chief Whip Julian Smith is under pressure to explain why an MP took part in crunch Brexit votes, despite an agreement not to. Mr Smith told Brandon Lewis to break a voting pact with a Lib Dem MP "by accident", sources have told...

BBC, yesterday, 19:00
 

Morrisons 'quiet hour' for autistic shopping introduced

Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down on Saturdays from...

BBC, yesterday, 10:22
 
Theresa May announces new environment bill

Theresa May announces new environment bill

A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister. It will set out a legal framework for the government’s promise to leave the environment in a better state over the next 25 years. It has been greeted enthusiastically by green...

BBC, yesterday, 10:22
 
'Last chance' to save 'too tall' Stoke-on-Trent house

'Last chance' to save 'too tall' Stoke-on-Trent house

A homeowner ordered to overhaul his property because it was "30 inches too tall" has been given a further three months to save his home. In May, Asif Naseem and family were told to tear down the new-build in Lightwood, Stoke-on-Trent, or...

BBC, yesterday, 10:22
 
Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal against ruling

Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal against ruling

Former BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has said the corporation would be "crazy" to appeal against the ruling in the Sir Cliff Richard privacy case. Sir Cliff was awarded an initial £210,000 in damages after a judge ruled the BBC had...

BBC, yesterday, 09:48
 
Salisbury poisoning: Police 'identify Novichok suspects'

Salisbury poisoning: Police 'identify Novichok suspects'

Police believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March. Several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, according to the...

BBC, yesterday, 09:48
 
Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Plans are being drawn up to issue millions of permits so Britons can drive on EU roads after Brexit. Up to seven million International Driving Permits could be needed inside a year if the UK and the EU do not agree to mutually recognise licences, the...

BBC, yesterday, 09:48
 
New operational service medal recognises fight against IS

New operational service medal recognises fight against IS

Medals honouring UK military personnel involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have been awarded for the first time. The new silver Operation Shader medal featuring a striped grey, light blue, dark blue and red ribbon...

BBC, yesterday, 09:48
 
'Our lives will never be the same' Devastated Paisley family pay tribute to tragic teen Ben Thomson

'Our lives will never be the same' Devastated Paisley family pay tribute to tragic teen Ben Thomson

The family of a teenage boy whose body was recovered from a reservoir have paid tribute to their "little comedian" and said their lives will never be the same. Ben Thomson, 14, died at Glenburn Reservoir in Paisley , Renfrewshire, on Tuesday...

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:48
 

Scotland set to swelter again as country gears up for second heatwave

The glorious summer weather isn't over for Scots just yet as the country gets set for another heatwave. Forecasters from the Met Office are predicting long sunny spells across much of Scotland next week. Temperatures could rise to 25C on Tuesday,...

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:48
 
Glasgow orphan 'should be granted full citizenship' after deportation victory

Glasgow orphan 'should be granted full citizenship' after deportation victory

An MSP has called for a 10-year-old schoolboy whose mother died while applying for asylum to be granted full citizenship. The SNP's Bob Doris has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid urging the Home Office to take further action over the case of...

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:48
 
Golfer plays 10 rounds in one day to raise £6k for Alzheimer Scotland

Golfer plays 10 rounds in one day to raise £6k for Alzheimer Scotland

A golfer who completed 10 rounds in one day raised £6387 for Alzheimer Scotland. Bryan Fotheringham, 40, took on the challenge as his dad Richard was diagnosed with vascular dementia two years ago. The 40-year-old played the 180 holes at Forres Golf...

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:48
 


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