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Raids on businesses that 'help launder drug profits'

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Metropolitan Police plans to raid 12 London money service businesses (MSBs) which are suspected of laundering cash for organised crime gangs. The operations come on the first day of a week-long crackdown in the capital targeting the illegal practice. Another 39 MSBs are set to be visited […]

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Prince William stuns royal fans marking Diana's birthday

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePrince William has stunned well-wishers after he greeted them in person outside Kensington Palace as they held an all-day vigil to mark his late mother’s birthday. A small group of around six royal supporters are thought to have gathered early on Monday to honour Princess Diana’s memory on […]

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Gambling firms agree more funding and support for addicts

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe UK’s largest gambling firms have agreed to significantly bolster funding and support to tackle addiction following pressure from the government and health chiefs. The owners of Bet365, William Hill, Sky Bet, Ladbrokes Coral and Paddy Power Betfair are to raise the levy they pay on gambling profits […]

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Cancer Research ad criticised for 'comparing smoking to obesity'

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteCancer Research UK has been criticised for a new campaign advert featuring a mocked-up packet of cigarettes to warn of the shared dangers of smoking and being obese. The image plays on the health guidance usually seen on cigarette packaging, but instead features the slogan: “Obesity is a […]

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US may target Scotch whisky in new EU tariffs threat

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By James Sillars, business reporter The United States has escalated a threatened trade fight with the EU over aircraft subsidies, by extending the list of products it could impose tariffs on. The US Trade Representative’s (USTR) office said Scotch whisky, olives, Italian cheese and a variety of […]

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Hundreds of vulnerable people reported by police each day

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteVulnerable children and adults are reported to safeguarding services on average 700 times a day by police in London. Figures obtained by The Guardian newspaper under a freedom of information request show that 1.3 million records were created under Scotland yard’s Merlin system in the five years to […]

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Ministers 'ignoring' calls to protect elections from foreign meddling

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site The government is ignoring calls to protect future elections from foreign interference online, MPs say. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee said it was disappointed by the lack of focus on the issue in the online harms white paper, which aims to make tech giants […]

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LGBT+ workers earn less and are still afraid to come out – survey

1st July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Ali Fortescue, news reporter The income of LGBT+ workers is £6,703 less on average than their straight counterparts, according to new research. YouGov figures looked at more than 4,000 workers, comparing their income based on what job sector they work in. A quarter of the LGBT+ […]

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England 'have more hunger' than USA to reach World Cup final

1st July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Martha Kelner, sports correspondent, in Lyon England face the ultimate test in women’s football inside the Stade de Lyon – a meeting with reigning World Cup champions USA in the semi-final. Victory would make them the first England team since 1966 to reach the final of […]

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Inquest sees moment London Bridge attackers were shot dead

1st July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteGraphic images of the moment the London Bridge terrorists were shot dead by police marksmen have been shown to jurors. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, were stopped in their tracks within 10 minutes of starting their deadly rampage using a van and knives […]

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