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Mum who drowned toddler twins out of 'anger' jailed

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA depressed mother who drowned her toddler twins after her marriage broke down has been jailed for 10 years. Samantha Ford, 38, killed her children Jake and Chloe on Boxing Day last year by drowning them in the bath. Ford had feelings of “anger and betrayal” towards her […]

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'So proud of him': Tributes to newlywed killed in the line of duty

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter A police officer who was murdered while responding to a reported burglary in Berkshire was a newlywed due to go on his honeymoon next week. PC Andrew Harper had married his wife Lissie at Ardington House in Oxfordshire just four weeks before […]

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How dangerous is it to be a UK police officer?

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteAssaults on police officers has risen by a third in just four years following the spike in violent crime across the UK in 2018-19, statistics have suggested. While knife crime offences have hit a record high, up by 8% on the previous year in England and Wales, police […]

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Pupils given one day off a year to protest climate change

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSchool pupils in Edinburgh have been given one day off a year to protest about climate change without being punished for missing lessons. Edinburgh City Council announced the move following a series of ad hoc demonstrations at the Scottish Parliament in the city since councillors first gave students […]

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Dad's Ed Sheeran exhibition shows rise from busker to global star

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePhotographs, artwork and personal items charting Ed Sheeran’s rise from busker to one of the biggest music stars in the world will go on display next week. Curated by his father, John, Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk provides a window into the singer’s life before and after fame, […]

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Liverpool keeper could miss game after celebrating fan hurt his ankle

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss his side’s Premier League game against Southampton on Saturday after he was injured by a fan at the Super Cup. Manager Jurgen Klopp said Adrian’s ankle was swollen after he was accidentally knocked over when a Liverpool supporter who had got on […]

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Corbyn 'disappointed' Lib Dems oppose caretaker PM plan

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Jeremy Corbyn has said he hopes the Lib Dems will reverse their opposition to his plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, declaring it is “not up to Jo Swinson to decide who the next prime minister is going to be”. The Labour […]

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Facial recognition technology 'an epidemic in UK'

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFacial recognition tech has been used in shopping centres, museums and conference centres around the UK, according to a civil liberties group. Big Brother Watch said the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield had used the technology in a trial, and that it had also been used at Liverpool’s […]

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Ten arrests after police officer killed attending 'burglary'

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was killed while responding to a reported burglary in Berkshire. Thames Valley Police said the incident happened at 11.30pm on Thursday evening at a A4 crossroads off Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill, near to […]

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UK military under strength as regular troop numbers fall

16th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteBritain’s military has continued to shrink leaving all three services below full fighting strength, Ministry of Defence figures show. The army, the RAF and navy have all seen a drop in the number of fully-trained regular personnel, leading to ministers being accused of “running down” the UK’s armed […]

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