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Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images The US President, Donald Trump, has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said: “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

The number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales has passed the five million mark for the first time in 10 years, rising by 13%, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said crimes in the 12 months to June were up from 4.6 million the previous year. It said crime categorised as “violent” […]

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under Scottish law, parents can claim a defence of “justifiable assault” when punishing their child Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had […]

Northern Ireland boss admits drink-driving

Image copyright PA Image caption O’Neill did not comment as he left court in Edinburgh Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill has pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to drink-driving. The court heard he was caught by police in the early hours of 10 September at three times the drink-drive limit. He had been stopped […]

Fly-tipping costs taxpayers £58m in clean-up costs

Media captionA drone-camera filmed the extent of rubbish dumped in Purfleet in 2014 More than one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England in 2016-17, costing taxpayers £58m to clear up. It was the fourth year in a row that incidents increased. About 56,000 fixed penalty notices were handed out by […]

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Media captionDr Ursula Brennan: “We are in crisis at the moment in Northern Ireland” The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for […]

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube A man killed outside Parsons Green Tube station was stabbed after confronting a drug dealer, Scotland Yard has said. Omid Saidy was fatally wounded and two others were injured in the attack on Monday night. The 20-year-old from Fulham […]

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