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Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for […]

Brexit: David Davis rejects ‘Mad Max-style dystopia’ claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for […]

Matthew Falder: ‘Menacing’ paedophile jailed for 32 years

Image copyright WEST MIDLANDS POLICE Image caption Some of his victims, who were teenagers at the time, were visibly upset Paedophile Matthew Falder has been sentenced to 32 years in jail after admitting 137 charges including rape and blackmail. Sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Philip Parker QC said Falder’s crimes began with voyeurism as […]

KFC chicken shortage closes outlets

Image copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Fast-food chain KFC has closed hundreds of outlets across the UK after they ran out of chicken. Things were not so finger-licking good for disappointed fried chicken fans after problems with a new distribution system forced the closures. Last week, KFC switched its delivery contract to DHL, which blamed “operational […]

Bury PC who dived in River Irwell to save man ‘can’t swim’

Media captionThe rescue was caught on the student police officer’s bodycam A police officer who dived 8ft (2.4m) into a freezing river to save a man from drowning said he can’t swim. PC Mohammed Nadeem leapt into the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Saturday after a man fell in the water. He said […]

Cassie Hayes: Man admits unlawful killing of travel agent

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Cassie Hayes, 28, died after her throat was cut at the Tui travel agency in Southport town centre A man charged with murdering a travel agent at her workplace admits he killed her unlawfully, a court has heard. Cassie Hayes, 28, died in hospital after being attacked at the […]

Barry Bennell: A mother’s horror at son’s sexual abuse

Image copyright PA Image caption Barry Bennell is due to be sentenced on Monday A mother from Gwynedd has described her horror on finding out her son was sexually abused and raped by former football coach Barry Bennell. Matthew Monaghan claims he was abused when playing for Crewe Alexandra’s youth team in the 1980s. His […]

Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s review will consider the cost of tuition fees and repaying student debt The prime minister is to call for better value for students in England, admitting they face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May will announce an independent review of […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three men at the centre of sexual misconduct claims in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to […]

‘Move your van’ note left on ambulance in Tunstall

‘Move your van’ note left on ambulance in Tunstall

Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service Image caption The note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent A woman left an abusive note on an ambulance dealing with a 999 call, ordering paramedics to “move their van”. The writer said she did not care if “the whole street collapsed” and the crew had “no […]

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