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Criminal charges fall despite rise in recorded crime

Image caption The reduction in charges follow a period of cuts for the police The number of criminal charges being brought in England and Wales has been falling – despite more crimes being recorded in…

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‘Pension mountain’ needed by older tenants

Image copyright Getty Images Tenants who will still be paying rent when they retire will need a pension pot of up to £445,000 to avoid falling living standards, research suggests. The calculations come from analysis…


Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Image copyright PA Image caption Joshua Titcombe died from sepsis nine days after being born at Furness General Hospital The midwifery regulator took too long to act on concerns about midwives at a hospital resulting…


MPs criticise government clean energy policies

Image copyright EPA Heavy criticism has been levelled at UK government energy policies by two separate parliamentary committees. The Environmental Audit Committee says ill-thought out policies caused a dive in clean energy investment, which fell…



Ducklings invade football pitch at Babbacombe Model Village

Image copyright Babbacombe Model Village Image caption The duck appeared on the artificial grass pitch at Babbacombe, Devon, with 12 ducklings in tow A football pitch at a model village has been invaded by a…


Parachute murder bid trial: Emile Cilliers tells of debt

Image caption Victoria Cilliers almost died in the 2015 parachute jump An Army sergeant accused of trying to murder his wife in order to claim a life insurance payout has told a court of his…



Joe Hart & Jack Wilshere left out of England’s World Cup squad

Joe Hart last played for England in November’s friendly with Brazil – but Jack Wilshere has not played since the Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have been left…


Windrush: Sixty-three people may have been wrongly removed

Image caption Mr Javid became home secretary last month At least 63 members of the Windrush generation could have been wrongfully removed or deported from the UK since 2002, the home secretary has said. Sajid…


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