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Rural crime rise prompts ‘medieval’ defences

Image caption Farmers are digging trenches and earth banks to prevent thieves driving 4x4s onto farms The cost of rural crime has risen to £44.5m as organised criminal gangs target farm machinery. Farmers are resorting…

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Missing boa constrictor prompts ‘shut your door’ warning

Image copyright Getty Images A boa constrictor has gone missing from its home, prompting police to issue a warning to people in the area. The 5ft (1.5m) long black and silver reptile slithered away from…


Bethesda wildfire prompts evacuation warning

Image caption Smoke billows from the forest in Braichmelyn About 30 homes could be evacuated after a forest fire broke out in Gwynedd overnight. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) was called to Braichmelyn,…


Girl’s Norfolk beach death prompts bouncy castle ban call

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have cordoned off an area on Gorleston beach and an investigation is under way Bouncy castles should be temporarily banned in public areas after the death of a child…


Naz Shah’s wheelchair vote prompts calls for Commons reform

Image copyright House of Commons There have been calls for a reform of “archaic” Commons rules after a sick Labour MP had to enter the lobbies in a wheelchair to cast her vote. Naz Shah…


Cannabis oil row prompts legalisation call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharlotte Caldwell says “history has been made” after the Home Office allowed her son to use cannabis oil MPs are calling for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis…


‘Bill shock’ warning on 118 calls prompts regulator to act

Image copyright 118 118 Image caption 118 118 has spent tens of millions on television advertising The telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced it wants to cap the price of 118 directory enquiry calls at £3.10…


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