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Sex offenders: Public not protected enough, say inspectors

Image caption The chief inspector of probation said “it’s a very troubling picture indeed” Not enough is being done to protect the public in England and Wales from sex offenders, inspectors for the prison and…

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Dippy the dinosaur goes on public display in Glasgow

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDippy is a replica of the original fossilised skeleton unearthed in 1899 Dippy the dinosaur goes on public display in Scotland for the first time later as…


Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

Naked photos sent by strangers on public transport are a growing concern for police in the UK. BBC Minute‘s Ione Wells has been investigating the rising trend of “cyber-flashing”. Graphic images are sent to people’s…


Shake-up of Isle of Man public service media rejected by Tynwald

Image caption Manx Radio has been broadcasting in the Isle of Man since 1964 A proposed shake-up of public service media provision on the Isle of Man has been formally rejected by politicians. In December…


Public inquiry into IGas Ellesmere Port gas test plan opens

Image caption The inquiry at Chester Town Hall is due to last six days An energy firm’s plans to test for gas do not involve fracking and would not have environmental consequences, a public inquiry…


Ten Pembrokeshire public toilets double charge to 40p

Image caption The extra money raised will be re-invested in public toilets across the county Toilet charges will double at 10 council-run facilities, despite public opposition during consultation. Most of the 72 public conveniences in…


Steffan Lewis’ mother thanks public for ‘kind messages’

The family of late Assembly Member Steffan Lewis has thanked the public for the messages of support they’ve received. Mr Lewis, 34, who had bowel cancer, died on Friday. His mother Gail Davies said her…


Public ‘turning blind eye’ to street drug dealing

Image copyright Getty Images People are “turning a blind eye” to drug use and dealing on the streets because it is becoming normalised, a senior police officer has warned. Now communities have been urged to…


Public’s poetic tribute to TV presenter Dianne Oxberry

Poet Lemn Sissay MBE has penned a tribute to award-winning BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry, who died from cancer aged 51. Oxberry became well-known nationally on Radio 1, working alongside Simon Mayo and…


Onchan public toilets: Timed locks to be fitted in response to vandalism

Image copyright Google Image caption Opening times for the toilets are yet to be decided Timed magnetic locks are to be installed at public toilets in Onchan in response to “months” of vandalism, the village’s…


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