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High violence levels and severe drug problems recorded at training jail for men

The prisons watchdog has flagged up high levels of violence and severe drug problems at a large men's training jail.

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Toddler's fatal head injury 'consistent with him being swung against fireplace'

Injuries suffered by a toddler almost 50 years ago were consistent with him being swung against a fireplace, a neurosurgeon has told a murder trial.

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Addicts selling heroin to feed habit will not be prosecuted - police chief

Drug addicts who sell heroin to other users will not face prosecution under a new scheme, a police chief has said.

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Bridge construction worker recalls helping fatally injured colleague

A construction worker has told how he rushed to help a colleague who was fatally injured while working on the new Queensferry Crossing.

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Mother devastated after money raised for charity stolen from home

A mother has been left devastated after thieves broke into her home and stole money raised for a charity which supports her 10-month-old daughter.

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Virgin's East Coast rail RMT workers to vote over industrial action in pay row

Workers on Virgin's East Coast rail line are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over pay.

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Stepfather on 1968 murder charge 'tried to give toddler kiss of life', jury told

A stepfather accused of murdering a toddler almost 50 years ago tried to give the little boy the kiss of life, a jury has been told.

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Police criticised as Daryll Rowe continued to spread HIV while on bail

Police have come under fire over claims they put gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to deliberately infect his lovers with HIV.

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Toddler's fatal head injury 'more likely due to being swung against fireplace'

A head injury which killed a toddler almost 50 years ago was more likely to have been caused by him being swung against a fireplace than him falling out of bed, a paediatrician has told a murder trial.

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Hairdresser guilty of trying to infect men with HIV is a sociopath, victim says

One of the men who a hairdresser deliberately tried to infect with HIV - along with nine other male lovers - has branded him a "sociopath whose actions were grotesque".

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Hairdresser guilty of trying to infect men with HIV is a sociopath, victim says

One of the men who a hairdresser deliberately tried to infect with HIV - along with nine other male lovers - has branded him a "sociopath whose actions were grotesque".

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Army 'deeply regrets' death of soldier during live-firing exercise

The Army has said it "deeply regrets" the death of a young soldier who was shot during a live-firing exercise, following the publication of an official report.

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Stepfather lay on top of me in bed, toddler's sister tells murder trial

The sister of a toddler allegedly murdered by their stepfather when he swung the boy's head into a fireplace tearfully described the violence she said she also suffered 50 years ago.

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Calls for Greggs boycott after Nativity scene Jesus replaced with sausage roll

Greggs the bakers has apologised for placing a sausage roll in the Nativity scene to advertise its Advent calendar.

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University adverts banned for making 'misleading' claims

The advertising watchdog has banned "misleading" claims by six UK universities about their rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

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Woman admits owning dangerous dog which attacked children in playground

A woman has admitted owning a dangerous dog that attacked 12 children in a park.

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Martin Luther King statue unveiled at Newcastle University

A statue of Martin Luther King has been unveiled at Newcastle University by a friend of his that joined the civil rights leader on a visit to the city 50 years ago.

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Handful of affordable new homes can transform rural communities - study

Building just a few affordable homes for young families in rural areas could halt the cycle of decline in England's small towns and villages, according to a new study.

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Bolton Wanderers probe alleged pub brawl involving Gary Madine

Bolton Wanderers are investigating an alleged pub brawl involving striker Gary Madine.

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Thousands honour those who died in service of country at Armed Forces Memorial

Thousands gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.

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