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Judge backs dental work for Syrian refugee who saw brother tortured

A judge in a specialist court has approved a plan which will see a mentally-ill Syrian refugee who is thought to have watched torturers pull out his brother's teeth undergo major dental work.

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Ex-legal chief who feared paying £600,000 after tribunal must only give £15,000

A former legal chief who feared having to pay more than £600,000 after she lost an employment tribunal against a police force has been told she must hand over just £15,000.

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Police conduct dawn raids in bid to break slavery gang

Dawn raids by police have taken place across the North East in an attempt to break a modern-day slavery gang.

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Specialists await dental decision on refugee who saw brother's teeth torture

Specialists are waiting to hear whether a judge will allow them to carry out major dental surgery on a mentally-ill Syrian refugee who is thought to have watched torturers pull out his brother's teeth.

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Police chief who oversaw inquiry into Sir Edward Heath to leave Wiltshire force

The chief constable who oversaw the controversial Wiltshire Police child abuse inquiry into former Conservative prime minister Sir Edward Heath is to leave the force.

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Queensferry Crossing construction worker's death 'a tragic accident'

The death of a construction worker on the Queensferry Crossing in 2016 was a "tragic accident", a sheriff has ruled.

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Queensferry Crossing construction worker's death 'a tragic accident'

The death of a construction worker on the Queensferry Crossing in 2016 was a "tragic accident", a sheriff has ruled.

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Driver detained for causing death crash seconds after sending text message

A teenage driver who killed a man planning to donate a kidney to his brother in a crash that happened seconds after she sent a text message has been detained for seven months.

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'M25 rapist' Antoni Imiela referred for parole

A man dubbed the M25 rapist has been referred for parole a week after the decision to free another serial rapist caused uproar.

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Rail passengers face further disruption as strikes held amid role of guards row

Fresh strikes will be held on Wednesday against four rail operators in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, causing more disruption for passengers.

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Rail workers 'standing firm' during strikes in driver-only trains row

Rail workers were said to be "standing firm" in the latest wave of strikes over the role of guards as the Government was accused of being more interested in protecting the profits of train operators regardless of the impact on services and safety.

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David Ginola tells divorce court judge of his search for happiness

Former football star David Ginola has told a judge how he wants to be "happy in life for once".

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Pub's German food night Facebook ads banned for using Nazi imagery

Two Facebook posts by a pub have been banned for using Nazi imagery and "trivialising" the Second World War to advertise a German food night.

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Nine men arrested after 150 police launch raids in sex trafficking crackdown

Police have arrested nine people following a series of raids involving 150 officers aimed at tackling human trafficking for sex.

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Coastal walker found fatally wounded man in shallow grave, court told

A walker along the picturesque Northumberland coast made the horrifying discovery of a fatally wounded, naked man lying in a shallow grave, a court heard.

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More than 100 jobs at risk as Doosan Babcock launches consultation process

Up to 120 workers at an engineering company are facing redundancy amid "extremely challenging market conditions".

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Early end to East Coast rail franchise a pragmatic solution, says Branson

Sir Richard Branson has defended the Government's early termination of the East Coast rail franchise.

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Met Office issues ice warning as temperatures set to plummet

Temperatures across the UK are expected to plummet this weekend with weather warnings for ice issued.

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Torture 'systematic' in youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s, says lawyer

The way some teenage detention centre inmates were treated in the 1970s and 1980s could be officially classed as torture, a leading child abuse lawyer has said.

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Hunt apologises to patients facing cancelled ops due to NHS winter pressures

The Health Secretary has apologised to patients whose operations could be cancelled as the NHS in England struggles to cope with mounting winter pressures.

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