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Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just […]

David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

Image copyright Getty Images US illusionist David Blaine is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over an alleged rape of a British former model in 2004. Natasha Prince, 34, claimed the US magician attacked her at a house in Chelsea, west London, when she was 21. Police have asked Mr Blaine to travel to the […]

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Image caption Brian Thompson had previously said he wanted to know whether he was doing anything illegal A trader who sold TV boxes which allowed viewers to watch subscription films and football for free has been given a suspended jail term. Brian Thompson had denied breaking the law by selling the Kodi boxes, setting up […]

Home Office u-turn over stroke survivor’s wife’s visa

Home Office u-turn over stroke survivor’s wife’s visa

Image caption Leah Waterman cares for her husband Simon who can barely speak and needs 24-hour help The wife of a stroke survivor who was told she must leave the UK to apply for a visa has now had it approved. Leah Waterman, who is from the Philippines, had faced being split from her husband […]

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

The number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales has passed the five million mark for the first time in 10 years, rising by 13%, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said crimes in the 12 months to June were up from 4.6 million the previous year. It said crime categorised as “violent” […]

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under Scottish law, parents can claim a defence of “justifiable assault” when punishing their child Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had […]

Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein at the BFI London Film Festival in 2010 Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his British Film Institute fellowship, which he received in 2002. The BFI awards the title to individuals to recognise their contribution to film and television culture. It comes after a number of sexual […]

Northern Ireland boss admits drink-driving

Northern Ireland boss admits drink-driving

Media captionO’Neill’s lawyer said it had been an “error of judgement” Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill has pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to drink-driving. The court heard he was caught by police in the early hours of 10 September at three times the drink-drive limit. He had been stopped while driving on the […]

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy

Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube A man killed outside Parsons Green Tube station was stabbed after confronting a drug dealer, Scotland Yard has said. Omid Saidy was fatally wounded and two others were injured in the attack on Monday night. The 20-year-old from Fulham […]

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