p06ywdq4 - 'Criminals escaping justice' due to IT system
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'Criminals escaping justice' due to IT system

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice IT system ‘pushed us to the edge’ (Officers played by actors) A police IT system is “unfit for purpose” and causing some criminals to escape justice, officers have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Nine forces in England and Wales use Athena, which promised to speed […]

105300837 img 20190122 174034 - 'Super poo donors' wanted
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'Super poo donors' wanted

Image copyright Claudia Campenella Image caption Claudia wants to encourage others to consider donating Claudia Campenella, 31, works as a student support administrator at a UK university, and in her spare time she is a poo donor. “Some of my friends think it is a bit weird or disgusting, but it doesn’t worry me. It’s […]

105301362 72b20cfe 8f78 4932 97c7 bdd35e572351 - Knife crime: 'I'll never forget the day I found out what happened to Michael?'
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Knife crime: 'I'll never forget the day I found out what happened to Michael?'

In November 2017 16-year-old Jhemar Jonas’s brother Michael was stabbed to death in south London. Nobody has been convicted of the 17-year-old’s murder. Jhemar reveals what it is like to lose a brother to knife-crime, and outlines the pressure teenagers like him growing up today in London are under. Video Journalist: Joshua Akinyemi Producer: Joshua […]

105316703 jex 1432226 de27 1 - Sex offenders: Public not protected enough, say inspectors
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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 probation services have found. In two cases, convicted sex offenders who should have been put in monitored bail hostels after […]

105318323 bedworth - Woman dies after being hit by police car in Nuneaton on 999 call
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Woman dies after being hit by police car in Nuneaton on 999 call

Image copyright Google Image caption The police car was on a 999 call when the woman was struck on Coventry Road A woman has died after she was hit by a police car responding to an emergency call in Warwickshire. She was struck by the marked force vehicle at about midday on Coventry Road, Nuneaton. […]

105315202 hollycollagebbc - Man charged over Bearwood PCSO police chase death
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Man charged over Bearwood PCSO police chase death

Image copyrightWest Midlands Police Image caption Holly Burke had been a police community support officer with West Midlands Police for 14 monthsA man has been charged with killing an off-duty PCSO whose car was hit by a vehicle being pursued by police. Holly Burke, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in […]

105318328 dovercliffe - Two people dead after Liverpool house fire
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Two people dead after Liverpool house fire

Image copyright Google Image caption The blaze broke out in Dovercliffe Road at just before 21:00 GMT Two people have died after a house fire in Liverpool. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to a property in Dovercliffe Road, Old Swan, just before 21:00 GMT. Firefighters found the house was “well alight” when they […]

105294187 p06yrrg7 - 'The perception was women didn't fly aircraft'
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'The perception was women didn't fly aircraft'

Claire Banks is a rarity – she’s a female airline pilot. Just 5% of commercial aircraft pilots are women, but the global industry is now working hard to increase that number. Ms Banks has just been recruited by UK carrier EasyJet. Video journalists: Jonathan Josephs and Jeremy Howell. Do you have a view about this […]

105317675 times - Newspaper headlines: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout
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Newspaper headlines: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout

Newspaper headlines: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout By BBC News Staff Image caption Drug companies are to be paid millions to develop new antibiotics which will held in reserve to prevent the rise of resistant superbugs, the main story in the Times says. The paper also reports on efforts by the Dutch government to […]

105314406 britishpresencecyprus - UK government pays damages to 33 Cypriot pensioners
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UK government pays damages to 33 Cypriot pensioners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The paramilitary group EOKA fought a guerrilla campaign against the British presence in Cyprus Thirty-three Cypriot pensioners who claimed they were tortured by British forces during an armed uprising in the late 1950s are to be awarded £1m damages by the UK government. The group was arrested on suspicion […]

105314975 p06ywp3z - Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd arrest 'really good news'
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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd arrest 'really good news'

Jack Shepherd, the man who went on the run and was convicted in his absence of killing a woman in an accident with a speedboat, is under arrest in Georgia. The 31-year-old was sentenced to six years in jail for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, after he fled the UK in March before his trial. […]

105084218 hennessey getty - FA charges Hennessey over alleged Nazi salute
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FA charges Hennessey over alleged Nazi salute

Wayne Hennessey is pictured in an Instagram story making the alleged gesture Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged with a breach of FA rules for making an alleged Nazi salute in a photo posted on Instagram. The Wales international was pictured with his right arm in the air in a photo posted by […]