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Brexit campaigner Gina Miller named UK’s most influential black person

Gina Miller List of 100 most influential people of African or African-Caribbean heritage shows significant rise in female entries Gina Miller outside the high court in central London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters Gina Miller Brexit campaigner Gina Miller named UK’s most influential black person List of 100 most influential people of African or African-Caribbean heritage shows significant rise in female entries ...

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Police forces failing to tackle modern slavery in UK, report shows

Slavery Inspection found officers failing to identify victims and closing investigations prematurely, citing lack of public support Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services uncovered ‘ineffective’ identification of slavery victims. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Slavery Police forces failing to tackle modern slavery in UK, report shows Inspection found officers failing to identify victims and closing investigations prematurely, citing ...

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Man charged with false imprisonment after Nuneaton bowling alley incident

UK news David Clarke, 53, was also charged with possession of an imitation firearm after being arrested by armed police on Sunday Armed police placed Nuneaton’s Bermuda Park on lockdown on Sunday. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA UK news Man charged with false imprisonment after Nuneaton bowling alley incident David Clarke, 53, was also charged with possession of an imitation firearm after ...

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Teenager's life 'ruined' by Live.me and Twitter 'trolls'

A teenager claims internet trolls “ruined her life” by superimposing her face on pornographic messages which were shared on social media. Victoria, from Leeds, was told to “go kill yourself” on the Live.me streaming app and her home address shared on Twitter as a “house to burgle”. Figures obtained by the BBC show reports of malicious communication have almost doubled ...

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Over a quarter of military veterans have contemplated suicide after struggling to adjust after leaving forces

More than a quarter of Britain’s veteran soldiers have thought about killing themselves, a report says. Some 40% have also felt lonely and isolated while 31% have just one or no close pals. Yet 53% say they are unlikely to discuss issues with family. Much of the suffering comes once the troops leave the Army , Navy or RAF comes ...

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Woman pretended to be pregnant AND have cancer so she could scam charity out of almost £1,300

A woman shaved her head and pretended to have cancer while also falsely claiming she was pregnant so she could scam almost £1,300 from a charity. Gemma Louise Dalton even showed a nurse fake ultrasound pictures, a court heard. The 29-year-old joined a Facebook forum and shared fears of her ‘chemotherapy’, despite not having cancer. Dalton pleaded guilty to fraud ...

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Man charged after hostages held at gunpoint during four-hour siege at bowling alley in Nuneaton

A man has been charged in connection with a siege at a bowling alley. The suspect is alleged to have walked into MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park, Nuneaton, and brandished a sawn-off shotgun at terrified customers. Having taken a lane host and duty manager as captives, the man then became locked in a prolonged stand-off with armed police at the ...

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Three years after it launched, Apple Pay is finally starting to gain traction with retailers

Although Apple announced Apple Pay to much fanfare three years ago, the mobile payment service has struggled to gain traction since. Only 27% of eligible iPhone owners have ever used Apple Pay and only 8% use it every week, according to payment systems consultant First Annapolis. But there are signs that Apple Pay, which allows users to store their credit cards ...

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'We're there because ISIS and Al-Qaeda are': The Pentagon gives new details on Niger ambush

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, concludes his briefing about the Niger operation at the Pentagon, October 23, 2017. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford discussed the battle that left four US troops killed in Niger. Although Dunford shed some light on the fight, many details, such as why US forces were unable to ...

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Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 8 in your fantasy football league

Buda Mendes/GettyWeek 7 of the NFL season is nearly in the books, and it was another wild one for fantasy owners. The injury plague continued to strike across the league, this time claiming notables like Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey and veteran signal callers Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer. We also saw significant developments in a number of running back battles, as ...

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