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Gambling: ministers urged to be bold with curbs on FOBTs

Fixed-odds betting terminals Gambling: ministers urged to be bold with curbs on FOBTs Report from consultation on slashing maximum bet from £100 to £2 due on Tuesday Campaigners say fixed-odds betting terminals are a highly addictive form of gambling in which 233,000 FOBT users each lost more than £1,000 in one sitting in 2016. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA Campaigners have urged ...

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Seven UK police forces report zero charges under anti-slavery law

Slavery Seven UK police forces report zero charges under anti-slavery law Experts concerned that despite rising number of reports under Modern Slavery Act 2015 few cases lead to charges National Crime Agency’s recent Invisible People exhibition sought to raise awareness about modern slavery. Photograph: NCA At least seven police forces in England have not charged a single person under modern ...

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Britain to limit gambling terminal stakes to two pounds – Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) – The stake on gambling machines in British betting shops is set to be cut to two pounds to tackle the risks that the terminals can pose to problem gamblers, the Sunday Times reported, citing an ally of new culture secretary Matt Hancock. The government said in October it would reduce the top stake on the machines from ...

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Tiny Yorkshire terrier Lucky scares off burly burglar as he tries to break into OAP owner's home

A tiny Yorkshire terrier scared off a burglar who broke into his elderly owner’s home. Widow Janice Snelling, 76, said she was terrified when a large man broke into her house. But as the intruder entered Mrs Snelling’s bedroom, he was confronted by 10-year-old Lucky, who stands at no more than 9inches tall. The pint-sized Yorkshire terrier scared off the ...

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Macron warns Britain must accept open border to access single market after Brexit

The French President said Britain will not be able to “cherry pick” its desired elements of the single market but will be able to sign a bespoke deal if the country abides by Brussels’ rules and regulations. While speaking to Marr, Mr Macron let slip the “best way to dismantle the EU” was for Britain to negotiate with countries one-by-one, ...

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Canada free-trade deal is 'BAD' for Britain: CBI chief issues SHOCK Brexit warning

Ms Fairbairn has already attracted the attention of Brexiteers, who have accused the CBI of weakening the Government’s hand in the EU negotiations by calling for the UK to remain in the customs union. Appearing on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, the CBI chief declared “the value of our frictionless trade within the European Union is worth more than having the ...

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First pictures of girl, 8, stabbed to death – police name victim as Mylee Billingham

One neighbour told the Express & Star: “The girl was just lovely with lovely long blonde hair.” Floral tributes have already been at the scene in Valley View. One reads: “To Mylee, stay safe with the angels.” A post-mortem is scheduled to take place tomorrow to establish the precise cause of death. According to a neighbour, Mylee’s mum Tracey Taundry ...

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A former Netflix exec has a simple algorithm for figuring out whether you should leave your job

Deciding when to quit your job is a big career decision. Take some stress out of it with advice from Patty McCord, pictured. Devi Pride Patty McCord is a former chief talent officer at Netflix. Now she runs her own consulting business. McCord’s new book is “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.” She devised an algorithm for figuring ...

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In the battle for the future of voice computers, Google is moving fast — but Amazon is still moving faster (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

Google’s booth was hopping at CES 2018, with lines just to get in to many of its exhibits. This little city was designed to show off all the different types of things the Google Assistant can do. Alex Wong/Getty Images Google was aggressively pushing its Assistant at CES 2018, with a marketing blitz and a party with a performance by ...

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Labour would take hospital cleaning into public hands – Chakrabarti

“Life and death” services such as hospital cleaning should be brought back into public hands, Labour’s Baroness Chakrabarti has said. She said ministers must have oversight of “vital utilities” and take responsibility when things go wrong. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has seized on the collapse of Carillion to call for an end to the “outsourcing racket”. Theresa May has vowed ...

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