Tag Archives: The Guardian

Boy Better Know's Solo 45 charged with 29 counts of rape

Music The rapper, a member of Skepta and Jme’s grime crew, has also been charged with false imprisonment and actual bodily harm Solo 45 has been charged with 29 counts of rape. Photograph: Ollie Millington/Redferns Music Boy Better Know’s Solo 45 charged with 29 counts of rape The rapper, a member of Skepta and Jme’s grime crew, has also been ...

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Doctors to breathalyse smokers before allowing them NHS surgery

Smoking Breath test will ensure Hertfordshire patients have really kicked habit before they are referred for non-urgent operations The proposals require smokers to have given up for at least eight weeks. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Smoking Doctors to breathalyse smokers before allowing them NHS surgery Breath test will ensure Hertfordshire patients have really kicked habit before they are referred for non-urgent ...

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Four British missionaries kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria Britons snatched by unidentified gunman in Nigeria’s southern Delta state on 13 October, say police The Niger Delta region, which holds most of the country’s crude oil – Nigeria’s economic mainstay. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images Nigeria Four British missionaries kidnapped in Nigeria Britons snatched by unidentified gunman in Nigeria’s southern Delta state on 13 October, say police Four ...

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No charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl's E coli death

Scotland Dunsyre Blue, produced by Errington Cheese, was named in a report in March by Health Protection Scotland as source of the outbreak A micrograph image of a strain of E coli. Photograph: Janice Carr/AP Scotland No charges to be brought against cheesemaker over girl’s E coli death Dunsyre Blue, produced by Errington Cheese, was named in a report in ...

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Eni Aluko accuses FA of actions 'bordering on blackmail' as Glenn and co grilled – latest

FA apologises to Aluko and Spence over Sampson’s racial remarks Greg Clarke, Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth all appear at inquiry DCMS select committee heard from Eni Aluko and Lianne Sanderson LIVE Updated Play Video 1:11 Eni Aluko: FA actions were ‘bordering on blackmail’ – video Key events Show 3.29pm BST15:29 Eni Aluko’s evidence finishes 2.55pm BST14:55 Eni Aluko: “Bordering ...

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Ex-National Front organiser renounces far right and reveals he is gay

UK news Kevin Wilshaw says he joined movement for its sense of comradeship but received abuse over his sexuality Police watch a demonstration by the far-right National Front in London. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters UK news Ex-National Front organiser renounces far right and reveals he is gay Kevin Wilshaw says he joined movement for its sense of comradeship but received abuse ...

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Judge sues over lack of whisteblowing protection

Court of appeal Claire Gilham says judges face death threats, violent claimants and heavy workloads and should be classed as ‘workers’ Claire Gilham was formerly deputy director of the Independent Police Complaints Commission Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Court of appeal Judge sues over lack of whisteblowing protection Claire Gilham says judges face death threats, violent claimants and heavy ...

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Lloyds shareholders 'mugged' by 2008 HBOS takeover, high court told

Lloyds Banking Group Investors suing the group claim they were not informed that HBOS was a ‘bust, failed bank’ when they voted for the deal Lloyds had announced the takeover of HBOS on 18 September 2008. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds shareholders ‘mugged’ by 2008 HBOS takeover, high court told Investors suing the group claim they were ...

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MPs debate Labour call for universal credit rollout to be paused – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating the Labour motion saying the universal credit rollout should be suspended Universal credit helpline charges to be scrapped Amelia Gentleman on the problems with universal credit PMQs – Snap verdict PMQs – Verdict from the Twitter commentariat LIVE Updated ...

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Disgraceful conditions at Bedford prison fuelled riot, watchdog finds

Prisons and probation Inmates were locked up for 23 hours a day and prison’s failure to consistently supply soap and toilet paper was ‘shameful’ There have been clear improvements in the running of Bedford prison since the riot, the watchdog says. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Prisons and probation Disgraceful conditions at Bedford prison fuelled riot, watchdog finds Inmates were locked up ...

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