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Image copyright PA Image caption Wormwood Scrubs, Hull, Lindholme and Nottingham were among the 10 prisons given extra funding Levels of violence and drug taking have fallen since last year at some of England’s “most challenging” prisons, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said. The rate of assaults fell by 16%, while failed drug tests […]

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The Met Police has released footage of a 24-year-old man being shot in the leg in Clapham, south London. The man was shot at about 21:30 BST on 4 June to Bedford Road at the junction with Fenwick Place. His injuries were declared not life-threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital. Officers are […]

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (second right) got the better of Dina Asher-Smith (second left) at the recent Anniversary Games Muller Grand Prix Venue: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham Date: 18 August Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two 13:30-16:30 BST, repeated 19:00-22:00 BST on BBC Red Button Sunday’s Birmingham Grand Prix is one of the final dress rehearsals for the […]

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Image copyright Royal Mint/PA Media Image caption Two new coins feature Paddington Bear outside St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London The humble 50p has been making headlines recently with the launch of a new Paddington Bear coin and plans for a Brexit edition later this year. They follow releases to celebrate events such […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The developer behind a 67-acre site in the King’s Cross area of central London has defended its use of facial recognition technology. Under data protection laws, firms must provide clear evidence that there is a need to record and use people’s images. A spokeswoman said the tool was used to “ensure […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe National Grid’s operations director explains why nearly one million people lost power on Friday National Grid has said it will “learn the lessons” after nearly one million people across England and Wales lost power on Friday. But director of operations Duncan Burt told the BBC that […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Police believe Nora Quoirin remains in the vicinity of the hotel where she was staying A mum’s voice calling out for her missing daughter was played over loudspeakers during a search of the Malaysian jungle for the teenager. Police believe Nora Quoirin, 15, who has special needs, is still somewhere […]

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London promoter Tail & Twist have thrown an “eco disco”. They claim it’s London’s first ever single-use plastic-free party. The guests were given reusable metal cups on the door, they used straws made from avocado pips and even the glitter was plastic-free. But with deliveries arriving shrink-wrapped, how possible is it to party without plastic? […]

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Image caption Police cordoned off an area outside a shop in Shepherd’s Bush A teenager has been stabbed to death in west London. The victim, believed to be 18, was found with a stab injury in Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called at about 21:20 BST, along with […]

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