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Forget deserving issues and focus on basics, police told

Image copyright PA Police should focus on catching thieves and violent criminals and not incidents where no offence has been committed, a senior officer has said. Chief Constable Sara Thornton said forces are too stretched to deal with “deserving” issues, such as logging gender-based hate incidents. Claims against dead people was also taking resources from […]

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More than 200 UK shopping centres ‘in crisis’

Image copyright Jack AlfordImage caption The crisis comes in a climate during which several high street retailers have fallen into administration More than 200 UK shopping centres are in danger of falling into administration, experts are warning. Analyst Nelson Blackley said the demise of “major anchor stores” such as BHS and Toys R Us, and […]

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Royal Mail Christmas stamps have red postbox theme

Image copyright PAImage caption The postbox illustrations range from smaller ones mounted on a post or in a wall to a large one with a double posting slot Royal Mail has unveiled this year’s Christmas stamps, featuring festive images of traditional red-coloured postboxes. The set of six stamps were illustrated by artist Andrew Davidson from […]

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UK aid for wealthier overseas territories after rule change

Image copyright Ministry of DefenceImage caption Hurricane Irma caused destruction across the BVI in September 2017 British overseas territories hit by natural disasters could get access to foreign aid under plans agreed by the richest nations, the BBC has learned. Some Caribbean islands damaged last year by hurricanes did not get official development assistance because […]

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Boys arrested after toddler hurt in Leigh van chase

Image copyright Family handoutImage caption Leo Durrington remains in a critical condition in hospital Two boys have been arrested over a hit-and-run during a police pursuit which left a toddler “fighting for his life”. Leo Durrington, 3, was knocked down by a stolen Ford Transit in Wigan Road, Leigh, at about 10:30 GMT on Tuesday. […]