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Special constables to be given access to stun guns in new crime measures | Police

Special constables will be given access to stun guns as part of a flurry of crime initiatives, the home secretary will tell the Police Federation on Tuesday. Speaking at their conference in Manchester, Priti Patel will announce that part-time special constables will be allowed to use electroshock weapons – if properly trained and with the …

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‘Drunken’ sailor on HMS Queen Elizabeth cleared of sexually assaulting colleague in bed

A “drunken” female sailor aboard the Royal Navy’s flagship was accused of groping her colleague who had become “jealous” of her relationship with another crew member, a court martial heard. Petty Officer Christina Reaney was said to have asked the alleged victim “How do you let someone know that you had a sex dream about …

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Brexit protocol row: what are the issues dividing UK and EU? | Brexit

The UK is saying it will have to take unilateral action to override part of the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol unless the EU shows the “requisite flexibility”. The EU has said it believes a deal can be done but only through negotiation. So what are the differences between the two sides and is the latest …

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Overseas-trained NHS doctors more likely to be struck off without lawyer at disciplinary | Health

Doctors from overseas working in the NHS are more likely to be suspended or struck off when they have no lawyer to represent them at a disciplinary hearing, new figures show. The findings have raised fresh questions about whether the General Medical Council (GMC) displays “systemic racial bias” in its treatment of foreign-born medics accused …

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Brockley shooting: Armed police swoop on quiet South London street as teen shot in broad daylight

A teenager has been shot in broad daylight on a quiet residential street in South London. Armed police swooped on Turnham Road just south of Brockley Station near Peckham just after 3pm on Monday (May 16). The teenager later admitted himself to hospital with a gunshot wound but his condition is currently unknown. Police are …

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Johnson insists on scrapping Northern Ireland protocol after Stormont talks | News

Britain will tell the EU today to rip up its negotiating mandate on the Northern Ireland protocol or face unilateral action to change the rules. Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, will say she has drawn up legislation to override parts of the post-Brexit deal and it will be introduced before the summer unless Brussels gives …

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Special constables to be given access to stun guns in new crime measures | Police

Special constables will be given access to stun guns as part of a flurry of crime initiatives, the home secretary will tell the Police Federation on Tuesday. Speaking at their conference in Manchester, Priti Patel will announce that part-time special constables will be allowed to use electroshock weapons – if properly trained and with the …

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Cost of living crisis: immediate support from Sunak a ‘moral imperative’ – CBI | Cost of living crisis

Pressure on the government to help those hardest hit by Britain’s cost of living crisis has intensified after the head of one of the country’s leading employers’ groups said immediate support was a “moral imperative”. Tony Danker, the director-general of the CBI, said Rishi Sunak should step in to provide assistance to households skipping meals …

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BoE governor says he is unable to stop inflation hitting 10%

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey on Monday said he was unable to stop UK inflation 10 per cent this year, as he admitted sounding “apocalyptic” on food price rises. After senior Tory MPs last week attacked the BoE over its handling of soaring price increases, Bailey accepted inflation was far too high but blamed …

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Bailey sets alarm bells ringing while barely mentioning the B-word | John Crace

The noises coming out of No 10 ahead of the prime minister’s visit to Northern Ireland had been rather more conciliatory. Obviously, there was no admission from Boris Johnson that he had actually negotiated and signed the deal involving the NI protocol, but that was always going to be a step too far. There’s only …

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