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Victims' Commissioner to warn against changes to sexual abuse investigations

The Victims' Commissioner is to warn against any move for those who report that they have suffered sexual abuse to be routinely referred to as "complainants".

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School bus driver jailed for stranding vehicle in floodwater

A school bus driver who stranded his vehicle in floodwater with 23 children on board has been jailed for 12 months by a judge who told him: "The consequences that could have followed simply do not bear thinking about."

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Driver of school bus which became stranded in floodwater 'made genuine mistake'

A school bus driver who drove past two road closed signs before stranding his vehicle in floodwater with 23 children on board has told a jury he made a "genuine mistake".

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MP Michelle Thomson moves House to tears with rape 'survivor' story

An MP moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, telling the Commons: "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."

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Edlington villagers voice anger as torturer brothers seek indefinite anonymity

A move to give indefinite anonymity to brothers who tortured two young boys when they were aged 10 and 11 has been greeted with anger in the village where the "prolonged, sadistic violence" took place.

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Student accused of carrying knife near Buckingham Palace has charges dropped

A student who was accused of carrying a folded knife near Buckingham Palace has had the case against him discontinued.

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BBC bosses will defend 'vigorously' reports about Sir Cliff Richard, court told

BBC editors say they will "defend ourselves vigorously" after being sued by Sir Cliff Richard over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.

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Guy Martin on his bike for round-Britain record bid

Motorbike racer and television presenter Guy Martin has announced he is attempting to set a new world record by cycling around the British coast in 20 days.

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Deep-fried sprouts prove unexpected festive hit for chippie

A chippie says its decision to start serving deep-fried Brussels sprouts has been an unexpected success.

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British Steel wins contract to supply rails to Finnish Transport Agency

British Steel has won a new contract to supply rails to a Finnish company, on the 10th anniversary of rail production at its Scunthorpe site.

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Prison overcrowding 'crippling' justice system, Government warned

The most overcrowded prisons in England and Wales are twice as likely to be under-performing, a new report claims.

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Girl 'not protected from being groomed due to belief victims were consenting'

A teenage girl was not protected from being groomed and raped by a gang of Asian men because of a lack of understanding about child sexual exploitation and a belief that victims were consenting, a report has found.

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Anti-fracking protesters 'not seen as terrorist threat', says police force

A police force has said it does not believe anti-fracking protesters are a terrorism threat after a council publication listed the campaigners alongside terrorists as "key risks".

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'Claudia's Law' urged to help families control affairs of missing people

A "Claudia's Law" to give families greater control over the affairs of missing people could be introduced in memory of the chef Claudia Lawrence.

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Power producer Drax to buy Opus Energy in £340m deal

Power station owner Drax has announced a £340 million deal to buy gas and electricity supplier Opus Energy as part of a bold strategy overhaul.

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Met Police like Inspector Clouseau in case of serial killer Stephen Port - MP

The Met Police have been compared to the incompetent Pink Panther detective Inspector Clouseau following its widely criticised handling of the case of serial killer Stephen Port.

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Misogyny and patriarchy widening inequality, says integration report author

The "misogyny and patriarchy" in some communities is widening inequality, the author of a Government-commissioned review has warned.

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Roadworks speed limits relaxed in trial to beat M-way gridlock

Faster speed limits beside motorway roadworks are being trialled to beat delays while routes are improved and repaired.

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Cyber security firm ECSC plans £15m Aim float

Cyber security firm ECSC plans to float on London's junior market as it looks to capitalise on the growing digital threat to blue-chip firms.

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Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

A man has been arrested following investigations into an allegedly threatening Twitter post that called for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

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