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'Frustrating and forseeable' - Justice Committee warns of a shortage of magistrates

'Frustrating and forseeable' - Justice Committee warns of a shortage of magistrates

The House of Commons Justice Committee has blamed government failure for the dramatic fall in magistrate numbers in England and Wales.
Heathrow brushes off fears Boris Johnson could block expansion

Heathrow brushes off fears Boris Johnson could block expansion

Heathrow has brushed off the potential threat of a Boris Johnson premiership to its expansion plans as it kicked off a consultation over the £14bn scheme.
Govt 'out of step' after rejecting proposals to tackle throwaway fashion industry

Govt 'out of step' after rejecting proposals to tackle throwaway fashion industry

Calls for a levy on clothing sales to tackle labour abuses and environmental damage caused by "throwaway fashion" have been rejected by the government.
Royal Ascot and Metallica gig threatened by five-day rail strike

Royal Ascot and Metallica gig threatened by five-day rail strike

Workers on some of the country's busiest rail lines have begun a five-day strike.
Middle aged money mules unwittingly being used by criminals to launder cash

Middle aged money mules unwittingly being used by criminals to launder cash

Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas.
More Manchester United fans are arrested for football racism than any other club

More Manchester United fans are arrested for football racism than any other club

Supporters of Manchester United have topped the table of football-related arrests that involve racism between 2014 and 2018, data shows.
Tory MPs' secret ballots to eliminate another leadership hopeful

Tory MPs' secret ballots to eliminate another leadership hopeful

At least one Conservative leadership hopeful will be eliminated from the race to succeed Theresa May today, as the parliamentary stage of the contest nears its end.
Thunderstorm warning in place as England braces for more bad weather

Thunderstorm warning in place as England braces for more bad weather

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large parts of England, ending a brief interlude of sunny weather.
Peterborough: Police investigate allegations of malpractice in by-election

Peterborough: Police investigate allegations of malpractice in by-election

Five allegations of malpractice relating to the Peterborough by-election which Labour won by 683 votes are being investigated by police.
HIV patients' email addresses made public in NHS Highland privacy breach

HIV patients' email addresses made public in NHS Highland privacy breach

A review has been launched at a health board after the email addresses of almost 40 people living with HIV were made public by accident.
'Truly grotesque' crab sculpture blocked from being sold abroad

'Truly grotesque' crab sculpture blocked from being sold abroad

The sale of a £217,000 sculpture of a "truly grotesque" crab with teeth to an overseas buyer has been blocked.
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