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UK set to keep freedom of movement after Brexit – Osborne

UK set to keep freedom of movement after Brexit – Osborne

The former Chancellor said the “emerging option” was that Britain will remain in the European Economic Area (EEA) after it formally quits the EU in March next year. The EEA is an area where people, services and goods flow freely across borders. All 28 EU countries are in it – apart from Croatia which is in it with provisions – […]

Review into compensation given to victims of crime

Review into compensation given to victims of crime

David Gauke said the assessment was necessary to ensure that those affected by offences such as sexual abuse and terrorism receive the compensation they are due. Officials will examine several existing rules in the scheme, including a time limit on applications and restrictions on compensation claims from victims who have criminal records. The scheme may also be extended to cover […]

Two young girls grabbed in attempted abduction

Two young girls grabbed in attempted abduction

The girls, aged six and nine, were playing together at about 7pm on Friday evening when they were drawn away to a secluded area by a person wearing dark clothing and with their face covered. The girls were grabbed by the suspect during the incident on Coronation Avenue, Stoke Newington. The girls, who police confirmed are not sisters, screamed for […]

Tories attack Johnson for ‘suicide vest‘ Brexit claim

Tories attack Johnson for ‘suicide vest‘ Brexit claim

Barely 24 hours after the former foreign secretary announced that he and his wife Marina Wheeler are to , Mr Johnson used an article in the Mail On Sunday to dramatically turn up the heat on the prime minister. He wrote: “At every stage in the talks so far, Brussels gets what Brussels wants. “We have agreed to the EU‘s […]

‘Hidden epidemic‘ of foetal alcohol damage

‘Hidden epidemic‘ of foetal alcohol damage

Not enough is known about foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a condition that is often misdiagnosed or missed completely, charities say. The main symptoms of FASD include growth problems, behavioural issues, learning difficulties and issues with hearing or eyesight. There is no treatment for the condition but its symptoms can be managed. When Anna Webster adopted her son, she was […]

Police plan for civil unrest after ‘no-deal‘ Brexit

Contingency plans drawn up by the National Police Co-ordination Centre warn that a possible shortage of medicine could “feed civil disorder” and a rise in the price of goods could see “widespread protest which could then escalate into disorder”. There could also be a rise in acquisitive crimes such as theft, along with massive traffic queues at ports, leading to […]

A domestic abusers register may have saved my girl

A domestic abusers register may have saved my girl

Ben Blakeley, who had a history of violence towards previous partners, is serving a life sentence for the teenager‘s murder. Here, Jayden‘s mother Samatha Shrewsbury tells Sky News why she hopes her daughter‘s death is not in vain as she backs calls for a register of domestic abusers. I don‘t want another mum to have to stand there and look […]