Blunt knives to stop domestic violence? What next – stab vests in the kitchen? | Catherine Bennett | Opinion

Nottinghamshire police have been defending a new scheme to distribute blunt-ended knives to victims of domestic abuse. But some cooks are unconvinced by assurances from the force’s knife-crime strategy manager, Supt Matt McFarlane, that the utensils won’t compromise standards of food preparation. Has he really considered knife skills, in the round? The last time a […]

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Married teacher 'spent lunch breaks romping with student, 13, she called Boo'

Married teacher ‘spent lunch breaks romping with student, 13, she called Boo’

A married teacher who spent lunch breaks in her classroom romping with a 13-year-old student she nicknamed ‘Boo’ has been jailed. The boy said Justine Nelson, 33, performed sex attacks on him after locking her door. “She was the cool teacher that everyone liked,” he told her sexual abuse trial. “If you had a bad day […]

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Rochdale grooming gang including 'The Master' still in town decade after scandal

Rochdale grooming gang including ‘The Master’ still in town decade after scandal

Four memebers of a notorious Rochdale grooming gang have still not been deported a decade after preying on girls as young as 12. Shabir Ahmed, 66, Qari Abdul Rauf, 50, Abdul Aziz, 48 and Adil Khan, 49, were among nine men convicted in 2012 of a catalogue of serious sex offences against vulnerable victims in […]

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‘It gives me freedom within’: prison choirs are transforming lives | Global

Richie remembers the first time he sang properly: mouth wide open, lungs full of air. “It gave me freedom within,” says the 53-year-old. “I was suddenly able to see colour, life.” The sense of freedom felt novel. Not only because Richie felt trapped by the terrible crime he had committed, but also because he was […]

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Lesbian couple attacked on bus slam Boris Johnson as 'not fit to lead anything'

Lesbian couple attacked on bus slam Boris Johnson as ‘not fit to lead anything’

The lesbian couple who were the victims of a homophobic attack have slammed Boris Johnson for his previous remarks on homosexuality. Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris have warned that ‘hate crimes are alive and well’ – and that their attack on a London bus only got attention because they were young white girls. The […]

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Playboy model and partner could face execution after doctor found rotting in car

Playboy model and partner could face execution after doctor found rotting in car

A former Playboy model could face the death penalty in the murder trial of a Californian doctor. Kelsey Nichole Turner and her boyfriend Jon Logan Kennison stood in shackles in court as they pleaded not guilty to murder and conspiracy in the killing of Dr Thomas Burchard. A committee will now decide if the couple […]

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Woman arrested for 'drink-driving' in toy truck 'says she's training to be wrestler'

Woman arrested for ‘drink-driving’ in toy truck ‘says she’s training to be wrestler’

A woman who was arrested after allegedly driving a children’s toy truck while under the influence gave police an unusual excuse. Officers were alerted after a suspicious report of a woman driving a silver Power Wheels along the street in South Carolina, in the US, on Monday. Megan Daniell Holman, 25, was found steering a […]

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Growing threat from far right as white extremists form largest proportion of terror arrests seen in 15 years

Growing threat from far right as white extremists form largest proportion of terror arrests seen in 15 years

An expert has warned the far-right poses a growing threat in the UK as figures revealed white extremists formed the largest proportion of terror arrests seen in 15 years. Home Office data shows that 41 per cent of suspects arrested in the last year were white – the highest percentage since March 2004. Black suspects […]

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Horror moment boy rips screaming baby from mum's trolley and hurls him to ground

Horror moment boy rips screaming baby from mum’s trolley and hurls him to ground

A shocking video appears to show a ‘drug-fuelled’ teen pulling a baby from a mum’s shopping trolley and throwing him on the ground. The CCTV footage also shows the suspect, thought to be a 17-year-old boy, pulling down a sign in the supermarket car park where he attacked one-year-old Jensen Counts. The heartless youth giggled […]

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