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Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars. The Government says investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, to offenders seeking to […]

The Stroke Association reveal that almost half of stroke survivors across the UK, aged under 65, are faced with financial hardship after their stroke. The charity’s findings reveal that more than 125,000 stroke survivors have experienced a loss of income, faced discrimination at work, and in some cases, have been forced to sell their home […]

Marcus Rashford struck twice as Manchester United opened their Premier League account with a resounding 4-0 win over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Old Trafford. It was an awful start for the new Chelsea manager in his first league game on the bench for his old club as they struck the woodwork twice in the first […]

Boris Johnson has announced an urgent review of sentencing of criminals aiming to keep law and order high on the political agenda. It’s after he promised 10,000 extra prison places and 20,000 more police officers. The focus on crime and other domestic issues before Britain is due to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 […]

Manchester City delivered a statement of intent with an emphatic 5-0 win at West Ham United, inspired by a Raheem Sterling hat-trick. There were also impressive wins for Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season. After Liverpool raised the curtain on the new campaign with a 4-1 […]

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead after an apparent suicide in the New York jail cell He was being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, and a source said he was not on suicide watch at the time of his death. Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit […]

Boris Johnson has given support to the police’s “stop-and-search powers” and also pledged to create “another 10,000 spaces” in UK prisons. “… I am announcing today that in all 43 police authorities in England and Wales, we are making clear that the police can and should make use of their stop-and-search powers”, he wrote in […]

Liverpool made an emphatic start to the new Premier League season by handing Norwich a 4-1 thrashing at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side, runners-up to Manchester City last season, swept aside fellow German Daniel Farke’s team with their trademark attacking verve, taking a 3-0 lead inside 28 minutes. The unfortunate Grant Hanley scored an own goal […]

A power cut lasting up to an hour hit parts of Britain snarling rail services, knocking out traffic lights and disrupting an airport during the rush hour. Passengers were shut out of some of the country’s busiest train stations because of overcrowding and hundreds of thousands of people were left without power. National Grid, which owns […]

Local communities and businesses impacted by last week’s heavy rain and flooding will have access to £5.25 million. Businesses affected by the Whaley Bridge evacuation will receive up to £100,000 in emergency funding to cover uninsurable costs. This follows a commitment from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to match regional support of […]