PM ‘retains confidence’ in Karen Bradley

“I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought for example in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice-versa.” “So, the parties fight for election within their own community. “Actually, the unionist parties fight the elections against each other in unionist communities and…

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Funeral report reveals body mix-up

Ms McKail’s first annual report revealed that a funeral director was reported after “presenting a damaged coffin for cremation with a marker pen name plate”. ‘Leaking body fluid’ It said the funeral director concerned had admitted the breach and was subsequently given “advice in a written report that this is…

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Guards accused of assaults at prison

The allegations have been made against a background of rising violence at Lowdham over the past few years. The latest prison inspection, in 2015, concluded use of force by staff “was very high” and not always “fully justified or warranted”. Inmates’ relatives said mistreatment of prisoners had raised tensions and…

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Man stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival

There were up to 313 arrests at last year’s carnival. Image copyright PA Image caption One million people attended the carnival over the bank holiday weekend This year’s event was policed by the highest number of officers in six years. Almost 7,000 officers from the Metropolitan Police’s newly formed Violent…

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