Volunteer police officers to work with Scotland Yard’s counter-terror squad

Special constables will be selected to work with anti-terror specialists (Picture: Thetford Police) Volunteer police officers will be recruited to work alongside counter-terror specialists to fight radicalisation and terrorism. But the move to introduce 20 special constables to Scotland Yard‘s elite SO15 unit has led to accusations of ‘policing on the cheap’ by critics who say unpaid workers should not ...

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Urban explorer makes eerie discovery inside abandoned care home

Why would you enter this building? (Picture: Jake Parr/MEN Media) Eerie black-and-white photographs of a derelict care home look like they could be from a horror film. In fact, they are the work of self-styled urban explorer Jake Parr, who posted them inside a boarded-up building. Seven reasons squirrels are clearly the best rodents around The photos shows the vandalised care ...

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Memphis Depay scores stunning goal to secure Lyon’s victory over PSG

Memphis Depay’s brilliant goal snatched a late win for Lyon. (AFP/Getty Images) Memphis Depay’s stunning strike sealed a 2-1 victory for Lyon over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday evening. The former Manchester United winger has struggled for form in recent weeks but netted a superb long-range effort in injury time to win the game for Lyon. The victory has put Bruno Genesio’s ...

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Pence arrives in Israel on visit overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a “great friend” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is the highest-level U.S. visit to the region since President Donald Trump made his declaration on Dec. 6 and ...

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Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) – Turkey’s army and rebel allies battled U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria’s civil war. Amid U.S. calls for restraint, Turkish artillery pounded YPG positions, while rockets fired from inside Syria slammed into two Turkish border towns, wounding ...

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Women's March: Rural Nova Scotia town held a march of 32 protesters

A small rural town in Nova Scotia, Canada held its own Women’s March of 32 protesters – more than double the amount of its march in 2017.  The town of Sandy Cove only has 65 permanent residents and 12 marched last year, according to CBC.  “I think people were surprised that in a very small, isolated rural community that we were ...

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Watford appoint Javi Gracia as new manager hours after sacking Marco Silva

Watford have appointed Javi Gracia as the club’s new head coach hours after sacking Marco Silva. The 47-year-old Spaniard has signed an 18-month contract at Vicarage Road. Silva was dismissed on Sunday morning following the 2-0 defeat by Leicester City on Saturday, with the club issuing a statement to blame Premier League rivals Everton for their approach earlier in the ...

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Turkish troops enter Afrin in northern Syria as offensive against Kurds continues

Turkish troops have reportedly entered the Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria as part of the second day of their offensive alongside Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters.  The state run Anadolu Agency said troops pushed 5km (three miles) into Afrin on Sunday a day after Turkish jets attacked the US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters. The Turkish military has said its offensive, which they ...

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Syria crisis: Turkish assault on Kurdish enclave threatens to open deadly new phase in bloody seven-year civil war

Turkish soldiers have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria in a move which could mean that the seven-year-long Syrian crisis is entering a new phase. Turkey says that it plans to establish a 19-mile-deep safe zone under its control. According to the Turkish military, its jets and artillery have so far hit 153 targets there. The Kurdish ...

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Southampton's Mauricio Pellegrino comes out firing after Tottenham draw: 'I am not afraid of losing my job'

Mauricio Pellegrino compared football management to sitting in an electric chair after Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s, but nevertheless insisted that he was “not afraid to lose my job.” Southampton, whose run of 11 league games without a win is the worst of any team in England’s top four divisions, took a shock lead against Tottenham ...

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