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Turpin family: Horrifying conditions the 13 siblings allegedly lived under revealed

As they announced charges that could send David and Louise Turpin to prison for life, prosecutors described a gruesome years-long nightmare of allegedly imprisoning, beating and psychologically tormenting their children. The charges included: 12 counts of torture; 1 count of lewd act on a child against Mr Turpin; 7 counts of abuse of a dependent; 6 counts of child abuse; and ...

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Prison crisis laid bare as Government ordered to act over inmate deaths and 'dramatic decline' in conditions

The crisis at the heart of the prison service has been laid bare after the Government was issued with an unprecedented warning that inmates were being driven to take their own lives due to a “dramatic decline” in conditions. Inspectors today reveal conditions in one English jail are the “worst they have ever seen”, painting a grim picture of inmates ...

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Ministers should consider implementing universal basic income, says free market think-tank

Ministers should consider implementing the radical policy of a universal basic income, according to a new report by a free market think-tank.  The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) claims there is rising evidence for basic income and calls on governments across the globe to experiment with the idea.  The concept involves radically overhauling the welfare state and ditching means-tested benefits in ...

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Government cash meant to transform NHS barely 'keeping show on the road', report finds

Funding to “transform” the NHS has only succeeded in propping up struggling services, and may have worsened health service finances in the long run, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The public spending watchdog has criticised the Government for relying on short-term cash injections, which have been immediately swallowed up by soaring demand and pre-existing deficits. ...

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Casual workers five times more likely to become jobless than permanent employees, study finds

Casual workers are five times more likely to drop out of the labour market than those on permanent contracts, a new study finds. Research for the TUC also showed that casual work was “rarely” a stepping stone to finding a better job. Workers without regular hours were more likely to be unsatisfied with their jobs and suffer greater levels of anxiety. ...

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Social media and gaming becoming increasingly popular career choices for young people, survey finds

Working in social media or gaming is becoming a more common career aspiration for 21st-century youngsters, a survey has found. It reveals that many seven- to 11-year-olds are looking to modern technology for future jobs, ahead of professions traditionally picked by children, such as police officer or doctor. However, the survey, which involved 13,000 UK primary school children, did reveal ...

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Viorica Dancila nominated as Romania's first female Prime Minister

Viorica Dancila has been named Romania‘s first female Prime Minister and the country’s third head of government in a year. Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis appointed the European Parliament lawmaker as prime minister-designate and said he wants her appointment approved quickly by parliament in a vote at the end of the month, with a new government in place by 1 February. Her ...

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Government shutdown: Trump tweets cause chaos for Republicans as they scramble to pass spending bill

A tweet from President Donald Trump has thrown Republican plans to avoid a government shutdown into chaos by contradicting his own administration.  Congress has been scrambling to pass a short-term measure before a shutdown comes into effect on Saturday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “we’re in very good shape” for passage of a spending bill that would keep the government running for another ...

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Boris Johnson raises prospect of bridge across the English Channel

Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a bridge across the English Channel after top-level talks between the UK and France. The Foreign Secretary said “good connections” were important to the relationship between the two countries and wondered whether the Channel Tunnel should merely be regarded as “a first step”. Mr Johnson said the UK-France summit, attended by French President ...

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House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown but greater problems await in the Senate

The House of Representatives has just approved a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown.  The measure now heads to the Senate, where Democrats have already indicated that they have enough support to block it.  More follows… Reuse To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the ...

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