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Digested Week: North Norfolk’s Middle Ages Spread and Panic at School Disco | Lucie Mangan

Monday North Norfolk was found to have the oldest median age in the UK at 48 years 11 months. A third of the population is over 65 years old. As a long-time visitor and hopefully soon full-time resident of this beautiful county, I can tell you it’s even better. Everyone here, regardless of when they …

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The arrest of Ademola Adedeji, 19, and three friends sparked protests in Manchester.

Anger in Manchester as black teenagers jailed over Telegram chat | crime

A teenager who is considered such an inspirational youth leader that he was invited to address MPs in Parliament is among 10 young black men jailed at Preston Crown Court after being convicted of felonies. But the convictions have sparked major controversy, with racial justice activists saying some of the teenagers were “found guilty by …

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Simon Hart is reluctant to comment on what should happen after the deputy Tory chipwhip resigns

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure over Tory whip-stop over groping claims | News from politics

Boris Johnson faces mounting pressure for bailing claims against a Conservative whip as two senior women MPs call for a “zero tolerance” approach to sexual misconduct in the party. Chris Pincher resigned his role as Deputy Chief Whip after he allegedly groped two men – and the Prime Minister is being urged to throw him …

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Owen Paterson sits in the House of Commons as MPs debate an amendment calling for his case to be reviewed

Scandal after scandal: timeline of Tory libel under Boris Johnson | conservative

Boris Johnson’s premiership has been marked by a series of scandals since he entered 10th place in 2019. From Pestminster to Wallpapergate, the Prime Minister has tried to weather every storm in his two-and-a-half years in office. Here’s a timeline of the Sleaze so far: May 25, 2020 Dominic Cummings refuses to step down or …

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‘Eight arms pull you down’: Octopus boom sparks joy and unease in Cornwall | Cornwall

When Chris Chesterfield pulls up his pots, he usually expects squid or spider crabs. But lately the Cornish fisherman was ambushed – and outnumbered. “You only have one or two arms pulling them up,” he says, “and they have eight pulling you down.” An unprecedented number of squid have been reported in waters off Cornwall …

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Alicia Watson and Nathaniel Pope.  Images: West Midlands Police

‘No missed opportunities’ to prevent death of three-year-old Kemarni Watson Darby, review finds | UK News

There were “no missed opportunities” for professionals to prevent the death of a three-year-old boy murdered by his mother’s partner, a reputable case review has revealed. Kemarni Watson Darby died of abdominal injuries on June 5, 2018 after his rib cage was “crushed” at the couple’s West Bromwich home. Nathaniel Pope, 32, was found guilty …

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RETRANM SITE CORRECTING FIRST NAME OF BURDETT SENIOR Previously unpublished photo dated 3/30/2022 of father and son Ralph and Philip Burdett arriving at Leicester Crown Court where they are accused of causing the death of Julie Burdett at her home in Leicester.  The 61-year-old immobile and vulnerable woman died in January 2019 in "terrible" Conditions in a bedroom after her elderly father and brother failed to attend to them or call for medical help, a court has heard.  Issue date: Thursday 31 March 2022

‘Extreme hoarder’ Philip Burdett jailed for grossly negligent manslaughter after the death of a vulnerable sister UK News

A man from a family of “extreme hoarders” has been sentenced to three years in prison after his immobile and vulnerable sister died in “horrible and filthy conditions”. Philip Burdett, 59, has been convicted of grossly negligent manslaughter by Leicester Crown Court. The judge said he was “completely overwhelmed” when his 61-year-old sister Julie Burdett’s …

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Conservative Party whip Chris Pincher resigns over groping allegations after 'drinking way too much' in evening |  News from politics

Conservative Party whip Chris Pincher resigns over groping allegations after ‘drinking way too much’ in evening | News from politics

Boris Johnson’s deputy chief whip has resigned over groping allegations, Sky News knows. Chris Pincher, 52, said he drank “way too much” and “embarrassed myself and others” in one night. “I apologize to you and to those affected,” he added in a letter to the Prime Minister. Mr Pincher “groped two men in front of …

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Brexit led to a 14% drop in UK exports to the EU in 2021, trade figures say | Brexit

Evidence of the negative impact of Brexit on the UK’s trade with the European Union is beginning to emerge, as EU data shows exports to the bloc fell by almost 14% in 2021 compared to 2020, a said senior official in Brussels. Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President and Brexit negotiator, said that even taking into …

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