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A woman who suffered a "lifetime" of abuse from her bullying father has been jailed for nine years after she killed and buried him in her back garden after finding his horde of child abuse photographs. Barbara Coombes (pictured) found a box of photographs belonging to her father, Kenneth Coombes,…
Labour's bid to force the Government to dock the pay of Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been voted down by MPs. The motion to "sanction" Ms McVey, by freezing her pay for four weeks after she misled MPs over the Government's flagship welfare reforms, was defeated by 305…
A council worker has embraced his new-found fame as Harry Kane's doppelganger. Danny McLaughlin says he gets stopped in the street by people mistaking him for the England footballer and has even missed trains because 'fans' are begging him for a picture. The 26-year-old, who lives in West London, told…
The mother of a six-year-old epileptic boy has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil through the border in the first known successful attempt since the Government paved the way for reforms. Hannah Deacon was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday (pictured) carrying a five-month supply of the banned…
A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment is bringing a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy. The man, identified only as MP, is in his late 50s and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which…
Government moves to reform the courts service fail to tackle any of the "serious problems" facing the justice system, a top lawyer has warned. Lord Pannick, who led the successful legal challenge over triggering Article 50, derided the "anodyne" legislation during committee stage of the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and…
Cambian shares surged 33% after the social care services firm confirmed it had received a potential takeover offer worth £405 million. The two firms are now "in discussions" after CareTech made a preliminary offer comprised of 77p per share in cash and an exchange of 0.348 of a new CareTech…
Esther McVey is facing calls to lose four weeks' ministerial pay after misleading MPs over the Government's flagship welfare reforms. Labour wants to "sanction" the Work and Pensions Secretary for her handling of Universal Credit (UC), which has included a public row with the National Audit Office (NAO). The Opposition's…
Jordan Burling was "invisible to the authorities". The young man had a very troubled life but only had minimal contact with state agencies, including the education system. Prosecutor Nicholas Lumley QC told Leeds Crown Court: "We do not pretend that Jordan Burling had an especially healthy or happy life, even…
The mother and grandmother of a teenager who was allowed to "rot to death" on an inflatable mattress have been convicted of his manslaughter. Jordan Burling (pictured) was said to have resembled the victim of a Second World War death camp when paramedics found him lying lifelessly on the makeshift…
The role of senior police commanders in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is to be investigated, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) Operation Linden has been looking into South Yorkshire Police's response to the exploitation of hundreds of children over more than a…
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford urged the Conservatives to "press the reset button" on austerity and learn from the Scottish Government on economic policy. Mr Blackford contrasted the policies implemented by the two governments and press Downing Street to move closer to the position north of the border, at a…
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