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Police chief warns over forces' ability to cope with riots after years of cuts

Police would face "real challenges" tackling a repeat of the 2011 riots following years of budget cuts, one of Britain's most senior officers has warned.

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Church-goer faces at least 21 years in jail for murdering two-year-old boy

A church-goer who murdered his partner's two-year-old son after biting him and fracturing his skull during months of sickening abuse has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.

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Man who tortured three-year-old boy has sentence increased by appeal judges

A man who tortured a little boy over 11 days has had his prison sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.

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Judge used 'tourist Italian' to talk to girl at centre of parental dispute

A High Court judge has told how he spoke a few words of ''tourist Italian'' during a meeting with a multilingual 11-year-old girl from Italy who is at the centre of a dispute between her separated parents.

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Victim of stabbing murder during night out named as James Brindley

Police have named a 26-year-old murder victim who was pronounced dead at the scene of a stabbing in the West Midlands.

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Murder victim stabbed through heart died in parents' arms

A murder victim who was stabbed through the heart while walking home from a night out died in his parents' arms, detectives have said.

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Escaped convict who stole Ferrari and posed for pictures jailed for 10 years

A convicted burglar who posed for pictures after absconding from prison before stealing a high-performance Ferrari sports car has been jailed for 10 years.

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Birmingham rally by far-right Britain First passes without major disorder

A rally by the far-right Britain First group has passed without any major disorder after a high-profile policing operation.

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Birmingham refuse workers to stage strikes in jobs dispute

Refuse workers are to stage a series of strikes in a dispute over jobs.

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Police hunt for car after two gunshots are fired outside school

Police are searching for a car thought to have been used in a shooting outside a primary school.

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Three bids shortlisted to run HS2 high-speed railway

Three bids have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the Government has announced.

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Appeal after blind veteran's war medals go missing at service station

A blind veteran is appealing for the return of his Second World War medals lost at a motorway service station.

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Man charged with murder after body of teenager Megan Bills found in wardrobe

A 24-year-old man arrested after a teenager's body was found in a wardrobe wrapped in clingfilm has been charged with her murder.

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Rare hazel dormice released into Warwickshire woodland

Rare hazel dormice have been released into a Warwickshire woodland in the latest effort to stem declines in the charismatic species.

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Rare hazel dormice released into Warwickshire woodland

Rare hazel dormice have been released into a Warwickshire woodland in the latest effort to stem declines in the charismatic species.

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Judge given Italian lesson during meeting with multilingual girl

A 55-year-old English High Court judge has told how he spoke a few words of "tourist Italian" during a meeting with a multilingual 11-year-old girl from Italy who is at the centre of a dispute between her separated parents.

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Gerard Coyne sacked by trade union Unite

Gerard Coyne, who stood against Len McCluskey to be leader of Unite, has been sacked by the union.

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999 calls surge as more booze drunk outdoors in sweltering heat

Last weekend's sweltering temperatures led to a surge in 999 calls - as people spent more time outdoors, drinking more alcohol.

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'No terror links' for man held on suspicion of possessing knives

A police inquiry into the arrest of a man near an Army Reserve centre has found no links to terrorism.

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Tory councillor suspended after tweet in Grenfell Tower fire aftermath

A senior Conservative councillor has been suspended after tweeting "Lets get ourselves a hangin'!" in the aftermath of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

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