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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog.The BBC also found in two-thirds of the 48 cases pursued by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) "gross misconduct" charges were not proven.The Police Federation said the IOPC was bringing the "wrong cases" and officers often had to wait years to
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Brexit: Theresa May pushes for cross-party consensus

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" to find a way forward Theresa May is to continue meeting with MPs from all sides in a bid to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in the no-confidence vote.Speaking after talks with the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru on Wednesday, the PM said she
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London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

[ad_1] Image caption Forty one students at the London state school have received offers from Oxbridge "Both of my mums were so excited," says Dorcas Shodeinde. "First I rang my foster mum and then I rang my actual mum," she explains.Dorcas has been in care since she was 14 and has just received an offer to study Law at Oxford University.She is one of 41 students at Brampton Manor, a
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Haemochromatosis: ‘Most common’ genetic disorder test call

[ad_1] Image caption Jenny Lees has the haemochromatosis disorder herself and believes her mother, sister and son died from the symptoms A woman who believes three members of her family died from the UK's most common genetic disorder wants to see routine testing introduced.New research from Exeter University shows haemochromatosis could be causing serious health issues for 20 times more people than previously thought.Jenny Lees' son Jason Cloke died in
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Winnie the black bear: Plaque for real life Pooh bear

[ad_1] Image copyright Lindsay Mattick Image caption Harry Colebourn, a vet and soldier, bought Winnie when she was a cub A plaque is to be unveiled to mark a village's connection with the real life bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.Winnie the black bear was brought to England in 1914 by a Canadian vet who had rescued the animal and named her after his hometown of Winnipeg.She was later sent to London
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UK groups fund illegal orphanages in Africa

[ad_1] Image caption One orphanage was sponsored by donors through Manchester-based builder Patrick Oldham At least 60 illegal orphanages and children's homes in Uganda are being funded by UK charities, church groups and volunteers, the BBC has discovered. The Ugandan government recently announced a programme to close down more than 500 unlicensed orphanages in the country.The BBC attended the closure of one UK-funded home, where children said they had been
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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts.Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ's cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).With warnings of serious skills shortages, the security services are worried about missing female recruits.Chris Ensor of the NCSC says it needs to
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Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMerthyr has the worst child obesity problem but this Cardiff City football programme is encouraging activity Obesity is overtaking smoking as the biggest risk to health in Wales, experts have warned.The "stark" problem with overweight children could also mean this generation will not live as long as their parents, according to Wales' chief medical officer. It comes as the nation's first
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The teenager flying planes before passing driving licence

[ad_1] When you're 16 you can't legally drive on roads or drink in the pub - but you can fly a plane solo.Eloeyse Cripps has done just that after just 11 hours of tuition. The 16-year-old student from Basingstoke, Hampshire, won a scholarship to learn to fly at AirBourne Aviation Ltd, which is based at Popham Airfield near Winchester. The earliest she'll be able to apply for her full licence
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Pumpkin the bulldog teaches herself to skateboard

[ad_1] A bulldog has attracted an online fanbase after teaching herself to skateboard.Videos of Pumpkin, who uses her paws to propel herself along on her bright pink board, have been watched thousands of times on social media.Her owner, Debra Chandler, of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, said she hopes to use Pumpkin's profile to raise money for The Edward Foundation, a charity which rescues bulldogs. [ad_2] Source link