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Brexit: Action urged to preserve EU citizens’ rights to benefits

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption MPs and peers raised concerns about the UK settlement scheme for EU citizens EU citizens in Britain could be denied access to benefits such as council housing and social security payments after Brexit, a report has warned.MPs are debating ending EU nationals' right to live and work in the UK.But Parliament's human rights committee says new laws could leave EU nationals, including those who
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Breast ironing: ‘I remember screaming a lot’

[ad_1] Comfort never understood why she underwent the agonising pain of breast ironing as a child, she says, at the hands of her sister.The traditional practice, which seeks to delay girls' development, has been declared a form of child abuse in the UK.The ruling comes after evidence it is being practiced in this country by some members of African communities. Comfort, who is originally from Nigeria but now lives in
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Coroners could investigate stillbirths, say ministers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Coroners in England and Wales may be given new powers to investigate stillbirths, so that each baby death is independently assessed.The government is consulting on the move to help bereaved parents gain answers on what went wrong and why and to help prevent more baby deaths. Nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK. That's one in every 225 births, although rates have been
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‘I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies’

[ad_1] Image copyright Cecilia Leslie / Instagram Think washable nappies, and most of us will envisage a burdensome, time-consuming - not to mention smelly - commitment reserved only for the most dedicated eco-warrior. But for many a convert, cloth nappies are a hobby, a passion, and even an obsession."Cloth bumming", as it's called in inside circles, is no longer just about the environment or saving money but also about fashion
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What do voters make of Brexit now?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Almost three years ago the UK voted in favour of leaving the EU.Yet the original departure date of 29 March has been delayed and the government is searching for a way forward.But what do the majority of the UK's voters now think about Brexit?How well have talks been handled?Theresa May argues that her deal is the best way of fulfilling the instruction to leave given
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Cash fears as third of Scottish banks lost

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Banks across Scotland, including in Beauly, Stonehaven and Dalbeattie have closed A third of banks in Scotland have closed since 2010, new analysis has found - raising fresh concerns about people's access to cash. Consumer group Which? found 610 banks and building societies closed between 2010 and 2018, with the total number dropping from 1,625 to 1,015. The watchdog said "urgent regulatory action" was
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England to report racist abuse of Danny Rose in England win in Montenegro

[ad_1] Raheem Sterling has scored four goals for England in his past two matchesRaheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi condemned the "unacceptable" racist abuse of England players during their 5-1 win in Montenegro.Racist chanting was directed at a number of England players, including Danny Rose, during the Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica.Manager Gareth Southgate said the incidents will be reported to Uefa."It is unacceptable," Southgate told BBC 5 Live. "I definitely
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Montenegro 1-5 England: Ross Barkley shines in Euro 2020 qualifying win

[ad_1] Ross Barkley scored as many goals in Montenegro as he had in his previous 26 games for EnglandEngland survived an early scare to mount an impressive comeback and outclass Montenegro in Podgorica, making it maximum points - and 10 goals - from their first two Euro 2020 qualifiers.Manager Gareth Southgate gave first starts to youngsters Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi but England were stunned after only 17 minutes when