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Police must tackle hate crime problems, says watchdog

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Police in England and Wales must tackle "significant problems" in handling hate crime ahead of a possible rise in such offences after Brexit, a watchdog says. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary found inadequate responses in 89 of 180 cases it reviewed. The watchdog said it took an average of five days for police to visit 73 victims, while 65 were not seen at all.It said hate
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Lidl bottom of recyclable packaging survey, says Which?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Up to a third of plastic packaging used in supermarkets is either difficult to recycle or not recyclable at all, a consumer group has said. Consumer group Which? said that of 27 own-brand items at 10 big supermarkets, Lidl had the lowest proportion of easily recyclable packaging.However Lidl said the survey did not represent the shop's product range. Which? found 29% of packaging is likely
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London Bridge terror attack heroes on Civilian Gallantry List

[ad_1] Image caption Eight people were killed in the London Bridge terror attack Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery.Three police officers and five members of the public who confronted the attackers or aided others are included on this year's Civilian Gallantry list.Twenty people in total have been approved by the Queen for awards to recognise their "outstanding bravery".These include
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Poverty link to early death ‘scandalous’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government says it is taking action to help people live longer and healthier lives People living in the poorest parts of the UK are more likely to die prematurely, BBC analysis shows.The mortality rate from avoidable causes is more than three times higher in some of the most deprived parts of the country than the most affluent.Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham
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Heatwave: Is there more crime in hot weather?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Police forces are reporting record numbers of 999 calls, which some are linking to the recent weeks of hot weather.West Midlands police force said: "A combination of the World Cup, summer heatwave and excess alcohol are being blamed for the surge." While North Yorkshire told BBC Look North that the heat may be a factor, with pressure peaking during hot weekends when people were "outside,
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Five charts describe the UK’s sensible youth

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Rebellions of young people have been recorded for decades, bucking trends and breaking the rules before entering the world of being a boring grown up.But a new generation is coming through and truly shocking society.How? By becoming more sensible. For example, a survey conducted by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service showed teenagers are becoming less likely to have sex, preferring to spend time with their
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What to take to a festival: Friends, drink… and a giant bar chart

[ad_1] Image copyright Dan Hess Some would say it's the magic of a festival - stumbling upon a random stage and accidentally discovering your new favourite band.You could call it following your festival instinct.But what if you ditched all that and did the complete opposite?What if you took arguably the most nerdy thing in the world - statistics - and used it to try to have the best festival experience
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Home alone: ‘It made me feel that I was unloved’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "Anything could have happened in that house," says mother-of-two Miranda, as she reflects on being left home alone regularly with her sister as a child."It affected my sister more than me, because she was a couple of years older, and she took it as her responsibility to look after me."The charity NSPCC says last August 849 children were referred to the police or social services