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County Lines: Drug gangs destroying lives and communities

[ad_1] Drug gangs from large urban areas are using violence and intimidation to operate a practice called County Lines in smaller towns and rural areas.The gangs establish a phone number that they can use to advertise and sell drugs, primarily heroin and crack cocaine. Dorset Police has established a task-force to tackle the issue and BBC South has been following their operations, along with meeting some of the people whose
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Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?

[ad_1] Image copyright Diana Johnston Image caption Rachel Johnston collapsed after being discharged from hospital A disabled woman died after having all her teeth removed by a dentist at an NHS trust criticised for its "drastic" full extractions from other vulnerable patients.Rachel Johnston underwent the operation after it was deemed necessary because of severe tooth decay. But she collapsed hours after being discharged and spent days on a life-support machine
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Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

[ad_1] Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is "at risk", if MPs' concerns cannot be addressed.The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal this week in anticipation of a heavy defeat, said she still believed it "can be passed".But she urged them to work with her to "change the perception" of the controversial "backstop" plan.Mrs May
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Letter to Santa found after 120 years on display in Canterbury

[ad_1] Image caption The letter was found inside a book donated to a charity shop A letter to Santa written by a Victorian schoolgirl has been discovered 120 years on.In it five-year-old Marjorie from Eastbourne asks for toy ducks and chickens, a canvas stocking and a piece of ribbon and a ball for her cat, Kittykins.The letter, dated 2 December 1898, was found hidden inside a book donated to a
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Chelsea condemn anti-Semitic chants in MOL Vidi game

[ad_1] Chelsea launched a campaign in January to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in footballChelsea say fans who sang an anti-Semitic chant in the Europa League game with MOL Vidi have "shamed the club".A vocal minority chanted offensive songs about Tottenham fans early in Thursday's 2-2 draw in Hungary.That came days after four fans were suspended for allegedly racially abusing Raheem Sterling. "Anti-Semitism and any kind of racial or
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols denies sex abuse ‘cover-up’

[ad_1] Image caption Cardinal Vincent Nichols denied a cover up over sex abuse allegations involving a priest The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales was accused of covering up child sex abuse allegations against a priest, an inquiry heard.Cardinal Vincent Nichols - Birmingham's archbishop between 2000 and 2009 - was asked if he suppressed a note about an incident in 1968, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
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Sheffield tree felling compromise agreement

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption There has been a long-running row in Sheffield over Thousands of trees that have been cut down since 2012 A compromise has been reached between campaigners and a council in a long-running row over the felling of trees.Work has been on hold since March following clashes between workers and campaigners during protests about the future Sheffield's street trees.Now no healthy tree will be felled
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Samuel Dodsworth: Derby rapist and kidnapper jailed for 24 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Derbyshire Police Image caption Judge Shaun Smith QC said Samuel Dodsworth had ruined his victim's life A man who snatched a woman off the street and then raped her five times has been jailed for 24 years.Samuel Dodsworth's victim was on the way to work when he threatened her with a sharp can opener and forced her back to his flat.Dodsworth, 36, of Grange Street, Derby, previously
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New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

[ad_1] An appeal by The New York Times asking readers to share experiences of petty crime in London backfired - when it was hijacked by sarcastic Brits.The esteemed US organ had said it wanted to hear about the Metropolitan Police response to "minor property crimes" such as burglary.Instead, it was deluged with thousands of comedy replies on Twitter, including complaints about accidental eye contact on the Tube and badly made
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Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint

[ad_1] Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies.But what is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl of rice produce more climate warming greenhouse gases than a plate of chips? Is wine more environmentally friendly than beer? To find out the climate impact of what you eat and drink, choose from one of the