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South Wales Police to double Taser-trained officers

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The use of a Taser is often misunderstood, says South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael A police force is set to double the number of officers it has trained to use Tasers in response to drug gangs increasingly carrying weapons.South Wales Police said it would train an additional 281 officers over the next 12 months, taking the proportion of trained officers up
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Warning of ‘darkest hour’ ahead over Brexit

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Warning of 'darkest hour' ahead over Brexit By BBC News Staff Image caption Brexit continues to feature on the front pages, with the Financial Times reporting that Philip Hammond has backed an IMF warning about leaving the EU without a deal. It says the chancellor's support of the warning - that Britain faces "substantial" costs if there is no deal - risks a rift in Number 10.
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Rail delays are the ‘worst for 12 years’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Commuters delayed at Waterloo station Severe weather and new timetable disruption have led to the worst punctuality on Britain's railways for 12 years, new figures show.Fourteen percent of trains missed the industry measure of punctuality in the 12 months to August, according to the railways watchdog.It is the highest level of delays since 2006, when 14.2% of trains were late.The body representing the rail
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Ambulances to stop for additional emergency patients

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The East of England Ambulance Service still 'requires improvement' A policy of asking ambulances to go to a second emergency on the way to hospital could leave patients stuck "for hours on end", a paramedic said. East of England Ambulance Service said its scheme, as first reported in The Guardian, was "absolutely right". A spokesman said paramedics would only be diverted to a second
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St Gilbert’s abuse: Pupil ‘abused more than 200 times’

[ad_1] Image caption David Burns, of Kings Grove, Cambridge, faces 21 counts A pupil at an approved school for boys was sexually abused by its head teacher hundreds of times, a jury heard.The claimant, now in his 60s, said David Burns began abusing him as punishment for repeatedly "absconding" from St Gilbert's in Worcestershire.He told Birmingham Crown Court Mr Burns, who he knew as Brother Wilfred, warned him "don't tell
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Westminster inquest: No armed police in hour before attack

[ad_1] Image caption PC Keith Palmer was pronounced dead at 15:15 on the day of the attack There were no armed officers at the entrance to parliament for almost an hour before PC Keith Palmer was stabbed, an inquest has heard. PC Palmer was killed by Khalid Masood in New Palace Yard, in last year's Westminster terror attack on 22 March.One firearms officer was at another entrance due to Prime
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Scallop row: UK and French fishermen strike a deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption French and UK boats collided in the channel when the row broke out in August British and French fishermen have reached a deal to end the scrap over scallops in the English Channel. The agreement, starting on Tuesday, will see larger British boats withdrawing from a disputed area near the Normandy coast for six weeks.In August, boats collided and fishermen threw stones at each