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Fox killing inquiry: ‘Smear campaign’ against PC stalled investigation

[ad_1] Image caption The video filmed covertly by anti-hunt activities allegedly shows a terrierman carrying a fox cub into a shed housing hunting hounds A police inquiry into the alleged killing of fox cubs by hunting hounds stalled for nearly two years while the officer in charge was himself investigated, the BBC can reveal.West Mercia PC Richard Barradale-Smith has now been cleared of the allegations against him - including that
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Cancer delays ‘leave patients at risk’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim is for patients to get all the checks they need under one roof The lives of cancer patients are being put at risk, experts say, as the NHS struggles to see people quickly enough.Patients are meant to start cancer treatment within 62 days of it being suspected, but nowhere in the UK has achieved this for more than two years.It means
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Men arrested over AR-15 ‘deadly weapon haul’

[ad_1] Image copyright NCA Image caption The AR-15 assault rifle (bottom) was used in used in recent mass shootings in the United States Two men have been arrested over an attempt to import a "deadly haul of firearms" similar to those used in mass shootings in the United States.The weapons, including two AR-15 assault rifles and four handguns, were found by Border Force officers at Dover in April, hidden in
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Leeds shooting: Man shot as car stops at traffic lights

[ad_1] Image caption The man's injury was minor but he has been arrested said police Three balaclava-clad men armed with a gun and machetes or bats shot a man as he sat in a car at traffic lights in Leeds city centre.The 23-year-old man was in a BMW in Burmantofts Street at 18:30 BST on Wednesday when the shooting happened.He was treated for a minor shoulder injury at nearby St
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BT announces plans to cut 13,000 jobs

[ad_1] Image copyright BT Telecoms giant BT is to cut 13,000 jobs over three years as it seeks to slim down its management and back-office roles.BT said that the job cuts and other measures would help it achieve a cost reduction of £1.5bn.It added that it would be hiring about 6,000 employees "to support network deployment and customer service".BT also intends to move its headquarters out of central London to
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Five to be charged with animal cruelty offences over fox cubs

[ad_1] Image caption Secret footage was taken of the South Herefordshire Hunt's kennels Five people are to be charged with animal cruelty offences after the BBC broadcast pictures appearing to show fox cubs being taken into a kennel of hunting hounds.The police investigation began after anti-hunting activists installed hidden cameras at the South Herefordshire Hunt kennels in 2016.The video appears to show a man then dumping a dead fox cub
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Gun crime: How do weapons appear on England’s streets?

[ad_1] Over the bank holiday weekend, a spate of shootings across England hit the headlines. They add to a picture of rising gun crime, after more than a decade of big decreases. Although gun-related offences have risen for the past four years, there were still less than half as many gun crimes in England and Wales last year as there were in the early 2000s. Where do the guns come
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Brexit: Warning of rising food bills and disruption to supplies

[ad_1] Image caption The UK imports roughly half its food - nearly a third of which originates from the EU Food bills could rise sharply if there is no free trade deal with the European Union after Brexit, peers have warned.The Lords EU Environment Committee said it was "inconceivable" there would be no impact on EU produce, which makes up 30% of the UK's food imports. While better-off customers could