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‘Pop-up sex brothels’ are exploiting trafficked women in Peak District holiday homes, bishop says

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 17:57 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 17:57 Holiday homes in the idyllic Peak District are being turned into sex brothels, according to the Bishop of Derby. He claims the picturesque countryside has become a hotspot for “horrific” sexual abuse. The Right Reverend Dr Alastair Redfern has detailed how sex trafficking gangs are using the tourist ...

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Mall brawl: Weapons seized in Boxing Day gang riot highlight London’s knife problem (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 17:20 Disturbing pictures of huge knives confiscated from teenagers during a shopping center riot on Boxing Day have been released by police. Officers were called to a disturbance at Stratford Westfield in east London on Tuesday. Terrifying scenes broke out as teens clashed amid a crowd of shoppers. Two police officers were injured. Footage has ...

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5 times RT courted controversy in 2017 (VIDEO)

RT has somehow found itself the subject of a whole host of scandals this year. Aren’t we naughty? As 2017 comes to a close, here are some of the most memorable occasions we upset the political, media and tech establishment. [embedded content] 1) Anti-social networks  Facebook blocked RT from posting news, videos and pictures on its platform ahead of Donald ...

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US diplomats now owe London £11.9mn in unpaid congestion charge fees

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 14:08 US diplomats driving round London have racked up a gigantic bill in unpaid congestion charge fines, amounting to more than £300,000 in 2017 alone. There is no indication Donald Trump will settle the bill when he visits next year. According to the Independent, American diplomats were handed 2,633 penalties in the past year. Of ...

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British military will remain neutral in future conflicts… gender neutral

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:39 British soldiers have been ordered to use gender-neutral terms to make women and people from the LGBT community feel included. New guidelines ban troops from using terms such as ‘chap.’ The guidelines, found pinned to the walls of toilets at the defense academy at Shrivenham, call on personnel to stop using gendered terms amid ...

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Bringing jihad home? 300 British ISIS fighters ‘hiding out in Turkey’

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:58 British jihadists are on the run, having been driven out of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) strongholds in Syria. Up to 300 of them are hiding out in Turkey, according to a Syrian-Kurdish intelligence officer. Fighters were sent scrambling into the desert when the then IS-held cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in ...

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Obama uses Prince Harry interview to lament ‘work still undone’ after Clinton election defeat

Former US President Barack Obama has opened up about the day he handed over the Oval Office keys to Donald Trump, in an interview by Prince Harry for BBC Radio 4’s Today program. Although he didn’t actually name Trump, Obama used the interview to take aim at his successor’s Twitter etiquette. He also said social media is “corroding civil discourse.” ...

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Queen’s husband Prince Philip supported nuclear disarmament, letter shows

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 09:26 The Duke of Edinburgh described the Cold War arms race as “ridiculous” and favored nuclear disarmament, according to newly declassified letters penned by the Queen’s husband. Prince Philip recently retired from public life. Prince Philip wrote in 1981 to Labour politician Lord Brockway, explaining how he felt the nuclear arms race “has no military ...

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Alleged British ‘drug smuggler’ escapes death penalty in Egypt

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 15:11 A young British woman has escaped the death penalty, yet been sentenced to three years in jail for bringing 290 pills of Tramadol into Egypt. The painkiller is legal in the UK but a banned narcotic in the north African country. 33-year old Laura Plummer from Hull, England, was handed the three-year sentence for ...

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What files? Thousands of govt papers on Falklands & Troubles vanish from National Archives

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 15:19 A massive trove of government papers detailing some dark episodes of British history, including the Falklands War and the notorious Northern Irish Troubles, have vanished from the National Archives. Almost 1,000 files, each thought to contain dozens of British government papers, have disappeared from the National Archives in London after civil servants removed them ...

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