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Strangers could be speaking to your child through smart toys, watchdog warns

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 13:05 Strangers could be communicating with children through smart toys by hacking Bluetooth connections, consumer group Which? has warned. It says an investigation found no password and little technical knowledge was needed to hijack loudspeakers built into the toys. Popular Christmas gifts including the I-Que Intelligent Robot, Furby Connect, Toy-fi Teddy and CloudPets cuddly toy ...

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Sexual abuse allegations raised by ex-pupils at St Paul’s Girls’ School

The sex abuse scandal that first hit Hollywood and Westminster has now swept the corridors of Britain’s illustrious educational institutions. Former pupils at one of the UK’s top girls’ schools have said they were sexually abused while studying there. Two ex-pupils of St Paul’s Girls’ School in West London have revealed details of their abuse, which allegedly took place between ...

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‘Groped by Number 10’: Cameron aide accused of touching TV writer’s breast at Downing St

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:14 Fresh allegations of sexual harassment at Westminster have emerged, with one of David Cameron’s officials accused of groping well-known writer Daisy Goodwin. She says she immediately called out the official, saying: “Are you actually touching my breast?” Goodwin, who wrote the hit TV show ‘Victoria’, alleged that the incident occurred after the man “summoned” ...

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Blair’s ex-chief of staff says UK is careering toward obscurity… through its own ineptitude

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:20 The New York Times said last week Britain is falling into irrelevance. Now, a former chief of staff to Labour PM Tony Blair, Jonathan Powell, has given his own damning prognosis – Britain is in the throes of an identity crisis. The New York Times’ outgoing London bureau chief, Steven Erlanger, penned a grim ...

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Teen killer boasted on Facebook about plans to murder schoolteacher

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 09:03 A schoolboy who murdered his teacher boasted that he would kill her “for £10” on Facebook, an inquest into her death has heard. Will Cornick, now 19, is serving a minimum 20-year sentence for stabbing Ann Maguire during a Spanish lesson. Most of Cornick’s classmates at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds did not ...

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UK PM May calls Russia ‘chief threat’ amid abysmal domestic ratings

Facing mounting pressure at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia, accusing it of the tried and trusted sins of endangering global security, election meddling, hacking attacks and spreading fake news, in what seems a desperate lunge for support. Russia has emerged as the top threat to European democracy and security, May claimed as she delivered her ...

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‘Croydon cat killer’ now believed to be targeting pet rabbits

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 21:19 The notorious Croydon cat killer is believed to have turned his sights to rabbits after two mutilated pet bunnies were found by their owners. Animal charity Snarl said the bunny incidents were being linked to its probe into hundreds of cat deaths. Gray rabbit Elmo was found in his owner’s garden in Longfield Road, ...

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Footage shows moment acid is hurled across London nightclub (VIDEO)

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 21:20 Police have released shocking videos of the moment a reality TV star’s boyfriend hurled acid across a crowded nightclub dancefloor while wearing a ‘Candy Killer’ t-shirt. Arthur Collins, 25, was found guilty of the attack Monday and told he faces a “substantial” jail term. Collins, the now ex-boyfriend of ‘The Only Way is Essex’ ...

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Major Tory U-turn: Parliament will get binding vote on final Brexit deal after all

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:17 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:31 Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit secretary David Davis has told MPs. The terms of the UK’s exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation. That means MPs ...

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Tory Brexiteer warns rich to get money out of UK, invest elsewhere in hypocritical op-ed

A senior Tory politician has urged the wealthy to pull their money out of the UK and invest elsewhere, with the Labour Party quick to brand him a hypocrite. Conservative MP John Redwood, who has a second £180,000 per year job as Chief Global Strategist for investment management firm Charles Stanley, encouraged investors to move their money out of the ...

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