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‘Same roof’ criminal compensation scheme rule ended

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Some victims who lived with their attacker have not been able to get compensation from the government scheme The Ministry of Justice is scrapping rules which prevent some victims of crime from being compensated if they lived with their attacker. The “same roof rule” was changed in 1979, […]

‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

Image copyright NATRE Image caption Schools should teach a wider range of religious and non-religious views, says the report Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious […]

Teenagers charged with Nottingham murder of Esrom Ghide

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Esrom Ghide, known as Hanny, was found in Hawksley Road with stab wounds to his chest Five teenagers, including three 14-year-old boys, have been charged with murdering a man in Nottingham. Esrom ‘Hanny’ Ghide, 20, was found stabbed in Hawksley Road, Hyson Green, on Wednesday. He died of his […]

John McDonnell condemns ‘call off the dogs’ comments

Media captionJohn McDonnell says Chukka Umunna should stop “throwing himself in front of TV cameras and inventing stories” Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has rejected suggestions that MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn are being driven out of the party. It follows claims by Labour MP Chuka Umunna that centre-left MPs are being run out the party, […]

‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

Image copyright NATRE Image caption Schools should teach a wider range of religious and non-religious views, says the report Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious […]

Last Night of the Proms: Saxophonist Jess Gillam steals the show

Media captionJess Gillam gives an expressive performance of Milhaud’s Scaramouche. She may only be 20 years old, but saxophonist Jess Gillam was the indisputable highlight of the Last Night of the Proms. Covered in glitter, the musician gave an airborne, sprightly performance of Milhaud’s Scaramouche that brought the Royal Albert Hall to its feet. It […]

John McDonnell condemns ‘call off the dogs’ comments

Media captionJohn McDonnell says Chukka Umunna should stop “throwing himself in front of TV cameras and inventing stories” Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has rejected suggestions that MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn are being driven out of the party. It follows claims by Labour MP Chuka Umunna that centre-left MPs are being run out the party, […]

Barnsley stabbing: Woman arrested after man attacked in town centre

Image caption An area in the town centre has been cordoned off by police A woman has been arrested after a man was stabbed in a town centre. Police received reports of someone in Barnsley town centre with a knife at about 08:20 BST. The man suffered minor injuries and a woman, 28, was arrested […]

Monkeypox diagnosed in UK for first time

Image copyright PA Image caption The patient has been receiving treatment at the Royal Free Hospital Monkeypox has been diagnosed in the UK for the first time, a public health body warns. The rare viral infection does not spread easily between humans and most people recover within a few weeks. Public Health England (PHE) said […]

Two boys held over teenager’s death

Image copyright Google Image caption The victim was fatally injured outside the Royal British Legion club in Halton An 18-year-old man has died following a “disturbance” outside a Royal British Legion club. Eddie O’Rourke, from The Clough, Runcorn, died in hospital after being found with a “serious injury” in Halton Village at about 20:30 BST […]