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Prisoners lose right to vote ruling

The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from two inmates over the right to vote under European Union rules. Peter Chester and George McGeoch, both convicted murderers, argued that EU law gave them a right to vote, even though this is...

Closure of Bournemouth taxi rank sparks controversy

Plans to close the taxi rank in Bournemouth town centre may compromise passenger safety, effect local businesses and put taxi drivers out of work. These are all responses from local citizens about the closure of the rank. The taxi rank,...

More than 500 respond to new McCann Evidence

Police investigating into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal say there has been an outstanding response to the appeal of the BBC’s Crimewatch programme last night. There were almost 1,000 calls and emails after the show aired. Officers are...

Tributes flood in for woman feared dead in Qatar

Tributes have been paid to a London primary school teacher who is feared dead after going missing in Doha, the Qatari capital. Ms Patterson, who was working at the Newton British School in Doha, disappeared on Saturday morning. Police in...

Savile investigation widens

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the inquiry into  Jimmy Savile’s supposed sexual abuse of patients at NHS Hospitals has been expanded to include other hospitals. The investigation currently focuses on Broadmoor, Stoke Mandeville and Leeds General Hospitals, as well...

Royal Mail shares in sharp jump

Royal Mail made it’s debut on the stock market today. They began at 330p and rose more than 38% to 456p. Some 10 million shares were traded in the first 30 seconds when the market opened. The 500 -year-old company...

Sex traffickers jailed

A man who assaulted, raped and held a woman prisoner after she had been kidnapped from Slovakia and trafficked to Lancashire has been jailed. To avoid his deportation from the UK to Pakistan, Azam Khan ‘bought’ the woman and married...