Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Image caption Brian Thompson had previously said he wanted to know whether he was doing anything illegal A trader who sold TV boxes which allowed viewers to watch subscription films and football for free has been given a suspended jail term. Brian Thompson had denied breaking the law by selling the Kodi boxes, setting up […]

Home Office U-turn over stroke survivor’s wife’s visa

Home Office U-turn over stroke survivor’s wife’s visa

Image caption Leah Waterman cares for her husband Simon who can barely speak and needs 24-hour help The wife of a stroke survivor who was told she must leave the UK to apply for a visa has now had it approved. Leah Waterman, who is from the Philippines, had faced being split from her husband […]

Tenants ‘unfairly miss out on credit’

Tenants ‘unfairly miss out on credit’

Tenants’ regular rent payments should be recorded on their credit score and used as proof to lenders that mortgage demands can be met, MPs are to be told. At present, mortgage applicants are unable to rely on rent payment history as proof that they would be safe to lend to when buying a home. A […]

Ex-Birmingham Dogs Home couple charged with £450k fraud

Ex-Birmingham Dogs Home couple charged with £450k fraud

Image caption Simon Price was the chief executive of the Birmingham Dogs Home in Solihull The former boss of a dog charity and his wife have been charged with fraud after £450,000 of donations went missing. Simon Price was chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home in Solihull and his wife Alayna was commercial manager, before […]

Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein at the BFI London Film Festival in 2010 Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his British Film Institute fellowship, which he received in 2002. The BFI awards the title to individuals to recognise their contribution to film and television culture. It comes after a number of sexual […]

Southern drivers to be balloted to end dispute

Southern drivers to be balloted to end dispute

Image copyright PA Image caption Aslef and Southern have been locked in a dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains since April 2016 Southern rail drivers are to be balloted on a proposed deal to end their long-running dispute, Aslef has said. The proposed agreement also includes a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%. The train drivers’ […]

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under Scottish law, parents can claim a defence of “justifiable assault” when punishing their child Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had […]

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

The number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales has passed the five million mark for the first time in 10 years, rising by 13%, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said crimes in the 12 months to June were up from 4.6 million the previous year. It said crime categorised as “violent” […]

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

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