• UK revenge porn victims could get better protection in sexual abuse laws overhaul

    UK revenge porn victims could get better protection in sexual abuse laws overhaul

    • June 26, 2019

    By Ryan Hooper, Press Association Chief Reporter Victims of revenge porn could be granted better protection as part of a possible overhaul of image-based sexual abuse laws, the Government has announced. Moves to bring revenge porn – the sharing of non-consensual explicit images without the subject’s permission – in line with other sexual offences has

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  • UK population hits 66.4m, with growth rate stalling

    UK population hits 66.4m, with growth rate stalling

    • June 26, 2019

    By Flora Thompson and Ian Jones, Press Association The population of the UK has risen to 66.4 million but the growth rate has stalled, official estimates show. The latest calculations reveal there was an estimated 66,436,000 people living in the country at the end of June last year, according to data from the Office for

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  • Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper dies

    Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper dies

    • June 26, 2019

    By David Young, Press Association Ivan Cooper, one of the founders of Northern Ireland’s civil rights movement, has died. Mr Cooper, 75, died in hospital on Wednesday morning after a long period of ill health. The former Stormont MP, who helped found the SDLP, led the fateful civil rights march in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday

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  • Scottish scientists discover when Antarctic current first began

    Scottish scientists discover when Antarctic current first began

    • June 26, 2019

    By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland Scientists have discovered when the “juggernaut” current that keeps Antarctica cool first began and warned any changes to it may contribute to global warming. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) moves 130-180 million cubic metres of water around the Southern Ocean every second, more than 100 times the flow of

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  • Eight plastic items marked for elimination from shelves by end of 2020

    Eight plastic items marked for elimination from shelves by end of 2020

    • June 25, 2019

    By Josie Clarke, Press Association Consumer Affairs Correspondent Disposable plastic cutlery, polystyrene packaging and plastic cotton buds and stirrers are among eight items that should be eliminated by the end of 2020, according to a report. The list, also including “oxo-degradables” which break down to create microplastics, plastic straws, disposable plastic plates and bowls and

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  • Theresa May’s successors have ‘no grip on reality’ over Brexit, warns Corbyn

    Theresa May’s successors have ‘no grip on reality’ over Brexit, warns Corbyn

    • June 24, 2019

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have “no grip on reality”, according to Jeremy Corbyn as he rubbished their plans for Brexit. The Labour leader tore in to the two MPs hoping to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader, while also warning they have no mandate to “force a disastrous hard-right Brexit” on the country.

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