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Stop saying 'junkie' and 'crackhead' to end drug stigma, say world leaders

Global Commission on Drug Policy report urges attitude change on drug users.<p>Kofi Annan, Nick Clegg and Richard Branson say "vicious cycle" of stigma …

UK rejects 70% of asylum claims from gay people facing persecution

Of the 3,535 asylum claims involving sexual orientation, only 814 were granted.<p>Asylum seekers from countries such as Uganda, Nigeria and Iran refused …

Vince Cable misses out on Bad Sex in Fiction award despite will of the people

Lib Dem leader's Open Arms fails to make 2017 shortlist of books "outstandingly bad" descriptions of sex.<p>Literally Review says nominations rejected …

Old Trafford cancels 'lizard people' conspiracy theorist David Icke talk over anti-Semitism claims

Icke was due to appear at Manchester United's stadium to promote his new book.<p>Conspiracy theorist has also promoted "uncomfortable truth" about …

Schools in Theresa May's constituency can't afford pens because of Tory funding cuts

Robert Piggott Cof E school in Berkshire writes letter to parents asking for £1 donations.<p>Money will be used to purchase items such as glue, pens, …

'Breaking Bad' pensioner sold so many weapons and bullets to gangs he drove up gun crime

Paul Edmunds sold homemade bullets for antique guns he illegally imported from the US.<p>His ammunition linked to more than 100 shootings across …

Just 1 in 20 people identified as being vulnerable to terrorist influence receive support

7,631 people were referred to anti-extremism Prevent programme in 2015-16.<p>Only 381 went on to receive specialist support to prevent extremism.<p>Largest …

Former counter-terrorism boss suspended after 'sensitive documents' stolen from his car

Marcus Beale to appear in court accused of offence under the Official Secrets Act.<p>WMP's Assistant Chief Constable accused of failure to safeguard …

Birmingham man dies from injuries after firework arson attack on his home

Murder investigation launched after Anthony Nicholls dies following five days in coma.<p>Police believe fire at home started deliberately using large …

Victory for Corbyn as government announces Universal Credit helpline will be free

Hotline used by benefit claimants will be free following outcry.<p>Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to scrap paid-for number during PMQs<p>The government …

Violent pimp who prostituted underage girls suing newspapers for 'ruining his good reputation'

Reza Moazami claims newspaper coverage of human trafficking trial besmirched his name.<p>Hoping for $250,000 in damages from Vancouver Sun and National …

Las Vegas massacre: Who are the victims in the worst mass shooting in US history?

Names and photos of those identified so far following shooting at outdoor country music concert.<p>The names of the victims killed in the worst mass …

Theresa May praises UK's 'long-standing friend' Saudi Arabia over women's driving ban lift

PM backs 'important step' from Gulf nation following Royal decree ending controversial ban.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May has praised the UK's …

Stanislav Petrov: Soviet officer who saved world from 1983 nuclear armageddon dies

"Man who saved the world" by stopping the Soviets from launching a nuclear strike on the US dies aged 77.<p>Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer …

British police filmed telling black man 'you'd be the first person I'd shoot if I had a gun'

Investigation launched after West Midlands Police incident filmed in Coventry appears on social media.<p>An investigation has been launched after a …

Unions reject government's 'pathetic' pay rise offer to police and prison officers

Unions threaten strike action over government's seven-year freeze on public sector pay.<p>Unions have rejected the UK government's plans to offer prison …

102-year-old paedophile becomes oldest person to be sentenced for crime in UK history

Douglas Hammersley gets suspended sentence for assaulting girl four decades ago.<p>A 102-year-old man who pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a …

McDonald's UK staff stage first-ever strike demanding £10 an hour pay

Staff at two branches stage 24-hour walkout demanding an end to zero-hour contracts.<p>Workers at fast food chain McDonald's are staging their …

Grenfell Tower inquiry accused of 'whitewash' for ignoring social housing policy

Inquiry into tower block fire will not look into wider social issues as it will raise "political" questions.<p>The Grenfell Tower inquiry will examine …

Neo-Nazis plan London meeting to discuss Princess Diana conspiracy theories

Holocaust deniers said to be attending meeting in Holborn to discuss theories on how Lady Di died<p>A protest has been planned against a group of …

Police investigated over 'domestic incident' that led to 26-hour Oldham hostage crisis

IPCC reviewing how Manchester Police dealt incident at house, which later became scene of armed siege<p>Greater Manchester Police is being investigated …

Man who threatened to blow up Islamic bookshop and 'kill Muslims' avoids jail

David Moffatt told police 'I'm not anti-Muslim, I'm Catholic' following arrest.<p>A man who threatened to blow up an Islamic bookshop and "kill the …

Racists attack Young Fathers over artwork about dead, privileged white people in galleries

Video says "random white dudes" come from a "long line of inbred spawn, soon to die out themselves".<p>Artwork produced by Mercury Prize winning band …

Christians guilty of 'crime against God' nuclear weapons protest have convictions quashed

Put Down the Sword campaigners successfully appeal against wilful obstruction of highway conviction.<p>A group of Christians who blocked the entrance to …

End of 18-30 holidays? Greek island bans rowdy Brits from boozy package holidays

Hotels in Crete's Malia no longer taking group package holidays because area "isn't about sex, drugs and 'everything goes'".<p>Young, boozed-up Brits …

Piers Morgan 'reveals' he earns more than top 10 highest-paid BBC stars combined

ITV presenter claims to earn £22m a year in salary, dwarfing Beeb's biggest earner Chris Evans.<p>ITV's Piers Morgan has claimed he earns more than £22m …

Activist goes on hunger strike until Labour allowed to stand in Northern Ireland

LPNI member Matt Beeching will not each solid food until demands of lifting election ban are met<p>A Labour activist has announced he is going on hunger …

Young people can get cocaine delivered to their house quicker than pizza

Poll shows 20% of Brits aged 16-24 can get illegal drugs sent to their home in less than 45 minutes<p>One in five young people in the UK claim they can …

450 peopled died waiting for organ donations last year

NHS Blood and Transplant reveal latest donation figures as government considers opt-out donation system.<p>A total of 457 people on the NHS organ …

UK government allowed to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia following court ruling

Campaigners argue that £3bn weapons deal was being used by Gulf state to kill civilians in Yemen.<p>A High Court has ruled the UK government has not …