Abbie Mckenna

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"Stan", the undercover policeman who singlehandedly took more than 30 dealers off the streets of Boscombe

A SINGLE policeman working undercover on the streets of Boscombe has brought more than 30 drug dealers to justice.<p>The officer – known to the area’s …

Crime

Antisemitism fears grow in UK’s Jewish communities after Paris shootings

The tidy suburbia of Borehamwood doesn’t feel like the frontline in the fight against the murderous antisemitism that saw four shoppers killed in a Paris kosher supermarket this month. But here in south Hertfordshire, the fastest-growing Jewish community outside London, residents are nevertheless …

Israel

Suspected ringleader of Belgian terror cell sought

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several terror attacks. Deadly counterterrorism raids. And a wave of suspected jihadist arrests from France to Greece to Belgium.<p>European Union officials are scrambling to stop the spread of terrorism and threats, with foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels, Belgium, to tackle the …

Terrorism

Human Rights Watch says China draft terrorism law a 'licence to commit abuses'

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. advocacy group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged China to revise draft legislation aimed at combating terrorism, saying it was little more than “a licence to commit human rights abuses”.<p>A paramilitary policeman (C) and pedestrians are reflected on water in front of the …

Human Rights

Vietnam Court Sentences 8 People To Death For Smuggling Nearly 400 Pounds Of Heroin

A court in the Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh sentenced eight people to death for smuggling heroin across the country’s northern mountainous …

Terror suspects and criminals to be stripped of human rights

The draft bill, to replace the Human Rights Act, would allow British judges to ignore the European Court of Human Rights<p>Terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants will be prevented from hiding behind human rights to avoid deportation under plans being drawn up by the Conservatives for the …

Police fail to record 800,000 crimes a year, including one in four sex offences

The police are failing to record more than 800,000 offences, including a quarter of all sexual crimes, reported to them by the public each year, according to a damning official inquiry.<p>Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary says it is an indefensible failure by the police to properly record the …

It's not 'anti sex' to want to expose pornography's complicit role in child abuse and trafficking

The growing number of internet users stumbling upon images of child sex abuse indicate that child sex abuse is not so far removed from the glamorised world of adult pornography. In fact, I would argue, it is part of its continuum.<p>In decades gone by, particular sexist attitudes were contained by …

Teenager's mysterious death evokes painful imagery in North Carolina: 'It's in the DNA of America'

Police say they have no evidence of foul play in the hanging death of black teenager Lennon Lacy. But in a case with disturbing racial overtones, his family are left with haunting questions<p>Friday 29 August was a big day for Lennon Lacy. His high school football team, the West Bladen Knights, were …

My faith has been hijacked by extremists. After Alan Henning’s murder, we must reclaim it

How to respond to the inhumane, senseless and unjust murder of Alan Henning? Hoping against hope, I desperately wished that Alan would be reunited with his family. But at the brutal hands of Islamic State (Isis), his murder was sadly inevitable. There was no mercy. There was no compassion. Yet the …

Below the poverty line: slum Britain in the 1960s – in pictures

Photographer Nick Hedges travelled from Birmingham slums to Glasgow tenements in the 1960s and 70s to document poverty-stricken Britain. He found families who slept with the lights blazing to keep the rats away, children sleeping on wet floors and mothers cooking over an open fire

Chris Grayling insists prisons are 'not in crisis'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1102000/1102028_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524751374_2c0d55f897cb260b32ef99fe22092b9f<p><b>Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.</b><p>But he …

Crime

Gender pay gap: women bosses earn 35% less than male colleagues

Female bosses are still earning only three-quarters as much as their male colleagues, meaning they would have to work until they were nearly 80 to catch up with men's lifetime earnings, according to new figures.<p>More than 40 years after the Equal Pay Act outlawed less favourable pay and conditions …

The British tradition that Thatcher could not destroy

“Traditions” is a word with rather conservative connotations, often used to justify injustices on the grounds that they have persisted for centuries. But Britain has other traditions that are often maligned or ignored: of rebelling against the status quo, rather than justifying it. Although many of …

Whose fault is poverty? The election blame game is on

The problem of “problem families” is much larger than we could ever imagine. Louise Casey, head of the government’s Troubled Families programme, delivered this stark conclusion at the end of her three-year operation. There are not 120,000 families, as we previously thought, there are 500,000. So …

Iain Duncan Smith’s delusional world of welfare reform

Politicians may deal in terminological inexactitudes, but I can’t think of many black-is-white, war-is-peace practitioners as downright deceptive as Iain Duncan Smith. Originally, the question was whether to put it down to simple stupidity, as he didn’t understand that the numbers he promised were …

The Scent of True Love

Pheromone parties say daters can find their match from the smell of a t-shirt, but the science is a little more complicated.<p>The 2006 film <i>Perfume: The Story of a Murderer</i> is a story of, well, murder. But it’s also a story about love.<p>The movie follows Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an 18th-century French …

El Salvador Priest Slapped With More Charges for Assisting Gang Members

Authorities in El Salvador have handed down new charges for a Spanish priest charged with participating in gang activity and giving aid to gang …

Prisoners charge other offenders 'rent' in Glen Parva jail, report finds

Prison reform campaigners say findings of Chief Inspector of Prisons 'like an extract from Lord of the Flies'<p>Prisoners at a young offenders’ institution have been bullying other inmates by charging unofficial “rent” for their cells, the prisons watchdog has disclosed.<p>A report on Glen Parva prison …

Sajid Javid: we need more ethnic minorities in the Conservative Party

Sajid Javid says he has a 'great deal of respect' for Baroness Warsi and says he wants to see more ethnic minorities voting for the Conservatives<p>Britain's first Asian cabinet minister has said he "regrets" Baroness Warsi's resignation over Gaza and said that the Conservatives needs to do more to …

Coalition has turned its back on scale of domestic violence, says Yvette Cooper

The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, has accused the government of turning its back on the scale of domestic violence in the UK, saying there would be a national outcry if two people a week – the number of women killed by their partners or ex-partners – were murdered at football matches.<p>The …

Judge 'falls asleep' during child rape case

<b>A judge is being investigated after he was accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court, forcing it to be abandoned.</b><p>Barristers complained Recorder Philip Cattan fell asleep as an alleged victim was cross-examined. The trial will now be re-listed as the jury was …

Crime

New York man dies after chokehold by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a chokehold and pull him …

UK's first Girl Summit aims to end FGM and forced marriage

Tomorrow is Girl Summit 2014: the UK's first conference dedicated to tackling female genital mutilation and forced marriage, co-hosted by the Government and UNICEF. Radhika Sanghani looks at what to expect<p>David Cameron is hosting Britain’s first Girl Summit tomorrow - in a bid to end female genital …

UK should make Eid and Diwali public holidays, MP argues

<b>The UK should show that it "embraces" the Muslim and Hindu faiths by making Eid and Diwali public holidays, Conservative MP Bob Blackman has said.</b><p>Mr Blackman is championing an e-petition demanding the change in Parliament, after it was signed by more than 120,000 people.<p>Muslims and Hindus should …

Religion

Tulisa’s Coke Trial Shows the Stupidity of Britain's Drug Laws

In the eyes of the law, a pill in your pocket is as bad as racially aggravated assault.<p><i>(Illustration by Sam Taylor)</i><p>Poor old Tulisa. First she gets caught with a cock in her mouth – where it remains, forever, to the eternal delight of the internet – and now she's found herself in the midst of a …

The Church of England doesn't want you to worry about the devil

The idea of the devil has a long history in Christian theology and scripture. But in a bid to broaden its message, the Church of England has decided to nix any mention of the evil one from its religious services.<p>Parents who have their children baptized in the Christian tradition are asked during …

Honour killings: BBC meets woman who survived murder attempt

The murder of a young pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family earlier this year, pushed the issue of "honour killings" into the spotlight.<p>She was beaten to death for marrying without their consent - just one of 900 such killings last year.<p>Human rights groups say convictions are rare and stories of …

Human Rights

Tehran University Cleric Claims Jews are 'Sorcerers' who Use Supernatural Powers

The West and Iran may be attempting to put aside their mutual mistrust to deal with Isis - now known as Islamic State - in neighbouring Iraq, but …

Christian Worship Should Be Axed From School Assemblies... Says Church Of England

Schools should no longer be legally required to get children to take part in Christian worship during assemblies because of the sharp decline in …