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Woman killed in dog attack was ‘sensitive and loved animals’, says friend in first tribute

The friend of a dog walker who died from multiple dog bites to the neck at a Surrey beauty spot has paid tribute to her last night as a “stoic young girl” who was “living a straight forward life”. Natasha Johnston, 28, died from “multiple penetrating dog bites to the neck” and a wound to …

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Violent trans criminals are women, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon and her justice secretary have insisted on the violent transgender criminals at the center of the Scottish prisons scandal are women – despite banning them from female jails. The First Minister said “trans women are women” but they had “no automatic right” to serve their sentences in female prisons. Although she wants to …

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Nicola Sturgeon about-turns over transgender prisoners

He said the SPS review was “nearing completion” and a separate “urgent lessons review” would be carried out in relation to the Bryson case, “with any learning to be applied immediately.” Mr Brown emphasized that SPS policies “have in no way been changed or impacted” by Ms Sturgeon’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which would allow …

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Cleaners could respond to 999 calls if firefighters go on strike

Cleaners and HR staff could be deployed to respond to 999 calls during a firefighters’ strike, The Telegraph has learned. With the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) set to close its ballot on Monday, union leaders are understood to be confident they will reach the threshold required for industrial action. This means that firefighters would be …

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Flybe collapses as airline cancels all flights

The regional airline Flybe has ceased trading and all scheduled flights have been cancelled, authorities said today. The UK Civil Aviation Authority made the announcement the company had gone into administration and urged those with booked Flybe flights not to travel to airports. Around 2,500 passengers were due to fly today, according to the administrators. …

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Counter-terror police arrest man over bomb scare at St James’s hospital in Leeds

The location of the incident will cause concern, coming just over a year after a terrorist attack at a maternity hospital in Liverpool in which a suspected jihadist blew himself up in a taxi outside the building. Emad al-Swealmeen, 32, who came to the UK from Iraq as an asylum seeker, died when the device …

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