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Hull Man Posed As Father Figure To Rape Children In Kenya

A Hull man who befriended and helped vulnerable families in rural Kenya to gain access to their children has been convicted of 9 child abuse offences.The National Crime Agency began investigating Keith Morris, a 72-year-old locksmith, in February 2017 after another British national staying...

Darwin Initiative: £10 Million For International Conservation Projects

On International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May) the UK Government has announced the latest round of successful funding bids from the Darwin Initiative to deliver on flagship commitments set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan. Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, awarded a total package...

Flagship AI Lab Announced As Defence Secretary Hosts First Meet Between British And American Defence Innovators

As part of the MOD’s commitment to pursue and deliver future capabilities, the Defence Secretary announced the launch of AI Lab – a single flagship for Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data science in defence based at Dstl in Porton Down. AI Lab will...

Consultation To Give Police Greater Confidence To Pursue Suspects

The proposed changes to the law will also send a clear message that criminals cannot escape arrest simply by driving recklessly. Under current law, the same legal test for careless and dangerous driving offences is applied to police officers and the general public. Police have expressed...

Decontamination Work Complete At Maltings Site In Salisbury

Today, we can confirm that the decontamination efforts at the Maltings site in Salisbury are complete. This follows on-going clean-up operations to remove any potential residual contamination following the nerve agent attack on 4 March 2018. The site was visited by specialist teams and any items...

New Clean Air Strategy To Be Launched By Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Later today Environment Secretary Michael Gove will publish a Clean Air Strategy which aims to cut air pollution and save lives, backed up through new primary legislation. Air pollution is the fourth biggest threat to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease and the...

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CCTV: Whitehaven Purse Theft

CCTV: Do you recognise this man? Police are investigating the theft of a purse at a Whitehaven supermarket. The incident occurred on 3rd May at the...

Business Energy And Industry Minister Meets With Cumbria LEP Board

The Minister for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Richard Harrington MP, has met with the Board of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership,...

Little Silver Book Brought Down £16m Tobacco Tax Fraudsters

A silver notebook helped HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) smash a North West illegal cigarette network that evaded more than £16 million in tax. Nine...

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