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‘We can’t tackle drink-spiking alone’: Met teams up with London venues amid increasing reports
Police are working with nightclubs to combat the crime, raise awareness among clubbers and improve victim support

James Tapper and Shanti Das

12, May, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: thousands of ‘innocent and abandoned’ migrant care workers told to leave UK
Observer and Bureau of Investigative Journalism find that workers whose sponsoring company had been sanctioned were also being punished

Emiliano Mellino, Shanti Das and Vicky Gayle

11, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Ofcom accused of ‘excluding’ bereaved parents from online safety consultation
The UK regulator has been criticised by grieving families and internet abuse survivors for failing to engage with them

Shanti Das, Home affairs correspondent

05, May, 2024 @5:00 AM

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‘They hear a bang at the door and it’s the Home Office’: threat of being ‘disappeared’ haunts asylum seekers amid Rwanda crackdown
The Home Office last week launched a nationwide operation to round up asylum seekers, leaving many fearful and confused

Shanti Das, Home affairs correspondent

04, May, 2024 @5:00 PM

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‘Indefensible’: UK prisoner jailed for 23 months killed himself after being held for 17 years
Coroner condemns ‘inhumane’ imprisonment for public protection sentences that have no end date for release

Shanti Das Home affairs correspondent

28, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Tory staff running network of anti-Ulez Facebook groups riddled with racism and abuse
Investigation finds groups hosting Islamophobic attacks on London mayor Sadiq Khan, white supremacist slogans and antisemitic conspiracy theories

Shanti Das and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

27, Apr, 2024 @7:16 PM

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Stop crime victims in England and Wales paying thousands for court transcripts, say MPs
People affected by serious sexual and violent offences can face large fees to obtain written records from their cases

Shanti Das and Michael Savage

21, Apr, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Sex offender banned from using AI tools in landmark UK case
The decision could set a precedent for future monitoring of people convicted of indecent image offences

Shanti Das Home affairs correspondent

21, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Thousands of children strip-searched by police in England and Wales last year
More than 60 under-18s a week were subjected to intrusive searches, some of them as young as 10

Shanti Das Home affairs correspondent

21, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Medical device companies pay millions to NHS while pushing products, says study
Pharmaceutical equipment firms are funding NHS staff and training while promoting sales

Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Shanti Das and Aneesa Ahmed

21, Apr, 2024 @5:00 AM

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‘Outdated and offensive’: police in England and Wales barred from blaming restraint deaths on ‘excited delirium’
The pseudoscientific term, made notorious by George Floyd’s murder in the US, will no longer be used by the police watchdog

Shanti Das Home affairs correspondent

20, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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‘Guilty men have got away with it’: fears over rise of ‘sexsomnia’ defence in rape cases
Concerns that rare sleep disorder is being used as an ‘escape route’ in sexual offence trials prompt calls for safeguards to protect victims and the public

Shanti Das Home affairs correspondent

14, Apr, 2024 @5:00 AM

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