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Gang leaders jailed for smuggling almost £1.5m of drugs in Cornwall and Devon
Members mostly from Merseyside often posed as holidaymakers to transport heroin and cocaine

Steven Morris

24, Nov, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Police county lines strategy ‘cruelly targets’ black youth in UK
Home Office approach to tackling drug operations is based on ‘racialised tropes’, says new study

Mark Townsend

19, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Legalising cannabis will send ‘wrong signal’ to Australian public, peak medical body says
Australian Medical Association opposes Greens bill to legalise cannabis recreationally, citing health harms the drug poses

Natasha May

09, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Welcome to the Darkness review – neo glam rockers light up the comeback trail
Feelgood documentary follows Justin Hawkins’ band as they give even the smallest venues a Wembley Arena level performance

Peter Bradshaw

09, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Peter Doherty: Stranger in My Own Skin review – portrait of the artist keeps its distance
Doc following the Libertines star, made by his wife, is unsparing in showing his struggles with drug addiction but shies away from other personal stories

Peter Bradshaw

09, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ketamine use hits record peak in Australia as methamphetamine and cocaine rise
Wastewater monitoring report shows consumption of heroin, MDMA and fentanyl has fallen while increasing for alcohol and oxycodone

AAP and Benita Kolovos

07, Nov, 2023 @11:49 PM

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Shock of the old: 10 scandalous vintage medicines – from asthma cigarettes to cocaine wine
Cure any ailment! Never known to fail! Early medicine adverts made grand claims but they look alarming today

Emma Beddington, pictures selected by Sarah Gilbert

07, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘The country, the whole region, is being flooded’: tracking meth to Australia
From Myanmar to Brisbane, journalist Conor Woodman followed the drug from origin to end users. He answers 10 questions about what he found

Lucy Clark

05, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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WA town stops using Wiggles song to deter homeless people; Paul Keating lauds Bill Hayden at state funeral – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

03, Nov, 2023 @7:11 AM

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Suspected Australian drug trafficker Hakan Ayik arrested in Turkey
The 44-year-old was captured in Istanbul along with 36 others in a sting opertion against an ‘armed, organised crime ring’

Caitlin Cassidy

02, Nov, 2023 @11:19 AM

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‘For God’s sake, do something’: Richard Branson urges NSW to act on drug reform
British billionaire says Minns Labor government must commit to timeframe for drug summit and ‘put people’s health first’

Tamsin Rose New South Wales state correspondent

01, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Matthew Perry was much more than an addict. Don’t let his death overshadow that | Poorna Bell
My late husband, Rob, was a heroin addict, but that does not define who he was. And nor should it for the Friends actor, says writer Poorna Bell

Poorna Bell

30, Oct, 2023 @10:08 AM

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