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'Missed opportunities' to protect Poppy, four, from 'blighted' life

A number of "missed opportunities" to better protect a four-year-old girl who was allowed to eat drugs for months before her death have been identified in a review of agencies' involvement in her life.

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MP claims poor areas 'suffer biggest cuts' amid pharmacy funding criticism

A Labour MP has said poorer communities "still suffer the biggest cuts from this Government" amid claims more pharmacies in wealthier areas have access to new funding.

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Ex-boxer's body to be cryogenically frozen, family reveals

A former boxer and scrap metal dealer who died earlier this month will be cryogenically frozen, according to his family.

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Boris Johnson urges unseated Gambian president Yahya Jammeh to stand down

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on unseated Gambian president Yahya Jammeh to stand down in the face of threats of military action by neighbouring states.

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Woman held over Leonne Weeks stab death released on bail

A 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after a 16-year-old girl's body was found with multiple stab wounds has been released on bail.

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Landlords 'look to buy more property in areas of northern England'

Landlords are increasingly looking to buy more properties in parts of northern England in a bid to boost their profits, according to a survey from an industry body.

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Search for company to design, build and maintain trains for HS2 launched

The search for a company to design, build and maintain high speed trains for HS2 has been launched.

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'Unfit mother' and partner jailed for letting tragic Poppy, four, eat drugs

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat heroin, diazepam, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have each been jailed for 13 years by a judge who said it was a case of "almost unremitting degradation".

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Nine fined for wilful obstruction of highway in Heathrow Black Lives Matter demo

Nine protesters who caused "utter chaos" when they chained themselves together and blocked a key route leading to Heathrow Airport at the height of the summer holiday have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.

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Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat drugs, including diazepam, heroin, methadone and ketamine for up to six months before her death will be sentenced later for child cruelty.

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Village homes to have batteries installed in push for solar power

Dozens of homes in a village will have batteries installed to create a "virtual power plant", in a trial that aims to boost solar power.

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Sheffield named as Britain's low pay capital

Sheffield is Britain's "low pay capital" with hourly rates 10% below the national average, a study has found.

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'Reckless' adults shown taking child over locked level crossing as train coming

Video footage has been released showing two adults taking a toddler across a level crossing after its gates were locked.

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'Warehouse of controlled drugs' found at police inspector's home, court told

Drugs worth an estimated £700,000 were found at the home of a senior police officer, according to a prosecutor who told a jury it was a "stash" that "would have kept a 1970s rock star, as well as his band, entertained for weeks".

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Stab attack victim Leonne 'our beautiful daughter and sister', family says

The family of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on a path in Dinnington on Monday have said they are "devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister".

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Wheelchair user 'delighted' to win Supreme Court bus spaces ruling

Disabled traveller Doug Paulley has said he is "absolutely delighted" after winning a Supreme Court ruling that drivers must do more to ensure wheelchair users are given priority spaces on buses.

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More than 400 jobs to go at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Unite says

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank is to close 79 branches with the loss of more than 400 jobs, according to Unite.

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Ex-Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers removed from roll of church ministers

Disgraced former Co-operative Bank boss Paul Flowers has been removed from the list of ministers of the Methodist Church.

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Jury warned over teenage terror suspect's 'repugnant' views

A judge has told a jury trying a teenager accused of a terror offence it was likely they would find his views "abhorrent or repugnant".

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GB triathlete 'may have survived' with immediate antibiotics, coroner rules

An 18-year-old Great Britain international triathlete who died from sepsis after going to an accident and emergency department twice in 24 hours may have survived if she had been given antibiotics earlier, a coroner has ruled.

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