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15 year old hung himself over Covid lockdown fears

A 15-year-old schoolboy sent friends a 'goodbye' Snapchat message after struggling to cope days into the first coronavirus lockdown, an inquest has heard. 

Talented kickboxer Kian Southway posted the message saying 'Goodbye everyone' before he hung himself at his home in Treorchy, Rhondda. 


Rotherham grooming survivor says gang ringleader treated her like 'dead body on a slab'

A Rotherham grooming gang survivor says her abuser treated her like a 'dead body on a slab in a morgue' and branded him an 'absolute monster'. 


Winchester University Splurges £23,000 on Statue of Greta Thunberg

The University of Winchester is spending over £23,000 ($31,500) on a statue of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, it has been revealed.


150+ migrants cross on one of the busiest days of 2021 for small boat Channel crossings 

More than 150 migrants arrived on UK shores on the 23rd March - one of the busiest days of 2021 so far for small boat Channel crossings 


Lockdowns Have Cost Economy £251 Billion

Covid19 and the ensuing national lockdown measures have cost the British economy some £251 billion over the past year, a report has found.

A study conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) found that the coronavirus lockdowns cost the British economy nearly twice the economic output of Scotland or the entire south-east of England.

 


Manchester Police Launch New Grooming Unit

A new child sexual exploitation unit in Manchester has been launched after years of failure on so-called “grooming” rape gangs.

The Greater Machester Police (GMP) Force Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Unit, according to an official statement released on March 18th to mark National CSE Awareness Day, will be comprised of of 54 police officers and staff with “dedicated specialist skills and resources [for] investigating large scale and complex CSE investigations.”

 


Migrants arriving via legal routes to be given indefinite leave

Refugees arriving in the UK will be given the right to remain permanently, under a new system the home secretary has described as "fair but firm".

Those fleeing war or persecution who come through the "safe and legal resettlement route" will be given indefinite leave to remain.


Pickpocketing gang jailed for stealing phones and purses

Three Romanian women have been jailed after forming a pickpocketing gang to steal phones and purses from unsuspecting students. 


STILLBIRTHS DOUBLED DURING FIRST WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC

The number of stillbirths in England almost doubled during lockdown, a medical watchdog has revealed.

There were 40 cases between April and June this year compared to 24 in the same period in 2019, according to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).


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