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Ghislaine Maxwell: Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ sentenced to 20 years
The former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in a New York federal court in her sex trafficking case. It’s been almost two years since she was arrested on charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein groom and abuse underage girls. Maxwell apologised to the victims of her abuses and said…
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‘Stacks of bodies’: 50 found dead in abandoned lorry in Texas
50 people have been found dead inside an abandoned lorry in Texas and at least a dozen others were taken to hospital with heat related illnesses. Homeland Security officials are investigating what’s assumed to be an attempt to smuggle people across the US border. Many of those who died were Mexican and the country’s president…
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The Met are ‘papering over the cracks’ says mother of murdered sisters
We spoke to Mina Smallman who has been campaigning for an end to the ‘toxic culture’ within the Met following the murder of her two daughters. Two police officers were later jailed for sharing photographs and highly offensive comments about the murdered women.
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‘Toxic’ Metropolitan police put into special measures
The Metropolitan Police has been placed in ‘special measures’ by the police watchdog after a series of scandals, from the way it handled the Sarah Everard murder case, to offensive messages and photos shared by officers and the failure to properly investigate the serial killer Stephen Port. The force will now be placed under “additional…
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‘We’re not going away’: SNP say they have mandate for second independence referendum
We hear from the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Angus Robertson, on Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a second independence referendum.
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Is Scotland heading for UK exit after new independence vote plan?
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out plans to unilaterally call a second independence referendum in October 2023 but only if she can persuade the Supreme Court that it is legal. Nicola Sturgeon said she accepted that calling a vote without Westminster’s agreement would be challenged in court, so rather than wait, she was…
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Russian Ambassador: Ukrainian shopping mall hit by missile was ‘empty’
We spoke to the Russian ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin about his country’s ongoing war in Ukraine. We asked for his response to the missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk- and if at the very least he would admit that it was a tragic and terrible mistake?
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NATO Summit: massive high-alert troop increase planned to combat Russia threat
NATO leaders are gathering in Madrid for a summit which will be completely dominated by how to respond to the Russian threat and to approve plans to massively increase the number of troops on high-alert.
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Russia Ukraine war – Zelenskyy condemns ‘terrorist attack’ by Putin’s forces
At least 18 people are now known to have died in the Russian missile strike which destroyed a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Rescue teams have spent all day searching through the burnt out wreckage, for those still missing. Ukraine’s president Zelenskyy called it  “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in…
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Roe v Wade: Are women’s rights under attack?
Glastonbury has always been political, and this year was no different. 
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Infected blood inquiry: Victims suffered ‘incredibly bad luck’, says former PM
Thousands of victims of the infected blood scandal suffered "incredibly bad luck", according to the former prime minister Sir John Major.
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Women accessing abortion care should not face harassment, says Scottish women’s health minister
We were joined from Edinburgh by Maree Todd, the minister for women's health in the Scottish government.
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US abortion rights: Legal challenges after Roe v Wade ruling overturned
From legal challenges to street rallies, pro-choice campaigners are continuing to protest across America, after the Supreme Court's decision to strike down womens' constitutional right to an abortion. 
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Police name woman killed in ‘stranger attack’
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who was attacked in the street in east London during the early hours of Sunday morning.
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Junior barristers unable to make a living, says former criminal bar association chair
We were joined by Caroline Goodwin QC, who was the chair of the Criminal Bar Association in 2019 and 2020 and is head of criminal practice at Trinity Chambers.
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Criminal barristers go on strike over pay
Criminal barristers are taking strike action across England and Wales in their dispute over pay and conditions.
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Russia defaults on its foreign debt for first time in decades
While the West has been discussing more economic embargoes against Russia, today we saw the impact of the current sanctions regime. 
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G7 leaders need ‘serious measures’ to tackle rising food prices, says IRC’s David Miliband
We were joined from New York by David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee.
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Russia Ukraine war: Missiles strike crowded Ukraine shopping centre
At least 10 people have been confirmed dead, with 50 others injured after a Russian missile strike slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. 
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