Action Fraud call centre scandal is a result of years of low priority policing of financial crime

Given the record number of investment scams being launched on the British public, revelations today of mistreatment of victims by Action Fraud are deeply dispiriting.
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Lady and the Tramp remake cast, trailer and release date
And they called it puppy love…
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British dad ‘killed protecting family from attacker’ in Thailand hotel room
Tributes have been paid to a British dad who was killed while on holiday with his family.
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Mark Wahlberg is so disciplined about his fitness regime even down to laying out his socks
The Transformers actor has a really strict regime and we just won’t let that go.
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Trump v Macron: Awkward first meeting between leaders after coming to blows over trade war
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Horrific injuries of model, 37, beaten unconscious by ex on 'make or break' trip
Mum-of-five Lucy Mears was told one more kick to her head could have killed her and was left with bruising, a broken nose and a bone jutting out of her gum
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Girl, 17, dies of suspected drug overdose at Leeds festival
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Warning over new mobile phone scam that could see victims lose hundreds
Fraudulent couriers have been tricking unwitting home owners out of their hard earned cash
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Neymar transfer: PSG boss provides update amid Barcelona and Real Madrid interest
Neymar continues to be linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain - and Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing him
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Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is full blown meta in first trailer
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Man City's Ilkay Gundogan makes Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne prediction
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has made a big prediction about his teammates Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
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EFL gives Bury Tuesday deadline for Campbell takeover to go through
• Club will be expelled from League One if 5pm deadline is missed• Directors of purchasers include Rory Campbell, son of AlastairThe potential new owners of Bury have been given a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday to complete their takeover, the EFL has announced. The league received a request for an extension to conclude C&N Sporting Risk’s purchase of the club shortly before the 11.59pm cut-off point on Friday and has now released a statement setting out the terms under which the sale can proceed.The statement said: “The Board has fully considered the information that has been made available by C&N Sporting Risk and whilst no formal sale has been completed, despite reports to the contrary, enough credible information was presented to allow the Board to agree to work exclusively with the Club and C&N Sporting Risk over this Bank Holiday weekend in an attempt to finalise the change of control and achieve a positive outcome for Bury FC. Continue reading...
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Kerry Katona slammed for encouraging teenage daughter to lose weight using controversial diet shakes
Former Atomic Kitten band member Kerry has been slammed for encouraging Lilly-Sue's use of Herbalife's controversial brand of meal replacement shakes
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'Ahhhh, shut up!': Coronation Street star Antony Cotton's fantastic reaction to anti-Pride protesters
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Donald Trump lands in France for G7 after declaring they are 'not 100% friends'
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka reveals how Mason Greenwood has surprised him at Manchester United
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Brits hit the beach to soak up the sunshine as temperatures are set to soar to 91F
Brits have hit the beach in Bournemouth today to make the most of the sun. The UK could smash its August Bank Holiday record this weekend with highs of 91F expected in London by Monday.
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Jordan Brookes is disturbingly funny – and a worthy Edinburgh Comedy awards champ
Brookes has won the biggest prize in live comedy, with Catherine Cohen named best newcomer and Jessica Brough recognised for her Fringe of Colour projectThe Edinburgh Comedy award has found itself another deserving winner in Jordan Brookes, who has bagged the biggest prize in comedy – now sponsored by the TV channel Dave – for his show I’ve Got Nothing. Long the darling of comedians and critics (despite his terrifying habit of singling the latter out in his audiences), now he’ll get the chance to see whether his brand of faintly threatening experimentalism can amuse a wider audience. Had the awards organisers sought another household name to join the pantheon of Coogans and Skinners of yesteryear, Brookes would not have been their choice. But he’s undeniably a fascinating talent, a gripping stage presence and a disturbingly funny man.Visibly surprised by his win, Brookes took the stage after the winner of the panel prize, Fringe of Colour founder Jessica Brough, had spoken at length about the need for more diversity in comedy. This year’s shortlists included the first two black British women ever nominated for the two awards (best newcomer and best show), one of whom – London Hughes – is clearly zeroing in on stardom, and who was among the favourites for the gong. But if Brookes’ win doesn’t look like a victory for diversity, neither is it one for conformity. He’s an experimentalist, doing odd things with comedy, making people laugh in unexpected ways – and his win honours the ex-Perrier award’s occasional tradition of honouring eye-catching oddballs (Will Adamsdale, Tim Key, Dr Brown, Sam Simmons) over Live at the Apollo-esque standup. I’m delighted that he’s won – and even more so that New York musical comic Catherine Cohen (a glaring omission from the main list) secured the newcomer prize. Continue reading...
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Bury FC granted extension by EFL to allow sale to be completed
Bury FC have been issued with a new deadline in order to try to get the sale of the club finalised.
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Saira Khan: Never mind training your baby like a dog - train your parent to be more human
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Mum warns parents against old Tupperware after finding it contains lead and arsenic
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Sneak peak at Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's relationship ahead of his Netflix documentary
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Asteroid warning: Apocalyptic 'God of Chaos' powering towards Earth in time for 2029
THE APOCALYPTIC ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid, a gargantuan space rock taller than the Eiffel Tower, will speed perilously and unprecedentedly close to Earth in just 10 years time.
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World War 3: The West is ALREADY at war with Russia and China - warns John Pilger
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Brave mother-of-five, 37, relives the horrendous night her ex-husband broke her nose
Lucy Mears (pictured), 37, was celebrating her husband's birthday in Newcastle when a tirade of emotional abuse ended with the violent assault that nearly killed her.
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It’s 2019 – we need to talk about why most bras are still so terrible
Women are walking around in bad bras because the focus is on sexiness not function – who cares if women are uncomfortable? Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
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Harry and Meghan tried, but can we really make our flights carbon neutral?
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Messing about with the river: water firms accused of draining the Cam dry
Cambridge punting idyll disguises crisis in flow of chalk streams, campaigners warnIt’s a beautiful day on the river Cam in Cambridge. As the sun sparkles on the water at Jesus Green lock, tourists line up for ice-cream and prepare to take a punt around the university’s most celebrated colleges. Few notice how pathetic the flow of water is over the lock.It is a clear sign that this ancient waterway is faring badly, says Stephen Tomkins, emeritus fellow and former head of the science faculty at Homerton College. “That little bit running through here is the total flow from the whole of south Cambridgeshire,” he says, pointing at an unimpressive trickle. There just is not enough water, he adds: “The river Cam is drying up.” Continue reading...
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Bury FC news: EFL hand League One club extension in bid to sell club and secure future
The Shakers were set to be expelled from the Football League after Friday's deadline, but owner Steve Dale now looks primed to sell the club
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What is the D23 2019 expo, what’s been announced and what more can be expected?
She Hulk, Star Wars and a superhero Jon Snow (oh my).
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Bank Holiday weather: UK set to sizzle in 33C heatwave
England and Wales are set for glorious spells of sunshine and dry weather.
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Bury avoid expulsion as Football League grant extension after late offer
The League One club looked set to go out of business before an 11th-hour offer on Friday night
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Wedding guest RSVPs for 21 people – despite only being given a plus one
The audacity.
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Nacho Monreal on verge of leaving Arsenal after agreeing contract with Real Sociedad
The transfer could be completed next week.
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Barcelona chief's blunt message to star forward amid attitude concerns
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Taylor Swift sharpens the claws for Scooter Braun in feud: ‘He’s never made any art in his life’
She's not happy over his ownership of her masters and she is not his biggest fan.
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Dogs are being condemned to death because of how they look, say RSPCA
RSPCA have slammed the Dangerous Dog Act as a 'knee-jerk piece of legislation' and say the law must be repealed
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Travis Scott announces Look Mom I Can Fly documentary as trailer drops
'Travis motherf***ing Scott, the greatest live performer on the planet,'
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The Brit takes an enormous step up in class against the formidable world light heavyweight champion
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UK fracking site experiences second tremor in a week
Lancashire-based operation, Britain’s only active fracking site, has magnitude 1.05 tremorThe UK’s only active fracking site experienced a magnitude 1.05 tremor on Friday night.It came two days after a magnitude 1.55 tremor, which was the largest ever tremor at the site run by Cuadrilla in Preston New Road, Lancashire. Continue reading...
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Strong Women: ‘I learnt to swim last year, now I hope to be the oldest woman to row the Atlantic solo’
She attempted it last November but had to be rescued when her boat began to sink.
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Prince Harry to take Meghan on ’emotional pilgrimage’ to Diana’s grave
He said Meghan and his mother would have been 'best friends' if they'd have met.
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Trump plans to open US consulate in Greenland after row over offer to buy
State details plan to Senate foreign relations committee President cancelled Denmark visit over notion of purchaseThe Trump administration is planning to open a US consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades, amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. Related: Sorry, Mr Trump – Greenland’s no go. But can I interest you in our little island? | Jack Bernhardt Continue reading...
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