Milton Keynes murder probe as injured woman found dead in a house and man arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and woman, in her 40s, was found dead with "significant injuries" in a Milton Keynes house in a quiet suburb (pictured).
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Conservative gathering to feature Trump's false fraud claims
Some of the nation’s leading conservatives are gathering at a conference in Florida that will endorse former President Donald Trump’s continued dominance in Republican politics and promote his false claim that he lost the election only because of widespread voter fraud
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Vagrancy Act Should Be Repealed, Government Says Of 19th Century Law
Legislation introduced in the 19th century to target destitute soldiers sleeping on the streets should be “consigned to history”, housing secretary Robert Jenrick has said.The secretary of state on Thursday said the Vagrancy Act, introduced in 1824 during the Napoleonic Wars, should be repealed amid concern the law is being used by police officers to “criminalise” homeless people during the Covid-19 pandemic.Earlier this month, HuffPost UK reported how forces in England and Wales made 361 charges that led to court hearings between April and September last year using two sections of the Act that relate to begging and rough sleeping.In January, HuffPost UK also revealed how campaigners feared homeless people were being treated harshly under legislation allowing officers to “move people on” and ask why they are away from home to prevent breaches of Covid-19 laws.In 2018, the UK government announced it would review the law – rather than abolish it – but has yet to make any changes.In a debate on rough sleeping in the Commons, Jenriick said: “We have reviewed the Vagrancy Act and will be saying more in the weeks ahead.“It is my opinion that the Vagrancy Act should be repealed. It is an antiquated piece of legislation whose time has been and gone.“We should consider carefully whether better, more modern legislation could be introduced to preserve some aspects of it, but the Act itself, I think, should be consigned to history.”His comments were welcomed by campaigners and MPs.Jon Sparkes, chief executive of the homelessness charity Crisis, said: “This archaic piece of law does nothing to tackle the root causes of rough sleeping and instead drives people further away from support.“This ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to homelessness benefits no one and denies people dignity and respect.“We have worked closely with MPs, police and people with lived experience of rough sleeping to right this historic wrong, and look forward to working with the UK government on the legislation to repeal the act.”Sam Grant, head of policy and campaigns at civlil rights group Liberty, said it agreed with Jenrick – but any reform should be “coupled with a change in approach, namely stopping the reliance on criminalisation to solve complex social issues”.He said: “In recent years we’ve seen a rash of Public Spaces Protection Orders introduced by local councils to criminalise rough sleeping.“If you’re sleeping rough or begging, that is a result of poverty and that’s a problem for society to solve not punish.“Unfortunately, long term solutions to the systemic causes of homelessness are often overlooked for short-term ‘fixes’ which allow councils to try to push the problem elsewhere through fines and criminalisation.Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who last year introduced a bill to repeal the law, said sleeping rough should not be a crime in 2021.She added: “Scrapping this archaic law represents the first step in a journey to taking a more compassionate and holistic approach to homelessness.“I’ve already introduced a cross-party bill that would repeal it in a heartbeat. It’s time for Jenrick to follow through on his word, pick it up and scrap the Act.”Related...Police Using 'Archaic' Vagrancy Act To 'Criminalise' Homelessness During PandemicTheresa May Unveils £100 Million Plan To End Rough Sleeping By 2027Thousands Of People Sleeping Rough During Pandemic Despite 'Everyone In' Scheme
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Manchester United vs Real Sociedad LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Europa League fixture tonight
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Ukraine records 50% spike in coronavirus cases
Ukraine has recorded a 50% increase in the number of daily new COVID-19 infections, a day after authorities launched the country’s vaccination campaign
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Lady Gaga not targetted in theft of French bulldogs, police say
Lady Gaga was not specifically targetted in the theft of her French bulldogs which were likely stolen as part of a wave of dog robberies, police say.
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Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis
The head of a major Texas energy corporation says forced blackouts that left 4 million customers without electricity also unplugged plants that could have generated more power as the state’s grid was at the breaking point
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Are the times really-a-changing for the deeply damaged Financial Conduct Authority?
After the LCF and Woodford scandals, today’s hires are welcome but there is much more to do
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Children are keen to get back to school, apparently. Sorry, what?
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Tiny London flat with bed in kitchen on sale for £115k - same as Leeds three-bed
Both properties have been listed on Zoopla in the last 30 days highlighting the huge divide between huge London prices and elsewhere in the country
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Halle Berry drinks wine naked in bed as she prepares to star in Netflix thriller The Mothership
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France could pass law banning 'confusing' gender neutral words
The MPs argue that the gender inclusive nouns make learning proper French more difficult and could even endanger the entire language.
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Police chief says militia groups ‘want to blow up’ Capitol building at Biden State of the Union
US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman argued to maintain increased law enforcement presence at the Capitol ahead of Joe Biden’s first address to Congress, following warnings from militia groups that she says want to “blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible” in connection with the president’s upcoming State of the Union.
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Guardiola only half-joking with money comment - Liverpool and co can't compete
When the post-pandemic financial realities kick in, Man City will be best placed to cope with them .. and if Pep Guardiola stays, that is frightening for the rest of the Premier League
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TV host criticises Trump Jr and Lauren Boebert, accusing them of acting like IRA and Osama Bin Laden
‘It communicates that they’re open to at least the possibility of violent overthrow of the government,’ claims Chris Hayes
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Twin, 7, who had sore throat given weeks to live as family's life 'torn apart'
Little Claudia Carrick, from Bootle, Merseyside, was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour just days after complaining to her mum of a sore throat and falling ill at school
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Kate Garraway rocks colourful outfit as she heads out in London amid husband Derek’s coma battle
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The domestic workers trapped in homes with wealthy employers flouting lockdown rules
As most of Britain obeys the coronavirus restrictions, some families are continuing to host weddings and dinner parties behind the doors of their expensive houses. As May Bulman reports, the undocumented migrants working for them are suffering as a result
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Driverless electric bus hits the road in Spanish city of Málaga
Self-driving vehicle can interact with traffic lights and is the first project of its kind in EuropeA new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Málaga, in the first such project in Europe.The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Málaga’s port to the city centre on an eight kilometre (five mile) loop it does six times a day. Continue reading...
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Arteta told to forget Odegaard "project" and re-design Arsenal attack
Arsenal signed the Real Madrid midfielder on loan for the rest of the season last month and has instantly became a regular starter under Mikel Arteta
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Keir Starmer unites his Labour critics with 'no tax rises' stance
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Two prisons suspend taking in prisoners as they tackle Covid outbreaks
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9 best women’s trench coats for Parisian style this spring
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Guardiola and Man City send messages of support to Alisson
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Jill Biden gives Kelly Clarkson personal advice on getting over painful divorce
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France's Six Nations postponement leaves a mess destined to dilute grand finale | Robert Kitson
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A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral
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DJ Tiiney: Ofcom investigates ex-Capital Xtra DJ over pay-for-play claims
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Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Liz Cheney ‘a fool’ for criticising Trump
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Intact petrified tree, up to 20 million years old, unearthed in Greece
Extraordinary find will ‘will contribute significantly’ to understanding of region’s ancient ecosystem
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JPMorgan and the Sutton Trust launch £4.8m bursary fund to help disadvantaged students get ahead
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Amnesty chiefs admit 'undermining' Navalny by stripping him of his prisoner of conscience status
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Dad who had hundreds of indecent images of children told to address behaviour
Jamie Ingham, 31, from Moston, tried to hide his phone from police, would not hand over the password and later tried to delete evidence.
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Global COVID cases are now RISING again - 5% in a week
After steep declines in new coronavirus cases worldwide, infections are now on the rise again across the globe, data shows.
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Manchester United vs Real Sociedad LIVE! Europa League match stream, team news, lineups today
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Inquest into England's two-day thrashing will yield no easy answers | Andy Bull
It’s hard to work out what to blame for the disastrous defeat in the third Test against India when so many things went wrongWhoever reckoned that success has many fathers but failure is an orphan can’t have ever tried to unpick a defeat as big as this one. But then, hardly anyone ever has. The last time England were beaten inside two days of Test cricket was when they lost to Australia at Trent Bridge in May 1921. That was 99 years, eight months and 25 days ago, and the nearest England came to any kind of century this week.Wisden summed that defeat up like this: “Never in the history of Test matches in this country has English cricket been made to look quite so poor.” By the time next year’s Almanack comes out, we may just about have reached some consensus on exactly what went wrong here. Continue reading...
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Ronald Pickup, much-loved star of stage and screen, dies aged 80
The actor found global fame with The Crown and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, following a prolific and acclaimed career in the theatre and on televisionRonald Pickup, a highly respected stage actor best known for his roles in The Crown and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films, has died at the age of 80.His agent said he “passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family. He will be deeply missed”. Continue reading...
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Angela Merkel slammed for 'piling up lake of euros' in Yanis Varoufakis prediction
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Who is Ethan Galbraith? Manchester United midfielder in the Real Sociedad squad
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JRR Tolkien letter on what a hobbit looks like set to sell for £15,000
In the letter being auctioned by Hermitage Fine Art in Monte Carlo tomorrow, J.R.R Tolkien tells an illustrator hobbits should be 'absolutely ordinary human beings' and 'not too childlike'.
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Boateng assault investigation reopened amid new info after ex-girlfriend's death
A criminal investigation into Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng over an alleged incident in October 2019 has been reopened after the emergence of "new information" following the death of his ex-girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt earlier this month
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WandaVision: Did you spot the possible reference to Al Pacino’s rumoured villain Mephisto?
Could Mephisto finally appear in episode 8?
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