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Birmingham bin row: Workers start latest strike action

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unite workers initially went on strike in June 2017 in a dispute over job losses More than 300 Birmingham bin workers are starting the first of a series of strikes in a dispute with the council.The Unite members have been working to rule since 29 December over a payment given to GMB members who did not take part in previous strike action.Collections in
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Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Stephen Lawrence led to a wide range of changes to policing Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence led to widespread changes of police procedures and their attitudes towards race. But how much has changed? One of the first acts of the Labour government in 1997 was to announce a public inquiry into the murder
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Puppy and kitten pet shop sales could be banned in Wales

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The sale of puppies and kittens through pet shops would be banned in Wales under plans being put out to consultation.Wales' rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said there was clear evidence such sales can contribute to an increase risk of disease.The move would mean buyers would have to deal directly with a breeder or a rehoming centre.People have until 17 May to give their views
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Premature baby born in Vietnam arrives home in Wales

[ad_1] Image caption Aurelia is out of hospital but will still need treatment A couple whose baby was born prematurely at 27 weeks in Vietnam have arrived back in Wales.Aurelia, the daughter of Jessica Jones, from Borth y Gest near Porthmadog, and Alfredo Duenas was born by emergency Caesarean in Hanoi in October.She weighed just 2lb 1oz (970g), could not breathe unaided and had under-developed organs and a heart defect.Aurelia
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The long and contentious story of the £1bn Aberdeen bypass

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe AWPR is 36 miles long It has been a long and winding road, but nine years after being approved and a somewhat bumpy ride the £1bn Aberdeen bypass journey is finally complete.A peripheral route around the Granite City was first considered back in the 1950s but it took several decades for serious planning to get out of first gear.In January
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Fast fashion: ‘Penny on a garment’ to drive clothes recycling

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see more sustainable designs and repair services Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme.That's the view of MPs, who say "fast fashion" is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air pollution and over-use of water.And they urge the government to force clothing manufacturers to pay
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Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba give visitors victory

[ad_1] 'Pogba at his absolute best' - Man Utd double lead at Chelsea Manchester United cruised past Chelsea into the FA Cup quarter-finals to plunge Blues boss Maurizio Sarri's reign even deeper into crisis as he felt the full fury of the club's frustrated fans.United delivered the perfect response to their first defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League - as they eased into
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Islamophobia behind far-right rise in UK, report says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Islamophobia has become the driving force behind the rise of far-right movements in the UK, according to an anti-racism charity. Hope Not Hate says anti-Muslim prejudice has replaced immigration as the "key driver" of the groups.A report from the charity carries a poll suggesting 35% third of Britons thought Islam was "generally a threat to the British way of life". This compares with 30% who