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Sex abuse compensation rules ‘must change’

It also states that victims of child sexual abuse can be disqualified from the scheme on the basis that “consent ‘in fact’ is different from consent ‘in law’.” Even in cases involving under-16s, it says “where the sexual activity is truly of the applicant’s free will no crime of violence will have occurred”. The report from the cross-party group of MPs for adult survivors of sexual abuse, said many of the 400 survivors it consulted found applying […]

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‘Sex work paid my student bills. Now I regret it’

“I regret it looking back. But if I was put back in that same situation, I might do the same thing,” he said. Emergency cash A survey of students suggested that one in 25 undergraduates have tried adult work, including sugar dating by going out with older men, selling used underwear and having sex for money. The National Student Money Survey, by website Save the Student, gathers the views of more than 3,000 people currently studying. The […]

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‘We haven’t had a boom like this for 40 years’

Emin has never wavered in her passionate support for her hometown, believing in its beauty, its sunsets and skies. These famously also inspired the Romantic artist JMW Turner, after whom both the Turner Prize and the Turner Contemporary are named. Image copyright Alamy Image caption Trendy cafes are now a feature of the Old Town Figures show thousands of people visit the town each day. “Now there are new restaurants, there’s a vintage theme park, there are […]

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Thomas Cook: How the collapse affected me

Image copyright T Jaggs Julia Jones, an education consultant, was on holiday exploring Greek islands when the news broke. Her husband returned on Wednesday, but she had to return on Thursday. Image copyright Panos Andritsopoulos/Twitter Panos Andritsopoulos owns the Kanapitsa Mare Hotel and, with his family, helped develop the Greek island of Skiathos as a tourist destination from the 1970s. Thomas Cook brought about 10-15 flights a week to the island, and British tourism delivered about half […]

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Thomas Cook staff start legal claim over job cuts

Both groups argue the airline and tour company acted unlawfully by not offering a Protective Award, a form of compensation given to staff of larger companies who are made redundant without being properly informed or consulted with. Like the Unite-affiliated staff, the non-unionised Thomas Cook employees believe the firm acted unlawfully in the way they were dismissed and have appointed lawyers to seek redress through an employment tribunal. Unite was meeting with former staff in Manchester to […]

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‘Everyone has been kicked out of their rooms’

Once inside, she and Richard locked themselves in, but they have since paid £520 on a credit card so they can stay at the hotel until their due departure date from Spain on Sunday. She added: “Most of the people in this hotel are elderly and about five couples of pensioners are having to sleep on sofas in reception with none of their belongings or access to food. They haven’t even been provided with a blanket or […]

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Action call after inmate set up YouTube channel

His Twitter account has more than 19,000 followers and carries the description “unofficial account being run until Sam’s home”. It also links to a YouTube channel, which carries videos captured in Leeds. One video, published on 10 August, purportedly shows Walker in a room with notorious armed robber Charles Bronson. A caption alongside the video said: “Big Charlie Bronson becomes camera shy while I video him. All 6ft5ins & 20 stone of him.”

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Drug dealers ‘pretending to be uni students’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are County Lines? Gang members are enrolling in universities and masquerading as students in order to sell drugs in new cities, an academic has warned. Dr Mohammed Qasim said dealers from county lines drug gangs become students to give themselves an alibi in case they are searched by the police. “It’s not hard to get in university… it gives them a reason to be in the city,” said […]

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Multi-billion pound cash boost for schools

Reversing cuts “We should not accept the idea that there can be ‘winners or losers’ when it comes to our children’s futures,” said Mr Johnson. “That’s why we are providing additional funding now and for the future for every school, with those historically underfunded receiving the greatest increase.” NI schools set to get extra £500m, claims DUP Multi-million pound boost promised for Wales School funding top priority for Gavin Williamson School leaders have been protesting about funding […]

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