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'Postcode lottery' over schemes that help victims and offenders make contact

Victims of crime face a postcode lottery over the availability of "restorative" justice schemes that bring them into contact with offenders, a Commons report has found.

Victims of crime face a postcode lottery over the availability of "restorative" justice schemes that bring them into contact with offenders, a Commons report has found.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Call to scrap licence fee and BBC One as report urges 'much smaller' corporation

The BBC said the licence fee was great value for money

The BBC licence fee and the corporation's flagship channel BBC One should be scrapped, according to a new report.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

BBC closing TV licence loophole for iPlayer catch-up service

Viewers will risk prosecution and a £1,000 fine if they download or watch programmes on iPlayer without a TV licence.

Viewers will have to confirm they have a TV licence before they can catch up on shows on BBC iPlayer when a loophole is closed on Thursday.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Shareholder committee 'would cut pay gap between boardroom and front-line staff'

Lord Myners has claimed institutional investors are driven by the short term

City heavyweights Neil Woodford and Lord Myners are backing proposals for a radical shake-up of executive pay that aim to curb excessive payouts and hand more power to shareholders.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

One in three will leave primary school overweight or obese, cancer charity warns

Cancer Research UK said that one in three will finish primary school either overweight or obese.

Size XL school uniforms are becoming the new norm, a leading cancer charity has warned.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Voters 'ill-informed by misleading and negative Brexit campaigns'

Political heavyweights such as former PM David Cameron were a turn-off in the run-up to the referendum.

The EU referendum debate was dogged by "glaring democratic deficiencies" that left voters feeling "ill-informed" and disengaged, a major report has found.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to reach out to alienated female MPs amid equality push

Jeremy Corbyn is fighting Owen Smith for the Labour leadership.

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "reach out" to any alienated female Labour MPs and show them he is "serious" about defeating the Tories at a general election if he wins the leadership contest.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Louise crumbles under pressure of biscuit week in Great British Bake Off

The Bake Off contestants

The Great British Bake Off contestant Louise Williams said she was "disappointed I didn't get my chance to shine" as she crumbled under the pressure of biscuit week.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Vigil held for Polish man killed in Harlow in show of solidarity

People attend a vigil in Harlow to pay tribute to Arkadiusz Jozwik

A community turned out in force at a candlelit vigil for a Polish man killed in a possible hate crime.

12:25am Thursday 1 September 2016

Who's the second contestant to leave the Great British Bake Off tent?

Who's the second contestant to leave the Great British Bake Off tent?

Some contestants took on bourbon they could handle in biscuit week.

12:11am Thursday 1 September 2016
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