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The prisoner helping to control other inmates

[ad_1] Could allowing inmates greater freedoms in prison, and engaging them in mentoring schemes, be a key tool in rehabilitation?Ben has been in HMP Oakwood for five years, and has taken on the role of a mentor - helping officers control tensions.The prison has been labelled "impressive" by inspectors.Watch the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel in
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Wasp nests calls to pest control rise fivefold

[ad_1] Image copyright Abbiemay Pedersen Image caption Wasps swarming all over an apple in Lincolnshire Wasp nests are keeping pest controllers five times as busy across the UK, according to experts."Pest controllers usually remove two to three nests a day but at the moment our members are being called to deal with 10 to 15 a day," said Natalie Bungay, technical officer at the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).Search interest
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Newspaper headlines: Aretha Franklin dies and ‘Cipriani case causes outrage’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Aretha Franklin dies and 'Cipriani case causes outrage' By BBC News Staff Image copyright The Guardian Image caption The death of Aretha Franklin dominates the front pages with the Guardian devoting most of its cover to a large picture of the singer. "She was the living definition of soul" and her music was the "soundtrack to the resistance", the paper reports. Image copyright The i Image caption
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Wareham crash father’s devastation over killed son

[ad_1] The father of a little boy who died when he was hit by a lorry says the family cannot move on until an inquest is held.Jaiden Mangan was killed crossing the road in Wareham, Dorset, on the way to nursery the day before his fourth birthday in March. His dad James says he now plans to do the things he promised his son they would do together, starting with
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Liberty Stadium operator claims venue has structural defects

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Liberty Stadium opened in 2005 The operators of Swansea's Liberty Stadium have claimed the venue has defects and is unsafe.Swansea Stadium Management Company (SSMC) is suing Swansea Council and the stadium builder, Interserve Construction Ltd.It alleges the £27m stadium's steel structure is suffering corrosion and claims visitors have fallen due to problems with slippery surfaces.The council denies responsibility for the alleged defects.
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Hunt: We would regret no-deal Brexit for generations

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia, and Finland Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a no-deal Brexit "would be a mistake we would regret for generations", after a working tour of northern Europe.But he said he believed that other countries wanted to "engage seriously" to try to get a "pragmatic outcome".He also told ITV News he did not rule out the UK
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Welsh tourist can leave Dubai after £36k speeding fines

[ad_1] Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Farah Hashi was visiting friends in Dubai when he was repeatedly caught speeding A Welsh tourist has been allowed to return home from Dubai after settling £36,000 in speeding fines.Farah Hashi, 25, had his passport seized by a hire car firm after setting off dozens of speed cameras in a rented £160,000 Lamborghini.The firm said it would not give him his documents
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Colchester shopkeeper ‘told off’ over thief poster

[ad_1] Image copyright James Callaghan Image caption James Callaghan gave out posters around Colchester which said do you "recognise this man?" after the theft of a tablet from his shop Blue Sky Printing A shopkeeper says he was told off by police after making posters showing photos of a suspected thief.James Callaghan gave out posters around Colchester asking "recognise this man?" after the theft of a tablet from his shop,
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Armed police tackle man waving a gun in a Swansea park

[ad_1] This is the moment armed police arrested a man who was waving a gun around in a Swansea Park. Filip Nowak was seen brandishing an "Uzi-type machine gun" - which later turned out to be a toy - in Cwmdonkin Park in June.Nowak received a suspended sentence after admitting carrying an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at Swansea Crown Court. [ad_2] Source link
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British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"It was like working in a hot sand storm"The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853 in a court battle against the UK government. The ruling, and four other test cases that were settled out of court, have been hailed by lawyers as a "pivotal milestone" in a group action for
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Sheffield Pride committee resigns after criticism

[ad_1] Image copyright Sheffield Pride Image caption The crowd at Sheffield Pride in July The entire Sheffield Pride committee has resigned, after being criticised for describing the event as "a march of celebration not protest".Organisers said they had faced "demoralising and unhelpful comments" about the event which was held in July.Concerns were previously raised over a plan to vet placards on the march, the tenth time it was held in
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England international Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cipriani joined Gloucester from Wasps in the summer England rugby international Danny Cipriani has been charged with common assault after an incident at a Jersey nightclub.The Gloucester star was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday on Mulcaster Street in St Helier.Police said he has been charged with common assault, larceny, assault on police, resisting arrest and being disorderly on licensed premises.The 30-year-old
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Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn ‘has to change’

[ad_1] Image copyright Palestinian embassy in Tunis/Facebook Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn "has to change" to address concerns about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.The former prime minister said the issue was a "running sore" that had to be dealt with.Labour has failed to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism in its entirety.And Mr Corbyn
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Italy bridge collapse: ‘We just ran for our lives’

[ad_1] Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa.The family, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, were four days into a three-week holiday when they were forced to abandon their hire car and run away.Read more from the family: "Everyone was screaming to run"The interior minister said at least 37 people were killed when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft).Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a
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Six people injured by loose horse at Pembrokeshire Show

[ad_1] Image caption Emergency services are at the scene and treating the injured Six people have been injured after a horse bolted during an event at Pembrokeshire County Show. The horse which broke loose from a show ring onto the main thoroughfare at the show in Withybush, near Haverfordwest knocked several people over.Jonathan Twigg, who was at the scene, said the horse had "bolted up the avenue through the crowds".The
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Judge throws out challenge to Scots abortion pill move

[ad_1] Image caption Misoprostol is sold under the brand name Cytotec among others Scottish women will still be allowed to take abortion pills at home after a legal challenge against the move was thrown out.Scotland became the first part of the UK to let women take the drug misoprostol at home last year.The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) challenged the decision at the Court of Session.However, judge
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Crews tackle blaze near Manchester Strangeways prison

[ad_1] Image copyright GMFRS Image caption The building has been declared dangerous and demolition work is due to start later A fire has broken out at a converted mill near a Manchester prison.Greater Manchester Fire Service said 10 engines and two hydraulic platforms were called to Southall Street at about 04:45 BST.The fire is on the top floor of the four-storey building - understood to be a furniture warehouse -
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Huddersfield child sex inquiry: Thirty-one people charged

[ad_1] Thirty men and one woman have been charged with offences linked to child sexual exploitation in Huddersfield. The offences relate to five women when they were aged between 12 and 18, and are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012.The accused are due at Kirklees Magistrates' Court next month.Twelve men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with "numerous offences in connection with the