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Labour criticised over rape claim inquiry

Image copyright Bex Bailey Labour has been accused of “dragging its feet” over an investigation into the way it handled a rape allegation by an activist. Last year Bex Bailey waived her anonymity to say she was discouraged from reporting the 2011 attack, and called for changes to the way such cases are handled. She […]

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Gulliver’s World: 21 trapped on rollercoaster

Image copyright LadyinredImage caption This rollercoaster was stuck 50ft (15m) in the air Twenty-one people, including several children, were rescued after a rollercoaster at the Gulliver’s World theme park became stuck. Fire crews used ladders and scaffolding to rescue the stranded passengers, which stopped 50ft (15m) in the air. Crews were called to the venue […]

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‘Broken’ rail franchise system to be reviewed

Image copyright Getty Images A review of the rail industry is to be launched by the government next week, following criticism of the way the franchising model is run. Labour said the model was “broken”, after the East Coast Mainline franchise failed for the third time and passengers on other lines faced strikes and disruption […]

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Church will meet to consider Wonga borrower rescue

Image copyright PAImage caption Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been a stern critic of payday loan firms The Church of England is to meet to consider leading a buyout of the collapsed payday lender Wonga. Wonga went into administration last month, prompting concern that the debts of thousands of borrowers could be passed to […]