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  • Amina Agboola: Mother charged with causing or allowing daughter's death

    January 6, 2014 12:03 PM 46

    A mother has been charged with causing or allowing the death of her two-year-old daughter, who died following a "blunt force trauma" to her stomach. Amina Agboola, of Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, died on 21 November after being taken to Peterborough City Hospital. Sarah Raqueman, 28, of Scott Drive, Yaxley, is due to attend Peterborough Magistrates' Court

  • Man arrested over new year rape in Edinburgh

    January 6, 2014 11:49 AM 48

    A man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman during new year celebrations in Edinburgh. A 21-year-old woman was attacked in the Canongate area of the Old Town between midnight and 02:30 on 1 January. A spokesman for Police Scotland said a 25-year-old man had been detained and charged. He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

  • Scottish independence: Yes and No camps debate referendum

    January 6, 2014 11:00 AM 42

    6 January 2014 Last updated at 10:16 GMT The leaders of the two Scottish independence referendum campaigns have outlined their views during an interview on BBC Radio Scotland. Blair Jenkins, who is head of pro-independence Yes Scotland, believes that whether people vote "yes" or "no" on Thursday, 18 September, there will be consequences. He told Good Morning

  • Poland attacks UK plan to ban Polish and EU migrants from claiming child benefit

    January 6, 2014 10:35 AM 51

    Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, has denounced the proposal as unfair because it would mean Polish taxpayers taking on the child benefit costs of Poles paying the same level of taxes in Britain as British workers. "If Britain gets our taxpayers, shouldn't it also pay their benefits? Why should Polish taxpayers subsidise British taxpayers'

  • Police search after woman, 51, attacked in Glasgow Green

    January 6, 2014 10:14 AM 38

    Police forensic teams are searching Glasgow Green after a 51-year-old woman was attacked there at the weekend. It is understood that the woman was on her way to work when she was assaulted in the park at about 05:45 on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said the woman did not require hospital treatment following the incident. She said that inquiries

  • More powers within the UK is top choice for Scots, poll shows

    January 6, 2014 8:18 AM 35

    About 32 per cent of Scottish adults want devolution inside the UK but with more powers for the Scottish parliament, a YouGov poll on behalf of the pro-UK Better Together campaign found. However, at 30 per cent, Scottish independence was the second most popular constitutional option, with more Scots backing it than the status quo, which was preferred

  • 32% back stronger devolution: poll

    January 6, 2014 12:40 AM 48

    A stronger Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom remains the most favoured option among Scots ahead of the independence referendum, according to a poll. Some 32% of Scottish adults want devolution inside the UK but with more powers for the Scottish Parliament, a YouGov poll on behalf of the pro-UK Better Together campaign found. Scottish independence

  • Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says No campaign 'must set out vision'

    January 6, 2014 12:39 AM 45

    The pro-Union campaign must set out in detail what a No vote in the independence referendum would mean for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The deputy first minister said the Scottish government had provided "a compelling case for independence" in its White Paper. Better Together, which opposes independence, said the White Paper was a "wish list without

  • Osborne, eyeing 2015 election, to stress job not done on budget

    January 6, 2014 12:30 AM 42

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne will on Monday reinforce his plans for lower spending to allow for the possibility of tax cuts as the Conservative-led government tries to seize the initiative in a pre-election year. Osborne will stress in a speech on Monday that the job of fixing Britain's still wide budget deficit is far from done, according

  • G4S tackles 'ongoing incident' at HMP Oakwood

    January 5, 2014 9:23 PM 44

    Private security firm G4S says it is tackling an "ongoing incident" at Oakwood Prison in Wolverhampton. It provided no further information on the incident, which a spokesman said had been "contained". The company also said it was applying "standard procedures" to manage the problem. The prison in Featherstone was the scene of a number of rooftop protests