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Police force to arm every officer with a Taser after attacks

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Northamptonshire Police will arm every frontline officer with a Taser in response to a “sickening trend” of attacks on staff.

Chief constable Nick Adderley said his decision was not “taken lightly” but that officers had suffered “life-changing injuries”.

There were 1,004 frontline officers in the Northamptonshire force as of March this year, according to a parliamentary briefing.

“Enough is enough,” Mr Adderley said.

Speaking to Sky News, he added: “We’ve had officers with their ears torn off and bitten off, we’ve had officers ...

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Rolls-Royce‎ eyes French buyer for civil nuclear arm

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A French-led consortium is in advanced talks to buy a big chunk of Rolls-Royce‎ Holdings’ civil nuclear operations as part of a deal that will continue the transformation of one of Britain’s most important industrial  groups.

Sky News has learnt that Framatome, ‎which is majority-owned by the French energy group EDF, is close to sealing a deal to buy Rolls-Royce’s international instrumentation and control (I&C) division.

City sources said an announcement was likely in the coming weeks.

If completed, the deal, which ...

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Site for Beckham’s Miami stadium is ‘toxic’, report finds

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The site earmarked for David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Florida is more toxic than anticipated, according to a study.

Environmental firm EE&G was hired to assess the Melreese golf course, the potential home to Beckham’s team Inter Miami.

After taking more than 100 samples, the firm has found the levels of arsenic are more than twice those legally allowed.

Levels of lead and barium are also higher than legal limits.

Arsenic, lead and barium can all cause various illnesses in humans ...

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Corbyn: Plan to end EU free movement ‘Windrush on steroids’

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Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan have called on the government to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement from the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Labour leader said the policy could be a scandal like “Windrush on steroids” and urged the Home Office not to oppose restrictions on EU nationals in UK.

In a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, Mr Khan said ending free movement without any transition before a new immigration system comes ...

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Man Utd ‘disgusted’ by racial abuse of Pogba after penalty miss

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Manchester United have said they are “disgusted” by racial abuse aimed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media after he missed a penalty in the club’s 1-1 draw against Wolves on Monday night.

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved Pogba’s 68th-minute spot-kick in the second half, with the scores level.

A win at Molineux would have put United top of the Premier League, above Liverpool on goal difference.

“Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last ...

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Jihadi Jack: ‘Free me so I can fight against Islamic radicalisation’

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The Briton who ran away to join Islamic State as a teenager has told Sky News he wants to be released from jail to join the fight against Islamist radicalisation.

In an interview from prison, Jack Letts told Sky News he does not care about being stripped of his British citizenship, because he would not want to live in a country governed by Boris Johnson anyway.

“I’m being truthful when I’m saying I want to make ...

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Legalise BDSM and transhumanism, think-tank urges

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Body modification, BDSM and transhumanism should be legalised, a think-tank has suggested.

The Adam Smith Institute said “utterly outdated” assault laws mean consent is not a valid defence against the practices.

It claimed current legislation is applied “inconsistently”, particularly damaging sexual, cultural, and ethnic minorities.

The benefits would include greater personal freedom, protecting people’s expressions and enabling new technology to enhance the human experience, it added.

The pro-liberation think-tank said people should be able to choose if they want body modifications, to perform ...

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Ed Sheeran failed music college before global stardom

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Ed Sheeran failed all his music subjects in college, a letter from the institution has revealed.

According to the document from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, the Shape of You singer received F grades in all six of the music subjects he took there in 2010.

They included fails for songcraft and professional musicianship.

The letter is being displayed as a part of a free exhibition dedicated to the star’s life which opened in Ipswich today.

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The Ashes: Aussie star Smith ruled out of third Test

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Australia batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley due to concussion.

Smith, 30, was withdrawn on day five of the second Test at Lord’s after showing delayed symptoms from being hit in the neck by a 92mph bouncer from Jofra Archer the previous afternoon.

The former Australia captain retired hurt after being floored by Archer’s short ball but came back to complete his innings after less than an hour off the field.

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