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New domestic abuse law 'could change Scotland'

Image copyright Laura Dodsworth Image caption Ministers want to create a specific offence criminalising psychological abuse A bill to criminalise psychological domestic abuse is has been passed, with some campaigners saying it “could change Scotland forever”. The Domestic Abuse bill, which has wide backing, creates a specific offence of “abusive behaviour in relation to a […]

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Scots minister 'will publish EU analysis'

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Russell is leading the Scottish government’s negotiations with the UK government over the Brexit process The Scottish government has said it will publish the UK government’s controversial Brexit briefing paper if it is given it. The document, which was leaked to Buzzfeed earlier this week, predicts that Brexit will […]

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Desborough Tory councillors' mass 'bullying' resignation

Image copyright Geograph/Richard Williams Image caption Desborough residents passed a vote of no confidence in their council about 18 months ago All Conservative members of a town council have resigned after “bullying, abuse and harassment” of the former chairman and her family. Jane Pearce stood down from Desborough Town Council in Northamptonshire two weeks ago […]

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Child migrants

Image copyright SafePassage Image caption Lord Alf Dubs joined the group of former child refugees and campaigners at Downing Street Five former child refugees who fled Nazi persecution have urged Theresa May to welcome more young migrants into Britain. The group of men and women, who came to the UK from Europe prior to the […]

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Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionESA claimant Peter Cartwright: ‘People need this money to live’ Mistakes in paying out benefits claims could cost up to £500m to put right, the BBC has learned. The errors identified by the Department for Work and Pensions affect the main sickness benefit, the Employment and Support […]