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Judge backs dental work for Syrian refugee who saw brother tortured

A judge in a specialist court has approved a plan which will see a mentally-ill Syrian refugee who is thought to have watched torturers pull out his brother's teeth undergo major dental work.

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Ex-legal chief who feared paying £600,000 after tribunal must only give £15,000

A former legal chief who feared having to pay more than £600,000 after she lost an employment tribunal against a police force has been told she must hand over just £15,000.

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Police conduct dawn raids in bid to break slavery gang

Dawn raids by police have taken place across the North East in an attempt to break a modern-day slavery gang.

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Specialists await dental decision on refugee who saw brother's teeth torture

Specialists are waiting to hear whether a judge will allow them to carry out major dental surgery on a mentally-ill Syrian refugee who is thought to have watched torturers pull out his brother's teeth.

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Police chief who oversaw inquiry into Sir Edward Heath to leave Wiltshire force

The chief constable who oversaw the controversial Wiltshire Police child abuse inquiry into former Conservative prime minister Sir Edward Heath is to leave the force.

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Queensferry Crossing construction worker's death 'a tragic accident'

The death of a construction worker on the Queensferry Crossing in 2016 was a "tragic accident", a sheriff has ruled.

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Queensferry Crossing construction worker's death 'a tragic accident'

The death of a construction worker on the Queensferry Crossing in 2016 was a "tragic accident", a sheriff has ruled.

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Driver detained for causing death crash seconds after sending text message

A teenage driver who killed a man planning to donate a kidney to his brother in a crash that happened seconds after she sent a text message has been detained for seven months.

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'M25 rapist' Antoni Imiela referred for parole

A man dubbed the M25 rapist has been referred for parole a week after the decision to free another serial rapist caused uproar.

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Rail passengers face further disruption as strikes held amid role of guards row

Fresh strikes will be held on Wednesday against four rail operators in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, causing more disruption for passengers.

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Rail workers 'standing firm' during strikes in driver-only trains row

Rail workers were said to be "standing firm" in the latest wave of strikes over the role of guards as the Government was accused of being more interested in protecting the profits of train operators regardless of the impact on services and safety.

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