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All new prisons will have “airport-style” security and every inmate will be assessed for addiction under plans to keep drugs out of jails. Drug dogs and hand-held scanner wands will be deployed at prison gates as well as X-ray body scanners and biometric identification for visitors under the government’s proposal to stop dangerous substances entering […]

A multi-million pound strategy to cut drug crime and save lives has been unveiled by the government – but will it work? At stake is the chance to save hundreds of lives, stop 750,000 crimes and dent an industry said to cost society £20bn a year. The new drug strategy has been heralded by ministers […]

A lot can happen in 10 days, but for homes across the north without power far too little has happened. As I arrived in one of Northumbria’s small rural villages I met 94-year-old Geoffrey Barkes. He was checking that all his torches still work. All the latest news on Storm Arwen The house is bitterly […]

The Manchester Arena bomber swore at school teachers, stole a mobile phone from a prefect and skipped class, his former headteacher has revealed. Salman Abedi was “badly behaved from the start of his school career” and “extremely rude”, said Ian Fenn, who led staff at Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester. One English teacher branded […]

The Omicron variant of COVID is already causing up to 1,000 infections a day in the UK, many more than official figures would suggest, a leading scientist has told Sky News. Professor Francois Balloux, director of the University College London Genetics Institute, said the outbreak was now well under way, doubling every three to four […]

A pedestrian who knifed a motorist to death in front of his four-year-old son faces life behind bars after being convicted of murder. Alexander Layton, 34, stabbed James Stokoe inside his BMW after he slammed on the brakes to avoid running him over then angrily shouted at him on 15 May 2020. Layton fled the […]