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Drug policy 'has no impact on use'
Drug use is not affected by the "toughness" of a country's enforcement on possession of substances, a report says

Drug policy 'has no impact on use'

Treating drug possession as a health problem rather than a criminal matter has no impact on levels of substance misuse, an official Government study has found.

World news

Peshmerga troops heading to Kobani

Peshmerga troops heading to Kobani

Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey as they headed to the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Sport news

Pellegrini worried by City form

Pellegrini worried by City form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was concerned about his team's form after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Newcastle.

Business news

£500m set aside over forex claims

£500m set aside over forex claims

Barclays has set aside £500 million over the alleged rigging of foreign exchange (forex) markets which are being probed by regulators around the world.

Technology news

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

Royal Mail is investing £130 million in thousands of hand-held devices aimed at improving its parcels delivery service.

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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Hip hop trio Young Fathers tonight won one of UK music's most prestigious awards as they collected the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their album Dead.

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