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Jail threat for abuse case neglect
The scandal in Rotherham exposed widespread inaction by agencies

Jail threat for abuse case neglect

Senior public officials and councillors who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation will face up to five years in jail under a new criminal offence being considered by the Government.

World news

Iraqi bid to retake Tikrit from IS

Iraqi bid to retake Tikrit from IS

Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters, have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, state TV said.

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Johnson bailed in child sex probe

Johnson bailed in child sex probe

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

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UK-China partnerships announced

UK-China partnerships announced

Partnerships between the UK and China expected to be worth £150 million over the next five years have been announced at a creativity festival launched in Shanghai by the Duke of Cambridge.

Technology news

Google 'wants whole world online'

Google 'wants whole world online'

Google's head of product has used a keynote speech to lay out the company's plans to solve global connectivity problems, including weather balloons and drones that will carry internet signals.

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Poldark actor speaks up for cast

Poldark actor speaks up for cast

The star of new BBC period drama Poldark has revealed that the cast were terrified about mumbling following the controversy surrounding Jamaica Inn.

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