'Send me to jail'

'Send me to jail'

Image caption Bradley’s anti-social behaviour order prevents him from “loitering” near businessesBanned from begging and sleeping in shop doorways in Middlesbrough, Bradley Grimes asked the judge in court to send him to prison rather than leave him homeless. What effect did it have? “All they’ve done is placed an anti-social behaviour order on me to try and stop me from begging. But I have to in order to survive,” Bradley Grimes tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. He became homeless after leaving the care system aged 17. With autism and,…

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Christmas fraud: Mobiles and clothes top presents targeted

Christmas fraud: Mobiles and clothes top presents targeted

Image copyrightGetty Images People are being urged to beware of fake products and websites in the run-up to Christmas. Mobile phones, clothes, shoes and jewellery are the gifts most likely to be fraudulent, according to the Action Fraud group. Along with City of London police, it is appealing to people to give more thought to where they source presents. In 2016, it is estimated that nearly £16 million was lost to Christmas shopping fraud. Common items reported to the agency include fake Yeezy trainers, Kylie Jenner make-up, air dryers, drones…

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Heavy rain causes flooding and leaves motorists stranded

Heavy rain causes flooding and leaves motorists stranded

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlooding: River bank bursts in Anglesey townHeavy rain has flooded roads and left motorists stranded in north Wales. Police are urging people to avoid travelling where possible after Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey were hit. The Bangor and Bethesda policing team said it had been assisting its Anglesey colleagues, where officers have rescued people stranded in vehicles. The Met Office has yellow “be aware” weather alerts in place for areas of Wales until Thursday. It warns of gusts of up to 70mph (113km/h)…

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Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

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Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery

Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery

Image copyrightPA An extra £28m is to go towards helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said in his Budget speech. The funding for Kensington and Chelsea Council in London will pay for mental health services and regeneration. The fire in June left 71 people dead, as well as hundreds of people homeless and many needing counselling. Labour welcomed the announcement but questioned whether the council should be responsible for spending the money. Mr Hammond has called on local authorities across the UK to speed up…

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