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Boris Johnson recruits Tony Blair’s former homelessness czar to lead rough sleeping review

Boris Johnson recruits Tony Blair’s former homelessness czar to lead rough sleeping review

Boris Johnson has recruited Tony Blair’s former homelessness czar Dame Louise Casey to lead a review into the causes of rough sleeping – even though she said only weeks ago that she would “probably not” work for the prime minister. Her appointment came as Mr Johnson announced an extra £236 million to help get people off […]

‘It is just one of those things’: Briton becomes oldest man in the world

‘It is just one of those things’: Briton becomes oldest man in the world

A Briton has become the oldest man in the world after the former title holder died in Japan.  Bob Weighton, who is 111 years old, said his new status was “just one of those things”. The Hampshire resident said: “I don’t really feel satisfied because it means someone else has died.” Download the new Independent […]

Flood defence spending down £64m since 2015, warns new report

Flood defence spending down £64m since 2015, warns new report

Government spending on vital flood defences across England has fallen by £64m since 2015 despite an urgent need to upgrade “Victorian era” infrastructure, a new report has said. As parts of the country suffer devastating floods, analysis by the public sector procurement firm Scape Group found spending on flood defences and coastal erosion fell in real terms from […]

Foster mother killed baby in fit of rage, court hears

Foster mother killed baby in fit of rage, court hears

A paramedic foster mother allegedly killed the baby she was adopting in a fit of rage, before pretending the child had fallen from her knee. Sarah Higgins is accused of inflicting devastating brain injuries on 10-month-old Skyla Giller while caring for the baby at her home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The 42-year-old dialled 999 and […]

Boris Johnson news – live: Tories rally to defend MP who exposed himself to woman, as DWP benefits suicides ‘cover-up’ emerges

Boris Johnson news – live: Tories rally to defend MP who exposed himself to woman, as DWP benefits suicides ‘cover-up’ emerges

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