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Southampton 'paedophile hunter' jailed for false claim

Image caption Stephen Dure, also known as Stevie Trap, featured in a regional edition of a BBC Inside Out programme in 2017 A self-styled “paedophile hunter” has been jailed after admitting falsely accusing a man of grooming teenagers. Stephen Dure, 34, also known as Stevie Trap, pleaded guilty to making an improper communication online at […]

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What is the scale of online child sex abuse?

Image copyright Getty Images The full scale of online child sexual exploitation is difficult to know. Sites are often disguised to make them appear legal, or are hidden on the dark web, which enables people to act anonymously and untraceably online. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found 78,589 individual web addresses worldwide showing images of […]

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Drunken children threaten Morecambe lifeboat crew

Image copyright PA Image caption RNLI volunteer told “come near me and I’ll hit you” after six youngsters venture into sea Lifeboat volunteers were threatened with violence after being called to help a group of drunken children who had been in the sea at Morecambe. Six youngsters, aged between 11 and 15, had gone into […]

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Chris Evans: A life in broadcasting

Image copyright PA Image caption The broadcaster was mobbed by reporters as he left the BBC on Monday Chris Evans has announced he will be leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show at the end of the year to host Virgin Radio’s equivalent. His departure will bring an end to the latest chapter in an eventful […]

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Liverpool Littlewoods building fire in pictures

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Firefighters are damping down at the building The former Littlewoods headquarters which has been engulfed by fire is one of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks. It was constructed in 1938 and was once home to the football pools. The building on Edge Lane has had various uses over the years and […]