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World Cup 2018: Russia gives hooliganism assurances

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption England fans were targeted by Russian supporters at a Euro 2016 match in Marseilles Russian authorities have given their “assurance” fans will be safe from violence at the World Cup finals. Officials have a “blacklist” of known hooligans and have banned anyone responsible for trouble at Euro 2016 from […]

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Social media street signs pop up in Oxford

Fake signs like Facebook Row and Snapchat End are causing confusion around the streets of Oxford. The social media-inspired signage was installed by the same mysterious artist who put up Middle Earth and Narnia signs in nearby Didcot. Oxford City Council said the signs would be removed as they make the city hard to navigate. […]

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Welsh Government under pressure over disabled grant cut

The Welsh Government is under pressure from Labour politicians to reconsider its decision to scrap a grant for disabled people. The £27m Welsh Independent Living Grant (WILG) is paid to around 1,300 people. That money has been passed to local councils who are now reassessing recipients. The government said WILG was a “two-tier system” and […]

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Reading Snapchat row stabbing: Girl, 15, jailed

Image copyright Carl Court Image caption Social media app Snapchat was used to draw a crowd of young people to the fight, the court heard A 15-year-old who stabbed two other girls during a fight publicised on Snapchat has been jailed. A crowd of 40 youngsters looked on as the trio, who had used the […]