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Rotherham grooming gangs may have abused more than 1,500 victims, investigators reveal

More than 1,500 people may have been abused by grooming gangs in Rotherham, according to officials leading the biggest investigation of its kind in the UK.

Around 100 more potential victims have been discovered in the wake of Alexis Jay’s damning report on how authorities had ignored sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town for more than a decade.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is investigating grooming activity between 1997 and 2013, said some had come forward themselves and others had been identified by other survivors or through analysis of a local youth project and social care files.

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Police urge people to stop calling them about KFC chicken shortage

The police are urging the public to stop calling in to report that KFC has run out of chicken.

The national “KFC crisis” has seen over half of the fast food chain’s 900 UK outlets close across the country.

Last week KFC changed its delivery contract to DHL, which blamed “operational issues” for its failure to deliver the chickens.

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Uber driver arrested for allowing female genital mutilation of daughter after ‘unwittingly telling an anti-FGM campaigner’

An Uber driver was arrested for allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on his daughter after he told an anti-FGM campaigner in his taxi, a court heard.

The 29-year-old was making small talk with charity worker Sami Ullah when the conversation turned to FGM and he revealed his seven-year-old daughter had a ‘small cut.’

After the 10-minute journey, Mr Ullah, a junior trustee for the charity Integrate, used the app’s feedback service to identify the Somalian driver before reporting him to police.

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MI5 ‘watched on CCTV’ as Muslim terror suspects got into a van then left for their deadly attack but did NOTHING

MI5 watched the London Bridge terror suspects load their van with a large holdall before leaving for their deadly attack, it has been alleged.

Intelligence officers reportedly watched the ringleader Khuram Butt, 27, and his two accomplices load a van on CCTV outside his flat in Barking, east London, just two hours before it was used as a battering ram.

But officers didn’t order police to act because Butt had been downgraded as an MI5 priority and they didn’t realise he was about to carry out an attack.

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Sign of The End Times: KFC chicken shortage closes outlets

Fast-food chain KFC has closed hundreds of outlets across the UK after they ran out of chicken.

Things were not so finger-licking good for disappointed fried chicken fans after problems with a new distribution system forced the closures.

Last week, KFC switched its delivery contract to DHL, which blamed “operational issues” for the supply disruption.

KFC has about 900 UK restaurants, with more than 80% run by franchisees.

Closures have been reported in areas including London and the South East, the Midlands, East Anglia, the North East and Wales.

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Corbyn’s Tragic Rough Sleeper Was Twice-Deported Migrant Paedophile from Angola

A rough sleeper turned into a cause célèbre by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after he was found dead in a London underpass near Parliament turns out to have been an illegal migrant paedophile who had been deported twice.

Marcos Amaral Gourgel was a dual Angolan-Portuguese national first deported from Britain in 2014 after serving time for child sex offences, reports the Daily Mail, which cited Portuguese daily Correio da Manha.

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Ukip’s new leader Gerard Batten insists he was RIGHT to describe Islam as a ‘dark ages death cult’

Ukip’s new interim leader has insisted he was ‘factually and historically right’ to brand Islam a ‘death cult’.

Gerard Batten faced condemnation less than 24 hours after taking the helm of Ukip following the sacking of Henry Bolton.

The London MEP said Islam was fuelled by ‘dark ages ideologies’ and claimed many Muslim migrants to the UK believed in a literal interpretation of the Koran.

He claimed new arrivals to Britain should be obliged to sign an agreement rejecting this view.

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British ISIS fighter who plotted UK attack reportedly killed in secret targeted RAF mission

A British Isil fighter who was plotting attacks on UK soil was reportedly killed in a targeted attack on the orders of the RAF.

Naweed Hussain, 32, was killed last spring while fighting for Isil in its Raqqa stronghold in a US drone strike but now it’s been revealed his death was the result of a secret mission by British forces.

The extremist, who calls himself Abu Usamah al-Britani, had repeatedly groomed young British girls to become jihadi brides over Skype.

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Mass grave where Jihadi John’s victims are buried along with hundreds of others slaughtered by ISIS ‘is found’ in the desert in Syria

The bodies of hostages murdered by Jihadi John could soon be found after forensic teams made a visit to a mass grave near Raqqa in Syria.

The visit came after the interrogation two British jihadis who were part of the notorious ‘Beatles’ terror cell US intelligence officers searching for the bodies of the Western hostages murdered by the Islamic State.

US officials have said that Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, who were captured by Kurdish forces, have given interrogators the ‘best breakthrough’ in the hunt for the bodies, CNN reported.

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Britons are unknowingly eating Halal meat that is being sold without a label, says top vet

Britons are inadvertently eating meat from animals slaughtered while they are still conscious, a top vet has warned.

Lord Trees, who is a former president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, said the meat would mainly be found in pies and ready meals.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of sheep and poultry being killed without being stunned first. This has been attributed to religious practices.

But Lord Trees, a crossbench peer, said it was highly probable that some unstunned meat was entering the ‘standard’ food chain as well.

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Why we shouldn’t try the jihadi ‘Beatles’ in Britain

The success of the military campaign against Isis in Syria and Iraq has left behind a diplomatic and legal problem: what to do with the British citizens who travelled to join and fight with Isis, but who have survived hostilities. The problem has been brought to a head by the capture, by a group of Syrian Kurds, of El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey — two Londoners who were members of ‘the Beatles’, a group which tortured and beheaded at least 27 hostages.

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Jeremy Corbyn met a Soviet agent from Czech security services during the Cold War and tipped him off about MI5 clampdown

Jeremy Corbyn warned a Soviet-backed spy about British intelligence activity at the climax of the Cold War, according to secret documents.

The Labour leader met the Czech agent at least three times after being vetted by communist handlers in 1986, papers reveal.

Two meetings took place in the heart of British democracy – the House of Commons. And in records of the meeting an espionage agent noted how Mr Corbyn was ‘occasionally explosive’.

Why isn’t he in jail?

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‘It was a racket, all of it’: Iraqi refugee admits faking hundreds of compensation claims against British troops

An Iraqi refugee has admitted arranging hundreds of fake abuse claims against British soldiers in Iraq.

Basim Al-Sadoon, 37, said the racket he was involved in was aimed at winning payouts from the Ministry of Defence.

Mr Al-Sadoon ran an office in Basra where he handled accusations made by locals against the British Army.

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Ministers too ‘politically correct’ to enforce hijab policy in schools, former Ofsted boss warns

The Government is too politically correct to enforce rules on hijabs in schools, leaving teachers “alone, isolated and vulnerable”, the former head of Ofsted has warned.

Sir Michael Wilshaw said a lack of formal policy from the Department for Education on whether children should be allowed to cover their heads in lessons has led to angry clashes.

He also highlighted concerns that there are 150 schools around the country which make it compulsory for children to wear hijabs, adding that “the country has enormously changed” and some communities hold very conservative views which cannot easily be challenged.

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Slave owner compensation was still being paid off by British taxpayers in 2015

Bristol taxpayers in 2015 were still paying off debt borrowed by the government to “compensate” slave owners in 1833, the Treasury has revealed.

The revelations show that the £20 million (US$28 million) the government spent to reimburse the owners of slaves – who themselves were some of Britain’s richest businessmen – took the taxpayer 182 years to pay off. The descendants of slaves were never compensated, but it appears some would have been paying to compensation slave owners.

The information was revealed by the Treasury under a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, the Bristol Post reports.

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