Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury


Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury


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Juries could be deterred from convicting people in future sexual assault trials as recent prosecution failings have undermined the public’s confidence, The Times reports. It comes after four recent trials have collapsed at the last minute because of last-minute evidence disclosures.

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The Daily Mirror reports that potential victims of the black-cab rapist John Worboys are urging police to reinvestigate dozens of alleged sex crimes. It comes after Justice Secretary David Gauke said a government-backed judicial review of the 60-year-old’s release by the Parole Board would not take place.

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Newly-appointed cabinet office minister David Lidington has told the Daily Telegraph that Britain could rejoin a reformed European Union within a generation. In its front page article Theresa May’s “de facto deputy” said it was impossible to predict what the EU would like in “10 or 20 years’ time”.

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The Guardian reports that insurers are being accused of depriving people with depression and anxiety of having access to life insurance. The paper reports dozens of people have said they have been denied cover for physical conditions, as a result of “mild mental health conditions” and “one-off episodes”.

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Private equity groups are looking to cherry-pick assets from construction company Carillion, according to the FT Weekend. The interest comes in a week where the government has struggled to protect thousands of jobs left at risk by the collapse. Canadian fund manager Brookfield and British private equity group Endless are among those who have shown interest, it says.

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The Daily Mail leads with news that 4% of the UK’s recycling was treated as waste and dumped in landfill last year. The paper says 471,000 tons was either buried or incinerated.

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An effective way to relieve the symptoms of many IBS sufferers has been found by researchers, the i weekend reports. According to the paper’s front page, scientists have proven special diets could help three-quarters of the five million people in the UK affected by the condition.

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Ant McPartlin’s painkiller addiction has inspired a storyline for ITV soap Coronation Street, according to the Daily Star.

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