Modern slavery cases across Britain have rocketed during the pandemic, according to a leading charity. The Salvation Army says it helped 2,662 survivors of slavery in England and Wales between July 2020 and June 2021, of whom 470 had been forced to commit crimes such as growing or dealing drugs, begging and shoplifting. The Salvation Army believes the economic and mental health impact of the pandemic could be to blame for the significant rise in the number of people targeted by criminals looking for "slaves".
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Adele's new single Easy On Me has reached the top of the UK singles chart and broken streaming records after registering 24 million listens in one week. The singer beat Ariana Grande's 2019 record of 16.9 million streams in a week for the song 7 Rings. Adele's single also clocked up 217,300 chart sales, the highest since Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You in January 2017.
The recording of a 911 call has revealed the chaos and panic on a film set after a cinematographer was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin. Script supervisor Naomi Mitchell tells the operator "we need help immediately" after Halyna Hutchins was struck in the chest on the set of the Western movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday. The film's director Joel Souza, who was stood behind her, was shot in the shoulder after the prop gun discharged and has since been released from hospital.
Drivers were forced to wait in their cars overnight at the Channel Tunnel after an electrical fault triggered major delays. Holidaymakers and lorry drivers spent the night in their vehicles following an electrical fault at the railway terminal in Kent. Hundreds were stuck on the M20 near Folkstone, some for up to nine hours, waiting to board the train to France on Saturday night.
Thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government have marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader’s contentious policies
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries "persona non grata" for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Expelling the 10 ambassadors, seven of whom represent governments from Turkey's NATO allies, would mark the deepest diplomatic rift with the West during Erdogan's 19 years in power.Kavala has been in prison for four years, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and w