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A surveillance watchdog has voiced fears about councils cutting back on CCTV camera use

Councils scaling back CCTV coverage

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    Royal Belt-Tightening Sees Palace Job Cuts Sky News - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Buckingham Palace has admitted staff have been made redundant as part of a cost-cutting drive. But a spokeswoman dismissed claims of low morale among those working for the Royal Household. A … More »

  • Town halls urge ban on legal highs
    Town halls urge ban on legal highs Press Association - 3 hours ago

    Town halls have called for an outright ban on legal highs to be announced in the Queen's Speech. … More »

  • Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk
    Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk Press Association - 4 hours ago

    The Bank of England has launched a project to assess the economic risks to Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union in the referendum promised by David Cameron. … More »

  • Gay marriage poll counting to start
    Gay marriage poll counting to start Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Counting of votes in Ireland's landmark referendum on gay marriage begins at 9am today as the Government and rights campaigners bid to make history. … More »

  • Eurovision gears up for grand final
    Eurovision gears up for grand final Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Eurovision 2015's finalists are now all in place and raring to go for tonight's live grand final. … More »

  • Service held to mark Dunkirk rescue
    Service held to mark Dunkirk rescue Press Association - 4 hours ago

    A service will take place today at the Allied Beach Memorial in Dunkirk to mark the historic mission to rescue thousands of troops during the Second World War. … More »

  • Cash-strapped Palace axes staff
    Cash-strapped Palace axes staff Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Buckingham Palace has revealed some staff have been axed after it was reported at least four senior officials have been let go in a matter of months in a cost-cutting move. … More »

  • Oxford students to keep exam attire
    Oxford students to keep exam attire Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams. … More »

  • 'Golden parachute' deals to be axed
    'Golden parachute' deals to be axed Press Association - 4 hours ago

    The Government is to move to end six-figure "golden parachutes" for high-earning public sector bosses who are made redundant. … More »

  • 1,000 to attend rail disaster event
    1,000 to attend rail disaster event Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Around 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, are expected to attend an event commemorating Britain's worst rail disaster. … More »

  • Alps victim in fight with brother
    Alps victim in fight with brother Press Association - 4 hours ago

    The brother of a British man gunned down in the French Alps with his family has revealed the pair fought over a £1 million inheritance before his death, but insisted he played no part in the horrific … More »

  • Climate lobbyists 'biggest threat'
    Climate lobbyists 'biggest threat' Press Association - 4 hours ago

    David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton has launched an outspoken attack on climate change lobbyists, accusing them of being "the biggest threat to the environment today". … More »

  • High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote
    High turnout seen favouring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favour the Yes side … More »

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    Just like Richard III: Is King Henry I buried under a Reading, Berkshire car … IB Times - 6 hours ago

    Just like Richard III, another English king may have been spending part of his eternity parked beneath cars — or a school. Philippa Langley, who led the search for Richard III's remains, and husband … More »

  • PM: EU Reforms Require 'Patience And Tenacity'
    PM: EU Reforms Require 'Patience And Tenacity' Sky News - 6 hours ago

    David Cameron has warned that successfully reforming the EU may take some time as the President of the European Parliament told Sky News that changes might be possible. Martin Schulz, one of the … More »

  • Family Shocked Corfu Hotel Electrician Re-Hired
    Family Shocked Corfu Hotel Electrician Re-Hired Sky News - 7 hours ago

    The parents of two children who died in a Greek hotel say they are "appalled" an electrician convicted over their deaths was re-hired by the same premises. Sharon Wood and Neil Shepherd said they … More »

  • Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error
    Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error Press Association - 7 hours ago

    Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s. … More »

  • Ex-Minister Admits Leaking Sturgeon Memo
    Ex-Minister Admits Leaking Sturgeon Memo Sky News - 7 hours ago

    Nicola Sturgeon has accused Alistair Carmichael of an election "dirty trick" after he admitted leaking a memo about her during the election campaign. The former Scottish Secretary said he was … More »

  • Boxing tune greets Clarkson return
    Boxing tune greets Clarkson return Press Association - 8 hours ago

    Jeremy Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with his former Top Gear co-presenters at the beginning of a global super car tour. … More »

  • Army Experts Detonate WWII Wembley Bomb
    Army Experts Detonate WWII Wembley Bomb Sky News - 9 hours ago

    Army bomb disposal experts have safely detonated a World War Two device found near Wembley Stadium. The explosive was detonated by experts just after 5pm at an unspecified location in Bedfordshire, … More »

  • Balls 'won't dash back to politics'
    Balls 'won't dash back to politics' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign. … More »

  • Sun Reporter Guilty Of Paying Cop For Stories
    Sun Reporter Guilty Of Paying Cop For Stories Sky News - 10 hours ago

    A Sun journalist has been found guilty after paying a police officer more than £22,000 for story tips as part of a "corrupt relationship". Crime reporter Anthony France, 41, paid the money to PC … More »

  • Charles In Ireland: We've All Suffered Too Much
    Charles In Ireland: We've All Suffered Too Much Sky News - 11 hours ago

    Charles said Northern Ireland should not be imprisoned by its history as he called for shared healing between the divided communities. The daughter of Lord Mountbatten has supported the Corrymeela … More »

  • Carmichael in leaked memo admission
    Carmichael in leaked memo admission Press Association - 11 hours ago

    Nicola Sturgeon has called on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after the former Scottish secretary accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged she wanted David … More »

  • Space walk Russian recalls mission
    Space walk Russian recalls mission Press Association - 11 hours ago

    A Russian cosmonaut who made history as the first man to walk in space has spoken about his brush with death during the mission 50 years ago. … More »

  • Cameron launches EU reform drive, admits will not be easy
    Cameron launches EU reform drive, admits will not be easy Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By Kylie MacLellan and Adrian Croft RIGA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was confident of winning concessions from European Union leaders before he asks voters … More »

  • Hatton Garden Heist: Ninth Man Charged
    Hatton Garden Heist: Ninth Man Charged Sky News - 12 hours ago

    A ninth man has been charged with conspiracy to burgle in relation to the Hatton Garden jewellery raid last month. The vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in London was broken into over … More »

  • Phone-hacker denies Coulson grudge
    Phone-hacker denies Coulson grudge Press Association - 12 hours ago

    A journalist convicted of phone-hacking has said he does not hold a grudge against Andy Coulson, his former editor at the News of the World who is on trial for perjury. … More »

  • Heart rate 'may point to diabetes'
    Heart rate 'may point to diabetes' Press Association - 12 hours ago

    Measuring heart rate could help identify people at risk of diabetes, research has shown. … More »