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UK to publish impact of no-deal Brexit
LONDON: The government is preparing to publish more than 80 reports on the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit, leaked reports suggest. The papers are expected to be released over the course of the next month and will cover areas ranging from aviation safety to animal breeding to gun regulations. They have been drawn up by government departments across Whitehall as the prospect of the UK crashing out of the EU without
 
 
Khan orders crisis planners to be ready
LONDON: The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he has “no choice” but to order London’s crisis planners to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Khan said the London Resilience Forum would assess the impact of Britain crashing out of the EU on access to medicine, energy and food, as well as the ability to maintain emergency care, law and order. The group, whose 170 member organisations include police and the emergency services, is charged
   
Teen jailed for attempted murder of Syrian refugee
LONDON: A teenager has been jailed for seven years and nine months for the racially-aggravated attempted murder of a Syrian refugee in Edinburgh. Sean Gorman repeatedly stabbed Shabaz Ali, 25, following a minor argument at a hostel in the city’s Upper Gilmore Place. The 18-year-old plunged a lock-knife into his victim six times after reacting furiously to being asked to turn his music down. He was given an extended sentence of
 
 
Third suspect held in ‘sexual attack’ case
LONDON: A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and serious sexual assault after a “horrific” attack left a woman in a life-threatening condition. The victim, who is in her 50s, was discovered near a children’s play park off Cedar Road, Leicester, at 4.45am on Aug.3. In the early hours of Friday morning, Leicestershire Police said the 24-year-old suspect, of no fixed address, was located in Stoke-on-Trent
   
Minister vows to quit if jail violence does not drop
LONDON: The Prisons minister Rory Stewart has vowed to quit his job if he fails to reduce the levels violence and drug use in problem-hit jails. Stewart made the pledge as he launched a £10m campaign to tackle “acute” issues in 10 prisons. It comes after recent official figures showed self-harm incidents and assaults in jails were at record levels and an increasing amount of drugs and number of mobile phones are being found in
 
 
Labour complains to Ipso over Corbyn coverage
LONDON: Labour has complained to the press regulator Ipso over coverage of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s laying of a wreath at a Tunisian cemetery. The party said stories published in the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Metro , Times and Sun had misrepresented the 2014 event and who it was intended to commemorate. Lodging a formal complaint with the press regulator is highly unusual for the leader of a political party.
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