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Extremism in prisons to be tackled by specialist task force – BBC News

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Last year, a government-ordered review found that Islamist extremism is a growing problem within jails. 'Keep prisons safe' It discovered evidence of offenders advocating support for Islamic State and "charismatic" prisoners acting as "self-styled emirs" to radicalise other prisoners. In response, the government announced plans to hold dangerous extremists in separate prison units. The new unit is part of proposals to tackle radicalisation under prison reform measures announced by the government in November. Other measures already adopted to combat radicalisation include an instruction to governors to ban extremist literature. Prison management also has the power to remove anyone from communal [...]

Sharp fall in prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

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The Department for Transport said: "Britain has some of the safest roads in the world and in 2015 we had the second lowest total of road fatalities on record. "We are determined to do more and we've recently announced tougher penalties for those caught using a mobile phone while driving. "We have also tightened the law to make it easier to prosecute drink-drivers and drug-drivers." Five people die on the UK's roads in the UK every day but campaigners say these incidents are often seen as unfortunate accidents and prosecutions are few and far between. RoadPeace believes that the declining [...]

Windermere lakeside piano memorial concert held – BBC News

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Image copyright Police Scotland/Family photograph Image caption Tim Newton and Rachel Slater were reported missing after failing to return from Ben Nevis The grand piano arrived by ferry and was carried on a special frame to Claife Heights, an elevated area above the lake. Image caption The grand piano was carried up a track by Windermere Michael Richmond, whose father organised the concert, said the couple had "strong feelings" about the mountain rescue operation. "Following their deaths it just really emphasised how badly in need of support mountain rescue are for the phenomenal job that they do," he said. Robert [...]

The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

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Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend's The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. "Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what's so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives," he says. "It's written from the point of view of a 13-year-old boy, but it's also there's the story of [...]

Would you risk jail for a cup of tea? – BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tea chests in London in the 1950s - the nation's love affair with the drink has endured In an age before income tax, tea duties accounted for 10% of government revenues, which was enough to pay for the Royal Navy, but as tariffs on it reached 119% it gave smugglers their chance. "If you had high tariffs and goods people wanted, it gave smugglers a business opportunity," says Exeter University historian Helen Doe. More than 3,000 tonnes of tea was smuggled into Britain a year by the late 1700s, with just 2,000 tonnes imported [...]

Weekly Roundup: A big win for SpaceX, Congress votes to let ISPs sell your browsing history

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SpaceX gets a big win after successfully relaunching a Falcon 9 rocket, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is officially unveiled and more details surface on Elon Musks new company. These are the top stories of the week, plus some long-form weekend reads. You can receive this post as a newsletter too, if youd like. 1.The Senate and Congress voted toempowerinternet service providers to freely expose and sellprivate userdata toadvertisers aka your browsing history is up for grabs. The measure would reverse the Broadband Privacy Rule, a piece of regulation set by ObamasFCC. Heres everything you need to know about the decision. [...]

Women in tech are still an undervalued pipeline for innovation

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Allyson Kapin is the founder of Women Who Tech. Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist. His latest venture, craigconnects, helps drive peer-to-peer, grassroots civic engagement and philanthropy to support veterans and military families; trustworthy journalism; voting rights and women in tech. More posts by this contributor: It’s time for men to champion women in tech Women tech founders face an uphill battle getting in front of VCs and raising money. Thats true in Silicon Valley, which still has the look of a college fraternity, and its true in tech hubs like London, Berlin and Amsterdam. Its bad for women; and [...]

Apple releases new colorful Apple Watch ad

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Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/apple-releases-new-colorful-apple-watch-ad/

Snapchat now lets you search across over 1 million Stories

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Portsmouth hairdresser retires at the age of 93 – BBC News

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She worked with her daughter Barbara Evans, 70, and daughter-in-law, Pat Privett, 68, who have also decided to retire.