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Day: September 24, 2019

Sex attacks on Tube up by 42 percent
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Sex attacks on Tube up by 42 percent

    The number of sexual assaults reported on the Tube have soared by 42 percent in the past four years, new figures show. Attacks on the Underground recorded by the British Transport Police (BTP) rose from 844 to 1,206, according to Mayor of London statistics. The BTP said it expected a rise in reports following a drive to encourage victims to report unwanted sexual behaviour. But campaigners argue incidents are still under-reported and more needs to be done to stop attackers before they strike. The figures revealed there had been 138 sexual assaults on the Night Tube since it began in August 2016, with 62 in the past year. The Central line, which does not have CCTV cameras on its trains, saw the most recorded assaults with 1,054. This was followed by 645 on the Vi...
Johnson calls to Queen from New york
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Johnson calls to Queen from New york

    Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen today after the Supreme Court handed down its verdict, it has been confirmed. A senior UK Government official said the Prime Minister had spoken with the monarch on the phone "earlier in the day". They would not comment on the exact timing of the call. And they would not say whether he had apologised to the monarch. "We never in any circumstances discuss the contents of conversations between the Prime Minister and her majesty," the official said. The call came after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to ask her to prorogue Parliament was unlawful. The Prime Minister said he would abide by the historic judgement and Parliament “will come back” as he was cornered on a chaotic visit to the United Nations in New York. But as c...