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Met officer denies bias hampered investigation into Stephen Port’s first victim

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A senior Metropolitan police officer has denied that unconscious bias affected his investigation into the death of serial killer Stephen Port’s first victim because he was “young, gay and working as an escort”. DCI Ch...

Paramedic saw death of Stephen Port’s first victim as suspicious, inquest told

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A paramedic called to the first victim of the serial killer Stephen Port believed the death was suspicious after finding the body cross-legged and in an unnatural position, an inquest has heard. The body of Anthony Wa...

Delayed inquests in deaths of Stephen Port’s victims open

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The delayed inquests into the deaths of four young men who were victims of the serial killer Stephen Port open on Tuesday, as the lawyer for their families said the hearings marked a key step in their “quest for accou...

Big investors back South Tees bid for key English ports

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A group of powerful investors are preparing a £2bn takeover of one of the UK’s largest port operators in a move seen by some as a vote of confidence in the government’s levelling-up agenda. The South Tees Development ...

Britain’s five best museums – featuring space ports, Covid jabs and free dinners

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‘Albert Hirst’s pies were legendary,” recalls Ian McMillan, the poet known as the Bard of Barnsley. He’s talking about his favourite exhibit at Experience Barnsley: a carrier bag for the long defunct butchers. “Person...

Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortages

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An outbreak of Covid-19 in southern China has combined with the rapid reopening of the world economy and a shortage of shipping containers to cause a surge in transport costs that could fuel inflation and cause shorta...

Darwin Port’s Chinese owner says it will cooperate with Australian defence review

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The Chinese company that operates the Port of Darwin has vowed to cooperate with the Morrison government’s review into any security risks from its long-term lease – but insists it struck the deal “in good faith”. The ...

British ports say they are not ready for Brexit customs checks

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Construction only just started at the key livestock port of Portsmouth, while the facility at Dover is just ‘a muddy field’A string of British ports are urging the government to delay the next wave of Brexit red tape,...