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‘Nothing new’ as West Midlands Police given six weeks to reform child protection programmes

An independent report yesterday accused the West Midlands Police (WMP) of having a ‘general lack of understanding’ when solving difficult cases involving child sexual exploitation. The report, commissioned by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), claimed that staff were committed and highly motivated but lacked expertise and effectiveness in more complex investigations. The news comes …Read More

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15 year old boy burnt to death in Bihar

On October 15th, in the eastern state of Bihar, India, a 15 year old goatherd, Sai Ram, was allegedly killed at the hands of Sanjay Singh alias Kunkun Singh (45) in Mohanpur village. On the tragic Wednesday evening, Ram left 3 goats outside his house grazing, as he went home to eat with his elder …Read More


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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron answers questions during a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels October 24, 2014.

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Ebola in Sierra Leone, Dr Paul Arkell’s Lecture at UoB

Dr Paul Arkell on his experiences tackling Ebola in Sierra Leone by Burnfm News on Mixcloud With the number of people being infected with Ebola rising to above 10,000 it is not surprising that doctors such as Paul Arkell want to get back out to the epicentre of the disease. A former student from the …Read More

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US Mid-term Elections: An Overview

Priya Bhardwaj on the US Mid-Term Elections by Burnfm News on Mixcloud The US mid-term elections that will define the shape of American politics for the next two years and beyond are around the corner. The elections are called mid-terms because they occur in the middle of a presidential term. The lack of a flagship …Read More

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The Topics: 21 October 2014

Listen again to the second episode of The Topics, hosted by Benji Hyer and Benji Fisher. The Topics: 21 October 2014 by Burnfm News on Mixcloud Topics covered this week include: The sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, The US mid-term elections, Recent economic growth figures, Recent TUC March, attended by ex-Vice President (Education) Hattie Craig, Evan …Read More