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Elsewhere, Downing Street is planning to impose targets on police and prosecutors in England and Wales in an attempt to reverse the record decline in rape prosecutions, according to the Guardian. In what the paper calls a “highly unusual” move, the prime minister’s crime and justice taskforce is planning to set targets for police to refer more cases to the Crown Prosecution Service, while the CPS itself has been tasked with prosecuting and bringing more trials.

Guardian Front Page 19th of July 2024

Five activists from the Just Stop Oil campaign received record prison sentences for their roles in planning a protest that would have disrupted the M25 motorway, sparking debate over the severity of the punishment for non-violent activism.

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Guardian Front Page 18th of July 2024

Keir Starmer has pledged to revitalize the UK economy with a focus on renewable energy and infrastructure growth, promising to counter populism and implement substantial reforms in his first King’s speech in a decade.

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Guardian Front Page 16th of July 2024

Donald Trump criticised ongoing legal cases against him as “witch-hunts” despite his recent pledge to unite the nation, addressing these concerns during a rally and in preparation for the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

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