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Betting firms won £1.3m in stolen money from gambling addict

Andy May convicted of fraud in case that highlights need for industry reform, say campaigners

Betting firms won £1.3m in stolen money from a gambling addict without establishing where the funds came from, it has emerged, reigniting concern about whether firms do sufficient due diligence on punters who lose large sums.

Andy May, 44, was sentenced at Norwich crown court on Monday to four years for fraud after admitting siphoning funds from the clothing company where he was a senior manager earning more than £50,000 a year.

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Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, PM hints

Boris Johnson says government is in talks with composer, who is ‘surprised’ to hear of the proposed pilot

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest production could be exempt from the delay in lockdown easing, Boris Johnson hinted in his Downing Street briefing announcing the four-week postponement of the relaxation of all rules.

Last week, Lord Lloyd-Webber said he was determined to open his theatres on 21 June regardless of whether rules are relaxed, and was prepared to be arrested if authorities try to intervene.

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Ministers ‘knowingly underfunding’ childcare sector in England

Early Years Alliance investigation finds government is ‘shamelessly’ driving costs up and quality down

Ministers have been accused of “shamelessly, knowingly” underfunding the early years sector in England over the past decade, driving childcare costs up and quality down, after a two-year investigation by a body representing the sector.

Private government briefing documents uncovered during the investigation reveal that 2020-21 early years funding rates for the Conservatives’ free childcare offer for three- and four-year-olds are less than two-thirds of what the government believed was needed to fully fund the scheme, according to the Early Years Alliance (EYA).

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Fears England breast cancer deaths may rise as Covid hits screenings

Charity warns 10,600 fewer women started treatment for the disease in past year, compared with year before

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Progress in reducing breast cancer deaths may be under threat, a leading charity has warned, as figures reveal more than 10,000 fewer patients in England started treatment for the disease in the past year compared with the year before.

According to an analysis of NHS England figures by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), about 38,000 fewer cancer patients began treatment between April 2020 and March 2021, compared with the same period a year earlier. Just under 28% of these were breast cancer patients, equating to about 10,600 people.

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles E3 2021 and ‘New Features’ trailers

Capcom has released the E3 2021 and “New Features” trailers for The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, which includes both The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles includes The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. Here is an overview of the collection, via Capcom: About Get ready to cross-examine your opponents and reason […]

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