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Past articles by David:

Beyoncé clothing range is made by 'sweat shop labourers on £4.30 a day'

“There are a number of elements here that tick the boxes in terms of slavery, the low pay, restriction of women’s movement at night and locking them in. “Companies like Topshop have a duty to find out if these things are happening, and it has long been shown that ethical inspections by these companies are failing. They should be replaced by independent inspections.” The Sri Lankan manufacturer… → Read More

Half of children view adult or violent material online, says poll

“More than 60 per cent of young people we asked said social media platforms need to do more to keep children safe. “These companies need to take more responsibility for keeping children safe online. “We think there should be minimum standards in place and a new regulator may be required if industry cannot regulate itself.” The survey of more than 1,700 children said the sites they most commonly… → Read More

'Legal highs' blanket ban thrown into confusion by European report

“It is unlikely that any regulatory system can be designed to sufficiently limit the stream of new substances being manufactured without resorting to a ban on a huge range of chemicals.” The new British legislation aims to prohibit legal highs by prohibiting “any substance that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect”, by creating “opt ins” for substances such as tobacco, alcohol, food and… → Read More

BBC translator 'abused' position to sexually assault woman, court hears

It is claimed he sexually touched the woman on her breasts on multiple occasions and touched her over her clothes. Subhankar Banerjee, prosecuting, said in his opening remarks Mr Moussa "abused" the victim on almost a "daily basis". "He abused his position and exploited his position to sexually touch and indecently assault," said Mr Banerjee. The prosecutor told jurors Mr Moussa asked the victim… → Read More

Apprentices at the UK Border prompt security fears

The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security. The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period – and a lack of on-the-job insight –… → Read More

Boxing championship cancelled over criminal 'threat to life'

He added: "The police were clear that if the remaining events for the junior championship were not cancelled by England Boxing, they themselves would seek a court order to close the event.” In a statement, England Boxing said: “The police have told us virtually nothing beyond the fact that the threat is serious and includes a threat to life. "The fact that young boxers have not been able to box… → Read More

Child sex abuse inquiry: Campaigner who claims Kenneth Clarke 'failed to act' loses bid for key status

A victims’ campaigner who claims Kenneth Clarke failed to act on child sex abuse warnings has been denied a key role in the Government’s official inquiry, The Telegraph can disclose. Nigel O’Mara, a leading figure in the sex abuse survivors’ organisation WhiteFlowers, applied last month to Justice Lowell Goddard to become a “core participant” in the inquiry. However, his case has been rejected… → Read More

Youth who used 'Zombie Killer' knife to stab teenager to death faces jail sentence

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones said: "Stefan Appleton was killed as he socialised with friends at a park in Islington on a summer's evening last June. "In front of playing children, his attacker struck him with a 'Zombie Killer'-type machete from which Stefan suffered fatal injuries. "There can be absolutely no excuse for young people to carry such dreadful weapons on London's streets and… → Read More

Refugee who walked through Channel Tunnel loses bid to have criminal charges dropped

An African refugee will stand trial accused of walking almost the entire length of the Channel Tunnel from France - despite being granted asylum. The 40-year-old, originally from Sudan in north-east Africa, took around 11 hours to walk the entire length of the 31-mile south-running tunnel from Calais to Folkestone. He was held in Elmley Prison in Kent until he was given refugee status in Britain… → Read More

British public must be told truth about immigration figures ahead of EU referendum, says watchdog

Exclusive: Office for National Statistics instructed to tell the public whether official immigration data "falls short of providing a full picture" → Read More

British public must be told truth about immigration figures ahead of EU referendum, says watchdog

“It is also important that the strengths and limitations of all the data sources are well explained.” The next set of ONS migration data will be published on May 26, just four weeks before the in-out poll. “The ONS’s May publication will form part of the statistical evidence informing public debate on immigration levels ahead of the EU referendum on June 23,” wrote Mr Humpherson. “Should it… → Read More

Jean Charles de Menezes: Family of Tube shooting victim lose human rights case

Relatives of Brazilian shot dead by police on Underground in mistaken identity took challenge over decision not to bring charges to Strasbourg → Read More

Half-naked body discovered dumped in 'the Devil's Den'

Residents in Dorking, Surrey, shocked by discovery of man's body in woodland stream → Read More

RSPCA acted wrongly when it seized and destroyed family's pet cat, official report concludes

Claude, a 16-year-old cat, was taken away from the Byrnes family and put down against their wishes by the animal welfare charity → Read More

Madonna and Guy Ritchie wasting son's 'fast-receding' childhood on custody battle, says judge

Pop star and ex-husband urged by High Court judge to find 'amicable resolution' over 15-year-old Rocco as 'the boy very quickly becomes the man' → Read More

Madonna's child custody battle with Guy Ritchie reaches crucial stage

London's High Court will hear a judge's ruling on future of the former couple's son Rocco, 15 → Read More

Coldplay's Chris Martin describes his 'wonderful' divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow

Musician says that after a year of depression he feels like he has 'been given the tools to turn it around' → Read More

Cameron Diaz: Hollywood is guilty of perpetuating 'older is ugly' myths

The 43-year-old actress says the midlife crisis should be renamed the 'midlife celebration' as she offers tips for healthy living → Read More

Serial killer Joanne Dennehy was under probation care, report reveals

Previously undisclosed official document reveals there were 'missed opportunities' by probation officers supervising the 33-year-old, who murdered three men → Read More

Child abuse detective in court over sex crime charges

Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, of Scotland Yard's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, faces string of child sex allegations → Read More