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LGA: six in 10 retailers selling knives to children in some areas, as prosecution fund runs dry

Six out of 10 retailers in some areas are breaking the law on underage knife sales with councils warning that a lack of funding for enforcement activity will make tackling the knife crime epidemic a huge challenge.

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Blue Badge thefts quadrupled in five years

The theft of Blue Badges has risen by 14 per cent in the past 12 months and more than quadrupled since 2013, councils warn today.

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