Poll says police should focus more on burglaries

Police plans to stop investigating house burglaries in order to focus on cyber crime and terrorism have been roundly condemned in an exclusive GMB poll.

We found 85 per cent said they don't agree with the police's new priorities. It comes as one of the UK's most senior officers, Sara Thornton, admitted that police cuts mean they can't afford to investigate burglaries. Instead officers are telling people to check local CCTV, talk to neighbours and search for their property on second hand websites.

There were 33,000 burglaries in May 2015 in England and Wales - a figure lower than a year ago.

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Stolen dog home at last - after seven years!

A dog stolen seven years ago has been reunited with her owners after police found her wandering around 200 miles from home.

Molly the Jack Russell had been badly treated but is now thrilled to be back with Brian and Pauline Berry. The canine was pinched along with her eight pups back in 2008 and her distraught owners thought they would never see her again. However, in the end police were able to track her because she was micro-chipped and she was found wondering around a travellers' site.

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Nearly half of doctors would not recommend their occupation

  1. Police say they're less likely to investigate house burglaries in order to focus on cyber crime and terrorism - and their priorities have been roundly condemned in an exclusive GMB poll

  2. Hampshire Police have confirmed they're the fifth force to investigate allegations against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath over historical child abuse

  3. Nearly half of doctors would not recommend their profession, research suggests, as thousands of junior doctors start their new jobs today - a day known as "black Wednesday" in the past because of higher death rates among patients

  4. A new study has shown that air conditioning units are designed for the body temperature and metabolism of men and leave most women shivering

  5. A dog stolen seven years ago has been reunited with her owners after police found her wandering around 200 miles from home

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Moment Cilla gave mum a Bee Gees surprise

This morning we meet Linda Tomlinson and her daughter Lisa Arthur whose appearance on Surprise Surprise ranks in the most memorable on the show. When Lisa was just 16 she wrote to Cilla to tell her about how her mum's souvenir shop had been broken into and all her Bee Gees memorabilia had been stolen. But, not only did Linda get to meet Cilla, she also met the Bee Gees on the programme back in 1994!

We take a look back at the amazing experience as a nation mourns the much-loved television presenter who warmed the nation's heart every Sunday.

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The moment Linda met her heroes the Bee Gees on Surprise Surprise in 1994

Cilla the secret life-saver

She'd say, "Come on Adam, take your fairy godmother home"

– Cilla's former chauffeur Adam Harding-Jones

The late Cilla Black was always known for her personal generosity, but it's not quite so well known that she did life-saving charity work with the Buckinghamshire-based Scannappeal, which provides medical equipment.

We talk to breast cancer survivor Tina Reid to find out more about how the equipment Cilla helped to fund and also hear from her former chauffeur Adam Harding-Jones, who says Cilla became like a mother figure to him.

Watch: Christopher Biggins mourns good friend Cilla

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Boy dies from meningitis after 999 call mix-up

I told them my son couldn't breathe. That should have been the first sign for them to send an ambulance, but they didn't.

– Sofia Mohammed

A five-year-old boy has died from meningitis after a mix-up between the 999 ambulance operator and the NHS 111 non-emergency service.

Yusuf Abdismad's motherSofia Mohammed called 999 for an ambulance only to be told to hang up and dial 111. By the time an ambulance finally arrived, Yusuf was in cardiac arrest. During the call to 111, Sofia Mohammed said her son was not breathing but the call-handler continued to ask questions rather than dispatching a paramedic immediately.

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Police have asked for potential victims of alleged sex attacker and former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath to come forward

  1. A five-year-old boy has died from meningitis after a mix-up between the 999 ambulance operator and the NHS 111 non-emergency service

  2. A man has claimed that he was sexually assaulted aged 12 by Sir Edward Heath, as police appealed for potential victims of the former prime minister to come forward

  3. More than 147,000 pupils in Scotland will be poised to find out how they fared in their Higher and National 4 and 5 qualifications today

  4. A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast

  5. US President Barack Obama is due to unveil what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change

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First Blind Date wedding couple join us

I think she was quite proud of the fact that she had created us!

– Alex Tatham

Sue and Alex Tatham, the first couple to get married after meeting on TV show Blind Date, join us to discuss the sad death of their matchmaker Cilla Black.

Cilla was even a guest of honour at the couple's traditional church wedding in 1991 - three years after being introduced on the show.

The whole ceremony was filmed for a special edition of the programme.

Sue said: "She played a big part of our lives from the start. She was very encouraging and supportive and often asked how things were going. She was thrilled when we announced our engagement. It was great that she was at the wedding."

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