Police will face disciplinary action if they fail to stick to a revamped code of practice for using controversial stop and search powers, the Home Secretary has told the House of Commons.
Theresa May told MPs that fresh legislation on stop and search will only be introduced if forces fail to comply with the new guidance. She said officers will need to pass a rigorous new assessment of how stop and search powers are used.
If they do not pass the test they will be stripped of being able to use the powers. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found 27% of stop and searches examined by the watchdog did not contain reasonable grounds for suspicion.
More top news
The Department of Health is looking at new legislation to prevent pharmacists from being prosecuted for genuine dispensing errors.
The former England captain said he was "overwhelmed" by the messages he received from football fans after Rebecca died from cancer.
David Cameron said the measure, which will save £4 million by 2020, showed a commitment to his "all in this together" approach.