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Theresa May has said Clare's Law will provide people with the information they need to escape abusive situations before it "ends in tragedy".
The pilot scheme, named after Clare Wood who was strangled and set on fire by her boyfriend, will allow women to check police records to see if a partner has a violent background.
The Home Secretary revealed that 88 women were killed by a violent partner or ex-partner last year, and said there was "considerable confusion" about when or if police can share information on someone's violent past with the public.
"Domestic abuse shatters lives - Clare's Law provides people with the information they need to escape an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy," she told The Sun.
"The national scheme will ensure that more people can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary. This is an important step towards ensuring we do better by women like Clare Wood in the future."
Bristol Academy's hopes of winning the FA Women's Cup for the first time have been ended by a strong Arsenal side.
The Gunners won 3-0 in the final. Steph Houghton put them ahead in the second minute, with further goals in the second half from Jordan Nobbs and Ellen White.
Bristol Academy are hoping to win the FA Women's Cup for the first time in their history today.
They play Arsenal at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster (3pm).
The Vixens lost to The Gunners in the final two years ago.
Bristol Academy are hoping to win the FA Women's Cup for the first time in their history on Sunday when they take on Arsenal at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium. As is the tradition for cup finalists, the Academy have released an FA Cup song. Get ready to take your shoes off!
Bristol Academy captain Corinne Yorston used to play for Sunday's opponents Arsenal. The left-back will lift the trophy at the Keepmoat Stadium if her current team comes out on top and she's looking forward to the challenge.
Bristol Academy are hoping to win the FA Women's Cup for the first time in their history on Sunday when they play Arsenal at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The Academy lost to The Gunners in the final two years ago. Manager Mark Sampson believes they have a much better chance of this time.