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Ukraine’s secret

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 10,000 people have been killed in the continuing conflict in east Ukraine As war raged in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Yevhen Vovchuk told his bosses at the IT firm where he worked in Kyiv that he was going on vacation. Some probably ...

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Modern day slaves

Image caption Peter now works re-stocking shelves in a Co-op store, having escaped from his captors There are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery living in Britain’s towns and cities, it is estimated. But many argue that the number is probably much higher. Those who escape or are discovered ...

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Homes plan back-firing, say councils

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government wants to develop more offices into homes The scheme to tackle the housing crisis by converting offices to homes is back-firing and should be scrapped, local councils say. A change in the law in 2013 allows developers to convert offices to flats ...

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