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What is female genital mutilation (FGM)?

FGM is a 'hidden' crime that involves altering or removing parts of the female genital organs for non medical reasons. It is practised throughout countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East but is illegal in the UK. The punishment for this is a ...

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Someone is fly tipping, what can I do?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and this can be reported to your local council.   Large scale illegal dumping (such as lorries dumping rubbish) and hazardous waste can be reported to CrimeStoppers   ...

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How do I find out about my local Neighbourhood Watch scheme?

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHW) is the official national overarching body for all schemes within England & Wales, providing support for all NHW scheme members. You can enter your postcode on their website (see Related Informatio......

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Is it legal to protest?

Under the Human Rights Act everybody has a freedom of expression and a freedom of thought and assembly. This means that everybody has a right to a peaceful protest and no restrictions shall be placed on this unless it is in the interests of nation......

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