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News Daily: Knife crime meeting and workers' rights vote

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Home Secretary Sajd Javid will later meet leaders of seven police forces, as they discuss what to do about violent crime following a spate of teenage stabbings. Metropolitan Police, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, South Wales, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire will send senior officers. The meeting comes after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said there was "obviously" a link between the decline in officer numbers and violent crime. This appeared to contradict Prime Minister Theresa May's view. Two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbings in London and Greater Manchester at the weekend.


Knife crime: Javid in strategy talks with police chiefs

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to meet police chiefs from seven forces most affected by violent crime. It follows a spate of fatal teen stabbings which has prompted a debate about falling police numbers. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said there is "obviously" a link between violent crime and falling police numbers. But Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted there is "no direct correlation". Senior officers from the Metropolitan Police, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, South Wales, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire will attend the meeting.


Who had their opponents twisting & shouting? Garth's team of the week

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Manchester City went top of the Premier League after a 1-0 win at Bournemouth, while title rivals Liverpool missed the chance to return to the summit after being held to a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton. Spurs and Arsenal drew 1-1 in the north London derby and Manchester United made it 10 wins in 12 Premier League games under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a thrilling 3-2 win over Southampton. Scott Parker's first game in caretaker charge of Fulham ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea, Wolves beat Cardiff 2-0 and Brendan Rodgers' reign at Leicester started with a 2-1 defeat at Watford. Crystal Palace won 3-1 at Burnley, West Ham defeated Newcastle 2-0 and bottom club Huddersfield lost again - 1-0 at Brighton. Here's my team of the week - have a read and select your own below.


Covid-19 'leaves 500 Scout groups at risk of closure'

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Groups in areas including Pontefract and Castleford in West Yorkshire, Birkenhead, Wolverhampton, Norfolk, Greater Manchester, Greater London, East Sussex, the Isle of Wight, Kent and Shropshire are also at risk of closure, the association said.


Garth Crooks' team of the week: Coutinho, Alli, Ibrahimovic, Luiz, Hazard

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Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 to stay seven points clear at the top of the Premier League, while Tottenham remain second after a 4-0 win at home to Watford. Liverpool stay third with a 2-1 win at Stoke City, Manchester City remain fourth following a 3-1 victory over Hull City, and Manchester United climb up to fifth as they beat bottom club Sunderland 3-0. Elsewhere, there are wins for Southampton away to West Brom, West Ham against Swansea and Everton at home to Leicester, while Middlesbrough v Burnley ended goalless. Do you agree with my team of the week or would you go for a different team? Why not pick your own team of the week from the shortlist selected by BBC Sport journalists and share it with your friends?