Legalising cocaine and heroin ‘would boost the economy’

(Originally published at Yahoo News) Legalising cocaine and heroin would boost the economy by reducing violence and murder rates, according to new research. The war on drugs fuels turf wars, gang violence and harms wages and skills, researchers have found. Subsequent violence then affects a country’s financial growth without harming the drugs industry itself. An analysis ofContinue reading “Legalising cocaine and heroin ‘would boost the economy’”

Five royal wedding traditions we might see continued on Harry and Meghan’s big day

(Originally published at Yahoo Style) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding is drawing closer and closer. The pair will say their vows in front of around 600 people at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, and they’ve insisted their wedding will be themed around their personalities. “When they did the invitations, they printed the invitations onContinue reading “Five royal wedding traditions we might see continued on Harry and Meghan’s big day”

People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer

(Originally published at Yahoo News) Police forces are so understaffed some members of the public are hanging up the phone because it takes too long to get through. The findings have emerged in a report outlining concerns that police are leaving “low priority” incidents and crimes unresolved for long periods or without a response at amidContinue reading “People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer”