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Sussex hole in heart girl is a catwalk model

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A girl who had life-saving heart surgery when she was a baby has been modelling on the catwalks of major fashion shows.

Amy Lee, eight, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, was diagnosed with a hole between two major arteries when she was four months old.

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Eastbourne fire: Crimewatch appeal after mum and son deaths

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Detectives have launched a nationwide appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch after a mother and son died in a house fire.

Gina Ingles, 34, and Milo, four, were found in Croxden Way, Eastbourne, after the blaze in July 2018, which police are treating as arson and murder.

Det Ch Insp Mike Ashcroft said: “Somebody poured petrol through a letterbox with devastating consequences.”

He added: “Someone knows who is guilty of this terrible crime.”

The fire broke out at about 01:00 BST on 10 July. Ms Ingles’ partner Toby Jarrett, 26, whom Milo called “daddy”, was in the house at the time.

He suffered serious burns but managed to jump from an upstairs window to escape the flames and survived.

In a tribute earlier this year, Ms Ingles’ family said losing Gina and Milo “in such a violent way had been hard to come to terms with”.

They added: “We feel cheated, angry and helpless, but the person who committed this cowardly crime is still out there.”

Det Ch Insp Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said detectives had not been able to identify two people captured on CCTV footage close to scene at the time of the fire.

He said: “We don’t know who those two people are. If it was you, please come forward and tell us what you were doing.

“If you know who it was, again, contact my team to tell us.”

He added: “Someone knows who is guilty of this terrible crime. Do the right thing and tell the police what you know.”

Two local men, aged 47 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

The 23-year-old remains released under investigation pending further inquiries.

The 47-year-old was released without charge and will face no further action.

The Crimewatch Roadshow programme will be aired on BBC One at 09.15 BST. It will also be available on the BBC iPlayer for 24 hours afterwards

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Dorset chef says women could solve the curry crisis

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A chef wants to encourage more women to work in the British Asian restaurant industry.

Sarah Ali Choudhury, who grew up in her family’s Indian restaurant in Dorset, says she thinks women could be the answer to chef shortages.

According to the Office of National Statistics, less than one in five chef positions in the UK are held by women.

See more on Inside Out South on BBC One in the south of England on Monday September 16 at 19:30 GMT and on the BBC iPlayer here.

Video journalist: Abby Newbery

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Illegal work practices 'far too common' says think tank study

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About one in 20 workers does not get paid holidays, while one in 10 does not get a payslip, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation think tank.

It found workers over the age of 65 are most likely to not have paid holidays, despite a legal entitlement to 28 days a year, or pro-rota for part-timers.

And workers aged 25 and under are twice as likely to be underpaid the minimum wage that any other age group.

The think tank says its findings reveal the extent of illegal labour practices.

Workers in hotels and restaurants miss out out more than others on legal workplace entitlements, the report says.

Meanwhile, those in small firms, employing fewer than 25, are most likely to not get payslips and paid leave, as are workers on zero-hours and temporary contracts, the Resolution Foundation said.

The analysis was published to mark the start of the organisation’s three-year investigation into the enforcement of labour market rules and regulations.

Lindsay Judge, senior economic analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The UK has a multitude of rules to govern its labour market, from maximum hours to minimum pay, but these rules can only become a reality if they are properly enforced.

“Labour market violations remain far too common, with millions of workers missing out on basic entitlements to a payslip, holiday entitlement and the minimum wage.

“Our analysis suggests that, while violations take place across the labour market, the government should also prioritise investigations into sectors like hotels and restaurants, along with firms who make large use of atypical employment contracts, as that’s where abuse is most prevalent,” Ms Judge said.

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She welcomed the government’s move to strengthen the resources and powers of bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Agency.

However, the UK still largely relies on individuals seeking redress through the Employment Tribunal (ET) system. And, she said, many of the individuals in most need of help to challenge illegal practices are those least likely to use ETs.

Young people are disproportionately subjected to unlawful working practises, but make fewer ET applications than any other age group.

In contrast, managerial staff are least likely to be subject to labour market abuse, but are among the most likely to be make tribunal claims.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said it is committed to enforcing workplace regulations and tackling firms that break the rules, and is consulting on bringing agencies together under its proposed Single Enforcement Body.

“We are extending state enforcement to cover holiday pay for vulnerable workers, as part of the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation,” said a spokesman.

However, Shadow business minister Laura Pidcock said she recognised many people worked in illegal conditions, but insisted “the Tories are on the side of the few, not the many”.

“Behind these statistics are many hours of stressful and exhausting work, people’s home lives being made so much harder than they need to be, an unchecked class of bad bosses and legions of workers who feel like they have no choice but to accept illegal poor conditions,” she said.

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