London: Dangerous convicts in Britain's 'most notorious' lifers-only jail will now be allowed to use scissors and razors so that they can become hairdressers.
Prison officials at the Kingston Prison in Portsmouth are hoping it will lessen the risk of the inmates committing an offence again.
Lessons in the prison's barber shop are training the prisoners on how to shave a customer and do a short back and sides, the Daily Express reported.
A spokeswoman for the Taxpayers' Alliance, a pressure group, said: "Teaching inmates new skills can be of long-term benefit to prisoners and the public purse, but Kingston prison should examine carefully whether training that involves sharp implements is the best way."...more
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Melbourne: After Sri Lanka defeated Australia in a must-win match to qualify for the tri-series final, captain Mahela Jayawardene said his players showed a lot of character to lift themselves up after the morale-shattering loss against India in their penultimate round-robin game. After being thrashed by India on Tuesday, a battered Sri Lanka needed nothing less than a win against Australia at the MCG Friday to seal their spot in...
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