Few will be surprised by figures showing a big rise in knife crime.
The tragic number of recent fatal stabbings shows violent crime is out of control.
However people will be shocked to learn just how many offenders are being let off with the lightest of punishments.
Laws introduced in 2015 are supposed to see anyone convicted of carrying a knife for a second time sent to jail.
But figures show more than a third of those sentenced under this “two strikes” regime were spared immediate custody last year.
Tougher sentencing is a key component to tackling knife crime. It will send a clear message to offenders and reassure the public.
With young people dying on our streets we need to do everything to end knife crime.
As well as tougher sentences, it means investment in youth services, more help to educate and rehabilitate those caught up in gang culture and more police on the streets.
The cuts-crazed Tories fail on every count.
On Friday Max and Keira’s Law will receive Royal Assent. This is the culmination of the Mirror’s campaign to change the law on organ donations to an opt-out system.
Hundreds of lives a year will be saved.
Bereaved families can still veto a transplant which is why it is vital you talk to your nearest and dearest to discuss their wishes should the worst happen. We understand how hard a decision this can be.
In Friday’s Mirror the parents of 10-year-old Ella Thatcher tell movingly how, after her sudden death, her donated organs saved five children. They urge any parent in the same position to do the same.
Saving a life can be a tremendous comfort to a grieving family.
Red nag flying
Good luck to anyone having a flutter on the Cheltenham Gold Cup today.
For this Labour paper there is only one horse to back: Definitly Red.