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The police watchdog has slammed forces in England and Wales for their “unacceptable” record on burglaries, robberies and theft. Only about 4% of thefts and house burglaries result in a suspect being charged, a rate Chief Inspector Andy Cooke describes as “not what the public expect and deserve”. There is an “exceptional risk” that wildfires could sweep across Britain this weekend, says The Daily Telegraph. With up to 36C temperatures and strong winds forecast, the Met Office has raised the Fire Severity Index to its highest level across much of the country. A new chatbot developed by Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has told the BBC that Mark Zuckerberg “exploits people for money”. The AI-powered BlenderBot3 added that the Facebook founder’s testimony before Congress “makes me concerned for our country”.