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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SWNS Burglary

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by former policeman and Judo enthusiast

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by two OAP residents

A burglar who broke into retirement flats was restrained by two pensioner residents - a former policeman and a Judo enthusiast.

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs urging them not to engage with the government until a no deal Brexit is ruled out

A US man who was killed in the terror attack in Nairobi narrowly missed being caught in he 9/11 attacks, his family said

US man killed in Nairobi terror attack 'survived' 9/11

US man killed in Nairobi terror attack 'survived' 9/11

A US man who was killed in the terror attack in Nairobi narrowly missed being caught in the 9/11 attack, his family said

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have stricter ratings to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films are set to have stricter classifications in order to reflect the public’s view on sex and violence.

Child

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents', claims campaigner

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents'

Banning the smacking of children will "criminalise ordinary, decent parents", a pro-smacking campaigner has claimed.

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: May does not want to be the person that ‘splits’ the Tories

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's Downing Street Press Secretary, has said that Prime Minister Theresa May does not want to be “the person on whose watch the Conservative Party splits”.

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham has binmen take industrial action

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham as binmen take industrial action

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham as binmen take industrial action

Binmen in Birmingham are taking industrial action over a payment made to rival union members after a 2017 strike

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

The Conservative politician told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that he had an "easy" solution to navigating negotiations with the European Union.

AGE UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ changes that lose pensioners £7k

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that citizens from European Union countries are “propping up the NHS”.

Labour’s Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Former Foreign Secretary Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have voted for May's deal'

Alan Johnson, a former Labour Foreign Secretary has said that if he was still an MP he would have voted for Theresa May’s deal, and described the Labour MPs who did as “brave”.

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has said that it is “simply not good enough” for Labour to take away no-deal Brexit because it is the “one lever” the UK has in the Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Labour has demanded Theresa May kill off a no-deal Brexit as the price of talks with Jeremy Corbyn about finding a way out of the crisis that has paralysed Westminster politics.

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for May

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that extending Article 50 would be the “greatest mistake” for Theresa May because the current March 29 deadline makes the EU “think very carefully” about their position.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government by 19-vote majority

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her by 19-vote majority

Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote against her by 19 votes.

Jeremy Corbyn will lose "hundreds of thousands" of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn will lose 'hundreds of thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit, says anti-Brexit campaigner

Corbyn will lose 'thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Will Dry, co-President of Our Future Our Choice has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will lose young voters in the next general election if he “lets down the hundreds of thousands of young people” on Brexit.

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Lib Dem MP

Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has said if the UK “had a better opposition”, it would not be in this position on Brexit, as Theresa May faced a huge defeat her withdrawal deal on Tuesday night.

e-fit

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Social media users have mocked an e-fit image released by Staffordshire Police, claiming it resembles the alien E.T.

David Davies

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

The Conservative politician has revealed the amount of abuse he has received from protesters in Westminster has reduced since he started wearing a bodycam.

Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament’s handling of Brexit

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament over Brexit

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has said that people are "horror-struck" at Parliament over its handling of Brexit, as Theresa May suffered a major defeat on her Brexit deal on Tuesday night. 

EU

Leeds-based business says it will pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

Leeds-based business set to pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

A language translation and interpreting company has committed to paying the £65 UK settlement fee for its 57 EU national staff members.

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the party will not support no-deal Brexit, after MP David Lammy asked him to rule out the option during the leader’s motion of no confidence.

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn traded strong words during the first Prime Minister's Questions after May's defeat over her Brexit deal

Upskirting to become a crime after House of Lords back the bill

Upskirting to become a crime after House of Lords back the bill

Upskirting to become a crime after Lords back the bill

Upskirting, the act of taking a photo up someone’s clothing, is set to become a crime after being approved by the House of Lords, with offenders to face up to two years in prison.

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is MPs' fault, says campaigner

Lara Spirit, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that it is not their "fault" for campaigning for a People's Vote but that the issue was with MPs for failing to pass a deal. 

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

The DUP leader told talkRADIO she was "disappointed" in the Prime Minister for not asking the EU to "get rid" of the backstop clause ahead of yesterday's meaningful vote.

Downing Street

Stewart Jackson: Downing Street's Brexit strategy 'is like the Wizard of Oz - you pull the curtain back and there's not much there'

Stewart Jackson compares Downing Street's Brexit strategy to 'Wizard of Oz'

The former aide to David Davis compared the government's Brexit strategy to the Wizard of Oz, claiming behind the curtain "there's not much there".

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said he thinks Theresa May is 'strange' for her approach to Brexit

Mark Adams

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

The former private secretary to Tony Blair and John Major has been jailed for seven years for raping a "particularly vulnerable" woman.

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour could call further confidence votes in the government if Theresa May wins the one tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday

Bath Leisure Centre

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after complaints about 'naked men'

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after 'naked men' reports

A leisure centre director has dismissed reports that men have been "parading around naked" in Bath Sports and Leisure Centre's new unisex changing rooms.

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in EU'

Conservative MP John Redwood explains why he will support Theresa May in a confidence vote despite opposing her Brexit deal

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Labour peer Lord Adonis says that Theresa May should revoke Article 50 due to the divisions over Brexit in the Conversative party

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal loss

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a motion of no confidence in the government following Theresa May's loss on her Brexit deal

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' and defends controversial immigration poster from 2016

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' in meaningful vote

Nigel Farage told Eamonn Holmes he wanted Theresa May's Brexit deal to be defeated as it would keep the UK 'half in and half out' of the UK

Michael Gove poster

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

An optimistic tweet posted by the Environment Secretary ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

The politician claimed MPs who were against a no-deal had forgotten voting for the UK to leave without a deal by default if no deal had been agreed to.

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver on time and accurate reports about donations.

Chris Packham

Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging, urges Chris Packham

Chris Packham: Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging

The naturalist has called on the food industry to put "factual photographs" of the conditions animals are kept in on meat packaging.

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘#MeToo advert’

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

A Gillette advert, which references #MeToo, bullying and "toxic masculinity", has sparked criticism

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice of Leave Means Live told Mike Graham he hopes for a significant defeat for Theresa May's deal when MPs vote on Tuesday

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Labour’s Kate Hoey has said that all the amendments on Theresa May’s Brexit deal are “meaningless” because they do not change the “legal status of the agreement”.

LGBT

Google under pressure to remove gay conversion therapy app from online store

Google under pressure to remove 'pray away the gay' app from online store

Google has come under fire for not removing an app promoting gay conversion therapy from its app store.

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’ for Iran

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy'

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said that she was threatened that it “would not be safe” if she did not agree to "spy" for the Iranians, as she begins a hunger strike in a prison in Iran.

Theresa May

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet', says Lord Peter Lilley

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet'

Lord Peter Lilley told talkRADIO's James Whale the Prime Minister "seems to be a limpet" who does not "get dislodged from her rock very easily".

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said that if Parliament rejects the Withdrawal Agreement, it could give the Prime Minister a "strong hand" in negotiations with Brussels.

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover lost art of compromise'

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that British politics needs to “rediscover the lost art of compromise” for Brexit to be a success, as Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face MPs on her Brexit proposals.

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said that “Britain can do better” than the Prime Minister’s deal on leaving the European Union.

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

US President Donald Trump laid on a fast food feast for a champion college American football team in the White House.

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he, along with other MPs, will not allow a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit to happen, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is set to be voted on, on Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Scented candle

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution, says Green Party co-leader

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, has accused Michael Gove's Clean Air Strategy of avoiding the major causes of air pollution, by focusing on scented candles and wood-burning stoves.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems facing urban Britain'

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems'

Organisers of an event celebrating Waltham Forest's status as a London Borough of Culture have defended the event, after coming under fire for holding celebrations in the same week a 14-year-old was killed in the area.

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway shop owners are set to be given the right to convert their restaurants into homes without planning permission in a bid to revive the high street.

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked on stage at a charity event, Poland's health minister said.

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

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