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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

In the first successful prosecution of its kind, a mother was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative 16 years her senior

Topshop sales down by 6%

Topshop sales down by 6%

The fashion retailer swung to a loss last year as the chain struggled in a tough environment for high street firms.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid backs boost in stop and search

Home Secretary Sajid Javid backs boost in stop and search

Sajid Javid also vowed to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers following years of sniping over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

Acid attacker Berlinah Wallace jailed for at least 12 years

Acid attacker Berlinah Wallace jailed for at least 12 years

Wallace was convicted of throwing acid over ex-partner but was found not guilty of murder following his death through euthanasia.

UK inflation falls despite sugar tax and higher pump prices

UK inflation falls despite sugar tax and higher pump prices

Inflation fell to its lowest level for more than a year in April to 2.4%.

Scientists to use DNA to test for Loch Ness Monster

Scientists to use DNA to test for Loch Ness Monster

Genetic code will be extracted from the lake's water to determine the types of creatures that make the lake their home.

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth dies aged 85

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth dies aged 85

The American author won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel American Pastoral.

Historic North Korean summit could be delayed, Trump says

Historic North Korean summit could be delayed, Trump says

Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in.

Alleged IS supporter to go on trial over Prince George post

Alleged IS supporter to go on trial over Prince George post

Husnain Rashid is accused of encouraging terrorism after detailing the address of Prince George's school.

M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

The retailer reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million in the year to March 31.

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

The Facebook chief is in Brussels being questioned by MEPs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack remembered in minute's silence

The 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack remembered in minute's silence

A remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral was held in honour of the victims of the attack.

Government to curb use of wood burners in air pollution battle

Government to curb use of wood burners in air pollution battle

New legislation will be implemented as part of efforts to cut harmful dirty air.

UK government boosted as borrowing revised downwards

UK government boosted as borrowing revised downwards

Philip Hammond has been boosted as the UK deficit falls by more than expected in April.

Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores by 2022

Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores by 2022

The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have underperformed for several years.

Customs union backstop should only last a short time, Michael Gove says

Customs union backstop should only last a short time, Michael Gove says

The Environment Secretary has said the UK's backstop option is 'temporary not permanent'.

Harry Kane named England World Cup captain

Harry Kane named England World Cup captain

Gareth Southgate has confirmed the Tottenham Hotspur striker will wear the armband in Russia.

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

A new study suggests GPs should check the pulse rate of elderly patients.

Man stabbed to death on busy London street

Man stabbed to death on busy London street

The victim died in Upper Street, Islington in broad daylight.

Manchester Arena attack: National silence to be held on year anniversary

Manchester Arena attack: National silence to be held on year anniversary

Prince William and Theresa May will join families of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at a remembrance service in the city.

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena attack

The 24-year-old singer has paid her respects to the victims of the attack on social media.

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-semitism claims

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-semitism claims

The former London mayor said the allegations against him had become a 'distraction'.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

It marked the beginning of two weeks of poignant tributes from family and friends as the first phase of the public inquiry gets under way.

'Brexit has made Britain more welcoming to immigrants', says Michael Gove

'Brexit has made Britain more welcoming to immigrants', says Michael Gove

The Environment Secretary also said Brexit has 'strengthened unionism'.

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who was arrested and jailed in 2016, is accused of spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime.

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

Medical records, along with information about patients' habits and genetics, will be cross-referenced with national data to spot those at an early stage of cancer.

Patients lose court case over hip replacements

Patients lose court case over hip replacements

Hundreds of patients lose legal battle over allegedly 'defective' hip implants.

Boris Johnson urges Leave camp to give PM 'time and space' on customs union

Boris Johnson urges Leave camp to give PM 'time and space' on customs union

The Foreign Secretary has called on Brexiteers to allow Theresa May time to negotiate a deal that delivers her promise to take Britain out of the customs union and single market.

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality revealed

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality revealed

London Luton tops the list, according to Press Association analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Every train run by the UK's busiest franchise, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) was rescheduled from Sunday.

UK 'turning blind eye' to dirty Russian money, MPs warn

UK 'turning blind eye' to dirty Russian money, MPs warn

The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said despite the outcry over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, President Vladimir Putin and his allies were continuing to use the City as a base for their "corrupt assets".

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Almost one year on, bereaved family and friends will join together and paint a picture of the loved ones they lost in front of the retired judge chairing the probe, Sir Martin Moore-Bick.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Police urge public not to throw confetti on royal wedding day

Police urge public not to throw confetti on royal wedding day

Thames Valley said the tradition posed a "potential security risk" during the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's carriage procession.

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

The former Russian spy has been discharged from hospital following poisoning in March.

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest after bus is impounded

The Ark Project, a homeless shelter that operates from a bus in Windsor and the surrounding area, has had its bus impounded in the run up to the royal wedding

Prince Charles confirmed to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Prince Charles confirmed to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Ms Markle asked The Prince of Wales to give her away after her father is no longer able to attend the wedding.

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command made the arrest in North London on Friday.

UK Government could double number of British troops in Afghanistan

UK Government could double number of British troops in Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is said to have written to the Prime Minister recommending the increase

24-year-old man stabbed to death in Barking

24-year-old man stabbed to death in Barking

Detectives have launched a murder probe the 24-year-old man was found injured east London.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make final wedding preparations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make final wedding preparations

The couple are in Windsor ahead of their big day on Saturday.

National service to be held on year anniversary of Manchester Arena attack

National service to be held on year anniversary of Manchester Arena attack

A national one-minute silence will be held on May 22 to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

'The United Kingdom will be leaving the customs union', says PM Theresa May

'The United Kingdom will be leaving the customs union', says PM Theresa May

The Prime Minister made the announcement after arriving in at the EU Western Balkans summit in Sofia.

Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend the royal wedding

Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend the royal wedding

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the bride-to-be spoke of her sadness that Thomas Markle would miss her big day.

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

New statistics show a slight rise in children skipping lessons without permission while the number of youngsters who are "persistently absent" also increased.

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

The report was published by Dame Judith Hackitt on Thursday.

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

MPs warned that the MoD 'simply does not have enough money to buy all the equipment it needs'.

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

The Government said the change was designed to reduce the potential for large losses and cut the risk of harm to both players and the wider community.

Mothercare to close 50 underperforming stores

Mothercare to close 50 underperforming stores

The closures will result in hundreds of job losses.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gareth Southgate announces England's 23-man World Cup squad

Gareth Southgate announces England's 23-man World Cup squad

The England manager has finalised his squad for the trip out to Russia.

All customer calls will be answered in centres across the UK by 2020

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT has pledged to bring all its call centres back to the UK and Ireland and is planning a converged broadband and mobile network as part of raft of announcements for its customers.

The firm, which owns 90% of VTEC, said it was "surprised and disappointed" that the Government chose not to award it a new deal

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

Rail services on the East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control following the termination of the franchise agreement with Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), Stagecoach Group has said.

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed.

Guernsey's vote on the issue has been welcomed by campaigners as "positive and progressive"

Guernsey parliament debates assisted dying bill

Guernsey parliament debates assisted dying bill

Guernsey could take a step towards legalising assisted dying when its parliament debates whether to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with the help of a doctor.

Two select committees attacked the Government for lacking decisiveness and bravery to tackle failures in corporate regulation

Carillion bosses 'stuffing mouths with gold' before company collapse

Carillion bosses 'stuffing mouths with gold' before company collapse

Directors at collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy "stuffing their mouths with gold" to worry about the workers, says an MPs report.

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust"

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust".

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