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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Donald Trump’s UK visit cost police nearly £18 million

Donald Trump’s UK visit cost police nearly £18 million

Donald Trump’s UK visit cost police nearly £18 million

The police operation for US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK is estimated to have cost nearly £18 million, it has emerged.

Harvey Weinstein to appear in court in attempt to get charges dropped

Harvey Weinstein to appear in court in attempt to get charges dropped

Harvey Weinstein to appear in court in attempt to get charges dropped

Harvey Weinstein is to appear before a New York judge as his lawyers try to get criminal charges against him thrown out.

Astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails

Astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails

Astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails

Two astronauts from the US and Russia have made an emergency landing after a booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station failed after launch.

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Firms may be forced to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap under plans unveiled by the Prime Minister to help ethnic minority employees at work.

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: The ‘gay cake’ case was ‘about the message, not the people’

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: The ‘gay cake’ case was ‘about the message, not the people’

Northern Ireland Evangelical Alliance: ‘Gay cake’ case was ‘about the message'

Evangelical Peter Lynas has said that the “gay cake” case was “about the message and not the people” after Christian owners of a bakery won their Supreme Court appeal.

London Bridge victim to receive honours at Buckingham Palace

London Bridge victim to receive honour at Buckingham Palace

London Bridge victim to receive honour at Buckingham Palace

Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack are among those who will receive honours at Buckingham Palace.

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There has to be consequences’ if Theresa May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

‘There are consequences’ if May breaks DUP red lines, says DUP Brexit spokesman

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Brexit Spokesman Sammy Wilson has said that “there has to be consequences” if Theresa May does break the DUP’s red lines.

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Sir John Major: Universal Credit could repeat Poll Tax problems

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has said the Government needs to rethink its national roll-out of Universal Credit, warning most Britons will think current plans are unfair.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' after Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Joe Biden: US's interest in UK 'diminished' because of Brexit

Former US Vice President Joe Biden said the United States' interest in the UK hinged on being able to have 'influence' in Europe

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

Mental health nurses join Gordon Brown in calling for an end to universal credit

The Mental Health Nurse Association sent a letter to Esther McVey calling for universal credit to be scrapped

Aaron Jones

Man who sprayed homeless man with paint given community order

Man who sprayed homeless man with paint given community order

A 33-year-old decorator has been given a community order after spray painting a homeless man, who later died.

Theresa May

Theresa May urges MPs to 'put the national interest first' at first PMQs since Salzburg

Theresa May urges MPs to 'put the national interest first'

In her first appearance at the Commons since her speech at Salzburg, Theresa May was forced to defend her decision to "honour" the result of the referendum.

Crops

Leaving EU could help UK make more advancements in genetically modified crops, report says

Leaving EU could help UK make more advancements in GM crops, report

A report by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council has claimed that leaving the EU could help the UK make advancements in GM crops away from 'overly prescriptive' EU regulations.

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock said the new Suicide Prevention Minister will prioritise tackling mental health issues with a 'joined-up' approach to the causes

Fishing

'Politically, fishing carries a lot of weight' says chief executive of National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

'Politically, fishing carries a lot of weight' says chief exec of NFFO

The chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations has claimed the industry carries a "lot of weight" politically.

Christian bakery owners win appeal against 'gay cake' discrimination ruling

Christian bakery owners win appeal against 'gay cake' discrimination ruling

Christian bakery owners win appeal against 'gay cake' discrimination ruling

The Christian owners of a Belfast bakery won an appeal against a discrimination ruling against them for refusing to make a cake with 'Support Gay Marriage' message'

UK economy did not grow in August

UK economy did not grow in August

UK economy did not grow in August

The Office for National Statistics logged 0% economic growth for August

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat spokesman for international affairs Tom Brake says the prospect of a no deal Brexit could unite Remainers across all parties

Former Brexit secretary David Davis warned Tory MPs on Tuesday against accepting Theresa May’s Chequers deal, and his former special adviser Stuart Jackson has voiced his support, hinting that there are up to 50 Tory rebels poised to oppose Chequers.  In a letter, Davis said a deal based on Theresa May's Chequers plan would deliver "none of the benefits of Brexit" and reduce the UK to being "a rule-taker from Brussels".  Davis resigned as Brexit secretary in July over his opposition to Chequers.  Read more:

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Former David Davis adviser hints fifty rebels are poised to oppose Chequers

Stewart Jackson, who worked with David Davis during his tenure as Brexit secretary, said up to fifty Tory rebels could oppose the Prime Minister's Chequers plan

US ambassador to UN resigns, but won't be replaced by Ivanka Trump

US ambassador to UN resigns, but won't be replaced by Ivanka Trump

Nikki Haley announced her intention to resign from her role as UN ambassador in the US administration

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Graham Phillips escorted by police

Journalist escorted away by police after disrupting press conference on identity of Salisbury suspect

Journalist escorted away by police after disrupting Bellingcat press conference

A man claiming to be a journalist had to be escorted away by police after disrupting a press conference with Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins.

'We don't want them in our jails': Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

'We don't want them in our jails': Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

A former Army officer tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that Isis suspects should not be tried in the UK because of the risk they could radicalise other inmates in jail

Cancer research

Brexit could prevent UK being in 'Premier League' of cancer research, says professor

Brexit will stop UK being in 'Premier League' of cancer research, says professor

Brexit could affect the UK's standing as being in the "Premier League" of cancer research, a professor from Queen's University Belfast has warned.

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans thanked the NHS for giving his mum a job and presented the Best Nurse award

Bellingcat founder reveals how latest suspect was identified

Bellingcat founder reveals how latest suspect was identified

Bellingcat founder reveals how latest suspect was identified

Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins and investigative journalist Christo Grozev revealed how they identified the second Salisbury suspect in a meeting at the House of Commons.

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

£20 million scheme announced to get rough sleepers off the streets

A £20 million scheme to help rough sleepers off the streets and into secure homes has been announced by the Government ahead of World Homeless Day.

 NHS contractor stripped of contracts after waste including human body parts was allowed to pile up

NHS contractor stripped of contracts after waste including human body parts was allowed to pile up

NHS contractor stripped of contracts after clinical waste was allowed to pile up

A clinical waste disposal firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after allowing waste, which included human body parts, to pile up at its facilities.

NHS limit on sugary drinks is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

NHS England’s restriction on sugary drinks sales is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

NHS limit on sugary drinks is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, Tam Fry has said NHS England restricting sugary drinks sales is “an excellent idea” because “you are in a hospital to get better”.

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

The Bank of England has warned that the need for action is now “pressing” to ward off the risks to trillion of pounds of financial products from a no-deal Brexit.

Turnberry caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

Scottish caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

Scottish caravan park may change name to avoid links with Donald Trump

A caravan park close to Donald Trump’s luxury Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire could change its name due to “negative” associations with the US President.

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh during swear-in ceremony

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh during swear-in ceremony

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh during swear-in ceremony

US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump criticised Mr Kavanaugh’s opponents for a “campaign of personal destruction”.

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former minister

As many as 40 Tory Brexiteers will resist attempts to coerce them into supporting a Brexit deal with Brussels based on Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former minister has warned.

Former British Ambassador to Russia: Vladimir Putin is on ‘a search for past glory’

Former British Ambassador to Russia: Vladimir Putin is on ‘a search for past glory’

Former British Ambassador to Russia: Putin is on ‘a search for past glory'

Sir Andrew Wood, the former British Ambassador to Russia has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is on “a search for past glory” following the attempted assassination of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

Australia considers banning some immigrants from biggest cities

Australia considers banning some immigrants from biggest cities

Australia considers banning some immigrants from biggest cities

The Australian government is considering banning some immigrants from settling in big cities.

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers are to be given canisters of synthetic pepper spray to combat violence in jails, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has said.

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

DUP leader spells out ‘red lines’ ahead of talks with EU

Any extra barriers to trade between Northern Ireland and Britain after Brexit would be “catastrophic”, Arlene Foster has warned as she prepared for talks with the European Union’s chief negotiator.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Second Skripal suspect is a trained military doctor, Bellingcat reports

Second Skripal suspect is a trained military doctor, Bellingcat reports

Second Skripal suspect is a trained military doctor, Bellingcat reports

Investigative website Bellingcat has named the second suspect in the Sergei and Yulia Skripal poisoning case as Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin.

Heartbreak

Emma Kenny: 'We've been fed a lie, and that's that sex is important'

Emma Kenny: 'We've been fed a lie, and that's that sex is important'

Celebrity psychologist and relationship expert Emma Kenny told Matthew Wright she thinks society has been "fed a lie, and that's that sex is important".

Uniform

Young girls are 'suffering and struggling with really horrible new kinds of harassment' says chief executive of children's charity

Tanya Barron: Girls are experiencing 'really horrible new kinds of harassment'

The chief executive of children's charity Plan International UK has said that young girls are experiencing 'really horrible new kinds of harassment', including on their way to and from school.

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This is about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on gender selection: ‘This is desire, not need'

Sue Avery, Director of Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre has said that gender selection by parents was about "desire", not medical need. 

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data

The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority has told the Education Secretary he has “serious concerns” about his department’s use of statistics.

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

Buckingham University is aiming to start a “revolution” to make drug-taking “socially unacceptable” – and plans to ask students to sign a contract pledging not to take illegal substances.

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

The SNP’s Westminster leader has threatened his party’s MPs will cause “maximum disruption” to UK Tory government if it continues to “treat Scotland as a second-class nation”.

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan was given a verbal harassment warning after being reported by a transgender activist over social media comments.

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

“Big issues” remain to be resolved on the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement ahead of next week’s Brussels summit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said.

Firm hits out at ‘unfounded’ pret claims over second allergy death

Firm hits out at ‘unfounded’ Pret claims over second allergy death

Firm hits out at ‘unfounded’ Pret claims over second allergy death

The firm blamed by Pret A Manger for supplying a contaminated yoghurt suspected to have caused a second allergy death has called the claims “unfounded”.

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to traditional Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says Conservative MP Grant Shapps

Theresa May’s appeal to Labour voters was ‘smart politics’, says MP Grant Shapps

Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that it was “smart politics” for Prime Minister Theresa May to bid for Labour voters.

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on Scottish Independence: ‘You are so desperate not to have rules from Westminster, but happy to hand over a load of powers to Brussels?’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on SNP: ‘Why are you happy to hand power to Brussels?'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer asked SNP MP Angus MacNeil why the SNP were happy to hand over powers to the EU but not be “ruled” by Westminster.

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue'

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue'

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue’

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton has said that Brexit is not a party issue and Labour and the Conservatives need to “work together” so that the UK can go on to “prosper”.

China accuses former Interpol President of bribery

China accuses former Interpol President of bribery

China accuses former Interpol President of bribery

Chinese authorities are investigating the former President of Interpol for bribery and other crimes – and indicate that political transgressions may also have landed him in trouble.

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

Up to a million reported crimes are being dropped with little or no investigation, it has been reported.

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by Japan, the country’s Prime Minister has said.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Wooferendum march

In pictures: The 'Wooferendum' march

In pictures: The 'Wooferendum' march

Dog owners marched from Pall Mall to Downing Street today calling for a People's Vote on Brexit.

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell protests Brexit with his dog at 'Wooferendum' march

Alastair Campbell joined dog owners at a march calling for a People's Vote on Brexit

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs and their owners are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Dogs are set to march to Parliament to demand a new Brexit referendum

Thousands of dogs are expected to march on Westminster to protest against Brexit, this weekend.

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