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Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

President Donald Trump tweeted his response to Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron's assertions that his tariffs would hurt US workers

Lord Malloch-Brown clashes with Julia Hartley-Brewer over Brexit

Lord Malloch-Brown clashes with Julia Hartley-Brewer over Brexit

The Best of Britain clashed with the talkRADIO breakfast show host after he claimed EU doctors and nurses were no longer coming to work in the NHS because of Brexit.

UK high street recorded worst May performance in 12 years

UK high street recorded worst May performance in 12 years

Sales were down 2.2% on May last year, making it eight months since in-store like-for-like sales have shown growth of 1% or more.

Theresa May will not hold formal meeting with Donald Trump at G7 summit

Theresa May will not hold formal meeting with Donald Trump at G7 summit

The British Prime Minister will have formal meetings with the leads of all the G7 countries except the US President.

Boris Johnson has warned of a Brexit 'meltdown'

Boris Johnson has warned of a Brexit 'meltdown'

In unguarded comments at a private dinner, the Foreign Secretary also said Donald Trump could deliver a better Brexit deal.

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

The charges come following nine arrests made on Thursday.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke has launched a petition for the government to end the use of combustible material on homes and public buildings

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

The Metropolitan Police are probing the London Fire Brigade over their policy.

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Eight men and one woman were arrested by Scotland Yard in a series of dawn raids on Thursday.

Drill rap gang found with machetes facing jail

Drill rap gang found with machetes facing jail

Five gang members who were "caught red-handed" with machetes and baseball bats after making drill rap videos glorifying violence are facing jail.

Supreme court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland abortion law

Supreme court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland abortion law

A majority of a seven-strong panel of justices in London ruled the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the abortion law.

Man charged with attempted murder following Hanworth double stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder following Hanworth double stabbing

An 11-month-old boy remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

House Of Fraser to shut 31 stores

House Of Fraser to shut 31 stores

The retailers rescue deal will impact around 6,000 jobs.

Ministers meet for Brexit 'backstop' showdown

Ministers meet for Brexit 'backstop' showdown

Theresa May is battling for Government unity on her backstop proposals for the Irish border as the Brexit war Cabinet meets.

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

The businessman, who had wanted to keep his battle with cancer private, died in the early hours of Thursday morning after spending time in hospital.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

The Prime Minister stressed she recognised Israel's right to self-defence but called on Mr Netanyahu to take action to alleviate the situation

May expresses concern over Palestine shootings to Israeli leader Netanyahu

May expresses concern over Palestine shootings to Israeli leader Netanyahu

The Prime Minister stressed she recognised Israel's right to self-defence but called on Mr Netanyahu to take action to alleviate the situation

The ruling comes just after the Irish referendum on the subject

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Seven Supreme Court justices in London will announce their decision on Thursday, at a time of intense political debate on the issue

'Anne Marie Waters seeks open discussion about all aspects of modern Britain,' claims the singer

Morrissey defends For Britain and claims Tommy Robinson treatment 'shocking'

Morrissey defends For Britain and claims Tommy Robinson treatment 'shocking'

'Anne Marie Waters seeks open discussion about all aspects of modern Britain,' claims the singer

Julian Monaghan was arrested at Gatwick Airport on January 18 on suspicion of reporting for duty as a pilot when his level of alcohol was over the limit

Drunk on duty pilot likely to get custodial sentence

Drunk on duty pilot likely to get custodial sentence

Julian Monaghan, 49, was arrested at Gatwick Airport on January 18 on suspicion of reporting for duty as a pilot when his level of alcohol was over the prescribed limit

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday (Stock image)

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday and was due to be questioned later

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area after Brexit

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Arbias Thaqi, from London, distributed ISIS-related material

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

Arbias Thaqi spread ISIS 'magazines' and bomb-making manuals

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: Grenfell article 'used quotes without interviewee's consent'

Melanie Coles, a teacher who lives in the Grenfell Tower area, was interviewed for a piece about the Grenfell community and says recordings were posted without her consent. The LRB plans to publish a response in its next issue

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Stephanie Barwise QC, representing survivors and the bereaved, claimed that Rydon, the main contractor, was being "disingenuous" about its involvement.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

The film producer made the plea at a court in New York.

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Jon Thompson said quitting the European Union without a deal would cost Britain £20 billion.

Third Heathrow runway approved

Third Heathrow runway approved

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the Cabinet has agreed to give the project the go-ahead.

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

The attack happened at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow at about 6.55am on Tuesday

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, said 69 bodies had been recovered and 17 of those had been identified.

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

The divisive issue is on the agenda as Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of ministers on the Cabinet's economic sub-committee.

Woman and child stabbed in west London

Woman and child stabbed in west London

A manhunt is under way after a 30-year-old woman and her one-year-old boy were found with stab wounds in Hanworth.

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

The 42-year-old comedian was reportedly forced to hand over his watch by hammer-wielding men on mopeds.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

The Prime Minister told President Donald Trump his tariffs were "disappointing"

Teen girl found guilty of plotting British Museum terror attack

Teen girl found guilty of plotting British Museum terror attack

Safaa Boular, now 18, secretly discussed the murderous scheme with her sister and mother using coded language which had an Alice in Wonderland tea party theme.

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says Northern Rail should be 'stripped' of franchise over disruption

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says Northern Rail should be 'stripped' of franchise over disruption

'Northern Rail should be stripped of franchise under train disruption'

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has condemned the train operator the chaotic effect its reduced timetable has had

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Grenfell 'stay put' fire policy failed, report finds

Dr Barbara Lane also claimed that the key players involved in the 2016 refurbishment had not ascertained how the new cladding system would behave in a fire.

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

Hundreds of thousands of people in debt over social care fees

The GMB Union found that over 160,000 people were taken to court over non-payment of social care fees

Lost Voice Guy wins Britain's Got Talent

Lost Voice Guy wins Britain's Got Talent

The funnyman, who has cerebral palsy and uses pre-recorded sentences on a computer for his stand-up act, dazzled the audience and judges with his hilarious routine in the grand final.

Terror suspects to be monitored more closely under new plans

Terror suspects to be monitored more closely under new plans

Home Secretary Sajid Javid will outline plans to work more closely with businesses to eradicate the "safe spaces" that are exploited by violent extremists.

Grenfell inquiry to hear evidence on why deadly fire spread

Grenfell inquiry to hear evidence on why deadly fire spread

Expert reports detailing the cause of the inferno and why it spread so quickly are to be published as the inquiry hears an opening statement from its top lawyer.

25 dead in Guatemala volcano eruption

25 dead in Guatemala volcano eruption

The Volcan de Fuego exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock, blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash on Sunday.

Learner drivers now allowed to drive on motorways

Learner drivers now allowed to drive on motorways

It is hoped the new policy will better prepare novice motorists for driving at higher speeds and learn how to use motorways correctly.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Visa experiencing service disruption in UK and Europe

Visa experiencing service disruption in UK and Europe

The company said it is working towards resolving the problem after complaints from users on social media.

Fraudster jailed for claiming father died in Grenfell fire

Fraudster jailed for claiming father died in Grenfell fire

Mohammad Gamoota claimed his father died in the tragedy last year.

Mothercare plan store closures in restructuring bid

Mothercare plan store closures in restructuring bid

The store closures will be carried out through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) - a move which allows companies to close loss-making shops and secure rental discounts.

Everton fan who assaulted Lyon players while holding son jailed

Everton fan who assaulted Lyon players while holding son jailed

Michael Fitzpatrick was seen holding his three-year-old son in one arm, dummy in mouth, and using his other to grapple or punch at opposition players during a Europa League match.

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman in north London

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman in north London

Police were called at 2.30am on Friday by paramedics to reports of an unresponsive woman inside a residential address in Brent.

Charlie Gard's parents use donations to launch foundation for sick children

Charlie Gard's parents use donations to launch foundation for sick children

Charlie Gard's parents use donations to launch foundation for sick children

Connie Yates and Chris Gard have put the £1.3 million they raised for treatment for their late son Charlie into a foundation to help ill children

David Davis suggests joint UK and EU status for Northern Ireland

David Davis suggests joint UK and EU status for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be given joint EU and UK status and a "buffer zone" on its border with the Republic, under new plans being drawn up by the Brexit Secretary, according to reports.

Two police officers stabbed in Greenock

Two police officers stabbed in Greenock

Police said the incident in Greenock, Inverclyde, was not terror-related.

Man arrested after car ploughs into pedestrians in Manchester

Man arrested after car ploughs into pedestrians in Manchester

Man arrested after car ploughs into pedestrians in Manchester

A 21-year-old man is in custody after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Manchester yesterday. It is not thought to be terror-related

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