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Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

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

Eamonn Holmes receives OBE

Eamonn Holmes receives OBE

Eamonn Holmes will be honoured for services to broadcasting

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer.

The scene in Deptford after the knife attack yesterday. Image: Katharina Greve

Four men in hospital after a shooting and three stabbings in London

Four men in hospital after a shooting and three stabbings in London

A night of violence in London left four men in critical conditions after one was shot and three others stabbed. One arrest has been made

Donald Trump's trade tariffs could threaten post-Brexit deals

Donald Trump's trade tariffs could threaten post-Brexit deals

Donald Trump's trade tariffs could threaten post-Brexit deals

Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium, throwing Theresa May's plans for a trade partnership with the US into question

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Muslim Council of Britain call for inquiry into alleged Tory Islamophobia

Muslim Council of Britain call for inquiry into alleged Tory Islamophobia

In a letter to Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis, the MCB highlighted a number of recent allegations which it said represented "the tip of the iceberg" of Islamophobic attitudes within the party.

Young adults turning their hobbies into careers

Young adults turning their hobbies into careers

One in eight people has turned a hobby into a career in industries including technology and music, according to new research.

Leading British companies gave 'pitiful' excuses for lack of women on boards

Leading British companies gave 'pitiful' excuses for lack of women on boards

Leading British companies gave 'pitiful' excuses for lack of women on boards

Business minister Andrew Griffith said the excuses given by companies as to why no women were on their senior boards were "pitiful and patronising"

Denmark bans burqas and niqabs

Denmark bans Burqas and Niqabs

They've joined some other European countries in deciding to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.

Islamic State supporter admits to Prince George school attack plot

Islamic State supporter admits to Prince George school attack plot

Husnain Rashid had maintained his innocence throughout proceedings at Woolwich Crown Court, but on Thursday unexpectedly admitted a string of terror offences.

Consumers urged to 'haggle' with energy companies as price hikes take effect

Consumers urged to 'haggle' with energy companies as price hikes take effect

Consumers urged to 'haggle' with energy companies as price hikes take effect

SSE is the latest energy company to announce price increases, following British Gas. MPs called the hikes 'disappointing'

'GPs leaving because the job satisfaction has gone', says former doctor

'GPs leaving because the job satisfaction has gone', says former doctor

The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an all-time high, a new report has found.

Babchenko faked death could boost Russia's denial of fake news, says expert

Babchenko faked death could boost Russia's denial of fake news, says expert

Babchenko faked death could boost Russia's denial of fake news, says expert

Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist who appeared alive after being reported dead, could have played into Russia's hands by giving them an opportunity to deny fabricating the news

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

A survey of over 47,000 school-age children showed they preferred writing texts to stories or diaries, and less than half enjoy writing

Kim Kardashian West meets Donald Trump to ask for pardon of drug inmate

Kim Kardashian West meets Donald Trump to ask for pardon of drug inmate

Kim Kardashian West meets Donald Trump to ask for pardon of drug inmate

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, has been in prison since 1996 for a first-time drug offence

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Russian journalist appears at Ukrainian press conference 24 hours after 'dying'

Russian journalist appears at Ukrainian press conference 24 hours after 'dying'

The country's security services said Arkady Babchenko's death was faked in order to foil a plot to take his life.

Goldie fined for assault on Glastonbury security guard

Goldie fined for assault on Glastonbury security guard

The musician will have to pay a total of £2,463 in compensation and legal costs.

Roseanne Barr blames tweets on sleeping pills

Roseanne Barr blames tweets on sleeping pills

The TV star apologised for the offensive tweet about Valerie Jarrett, which prompted US network ABC to cancel Barr's show Roseanne.

Man arrested after climbing the scaffolding around Big Ben

Man arrested after climbing the scaffolding around Big Ben

Police are not treating the incident as terror-related and there were no weapons recovered.

Complaints about high-cost credit reach highest level on record

Complaints about high-cost credit reach highest level on record

More than half related to payday loans, with customers warning the ombudsman about irresponsible lending and unaffordable loans.

Pair facing jail after claiming £125,000 posing as Grenfell victims

Pair facing jail after claiming £125,000 posing as Grenfell victims

The pair, both 51, have pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation.

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

The Metropolitan Police

ABC cancel Roseanne Barr's show after racist tweets

ABC cancel Roseanne Barr's show after racist tweets

The US network cancelled the show after she compared former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

15-year-old boy stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

15-year-old boy stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

Police were called to an address on Merry Hill just after 11pm on Tuesday.

Virgin Trains announces partnership with Uber

Virgin Trains announces partnership with Uber

Customers on the West Coast line will be able to book an Uber taxi to the station and when they arrive at their destination.

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were heard over the first week-and-a-half of the enquiry, but some doubt whether the role companies and individuals played will be fully examined

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

The viewpoint that immigration was having a negative effect on communities was higher among those who lived in multicultural communities

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Brain cancer vaccine trials could extend lives of patients

Brain cancer vaccine trials could extend lives of patients

A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, trials suggest.

EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months

EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months

The activist was sentenced for contempt of court and for breaching the terms of a previous suspended sentence.

Parents found guilty of trying to force daughter to marry cousin

Parents found guilty of trying to force daughter to marry cousin

The 19-year-old victim was lured to Bangladesh in a bid to wed her first cousin.

North Korean official heading to the US for summit talks

North Korean official heading to the US for summit talks

He will be the most notable official to visit the US in nearly 20 years.

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

The retailer's new boss pledges to 'take action' to tackle the firm's high street troubles.

Gunman fatally shoots three people in Belgium

Gunman fatally shoots three people in Belgium

Prosecuters fear the attack could be terror-related.

Pret A Manger sold to owner of Krispy Kreme for £1.5 billion

Pret A Manger sold to owner of Krispy Kreme for £1.5 billion

JAB Holdings will add the sandwich chain to their growing food and drink empire.

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime, says crime writer

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime, says crime writer

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime

Crime journalist Tony Thompson said footballer Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo, which he got as a tribute to his late father who was shot, sends the wrong message

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

New lines and improved connections between cities could reduce reliance on London according to a new report

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

There are double the amount of severely obese children in Year 6 as there are in reception class

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 31-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were found dead

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