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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Donald Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for 'nice letter'

Donald Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for 'nice letter'

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the correspondence is "aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore."

 People cool off in a fountain at Plaza de Espana in Seville

Europe's record temperature could be broken as Portugal and Spain heat up

Europe's record temperature could be broken as Portugal and Spain heat up

Temperatures are expected to peak at around 47C this weekend.

Hosepipe ban in north west England called off

Hosepipe ban in north west England called off

United Utilities has lifted its ban for millions of customers after recent rainfall.

Bank of England increases interest rates to highest level since 2009

Bank of England increases interest rates to highest level since 2009

Members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to raise the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%.

Anti-Semitism Campaigner: 'Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister is frightening'

Anti-Semitism Campaigner: 'Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister is frightening'

Joe Glasman from Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has criticised the Labour leader's handling of anti-Semitism.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Tommy Robinson supporters are like a white supremacist movement'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Tommy Robinson fans 'like white supremacist movement'

Julia Hartley-Brewer challenged Ukip leader Gerard Batten on whether Tommy Robinson's supporters are 'racist'

Small businesses should report their gender pay gap, say MPs

Small businesses should report their gender pay gap, say MPs

Small businesses should report their gender pay gap, say MPs

Currently only companies with 250 or more employees are required to report on their gender pay gaps, but a committee wants smaller firms to publish the information too

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Football Association consider bid to host 2030 World Cup

Football Association consider bid to host 2030 World Cup

The FA board has approved a feasibility study into becoming Euope’s only big for the tournament.

House of Fraser's future in doubt after Chinese investors pull investment

House of Fraser's future in doubt after Chinese investors pull investment

C.banner was planning to buy a 51% stake in House of Fraser and plough £70 million into the ailing business

Government to take control of Grenfell site after police investigation

Government to take control of Grenfell site after police investigation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced it would take over legal responsibilities instead of Kensington and Chelsea Council

Michael Eavis offers local trainee NHS nurses 500 free tickets to Glastonbury

Michael Eavis offers local trainee NHS nurses 500 free tickets to Glastonbury

In a bid to attract more people to the profession, Eavis has committed to offering men and women in the Mendip area free tickets to the event in 2019.

Sadiq Khan blimp to depict London Mayor in yellow bikini

Sadiq Khan blimp to depict London Mayor in yellow bikini

Sadiq Khan blimp to depict London Mayor in yellow bikini

Yanny Bruere, who set up the Sadiq Khan blimp crowdfunder, has confirmed the balloon will fly from Parliament Square on September 1

E.ON to cut around 500 UK jobs

E.ON to cut around 500 UK jobs

The energy firm, which employs 9,400 in this country, said the UK energy market continues to change at an "unprecedented rate".

Tommy Robinson to be freed on bail after winning appeal

Tommy Robinson to be freed on bail after winning appeal

Tommy Robinson to be freed on bail after winning appeal

The former English Defence League leader will be released on bail after having his contempt of court conviction overturned

Mexican plane crashes but all 103 on board survive

Mexican plane crashes but all 103 on board survive

Passengers expressed gratitude to be alive, but many were extremely shaken after the crash on Tuesday afternoon.

John Prescott tells Julia Hartley-Brewer it's 'absolute nonsense' to call Labour a racist party

John Prescott tells Julia Hartley-Brewer it's 'absolute nonsense' to call Labour a racist party

John Prescott tells Julia Hartley-Brewer it's 'nonsense' to call Labour racist

The former Deputy Prime Minister has come to the defence of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party amid anti-Semitism criticism.

Corbyn 'not a credible anti-racist', says President of Board of Deputies of British Jews

Corbyn 'not a credible anti-racist', says President of Board of Deputies of British Jews

Corbyn 'not a credible anti-racist', says President of Jewish board

Marie van der Zyl said Corbyn cannot "call himself an anti-racist" until he takes urgent action on anti-Semitism

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Teen jailed for corrosive substance attack after being identified on CCTV

Donell Wilkins, 18, was sentenced to six years in jail after spraying the substance at another teenager

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Teenager jailed for 17 years for fatal acid attack on nurse

Teenager jailed for 17 years for fatal acid attack on nurse

Xeneral Webster, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Joanne Rand.

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Spotify deleting Alex Jones' podcast would make him a 'martyr for the alt-right'

Spotify deleting Alex Jones' podcast would make him a 'martyr for the alt-right'

Spotify has faced criticism from users over hosting the Infowars owner's podcasts.

Exclusive: Peter Willsman refused to state whether he'll stand down from Labour after anti-Semitism allegations

Exclusive: Peter Willsman refuses to state whether he'll stand down from Labour after anti-Semitism allegations

Exclusive: Peter Willsman confronted on anti-Semitism allegations

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell challenged Peter Willsman on whether he'd be standing down from the Labour Party

Tim Farron: The Liberal Democrats 'should work' with a new centrist party

Tim Farron: The Liberal Democrats 'should work' with a new centrist party

Tim Farron made the comments over continuing rumours that a new anti-Brexit centrist party would be created by MPs.

Jewish Chronicle editor: ‘The longer people stay in Labour the longer they support anti-Semitism’

Editor: ‘The longer people stay in Labour the longer they support anti-Semitism'

Stephen Pollard's comments come after Pete Willsman from the party’s ruling body was recorded calling some members of the Jewish community 'Trump fanatics'. 

Dixons Carphone says data breach now affects 10m customers

Dixons Carphone says data breach now affects 10m customers

In June the company revealed that 5.9 million customer bank card details and 1.2 million personal data records had been hacked.

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

The Education Secretary has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that technology could have positive sides in a child's early development.

Abuse by aid workers a 'larger scandal' than abuse in Catholic church, says expert

Abuse by aid workers a 'larger scandal' than abuse in Catholic church, says expert

Abuse by aid workers 'larger scandal' than abuse in Catholic church, says expert

A new report into aid workers sexually abusing women and children in developing countries found the charity sector didn't do enough to tackle the issue

Labour faces calls to suspend member who called Jewish people 'Trump fanatics'

Labour faces calls to suspend member who called Jewish people 'Trump fanatics'

Labour faces calls to suspend member who called Jewish people 'Trump fanatics'

Peter Willsman was recorded saying that some members of the Jewish community were 'Trump fanatics' and 'making up' allegations of anti-Semitism

Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

'Don't let Corbyn mug you off' says Conservatives' Love Island-themed promotion

'Don't let Corbyn mug you off' says Conservatives' Love Island-themed promotion

'Don't let Corbyn mug you off' says Conservatives' Love Island-themed promotion

The Conservative Party is giving away water bottles modelled on the popular personalised bottles seen on Love Island

Sajid Javid 'does not support the death penalty' amid 'Beatles' terror case

Sajid Javid 'does not support the death penalty' amid 'Beatles' terror case

Mr Javid faced intense criticism after agreeing to share intelligence with the US without seeking guarantees Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh would not face execution.

Jack Monroe: 'Nobody's talking about how to feed the poorest' if Brexit causes food shortage

Jack Monroe: 'Nobody's talking about how to feed the poorest' if Brexit causes food shortage

Jack Monroe on Brexit shortages: 'Nobody's talking about how to feed the poor'

Food blogger Jack Monroe says that Brexit stockpiling may not be possible for the country's poorest people

RideLondon cyclist dies after suffering cardiac arrest during event

RideLondon cyclist dies after suffering cardiac arrest during event

The 69-year-old man collapsed around the 56 mile mark of the 100-mile course.

Safety measures in place for funeral of novichok victim

Safety measures in place for funeral of novichok victim

Safety measures in place for funeral of novichok victim

Dawn Sturgess, who died after being poisoned by novichok, will be cremated at a funeral with extra safety measures in place

Poll suggests growing support for second Brexit referendum

Poll suggests growing support for second Brexit referendum

YouGov has suggested that 42% of the public would back a second referendum, whereas 40% would oppose it.

Alastair Campbell brands Corbyn a Brexiteer and says being in the Labour party is 'difficult'

Alastair Campbell brands Corbyn a Brexiteer and says being in the Labour party is 'difficult'

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn 'a Brexiteer' and being in Labour party is 'difficult'

Alastair Campbell says he has no plans to leave the Labour party but that current conditions, and Corbyn's stance on Brexit, make it 'difficult'

Armed forces may help deliver food, fuel and medicine if no-deal Brexit causes shortages

Armed forces may help deliver food, fuel and medicine if no-deal Brexit causes shortages

Armed forces may help deliver food and medicine if Brexit causes shortages

The army is reportedly on standby to help deliver goods around the UK if delays at ports cause shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

Grenfell Tower to be handed back to council despite residents' concerns

The Grenfell Tower site will be transferred back to Kensington and Chelsea Council when forensic investigations conclude

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Vote Leave Whistleblower calls BBC “disgraceful” over Darren Grimes crowdfunder report

Vote Leave Whistleblower calls BBC “disgraceful” over Darren Grimes report

Shahmir Sanni, who raised concerns over Vote Leaves spending during the Brexit referendum, has criticised the BBC

Record temperatures still possible despite amber warning for thunderstorms

Record temperatures still possible despite amber warning for thunderstorms

The heatwave is being disrupted with thunderstorms, which have prompted the Met Office to issue a weather warning.

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years', says cannabis retailer

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

A cannabis retailer told Mike Graham that the UK should look at the positive effects of the legalisation of cannabis in other countries, after the Home Office rescheduled the drug for medical use

Kate Hoey to Mike Graham: Britain will 'leave the way it wanted to'

Kate Hoey to Mike Graham: Britain will 'leave the way it wanted to'

The Labour MP has said that the government is not heading to a soft Brexit.

Claims football given to Trump was bugged 'over exaggerated', says security expert

Claims football given to Trump was bugged 'exaggerated', says security expert

Will Geddes tells James Whale that the story has been "over exaggerated".

Mike Graham: 'Could the BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

Mike Graham: 'Could the BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

Mike Graham: 'Could BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

The BBC is considering whether to apply to the Court of Appeal over a ruling that it breached Sir Cliff Richard's privacy by covering a 2014 police raid on its home

Eurotunnel cancels tickets due to 'extreme temperatures'

Eurotunnel cancels tickets due to 'extreme temperatures'

Passengers hoping to travel on the Eurotunnel this weekend face delays and cancellations due to the heat

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Medical cannabis to be legalised in Britain

Medical cannabis to be legalised in Britain

It follows several high profile cases, including that of young epilepsy sufferers Alfie Dingley and Billy Caldwell, whose conditions appeared to be helped by cannabis oil.

Evidence given to Commons fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Evidence given to Commons fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Evidence given to fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Vote Leave and BeLeave were fined by the Electoral Commission for breaking electoral laws, but both campaign groups have disputed the Commission's findings

George Galloway: Assange’s extradition will be the ‘most acute crisis’ the UK will ever face

Galloway: Assange’s extradition will be the ‘most acute crisis’ the UK will face

Reports suggest the Wikileaks founder could be expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy, leading to his arrest.

BBC agrees to pay £850,000 towards Sir Cliff Richard's legal costs

BBC agrees to pay £850,000 towards Sir Cliff Richard's legal costs

A lawyer representing Sir Cliff gave Mr Justice Mann the news at a High Court hearing in London on Thursday.

Boris Johnson held talks with Steve Bannon, reports suggest

Boris Johnson held talks with Steve Bannon, reports suggest

It's alleged that the former chief adviser to Trump has been urging Johnson to challenge for Tory leadership.

Trump tweets that he'd like a ‘free market’ arrangement with Europe

Trump tweets that he'd like a ‘free market’ arrangement with Europe

The tweet came before the US President and the European Commission President agreed to work towards "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-car goods.

People will ‘still fly’ with Ryanair despite compensation row, says travel journalist

People will ‘still fly’ Ryanair amid compensation row, says travel journalist

The budget airline giant has said that it doesn’t need to compensate passengers who have had flights cancelled due to an ongoing strike by pilots and cabin crew.

Gary Lineker says a second Brexit referendum is 'more important than football'

Gary Lineker says a second Brexit referendum is 'more important than football'

Gary Lineker says a second Brexit referendum is 'more important than football'

Football pundit Gary Lineker announced his support for a people's vote on the final Brexit deal

RMT union strikes affect Eurostar and South Western Railway

RMT union strikes affect Eurostar and South Western Railway

RMT union strikes affect Eurostar and South Western Railway

Union members who work on the Eurostar and South Western Railway services are striking over working conditions and the role of train guards

London Fire Brigade sends 100 firefighters to tackle West Hampstead blaze

London Fire Brigade sends 100 firefighters to tackle West Hampstead blaze

London Fire Brigade sends 100 firefighters to tackle West Hampstead blaze

The fire in a block of flats in West Hampstead was brought under control in the early hours of the morning

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Irish government proposes law to ban resale of tickets for more than face value

Irish government proposes law to ban resale of tickets for more than face value

Irish government proposes law to ban resale of tickets for more than face value

In a move to discourage ticket touts, Irish politicians have drafted legislation to stop tickets being resold for more than the original cost

Elton John: 'There may come a time I meet Trump to discuss AIDS'

Elton John: 'There may come a time I meet Trump to discuss AIDS'

Elton John: 'There may come a time I meet Trump to discuss AIDS'

Elton John says he hopes Donald Trump could be the president to 'end AIDS altogether' despite his proposed funding cuts to AIDS relief programmes

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