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Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

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.

Banksy pranks auction as artwork shreds itself

Banksy pranks auction as artwork shreds itself

Banksy pranks auction as artwork shreds itself

An auction house was forced to admit it got “Banksy-ed” after a piece by the mysterious artist shredded itself as it went under the hammer.

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

Greens demand minimum wage increase for under 18s

The Green Party has called for a minimum wage hike for workers aged under 18.

Man charged after poison letter sent to US President Donald Trump

Man charged after poison letter sent to US President Donald Trump

Man charged after poison letter sent to US President Donald Trump

A navy veteran has been charged with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to US President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground castor beans.

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

Brussels are talking up a Brexit breakthrough as Theresa May supporters insist any move to topple the Prime Minister by Tory MPs would end in “collapse and disarray”.

Former British Transport Police Officer about rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former British Transport Police Officer on rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former BTP officer: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

A former British Transport Police Officer Norman Brennan has said that the government needed to ask itself a question: “What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

The Kremlin has been targeting British teenagers as part of a covert campaign to cause hostility among young Britons, The Times has revealed.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Donald Trump hits out at anti-Kavanaugh protesters

US President Donald Trump has hit out at female protesters who have confronted senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, labelling them “paid professionals only looking to make senators look bad”.

Interpol President reported missing during trip to China

Interpol President reported missing during trip to China

Interpol President reported missing during trip to China

The President of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he travelled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official said.

Girl pulls sword out of Swedish lake

Girl pulls sword out of Swedish lake

Girl pulls sword out of Swedish lake

An eight-year-old girl has stumbled on a pre-Viking era sword in a lake in southern Sweden.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears key Senate hurdle

The US Senate has pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court past a key procedural hurdle.

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

A criminal investigation is under way after hundreds of tonnes of waste from NHS hospitals, including human body parts, was allowed to pile up by a disposal company.

Ex-eurotunnel boss sobs as man who pushed him on to train tracks is found guilty of attempted murder

Ex-eurotunnel boss sobs as man who pushed him on to train tracks is found guilty of attempted murder

Ex-eurotunnel boss sobs as man who pushed him on to train tracks is found guilty

A former Eurotunnel boss sobbed in court as the man who pushed him on to the tracks of the London Underground was found guilty of attempted murder.

Spiders Web

Professor Adam Hart: 'False widow spiders are apparently Britain's deadliest spider - they haven't killed anyone'

False widow spiders: 'They haven't killed anyone' says entomologist

An entomology professor has said false widow spiders are "harmless", after four London schools closed after sightings of the arachnids.

Unilever backs out of Headquarters move to Netherlands after investor pressure

Unilever backs out of Headquarters move to Netherlands after investor pressure

Unilever backs out of Headquarters move to Netherlands after investor pressure

Unilever has bowed to pressure from shareholders and scrapped plans to move its corporate headquarters from London to Rotterdam.

Identity of second Salisbury suspect to be 'revealed'

Identity of second Salisbury suspect to be 'revealed'

Identity of second Salisbury suspect to be 'revealed'

The true identity of the second suspect in the Salisbury nerve agent attack will reportedly revealed in the Houses of Parliament next week.

Law to ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Law to ban putting Shetland in a box on maps is ‘stupid’, says cartographer

Cartographer Steve Chilton has said the decision to ban public bodies from putting the Shetland islands in a box is “stupid” and “ineffective”.

Free time should be measure of UK's well-being, say Green Party

Free time should be measure of UK's well-being, say Green Party

Free time should be measure of UK's well-being, say Green Party

Green co-leaders will call for a free time index to replace GDP as a measure of the nation’s well-being.

Thieves steal entire roof off Grade I listed church

Thieves steal entire roof off Grade I listed church

Thieves steal entire roof off Grade I listed church

Thieves have stolen the entire lead roof from a Grade I-listed village church.

Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to a doctor and a former captive of Islamic State

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to doctor and former IS captive

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of Islamic State for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Surgeon

Medical waste backlog: 'It's part of the work of the NHS that none of us ever think of' says former NHS Trust chairman

Medical waste backlog: 'It's part of the NHS that none of us ever think of'

Former chairman of the NHS Trust has admitted the pile-up of medical waste is "disturbing" but is just "a part of the work of the NHS that none of us ever think of".

Waitrose

Waitrose trials delivery service giving drivers access to customers' homes

Waitrose delivery trial will let drivers into customers' homes

Waitrose is trialling an 'in-home' delivery service that gives drivers access to customers' homes to unpack groceries while they are out.

Russia with Love

Salisbury church promoting 'From Russia With Love' event

Salisbury church promoting 'From Russia With Love' event

A church in the city of Salisbury - which is still reeling from the Novichok poisoning - is promoting a concert entitled From Russia With Love.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

A row between Republicans and Democrats has broken out over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women three decades ago.

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US authorities have charged seven Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the organisation investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and anti-doping agencies.

Hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and waste stockpiled by NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of waste including human body parts stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Human body parts and toxic waste stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste including human body parts from NHS patients has been stockpiled by a waste management company, sparking a national incident.

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

An infestation of venomous false widow spiders has forced the closure of four schools, with some closed for almost a month.

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says striking worker

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says striking worker

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says worker

An employee of a McDonald's branch in Brixton said management sees customers sexually harassing staff as a 'non-issue'

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' committee over Crossrail delay

London’s Mayor and transport bosses have been accused of being misleading over the delay to Crossrail.

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

More than 58,000 Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests have been recalled after they were found to be giving the wrong result.

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks may work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Psychologist Bradley Busch has said that pedals under desks would work better for “adults in office” rather than in a school, after a Primary school in Suffolk installed pedals under desks to encourage “an active lifestyle”.

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour Party's ban of Julia Hartley-Brewer from their next conference was because she didn't 'behave acceptably'

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook is facing a potential £1.2bn fine for a data breach which allowed hackers to access the personal information of 50 million users.

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

The National Health Service is to recruit doctors from Australia in the latest initiative to boost GP numbers.

Poultry

Two pest controllers found dead at Norfolk poultry factory

Two pest controllers found dead at poultry factory

Two pest controllers have been found dead at a poultry processing factory in Norfolk following a suspected chemical spill.

Gender figures

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself, and I speak only for myself here, is that I'm male'

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself is that I'm male'

Trans campaigner, teacher and trans woman Debbie Hayton has claimed fellow trans people "need to be honest" with themselves on the issue of biological sex, revealing she still identifies as "male".

Heathrow expansion

Legal battle against Heathrow expansion plans reaches High Court

Legal battle against Heathrow expansion reaches High Court

A joint legal battle against plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport will be heard at the High Court.

The Corniche

Window had previously fallen from luxury flats where coach driver was killed

Window had previously fallen from luxury flats where coach driver was killed

Two carpenters were almost hit by a window that fell from the same block of luxury flats where a coach driver was killed by a pane of glass this week.

Chemotherapy

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor of cancer prevention

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor Peter Sasienie

The director of clinical trials at King's College London has called the Prime Minister's cancer strategy a "huge ask".

Hacking

Sir Andrew Wood: Putin's 'paranoia' the motivation behind global cyber attacks

Sir Andrew Wood: Putin's 'paranoia' the motivation behind global cyber attacks

A former British ambassador to Russia has claimed cyber attacks believed to have been carried out by GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, were born out of Putin's "paranoia".

Manchester United

Manchester United considering gender-neutral toilets at Old Trafford

Manchester United considering gender-neutral toilets at Old Trafford

The football club are looking at introducing gender-netural toilets to make the matchday experience more "welcoming and inclusive".

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