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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Theresa May has reversed 40 years of government policy on Scotland, says James Kelly

In attempting to deny Scotland a referendum, Theresa May has taken a turn towards tyranny

'Theresa May has veered towards tyranny on Scottish issue'

From the moment Ms May rejected Nicola Sturgeon's request, the notion that Scotland is part of the UK by its own consent was converted from reality to fiction

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

A protein in the venom from Australia's funnel-web spider could help protect the brain from the damaging effects of strokes

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

The Conservative-voting comedian is touring with his show Conswervative until June

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Researchers have discovered human bones in an ancient cave near the coast of Alicante which show signs of cannibalism, but it is not clear why the cannibalism would have taken place

Russian Security services have allegedly tortured a student for hanging Ukraine's flag from his dormitory window

Russian Security services 'torture student for waving Ukrainian flag'

Russian Security services 'torture student for waving Ukrainian flag'

The incident is reported to have taken place on March 18

'George Osborne accepted the London Evening Standard job to put himself in the spotlight again', says former editor

Kelvin MacKenzie: If George Osborne makes the mistakes I did as a newspaper editor, he could humiliate his party

Kelvin MacKenzie blasts 'absurd' George Osborne Standard appointment

Former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie hopes that George Osborne quits his job as the editor of the London Standard within three months

Jodie Prenger on the Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

Jodie Prenger on the Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

Jodie Prenger on Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

The actress and singer swung by the studio for a chat with Johnny Seifert

Electronic devices now banned on some UK-bound flights - reports

UK follows US in banning electronic devices in plane cabins

UK follows US in banning electronic devices in plane cabins

Reports claim electronic devices will now be banned on some flights into the UK, after the US announced a similar ban earlier

Court hears how Charlton fan allegedly nearly punched Crystal Palace's American bald eagle mascot

Court hears Charlton fan tried to punch Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot

Court hears Charlton fan tried to punch Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot

36-year-old Daniel Boylett denies a charge of attempted criminal damage in the alleged attack on the bald eagle

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

The American retail corporation 'in no way' condoned the stunt which saw two men on horses ride into the store

Turtle who swallowed 5kg of tourists' coins dies

VIDEO: Turtle who swallowed 5kg of tourists' coins dies

Turtle who swallowed 5kg of tourists' coins dies

A turtle ate 915 coins after they were thrown into its pond by tourists, an operation was carried out on the animal, but unfortunately it did not work

Lucky break - Third place runner wins marathon because winners went to wrong finish line

Third-place runner wins marathon - because winners went to wrong finish line

Third-place runner wins marathon - because winners went to wrong finish line

The two before him had a very unlucky mistake

Teacher who helped police grade indecent images is jailed for molesting six-year-old

Teacher who helped police tackle indecent images jailed for molesting six-year-old

Teacher who helped police tackle indecent images jailed for abusing six-year-old

The man was caught when another child in the room secretly filmed his actions which took place repeatedly over a period of 90 minutes

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly airport attack

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly airport attack

Police arrest two on suspicion of supplying pellet gun used in Orly attack

French police have arrested two people on suspicion of supplying a pellet gun, after going through communications on the Orly airport attacker's phone

Man dies after ticket machine explodes at German train station

Man dies after ticket machine explodes at German train station

Man dies after ticket machine explodes at German train station

Police discovered a seriously injured man in the early hours of the morning near an exploded ticket machine, however he died at the scene despite efforts to save him

The letter to the BBC was signed by over 70 MPs

BBC rejects Brexit 'bias' claims: 'We're simply holding politicians to account'

BBC rejects Brexit 'bias' claims: 'We're simply holding politicians to account'

BBC says it is providing unbiased scrutiny of Brexit and will continue to do so

'The FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together in the US election campaign', says journalist

'FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together in US election' says surveillance expert

'The FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together'

Investigative journalist Stephen Grey warns Trump's opponents to be careful before accusing Donald Trump of working with Russia

Brexit: Early deals ready for after Article 50 triggering, says website report

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

'Informal talks' have reportedly been held with the German government, despite the EU line forbidding talks before negotiations begin

Michael Gove suggests the media should be more positive regarding Brexit

Brexit BBC 'bias' claims: Michael Gove says 'those who voted Leave deserve respect'

Michael Gove says Brexiteers 'deserve respect' after MPs' BBC letter

Gove also tells Julia Hartley-Brewer he remains confident of deal with EU

Kremlin speaks out over Senate hearing about alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election

Kremlin bites back at Senate over Russian interference hearing

Kremlin bites back at Senate over Russian interference hearing

The spokesman for the Russian government, Dmitry Peskov, released a statement on the first public hearing investigating alleged interference in the American presidential election

BBC Brexit coverage: 'Letter is not a bashing, I'm concerned they're not connecting, says Julian Knight MP

Brexit 'bias' claims: MP who wrote letter says 'BBC staff see themselves as citizens of the world... but most people don't'

MP who wrote BBC 'bias' letter: 'I simply want them to connect with public'

Julian Knight, the Tory MP for Solihull, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the letter he wrote to the BBC's director-general about the coverage of Brexit

'Labour isn't in tune with the aspirations of the country and will lose the next general election', says former political advisor

Former Blair advisor says Labour are 'further from power than any point in my lifetime' under Corbyn

Labour 'further from power than any point in my lifetime', says ex-Blair aide

Matthew Doyle claims Labour MPs are trying to work out how to remove Jeremy Corbyn as leader before the next general election

Alistair Campbell: 'Martin McGuinness was fundamental to the Northern Ireland peace process'

Alistair Campbell: 'Martin McGuinness was fundamental to the Northern Ireland peace process'

Alistair Campbell: 'Martin McGuinness was fundamental to NI peace process'

The former Downing Street press secretary spoke to Paul Ross about the former deputy leader of Northern Ireland after his passing

George Galloway: 'Given the current mess in the Labour party I’m glad to be standing as an independent'

George Galloway: 'Given Labour's current mess I’m glad to be standing in Manchester Gorton as an independent'

George Galloway: 'I’m glad to be standing as an independent as Labour is a mess'

George Galloway will be running in the Manchester Gorton by-election, he believes the area has been left behind and he'd be a strong voice for the constituency

'We should remember those who were murdered, not Martin McGuinness', says Justice 4 the 21 campaign group

'We should remember those murdered by the IRA, not Martin McGuinness', says Justice 4 the 21 campaign group

'We should remember those who were murdered by the IRA, not Martin McGuinness'

Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66, but the Justice 4 the 21 campaign group says he shouldn't be heralded as a peacemaker

Galloway has pledged to bring Tony Blair to trial over Iraq 'war crimes'

talkRADIO star George Galloway to stand in Manchester Gorton by-election

talkRADIO star George Galloway to stand in Manchester Gorton by-election

Galloway likens himself to Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola and Matt Busby as he announces intention to run

Lord Norman Tebbit says arguments defending Martin McGuinness's peace process role like 'an argument for making peace with Nazi Germany'

Martin McGuinness likened to Nazi leaders Himmler and Goring by former victim Lord Tebbit

Martin McGuinness likened to Nazi leaders Himmler and Goring by Lord Tebbit

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer defending the former IRA commander's role in the peace process was like making 'an argument for Nazi Germany'

Trump administration bans eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing electronic devices in carry-on bags for US-bound flights

Trump bans electronic devices on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries

Trump bans electronic devices on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries

The ban prevents carrying anything larger than a mobile phone in carry-on luggage from eight countries in North Africa and the Middle East

Unite's Len McCluskey fires back at Tom Watson MP, denies takeover allegations

Unite's Len McCluskey fires back at Tom Watson MP, denies Labour coup claims

Unite's Len McCluskey fires back at Tom Watson MP, denies Labour coup claims

The boss of the union has denied plans to join with Momentum to take over the Labour Party

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

More than 70 MPs have written in a letter to the BBC director-general Lord Hall

Martin McGuinness: 'There won't be any tears in Northern Ireland for him', says commentator

Martin McGuinness legacy is dripping with the blood of innocents, says commentator

'Martin McGuinness legacy is dripping with the blood of innocents'

Political commentator David Vance spoke to Paul Ross about the passing of the former deputy minister on Monday night

Former NI deputy first minister Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Former NI deputy first minister Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Former NI deputy first minister Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

The leader of Sinn Fein and former IRA commander passed away on Monday night

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Palestinian security officer killed during refugee camp raid

Palestinian security officer killed during refugee camp raid

Palestinian security officer killed during refugee camp raid

A raid was carried out on the Balata camp in Neblus, but an officer was killed during a clash between camp gunmen and the authorities

Jon Lansman has been planning a formal alliance with Unite and its leader Len McCluskey

Momentum hit back at Unite coup claims: 'We can't even cough without being accused of sinister plotting'

Momentum hits back: 'We can't even cough without being accused of plotting'

Organiser Rachel Godfrey Wood says Tom Watson's criticism is 'laughable' and party's current mess 'is because of them, not us'

Bags of headless chickens dumped at Texas cemetery

Bags of headless chickens dumped at Texas cemetery

Bags of headless chickens dumped at Texas cemetery

Some of the bags being dumped at the cemetery have also included clothing stained with blood, sanitary towels and money

Being lazy, easter and phones - Caller Neil plays band or cloth

Being lazy, easter and phones - Caller Neil plays band or cloth

Being lazy, easter and phones - Caller Neil plays band or cloth

Jon Holmes invited a listener to play a game of band or cloth on his show

Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle says Snoop Dogg should be killed by Secret Service

Snoop Dogg should be killed by Secret Service for Donald Trump video, says Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle

US anchor says Snoop Dogg should be killed for Donald Trump video

The presenter made the comments after Snoop Dogg released a video which shows him shooting a toy gun at a clown which looks like Donald Trump

George Galloway opening monologue: 'If the Tories lose their majority, what happens to Brexit?'

George Galloway: 'If the Tories lose their majority over expenses scandal, what happens to Brexit?'

George Galloway: 'If the Tories lose their majority, what happens to Brexit?'

Our host delivered a powerful opening monologue about the state of the Conservative party in the wake of an incredibly difficult week

Mozambican footballer killed by crocodile whilst training

Mozambican footballer 'eaten by crocodile whilst training'

Mozambican footballer 'eaten by crocodile whilst training'

According to his club, a 19-year-old has been killed by a crocodile in the Zambezi river, witnesses were not able to do anything to save him

Russian tournament lets teams play curling with cars

Russian tournament lets teams play curling with cars

Russian tournament lets teams play curling with cars

A tournament was held in the city of Ekaterinburg where teams of 10 played a game of curling using cars instead of stones

Thief found by police after he gets stuck in jewellery shop window

Thief found by police after getting stuck in jewellery shop window

Thief found by police after getting stuck in jewellery shop window

Police shared a photo online of a man who made a hole in a window in order to escape from a jewellery shop, however found out too late that his hips would not fit through

Cyber-jihadi admits terrorism charges after storing data on USBs disguised as cufflinks

British cyber-jihadi who stored data on 'USB cufflinks' admits terror crimes

British cyber-jihadi who stored data on 'USB cufflinks' admits terror crimes

Samata Ullah was arrested last year, after police raided his home in Cardiff discovering 30 USB sticks holding extremist data

George Osborne has been announced as the editor of the London Evening Standard

George Osborne is letting down his Tatton constituents, says predecessor Martin Bell

George Osborne is letting down his constituents, says predecessor Martin Bell

Bell, the former BBC war correspondent, said it's impossible to balance MP work with editing London Evening Standard

Kezia Dugdale on alleged Momentum-Unite pact: 'It seems very much off the agenda but would have to stop in election period'

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale backs Jeremy Corbyn despite Momentum plot claims

Scottish Labour leader backs Corbyn despite Momentum plot claims

The Scottish Labour Leader spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the reported Unite-Momentum pact.

Jonny Gould has called for Tony Blair to "rethink his think tank".   Over the weekend, the former Prime Minister created the Institute for Global Change, a think tank which he is insisting will fill the gap in the "centrist middle ground" of British politics.   The think tank will fight the rise of "authoritarian populism", which Mr. Blair believes is currently undermining democracy.   Our presenter said the former Prime Minister was underestimating the resolve of Leave voters.  He said: "His [Blair's] new

Brexit: 'Tony Blair needs to rethink his thinktank thinking' says Jonny Gould

Brexit: 'Tony Blair needs to rethink his thinktank thinking' says Jonny Gould

The former PM started up a new thinktank to combat the rise of populism over the weekend

Sesame Street to introduce new character with autism

Sesame Street to introduce new character with autism

Sesame Street to introduce new character with autism

The new character's name is Julia, and she is due to make her debut in April

Assad troops have reportedly killed a regional leader of the White Helmets rescue squad

Syria: Assad troops 'blow up leader of White Helmets rescue squad with thermal missile'

Syria: Assad troops 'blow up leader of White Helmets rescue squad'

It is claimed Adbullah al-Serhan Abo Yassin was 'targeted' by pro-government troops

Online appointments for mental health increase via NHS scheme

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

An exclusive by The Independent found an 'almost ninefold' increase in mental health appointments

Article 50: Historically March 29 has been a good day for Britain

Article 50 day: History suggests March 29 is a great day for Britain

Article 50 day: History suggests March 29 is a great day for Britain

Downing Street have announced that Article 50 will be triggered on March 29, and in the past it seems some good events have happened on this day

Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

As Theresa May starts a tour of the UK, Downing Street has announced the date that Article 50 will be triggered soon, beginning the Brexit process

New bomb threat in Paris prompts 'massive' evacuation

New bomb threat in Paris prompts 'massive' evacuation

New bomb threat in Paris prompts 'massive' evacuation

Court complex in lockdown after 'credible' threat

Kezia Dugdale: 'Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity, but SNP have had four different stances on EU membership'

Kezia Dugdale: 'Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity - but she can't make up her own mind on EU'

Kezia Dugdale: 'Sturgeon calls for Brexit clarity, then keeps changing her mind'

The leader of the Labour Party in Scotland popped by the studio for a discussion with Julia Hartley-Brewer

'Good MPs don't want to be opportunistic and call a snap general election', says MP John Redwood

Theresa May mustn't call a snap election just to hammer Jeremy Corbyn, says Tory veteran John Redwood

'May mustn't call a snap election just to hammer Corbyn' says John Redwood

Reports claim some Conservative MPs have asked the chief whip to push Theresa May into calling a general election, however John Redwood believes there is no reason to do so

'Snap election suicide for the Labour Party, but some who see no option to remove Jeremy Corbyn', says Sun Columnist Trevor Kavanagh

Snap election: 'Some Labour MPs are willing to commit political suicide to remove Jeremy Corbyn'

'Some Labour MPs are willing to destroy their party to remove Corbyn'

Trevor Kavanagh spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the chances of Theresa May calling an early election

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