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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

Mobile anti-terror barriers to be used in Edinburgh

The barriers sound an alert in major incidents and will be used at festivals and events

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says Irish former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit', says former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Good Friday Agreement: 'Dublin may have to play hardball over Brexit'

The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago and Bertie Ahern was one of its key figures

Researchers believe the study's findings should encourage more variety in emojis

Emojis successful in representing diversity – study

Emojis successful in representing diversity – study

University of Edinburgh study sampled one billion tweets

'Henry Vincent's family and friends should grieve in private and appropriate way', says former detective

'Henry Vincent's family and friends should grieve in private and appropriate way', says former detective

'Henry Vincent's family and friends should grieve in private'

A shrine was created outside Richard Osborn-Brooks' home to suspected burglar Henry Vincent

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake's family visit scene of shooting in Tottenham

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake's family visit scene of shooting in Tottenham

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake's family visit scene of shooting in Tottenham

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was the 48th murder victim in London this year

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully' despite Russia's warning

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully' despite Russia's warning

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully'

Donald Trump has met with military leaders to discuss their response to the suspected chemical attack

Salisbury poisoning: Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital

Salisbury poisoning: Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital

Salisbury poisoning: Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital

The Russian national is reportedly in a secure location

"We can't ignore the opportunities in China" - Amanda Murphy of HSBC tells James Max about post-Brexit foreign opportunities

HSBC Head of Commercial Banking talks to James Max about post-Brexit markets

Amanda Murphy joined James on the Early Breakfast Business show

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

European spacecraft to start searching for life on Mars

European spacecraft to start searching for life on Mars

European spacecraft to start searching for life on Mars

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is set to begin its mission within two weeks

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

The lorry driver hit Lord Taylor of Blackburn, who had been on his mobility scooter on a zebra crossing

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask for charity donations instead of wedding gifts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask for charity donations instead of wedding gifts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask for charity donations instead of gifts

The couple have chosen the Myna Mahila Foundation as well as six other organisations

Man jailed for 26 years for murder of ex-girlfriend's partner in travel agents

Man jailed for 26 years for murder of ex-girlfriend's partner in travel agents

Man jailed for 26 years for murder of ex-girlfriend's partner in travel agents

Andrew Burke slit the throat of Cassie Hayes in front of horrified staff and shoppers

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quitting Facebook

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quitting Facebook

Apple co-founder closes his account

Chemical attack: 'We have to accept Assad and Putin have won war in Syria', says expert

Chemical attack: 'We have to accept Assad and Putin have won war in Syria', says expert

Chemical attack: 'We have to accept Assad and Putin have won war in Syria'

Chemical weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said without intervention we will keep seeing babies killed

Harriet Harman accepts apology from MP Kemi Badenoch over hacking

Harriet Harman accepts apology from MP Kemi Badenoch over hacking

Harriet Harman accepts apology from MP Kemi Badenoch over hacking

Kemi Badenoch spoke about editing Harriet Harman's website several years ago

Police officers filled cars up with wrong fuel almost 300 times last year

Police officers filled cars up with wrong fuel almost 300 times last year

Police officers filled cars up with wrong fuel almost 300 times last year

The figures have been described by the TaxPayers' Alliance as 'staggering'

Armed officers attended the scene in Collier Row in Romford, east London, in the early hours of Monday

Man shot dead by police after 'claiming to have firearm'

Man shot dead by police after 'claiming to have firearm'

Police were called in Romford, east London, shortly before 4am

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to crime rise

The Home Secretary said she'll do 'whatever it takes' to ensure the streets of Britain are safe

Prince William and Kate waiting until birth to discover baby's gender

Prince William and Kate waiting until birth to discover baby's gender

Prince William and Kate waiting until birth to discover baby's gender

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have not asked whether their baby is a boy or a girl

'New centrist party movement comes from concerns over Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit', says Lord Adonis

'New centrist party movement comes from concerns over Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit', says Lord Adonis

'New centrist party movement comes from concerns over Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit'

A new centrist party is reportedly being created to 'break the Westminster mould'

Syria: 'US won't go after Russia, but it may target Assad', says politics professor

Syria: 'US won't go after Russia, but it may target Assad', says politics professor

Syria: 'US won't go after Russia, but it may target Assad'

A suspected chemical attack in Syria has killed at least 70 people

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Police were called to a reported assault in a car park at Manchester Airport on Friday morning

Two arrested after taxi driver dies in airport car park

Two arrested after taxi driver dies in airport car park

Police respond following reported assault in Manchester Airport car park

A police officer stands beside floral tributes at the scene where Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was murdered

Man arrested over shooting murder of teenager Tanesha Melbourne

Man arrested over shooting murder of teenager Tanesha Melbourne

30-year-old arrested in east London following killing of teenager on Monday

Police were called to 'highly unusual episode' at a Stoke-on-Trent address

Arresting sight as man returns home to find naked stranger in bath

Arresting sight as man returns home to find naked stranger in bath

Police called to 'highly unusual episode' at Stoke-on-Trent address

Pollen is a major trigger for asthma attacks, with more pollen released on warmer, sunnier days

Warmer weather raises risk of asthma attacks, charity warns

Warmer weather raises risk of asthma attacks, charity warns

Hay fever and asthma closely linked, says Asthma UK, as charity offers advice for those affected

Reports of online extreme right-wing material increase

Reports of online extreme right-wing material increase

Reports of online extreme right-wing material increase

More than one in four reports by the public are about far-right concerns

Aweys Shikhey harboured "chilling fantasies" of murdering the Queen

IS supporter who discussed killing Queen jailed

IS supporter who discussed killing Queen jailed

Thirty-eight-year-old maintained veneer of hard-working respectability but fantasised about killing the Queen, David Cameron, members of the Jewish community and football fans

Richard Branson: commercial space travel 'tantalisingly close'

Richard Branson: commercial space travel 'tantalisingly close'

Richard Branson: commercial space travel 'tantalisingly close'

Virgin Galactic conducted a successful test of its spaceship Unity

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

Some believe the sugar tax isn't the right step to take in the fight against obesity

Suffocated British snowboarder may have been buried in snow for half an hour

Suffocated British snowboarder may have been buried in snow for half an hour

Suffocated British snowboarder may have been buried in snow for half an hour

The snowboarder was discovered by two nearby skiers

Prince Charles calls on business leaders to help ocean 'heal itself'

Prince Charles calls on business leaders to help ocean 'heal itself'

Prince Charles calls on business leaders to help ocean 'heal itself'

Prince Charles went out on a glass-bottom boat to view coral and sea life in Australia

Salisbury poisoning: Russia warns Britain it's 'playing with fire and will be sorry'

Salisbury poisoning: Russia warns Britain it's 'playing with fire and will be sorry'

Salisbury poisoning: Russia warns Britain it's 'playing with fire'

Russian UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya used Midsomer Murders to mock suggestions of Russian involvement in the attack

Spate of stabbings compounds London violence

Spate of stabbings compounds London violence

Spate of stabbings compounds London violence

Six more stabbings on Thursday add to mounting pressure on murder detectives

Five-time darts world champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

Five-time darts world champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

Five-time darts world champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60

Darts fans broke into a spontaneous rendition of 'There's only one Eric Bristow' following the news

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign', says former police officer

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign', says former police officer

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign'

Former police officer Peter Kirkham claims Theresa May was warned police cuts would lead to a rise in violence

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn should be investigated by Scotland Yard, say peers

Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters

Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters

Cross-party group calls for Scotland Yard investigation into online anti-Semitic abuse by backers of Labour leader

Jamie Oliver says that learning more about nutrition has made him "spiritual"

Jamie Oliver: learning about nutrition has made me spiritual

Jamie Oliver: learning about nutrition has made me spiritual

Learning more about nutrition has made him "spiritual", the chef, writer and restaurateur says

Investigations continue at the scene of Salisbury poisoning

Salisbury poisoning victim Yulia Skripal says she is recovering

Salisbury poisoning victim Yulia Skripal says she is recovering

Former spy’s daughter talks of growing strength following nerve agent attack and thanks people of Salisbury

A yoga class has been held on a train to combat so-called phone zombies

Yoga class held on train to combat 'phone zombies'

Yoga class held on train to combat 'phone zombies'

Poses and mindfulness tips for passengers and 'phone zombies'

A police officer marks a corden near the scene where a man, aged 18, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder following 18-year-old’s death

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder following 18-year-old’s death

Two suspects arrested late on Wednesday evening after an 18-year-old man became the latest victim of London's knife crime epidemic

Nearly eight out of 10 UK companies and public sector bodies pay men more than women

Gender pay gap: 78% of firms paying men more than women

Gender pay gap: 78% of firms paying men more than women

Nearly eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies pay men more than women as deadline passes

Tinder users have been hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users unable to log into dating app frustrated following changes to how Facebook links with the service

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Queensland

Charles and Camilla show off table tennis skills on tour of Commonwealth Games athletes' village

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall try their hands at table tennis

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall play table tennis as they tour Commonwealth Games athletes' village

People enjoying the sunny weather conditions as they sit on Brighton beach

Wet march gives way to warm April as temperatures set to rise

Wet march gives way to warm April as temperatures set to rise

Forecasters predict double-digit temperatures across the UK heading towards the weekend

The scene of knife attack in east London

Hackney stabbing: man becomes latest victim of knife crime in capital

East London man latest victim of knife crime in capital

More than 50 suspected murders in the capital so far this year, say police, after young man dies following knife attack in east London

Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, was arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally wounding an intruder at his home

Accused pensioner bailed as neighbours argue he 'should not be punished for self defence'

Bailed pensioner accused of stabbing intruder 'should not be punished'

Seventy-eight-year-old bailed until May as neighbours agree that the 'priority needs to be to support him'

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The costs of nurseries and childminders have grown at double or even triple the rate of wages

Childcare costs have spiked under Tories, claims Labour

Childcare costs have spiked under Tories, claims Labour

The party's figures suggest the costs of nurseries and childminders have grown at double or even triple the rate of wages

Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data collection following allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users to try to influence elections

Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data use

Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data use

The oversight committee will focus on Facebook's "use and protection of user data"

The incident took place at South Park Crescent, Hither Green

Pensioner facing murder quiz after fatally wounding intruder

Pensioner facing murder quiz after fatally wounding intruder

A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally wounding an intruder during a suspected burglary at his home

Wilkins won 84 caps for the national team

Former England football captain Ray Wilkins dies aged 61

Former England football captain Ray Wilkins dies aged 61

The ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and Rangers midfielder suffered a heart attack last week and passed away this morning

More than half of the heroin and morphine death hotspots in England and Wales are seaside locations

Seaside towns are hotspots for drug deaths

Seaside towns are hotspots for drug deaths

Six of the 10 towns and cities with the highest rates of fatalities related to the substances are coastal holiday resorts

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: April 4

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: April 4

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: April 4

From the gender pay gap to air traffic control issue, MG and KP covered the lot

More than a quarter (26%) of English adults are obese - including 2% of men and 4% of women who are classed as "morbidly obese"

Obese women placing 'burden on NHS'

Obese women placing 'burden on NHS'

Hospital admissions due to obesity have soared and women are accounting for the lion's share of hospital spells, according to new data from NHS Digital

Butler defended Corbyn as a "staunch anti-racist"

Labour MP: Corbyn's attendance of Jewdas event 'perfectly legitimate'

Labour MP: Corbyn's attendance of Jewdas event 'perfectly legitimate'

Labour MP Dawn Butler has defender Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to spend Passover with the group

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Richard Angell, the Director of Labour group Progress

Labour's Progress leader: 'There is structural gender inequality' in workplace

Labour's Progress leader: 'There is structural gender inequality' in workplace

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Richard Angell, the Director of Labour group Progress, over whether women face unequal treatment in the workplace

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