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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday (Stock image)

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday and was due to be questioned later

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area after Brexit

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Arbias Thaqi, from London, distributed ISIS-related material

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

Arbias Thaqi spread ISIS 'magazines' and bomb-making manuals

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: Grenfell article 'used quotes without interviewee's consent'

Melanie Coles, a teacher who lives in the Grenfell Tower area, was interviewed for a piece about the Grenfell community and says recordings were posted without her consent. The LRB plans to publish a response in its next issue

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Stephanie Barwise QC, representing survivors and the bereaved, claimed that Rydon, the main contractor, was being "disingenuous" about its involvement.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

The film producer made the plea at a court in New York.

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Jon Thompson said quitting the European Union without a deal would cost Britain £20 billion.

Third Heathrow runway approved

Third Heathrow runway approved

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the Cabinet has agreed to give the project the go-ahead.

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

The attack happened at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow at about 6.55am on Tuesday

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, said 69 bodies had been recovered and 17 of those had been identified.

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

The divisive issue is on the agenda as Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of ministers on the Cabinet's economic sub-committee.

Woman and child stabbed in west London

Woman and child stabbed in west London

A manhunt is under way after a 30-year-old woman and her one-year-old boy were found with stab wounds in Hanworth.

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

The 42-year-old comedian was reportedly forced to hand over his watch by hammer-wielding men on mopeds.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

The Prime Minister told President Donald Trump his tariffs were "disappointing"

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.

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