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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

Met Police to target people who post videos 'inciting gang violence'

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ABC cancel Roseanne Barr's show after racist tweets

ABC cancel Roseanne Barr's show after racist tweets

The US network cancelled the show after she compared former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

15-year-old boy stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

15-year-old boy stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

Police were called to an address on Merry Hill just after 11pm on Tuesday.

Virgin Trains announces partnership with Uber

Virgin Trains announces partnership with Uber

Customers on the West Coast line will be able to book an Uber taxi to the station and when they arrive at their destination.

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Grenfell inquiry unlikely to 'attach blame' to anyone, says journalist

Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were heard over the first week-and-a-half of the enquiry, but some doubt whether the role companies and individuals played will be fully examined

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

Poll reveals seven in 10 Britons think immigration is 'dividing communities'

The viewpoint that immigration was having a negative effect on communities was higher among those who lived in multicultural communities

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Brain cancer vaccine trials could extend lives of patients

Brain cancer vaccine trials could extend lives of patients

A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, trials suggest.

EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months

EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months

The activist was sentenced for contempt of court and for breaching the terms of a previous suspended sentence.

Parents found guilty of trying to force daughter to marry cousin

Parents found guilty of trying to force daughter to marry cousin

The 19-year-old victim was lured to Bangladesh in a bid to wed her first cousin.

North Korean official heading to the US for summit talks

North Korean official heading to the US for summit talks

He will be the most notable official to visit the US in nearly 20 years.

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

The retailer's new boss pledges to 'take action' to tackle the firm's high street troubles.

Gunman fatally shoots three people in Belgium

Gunman fatally shoots three people in Belgium

Prosecuters fear the attack could be terror-related.

Pret A Manger sold to owner of Krispy Kreme for £1.5 billion

Pret A Manger sold to owner of Krispy Kreme for £1.5 billion

JAB Holdings will add the sandwich chain to their growing food and drink empire.

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime, says crime writer

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime, says crime writer

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo 'insensitive' to high levels of gun crime

Crime journalist Tony Thompson said footballer Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo, which he got as a tribute to his late father who was shot, sends the wrong message

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

New lines and improved connections between cities could reduce reliance on London according to a new report

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

There are double the amount of severely obese children in Year 6 as there are in reception class

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman and girl in Gloucester

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 31-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were found dead

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors found to earn £10,000 more

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors are found to earn £10,000 more than women

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors found to earn £10,000 more

Male doctors earn £10,000 more on average than their female counterparts and Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into the pay discrepancy

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

Stella Creasy leads call for Theresa May to act on Northern Irish abortion laws

After the Republic of Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, MPs are calling for Northern Irish women to have access to abortion

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Georgia Jones and Tommy Cowan died after taking a "bad batch" of drugs at Portsmouth's Mutiny Festival

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan police station today after police were said to be preparing to arrest him

15 hurt after explosion hits Canadian restaurant

15 hurt after explosion hits Canadian restaurant

The blast in the suburb of Mississauga was caused by an "improvised explosive device" (IED), police said.

'Kim Jong-un stands to gain by being an international statesman', says expert

'Kim Jong-un stands to gain by being an international statesman', says expert

North Korea are still willing to meet with the United States after President Trump cancelled his planned summit with Kim Jong-un

'Flouting GDPR laws could floor businesses', says Quartz Europe Editor

'Flouting GDPR laws could floor businesses', says Quartz Europe Editor

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) give people in the EU new powers to access and control their personal data.

Homebase sold to Hilco for 'a nominal sum'

Homebase sold to Hilco for 'a nominal sum'

Australian owner Wesfarmers have sold the DIY retailers to the retail restructuring firm Hilco.

Harvey Weinstein expected to 'surrender to authorities'

Harvey Weinstein expected to 'surrender to authorities'

According to the New York Times, investigators in Manhattan are preparing to arrested the disgraced movie mogul.

Polls open for Irish abortion referendum

Polls open for Irish abortion referendum

Voting is under way in Ireland as citizens decide whether to liberalise one of Europe's strictest abortion regimes.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Russian hoaxers targeted Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Russian hoaxers targeted Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Russian pranksters pretended to be the Armenian prime minister in a call to Mr Johnson.

Donald Trump cancels North Korean summit

Donald Trump cancels North Korean summit

In a statement released by the White House the President felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting".

Oxford: 'Black students apply for subjects with lower acceptance rates,' says Toby Young

Oxford: 'Black students apply for subjects with lower acceptance rates,' says Toby Young

Oxford: 'Black students apply for subjects with lower acceptance rates'

The latest annual admissions statistics report by the university showed just 11% of UK undergraduates came from disadvantaged areas.

MH17 downed by Russian missile, say investigators

MH17 downed by Russian missile, say investigators

All 298 passengers and crew were killed in the incident four years ago.

Theresa May's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

Theresa May's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

PM's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

Theresa May will release an LGBT Action Plan this summer intended to improve the lives of LGBT people in the UK, but Labour's Dawn Butler slammed the plans

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland in Belfast speech

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland in Belfast speech

Jeremy Corbyn to pledge support for soft Brexit and united Ireland

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will make his first visit to Northern Ireland to set out Labour's position on Brexit, and his views on Irish reunification

Yulia Skripal gives her first public statement since poisoning

Yulia Skripal gives her first public statement since poisoning and says she hopes to return to Russia

Yulia Skripal gives her first public statement since poisoning

Yulia Skripal has given a statement to the press and says she hopes to return to Russia 'in the longer term' following the poising of her and her father Sergei

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

In the first successful prosecution of its kind, a mother was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative 16 years her senior

Topshop sales down by 6%

Topshop sales down by 6%

The fashion retailer swung to a loss last year as the chain struggled in a tough environment for high street firms.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid backs boost in stop and search

Home Secretary Sajid Javid backs boost in stop and search

Sajid Javid also vowed to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers following years of sniping over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

Acid attacker Berlinah Wallace jailed for at least 12 years

Acid attacker Berlinah Wallace jailed for at least 12 years

Wallace was convicted of throwing acid over ex-partner but was found not guilty of murder following his death through euthanasia.

UK inflation falls despite sugar tax and higher pump prices

UK inflation falls despite sugar tax and higher pump prices

Inflation fell to its lowest level for more than a year in April to 2.4%.

Scientists to use DNA to test for Loch Ness Monster

Scientists to use DNA to test for Loch Ness Monster

Genetic code will be extracted from the lake's water to determine the types of creatures that make the lake their home.

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth dies aged 85

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth dies aged 85

The American author won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel American Pastoral.

Historic North Korean summit could be delayed, Trump says

Historic North Korean summit could be delayed, Trump says

Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in.

Alleged IS supporter to go on trial over Prince George post

Alleged IS supporter to go on trial over Prince George post

Husnain Rashid is accused of encouraging terrorism after detailing the address of Prince George's school.

M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

The retailer reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million in the year to March 31.

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

The Facebook chief is in Brussels being questioned by MEPs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack remembered in minute's silence

The 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack remembered in minute's silence

A remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral was held in honour of the victims of the attack.

Government to curb use of wood burners in air pollution battle

Government to curb use of wood burners in air pollution battle

New legislation will be implemented as part of efforts to cut harmful dirty air.

UK government boosted as borrowing revised downwards

UK government boosted as borrowing revised downwards

Philip Hammond has been boosted as the UK deficit falls by more than expected in April.

Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores by 2022

Marks & Spencer to close 100 stores by 2022

The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have underperformed for several years.

Customs union backstop should only last a short time, Michael Gove says

Customs union backstop should only last a short time, Michael Gove says

The Environment Secretary has said the UK's backstop option is 'temporary not permanent'.

Harry Kane named England World Cup captain

Harry Kane named England World Cup captain

Gareth Southgate has confirmed the Tottenham Hotspur striker will wear the armband in Russia.

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

A new study suggests GPs should check the pulse rate of elderly patients.

Man stabbed to death on busy London street

Man stabbed to death on busy London street

The victim died in Upper Street, Islington in broad daylight.

Manchester Arena attack: National silence to be held on year anniversary

Manchester Arena attack: National silence to be held on year anniversary

Prince William and Theresa May will join families of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack at a remembrance service in the city.

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena attack

The 24-year-old singer has paid her respects to the victims of the attack on social media.

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