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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Britons and Syrians share many opinions on what is most valuable for a good life

Study: Syrian refugees and British citizens share 'substantial common ground'

Study: Syrian refugees and British citizens share 'substantial common ground'

UK-based refugees are most likely to remain and contribute to their host economy and are "much better supported" compared to those elsewhere

The Beano's Mike Stirling listed alleged infringements of the comic's copyright including Walter's hair parting, round glasses, spotty ties and vintage apparel

Beano comic asks Rees-Mogg to 'cease and desist' from copying Walter the Softy

Beano comic asks Rees-Mogg to 'cease and desist' from copying Walter the Softy

Beano Studios has written to the Conservative MP, warning that his distinctive style is a rip-off of Walter

Saturday Night Takeaway is up against Britain's Got Talent, The Voice and Michael McIntyre's Big Show

BAFTAs: Saturday Night Takeaway, The Crown, Line of Duty and Black Mirror up for awards

BAFTAs: Saturday Night Takeaway, The Crown and Line of Duty up for gongs

Saturday Night Takeaway has been nominated for a TV BAFTA - just days after Declan Donnelly had to host the show alone

Scientists at Porton Down say they have not verified that the substance in the Skripal case came from Russia

Diane Abbott: Government rushed to blame Putin for poisoning

Diane Abbott: Government rushed to blame Putin for poisoning

Labour has accused the Government of rushing to blame Vladimir Putin for the Salisbury nerve agent attack

Supermarkets are expected to focus on lowering prices and use more promotions

Relief for shoppers as food price rises slow down

Relief for shoppers as food price rises slow down

A substantial slowdown in food price rises has provided welcome respite for consumers

May claims "major injustices still hold too many women back"

May vows to tackle 'burning injustice' of gender pay gap

May vows to tackle 'burning injustice' of gender pay gap

The Prime Minister used an article in The Telegraph to compare the pay gap to the women's suffrage campaign a century ago

Nasim Aghdam (photo credit Facebook/ Nasim Aghdam)

YouTube shooter who wounded three had 'vented anger' at video sharing site

YouTube shooter who wounded three had 'vented anger' at video sharing site

Police have named the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, 39, and say they are still investigating a motive

The boy's death took the capital's murder toll for the year so far to 48 in little over three months

London shooting: Second teenager dies

London shooting: Second teenager dies

The youth, who was shot in the face in Walthamstow, died in hospital with his family by his bedside on Tuesday evening

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Labour MP Naz Shah 'deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela'

Labour MP Naz Shah deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Labour MP Naz Shah deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The MP reportedly included a quote which referenced killing people

National Union of Students claims universities care more about reputation than racism

National Union of Students claims universities care more about reputation than racism

NUS claims universities care more about reputation than racism

Shakira Martin is calling on universities and the Government to crack down on racism

De La Rue said it was the "highest quality and technically most secure" option for producing the post-Brexit travel document

British firm prepares legal challenge over passport plans

British firm prepares legal challenge over passport plans

Manufacturer De La Rue has said it is preparing to take the Government to court over plans to award a contract to produce blue British passports to a Franco-Dutch firm

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

New dinosaur footprints discovered on Isle of Skye

The footprints are 170 million-years-old

'Jeremy Corbyn has a blindspot for organised hatred of Jews and doesn't understand', says Michael Gove

Michael Gove: 'Corbyn has a blindspot for organised hatred of Jewish people'

Michael Gove: 'Corbyn has a blindspot for organised hatred of Jewish people'

The environment secretary said the story won't go away until Jeremy Corbyn tackles anti-Semitism

A 17-year-old girl was shot dead "for no reason at all" in a fatal drive-by attack during a night of violence in London

Tottenham girl's shooting was due to 'postcode war'

Tottenham girl's shooting was due to 'postcode war'

The teenager, named locally as Tanesha, was with friends in Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, north London, when she was murdered

Evidence 'hidden and deliberately withheld by police and prosecutors'

Evidence 'hidden and deliberately withheld by police and prosecutors'

Evidence 'hidden and deliberately withheld by police and prosecutors'

The Centre for Criminal Appeals gathered information through a Freedom of Information request

Closest man to Manchester Arena bomb to survive reveals what he's been through

Manchester bomb survivor: 'There was no blood left in me'

Manchester bomb survivor: 'There was no blood left in me'

Manchester Arena bomb survivor Martin Hibbert joined Mike Graham and Katie Perrior to tell them about his "miracle" recovery

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

The Government deadline to submit the figures is tomorrow (April 4)

'There's a perception murders are one black criminal killing another black criminal', says former police officer

Former police officer: 'There's a perception murders are one black criminal killing another'

'There's a perception murders are one black criminal killing another'

Former police officer Norman Brennan spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the recent spate of violent crimes

At some hospitals, nearly 88% of ambulance arrivals took longer than 15 minutes to hand over because the A&E units were so full

Report: Thousands of ambulances delayed at A&E daily

Report: Thousands of ambulances delayed at A&E daily

Emergency vehicles are being prevented from responding to 999 calls, says the study

'Alison Levitt in charge of CPS would be wrongly accused victim's worst nightmare'

'Alison Levitt in charge of CPS would be wrongly accused victim's worst nightmare'

'Alison Levitt in charge of CPS would be wrongly accused victim's nightmare'

It is thought Alison Saunders may be replaced by Alison Levitt as the director of public prosecutions

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Chalgrove Road in Tottenham

17-year-old girl shot dead in North London night of violence

17-year-old girl shot dead in North London night of violence

A 16-year-old boy is also in critical condition after two shootings in London

Shadow minister Stephen Pound doesn't endorse Jeremy Corbyn's leadership 'on personal basis'

Shadow minister Stephen Pound 'not endorsing' Corbyn leadership

Shadow minister Stephen Pound 'not endorsing' Corbyn leadership

Stephen Pound discussed the Labour leader with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Anti-Semitism: 'Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to problem of anti-Semitism in order to govern'

Anti-Semitism: 'Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to problem in order to govern'

Anti-Semitism: 'Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to problem in order to govern'

Former advisor to Tony Blair, John McTernan, says Labour has had an influx of people from the left

Man left bankrupt after wife gambles millions

Man left bankrupt after wife gambles 'millions'

Man left bankrupt after wife gambles 'millions'

Christopher Forte claims he allowed his wife to borrow money from him because he was in love

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, is serving a five-year prison sentence for spying charges

Husband of Briton jailed in Iran slams Boris Johnson failures

Husband of Briton jailed in Iran slams Boris Johnson failures

Richard Ratcliffe said the battle to set his wife free has become a "test of endurance"

Spy poisoning: Russia's foreign minister accuses UK of 'putting all decency aside and resorting to fake news '

Skripal poisoning: Russia minister accuses UK of 'fake news'

Skripal poisoning: Russia minister accuses UK of 'fake news'

Sergei Lavrov has appeared to suggest Britain's secret services may have been involved in the Sergei Skripal poisoning

The British-led project will have a huge impact on research

High speed camera will offer 'game changing' pictures of our universe

High speed camera will offer 'game changing' pictures of our universe

A 3.5 million euro camera will provide "a unique new view of the universe" now it has been installed on the world's largest telescope

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

British teenager suspected of Essex murder arrested in Amsterdam

Police previously offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information on Bradley Blundell

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Institute of Cancer Research scientists found lung cancer drug crizotinib can kill breast cancer cells that have a particular genetic defect

'Mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

'The mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

'Mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

George Galloway believes Jeremy Corbyn is under siege, as the anti-Semitism row continues

The gender balance of BBC contributors will be monitored on a monthly basis

BBC targets contributor gender equality by 2019

BBC targets contributor gender equality by 2019

The broadcaster said it is seeking to guarantee there is a 50:50 split in the expert contributors featured on its news, current affairs and topical programmes

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

The British Medical Association warned levels of demands and activity this summer could mirror winters of two or three years ago

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

Headteachers claim some children put food from the school in their pockets to take home

Saunders' tenure in the post has been marked by a series of legal controversies

Chief Prosecutor Alison Saunders to quit

Chief Prosecutor Alison Saunders to quit

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Alison Saunders is to stand down in the autumn at the end of her five year term of office

The anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party continued with a Sunday Times report

Anti-Semitism: 'Corbyn's lack of action makes it look like approval'

Anti-Semitism: 'Corbyn's lack of action makes it look like approval'

Richard Angell said Jeremy Corbyn should be messaging anti-Semites and telling them 'you don't speak for me'

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Senior Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is attack on Jeremy Corbyn, before apologising

Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is attack on Jeremy Corbyn, before apologising

Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is 'stirred up', before apologising

Christine Shawcroft has stood down as Disputes Panel chairwoman

Students driving teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

Students forcing teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

Students forcing teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents

A union leader has warned students are attempting to embarrass and humiliate

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

Online comments posted by juror in Irish rugby rape trial investigated

The comments are being investigated to establish whether they are a breach of contempt of court laws

Sergei Skripal remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital

Poisoning: Yulia Skripal ‘conscious and talking’

Poisoning: Yulia Skripal ‘conscious and talking’

The daughter of the Russian double agent has reportedly regained consciousness

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies, aged 89

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies, aged 89

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies, aged 89

Bill Maynard died in hospital in Leicestershire

A 22-year-old Briton punched Stannard in an 'unprovoked attack'

British man charged with assault of Australian rugby captain

British man charged with assault of Australian rugby captain

Australian rugby sevens leader James Stannard was left hospital with a head injury

Five train operators are now embroiled in the dispute over trains without guards

Fresh strikes hit South Western Railways on Good Friday

Fresh strikes hit South Western Railways on Good Friday

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on South Western Railway will refuse to work any rest days over the Easter break

Asda beat Tesco, while Waitrose was most expensive

Asda comes out top in Which? survey of supermarket prices

Asda comes out top in Which? survey of supermarket prices

There is an almost £9 difference in cost for an identical basket of groceries at the most expensive and cheapest supermarkets

The world's first comprehensive agreement on climate change commits countries to keeping temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels

Report: UK must aim for ‘net zero’ emissions to tackle climate change

Report: UK must aim for ‘net zero’ emissions to tackle climate change

Climate Change Act has been a success, but should be bolstered further to meet Paris Agreement

The Home Office said it had asked forces to review their use of bail

Thousands of violent offence suspects released

Thousands of violent offence suspects released

More than 3,000 people were released under investigation for offences such as murder and rape by 12 police forces over a three-month period

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

School buildings are beginning to crumble, or becoming unsuitable for staff and students, the survey claims

Teacher survey: British schools damp, mouldy and too small

Teacher survey: British schools damp, mouldy and too small

"This Government, which is cutting capital funding for schools, is neglecting basic duty," claims Shadow education secretary

The signing went 'right to the wire' according to our presenter

'Just get a bloody pen!' – Katie Perrior on signing of Article 50

'Just get a bloody pen!' – Katie Perrior on signing of Article 50

Our presenter had to call the shots when it came to getting the document inked

Assange has been living in the embassy since June 2012

Julian Assange blocked from using internet by Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange blocked from using internet by Ecuadorian embassy

The Ecuadorian government took the measure on Tuesday evening, stopping Mr Assange from tweeting, using the internet or phone

The Young Women's Trust study say female workers face "a lifetime of unequal pay"

Report: Women earn £250,000 less than men over lifetime

Report: Women earn £250,000 less than men over lifetime

The Young Women's Trust study say female workers face "a lifetime of unequal pay"

Greater onshore wind capacity is helping to make Britain greener

Scotland becoming a ‘renewables powerhouse’

Scotland becoming a ‘renewables powerhouse’

Renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by over a quarter last year

The High Court overruled the Worboys decision

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns 'incompetence and incredulity' in Worboys case

Julia Hartley-Brewer condemns 'incompetence and incredulity' in Worboys case

Our host spoke to Ian Lawrence from the National Association of Probation Officers

'They don’t want a hard border, we don’t want a hard border, nor does the EU', says the Conservative MP

Sir Bill Cash on Brexit: All sides 'positive' over soft border for Northern Ireland

Sir Bill Cash on Brexit: All sides 'positive' over soft Northern Ireland border

The Conservative MP says that he is excited over the UK being able to make its own laws again

'It's not going to happen' claims the former Tory leader

Iain Duncan Smith: No second referendum on 'clear cut' Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: No second referendum on 'clear cut' Brexit

'Theresa May has made it absolutely clear that she doesn’t believe that is necessary' says IDS

Polls suggest the UK is still split down the middle on whether Brexit is a good thing

PM vows to heal Brexit divisions with one year to go

PM vows to heal Brexit divisions with one year to go

Theresa May is mounting a whirlwind tour of the four nations of the United Kingdom with a promise to keep the country "strong and united"

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