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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-semitism claims

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-semitism claims

The former London mayor said the allegations against him had become a 'distraction'.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

72-second silence held to honour Grenfell victims as inquiry begins

It marked the beginning of two weeks of poignant tributes from family and friends as the first phase of the public inquiry gets under way.

'Brexit has made Britain more welcoming to immigrants', says Michael Gove

'Brexit has made Britain more welcoming to immigrants', says Michael Gove

The Environment Secretary also said Brexit has 'strengthened unionism'.

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who was arrested and jailed in 2016, is accused of spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime.

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

Medical records, along with information about patients' habits and genetics, will be cross-referenced with national data to spot those at an early stage of cancer.

Patients lose court case over hip replacements

Patients lose court case over hip replacements

Hundreds of patients lose legal battle over allegedly 'defective' hip implants.

Boris Johnson urges Leave camp to give PM 'time and space' on customs union

Boris Johnson urges Leave camp to give PM 'time and space' on customs union

The Foreign Secretary has called on Brexiteers to allow Theresa May time to negotiate a deal that delivers her promise to take Britain out of the customs union and single market.

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality revealed

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality revealed

London Luton tops the list, according to Press Association analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Every train run by the UK's busiest franchise, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) was rescheduled from Sunday.

UK 'turning blind eye' to dirty Russian money, MPs warn

UK 'turning blind eye' to dirty Russian money, MPs warn

The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said despite the outcry over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, President Vladimir Putin and his allies were continuing to use the City as a base for their "corrupt assets".

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes

Almost one year on, bereaved family and friends will join together and paint a picture of the loved ones they lost in front of the retired judge chairing the probe, Sir Martin Moore-Bick.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Police urge public not to throw confetti on royal wedding day

Police urge public not to throw confetti on royal wedding day

Thames Valley said the tradition posed a "potential security risk" during the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's carriage procession.

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital

The former Russian spy has been discharged from hospital following poisoning in March.

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest march in Windsor after bus is impounded

Homeless charity founder plans protest after bus is impounded

The Ark Project, a homeless shelter that operates from a bus in Windsor and the surrounding area, has had its bus impounded in the run up to the royal wedding

Prince Charles confirmed to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Prince Charles confirmed to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Ms Markle asked The Prince of Wales to give her away after her father is no longer able to attend the wedding.

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command made the arrest in North London on Friday.

UK Government could double number of British troops in Afghanistan

UK Government could double number of British troops in Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is said to have written to the Prime Minister recommending the increase

24-year-old man stabbed to death in Barking

24-year-old man stabbed to death in Barking

Detectives have launched a murder probe the 24-year-old man was found injured east London.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make final wedding preparations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make final wedding preparations

The couple are in Windsor ahead of their big day on Saturday.

National service to be held on year anniversary of Manchester Arena attack

National service to be held on year anniversary of Manchester Arena attack

A national one-minute silence will be held on May 22 to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

'The United Kingdom will be leaving the customs union', says PM Theresa May

'The United Kingdom will be leaving the customs union', says PM Theresa May

The Prime Minister made the announcement after arriving in at the EU Western Balkans summit in Sofia.

Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend the royal wedding

Meghan Markle confirms her father will not attend the royal wedding

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the bride-to-be spoke of her sadness that Thomas Markle would miss her big day.

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveals

New statistics show a slight rise in children skipping lessons without permission while the number of youngsters who are "persistently absent" also increased.

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

Grenfell report calls for 'culture change' on fire safety

The report was published by Dame Judith Hackitt on Thursday.

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

MPs warned that the MoD 'simply does not have enough money to buy all the equipment it needs'.

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

The Government said the change was designed to reduce the potential for large losses and cut the risk of harm to both players and the wider community.

Mothercare to close 50 underperforming stores

Mothercare to close 50 underperforming stores

The closures will result in hundreds of job losses.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gareth Southgate announces England's 23-man World Cup squad

Gareth Southgate announces England's 23-man World Cup squad

The England manager has finalised his squad for the trip out to Russia.

All customer calls will be answered in centres across the UK by 2020

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT has pledged to bring all its call centres back to the UK and Ireland and is planning a converged broadband and mobile network as part of raft of announcements for its customers.

The firm, which owns 90% of VTEC, said it was "surprised and disappointed" that the Government chose not to award it a new deal

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

Rail services on the East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control following the termination of the franchise agreement with Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), Stagecoach Group has said.

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed.

Guernsey's vote on the issue has been welcomed by campaigners as "positive and progressive"

Guernsey parliament debates assisted dying bill

Guernsey parliament debates assisted dying bill

Guernsey could take a step towards legalising assisted dying when its parliament debates whether to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with the help of a doctor.

Two select committees attacked the Government for lacking decisiveness and bravery to tackle failures in corporate regulation

Carillion bosses 'stuffing mouths with gold' before company collapse

Carillion bosses 'stuffing mouths with gold' before company collapse

Directors at collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy "stuffing their mouths with gold" to worry about the workers, says an MPs report.

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust"

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust".

Figures from a retail age checking company showed that shop workers often failed to check the age of mystery shoppers buying a knife

Knife crime: Quarter of shops will sell blades to children

Knife crime: Quarter of shops will sell blades to children

Figures from retail age checking company Serve Legal showed that shop workers failed to check the age of mystery shoppers buying a knife in 26% of 2,357 test sales in 2017.

Dozens of Labour peers rebelled in the House of Lords last week to support an amendment which would make EEA membership a negotiating objective for the Government

Shadow Brexit minister: 'Nothing off the table' over EU Customs Union

Shadow Brexit minister: 'Nothing off the table' over EU Customs Union

Labour is keeping an open mind over Britain being part of the European Economic Area (EEA) after it quits the European Union, says the Labour MP.

Rail commuters faced with huge timetable changes

Rail commuters faced with huge timetable changes

The shake-up is designed to increase overall frequencies and reliability, but some passengers will find their regular journeys are no longer possible.

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

48% of people stay silent on mental health in the workplace, study finds

Mental health organisation Mind has conducted a survey of almost 44,000 employees, with almost half experiencing stress, low mood and anxiety while working at their current organisation

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's father to miss royal wedding due to heart surgery

Meghan Markle's father to miss royal wedding due to heart surgery

Thomas Markle suffered an apparent heart attack last week and it is claimed he will undergo surgery in the US.

Government plans 'ambitious' Brexit white paper amid customs row

Government plans 'ambitious' Brexit white paper amid customs row

The paper would include "detailed, ambitious and precise explanations" of the Government's positions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Protests staged at Downing Street as PM prepares to meet Turkish president

Protests staged at Downing Street as Theresa May prepares to meet Turkish president

Protests staged at Downing Street as PM prepares to meet Turkish president

Theresa May will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and says she will raise human rights issues with him

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Denying a heterosexual couple their right to civil partnership is discrimination, court hears

Denying a heterosexual couple a civil partnership is discrimination, court hears

A London couple have taken their fight for a civil partnership to the Supreme Court.

Paddy Ashdown on killing of Palestinian protesters: 'A potential war crime'

Paddy Ashdown on Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters: 'A potential war crime'

Paddy Ashdown on killing of Palestinian protesters: 'A potential war crime'

Lord Paddy Ashdown condemned Israeli forces' actions as 58 Palestinians were killed in protests against the US Embassy moving to Jerusalem

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Harry and Meghan appeal for understanding amid claims her father may miss wedding

Harry and Meghan ask for understanding amid claims her father may miss wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have appealed for “understanding and respect” to be shown to the actress’ father amid speculation he will not attend their wedding in Windsor this Saturday.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Funding for brain cancer research will double to £40 million alongside a national roll out for gold standard testing, No 10 has confirmed.

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters on same day Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters days after Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters

A small quantity of crystal meth was discovered in a toilet inside the Home Office - at the same time as the Home Secretary posed with a sniffer dog

US to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

US to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

US to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

In a controversial move, the US will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and formally recognise it as the capital of Israel

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Public urged to wear 'sensible clothes' for royal wedding

Public urged to wear 'sensible clothes' for royal wedding

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead reminded members of the public via Twitter to dress for "a long day spent outside".

Sellafield to be prosecuted over contamination incident

Sellafield to be prosecuted over contamination incident

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said it was taking action for offences under Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Russia make shock exit from Eurovision Song Contest

Russia make shock exit from Eurovision Song Contest

The Russian entry failed to gain enough votes to perform at Saturday's final.

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Police confirmed on Friday that a body found by police on Thursday evening was that of the missing musician.

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said 365,000 disabled people have reported that their homes are not suitable for their needs.

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

The new policy will see £50 million in funding being given to the UK's 163 grammar schools if they want to take in more pupils

Theresa May apologises after 'appalling treatment' of Abdul Hakim Belhaj

Theresa May apologises after 'appalling treatment' of Abdul Hakim Belhaj

The Libyan dissident has accepted an apology from the British government.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Consumers faced with Brexit food price increase, Peers warn

Consumers faced with Brexit food price increase, Peers warn

In a bleak assessment of the impact of Brexity they've warned a hike in food bills.

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