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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP: Brexit negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime"

Andrew Bridgen MP: Brexit negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime"

The MP told James Whale he thinks the Chequers deal has already been agreed, and that ongoing negotiations are "nothing more than pantomime".

Edinburgh Police

Edinburgh Police 'mistakenly' post anti-SNP message on social media

Edinburgh Police 'mistakenly' post anti-SNP message on social media

Police Scotland posted on one of their verified social media channels that they are "tired" of the SNP "going on about" a second independence referendum.

Cameo nightclub

University freshers' event evacuated after irritant released inside venue

University freshers' event evacuated after irritant released inside venue

Forty people were treated by paramedics after an irritant - suspected to be CS spray - was reportedly released inside a nightclub in Bournemouth.

Indonesia tsunami

Nearly 400 people confirmed dead after tsunami hits Indonesia

Nearly 400 people confirmed dead after tsunami hits Indonesia

A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities has left almost 400 people dead.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

'Drug taking is normalised', says campaigner defending student union's advice on how to 'safely' take drugs

'Drug taking is normalised', says campaigner defending student union's advice on how to 'safely' take drugs

Drug campaigner defends student union's advice on how to take drugs 'safely'

Dan Wootton clashes with a drug reform campaigner over whether it's right for universities to offer advice on how to reduce risks when taking drugs

Boris Johnson bashes Brexit again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson bashes Chequers again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson bashes Chequers again in Telegraph column

Boris Johnson has used his latest Telegraph column to denounce the Chequers deal again, and set out his alternative plans for Brexit

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Jenny McDonagh, who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council and defrauded the Grenfell survivors' fund of thousands for herself, has been jailed for five years

BrewDog backtracks after offering free beer to Trump supporters

PR executive suspended for announcing beer company would give free beer to Trump supporters

PR exec suspended for saying brewery would give free beer to Trump supporters

A PR executive has reportedly been suspended after announcing that a beer company, which had planned collaboration with BrewDog, would give free beer to Trump supporters

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Soup kitchen founder says falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Charity founder: Falling victim to 'fraudulent' fundraiser was 'heartbreaking'

Solomon Smith, founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen, alleges that Vertigo Child Solutions offered to fundraise for his charity, but that he never received the funds. Police are investigating allegations of fraud

Bill Esterson MP: The Government appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Bill Esterson MP: The Government appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Bill Esterson MP: Appointing a Food Supplies Minister now is a real worry

Shadow International Trade Minister Bill Esterson has said the fact that the Government is appointing a Food Supplies Minister at this point in the negotiations “is a real worry”.

Special Recognition Officer to James Whale: Bellingcat ‘did a great job’ identifying Salisbury Novichok suspect

Special Recognition Officer to James Whale: Bellingcat ‘did a great job’ identifying Salisbury Novichok suspect

Special Recognition Officer to James Whale: Bellingcat ‘did a great job’

Mike Neville, Managing Director of the Super Recogniser Unit, has said that Bellingcat, the organisation responsible for revealing the supposed identity of one of the Salisbury suspects, did “a great job”.

Cabin crew member on Pret allergy inquest: A defibrillator wouldn’t have worked on landing

Cabin crew member about Pret allergy inquest: A defibrillator wouldn’t have worked on landing

Cabin crew member on Pret allergy inquest: A defibrillator wouldn’t have worked

Cabin Crew Member Ally Murphy has said that the defibrillator on the plane of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse would not have worked on landing.

Politics’ Professor about Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman who is making a difference’

Politics professor about Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman who is making a difference’

Politics professor on Kavanaugh case: Dr Ford is ‘a woman making a difference'

Professor Scott Lucas has said that Dr Christin Blasey Ford, who has testified she was sexually assaulted by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is making “a bigger difference” and making a contribution “far beyond one Supreme Court choice”.

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The problem is the Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy’

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The problem is the Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy’

Bernard Jenkin MP: ‘The Prime Minister has hitched herself to the wrong policy'

Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin has said the Prime Minister Theresa May has “hitched herself to the wrong policy”, but that he would not “underestimate her”.

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Headteacher to Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Children ought to have the funding the last generation did eight years ago’

Children should have the funding the last generation did, says Headteacher

Headteacher Geoff Barton has said that headteachers are protesting in Parliament Square on Friday because “children ought to have the funding that the last generation had eight years go”.

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Bob Blackman MP on Corbyn meeting Barnier: ‘It does not help Britain one iota’

Conservative MP Bob Blackman has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meeting EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier does not help Britain “one iota”.

David Beckham avoids speeding fine on a technicality

David Beckham avoids speeding fine on a technicality

David Beckham avoids speeding fine on a technicality

David Beckham will not be prosecuted over a speeding charge after the celebrity lawyer dubbed “Mr Loophole” successfully fought the allegation on a technicality.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The UK will have to tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit, says former Treasury worker

The UK will have to tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit, says former Treasury worker

The UK will have to 'tempt foreign investors with low tax after Brexit'

Theresa May pledged that the UK would have the 'lowest corporation tax in the G20' - but would this be a good thing for post-Brexit Britain?

Organiser of women’s poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

Organiser of woman definition poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

Organiser of 'woman' poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

The woman behind a poster, which was taken down after being described as “trans-phobic”, has said that she does not think “changing sex” is possible and it is “language that protects” woman.

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits charges

Independent councillor Richard Alderman is charged with sending offensive messages via a public network. He called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged'

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

Brussels to name a square after murdered MP Jo Cox

A square in the centre of Brussels will be named in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Sainsbury’s and Asda tie-up raises concern for nearly 500 stores, says Watchdog

Sainsbury’s and Asda tie-up raises concern for nearly 500 stores, says Watchdog

Sainsbury’s and Asda tie-up raises concern for nearly 500 stores, says Watchdog

Sainsbury’s and Asda have been warned by the competition watchdog that nearly 500 of their supermarkets overlap following initial investigations into the £12 billion tie-up.

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Robert Halfon MP: I am worried about Labour, they have identified real anguish

Conservative MP Robert Halfon has said that he is “worried” about the Labour Party and the threat they pose to his party, adding that Labour had “identified real anguish” in the British public.

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Activist Tommy Robinson said he was feeling quietly confident as he arrived at the Old Bailey to face a fresh contempt of court hearing.

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Nadine Dorries MP: ‘My dream ticket would be Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has said that her dream ticket for the party leadership would be Boris Johnson as leader and Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Man arrested for chasing plane moons crowd outside court

Man arrested for chasing plane moons at onlookers outside court

Man arrested for chasing plane moons at onlookers outside court

A 23-year-old accused of chasing a plane at Dublin airport exposed his backside to crowds after his first court appearance.

'The smile has got to be wiped off Russia's face' says professor at Centre for Security and Intelligence Services

'The smile has got to be wiped off Russia's face' says professor Anthony Glees

A professor from the Centre for Security and Intelligence Services has said trade has "died" in Salisbury since the Novichok poisonings.

Mother and baby

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain and men can't really hack it'

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain'

Jo Swinson MP has called for companies to be more transparent about their parental leave policies at a time where it's "deeply engrained that babies are a woman's domain".

Justice

Fall in rape charges is 'catastrophic failure of criminal justice', says Rape Crisis spokesperson

Fall in rape charges is 'catastrophic failure of criminal justice'

A spokesperson for Rape Crisis England and Wales has called the fall in the number of rape charges a "catastrophic failure of criminal justice for those who've experienced sexual violence".

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donald Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are very effective, says speech compiler

Donald Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are very effective, says speech compiler

Trump’s speeches are not artful, but they are effective, says speech compiler

Compiler of book ‘Speeches of Note’ Shaun Usher has said that US President Donald Trump’s speeches are “very effective” even if they are not eloquent.

Salisbury Novichok suspect’s ‘real identity’ revealed

Salisbury Novichok suspect’s ‘real identity’ revealed

Salisbury Novichok suspect’s ‘real identity’ revealed

An online investigations group has published what it says is the real identity of one of the prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

MI5 chose not to investigate Westminster attacker despite terror connections

MI5 chose not to investigate Westminster attacker despite terror connections

MI5 chose not to investigate Westminster attacker despite terror connections

MI5 chose not to investigate Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood despite him having contact with a number of terrorists including a key figure in a major plot.

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP MEP resigns over leader Gerard Batten ‘hijacking’ party

UKIP’s former Deputy Chairman has resigned, accusing leader Gerard Batten of moving the party “further to the right”.

Jeremy Corbyn responds to post-conference rail disruption: 'We need public ownership of railways'

Jeremy Corbyn responds to post-conference rail disruption: 'We need public ownership of railways'

Jeremy Corbyn responds to post-conference rail disruption

Jeremy Corbyn took the opportunity to tweet about nationalising the railways when Virgin Trains services were disrupted after Labour conference

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging, and end the 'hostile environment' towards disabled people

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging, and end the 'hostile environment' towards disabled people

Labour to 'clamp down' on tax-dodging and end the 'hostile environment'

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that Labour was providing “a radical plan to transform our country” and end the “hostile environment” created by the Conservative Government.

Wheelchair

Co-vice chair of Disability Labour: 'It's not Brexit that I fear, it's the Tory government'

'It's not Brexit that I fear, it's the Tory government', says Kathryn Bole

The co-vice chair of Disability Labour has said she fears the rights of people with disabilities will "go backwards" after Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘Tory hypocrites’ as he vows to ‘eradicate antisemitism’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at “Tory hypocrites” who accused the Labour Party of antisemitism, adding that he would “work with Jewish communities to eradicate antisemitism”.

Tom Watson: Laura Smith got 'carried away' calling for a general strike

Tom Watson: Laura Smith got 'carried away' calling for a general strike

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said MP Laura Smith got 'carried away' when she called for a general strike to unseat the Conservatives

Divorce rates at their lowest since 1970s

Divorce rates at their lowest since 1970s

Divorce rates at their lowest since 1970s

Divorce rates for opposite-sex couples in England and Wales fell last year to their lowest since 1973, according to official data.

Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo a draw for Jeremy Corbyn supporters before the Labour leader visited

Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo a draw for Jeremy Corbyn supporters before the Labour leader visited

Bongo's Bingo a draw for Corbyn supporters before Labour leader's visit

Jeremy Corbyn appeared at Liverpool's Bongo's Bingo during the Labour conference, but it's not the first time his supporters have been at the event

Crisps

Royal Mail urges campaigners to stop posting empty crisp packets without envelopes

Royal Mail urges campaigners to stop posting empty packets of Walkers crisps

Royal Mail has been forced to ask people posting empty crisp packets to put them in envelopes first following the launch of a campaign against plastic waste.

Beluga whale

Whale watch: The latest updates on the Thames Beluga whale

Whale watch: The latest updates on the Thames Beluga whale

All the latest news on the Beluga whale in the Thames.

Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star to remain despite sexual assault conviction

Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star to remain despite sexual assault conviction

Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star to remain despite conviction

Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault

Richard Burgon

Shadow justice secretary defends giving standing ovation for speech calling for a general strike

Richard Burgon defends standing ovation for speech calling for a general strike

In an interview with talkRADIO's Ross Kempsell, the shadow justice secretary defended giving a standing ovation for a speech by Laura Smith calling for a general strike.

Home of Fred and Rose West

Police force comes under fire for selling £75 tickets to spend the night in Fred West's cell

Police force under fire for selling £75 tickets to sleep in Fred West's cell

West Midlands Police have faced public backlash for charging people £75 to spend the night in a cell used by Fred West at Steelhouse Lane prison.

Jeremy Corbyn

Owen Smith MP: 'Corbyn is right that we need radical policies'

Owen Smith MP: 'Corbyn is right that we need radical policies'

The Labour MP for Pontypridd told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Britain "can't just continue with the status quo", claiming "radical policies" are needed.

Theresa May

Lord Adonis brands Theresa May the 'worst Prime Minister in living memory'

Lord Adonis: 'Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister in living memory'

The Labour peer branded Theresa May as the "worst Prime Minister in living memory" during an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor tells Labour leadership: ‘Watch your words’

Holocaust survivor Susan Pollack has said that the Labour Party leadership need to “watch their words” and instead encouraged them to work towards “peace”.

Poundland announces end of knife sales amid criticism of toy blades

Poundland announces end of knife sales amid criticism of toy blades

Poundland announces end of knife sales amid criticism of toy blades

Poundland has announced it is stopping sales of kitchen knives from all its stores by the end of next month as campaigners criticised it for stocking toy blades and meat cleavers for Halloween.

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour vote to keep open option for second Brexit referendum

Labour has kept open the option to reverse the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, by backing a potential second referendum.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May’s Chequers plan

Angela Merkel has urged the UK to come to the negotiations with a “different, sensible” Brexit plan as she dismissed Theresa May’s Chequers proposal.

The Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors were urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

The Crown Prosecution Service has denied changing its approach to rape prosecutions to improve conviction rates.

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

A senior union leader has said he hated former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher so much he set his alarm clock an hour earlier so he could “hate her for an hour longer” each day.

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our own party

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our own party

Emily Thornberry: If we want to get rid of fascism, we must start with our party

Emily Thornberry has used her conference speech to say that fascism must be rooted out of Labour, admitting there are "sickening individuals" exploiting legitimate support for Palestine.

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Lord Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, has warned of potential issues if a no deal Brexit caused gridlock at ports

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