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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike

Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike

Ryanair cancels 190 flights amid cabin crew strike

Budget airline Ryanair has cancelled 190 flights scheduled for Friday because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Germany.

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

Man jailed for trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run

A man has been jailed for 11 years after he admitted trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run.

Beluga whale spotted in the River Thames

Beluga whale spotted in the River Thames

Beluga whale spotted in the River Thames

A Beluga whale has “almost certainly” been spotted in the River Thames, Marine Life Rescuers have said.

Westminster Bridge was not 'likely location' for terror attack, says senior officer

Westminster Bridge was not 'likely location' for terror attack, says senior officer

Westminster Bridge not 'likely location' for terror attack, says senior officer

Security barriers were not initially installed along Westminster Bridge because it was not deemed a likely location for a terror attack, one of the country’s most senior police officers has told the March 2017 attack inquest.

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour will save UK from ‘catastophe’ no-deal Brexit, says Keir Starmer

Labour is not trying to “frustrate” the process of leaving the European Union despite keeping open the option of a referendum on remaining in the EU, the Shadow Brexit Secretary has said.

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

The “horrendous” spread of the fire up Grenfell Tower meant no one should have lived in that building, a Senior Fire Commander has said.

Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

A tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan has struck and killed a 91-year-old man in the US, police said.

Theresa May

Green MEP calls Conservative post-Brexit immigration policy 'devastating'

Green MEP calls Conservative post-Brexit immigration policy 'devastating'

The Prime Minister is expected to reveal details of her post-Brexit immigration policy at next week's Conservative party conference, and several unions have expressed concern in a Green Party MEP's report

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised - let people vote on the deal'

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised - let people vote on the deal'

Wes Streeting: 'Brexit is going to look very different to what was promised'

Wes Streeting MP tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he backs a referendum on the final Brexit deal

Dogs

Pet owners will have to plan holidays months in advance in a no-deal Brexit scenario, warns British Veterinary Association president

Pet owners will have to plan holidays months in advance in a no-deal Brexit

The president of the British Veterinary Association has warned pet owners that they will have to plan holidays months in advance in a no-deal Brexit scenario due to "extra layers" of testing and paperwork.

Blood

Contaminated blood scandal: 'There were secret liver function tests done on what would seem to be an otherwise healthy 15-year-old boy'

Contaminated blood scandal: 'There were secret liver function tests done'

The daughter of one of the victims of the contaminated blood scandal has claimed "secret liver function tests" were carried out on her father as a 15-year-old.

Sir Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer refuses to rule out extending Article 50

Keir Starmer refuses to rule out extending Article 50

The shadow Brexit secretary has told talkRADIO's Ross Kempsell that if Article 50 has to be extended, it'll be "because of the collapsing failure of the discussions and the negotiations".

Shanker Singham

Shanker Singham: Negotiating Brexit is like 'playing a multi-dimensional chess game'

Shanker Singham: Negotiating Brexit is like playing a 'chess game'

The author of the alternative to Chequers, Plan A+, has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that negotiating Brexit is "very much like playing a multi-dimensional chess game".

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Rees-Mogg: 'Super Canada Brexit proposals should unite Leavers and Remainers'

Jacob Rees-Mogg has praised new Brexit proposals from the Institute of Economic Affairs, saying the are a 'compromise' Brexiteers and Remainers could get behind

Adam Johnson: Should the convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Adam Johnson: Should the convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Adam Johnson: Should convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Footballer Adam Johnson, who was jailed for child sex offences in March 2016, reportedly hopes to return to professional football

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May, says Katie Perrior

Labour policies 'not breaking through' enough to threaten Theresa May

Katie Perrior, a former adviser to Theresa May, said Labour did not appear to pose a threat to the Prime Minister despite unveiling their latest policies at conference

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost if the Government agreed to a Canada-style deal with the European Union, CBI director-general has said.

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

Welfare system must be rebuilt to end ‘hostility’, says Labour

The Labour Party wants to end the “hostile environment” created for disabled people, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said as she pledged a wide-ranging review.

Jacob Res-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to seek a Canada-style deal for Brexit

Theresa May has been urged to grasp a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Canada-style trade deal with the European Union by leading Tory Brexiteers.

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

‘JezFest’ did not make a profit, admits Labour Party treasurer

A Labour-organised festival, nicknamed “JezFest” did not make a profit, the party’s treasurer has confirmed.

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour announces plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Labour plans to nationalise water industry and oust high-salaried bosses

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell revealed plans to return the water industry to public ownership and re-advertise executive roles on reduced salaries

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Shadow cabinet ministers blame New Labour for fuelling Islamophobia

Two members of Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet have blamed the previous Labour government for fuelling Islamophobia and helping to create the anti-immigrant “hostile environment”.

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell: ‘I think the next Labour leader should be a woman’

John McDonnell has said that he thinks the next Labour leader should be a woman but that Jeremy Corbyn “will be the leader” as they go into the next election.

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

Workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour, says John McDonnell

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that workers could be £500 a year better off under Labour’s new plans to expand employee ownership of large companies.

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll have a People’s Vote only if we can’t get a General Election’

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll push for a People’s Vote only if we can’t get a General Election’

John McDonnell: ‘We’ll push for People’s Vote only if we can’t get an Election'

John McDonnell has said that the Labour party is pressing “for a General Election” but would “push for a People’s Vote” if they don’t get an election.

Gender

'We're prioritising transgender feelings over the safety of women and girls' says Dr Nicola Williams

'We're prioritising transgender feelings over the safety of women and girls'

A spokesperson from women's and girl's rights group, Fair Play to Women, has claimed that expelling two Girl Guide leaders who raised concerns about their organisation's transgender policy is 'prioritising transgender feelings over the safety of women and girls'.

Scrabble

Three hundred new words added to the official Scrabble dictionary

Three hundred new words added to the official Scrabble dictionary

A host of new words have been added to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, including 'OK', 'ew' and 'emoji'.

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab brands calls for a second referendum as "nonsense" and "undemocratic"

Dominic Raab brands calls for a second referendum as "nonsense"

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has told Julia Hartley-Brewer he thinks Labour's calls for a second referendum are "nonsense" and "undemocratic".

Inquiry into contaminated blood scandal to open

Inquiry into contaminated blood scandal to open

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left thousands of people dead is to begin on Monday.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council's ruling Labour group pledges support for a second referendum

Hounslow Council will pass a motion set by the Chair of its ruling Labour group to formally support the People's Vote campaign for a second Brexit referendum

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Grenfell fraudster who received over £80,000 worth of support pleads guilty

Abdelkarim Rekaya pretended to have been a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

Femi Oluwole, the co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that the UK has grown “in strength as a member of the EU”.

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May’s Chequers plan is a ‘dead duck’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May’s Chequers plan is a ‘dead duck’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May’s Chequers plan is a ‘dead duck’

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described Theresa May's statement on Friday as "dreadful" as she branded the Chequers proposals a "dead duck".

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

The coroner leading the Grenfell Tower inquest has called on the NHS to set up a screening programme for those who were exposed to smoke and dust in the fire.

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Everyone in Labour would support having a General Election’

Kate Hoey has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are likely to want a General Election and “everyone in Labour would support” it.

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Theresa May ‘is not going to be bullied’, says DUP Deputy leader

Prime Minister Theresa May’s stern statement to the European Union has been praised by DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds.

B&M store given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

B&M stores given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

B&M stores given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

Bargain store B&M has been ordered to pay a record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers as young as 14.

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

60,000 bees stolen from farm in Scotland

Around 60,000 bees have been stolen from a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Theresa May: ‘I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal’

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “no deal is better than a bad deal” but that the “best outcome” was to leave with a deal.

Nigel Farage condoms

Nigel Farage condoms on sale at UKIP party conference

Nigel Farage condoms on sale at UKIP party conference

Nigel Farage-themed condoms are being sold at the UKIP conference complete with the slogan "For when you have a hard Brexit".

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington Council apologises for asking resident to remove Grenfell hearts

Kensington and Chelsea have apologised to Sue Duggins for asking her to remove her green Grenfell hearts from her wall, after classing them as graffiti.

YouTuber who trained dog to give a Nazi salute to speak at UKIP conference

YouTuber who trained dog to give a Nazi salute to speak at UKIP conference

A man who trained his girlfriend's dog to give a Nazi salute will deliver a talk on freedom of speech at the UKIP party conference today.

Novichok suspects

Salisbury Novichok suspects were 'detained in the Netherlands earlier this year'

Salisbury Novichok suspects 'detained in the Netherlands earlier this year'

The two men suspected of poisoning an ex-Russian spy in Salisbury were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year, an investigative group has claimed.

Theresa May

Nadine Dorries MP: 'Chequers has been dead since the day it was written'

Nadine Dorries MP: 'Chequers has been dead since the day it was written'

The Conservative MP has branded the Prime Minister and her aides as "obtuse", claiming the Chequers plan was "simply not acceptable".

Contact lens

Contact lens wearers urged to be vigilant after outbreak of blindness-causing eye infection

Contact lens users urged to be vigilant after outbreak of rare infection

Contact lens wearers have been urged to look after their eyes following an outbreak of a rare infection which can cause blindness.

Gerard Batten UKIP

'I've never criticised Muslims' UKIP leader says

'I've never criticised Muslims' UKIP leader says

After being accused of endorsing an anti-Muslim rally, Gerard Batten sets the record straight with Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Theresa May

Lord Adonis: A people's vote on Brexit is needed at this 'moment of 'crisis'

Lord Adonis: A people's vote on Brexit is needed at this 'moment of 'crisis'

Labour peer, Lord Adonis, has called for a people's vote on Brexit, claiming the public are becoming "increasingly alarmed".

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel MP to Eamonn Holmes: The EU ‘has humiliated our Prime Minister’

Priti Patel has said that the way the EU has treated Theresa May is “shameful” and that they had “humiliated our Prime Minister”.

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

More injuries were cause during training than in any other activity for full-time members of the Armed Forces, figures show.

UK fighter jet intercepts two Russian bombers

UK fighter jet intercepts two Russian bombers

UK fighter jet intercepts two Russian bombers

RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft were scrambled to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said.

EU “gangsters and bullyboys” will never be satisfied, warns Nigel Farage

EU 'gangsters and bullyboys' will never be satisfied, warns Nigel Farage

EU 'gangsters and bullyboys' will never be satisfied, warns Nigel Farage

EU “gangsters and bullyboys” will never be satisfied, Nigel Farage has said, instead urging Theresa May to pursue “a simple free trade deal”.

My family was destroyed by gambling, warns campaigner

My family was destroyed by gambling, warns campaigner

My family was destroyed by gambling, warns campaigner

Adam Bradford has said that his family “was destroyed” by gambling after his dad went to prison after hiding a gambling addiction for 30 years.

'Chequers goes pop': Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

'Chequers goes pop': Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

Remain and Leave-aligned MPs urge Theresa May to come up with a new proposal

As Donald Tusk says Chequers 'will not work', MPs on both sides of the Brexit divide urge Theresa May to come up with another solution

‘I was married to evil’, says widow of Westminster attacker

‘I was married to evil’, says widow of Westminster attacker

‘I was married to evil’, says widow of Westminster attacker

Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood’s widow cried as she told an inquest: "I can't believe I was married to someone that evil."

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax, says campaigner

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax, says campaigner

'Close tax loopholes' to stop companies like Starbucks and Amazon avoiding tax

A campaigner with Global Justice Now said the UK is 'not powerless' to shut down tax loopholes that allow companies like Starbucks to lower their tax bill

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