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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The government has 'broken' its Leveson 2 promise, says Labour's Ian Clucas

The government has 'broken' its Leveson 2 promise, says Labour's Ian Clucas

The Government have won a motion to drop part two of the Leveson inquiry into press standards.

UK construction output drops to lowest level since 2012

UK construction output drops to lowest level since 2012

The Office for National Statistics showed output fell by 2.7% in the first quarter of the year.

Man arrested for murder after Liverpool stabbing

Man arrested for murder after Liverpool stabbing

Man arrested for murder after Liverpool stabbing

A 24-year-old has been arrested after a fatal stabbing in Liverpool over the Bank Holiday weekend

BT set to cut 13,000 jobs and leave London headquarters

BT set to cut 13,000 jobs and leave London headquarters

The telecoms giant will make the cuts in order to save on costs over the next three years.

Lords should not be trying to 'rewrite' Brexit bill, says Iain Duncan Smith

Lords should not be trying to 'rewrite' Brexit bill, says Iain Duncan Smith

Lords should not be trying to 'rewrite' Brexit bill, says Iain Duncan Smith

The former Conservative leader says the intention was always to sever all ties with the EU and the Lords should not be involved

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

A new feature on the GoodSAM platform will allow medics to initiate a video link with 999 callers.

TV icon Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

TV icon Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

The Carry On and Eastenders legend was diagnosed with the illness four years ago.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

The NSPCC has written to the Prime Minister to urge her to speed up improvements to child mental health services

Little Miss books imply women are less than men, says Emily Thornberry

Little Miss books imply women are less than men, says Emily Thornberry

The shadow foreign secretary has weighed in on the university study suggesting the Mr Men and Little Miss books are sexist.

11 students suspended from University of Warwick after rape jokes emerge

11 students suspended from University of Warwick after rape jokes emerge

The male students will be put under disciplinary investigation after the remarks came to light.

Three American detainees freed by North Korea, says Donald Trump

Three American detainees freed by North Korea, says Donald Trump

The US President has also confirmed he will meet them upon their return to America.

BMW recalls 300,000 cars due to electrical fault

BMW recalls 300,000 cars due to electrical fault

The car manufacturer will be recalling models in the next three weeks.

16-year-old boy stabbed in Hackney as violent crime continues

16-year-old boy stabbed in Hackney as violent crime continues

The police have reported several cases of violent crime across the capital after bank holiday weekend bloodshed.

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

The Lords backed further amendments to the Brexit withdrawal bill, meaning it'll go to a vote in the House of Commons.

Britain, France and Germany remain committed to Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany remain committed to Iran nuclear deal

The European nations urged US President Donald Trump not to pull out of the accord.

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory', says Amnesty International

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory', says Amnesty International

Scotland Yard's gangs database is 'racially discriminatory'

The human rights charity said the database, which holds information on people thought to be at risk of committing crime, disproportionately targets young black men

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

The President of the United States pulls out from the accord and has announced the highest level of economic sanctions on the state.

MPs set to vote on controversial newspaper regulations

MPs set to vote on controversial newspaper regulations

Parliament is set to vote on two amendments, which critics fear could suffocate the free press.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Labour MP Heidi Alexander quits to become London's new deputy for transport

Labour MP Heidi Alexander quits to become London's new deputy for transport

The Lewisham East MP has quite Parliament to join London Mayor Sadiq Khan's team.

Rail ticketing reforms overdue, says passenger group

Rail ticketing reforms overdue, says passenger group

A public consultation is being launched in order to make rail fares fairer and easier to use.

Man arrested after armed siege with police in Oxford

Man arrested after armed siege with police in Oxford

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Give all 25-year-olds £10,000, says thinktank

Give all 25-year-olds £10,000, says thinktank

Give all 25-year-olds £10,000, says thinktank

A report says people should be given £10,000 when they turn 25 to address wealth inequality between generations

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs are asking for a revision to the Children's Act that would give grandparents and other relatives increased rights

Boris Johnson to try and persuade Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

Boris Johnson to try and persuade Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

Boris Johnson to try and persuade Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

The Foreign Secretary will appear on Donald Trump's favourite news show Fox & Friends during his visit to the US

Giuliani: Michael Cohen could have paid off other women for Trump 'if necessary'

Giuliani: Michael Cohen could have paid off other women for Trump 'if necessary'

Giuliani: Michael Cohen could have paid off other women for Trump 'if necessary'

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in an interview over the weekend that Michael Cohen's payment to Stormy Daniels was part of his business agreement with the President

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Government considers extra tax on older workers to pay for care

Jeremy Hunt proposes new rules meaning workers past pension age will pay national insurance

Violent crime increasing in rural areas after spate of Bank Holiday attacks

Figures show violent crime is increasing outside London after spate of Bank Holiday attacks

Violent crime increasing outside London after spate of Bank Holiday attacks

Seven separate knife and gun crimes over the Bank Holiday weekend are the latest in a number of violent attacks in London and elsewhere

Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Early May Bank Holiday weekend could be hottest on record

Early May Bank Holiday weekend could be hottest on record

Parts of the UK are set to bask in soaring temperatures and sunshine on the first Bank Holiday of May.

BT set to axe 6,000 jobs

BT set to axe 6,000 jobs

The British telecoms company is set to cut around 6% of their workforce to save on their wage bill.

Local elections: Theresa May not "an electoral failure", says pollster

Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster

Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster

Michael Turner of polling company BMG Research said that the local Conservative wins show Windrush and Brexit haven't completely damaged May's reputation

Nobel Prize for Literature postponed amid sexual abuse allegations

Nobel Prize for Literature postponed amid sexual abuse allegations

The Nobel Foundation will now be handing out the 2018 along with the 2019 winner next year.

All teachers should be entitled to sabbaticals, school leaders say

All teachers should be entitled to sabbaticals, school leaders say

The National Association of Head Teachers has suggested teachers to take sabbaticals to stop burnout.

Local elections: Conservatives hold seats, Labour anti-Semitism concerns, Ukip 'crumbles'

Local elections: Conservatives hold seats, Labour anti-Semitism concerns, Ukip 'crumbles'

Conservatives hold seats, Labour anti-Semitism concerns, Ukip 'crumbles'

Local elections saw mixed results for Labour and the Conservatives, with the latter holding seats in London but losing a key seat in the North

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

NUS Vice President Amatey Doku said no new legislation had been proposed to stop universities no-platforming certain speakers

Virgin Media set to cut more than 500 jobs

Virgin Media set to cut 500 jobs

The telecommunications firm is set to close a number customer operations sites over the next two years.

NUS 'denies' university free speech problem, says commentator

NUS 'denies' university free speech problem, says commentator

NUS 'denies' university free speech problem, says commentator

Claire Fox of the Academy of Ideas says the National Union of Students called claims universities stifle free speech 'scaremongering'

Celebrities Danielle Lloyd, Dwight Yorke and more receive phone-hacking payout

Celebrities Danielle Lloyd, Dwight Yorke and more receive phone-hacking payout

Celebrities Danielle Lloyd, Dwight Yorke and more receive phone-hacking payout

The celebrities have accepted undisclosed damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers.

Man arrested in Coventry on suspicion of committing terrorism offences

Man arrested in Coventry on suspicion of committing terrorism offences

West Midlands Police have detained a man under the Explosives Act.

Police say Henry Vincent funeral is not expected to pass through Hither Green

Police say Henry Vincent funeral is not expected to pass through Hither Green

The Metropolitan Police are set to send officers to South Park Crescent for 'community reassrance'

Trump repaid $130,000 'hush money' to private lawyer, says Giuliani

Trump repaid $130,000 'hush money' to private lawyer, says Giuliani

Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen the $130,000 'hush money' given to adult film star Stormy Daniels

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

The firm denies wrongdoing but says "unfounded accusations" have made it impossible to keep trading

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched an enquiry into the "serious failure"

Kanye West says slavery "sounds like a choice"

Kanye West says slavery "sounds like a choice"

Kanye West says slavery "sounds like a choice"

After declaring his support for Donald Trump, Kanye West has attracted fresh criticism after suggesting slaves were complicit in their treatment

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Man shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in London

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in his thirties died at the scene

"This is nonsense!" Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposals

'This is nonsense!' Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposals

'This is nonsense!' Iain Duncan Smith slams Theresa May's customs union proposal

The former Conservative leader said that Brexit should mean the UK does not form any sort of partnership

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Andrew Bridgen MP said John Bercow should "consider his position" after a former employee accused him of angry outbursts

A quarter of children have been contacted by someone they don't know online

NSPCC finds children are being contacted by people they don't know online

NSPCC finds children are being contacted by people they don't know online

The NSPCC's new research shows that 1 in 4 children is at risk on social media platforms, and they're calling on the government to step in

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ofcom and competition watchdog to intervene in Trinity Mirror takeover bid

Ofcom and competition watchdog to intervene in Trinity Mirror takeover bid

Ofcom and competition watchdog to intervene in Trinity Mirror takeover bid

Trinity Mirror's proposed takeover of the Daily Express, Daily Star and associated magazines will be investigated

Harry and Meghan to appear on commemorative coin

Harry and Meghan to appear on commemorative coin

Harry and Meghan to appear on commemorative coin

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will feature on a souvenir £5 coin to commemorate their wedding

Man arrested in Kent on terrorism charges

Man arrested in Kent on suspicion of terror-related offences

Man arrested in Kent on suspicion of terror-related offences

The man arrived on a coach from France and was detained in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration policy, says former colleague

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration policy, says former colleague

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration, says former colleague

Chris Philp MP, who was Sajid Javid's parliamentary private secretary until yesterday, said he'll continue to act on illegal immigration

House of Lords vetoes a 'no deal' Brexit

House of Lords vetoes a 'no deal' Brexit

A third defeat in Parliament has seen the House of Lords back amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cash-strapped local councils are using bureaucratic measures to avoid fixing potholes

Britain's roads worse than Chile's

Britain's roads worse than Chile's

Nation’s roads also ranked behind those in Germany, France and Spain

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Cannabis companies are performing well on the stock market, and investors are seeing the opportunity.

Police: 'Nothing to indicate the incident to be terror-related'

Man held on suspicion of attempted murder after car hits four people in Newport

Man held on suspicion of attempted murder after car hits four people in Newport

Three local men arrested in connection with the incident

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