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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump Baby blimp denied permission to fly at Turnberry golf course

Trump Baby blimp denied permission to fly at Turnberry golf course

Campaigners plan to transport the 20ft high caricature blimp north of the border after flying it over central London as Donald Trump begins his visit to the UK.

Vote Leave should face criminal investigation for overspending, says Labour MP

Vote Leave should face criminal investigation for overspending, says Labour MP

Vote Leave should face criminal investigation for overspending, says Labour MP

If the Electoral Commission finds that the Vote Leave campaign went over its spending limit, police should become involved, said Ben Bradshaw

Government approves Fox's Sky take over bid

Government approves Fox's Sky take over bid

Newly appointed Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said he agreed with his predecessor's final decision to accept Fox's planned sale of Sky News to Disney should it succeed in buying Sky

Marketing firm that supplied data to the Labour Party fined £140,000 for breaching Data Protection Act

Marketing firm that supplied data to the Labour Party fined £140,000 for breaching Data Protection Act

Marketing firm that supplied data to the Labour Party fined for data breach

Emma's Diary, a pregnancy and parenthood advice website, sold data to Experian which was then passed to the Labour Party

Donald Trump: Visit sees largest police operations since 2011 UK riots

Donald Trump: Visit sees largest police operations since 2011 UK riots

The US President’s first trip to Britain has seen nearly every police force in the country call up officers for his arrival.

Trump protests 'embarrassing', says Republicans Overseas spokesman

Trump protests 'embarrassing', says Republicans Overseas spokesman

Trump protests 'embarrassing', says Republicans Overseas spokesman

The protests could push the UK away from the EU at a crucial time, claims a representative of Republicans Overseas

Thai cave rescue could be turned into a Hollywood movie

Thai cave rescue could be turned into a Hollywood movie

Thai cave rescue could be turned into a Hollywood movie

Two production houses are looking at making the rescue of twelve boys and their football coach into a film

England fans express pride in the team despite Croatia defeat

England fans express pride in the team despite Croatia defeat

England fans express pride in the team despite Croatia defeat

England lost the semi-final match 2-1 to Croatia, but football fans are rallying behind their team

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Crowdfunder for Sadiq Khan baby blimp surpasses initial target

Crowdfunder for Sadiq Khan baby blimp surpasses initial target

The crowdfunding page was set up by Yanny Bruere, a former Londoner now living in Barcelona, in response to the Mayor of London giving the green light for a giant Trump Baby

Three Lions on course for UK number one

Three Lions on course for UK number one

As of midnight on Wednesday the song was sitting in the number one spot with a 5,000 lead over Geroge Ezra’s Shotgun in number two.

Americans in the UK during Trump's visit should keep a 'low profile', says US Embassy

Americans in the UK during Trump's visit should keep a 'low profile'

Donald Trump is set to visit the UK this weekend for a meeting with The Queen and talks with Theresa May.

Nigel Farage sent cease-and-desist letter by Rage Against The Machine

Nigel Farage sent cease-and-desist letter by Rage Against The Machine

Nigel Farage sent cease-and-desist letter by Rage Against The Machine

Nigel Farage has reportedly received a legal challenge over the name of his podcast, Farage Against The Machine

Police speak to nerve agent victim after he regains consciousness

Police speak to nerve agent victim after he regains consciousness

Police speak to nerve agent victim after he regains consciousness

Charlie Rowley is still in hospital but was able to have a brief conversation with police investigating the poisoning of him and his partner

Neo-Nazi woman sentenced to life in prison for German race murders

Neo-Nazi woman sentenced to life in prison for German race murders

The victims were gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany.

Calls for British divers who helped rescue trapped Thai boys to be honoured

Calls for British divers who helped rescue trapped Thai boys to be honoured

Calls for British divers who helped rescue trapped Thai boys to be honoured

John Volanthen and Rick Stanton were the first divers to reach the trapped football team and their coach

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Information Commissioner's Office is issuing the maximum fine possible under UK law to Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act

Donald Trump criticises the EU ahead of NATO summit in Brussels

Donald Trump criticises the EU ahead of NATO summit in Brussels

Donald Trump criticises the EU ahead of NATO summit in Brussels

The US president said NATO countries were not spending enough, and said the EU made it "impossible" for workers to do business in Europe

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Conservative vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resign

Conservative vice chairs Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield resign

The pair have quit because of their opposition to Theresa May's Chequers policy on Brexit.

Alastair Campbell: 'Resigning Brexiteers had no real plan for leaving EU'

Alastair Campbell: 'Resigning Brexiteers had no real plan for leaving EU'

The author, who has been campaigning to fight Brexit and for the final deal to be voted for by the people when the final deal is agreed with the European Union, lambasted Brexiteers on Julia Hartley-Brewer's show on talkRADIO.

Small number of World Cup tickets being sold on black market

Small number of World Cup tickets being sold on black market

Police estimate there could be as many as 10,000 England fans jetting into the Russian capital for the game but perhaps only half will have got hold of official tickets.

All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

The remaining four boys and coach were rescued on Tuesday, after other rescues in the previous two days.

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

Andrew Bridgen MP submits letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May

The Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire has written to Sir Graham Brady saying he has no confidence in the Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Prime Minister has run away from her Brexit promises

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Prime Minister has run away from her Brexit promises

The leading Eurosceptic, and chairman for the European Research Group, has been voicing his concerns of the deal that was agreed among by the Government at Chequers on Friday.

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses Westminster press conference on marine conservation

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses Westminster press conference on marine conservation

Exclusive: Michael Gove misses press conference on marine conservation

The Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs was due to speak at a briefing to lay out the UK's new marine conservation policies

Nigel Farage ready to stand as Ukip leader again to fight May's Brexit plan

Nigel Farage ready to stand as Ukip leader again to fight May's Brexit plan

Mr Farage has dubbed Theresa May's Chequers plan as 'unacceptable' following her announcement in Parliament on Monday.

Mission to rescue four remaining boys trapped in Thai cave begins

Mission to rescue four remaining boys trapped in Thai cave begins

Mission to rescue four remaining boys trapped in Thai cave begins

Eight of the twelve trapped boys have been rescued, with the remaining four, their football coach and medics being rescued today

Car seized in Swindon in Novichok poisoning investigation

Car seized in Swindon in Novichok poisoning investigation

Car seized in Swindon in Novichok poisoning investigation

Police investigating the poisinin

Gareth Southgate fever: Calls for a statue and knighthood of England manager

Gareth Southgate fever: Calls for a statue and knighthood of England manager

Gareth Southgate fever: Calls for a statue and knighthood of England manager

Odds have been slashed on Gareth Southgate being knighted after England's World Cup success, and a petition has been started for a statue of him in Crawley

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

No vote of no confidence in Theresa May after Brexit resignations

The Prime Minister did not face a vote of no confidence, and newly-appointed secretaries of state pledge their support

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Theresa May will fight any vote of no confidence following Brexit resignations

Theresa May will fight any vote of no confidence following Brexit resignations

The defiant message came after Mrs May's administration was thrown into turmoil by the sensational resignations in quick succession of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'keeps us in’, says Ann Widdecombe

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'keeps us in’, says Ann Widdecombe

The former MP for Maidstone and The Weald was seemingly shocked by the announcement of David Davis’ resignation because it was thought everyone had ‘signed up’ to Prime Minister’s Brexit plan.

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary

The news follows the resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

Who is Dominic Raab, the new Brexit Secretary?

The former Minister for Housing and Planning took over from David Davis as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

David Davis: 'I couldn't deliver the Brexit proposal as I don't believe in it'

The former Brexit secretary, who resigned this morning, said he encouraged colleagues to support the Prime Minister but did not agree with her vision for Brexit

Woman identified after weekend World Cup vandalism

Woman identified after weekend World Cup vandalism

A London ambulance response car was written off the road, as police see increase in anti-social behaviour following England's World Cup win over Sweden.

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss Prince Louis's christening

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to miss Prince Louis's christening

The decision is understood not to have been taken on health grounds, and to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Cambridges some time ago.

Dominic Raab appointed new Brexit Secretary

Dominic Raab appointed new Brexit Secretary

The current Housing Minister, who was a big leave campaigner in 2016 EU referendum, will take over from the departing Mr Davis.

Thai cave rescue mission resumes after heavy downpours

Thai cave rescue mission resumes after heavy downpours

Thai cave rescue mission resumes after heavy downpours

Seven elite British divers are among the team bringing the remaining eight trapped boys out of the cave

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary and Theresa May could face vote of no confidence

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary and Theresa May could face vote of no confidence

David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary, PM could face vote of no confidence

David Davis said he could not support the government's soft Brexit plans, and Brexiteers have praised his decision

Murder investigation launched as woman dies after being exposed to Novichok

Murder investigation launched as woman dies after being exposed to Novichok

Murder investigation launched as woman dies after being exposed to Novichok

Dawn Sturgess has died after falling ill last week after touching an item thought to be contaminated with the nerve agent

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home' - but local cab firm is closed

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home' - but local cab firm is closed

Ministers who resign over Brexit plans 'must get taxis home'

Ministers who resign during the Brexit meeting at Chequers will be left to get taxis home, according to a cabinet source - but the local taxi firm they've been advised to use has shut down

Elon Musk sends SpaceX engineers to help Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk sends SpaceX engineers to help Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk sends SpaceX engineers to help Thai cave rescue

The tech entrepreneur offered advice on Twitter for rescuing the Thai football team trapped in a flooded cave with their coach

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Lucy Letby has been bailed by Cheshire Police pending further inquiries

New multi-million pound ambulances to boost NHS winter fleet

New multi-million pound ambulances to boost NHS winter fleet

Some 256 "state-of-the-art" vehicles will be added to ambulance fleets, the Department of Health and Social Care said, with more than half available for use this winter.

Diabetic woman awarded £2,000 after having Lucozade confiscated at gig

Diabetic woman awarded £2,000 after having Lucozade confiscated at gig

Kayla Hanna, 20, had been walking into a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Belfast in August 2016 when the incident happened.

Brexit: Theresa May faces Cabinet showdown at Chequers

Brexit: Theresa May faces Cabinet showdown at Chequers

Ministers will gather at Chequers to consider plans which could see the UK remain closely aligned to rules set by Brussels on agriculture and food, potentially making it much harder to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.

Amesbury poisoning: Police say they can not rule out third incident

Amesbury poisoning: Police say they can not rule out third incident

Police said they could not rule out more people falling ill as a result of contact with the nerve agent apparently left over from the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Thai cave rescue: Diver dies after running out of oxygen

Thai cave rescue: Diver dies after running out of oxygen

The rescuer, a former Thai SEAL, was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Earthquake hits parts of Sussex and Surrey

Earthquake hits parts of Sussex and Surrey

Tremors were felt by residents in Crawley, passengers at Gatwick Airport as well as residents across Surrey and West Sussex.

Trump Baby blimp granted permission to fly in London when US President visits

Trump Baby blimp granted permission to fly in London when US President visits

Trump Baby blimp granted permission to fly in London when US President visits

The group will fly the blimp on Parliament Square on July 13

David Davis: Theresa May's new Brexit customs plan is unworkable

David Davis: Theresa May's new Brexit customs plan is unworkable

Mr Davis has written a letter to Mrs May stating that the new plan holds similarities to an idea that the EU has already rejected.

EDF Energy announces 6% increase on standard variable dual fuel tariff prices

EDF Energy announces 6% increase on standard variable dual fuel tariff prices

The changes will affect 40% of the firm's customers, but those on a fixed price or prepayment tariff and vulnerable customers will not see any rises.

Jaguar Land Rover urgently needs 'greater certainty' on Brexit

Jaguar Land Rover urgently needs 'greater certainty' on Brexit

The company said it urgently needs "greater certainty" on Brexit to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based jobs.

Alesha MacPhail: Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder

Alesha MacPhail: Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder

Police Scotland said on Wednesday evening a male under the age of 18 had been arrested.

Work and Pensions Secretary apologises over universal credit row

Work and Pensions Secretary apologises over universal credit row

Esther McVey said she had "inadvertently misled" the Commons by claiming that the National Audit Office (NAO) had called for the roll-out of the Universal Credit benefit to be accelerated.

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