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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amesbury: Couple found unconscious exposed to nerve agent Novichok

Amesbury: Couple found unconscious exposed to nerve agent Novichok

The pair, named locally as mother Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, were taken ill on Saturday in Amesbury, around eight miles from where the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

British Trump supporters to hold welcome party for US president

Lucy Brown and Daniel McIlhiney say it "shouldn't be controversial" to support Donald Trump

Coastguards warn against the use of inflatable unicorns on Britain's seas

Coastguards warn against the use of inflatable unicorns on Britain's seas

The warning came after a woman strayed 13,000ft away from shore and 15 people had to be rescued by the RNLI

talkRADIO appoints Political Editor

talkRADIO appoints Political Editor

talkRADIO appoints Political Editor

Ross Kempsell will join the station from Guido Fawkes

16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Liverpool

16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Liverpool

The youngster was found after emergency services were called to Belle Vale Road at around 9pm on Tuesday, Merseyside Police said.

Alesha MacPhail: Police launch murder investigation into six-year-old's death

Alesha MacPhail: Police launch murder investigation into six-year-old's death

Alesha MacPhail was reported missing on Monday morning while staying with relatives in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Her body was later found in woodland by a member of the public.

Vote Leave campaign breached electoral rules, according to watchdog

Vote Leave campaign breached electoral rules, according to watchdog

The campaign group's former chief executive, Matthew Elliott, said the Electoral Commission (EC) had concluded that Vote Leave exceeded spending limits and made a donation to a group that it should not have.

England make it through to World Cup quarter-finals

England make it through to World Cup quarter-finals

Gareth Southgate hailed his group after England exorcised their penalty demons to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Major incident declared in Wiltshire after two people exposed to 'unknown substance'

Major incident declared in Wiltshire after two exposed to 'unknown substance'

The man and woman, both in their 40s, are in a critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire Police said.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Residents were advised by the fire brigade to stay in their flats until 2.47am - a decision which is feared to have been fatal

Senior firefighter: I urged Grenfell residents to escape

Senior firefighter: I urged Grenfell residents to escape

Daniel Egan, a station manager, told the inquiry into the disaster on Tuesday that his "initial thoughts were that we needed to get people out of that building"

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans have been urged not to make the job of fire crews fighting moorland blazes harder by leaving barbecues unattended

"The papacy would be fantastic. I would be infallible, which is better than is given to most politicians."

Rees-Mogg: I'm more likely to be Pope than PM

Rees-Mogg: I'm more likely to be Pope than PM

The arch-Eurosceptic insisted he was not "personally ambitious"

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

The We Are The NHS campaign will highlight professions across the health service, initially focusing on nursing

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies

Messages are being distributed from the default Samsung Messages app

Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

Messages are being distributed from the default Samsung Messages app – but don't show the files have been sent

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Four balconies are alight in a block of flats in West Hampstead. Firefighters are on the scene

17.8% of 18 to 24 year-olds now smoke – a significantly reduced figure

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

New Office for National Statistics data shows that the largest reduction in smoking prevalence since 2011 has been noted among 18 to 24-year-olds

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said Theresa May has lost all authority

Unite: Brexit turning into potential job-loss nightmare

Unite: Brexit turning into potential job-loss nightmare

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said Prime Minister Theresa May has lost all authority or capacity to make decisions

Services will be damaged beyond recognition if the Government fails to plug an £8bn gap, council leaders have warned

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Councils warn Chancellor Hammond: Local government on the brink of collapse

Philip Hammond's next spending review will be "make or break" for authorities that are already under huge funding pressures, the Local Government Association said

The initiative follows a major Government survey which more than 108,000 LGBT people responded to

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

The £4.5 million initiative aimed at making society more inclusive for the LGBT community brands so-called "gay cure" conversion therapies "abhorrent"

Healthcare worker held on suspicion of murdering eight babies

Healthcare worker held on suspicion of murdering eight babies

The worker has also been arrested on the suspicion of attempting to murder a further six babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I support the Prime Minister to deliver on Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I support the Prime Minister to deliver on Brexit

The MP for North East Somerset has accused the Treasury of consistently frustrating the Brexit process and that no deal is better than a bad deal.

NHS targets schoolchildren in biggest ever recruitment drive

NHS targets schoolchildren in biggest ever recruitment drive

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies.

14-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after stabbing teenage boy

14-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after stabbing teenage boy

The alleged victim was left in a serious but stable condition after suffering a number of stab wounds during an incident on Fairbridge Road, Islington on Sunday.

Thai cave rescue: Boys may need to learn to dive to be freed

Thai cave rescue: Boys may need to learn to dive to be freed

The 12 boys and football coach found in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand after 10 days might need to be taught how to dive or wait months for waters to recede.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Not enough GPs to meet demand, say doctors as NHS plans appointment-booking app

Not enough GPs to meet demand, say doctors as NHS plans appointment-booking app

An app that lets patients book appointments has been praised by the health secretary but doctors say there are not

Brexit: Government draws up third customs model

Brexit: Government draws up third customs model

Theresa May will meet with senior ministers on Friday to discuss the new model at Chequers, as the plans are yet to be made available to the public.

Upskirting bill: Amendments added to remove "specific" criteria and ensure all forms of upskirting are criminalised

Upskirting bill: Amendments added to remove "specific" criteria and ensure all forms of upskirting are criminalised

Upskirting bill: Amendments added to remove "specific" criteria

The upskirting bill will go before a parliamentary committee with three amendments that seek to ensure no form of upskirting falls outside the law

MP calls for 'temporary ban' on bouncy castles after girl's death

MP calls for 'temporary ban' on bouncy castles after girl's death

Bouncy castles in public areas should be temporarily banned following the death of a young girl thrown from a seaside inflatable.

French criminal escapes prison using a helicopter

French criminal escapes prison using a helicopter

A huge manhunt has begun for Redoine Faid around the French capital after he broke out of Reau Prison.

50,000 retail jobs lost in the first half of 2018

50,000 retail jobs lost in the first half of 2018

Numbers show that approximately 50,000 staff have been made redundant or seen their role put under threat, with the bulk of them working for well-known high street chains.

Fire crews continue to battle moorland fire

Fire crews continue to battle moorland fire

Crews remained at Winter Hill near Bolton overnight after a "large-scale attack" was launched against the "rapidly developing, aggressive fire" on Sunday.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May must deliver promised Brexit or risk government's collapse

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May must deliver promised Brexit or risk government's collapse

The Breixteer said the Prime Minister and her top team must decide at a meeting at Chequers on Friday if they would stand by her pledges or reduce "a once-proud country" to a "tremulous state that sees Brexit as mere damage limitation".

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

American journalists say Donald Trump's anti-media stance influenced shooter

Two US journalists face discipline for saying Trump influenced newspaper shooter

Two US journalists face discipline for saying Trump influenced newspaper shooter

Jarrod Ramos gunned down five journalists at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, and some say he could have been influenced by comments Donald Trump made about the media

Former UK diplomat says Foreign Office sanctioned torture to gain intelligence

Former UK diplomat: Jack Straw and MI6 approved 'intelligence from torture'

Former UK diplomat: Jack Straw and MI6 approved 'intelligence from torture'

Craig Murray was the UK ambassador to Uzbekistan between 2002 and 2004. He claims then-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was aware of torture and approved its use to gain intelligence

East London high-rise flat fire brought under control

East London high-rise flat fire brought under control

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze in Wellington Way, Mile End, at 12.28pm.

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield to face manslaughter trial

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield to face manslaughter trial

The police chief will face trial for 95 manslaughter by gross negligence charges.

Carrie Gracie receives backdated pay from the BBC and donates it to gender equality charity

Carrie Gracie receives back pay from BBC, donates it to gender equality charity

The BBC's former China editor Carrie Gracie complained about the unequal pay between her and male colleagues at the BBC and has been remunerated for the difference

CO2 shortage hits crumpet supplies

CO2 shortage hits crumpet supplies

Producer Warbutons said it is working "really hard" to keep products on shelves, but admitted it is making "nowhere near" its usual amount of the British staple.

Water companies urge customers to conserve supplies during heatwave

Water companies urge customers to conserve supplies during heatwave

Northern Ireland Water will introduce a hosepipe ban from this weekend to stop any interruptions to supplies.

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU leaders reach a deal on migration

EU countries will set up new migrant centres to help process people coming into Europe

UK intelligence agencies involved in torture of 9/11 detainees, new report says

UK intelligence agencies involved in torture of 9/11 detainees, new report says

UK intelligence agencies involved in torture of 9/11 detainees, new report says

A report says that MI5 and MI6 were aware of mistreatment of detainees

Five dead and two injured in shooting at US newspaper offices

Five dead and two injured in shooting at US newspaper offices

Five dead and two injured in shooting at US newspaper offices

A gunman entered the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and opened fire on journalists

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Two teenage girls arrested after 'pelting ambulance crew with bricks'

Two teenage girls arrested after 'pelting ambulance crew with bricks'

The ambulance crews attended a call that turned out to be a hoax call.

Homebase to cut 300 jobs at its support centre

Homebase to cut 300 jobs at its support centre

Homebase, which was bought by Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for £340 million in 2016, is being sold to retail restructuring firm Hilco for £1.

Suspicious vehicle sparks bomb scare near BBC Broadcasting House

Suspicious vehicle sparks bomb scare near BBC Broadcasting House

A bomb disposal robot was deployed to examine the car which was parked on its own on the road opposite to the building.

Europe's refugee crisis 'creates opportunities for people smugglers'

Europe's refugee crisis creates opportunities for people smugglers, says Amnesty rep

Europe's refugee crisis 'creates opportunities for people smugglers'

EU leaders are meeting today to discuss how to handle the ongoing refugee crisis, among other topics like Brexit and the economy

Trump-Putin summit confirmed for July 16

Trump-Putin summit confirmed for July 16

The summit between the two powers will take place in the Finnish capital city Helsinki.

UK population rises at slowest rate in a decade to 66 million

UK population rises at slowest rate in a decade to 66 million

Demographers' latest calculations show there were an estimated 66,040,229 million people living in the country at the end of June last year.

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Stephen Lloyd MP, who's advocated for families who lost relatives at Gosport War Memorial Hospital for ten years, says police action is needed

Fire on Saddleworth Moor could go on 'for weeks'

Fire on Saddleworth Moor could go on 'for weeks'

Fire on Saddleworth Moor could go on 'for weeks'

The army will join Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in tackling the blaze, which has seen several households evacuated

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Army called in to help tackle Saddleworth Moor fire

Army called in to help tackle Saddleworth Moor fire

Fire chiefs have called in the military to move high-volume pump equipment by air to help douse quicker a vast moorland blaze which has raged for days.

Joe Jackson dies aged 89

Joe Jackson dies aged 89

The music mogul was instrumental in the careers of the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson.

Grenfell firefighter Michael Dowden made 'scapegoat' by inquiry, say supporters

Grenfell firefighter Michael Dowden made 'scapegoat' by inquiry, say supporters

Michael Dowden admitted to the inquiry that he did not check the building's cladding or declare a major incident when the fire reached the roof, but his supporters say the questioning places blame unfairly on him

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