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Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Uber 'has accepted a large number of criticisms made by TfL'

Uber has made changes to operations after London licence refusal, court told

Uber has made changes to operations after London licence refusal, court told

'Lessons have been learned' - QC

Amendment would prevent Britain leaving the EU without an agreement on a future relationship

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

'One of the most important amendments of the entire process', says shadow Brexit minister

Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

What you need to know about the new Home Secretary

ID cards could have prevented the Windrush scandal, say former Home Secretaries

ID cards could have prevented the Windrush scandal, say former Home Secretaries

ID cards could have prevented the Windrush scandal, say former Home Secretaries

Alan Johnson and Charles Clarke criticise Theresa May for scrapping the ID card scheme

BREAKING: Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid has been appointed following Amber Rudd's resignation.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell: Labour would end the 'national scandal' of the 'low-paid debt trap'

Labour pledges to end low-paid 'debt trap'

Labour pledges to end low-paid 'debt trap'

Shadow chancellor says too many families are 'facing huge costs from high-street banks'

UK's average April rainfall is 50mm

Heavy rain and plummeting temperatures hit Britain

Heavy rain and plummeting temperatures hit Britain

Higher ground could be hit with up to 70mm of precipitation

Baby boomers are often considered to have been exempt from the effects of the housing crisis

Baby boomers 'relying on friends and own children to cover rent'

Baby boomers 'relying on friends and own children to cover rent'

'Wealthier majority have hidden the reality', says National Housing Federation chief executive

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

The supermarket chains said there'll be no store closures or job losses

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

As the Home Secretary steps down, political expert Scott Lucas says the UK's immigration policy urgently needs overhauling

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Magaluf, Majorca, where the tragedy occurred

British teenager dies in Majorca balcony plunge

British teenager dies in Majorca balcony plunge

Scottish woman worked in a bar in the resort of Magaluf

Sir Martin Sorrell, former CEO of WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell sees pay slashed to £13.9 million

Sir Martin Sorrell sees pay slashed to £13.9 million

Advertising guru is in final year at company he founded

Former officer Norman Brennan: police 'can't cope'

21,500 fewer officers means police 'can’t cope', says retired policeman

21,500 fewer officers means police 'can’t cope', says retired policeman

Former policeman Norman Brennan says officers routinely have to prioritise emergency calls

Labour activist expelled over anti-Semitism row

Labour activist expelled over anti-Semitism row

Labour activist expelled over anti-Semitism row

'Abuse, bullying and intimidation have no place in our movement,' says Stoke-on-Trent North MP

£121 million-winning ticket-holder has opted to remain anonymous

UK winner of £121m EuroMillions jackpot to remain anonymous

UK winner of £121m EuroMillions jackpot to remain anonymous

Third-biggest winner UK has ever seen

The Bank of England could raise the base rate again soon

Number of people going insolvent jumps to highest level since 2012

Number of people going insolvent jumps to highest level since 2012

Figures from Insolvency Service show jump mainly driven by an increase in individual voluntary arrangements

Kensington Palace announces Royal Baby name

Kensington Palace announces Royal Baby name

Kensington Palace announces Royal Baby name

Prince Louis Arthur Charles joins his siblings George and Charlotte

Under pressure: health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home, say campaigners

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home - campaigners

'Simple measure would improve the wellbeing of women', they argue

'Easing in credit availability, including schemes such as Help to Buy, have helped boost activity'

Average UK house price reaches new record of £213,000 in April

Average UK house price reaches new record of £213,000 in April

House prices expected to continue to rise during the year

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

She told reporters there were still "discussions to be had" over whether to say in the union following Brexit

Donald Trump, who faces protests from critics when he visits the UK in July

Donald Trump 'expected to meet Queen' during visit to UK in July

Donald Trump 'expected to meet Queen' during visit to UK in July

Further details of the visit to be set out 'in due course', says Downing Street

Bill Cosby: more than 40 women have accused the 80-year-old of sexual assault

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting woman

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting woman

Star, 80, could get 30 years

Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in meet for peace talks

Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in meet for peace talks

Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in meet for peace talks

The leaders crossed the military border between the two Korean states for the first time since 1953

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Home Secretary Amber Rudd: government 'still working on' its position

Minister suggests government 'still working on' its position on customs union

Minister suggests government 'still working on' its position on customs union

'Government is an utter car crash', says Lib Dem MP

NHS hospitals in England and Wales 'could save £400 million a year'

NHS hospitals await vital vote to free them of £400m-a-year tax bill

NHS hospitals await vital vote to free them of £400m-a-year tax bill

NHS hospitals currently treated differently to private hospitals

Report reveals high levels of harassment in the music industry

Report reveals high levels of harassment in the music industry

Report reveals high levels of harassment in the music industry

The Incorporated Society of Musicians' survey showed 60% of professional musicians have been sexually harassed

Wembley Stadium, the subject of a £500 million bid

FA receives bid to buy Wembley Stadium

FA receives bid to buy Wembley Stadium

Owner of Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars offers £500 million

Prince William, left, is to be Harry's best man

William 'honoured' to be best man at Harry's wedding

William 'honoured' to be best man at Harry's wedding

The brothers share a close bond

Facebook's chief technical officer is facing questions from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) select committee

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Chief technical officer answering questions about political advertising on the platform

Police made nine arrests before and after the game for various offences

Two Italians in court over attack as Liverpool fan fights for life

Two Italians in court over attack as Liverpool fan fights for life

Fighting broke out near The Albert pub close to the ground before kick-off

Offences tended to be disproportionately concentrated in London

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Figures for 2017 reveal sharp increase as firearms offences also rise

Knife crime increased 22% in England and Wales in 2017

Breaking: Knife crime increased 22% in England and Wales in 2017

Official figures have been released today.

Harvey Weinstein, who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex made against him

Reporters who sparked Harvey Weinstein’s downfall to be focus of Hollywood film

Reporters who sparked Harvey Weinstein’s downfall to be focus of Hollywood film

The New York Times and The New Yorker shared a Pulitzer Prize for their investigations into the producer

Commons to debate EU customs union legislation

Commons to debate EU customs union legislation

Commons to debate EU customs union legislation

A non-binding debate in the House of Commons was proposed by MPs with concerns about the current plans

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, who disagrees with the Unite leader

Starmer hits back at McCluskey in Labour anti-Semitism row

Starmer hits back at McCluskey in Labour anti-Semitism row

Latest row erupts after Corbyn's Jewish community bridge-building attempt backfired

Tom Evans, father of Alfie

Alfie Evans: father wants boy to go home following Rome rejection

Alfie Evans: father wants boy to go home following Rome rejection

'If meeting doesn't go well today, I'll go back to court', says father

Ann Widdecombe on Alfie Evans: "Parents' wishes should prevail"

Ann Widdecombe on Alfie Evans: "Parents' wishes should prevail"

Ann Widdecombe on Alfie Evans: "Parents' wishes should prevail"

Former MP Ann Widdecombe weighed in on the Alfie Evans case, saying his parents should be allowed to take him to Rome

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Donald Trump 'to visit the UK in July'

Donald Trump 'to visit the UK in July'

Donald Trump 'to visit the UK in July'

The US president was due to visit in February to open the US Embassy, but cancelled his visit

The mother of a personal trainer shot dead outside his home believes he was killed as revenge after helping convict a gang of rapists (stock image)

Graduate 'gunned down in revenge attack for helping convict rape gang'

Graduate 'gunned down in revenge attack for helping convict rape gang'

The mother of a personal trainer shot dead outside his home believes he was killed as revenge after helping convict a gang of rapists

Arrests were made on Wednesday in Scotland, Croatia, Canada and Serbia

Arrests made in massive cyber crime case

Arrests made in massive cyber crime case

A website linked to millions of cyber attacks across the globe, including on some of the UK's biggest banks, has been shut down, the National Crime Agency says

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt defended US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime

Britain accuses Kremlin of giving Assad 'green light' for Syria attacks

Britain accuses Kremlin of giving Assad 'green light' for Syria attacks

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt defended US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime, saying Moscow had blocked every attempt to hold it to account for its illegal use of chemical weapons

Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison for murder of journalist Kim Wall

Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison for murder of journalist Kim Wall

Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison for murder of journalist Kim Wall

A court in Copenhagen has sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison for the murder of journalist Kim Wall

A single ticket-holder won the £121,328,187 jackpot

UK ticket holder claims £121m EuroMillions bonanza

UK ticket holder claims £121m EuroMillions bonanza

The ticket-holder is the third biggest ever National Lottery winner in the UK

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo has been warned it’ll face legal action unless it resolves concerns around the information given to customers

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said the Department for Business was "operating in a parallel universe where urgency is an abstract concept"

MP's Committee: 'Grave concerns' over preparation for Brexit

MP's Committee: 'Grave concerns' over preparation for Brexit

The Government's Department for Business is one of the parts of government most deeply affected by EU withdrawal

They've been cuddling, touching hands and even shared the odd kiss - but can they do a deal?

Amid love-in, Trump and Macron search for Iran deal

Amid love-in, Trump and Macron search for Iran deal

They've been cuddling, touching hands and even shared the odd kiss - but can they do a deal?

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle claimed Corbyn didn't seem to be making "a serious attempt to deal with anti-Semitism"

Jewish Chronicle editor condemns Corbyn meeting as 'worse than useless'

Jewish Chronicle editor condemns Corbyn meeting as 'worse than useless'

Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish Chronicle, has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Jeremy Corbyn didn't seem to be making a "a serious attempt to deal with anti-Semitism"

The system problems have left customers furious and unable to access accounts

TSB customers back online after two days of delays

TSB customers back online after two days of delays

Chief executive Paul Pester announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that the services had been restored and thanked customers

The former PM said Europeans should not allow differences with "any one policy or president" to undermine relations with the US

Blair: Europe must uphold 'vital' partnership with the United States

Blair: Europe must uphold 'vital' partnership with the United States

The former prime minister said Europeans should not allow differences with "any one American policy or president" to undermine relations with the US

The case is due to be heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday afternoon

Alfie parents to fight high court decision over Rome treatment

Alfie parents to fight high court decision over Rome treatment

A spokeswoman for the Christian Legal Centre, representing Alfie's parents, said the case is due to be heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday afternoon

Meechan and his girlfriend's pug (picture: GoFundMe)

Count Dankula Fund edges towards £100,000 after Nazi pug sentencing

Count Dankula Fund edges towards £100,000 after Nazi pug sentencing

Mark Meechan, who was fined £800, is looking to employ top litigators to 'reverse the standard that this case sets'

Jewish leaders said that Corbyn was engaged – but has failed to match positive words with actions

Labour vows to settle anti-Semitism cases quickly after 'constructive' Jewish meetings

Labour vows to settle anti-Semitism cases after 'constructive' Jewish meeting

The development comes after Jewish leaders accused Jeremy Corbyn of failing to turn words into actions in tackling anti-Semitism in the Labour party

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Experts warn that tackling climate change will require weaning the UK off all fossil fuels, including gas

New record as Britain goes three days without coal power

New record as Britain goes three days without coal power

In the past few days Britain has seen more than 72 hours without any coal-fired power generation on the system for the first time since the 19th century

An Italian hospital is offering to help after Alder Hey stopped providing "ventilation support"

Alfie parents appeal to judge for Italy treatment

Alfie parents appeal to judge for Italy treatment

The parents of a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle are to again ask a High Court judge to let the youngster travel to an Italian hospital

If the system proves successful, it could be rolled out in the UK

Amazon rolls out deliveries to cars in US cities

Amazon rolls out deliveries to cars in US cities

If the system proves successful it could be rolled out in the UK

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