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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Investigation to open into death of John and Susan Cooper at Egyptian hotel

Investigation to open into death of John and Susan Cooper at Egyptian hotel

Post-mortem examinations carried out in the UK have not been able to find out the cause of death and more tests are being carried out.

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' and back a second Brexit referendum or 'just shut up'

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' over second Brexit referendum

The Scottish Lib Dem leader has said the SNP need to "put their money where their mouth" is and join the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.

Donald Trump slaps biggest tariffs yet on Chinese imports

Donald Trump slaps biggest tariffs yet on Chinese imports

The US administration is imposing tariffs on 200 billion dollars (£150 billion) more in Chinese goods.

Pregnancy

Sex-selective abortions: Children 'taught from knee-high that boys are wonderful' says charity founder

Children 'taught from knee-high that boys are wonderful' says charity founder

Labour's call for a ban on early baby gender tests is "absolutely welcome" Rani Bilkhu has claimed, revealing she was "taught from knee-high that boys are wonderful".

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Sir Vince Cable: Brexiteers get 'erotic spasm' from thinking about leaving the EU

Vince Cable: Brexiteers get 'erotic spasm' from thinking about leaving the EU

The insult is "a colourful metaphor", Sir Vince said, intended to highlight the economic damage he says hard Brexiteers are intent on wreaking on the UK.

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Education secretary Damian Hinds tells Julia Hartley-Brewer his hopes for Britain's education system after touring schools in Germany and Holland.

Syria

Russian military jet disappears off coast of Syria

Russian military jet disappears off coast of Syria

A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria's Mediterranean coast.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Labour accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over sexual harassment

Labour accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over sexual harassment

Labour accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over sexual harassment

A young Labour activist who claimed she was raped at a party event has accused Labour of “dragging its feet” over sexual harassment within its ranks.

Downing Street shut down Boris Johnson’s claims he was ‘taken in’ over Brexit

Downing Street shut down Boris Johnson’s claims he was ‘taken in’ over Brexit

Downing Street shut down Boris Johnson’s claims he was ‘taken in’ over Brexit

Downing Street has put down claims from Boris Johnson after he said he and others had been “taken in” over the EU’s backstop option.

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

Head of Northern Irish civil service ‘deeply concerned’ about no-deal Brexit

The senior civil servant running Northern Ireland’s public services has said that the region could collapse if there was a no deal Brexit.

India Willoughby to Badass Women’s Hour: ‘There are good reasons to have designated female spaces’

India Willoughby to Badass Women’s Hour: ‘There are good reasons to have designated female spaces’

Guest to Badass Women’s Hour: ‘There are good reasons to have female spaces'

India Willoughby has said that she thinks there are good reasons “to have designated male and female spaces” as Bristol University announced it will spend £3.4 million to refurbish its toilets and provide more gender-neutral toilets across its campus.

Railway punctuality reaches 12-year low amid timetable changes and bad weather

Railway punctuality reaches 12-year low amid timetable changes and bad weather

One in seven trains missed the industry's Public Performance Measure (PPM) of punctuality in the 12 months to August 18.

Police release images of man sought in connection with a sexual assault

Police release images of man sought in connection with a sexual assault

The incident occurred at an event at Camden Market, London, in July.

The Salisbury suspects’ explanations for their visit could be true, says former British Ambassador

The Salisbury suspects’ explanations for their visit could be true, says former British Ambassador

Salisbury suspects’ explanations could be true, says former British Ambassador

Former British Ambassador Craig Murray has said that the Novichok suspects’ explanations for being in Salisbury could be true.

Joe Robinson and Mira Rojkan

Joe Robinson: 'What's happening to him is not justifiable, it's not legal' says fiancée

Mira Rojkan: 'What's happening is not justifiable, it's not legal'

The fiancée of a former soldier sentenced to jail in Turkey for fighting ISIS says what's happening is "not justifiable" or "legal".

Kate Hoey MP: ‘There is a third of Londoners that voted Leave, who always get ignored’

Kate Hoey MP: ‘There is a third of Londoners that voted Leave who always get ignored'

Kate Hoey MP: ‘A third of Londoners voted Leave, they always get ignored'

Kate Hoey, the Labour MP for Vauxhall has said that the third of Londoners who voted Leave “always get ignored” as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces his support for a second referendum on Brexit.

Lord Adonis: ‘The Government has been doing Project Fear, not me’

Lord Adonis: ‘The Government has been doing Project Fear, not me’

Lord Adonis: ‘The Government has been doing Project Fear, not me’

Lord Andrew Adonis has said that Theresa May “has been doing Project Fear” because she wants to scare MPs into voting for her Chequers deal.

Man charged with assault on traffic warden in Birmingham

Man charged with assault on traffic warden in Birmingham

The warden was dragged from his moped on Hartopp Road in the city.

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

Labour calls for ban on early baby gender tests

The call comes amid concerns that some could choose to terminate the pregnancy because of a fetus's sex.

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan's first solo project: supporting a Grenfell community cookbook

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has written the foreward for a new cookbook helping Grenfell survivors

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Transgender children are a 'social contagion fuelled by the internet' says Dr Nicola Williams

Transgender children are a 'social contagion fuelled by the internet'

A spokesperson from women's and girl's rights group, Fair Play to Women, has branded the surge in the number of young children changing gender as a "social contagion fuelled by the internet".

Novichok not the cause in latest Salisbury incident, police confirm

Novichok not the cause in latest Salisbury incident, police confirm

Novichok not the cause in latest Salisbury incident, police confirm

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s were taken ill in the city on Sunday.

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British soldier calls for help from Jeremy Hunt after being sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

Former soldier sentenced to jail for fighting ISIS

A former soldier sentenced to jail in Turkey after fighting the Islamic State terror group is "begging" for a firm intervention from the UK Government.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'Remain is almost certain to be a good deal better'

Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable, has clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer after claiming a second Brexit referendum is needed as the "world has moved on enormously" since the original vote.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dan Wootton and former Kremlin adviser clash over bizarre speculation that novichok suspects are gay

Dan Wootton and former Kremlin adviser clash over bizarre speculation that novichok suspects are gay

Dan Wootton and former Kremlin adviser clash over novichok suspects

Dan Wootton and former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov have a heated discussion about the interview the Novichok poisoning suspects gave to Russia Today

Dominic Raab: Britain and EU 'closing in' on Brexit agreement

Dominic Raab: Britain and EU 'closing in' on Brexit agreement

Mr Raab had an "extended" phone call on Friday with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

Labour unlikely to back government on Brexit deal, says Emily Thornberry

She said they would not vote for a "flimsy bit of paper" simply because the government said the alternative was no-deal.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine tells James Whale his solution to Brexit

Lord Heseltine's solution to Brexit

The Conservative politician has revealed his three step solution for a successful Brexit

Wetherspoon warns of rising costs despite record profits rise

Wetherspoon warns of rising costs despite record profits rise

Wetherspoon's profit before tax was up 4.3% to £107.2 million, the group's highest profit in its 39-year history.

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Channel 5 confirms plans to axe Big Brother

Channel 5 confirms plans to axe Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother will also be discontinued after another series packed with controversy.

British Steel factory in Scunthorpe

British Steel planning to cut 400 jobs

British Steel planning to cut 400 jobs

Managerial, professional and administrative roles will be affected, but the firm said no closures were being considered.

Justin Welby

Justin Welby under fire after Church of England's zero-hour contracts revealed

Justin Welby under fire after Church of England's zero-hour contracts revealed

The Archbishop of Canterbury has come under fire after it emerged the Church of England uses zero-hour contracts and invests in Amazon - despite his attacks on both during a speech earlier this week.

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Water firm announces new project to tackle fatbergs

Water firm steps up fight against fatbergs

A Scottish water firm has announced a new pilot project to tackle fatbergs

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Prison Officers' Association: 'We're asking that we regain control of our prisons'

Prison Officers' Association: We want to 'regain control of our prisons'

As prison officers across the country strike in protest of rising violence in prisons, the General Secretary of the the Prison Officers' Association says he wants to see 'clear commitments from government'

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a strong feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden: ‘I have a feeling we might see a united Ireland’ after Brexit

Brian McFadden has said that he has “a strong feeling” that Brexit could force a united Ireland because “most people in Northern Ireland don’t want Brexit”.

France could turn back Eurostar trains following no-deal Brexit

France could turn back Eurostar trains following no-deal Brexit

France could turn back Eurostar trains following no-deal Brexit

France has issued a warning that trains and planes from the UK could be turned back following a no-deal Brexit unless there are proper preparations in place.

No-deal Brexit risks becoming self-fulfilling prophecy, says SNP minister

No-deal Brexit risks becoming self-fulfilling prophecy, says SNP minister

No-deal Brexit risks becoming self-fulfilling prophecy, says SNP minister

No-deal preparations risk becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, Scottish Brexit Minister Michael Russell has said.

GCHQ can access ‘the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet’, says civil liberties director

GCHQ can access ‘the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet’, says civil liberties director

GCHQ can access ‘the browsing histories of every visible user of the internet'

Silkie Carlo has said that GCHQ have programmes that can collate “the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet” as the European Court found the Government’s mass surveillance violated human rights.

Donald Trump rejects official Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

Donald Trump rejects official Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

Donald Trump rejects official Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

US President Donald Trump has rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria.

Fundraiser guilty of keeping money collected for Lee Rigby’s son

Fundraiser guilty of keeping money collected for Lee Rigby’s son

Fundraiser guilty of keeping money collected for Lee Rigby’s son

A fundraiser who pocketed cash collected for the young son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has been found guilty of two counts of fraud.

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

No-deal Brexit papers: The key points

A new batch of no-deal contingency plans have been published by the government.

UK government accuses a TV interview with Salisbury suspects of ‘lies and fabrication’

UK government accuses a TV interview with Salisbury suspects of ‘lies and fabrication’

UK government accuses a TV interview with Salisbury suspects of ‘lies'

Downing Street has accused Russia of “lies and blatant fabrications” in the television interview with the two suspects in the Salisbury poisoning.

Author to Matthew Wright: 'We expect men to cheat' as a letter is published condemning the treatment of woman linked to Boris Johnson

Anna Williamson to Matthew Wright: Carrie Symonds 'knew exactly what she was getting into'

Anna Williamson: Carrie Symonds 'knew exactly what she was get

Anna Williamson, an author and presenter has said that we “expect the men to cheat” but that women “have to expect some heat” as an open letter has published condemning the treatment of Carrie Symonds, a woman who is at the centre of allegations about Boris Johnson’s private life.

Eurostar staff to strike over working conditions

Eurostar staff to strike over working conditions

Members of the RMT based in London will walk our for 48 hours from September 30.

UK drivers could need permits to drive in EU after no-deal Brexit

UK drivers could need permits to drive in EU after no-deal Brexit

UK drivers could need permits to drive in EU after no-deal Brexit

UK driving licences may no longer be valid on their own to drive in the European Union if there is a no-deal Brexit, the Government has warned.

Grenfell residents not told of order to evacuate unless they called 999 again, inquiry told

Grenfell residents not told of order to evacuate unless they called 999 again, inquiry told

Grenfell residents not told of order to evacuate unless they called 999 again

Trapped Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put by 999 operators were not informed that the advice had changed unless they called 999 again, an inquiry has heard.

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Donald Trump visit to Ireland is off, Irish leader confirms

Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the US President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to Ireland.

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly MP on Tory leadership battle: ‘Who would you put your money on? Usain Bolt or Mo Farah?’

James Cleverly on Tory leadership battle: ‘It's between Usain Bolt and Mo Farah’

James Cleverly, the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party asked talkRADIO’s James Whale who he would put money on for a running race, Usain Bolt or Mo Farah to explain why “there is no point now speculating who the best leader is going to be until we know what the challenges are”.

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon on Jacob Rees-Mogg protest

'Corbynistas' encourage 'aggressive action', says Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that 'Corbynistas' encourage aggression against Conservatives

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Angie Ridgwell: The only applicant for a £200,000 a year county council job

Angie Ridgwell: The only applicant for a £200,000 a year county council job

The job vacancy at Lancashire County Council has only received one applicant

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too young and inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials ‘too inexperienced’ to make good decisions, says think tank

Treasury officials are “too young and inexperienced” to make good decisions about how to spend taxpayers’ money, said a think tank.

Novichok suspects appear on Russia Today: 'We visited Salisbury as tourists'

Novichok suspects appear on Russia Today: 'We visited Salisbury as tourists'

Novichok suspects appear on Russia Today: 'We visited Salisbury as tourists'

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov said they did not have novichok in their suitcase, and said their visit to Salisbury was to see the cathedral and Stonehenge

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

Mobile phone firms urged to avoid EU roaming charges after Brexit

The Government would legislate to introduce a cap on charges if there is a no-deal scenario.

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Chris Heaton-Harris MP: Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of a no-deal Brexit

Cabinet meeting will 'mitigate all risk' of no-deal Brexit says MP

Today's meeting of the cabinet will "mitigate all risk" of a no-deal Brexit, Chris Heaton-Harris has told Julia Hartley-Brewer

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