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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Heterosexual couple urge government to act on civil partnership laws

Heterosexual couple urge government to act on civil partnership laws

The Supreme Court ruled that allowing only same-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership were discriminatory

Five Waitrose stores to close as John Lewis Partnership warns over profits

Five Waitrose stores to close as John Lewis Partnership warns over profits

The group, which is hosting a strategy day, said it does not expect to make a half-year profit, while profits for the full year will come in "substantially" lower than last year.

'Trump Baby' balloon with 'small hands' could fly over London

'Trump Baby' balloon with 'small hands' could fly over London

'Trump Baby' balloon with 'small hands' could fly over London

A group of protesters have had a blimp shaped like a baby with a face in the likeness of Donald Trump made to protest the US President's visit

Costa Coffee record a 2% decline in UK sales

Costa Coffee record a 2% decline in UK sales

The coffee chain is the latest high street shop to suffer a decline in consumer spending.

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

Seventeen states sue Donald Trump over separated migrant families

The Trump administration is being sued by 17 states who oppose Donald Trump's policy of separating migrant families at the the US border

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith: Businesses should not 'lecture' government on Brexit

Iain Duncan Smith says businesses should not try and involve themselves in Brexit negotiations, as two unions push government for 'urgency'

Prison sentences of less than a year 'should be scrapped'

Prison sentences of less than a year 'should be scrapped'

Prison sentences of less than a year 'should be scrapped'

MP Rory Stewart said 'community penalties were more effective' for minor crimes

Firefighters tackle huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor

Firefighters tackle huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor

Firefighters tackle huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor

34 homes have been evacuated as Greater Manchester firefighters continue working to put out the blaze

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Uber granted 15-month operating permit in London

Uber granted 15-month operating permit in London

The taxi company overturned its ban after a judge deemed the service 'fit and proper' to operate in the city.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban

The US Supreme Court has upheld Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries - rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded the president's authority.

Restaurant chain Hummus Bros falls into adminstration

Restaurant chain Hummus Bros falls into adminstration

The Mediterranean food chain had six outlets in London, but collapsed due to rising property costs and a fall in sales.

Theresa May declines to say whether Boris Johnson was reprimanded over 'f*** business' comments

Theresa May declines to say whether Johnson was reprimanded over 'f*** business'

The Foreign Secretary is said to have exclaimed "f*** business" when asked about the Brexit fears of some company bosses.

Couple jailed for life for killing French au pair

Couple jailed for life for killing French au pair

Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, killed 21-year-old nanny Sophie Lionnet.

UK heatwave set to last until the weekend

UK heatwave set to last until the weekend

The mercury is set to rise as high as 33C (91.4F) later in the week.

Two die in bus crash on the A47

Two die in bus crash on the A47

Emergency crews were called to the A47 in Wisbech at around 7.30am on Tuesday after a double decker bus and a lorry crash in Cambridgeshire.

Tube strike planned during Donald Trump's visit

Tube strike planned during Donald Trump's visit

Tube strike planned during Donald Trump's visit

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union plan to strike over working conditions, with their action falling on the dates of Trump's visit

Carpetright to close 81 stores, leading to hundreds of job losses

Carpetright to close 81 stores, leading to hundreds of job losses

Carpetright to close 81 stores, leading to hundreds of job losses

Flooring firm Carpetright will close stores as part of a plan to return to profitability

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

Sir Vince Cable: '500% council tax charge for homeowners who leave houses empty'

The Liberal Democrat leader says charging homeowners for leaving properties empty is necessary to tackle the housing crisis

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

E-cigarettes and 'opt-out' smoking cessation advice were some of the recommendations from the Royal College of Physicians

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

Government votes in favour of Heathrow expansion

The government voted for the expansion with a majority of 296, but opponents warn of 'human cost'

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Firefighter who inspected Grenfell Tower admits he didn't look at cladding

Michael Dowden inspected the building in 2016 and told the inquiry he did not check the cladding or the evacuation procedure

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

The foreign secretary was pictured meeting an Afghan minister in Kabul instead of voting in a three-line whip on the proposed third runway at Heathrow

Police presence for Donald Trump's visit 'could cost £5m'

Police presence for Donald Trump's visit 'could cost £5m'

Police presence for Donald Trump's visit 'could cost £5m'

Up to 10,000 officers are expected to be drafted in to police Donald Trump's visit, with rest days being cancelled to fulfil demand

Exclusive: US Ambassador to the UK says Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits

Exclusive: US Ambassador to the UK says Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits

US Ambassador to the UK: 'Trump isn't worried about protests when he visits'

Woody Johnson joined Julia Hartley-Brewer on the breakfast show to reveal (sort of) what Donald Trump thinks about his upcoming visit, trade wars, and migrant children

Uber to appeal having its London license suspended

Uber to appeal having its London license suspended

Uber to appeal having its London license suspended

Uber will appear in court today to appeal having its license revoked by Transport for London, and documents will be presented showing thousands of drivers were accused of 'inappropriate conduct'

Gosport hospital deaths 'kept secret', says former health minister Norman Lamb

Gosport hospital deaths 'kept secret', says former health minister Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb pushed for an inquiry into hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, which found over 650 patients were given opioids without medical justification

NHS 'run ragged' despite promised extra funding, says British Medical Association chief

Eight out of 10 doctors say NHS under-funding affects safety, British Medical Association finds

Eight out of 10 doctors say NHS under-funding affects safety

The British Medical Association will discuss how under-funding causes sub-par patient care at their annual meeting today

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson urged to resign over third Heathrow runway as MPs prepare to vote

Boris Johnson, a long-term critic of a third Heathrow runway, will likely not be present for the vote as he is currently abroad in an unknown location

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Windrush: 'People were really nasty' when we first arrived

Windrush: 'People were really nasty' when we first arrived

Windrush: 'People were really nasty' when we first arrived

Sally Sullivan, who arrived from Trinidad in 1954, says she and other immigrants from the Windrush generation experienced hostility

Campaigner loses High Court case for gender-neutral passports

Campaigner loses High Court case for gender-neutral passports

Campaigner loses High Court case for gender-neutral passports

Christie Elan-Cane believes the UK's passport application process, which requires individuals to indicate whether they are male or female, is inherently discriminatory.

Woman jailed for failing to alert police of friend's terror plans

Woman jailed for failing to alert police of friend's terror plans

Woman jailed for failing to alert police of friend's terror plans

Khawla Barghouthi heard her friend Rizlaine Boular talk about carrying out a knife attack, but claimed she did not believe her intentions were genuine

European Union tariffs on US products comes into force

European Union tariffs on US products comes into force

The European Union is set to slap tariffs on 3.4 billion dollars (£2.5 billion) in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries.

Man detained under Mental Health Act after Charing Cross bomb hoax

Man detained under Mental Health Act after Charing Cross bomb hoax

British Transport Police said they are working to reopen the major transport hub.

Melania Trumps wears 'I really don't care' coat on visit to separated migrant children

Melania Trumps wears 'I really don't care' coat on visit to separated migrants

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

Airbus warns a Brexit 'no-deal' could see them pull out of the UK

Airbus warns a Brexit 'no-deal' could see them pull out of the UK

The company, which employs 14,000 people at 25 sites across the country, said it would "reconsider its investments in the UK, and its long-term footprint in the country" if Britain crashed out of the single market and customs union without a transition agreement.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amber Rudd a 'fall guy' for Theresa May's Windrush mistakes, says former crew member

Amber Rudd a 'fall guy' for Theresa May's Windrush mistakes, says former crew member

Amber Rudd a 'fall guy' for Theresa May's Windrush mistakes, says former crewman

Peter Dielhenn was a trainee baker aboard the Windrush and says that Amber Rudd was 'in the firing line' when the scandal came to light

Man arrested in connection with XXXTentacion shooting

Man arrested in connection with XXXTentacion shooting

Man arrested in connection with XXXTentacion shooting

Dendrick Williams has been taken into custody after rapper XXXTentacion was shot in Florida

Legal expert calls for upskirting bill to cover all kinds of image-based sex crime

Legal expert calls for upskirting bill to cover all kinds of image-based sex crime

Legal expert calls for upskirting bill to cover all image-based sex crime

Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham University said there were discrepancies in the law around revenge porn and fake porn, and the new upskirting bill should cover them

Trade Minister Greg Hands quits position over Heathrow expansion

Trade Minister Greg Hands quits position over Heathrow expansion

Mr Hands said he was standing down after it was made clear that Tory MPs would not have a free vote in Monday's Commons debate.

UK borrowing falls more than expected in May

UK borrowing falls more than expected in May

Public sector net borrowing was £5 billion year on year in May, down from to £7 billion, the lowest since 2005, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Children exposed to 30% more air pollution than adults, says environmental charity

Children exposed to 30% more air pollution than adults, says charity

Parents are also being urged to walk their children to school over taking them in a car.

Thousands gather at Stonehenge to celebrate summer solstice

Thousands gather at Stonehenge to celebrate summer solstice

Crowds cheered the rise of the sun at the iconic landmark in Wiltshire.

New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

The 37-year-old would become just the second elected world leader in modern times to give birth while in office.

Donald Trump reverses migrant family separation policy

Donald Trump reverses migrant family separation policy

The executive order ends the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.

Government passes key Brexit bill

Government passes key Brexit bill

Theresa May's flagship Brexit bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle after she avoided a backbench rebellion with an eleventh hour concession to pro-EU Tories.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lloyds set to cut 450 jobs

Lloyds set to cut 450 jobs

The move by the banking group will mainly affect back office staff.

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

US migration: Did Barack Obama separate families at border like Donald Trump?

Republicans have said Trump's policy of separating child immigrants from their parents and detaining them was also done under the Obama administration. But is it true?

Lord Alan Sugar apologises for 'misjudged' tweet

Lord Alan Sugar apologises for 'misjudged' tweet

The Apprentice star has come under fire on Twitter after posting a picture depicting the Senegal team as sunglasses sellers.

Gosport hospital inquiry: 450 lives shortened by opioids regime

Gosport hospital inquiry: 450 lives shortened by opioids regime

An additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly affected between 1989 and 2000, when taking into account missing records, according to a report by the Gosport Independent Panel.

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

US president Donald Trump has announced he will sign an order to stop the separation of immigrant families after a major backlash

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Canada passes bill to legalise use of recreational cannabis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalisation date in early or mid-September.

Report examining suspicious deaths at Gosport hospital to be unveiled

Report examining suspicious deaths at Gosport hospital to be unveiled

The inquiry was established to address concerns about the deaths of a number of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between 1988 and 2000.

US to quit 'biased' United Nations' Human Rights Council

US to quit 'biased' United Nations' Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's envoy to the UN, said the US had given the human rights body "opportunity after opportunity" to make changes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Home Secretary launches review of medicinal cannabis use

Sajid Javid announced the move in a statement to the House of Commons in the wake of a series of appeals from parents who want their children to be able to access medications which can alleviate epilepsy and other illnesses.

Zara Tindall gives birth to baby girl

Zara Tindall gives birth to baby girl

Zara and Mike Tindall have welcomed a baby girl, Buckingham Palace has announced.

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