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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Graffiti tributes left at Loughborough Junction station for three men killed by train

Graffiti tributes left at Loughborough Junction station for three men killed by train

Graffiti tributes at Loughborough Junction station for three killed by train

Three men hit and killed by a train at London's Loughborough Junction station appear to have been graffiti artists

IS fanatic in court over alleged plot to bomb Parliament and kill Theresa May

IS fanatic in court over alleged plot to bomb Parliament and kill Theresa May

IS fanatic in court over alleged plot to bomb Parliament and kill Theresa May

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman allegedly planned a suicide attack on Parliament and hoped to kill the Prime Minister. He denies the charges

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld redundancies announced as company struggles to find buyer

Poundworld went into administration last week, and almost 100 staff from the head office have now been made redundant

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Government suffers fresh Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment defeat in Lords

Voting was 354 to 235, majority 119, for an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill tabled by Tory former minister Viscount Hailsham.

Minute's silence held for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack

Minute's silence held for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack

Minute's silence held for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack

Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended the memorial event at Islington Town Hall on Tuesday.

Debenhams to drive cost cuts after issuing profit warning

Debenhams to drive cost cuts after issuing profit warning

The department store chain said trading was "below plan" in May and early June, despite weak comparatives, forcing it to "reassess" expectations for the remainder of the year.

Harry Kane: England players 'proud of each other' after Tunisia win

Harry Kane: England players 'proud of each other' after Tunisia win

Gareth Southgate's men made an outstanding start to the Group G encounter in Volgograd, where the 24-year-old opened the scoring with his first major tournament goal.

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

William Hague calls for review of cannabis laws

Lord Hague joined those who have urged a change of approach over the narcotic, writing in the Telegraph that the idea it can be "driven off the streets and out of people's lives by the state is nothing short of deluded".

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell and her son Billy. Image: Keep Billy Alive/Facebook

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

Expert panel assembled to advise government on cannabis oil

An urgent question took place in Commons today after epileptic Billy Caldwell, 12, had his cannabis oil confiscated

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says Theresa May

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says PM

Taxpayers will contribute more to the NHS in a "fair and balanced way" Theresa May said, as well as pledging improvements to mental health services

Three people dead after incident at London's Loughborough Junction train station

Three people dead after incident at London's Loughborough Junction train station

The police force have desrcibed the deaths as "unexplained".

One in five have experienced sexual harassment at British festivals, figures find

One in five have experienced sexual harassment at British festivals, figures find

One in five experience sexual harassment at British festivals, figures find

The poll showed 22% of all Britons who have been to a festival faced some kind of unwanted sexual behaviour.

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

The Prime Minister will use an address in London on Monday to outline how spending on the health service will grow by £384 million a week in real terms by 2024.

Melania Trump 'hates to see' migrant children separated from their families

Melania Trump 'hates to see' migrant children separated from their families

First lady Melania Trump has waded into the emotional controversy over policies enacted by her husband's administration that have increased the number of migrant children being separated from their parents.

Meghan Markle 'cried' when father told her he couldn't make the wedding

Meghan Markle 'cried' when father told her he couldn't make the wedding

Thomas Markle said he had broken the news to Meghan in an emotional phone call just days before she was due to walk down the aisle in Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tory MP derails Government backed plans to criminalise upskirting

Tory MP derails Government backed plans to criminalise upskirting

Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which would make it illegal for offenders to take a picture under someone's clothing without their consent.

Eastenders star Leslie Grantham dies aged 71

Eastenders star Leslie Grantham dies aged 71

A statement from his representative said: "We formally announce the loss of Leslie Grantham, who passed away at 10.20am on the morning of Friday 15 June 2018."

Fairground couple jailed over bouncy castle death

Fairground couple jailed over bouncy castle death

Summer Grant was killed after a gust of wind lifted the inflatable from its moorings and sent it "cartwheeling" 300 metres down a hill at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex.

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese imports

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese imports

The President Of The United States has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China's unfair trade practices.

Two teenage moped riders jailed for murder of youth worker

Two teenage moped riders jailed for murder of youth worker

They killed 28-year-old Abdul Samad for his iPhone and little more than "aggression and blood lust" as they swept across west London on a scooter.

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

A new study into Universal Credit, which replaced various state benefits, says it's leaving people in debt and costs too much to administer

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones

A roll-out of paper straws in all 1,361 restaurants will begin from September, with the process to be completed next year.

Upskirting to become a criminal offence in England and Wales

Upskirting to become a criminal offence in England and Wales

The act of taking a picture up a woman's skirt without her knowledge will become a crime, as it already is in Scotland

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gay rights campaigner detained in Russia after protest

Gay rights campaigner detained in Russia after protest

Peter Tatchell has been arrested in Moscow after staging a one-man protest near the Kremlin.

Number of terrorism arrests reach record high in the UK

Number of terrorism arrests reach record high in the UK

In the year to the end of March 2018, a total of 441 individuals were held as part of terrorism investigations - a rate of well over one a day.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission are intended to derail Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Brexiteers Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the European Commission should not be involved in "domestic politics"

Worker wins rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court

Worker wins rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court

Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers for nearly six years from 2005, previously won a number of court rulings which determined he could claim "worker" status, even though he was described in his contract as a "self-employed operative".

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

talkRADIO speaks to those affected, volunteers and officials about life one year on from the tragedy

Rolls Royce to cut 1,500 jobs

Rolls Royce to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years

Rolls Royce to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years

Rolls Royce will reduce the number of management roles, with workers at its Derby site thought to be affected

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

The Home secretary plans to ease the 20,700 limit on skilled foreign workers

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Exclusive: Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Exclusive: Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Exclusive: Council deputy Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Kim Taylor-Smith, who's in charge of the Grenfell rehousing efforts, says trauma has made choosing new homes difficult for survivors

Five members of drill music gang jailed over planned attack

Five members of drill music gang jailed over planned attack

Five gang members who made drill music videos glorifying violence have been locked up after being caught with baseball bats and machetes on their way to attack rivals.

SNP MPs walk out of PMQs in protest over Brexit debate

SNP MPs walk out of PMQs in protest over Brexit debate

Prime Minister's Questions was plunged into chaos after the SNP's Westminster leader was kicked out for repeatedly challenging Speaker John Bercow.

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Moroccan man who lost sister in Grenfell accuses Home Office of racial bias

Karim Khalloufi and his mother were not granted a visa in time by the Home Office to attend the opening weeks of the Inquiry to read a statement in honour of their relative Khadija.

Love Island criticised for lack of body diversity

Love Island criticised for lack of body diversity

The show could have a ‘fantastically positive impact’ if it puts in a more diverse line-up, says Assistant Lifestyle Editor at The Independent and Love Island fan Rachel Hosie.

Oxford gang sentenced for grooming and sexually assaulting young girls

Oxford gang sentenced for grooming and sexually assaulting young girls

The men, aged between 36 and 48, worked together to groom the victims who were all aged between 13 and 17 at the time of the offences.

Wetherspoons to ditch champagne in favour of UK based drinks in lead up to Brexit

Wetherspoons to ditch champagne in favour of UK based drinks

Champagne and wheat beers produced in France and Germany will be replaced with sparkling wines and wheat beers from the UK.

Hackers target 5.9m Dixons Carphone customers

Hackers target 5.9m Dixons Carphone customers

Retailer Dixons Carphone has become the latest victim of a cyber attack after revealing 5.9 million customer bank card details and 1.2 million personal data records were hacked.

Exclusive: Theresa May 'did not consult council before promising to rehome Grenfell victims in three weeks'

Exclusive: Theresa May 'did not consult council before promising to rehome Grenfell victims in three weeks'

Exclusive: PM 'didn't consult council on Grenfell three-week rehoming promise'

Labour councillor Robert Atkinson says the then-leader of the council said 'I don't know' when he asked how everyone would be rehomed within three weeks

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

North Korean media hails Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting as a success

The state-run Korean Central News Agency called Kim Jong-un "peace-loving" in is official statement

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament', says Lord Digby Jones

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament', says Lord Digby Jones

Brexit votes: Compromising with Remainers shows 'tyranny of parliament'

Lord Digby Jones says the UK could become a 'vassal state' to Brussels if amendments to the Brexit bill are passed

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Man pleads guilty over plot to murder Labour's Rosie Cooper

Man pleads guilty over plot to murder Labour's Rosie Cooper

The 23-year-old bought a Gladius Machete in a plot to kill Labour's Rosie Cooper.

Leave.EU communications chief met with Russians to discuss 'bananas'

Leave.EU communications chief met with Russians to discuss 'bananas'

Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore said he instigated the meeting at a Ukip conference and had since met Russian figures "many times", as he and founder Arron Banks were grilled by MPs over EU referendum.

New Look slashes prices as sales fall by 11.7%

New Look slashes prices as sales fall by 11.7%

The retailer reported an operating loss of £74.3 million for the year to March 24, having made £97.6 million profit in the previous year.

Conservative minister Phillip Lee resigns over Brexit policy

Conservative minister Phillip Lee resigns over Brexit policy

Remain-supporting Phillip Lee quit as justice minister, saying "if Brexit is worth doing, then it is certainly worth doing well" and it is "irresponsible to proceed as we are".

Donald Trump: North Korea human rights issues were discussed 'at length'

Donald Trump: North Korea human rights issues were discussed 'at length'

In a press conference following his meeting with Kim Jong-un, the US president hinted that human rights issues had been discussed, and hoped for a united Korea

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons as Theresa May warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

Brexit bill returns to Commons, PM warns Tory rebels not to undermine her

The EU (Withdrawal) bill returns to Commons for crunch votes on amendments tabled by the Lords - and Jeremy Corbyn has some changes of his own

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sign unspecified document in Singapore

Kim Jong-un signs document pledging 'complete denuclearisation' at Trump summit

Kim Jong-un signs document pledging 'complete denuclearisation' at Trump summit

The US president and the North Korean leader both said their meeting was a success

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

43 Grenfell households remain in hotels, says Housing Secretary

43 Grenfell households remain in hotels, says Housing Secretary

Almost a year on from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy 43 households remain in hotels.

Spain to accept blocked migrant rescue ship

Spain to accept blocked migrant rescue ship

The rescue ship was denied entry into both Italy and Malta earlier on Monday, with the Spanish seeing it as their 'duty' to take them in.

Doctors should not fear prosecution for 'honest mistakes', says Jeremy Hunt

Doctors should not fear prosecution for 'honest mistakes', says Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is promising more support for doctors and nurses who make "honest mistakes" while treating patients so they can learn from their errors without fear of prosecution.

Arron Banks to be quizzed on links to Russia after leaked emails show secret meetings with Putin envoy

Leave.EU's Arron Banks to be quizzed on links to Russia

The leaked emails show previously undisclosed meetings with Russian officials and possible business deals. Banks is set to face a parliamentary committee tomorrow

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils get funds for social housing

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils receive funds to build more social housing

Right to Buy scheme under threat unless councils get funds for social housing

The Right to Buy scheme, which allows social housing tenants to buy their house at a discounted rate, has been shown to be selling houses at a faster rate than they're being built

Over 5,000 jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Over 5,000 jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Poundworld has 350 stores in the UK and is set to appoint Deloitte to handle the administration

Grenfell: £8 million NHS mental health response reached over 6,000 people

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

The NHS received £8 million in additional funding to reach as many as possible following the Grenfell Tower fire, and anticipates services will be needed 'for years'

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