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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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'

One dead and another in 'serious condition' after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

One dead and another in 'serious condition' after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

One dead and another in hospital after two stabbings in London and Ipswich

Two more stabbings took place over the weekend, with the London incident bringing the total number of murders in the capital to 74 this year

US and North Korea summit 'could not have happened under a different leader', expert says of Trump

US and North Korea summit 'could not have happened under a different leader', expert says of Trump

Trump and North Korea summit 'could not have happened under a different leader'

Donald Trump tweeted his excitement at being in Singapore ahead of meeting Kim Jong-un, and a think tank expert said other leaders may not have been able to make it happen

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Leave.EU founder Arron Banks refuses to attend parliament 'fake news' questioning

Leave.EU founder Arron Banks refuses to attend parliament 'fake news' questioning

Leave.EU founder Arron Banks refuses to attend 'fake news' questioning

Arron Banks was due to be questioned by the Digital, Media and Sport Committee but has accused them of colluding with pro-Remain groups

Five teenagers convicted of murder after stabbing rival in the street

Five teenagers facing jail after stabbing rival to death in the street

Five teenagers facing jail after stabbing rival to death in the street

Kyle Yule died after being stabbed last year, and five teens, who had a history of disputes with him, are facing jail

Russia should be allowed back into G7, says Donald Trump

Russia should be allowed back into G7, says Donald Trump

Russia was ousted from the elite group - then known as the G8 - in 2014 as punishment for Russian president Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea

Kim Jong-un impersonator questioned by police on arrival in Singapore

Kim Jong-un impersonator questioned by police on arrival in Singapore

The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for summit-related promotions run by a mall and seafood restaurant.

US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France

US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France

CNN confirmed the 61-year-old's death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive on Friday morning by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert.

NHS workers accept three-year pay deal

NHS workers accept three-year pay deal

ore than one million health workers are to receive a pay rise worth 6.5% for most staff over the next three years, after the deal was accepted by those ranging from nurses to cleaners.

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

Donald Trump hits back at Trudeau and Macron's criticism of trade tariffs

President Donald Trump tweeted his response to Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron's assertions that his tariffs would hurt US workers

Lord Malloch-Brown clashes with Julia Hartley-Brewer over Brexit

Lord Malloch-Brown clashes with Julia Hartley-Brewer over Brexit

The Best of Britain clashed with the talkRADIO breakfast show host after he claimed EU doctors and nurses were no longer coming to work in the NHS because of Brexit.

UK high street recorded worst May performance in 12 years

UK high street recorded worst May performance in 12 years

Sales were down 2.2% on May last year, making it eight months since in-store like-for-like sales have shown growth of 1% or more.

Theresa May will not hold formal meeting with Donald Trump at G7 summit

Theresa May will not hold formal meeting with Donald Trump at G7 summit

The British Prime Minister will have formal meetings with the leads of all the G7 countries except the US President.

Boris Johnson has warned of a Brexit 'meltdown'

Boris Johnson has warned of a Brexit 'meltdown'

In unguarded comments at a private dinner, the Foreign Secretary also said Donald Trump could deliver a better Brexit deal.

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

Three men charged with £110,000 Grenfell benefit fraud

The charges come following nine arrests made on Thursday.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Exclusive: Petition launched to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke has launched a petition for the government to end the use of combustible material on homes and public buildings

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

Police investigating fire service over Grenfell 'stay-put' policy

The Metropolitan Police are probing the London Fire Brigade over their policy.

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Nine arrested for Grenfell fraud

Eight men and one woman were arrested by Scotland Yard in a series of dawn raids on Thursday.

Drill rap gang found with machetes facing jail

Drill rap gang found with machetes facing jail

Five gang members who were "caught red-handed" with machetes and baseball bats after making drill rap videos glorifying violence are facing jail.

Supreme court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland abortion law

Supreme court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland abortion law

A majority of a seven-strong panel of justices in London ruled the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the abortion law.

Man charged with attempted murder following Hanworth double stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder following Hanworth double stabbing

An 11-month-old boy remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

House Of Fraser to shut 31 stores

House Of Fraser to shut 31 stores

The retailers rescue deal will impact around 6,000 jobs.

Ministers meet for Brexit 'backstop' showdown

Ministers meet for Brexit 'backstop' showdown

Theresa May is battling for Government unity on her backstop proposals for the Irish border as the Brexit war Cabinet meets.

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77

The businessman, who had wanted to keep his battle with cancer private, died in the early hours of Thursday morning after spending time in hospital.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

City regulator boss: TSB must compensate customers quickly

Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey said 'frank conversations' had taken place with the bank after its IT meltdown

The Prime Minister stressed she recognised Israel's right to self-defence but called on Mr Netanyahu to take action to alleviate the situation

May expresses concern over Palestine shootings to Israeli leader Netanyahu

May expresses concern over Palestine shootings to Israeli leader Netanyahu

The Prime Minister stressed she recognised Israel's right to self-defence but called on Mr Netanyahu to take action to alleviate the situation

The ruling comes just after the Irish referendum on the subject

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Supreme Court to rule on Northern Irish abortion issue

Seven Supreme Court justices in London will announce their decision on Thursday, at a time of intense political debate on the issue

'Anne Marie Waters seeks open discussion about all aspects of modern Britain,' claims the singer

Morrissey defends For Britain and claims Tommy Robinson treatment 'shocking'

Morrissey defends For Britain and claims Tommy Robinson treatment 'shocking'

'Anne Marie Waters seeks open discussion about all aspects of modern Britain,' claims the singer

Julian Monaghan was arrested at Gatwick Airport on January 18 on suspicion of reporting for duty as a pilot when his level of alcohol was over the limit

Drunk on duty pilot likely to get custodial sentence

Drunk on duty pilot likely to get custodial sentence

Julian Monaghan, 49, was arrested at Gatwick Airport on January 18 on suspicion of reporting for duty as a pilot when his level of alcohol was over the prescribed limit

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday (Stock image)

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

Teen arrested over fatal Wolverhampton stabbing

The 16-year-old male was arrested at his home in Wolverhampton on Wednesday and was due to be questioned later

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

Grenfell fire flat lawyer hits back at 'garbage' reports on his client

The lawyer representing Behailu Kebede, the occupant of the fourth-floor flat in which the Grenfell Tower fire started, says his client has suffered from trauma

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Labour 'too divided' to back Norway-style EU relationship

Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out backing measures that would see the UK remain in the European Economic Area after Brexit

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Arbias Thaqi, from London, distributed ISIS-related material

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

London teen sentenced for distributing terrorist material online

Arbias Thaqi spread ISIS 'magazines' and bomb-making manuals

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

British backpacker tells of 'harrowing' Guatemala volcano scenes

There was panic as a fresh eruption sparked an evacuation of areas surrounding the Volcan de Fuego

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: London Review of Books used quotes without consent in Grenfell article, interviewee claims

Exclusive: Grenfell article 'used quotes without interviewee's consent'

Melanie Coles, a teacher who lives in the Grenfell Tower area, was interviewed for a piece about the Grenfell community and says recordings were posted without her consent. The LRB plans to publish a response in its next issue

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Grenfell contractors accused of being 'inhumane' for inquiry silence

Stephanie Barwise QC, representing survivors and the bereaved, claimed that Rydon, the main contractor, was being "disingenuous" about its involvement.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

The film producer made the plea at a court in New York.

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Failing to secure Brexit deal will cost £20bn, HMRC boss warns

Jon Thompson said quitting the European Union without a deal would cost Britain £20 billion.

Third Heathrow runway approved

Third Heathrow runway approved

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the Cabinet has agreed to give the project the go-ahead.

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

30-year-old man shot dead at boxing club in Ireland

The attack happened at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow at about 6.55am on Tuesday

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Guatemala volcano death toll expected to rise

Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, said 69 bodies had been recovered and 17 of those had been identified.

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

Cabinet to make Heathrow third runway decision

The divisive issue is on the agenda as Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of ministers on the Cabinet's economic sub-committee.

Woman and child stabbed in west London

Woman and child stabbed in west London

A manhunt is under way after a 30-year-old woman and her one-year-old boy were found with stab wounds in Hanworth.

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

Michael McIntyre robbed by moped thieves

The 42-year-old comedian was reportedly forced to hand over his watch by hammer-wielding men on mopeds.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

Theresa May and steel industry body to fight Donald Trump's trade tariffs

The Prime Minister told President Donald Trump his tariffs were "disappointing"

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