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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Labour puts up socialist MEP to contest Manchester Gorton seat

Labour puts up socialist MEP Afzal Khan to contest Manchester Gorton by-election against George Galloway

Labour puts up socialist MEP to contest Manchester Gorton seat

The long-standing MEP will battle it out with Galloway to win the seat after the death of its former occupant, Sir Gerald Kaufman, in February

Man arrested for 'driving at crowd' in Antwerp

New terror attack in Europe as man drives car into crowd in Antwerp

Alleged incident comes just a day after London terror attacks

Westminster assault: London Underground messages in tube stations go viral in wake of terror attack

Westminster terror attack: London tube station messages of hope and courage go viral

London Underground messages in tube stations go viral in wake of terror attack

The signs have several uplifting messages to raise the spirits of Londoners

Westminster attack: MP Nicky Morgan condemns anyone using the attack for their own political advantage

Westminster attack: MP Nicky Morgan condemns using the attack for their own political advantage

MP Nicky Morgan condemns anyone using the attack for political advantage

Former education secretary says we must stand up for our own values in this country, to make sure others don't spread harmful values

Isis claims responsibility for Westminster terror attack

BREAKING Isis claims responsibility for Westminster terror attack

Isis claims responsibility, says attacker was 'targeting coalition citizens'

Authorities believe attacks were carried out by a single assailant yesterday

Westminster attack: Woman who fell into River Thames names as Romanian Andreea Cristea

Westminster attack: Woman who fell into River Thames named as Romanian Andreea Cristea

Woman who plunged into River Thames named as Romanian Andreea Cristea

Cristea, who has been named by Romanian media, is said to have suffered serious head and lung injuries

Westminster attack: Channel 4 News backtracks live on air after giving wrong name for suspect

Channel 4 News backtracks live on air after giving wrong name for suspect

As the events were unfolding, correspondent Simon Israel wrongly named Abu Izzadeen as the perpetrator, only to do an on-air backtrack after discovering he was imprisoned

Westminster attack: Donald Trump Jr sparks outrage with Sadiq Khan tweet

Donald Trump Jr sparks outrage with Sadiq Khan tweet

The US President's son has landed in hot water over a tweet about the London Mayor in the wake of the attack on Westminster

Westminster: 'Isis probably didn't know of the attack until we did', says Quilliam Foundation's Jonathan Russell

Westminster: 'Isis probably didn't know of the attack until we did', says Quilliam Foundation's Jonathan Russell

'Isis probably didn't know of the attack until we did', says Quilliam Foundation

Jonathan Russell, Head of Policy at the foundation, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the terror group claiming responsibility for the incident in Westminster on Wednesday

Westminster attack: 'MPs are putting on a brave face and working normally', says MP Jim Fitzpatrick

Westminster attack: Some MPs are fighting back tears but we're working normally, says Labour's Jim Fitzpatrick

'MPs are fighting back tears but we're working normally'

The MP says the attack feels very personal but

Theresa May: 'Westminster attacker was British born and previously investigated by MI5'

Theresa May: Westminster attacker was British-born and previously investigated by MI5

Theresa May: Attacker was British-born and known to MI5

Theresa May has made a statement following the attack on Westminster yesterday, saying that 'we are not afraid and our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism'

Westminster attack: Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham accused of disgraceful behaviour at Holyrood

Westminster attack: SNP lawmaker Roseanna Cunningham accused of 'disgraceful behaviour' in Holyrood

SNP lawmaker accused of 'disgraceful behaviour' in moments after attack

Conservative MSPs have claimed that environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said it was an 'absolute disgrace' to suspend the independence debate because it was 'giving into terrorists'

Thousands of pounds raised online for family and friends of PC Keith Palmer

Westminster attacks: Thousands of pounds raised online for family and friends of PC Keith Palmer

Thousands of pounds raised online for family and friends of PC Keith Palmer

Yesterday a police officer was killed in the attack on Westminster, many have posted comments online remembering him

Westminster: 'Man was acting alone, but he would have needed support', says defence editor Robert Fox

Westminster attacker 'would have needed support', says defence editor Robert Fox

Westminster attacker 'would have needed support', says defence expert

Robert Fox, Defence Editor for the London Evening Standard, said any possible associations with the perpetrator would be key to the investigation

Westminster attack: eyewitness tells harrowing story of immediate aftermath of the assault

Westminster attack: eyewitness says 'there was silence on the bridge - just bodies lying on the floor'

'There was silence on the bridge - just bodies lying on the floor'

Graham Neale told Paul Ross he heard 'a sort of slapping sound' before realising it was gunfire

Westminster assault: Brendan Cox pays tribute to PC Keith Palmer

Westminster assault: Jo Cox widow pays moving tribute to murdered police officer Keith Palmer

Jo Cox Widow pays tribute to murdered officer Keith Palmer

Brendan Cox insisted 'the most important thing' is to remember the people who died and the 'heroes' who tried to help

'London attack is absolutely deplorable, there's no justification,' says Khalid Mahmood MP

Westminster attack: MP Khalid Mahmood says 'we couldn't believe what was happening in front of our eyes'

'We couldn't believe what was happening in front of our eyes'

Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, was trapped in Parliament as the attack unfolded

Westminster assault: Metropolitan Police make arrests in London and Birmingham in connection with attack

Westminster assault: Eighth person arrested as inquiry continues into Parliament terror assault

Eighth person arrested as inquiry continues into Parliament terror assault

Mark Rowley, the Met's senior anti-terror officer, confirms details of raids connected to Wednesday's atrocities

Westminster: 'Attacker didn't stop when police officers challenged him', says eyewitness Quentin Letts

Westminster: 'Attacker didn't stop when police officers challenged him', says eyewitness Quentin Letts

'Attacker didn't stop when police officers challenged him'

Quentin Letts was watching the confrontation between the attacker and the police from his office overlooking New Palace Yard

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

An eyewitness has said he saw people flying through the air on Westminster Bridge

Westminster attack: Eyewitness says 'I just saw a 4x4 throwing people in the air'

'I just saw a 4x4 throwing people in the air'

Eyewitness says he initially thought the attack was deliberate as carnage on Westminster Bridge unfolded

Westminster attack: 'The attacker ran towards Parliament holding a large kitchen knife above his head', says eyewitness

Westminster attack: 'Attacker ran towards Parliament holding a large kitchen knife above his head' says eyewitness

'Attacker ran towards Parliament holding large kitchen knife above his head'

Political editor of the Press Association Andrew Woodcock watched the incident unfold from his window

Westminster attack: 'At first people thought it was a bomb and all hell broke lose', says eyewitness

Westminster attack: Theresa May's car sped past me at incredible speed, says eyewitness

'All hell broke loose, then Theresa May's car sped past me'

Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn believes the attack on Westminster was an an attack on the country itself and on democracy

The attacks on Parliament have sent shockwaves through the British capital

Parliament terror attack: Woman pulled out of Thames after 4x4 rampage on Westminster Bridge

Woman pulled out of Thames after 4x4 rampage

Woman reportedly alive but with serious injuries

'We must show our strength through unity' - Twitter prays for London

'We must show our strength through unity' - Twitter unites to #PrayforLondon

'We must show our strength through unity' - Twitter unites to #PrayforLondon

Many on Twitter are using the hashtag Pray for London to show their sympathy for victims, after the attacks in Westminster this afternoon

Westminster attack: 'The atmosphere is of shock and concern, many are confused', says eyewitness

Westminster terror attack: Eyewitness describes shock and confusion as Parliament reels from double assault

Westminster attack eyewitness describes shock and concern after terror assault

A car mowed down several pedestrians on Westminster Bridge while a knife-wielding attacker assaulted a police officer

Policeman treated for injuries on Westminster Bridge

Second policeman treated for injuries on Westminster Bridge

Second policeman treated for injuries on Westminster Bridge

Parliament is in lockdown after a man was gunned down outside, and a car mounted the pavement and hit several people on Westminster Bridge

'An incident where London shuts down carries a strong message', says professor

Westminster terror attacks: 'This has shut London down - it sends a strong message'

'This has shut London down - it sends a strong message'

Shots were fired around Westminster earlier this afternoon, and Parliament has gone into lockdown

Westminster attack: 'This appears to have been conducted by a lone wolf', says former Scotland Yard commander

Westminster attack: 'This appears to have been conducted by a lone wolf', says former Scotland Yard commander

It's likely a lone wolf did this, says terror expert

Parliament is in lockdown after a man was gunned down outside, in a separate incident, witnesses reported that a car mounted the pavement and hit several people on Westminster Bridge

MPs were left in lockdown after the attacks

Parliament terror attack: Four confirmed dead after shocking assault on Westminster

Police officer confirmed dead after Parliament terror attacks

Car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge while man carrying knife gunned down

BREAKING Shots fired outside Parliament after 'loud explosion' - reports

Shots fired outside Parliament after 'loud explosion' - reports

Car reportedly rammed into gates of House of Commons

'Jeremy Corbyn is utterly inept so George Osborne is attempting to be the voice of moderation', says journalist

Jeremy Corbyn is so inept that George Osborne thinks he can be the voice of the soft Brexiteers, says Polly Toynbee

'Osborne wants to exploit Corbyn's ineptitude and become voice of soft Brexit'

Guardian columnist believes George Osborne wants those who oppose a hard Brexit to rally around him

Massive iceberg in Antarctica about to split from main body of ice

Iceberg four times bigger than London about to split from Antarctica

Iceberg four times bigger than London about to split from Antarctica

The iceberg is twice the size of Moscow

Facts you didn't know about The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album 50 years on

Sgt Pepper: Five things you didn't know about The Beatles' iconic album as it turns 50

What you didn't know about The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album 50 years on

The album will be celebrated in May and June in Liverpool, as several events inspired by the songs on the album will take place

What did the Labour leader not ask the Prime Minister today?

PMQs: Six vital questions Jeremy Corbyn didn't ask Theresa May

PMQs: Six vital questions Jeremy Corbyn didn't ask Theresa May

What did the Labour leader not ask the Prime Minister today?

Arkansas governor signs bill to split up Martin Luther King Jr and Robert E Lee holidays

After 32 years, Arkansas finally separates holidays for Martin Luther King and slave-owning Civil War commander

No more joint holidays for Martin Luther King and Southern Civil War hero

The state will also increase education about the two men, this leaves only two US states celebrating the two people on the same day

Noel Conway: 'Assisted dying not meant to be easy, but it should be possible', says campaigner Laura Nicklinson

'Assisted dying isn't meant to be easy, but it should be possible', says campaigner Laura Nicklinson

'Assisted dying not meant to be easy, but should be possible', says campaigner

Laura Nicklinson, the daughter of a man who died after losing his assisted dying appeal, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the issue after another terminally-ill man appeals to the High Court.

Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort 'secretly worked for Russian billionaire'

Donald Trump's former campaign tsar Paul Manafort 'secretly worked for Russian billionaire to benefit Putin'

Trump's former campaign tsar 'secretly worked for Putin'

Leaked documents claimed Paul Manafort was working to benefit Vladimir Putin, suggesting a strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition

'Electronics ban is not about what we’re doing in UK airports; it’s what’s not being done overseas', says former bomb disposal officer

'Electronics ban isn't about what we’re doing in UK airports; it’s what’s not being done overseas'

'Electronics ban is about what’s not being done overseas'

Major Chris Hunter, a former bomb disposal officer who served in Iraq, spoke to Paul Ross about the new electronics ban on inbound UK flights from six Middle East and North African countries

Scottish independence: 'There will be a long stand off between the SNP and the UK Government', says journalist

'Many Scottish independence supporters don't like the EU at all - they voted Remain for tactical reasons'

'There will now be a long stand off between the SNP and the UK Government'

Scotland Editor of The Spectator Alex Massie believes the SNP are trying to blame Theresa May and the Tories for having another Scottish referendum soon

Electronics ban: 'If airport security doesn't comply, the UK may ban fights altogether', says aviation commentator

Electronics ban: 'UK will ban flights from these airports completely if they don't comply'

'UK may eventually cancel all flights from airports on electronics ban list'

Aviation commentator Julian Bray discussed the UK's ban on large electronic devices being taken on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in hand luggage

President Erdogan warns Europeans they will not be safe if Europe's current attitude continues

Erdogan threatens Europe: 'Carry on like this and your people won't be safe on the streets'

Erdogan threatens Europe: 'Carry on like this and your people won't be safe'

President Erdogan has called on countries to respect democracy, human rights and liberties, whilst talking at an event for local journalists

Facebook introduces new 'fake news' fact checker

Facebook introduces new 'fake news' fact checker

Facebook introduces new 'fake news' fact checker

The new feature will flag up disputed content to users

Equality Trust analysis shows CEOs earn more than 300 times more than workers on minimum wage

CEOs earn 300 times more than minimum wage staff, new research shows

CEOs earn 300 times more than minimum wage staff, new research shows

The Equality Trust has called on the Government to force companies to reveal pay gaps

Downing Street confirms laptop ban on flights from six countries in Middle East and North Africa

Downing Street confirms laptop ban on flights from six countries in Middle East and North Africa

Downing Street confirms laptop ban on flights from six countries

The move comes after America implemented a similar policy via Donald Trump's executive order on Tuesday

MSPs expected to support Nicola Sturgeon's independence call in Holyrood vote

MSPs expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's independence call in Holyrood vote

MSPs expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's independence call in Holyrood vote

The vote will come on Wednesday after a two-day debate in the Scottish Parliament

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

'The root of Labour's current problems is Tony Blair's leadership', says Ken Livingstone

Labour crisis: Momentum is only trying to right the wrongs of Tony Blair, says Ken Livingstone

Momentum is only trying to right the wrongs of Tony Blair, says Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone also believes it's hysterical nonsense to say Momentum are plotting against Labour and thinks all they want is democratic structures

Theresa May has reversed 40 years of government policy on Scotland, says James Kelly

In attempting to deny Scotland a referendum, Theresa May has taken a turn towards tyranny

'Theresa May has veered towards tyranny on Scottish issue'

From the moment Ms May rejected Nicola Sturgeon's request, the notion that Scotland is part of the UK by its own consent was converted from reality to fiction

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

A protein in the venom from Australia's funnel-web spider could help protect the brain from the damaging effects of strokes

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

Comedian Geoff Norcott on teaching, politics and Brexit

The Conservative-voting comedian is touring with his show Conswervative until June

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Evidence of cannibalism dating back 10,000 years found in ancient Spanish cave

Researchers have discovered human bones in an ancient cave near the coast of Alicante which show signs of cannibalism, but it is not clear why the cannibalism would have taken place

Russian Security services have allegedly tortured a student for hanging Ukraine's flag from his dormitory window

Russian Security services 'torture student for waving Ukrainian flag'

Russian Security services 'torture student for waving Ukrainian flag'

The incident is reported to have taken place on March 18

'George Osborne accepted the London Evening Standard job to put himself in the spotlight again', says former editor

Kelvin MacKenzie: If George Osborne makes the mistakes I did as a newspaper editor, he could humiliate his party

Kelvin MacKenzie blasts 'absurd' George Osborne Standard appointment

Former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie hopes that George Osborne quits his job as the editor of the London Standard within three months

Jodie Prenger on the Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

Jodie Prenger on the Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

Jodie Prenger on Shirley Valentine tour, her career, and her role in Fat Friends

The actress and singer swung by the studio for a chat with Johnny Seifert

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