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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab will "deputise" for May in talks

PM May says she will take personal control of Brexit

PM May says she will take personal control of Brexit

Theresa May has informed Parliament she will oversee withdrawal negotiations, with new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab "deputising" for her in talks

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab described it as "another key milestone in the UK's path to leaving the EU"

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab unveils legislation for on-time EU withdrawal

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab unveils legislation for on-time EU withdrawal

Unveiling the plans in a white paper in the House of Commons, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab described it as "another key milestone in the UK's path to leaving the EU"

John Westland is accused of killing Liam Deane (pictured) in Leeds prison

Prisoner: I killed cell mate 'because he's a sex offender'

Prisoner: I killed cell mate 'because he's a sex offender'

John Westland, 29, supposedly made the comments a day after the body of Liam Deane was found by officers at HMP Leeds

2018 is set to be a vintage year thanks to a wet spring followed by the heatwave

Heatwave will lead to best British wine for years

Heatwave will lead to best British wine for years

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said 2018 was set to be a vintage year thanks to a wet spring followed by the heatwave

"I know we saved a lot of people, but I know we lost a lot of people," said the Hammersmith fire station watch manager

Grenfell fire chief: 'the building didn't do its job... the building beat us'

Grenfell fire chief: 'the building didn't do its job... the building beat us'

Paul Watson, watch manager at Hammersmith fire station, felt like he had "lost the battle" against the building at the end of his shift

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Dozens of Irish-based pilots are staging a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute

Thousands grounded as Ryanair pilots call third strike

Thousands grounded as Ryanair pilots call third strike

Dozens of Irish-based pilots are staging a 24-hour strike in an ongoing dispute over working arrangements

Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Love Island should be made to ensure its contestants' "honed, buffed young bodies" are down to a healthy lifestyle, ministers have been told

Government told Love Island 'not a sport... yet'

Government told Love Island 'not a sport... yet'

Love Island should be made to ensure its contestants' "honed, buffed young bodies" are down to a healthy lifestyle and not drugs, ministers have been told

Mrs May also referred to her love of walking when asked how she copes with the stresses of life in Number 10

PM May: NCIS and cookbooks help me unwind

PM May: NCIS and cookbooks help me unwind

An extensive library of more than 150 cookbooks and episodes of crime show NCIS help Theresa May unwind, the Prime Minister has revealed

Five arrested after woman's throat slashed in Manchester

Five arrested after woman's throat slashed in Manchester

Armed officers were sent to the Hilton on Deansgate in the city centre after police were flagged down by the victim

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, are said to have been members of the brutal four-man Beatles cell of IS executioners in Syria and Iraq

Members of British 'Beatles' jihadi cell could face death penalty in USA

Members of British 'Beatles' jihadi cell could face death penalty in USA

Two captured Britons accused of being members of IS cell could be sent to the US for trial after the UK dropped its usual demand for a guarantee of no death penalty

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The vessel was escorted into Newlyn harbour (stock image)

Suspected drug boat intercepted off Cornish coast

Suspected drug boat intercepted off Cornish coast

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after a boat was seized in the English Channel

The boys received 12 and 10-year sentences respectively (stock image)

15 year-olds who plotted Columbine style massacre in Yorkshire jailed

15 year-olds who plotted Columbine style massacre in Yorkshire jailed

The would-be murderers were said to have "hero-worshipped" Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris

Stephanie Todd used cashpoints to withdraw money over a prolonged period

Former Ukip councillor jailed for swindling pensioner

Former Ukip councillor jailed for swindling pensioner

Stephanie Todd used ATM machines to withdraw money over a prolonged period

Ms O'Neill was injured when thieves stole her Audi in Birmingham with four-week-old Eliza inside (picture West Midlands Police)

Police release picture of carjacking mum and baby

Police release picture of carjacking mum and baby

Clare O'Neill was injured when thieves stole her Audi in Acocks Green, Birmingham, on Thursday, with four-week-old Eliza inside

Hancock's sister was in a coma after a riding accident in 2017

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

In his first speech since being appointed to the role, Matt Hancock said his commitment to the health service was not just professional but "deeply personal"

The Bristol research found that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Researchers suggested that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks, and pass their "grit and determination" on to their children

South West trains could be disrupted by the walk outs

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

Pay and disputes over guards will threaten services over the summer

The singer and rapper will face trial after his arrest in East London

Rapper J Hus to face trial over lock knife possession

Rapper J Hus to face trial over lock knife possession

The Mobo-award winning star, who denies the charge, will be in court in December

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The plot intended to bomb the gates at No.10 before attacking Theresa May

Senior judge hails 'extraordinary' investigation that foiled ISIS plot to kill PM

Judge hails 'extraordinary' investigation that foiled ISIS plot to kill PM

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, could be facing life behind bars for planning to bomb the gates of 10 Downing Street

Officers revealed frustration with drug laws

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Many police officers feel their efforts to enforce the law on possession of cannabis have "little or no impact" on offenders' use of the drug, according to a study

Jack Coulson's room was filled with Nazi memorabilia, the court heard (stock image)

Hitler-loving teen jailed over possession of terrorist material

Hitler-loving teen jailed over possession of terrorist material

A teenager with a previous conviction for making a pipe bomb found in his Nazi memorabilia-filled bedroom has been detained in a young offenders institution for a terror offence

The 42-year-old fell ill while flying to Britain from the US

'I love and admire all the team': Richard Bacon leaves hospital with NHS tribute

'I love and admire all the team': Richard Bacon leaves hospital with NHS tribute

The former Blue Peter presenter leaves University Hospital Lewisham after 10 days in coma

Philip Davies says that May's plan for Brexit is 'unacceptable'

Conservative MP submits letter of no confidence in Theresa May

Conservative MP submits letter of no confidence in Theresa May

Philip Davies claims he has "lost trust" in May's ability to deliver Brexit

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans warned not to make fire crews' jobs 'harder' with barbecues

England fans have been urged not to make the job of fire crews fighting moorland blazes harder by leaving barbecues unattended

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

Ryanair pilots vote to strike

The decision could leave holidaymakers facing disruption over the busy summer period

The We Are The NHS campaign will highlight professions across the health service, initially focusing on nursing

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies

17.8% of 18 to 24 year-olds now smoke – a significantly reduced figure

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

New Office for National Statistics data shows that the largest reduction in smoking prevalence since 2011 has been noted among 18 to 24-year-olds

The initiative follows a major Government survey which more than 108,000 LGBT people responded to

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

The £4.5 million initiative aimed at making society more inclusive for the LGBT community brands so-called "gay cure" conversion therapies "abhorrent"

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

All customer calls will be answered in centres across the UK by 2020

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT to bring all call centres back to the UK and Ireland

BT has pledged to bring all its call centres back to the UK and Ireland and is planning a converged broadband and mobile network as part of raft of announcements for its customers.

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust"

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Report claims UK is failing asylum seekers

Refugee Action said its research indicated asylum seekers face a "complex web of hostility and mistrust".

Dozens of Labour peers rebelled in the House of Lords last week to support an amendment which would make EEA membership a negotiating objective for the Government

Shadow Brexit minister: 'Nothing off the table' over EU Customs Union

Shadow Brexit minister: 'Nothing off the table' over EU Customs Union

Labour is keeping an open mind over Britain being part of the European Economic Area (EEA) after it quits the European Union, says the Labour MP.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

16-year-old boy stabbed in Hackney as violent crime continues

16-year-old boy stabbed in Hackney as violent crime continues

The police have reported several cases of violent crime across the capital after bank holiday weekend bloodshed.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cash-strapped local councils are using bureaucratic measures to avoid fixing potholes

Britain's roads worse than Chile's

Britain's roads worse than Chile's

Nation’s roads also ranked behind those in Germany, France and Spain

Amendment would prevent Britain leaving the EU without an agreement on a future relationship

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

Peers expected to back final say for Parliament over Brexit deal

'One of the most important amendments of the entire process', says shadow Brexit minister

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell: Labour would end the 'national scandal' of the 'low-paid debt trap'

Labour pledges to end low-paid 'debt trap'

Labour pledges to end low-paid 'debt trap'

Shadow chancellor says too many families are 'facing huge costs from high-street banks'

UK's average April rainfall is 50mm

Heavy rain and plummeting temperatures hit Britain

Heavy rain and plummeting temperatures hit Britain

Higher ground could be hit with up to 70mm of precipitation

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Former officer Norman Brennan: police 'can't cope'

21,500 fewer officers means police 'can’t cope', says retired policeman

21,500 fewer officers means police 'can’t cope', says retired policeman

Former policeman Norman Brennan says officers routinely have to prioritise emergency calls

£121 million-winning ticket-holder has opted to remain anonymous

UK winner of £121m EuroMillions jackpot to remain anonymous

UK winner of £121m EuroMillions jackpot to remain anonymous

Third-biggest winner UK has ever seen

Under pressure: health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home, say campaigners

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home - campaigners

'Simple measure would improve the wellbeing of women', they argue

'Easing in credit availability, including schemes such as Help to Buy, have helped boost activity'

Average UK house price reaches new record of £213,000 in April

Average UK house price reaches new record of £213,000 in April

House prices expected to continue to rise during the year

Donald Trump, who faces protests from critics when he visits the UK in July

Donald Trump 'expected to meet Queen' during visit to UK in July

Donald Trump 'expected to meet Queen' during visit to UK in July

Further details of the visit to be set out 'in due course', says Downing Street

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Offences tended to be disproportionately concentrated in London

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Figures for 2017 reveal sharp increase as firearms offences also rise

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt defended US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime

Britain accuses Kremlin of giving Assad 'green light' for Syria attacks

Britain accuses Kremlin of giving Assad 'green light' for Syria attacks

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt defended US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime, saying Moscow had blocked every attempt to hold it to account for its illegal use of chemical weapons

A single ticket-holder won the £121,328,187 jackpot

UK ticket holder claims £121m EuroMillions bonanza

UK ticket holder claims £121m EuroMillions bonanza

The ticket-holder is the third biggest ever National Lottery winner in the UK

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said the Department for Business was "operating in a parallel universe where urgency is an abstract concept"

MP's Committee: 'Grave concerns' over preparation for Brexit

MP's Committee: 'Grave concerns' over preparation for Brexit

The Government's Department for Business is one of the parts of government most deeply affected by EU withdrawal

The editor of the Jewish Chronicle claimed Corbyn didn't seem to be making "a serious attempt to deal with anti-Semitism"

Jewish Chronicle editor condemns Corbyn meeting as 'worse than useless'

Jewish Chronicle editor condemns Corbyn meeting as 'worse than useless'

Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish Chronicle, has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Jeremy Corbyn didn't seem to be making a "a serious attempt to deal with anti-Semitism"

The former PM said Europeans should not allow differences with "any one policy or president" to undermine relations with the US

Blair: Europe must uphold 'vital' partnership with the United States

Blair: Europe must uphold 'vital' partnership with the United States

The former prime minister said Europeans should not allow differences with "any one American policy or president" to undermine relations with the US

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