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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

The case is due to be heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday afternoon

Alfie parents to fight high court decision over Rome treatment

Alfie parents to fight high court decision over Rome treatment

A spokeswoman for the Christian Legal Centre, representing Alfie's parents, said the case is due to be heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday afternoon

Meechan and his girlfriend's pug (picture: GoFundMe)

Count Dankula Fund edges towards £100,000 after Nazi pug sentencing

Count Dankula Fund edges towards £100,000 after Nazi pug sentencing

Mark Meechan, who was fined £800, is looking to employ top litigators to 'reverse the standard that this case sets'

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dr Kogan insisted that Facebook's tools were capable of helping campaign groups send targeted advertising

Facebook data in Cambridge Analytica row was 'highly inaccurate'

Facebook data in Cambridge Analytica row was 'highly inaccurate'

The Cambridge academic at the centre of a row over the use of Facebook users' private data has dismissed claims the information could have been used to influence voters

"The only trouble is I don't know how I am going to keep up with them," says Charles

Charles delight at new grandson: 'It is a great joy'

Charles delight at new grandson: 'It is a great joy'

'The only trouble is I don't know how I am going to keep up with them,' says the heir to the throne

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

The number of Britons looking for jobs in the EU increased by 15% in recent months

'Brexodus' fear as Brits search for jobs in EU

'Brexodus' fear as Brits search for jobs in EU

The number of Britons looking for jobs in the EU increased by 15% in recent months, suggesting a "Brexodus" of workers

"More clarity" is still needed from the UK, says EU chief Michel Barnier

Brussels: Ball is in Britain's court over Brexit

Brussels: Ball is in Britain's court over Brexit

All those involved "know where the EU stands" but "more clarity" is still needed from the UK, EU chief Michel Barnier said

Alfie's life support has been withdrawn at Alder Hey in Liverpool

Parents lose 'last ditch' life support attempt for Alfie

Parents lose 'last ditch' life support attempt for Alfie

Doctors have been left "gobsmacked" after Alfie Evans' life-support was withdrawn but he continued to live

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The technology giant said it would begin holding interactive sessions for schools in its retail stores later this year

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple has announced its support for the Government's Year of Engineering scheme, designed to get more school children to enter the profession

The murder of the teenager was a watershed moment in modern race relations in the UK

25 years on: Stephen Lawrence's life and legacy celebrated

25 years on: Stephen Lawrence's life and legacy celebrated

National figures, including Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, will join Stephen's family for the event being held today in the central London

The recent hot weather will soon turn cold, with sleet and snow a risk on higher ground

After 29C temperatures... UK at risk of snow

After 29C temperatures... UK at risk of snow

The Lake District, North Pennines and Scottish Highlands are most at risk

More than half of zero-hour contract workers have had jobs cancelled with less than a day's notice

Number of zero hour contracts rises to 1.8m

Number of zero hour contracts rises to 1.8m

The number of contracts not guaranteeing regular hours represents 6% of all contracts, unchanged from the previous figure

 St David's, St Patrick's, St George's and St Andrew's Day will all be days off, if Corbyn is elected

Labour promise four more UK Bank Holidays if elected

Labour promise four more UK Bank Holidays if elected

St David's, St Patrick's, St George's and St Andrew's Day will all be days off, if Corbyn is elected

Dankula faces sentencing today (picture Lucy Brown)

Count Dankula to be sentenced for Nazi pug salute hate crime

Count Dankula to be sentenced for Nazi pug salute hate crime

The 30-year-old, a self-described "professional s*** poster" and free speech advocate, said the video had been misunderstood

The baby prince or princess will be fifth in line to the throne

Duchess of Cambridge in labour with third child

Duchess of Cambridge in labour with third child

Kate was taken to the private Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

All four home nations enjoyed their hottest day of the year so far on Thursday (April 19)

More hot weather forecast for Friday as April sizzles

More hot weather forecast for Friday as April sizzles

London Marathon runners advised to consider dropping goal times and to run more slowly

Douma, scene of the April 7 chemical attack

'Plenty of evidence' that Britain staged Douma gas attack, says Russian foreign minister

'Plenty of evidence' that Britain staged Douma gas attack

Sergei Lavrov also alleges stockpile of chemicals produced in Germany and England

Jacob Rees-Mogg: : 'There are a few cave-dwellers in the House of Lords who are committed to opposing Brexit.'

'Cave-dwellers in the House of Lords committed to opposing Brexit', says Rees-Mogg

'Cave-dwellers in the Lords committed to opposing Brexit', says Rees-Mogg

Customs union 'a means to stop Brexit' and peers voted 'to protect vested interests'

More than three out of four UK drivers admit to speeding, research suggests

Half of drivers say speeding is acceptable, poll finds

Half of drivers say speeding is acceptable, poll finds

A third of motorists deliberately speed when the road is empty

Russian president Vladimir Putin (stock image)

Britain could do a lot more to pressure 'gangster' Russia, says senior MP

Britain could do a lot more to pressure 'gangster' Russia, says senior MP

New cross-party Russia Co-ordination Group held its first meeting on Wednesday (April 18)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The prime minister and president Xi discussed Syria and the Salisbury nerve agent attack

Theresa May discusses Syria strikes with China's president Xi

Theresa May discusses Syria strikes with China's president Xi

China one of just three members of UN Security Council to vote for resolution condemning the strikes

Good news for first-time buyers as property prices are cut

House-sellers slashing property prices, with average discount of £25,000

House-sellers slash property prices

Good news for first-time buyers

London Marathon runners can expect hot and humid conditions on Sunday

Warmest April day in decades forecast with temperatures set to hit 28C

Warmest April day in decades forecast with temperatures set to hit 28C

A high of 28C would beat the 2001 April high of 27.8C (82F), says Met Office

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thursday could see temperatures in London hit 26C

UK 10C hotter than average – and tomorrow to be even warmer...

UK 10C hotter than average – and tomorrow to be even warmer...

Wednesday could see the hottest day of the year so far - as temperatures may reach as high as 25C (77F) in the South East

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