By Angus Randall

Friday 5 July 2019

Friday 5 July 2019

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

A West Midlands slavery ring that forced more than 400 people to work for pennies a day while their bosses earned £2 million has been smashed.

Racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

Racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

The flamboyant horse racing journalist and broadcaster has died aged 79 in a London hospital.

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

The protest group will carry out “day after day” of disruptive protests if members vote in favour of flying drones at Heathrow Airport.

Britons spend 416 days in the bathroom during their lifetime

Britons spend 416 days in the bathroom during their lifetime

Women will spend 456 days using the facilities – around 29 minutes per day, while men spend 373 days – around 23 minutes per day.

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

The right to die campaigner said MPs are “scared” to give those in chronic pain access to assisted suicide.

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

The Labour MP slammed Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe for her debut speech comparing Brexit to slaves rising up “against their owners”.

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Sir Bernard Jenkin believes leadership contender Boris Johnson can make people “feel good” about being British again.

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

He has admitted it will be a “stretch” to meet his leadership campaign promise to boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years.

Thursday 4 July 2019

Thursday 4 July 2019

Who are the new European Union leaders?

Who are the new European Union leaders?

The European Union has announced its new slate of presidents, who will assume office later this year. But who are they?

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

The number of pickpocketing offences reported on the Underground has more than doubled in two years.

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Around 100 Tommy Robinson supporters are outside the Old Bailey where he is facing contempt of court charges today.

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Netflix drops smoking scenes over fears of 'harming' young people

Netflix drops smoking scenes over fears of 'harming' young people

Netflix has vowed to cut back on cigarette use on screen over the “harmful impact” it can have on young people.

Two workers killed by train ‘could not hear due to ear defenders’

Two workers killed by train ‘could not hear due to ear defenders’

Police believe the two men were wearing ear defenders and could not hear the train coming as they worked on the track.

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

He pledged to boost police numbers by 20,000 in three years if he wins the leadership contest.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Peter Hayden, who raped a nine-year-old girl before taking explicit pictures of her, has been jailed for 22 years.

Two railway workers die after being hit by train in Wales

Two railway workers die after being hit by train in Wales

Authorities are investigating how two railway workers were killed by a train on a section of track in south Wales.

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

He was jailed for identity theft, just weeks after he was released from prison for the same crime on the same victim.

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

The group criticised the leadership frontrunner for his promise to stop increasing taxes on junk food if elected Prime Minister.

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

The newborn son of a pregnant woman who was murdered in south London on Saturday has died in hospital.

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden denounced newly-elected Brexit Party MEPs for turning their backs to the European Parliament’s anthem.

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

The leadership frontrunner promised to halt hikes on so-called “sin taxes”, which include levies on tobacco, alcohol and sugar.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Cambridge student quits over ‘racism’ after lecturer recites n-word

Cambridge student quits over ‘racism’ after lecturer recites n-word

A student has accused Cambridge University of '"racism" after a white lecturer repeatedly read out the n-word in class.

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for three years after he shot dead his six-year-old great-grandson with an unlicensed air rifle.

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