By Angus Randall

Friday 14 June 2019

Friday 14 June 2019

Notre Dame: ‘Big donors haven’t paid, not a cent’

Notre Dame: ‘Big donors haven’t paid, not a cent’

Cathedral officials are still waiting for the French billionaires who promised massive donations in the wake of April’s fire to pay up.

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

He said he is the opposite of a “careerist” despite joining his third party in six months.

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

The business leader has thrown his support behind Boris Johnson, saying he has the best chance to beat “horrible man” Jeremy Corbyn.

Stowaway lizard travels from Greece to Wales in suitcase

Stowaway lizard travels from Greece to Wales in suitcase

The RSPCA was alerted after the holidaymakers from Bridgend returned home and found the lizard in their suitcase.

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

The deputy Lib Dem leader has brushed off historic tweets from Chuka Umunna attacking the party.

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

Ads that include "harmful" gender stereotypes, such as a man being unable to change a nappy, are banned under new rules that come into force today.

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum compared Boris Johnson to the Nazi leader in an attack on the leadership frontrunner.

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt has appealed to broadcasters to stop mispronouncing his surname with a ‘C’.

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

The comedian has apologised for making a “crass” joke about throwing battery acid on politicians.

Thursday 13 June 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

The man found guilty in the speedboat death of Charlotte Brown will face a longer wait to find out if his conviction will be overturned.

Extinction Rebellion to stage rush hour protest over air pollution

Extinction Rebellion to stage rush hour protest over air pollution

Activists are responding to an inquest into whether the death of a nine-year-old girl was linked to air pollution.

Jess Phillips slams 'hollow icon' Boris Johnson

Jess Phillips slams 'hollow icon' Boris Johnson

The Labour MP attacked the Tory leadership hopeful in a series of tweets, accusing him of having "no guts".

D-Day veteran appeals for return of war medal

D-Day veteran appeals for return of war medal

A 93-year-old veteran of the Normandy landings has asked for help to return a medal which he lost during D-Day commemorations.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

The Tory MP said the comedian's joke about throwing battery acid at politicians was “tasteless”, but stopped short of demanding the BBC sack her.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament has voted against a motion that would have given MPs control of the Brexit timetable on June 25.

Jo Brand battery acid joke an ‘incitement of violence’

Jo Brand battery acid joke an ‘incitement of violence’

Nigel Farage has called for the police to step in after comedian Jo Brand joked about throwing battery acid at right-wing politicians.

Theresa May to become backbench MP

Theresa May to become backbench MP

The Prime Minister has announced that she will stay on as an MP after she hands control of the country to her successor.

Haiti Support Group: Oxfam works with ‘culture of impunity’

Haiti Support Group: Oxfam works with ‘culture of impunity’

The group accused the charity of "gross negligence", after it failed to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti.

Britons avoiding Brexit news due to ‘frustration’

Britons avoiding Brexit news due to ‘frustration’

Consumers are steering clear of Brexit news coverage due to "frustration", according to a study.

Liz Truss: Boris prepared to face ‘full scrutiny’ from media

Liz Truss: Boris prepared to face ‘full scrutiny’ from media

The politician dismissed criticism that Boris Johnson is hiding from the media during the early stages of his leadership campaign.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Conservative leadership contenders Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey have criticised the BBC’s decision not to continue with free TV licences for all over-75s.

Mark Harper: October 31 Brexit ‘not going to be possible’

Mark Harper: October 31 Brexit ‘not going to be possible’

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Mark Harper said it is “not going to be possible” to leave the European Union on October 31.

Government report slams Oxfam for 'shameful' actions in Haiti

Government report slams Oxfam for 'shameful' actions in Haiti

Oxfam GB failed to address problems of sexual misconduct within the organisation and was too concerned with its own reputation, according to a highly critical Charity Commission report.

‘Monster of Worcester’ who killed three children freed from jail

‘Monster of Worcester’ who killed three children freed from jail

A man who murdered three children and impaled their bodies on a fence outside their home has been released from prison.

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