By Angus Randall

Thursday 8 August 2019

Thursday 8 August 2019

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Mark Spencer said he was 'hacked' after an unintelligible tweet was posted along with an image of a cat.

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

The Prime Minister announced plans for a fast-track visa pathway for foreign scientists in a bid to boost the UK’s research sector post-Brexit.

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

The Firefighters’ union accused the government of slashing funding despite a nine per cent increase in the number of fires across England.

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

A 92-year-old former SS private is set to go on trial on 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder.

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

A Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks for sending “threatening” tweets to former Conservative MP Heidi Allen.

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Network Rail has paid out £28,000 to a passenger who “possibly slipped” on pigeon poo and hurt their leg at Paddington station.

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police investigating false claims of a paedophile ring spent £4,670 on trip to Australia to confirm an alleged murder victim was alive.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wednesday 7 August 2019

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

The Royal Mint said it produced no new one and two pence coins last year for the first time in decades.

Australian public servant loses free speech case

Australian public servant loses free speech case

A former public servant who was fired after she posted tweets critical of the Australian government has lost a High Court case over her sacking.

Inside the world of 8chan

Inside the world of 8chan

8chan has been taken offline after it was visited by individuals who went on to commit mass shootings.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The line-up so far

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The line-up so far

Among the line-up are sports stars, singers and social media influencers - plus the world's number one table tennis player.

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

The airline said it had fixed a glitch that led to more than 100 flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports being cancelled.

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

He met with US leaders Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence in Washington.

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Shahid Mohammed has been jailed for life for murdering five children and three adults in an arson attack in Huddersfield in 2002.

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

A group of 70 politicians have launched legal action to prevent Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon has responded to a privacy furore by giving users the option to prevent employees from listening to their private voice recordings.

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

The former Labour MP has been struck off as a solicitor for lying to avoid a speeding conviction.

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

The airline has faced condemnation after it asked a passenger to remove an image that showed a fellow flyer sitting in a backless seat.

Monday 5 August 2019

Monday 5 August 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon has said her conversations with Theresa May during her time as Prime Minister were “pretty soul destroying”.

Jon Snow cleared over 'white people' Brexit broadcast

Jon Snow cleared over 'white people' Brexit broadcast

The journalist has been cleared of breaching broadcast standards after he said he had “never seen so many white people in one place”.

Taxpayers’ Alliance slams death tax ‘revenue grab’

Taxpayers’ Alliance slams death tax ‘revenue grab’

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has accused Treasury of a “naked revenue grab” by increasing probate fees in some cases by more than 2,600 per cent.

Harry and Meghan ask Instagram users to be ‘forces for change’

Harry and Meghan ask Instagram users to be ‘forces for change’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thrown their support behind 15 lesser-known causes on Instagram.

Friday 2 August 2019

Friday 2 August 2019

UKIP loses out to Monster Raving Loony Party in by-election

UKIP loses out to Monster Raving Loony Party in by-election

UKIP suffered defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, finishing last behind the satirical Monster Raving Loony Party.

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

The remain campaigner has delivered a letter to Boris Johnson that said he rejected “your Brexit, your values, and your lies”.

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