By Angus Randall

Friday 2 August 2019

Friday 2 August 2019

Reservoir dam on verge of collapse in 'critical' condition

Reservoir dam on verge of collapse in 'critical' condition

Engineers at a Derbyshire reservoir said they remain “concerned” a dam could burst and flood a nearby town with 1.3 million tonnes of water.

Battle of Britain 'hero' dies on his 100th birthday

Battle of Britain 'hero' dies on his 100th birthday

World War Two veteran Archie McInnes has died just hours after celebrating his 100th birthday.

New footage released in north London stabbing case

New footage released in north London stabbing case

Police have released new footage of the getaway car believed to have been driven by those who stabbed and killed a man in north London.

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

The DUP leader said the Conservatives' loss in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election does not affect her party's pledge to support the government.

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Boris Johnson has been left with a working majority of just one after a major defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election in Wales.

Thursday 1 August 2019

Thursday 1 August 2019

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

The birth rate is the lowest it has been since records began in 1938.

Netherlands bans the burka

Netherlands bans the burka

A Dutch law banning face-covering clothing including the burka and niqab has come into force.

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Police are urgently searching for a man who assaulted a uniformed soldier, fracturing his skull.

Kate Hoey: Boris Johnson has already made progress on the backstop

Kate Hoey: Boris Johnson has already made progress on the backstop

She said the Prime Minister's clear stance on the Irish backstop has “moved on” the issue since he took power.

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

The Chancellor has earmarked more than £2 billion to prepare for a no-deal Brexit in a major departure from his predecessor Philip Hammond.

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Porsche driver blocks fire station entrance in ‘wedding emergency’

Porsche driver blocks fire station entrance in ‘wedding emergency’

A Porsche driver has been reported to police after he parked his car in front of a fire station entrance for more than 30 minutes.

Sinn Fein: No-deal Brexit must trigger Ireland referendum

Sinn Fein: No-deal Brexit must trigger Ireland referendum

The party said a failure to hold a vote on Irish reunification in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be “unthinkable”.

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

The talkRADIO host called climate change activists members of a “doomsday cult” in a fiery debate with Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones.

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

He said a rise in knife crime can be combatted with an increase in stop and search in concert with Boris Johnson’s police recruiting drive.

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson has met with senior DUP figures in Northern Ireland in an effort to continue the deal keeping his government in power.

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn has lambasted Sir Richard Branson for claiming that “stuff" does not bring happiness.

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

London police are searching for an attacker who hit a man in the head with a hammer before pushing him onto rail tracks.

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Meet the candidates

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Meet the candidates

Candidates in the Welsh constituency have been preparing for a by-election that could cut the government’s working majority to just one.

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

The former Labour adviser has questioned “where the hell have the Labour Party been” since Boris Johnson took power.

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

He said he supports Boris Johnson’s pledge not to speak with the European Union until it drops the Irish backstop.

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

He said Britain’s farmers will benefit from leaving the European Union’s common agricultural policy, ahead of today’s visit to Wales.

Monday 29 July 2019

Monday 29 July 2019

Warehouse worker threatened with gun during robbery

Warehouse worker threatened with gun during robbery

CCTV footage has been released of a warehouse worker being tied to a chair and held at gunpoint during a robbery.

Police investigate Gay Pride ‘hate crime’

Police investigate Gay Pride ‘hate crime’

Police are investigating after a Muslim woman in a niqab hurled abuse at Gay Pride marchers in Walthamstow at the weekend.

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

Tracey Crouch: Why I turned down Cabinet role

She delayed her ascension to the cabinet to spend more time with her three-year-old son.

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