By Cormac Connelly-Smith

Friday 15 March 2019

Friday 15 March 2019

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Facebook

Facebook launches AI tool to stop revenge porn

Facebook launches AI tool to stop revenge porn

Facebook will deploy nudity-detecting artificial intelligence to help victims of revenge porn.

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

The chief executive of alcoholism prevention charity Alcohol Focus Scotland has called for a complete ban on alcohol marketing in public places.

Knives sale

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Half of online retailers tested are breaking the law by selling blades without age checks, according to the trading standard watchdog. 

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

Theresa May and Donald Trump have led world leaders in condemning the Christchurch terror attack.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Thursday 14 March 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

MJ Innocent London bus advert

Michael Jackson 'innocent' posters removed from London buses

Michael Jackson 'innocent' posters removed from London buses

Posters proclaiming the innocence of Michael Jackson are to be removed from public transport in London.

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

The Coca-Cola Company has revealed that it produces 3m tonnes of plastic a year, the first time the company has published its figures.

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the Ministry of Defence would support a British soldier facing murder charges from 1972.

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

Brits emotionally attached to kitchen devices, survey finds

Brits emotionally attached to kitchen devices, survey finds

Nearly seven in 10 Brits are regularly using household appliances which are at least 10 years old, according to research.

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

Tommy Robinson

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

A police officer who moved Tommy Robinson on from a pub has told a court he did not know who he was at the time.

Refugees

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU leaders are "complicit" in human rights abuses committed by Croatia police, according to an Amnesty International report. 

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress Tina Malone has narrowly avoided jail after she admitted sharing a social media post identifying one of James Bulger’s killers.

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Second referendum ‘only way to resolve' Brexit crisis

Alastair Campbell: Second referendum ‘only way to resolve' Brexit crisis

Former Labour director of communications Alastair Campbell has said the Brexit developments today will make another referendum more likely.

Reggae fans most open to new experiences, survey finds

Reggae fans most open to new experiences, survey finds

Reggae music fans are far more likely to enjoy new experiences compared to fans of heavy metal or soul, a new survey has revealed.

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