By Cormac Connelly-Smith

Monday 8 April 2019

Monday 8 April 2019

Emma Appleby

Emma Appleby: 'We're not fine' despite medical cannabis law changes

Emma Appleby: 'We're not fine' despite medical cannabis law changes

A mother caught trying to bring medical cannabis into the UK to treat her severely epileptic daughter has said families are still suffering despite legal changes.  

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

The government has been “hugely reluctant” to relocate local interpreters who assisted British forces in Afghanistan to Britain, the chair of the defence committee has warned.

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

An annual survey on political engagement has found that 54 per cent of respondents believed the country needed a “strong leader willing to break the rules”.

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

An army cadet who praised Adolf Hitler constructed a potential bomb after researching instructions online, a court has heard.

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Four police officers were savagely attacked in the line of duty by a knifeman who lured them with a bogus 999 call, a court has heard.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Conservative MP Mark Francois has called for an “indicative vote of confidence” on Theresa May’s leadership this week.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Former minister Priti Patel has condemned Theresa May’s cross-party approach to Brexit for giving “stature and credibility” to Jeremy Corbyn.

Friday 5 April 2019

Friday 5 April 2019

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Tory Brexiteer Nigel Evans has said the attempts to delay or reverse Brexit have made him “nervous for our democracy”.

Sussex Royal

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

From pornstars to vice-presidents, Sussex driving instructor Kevin Keiley isn't the only person to find sharing a Twitter handle with a celebrity has its downsides.

Man who told police operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

Man who told 999 operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

A east London man who calmly told a 999 operator he had killed his wife has been found guilty of murder.

Highfield School

School apologises for requesting 'white British' taxi driver

School apologises for requesting 'white British' taxi driver

A West Yorkshire headteacher has apologised after a staff member insisted on a ‘white British’ taxi driver for a student.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange’s faces “legitimate fears” he will be extradited to the United States if he is forced to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, according to his advisor.

Birmingham bombings 1974 IRA

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

A botched IRA warning call led to the unlawful deaths of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, an inquest jury has found.

Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins has called on Theresa May to “walk away” and allow a new leader to negotiate a better deal to remain in the EU.

Thursday 4 April 2019

Thursday 4 April 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will be the hardest hit by Brexit unless they receive major investment, the chair of a Lords select committee has warned.

Brenton Tarrent facebook Christchurch

Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Social media executives could face jail if their platforms stream footage of real violence, Australian lawmakers have warned.

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Fiona Onasanya

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

A disgraced former Labour MP has caused outrage after she voted for the Cooper bill, which passed by a majority of one in the Commons on Wednesday.

Water leak suspends Commons debate

Water leak suspends Commons debate

The House of Commons sitting has been suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery. 

Aaron Campbell Alesha MacPhail

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

The teenager who admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has launched an appeal against his jail sentence.

Patrick Murphy Texas death penalty Buddhist

Texas bans death chamber clergy after Buddhist's complaint

Texas bans death chamber clergy after Buddhist's complaint

Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination.

Mother left 'depressed and sick' by DWP treatment of disabled son

Mother left 'depressed and sick' by DWP treatment of disabled son

The mother of a severely disabled man forced to take part in a work assessment interview has said she feels “frustrated and penalised” by the benefits system.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

The soldiers filmed shooting at targets of Jeremy Corbyn were just “fooling around” according to a retired Army Colonel.

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