By Holly Pyne

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, a new study has warned.

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

The government has accepted it cannot get its Brexit deal through Parliament in time to avoid European elections on May 23.

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

The chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime has said that youth workers are “absolutely key” to tackling the rise in knife crime.

Effect of social media on teenagers ‘trivial in size’

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

The effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are "trivial" in size, a new study suggests.

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ video

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ remark

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ remark

A UKIP candidate standing in European elections is being investigated by police after releasing a video suggesting he might rape Labour MP Jess Phillips.

Friday 3 May 2019

Friday 3 May 2019

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the prime minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

The former Director of Communications of Downing Street has said that Gavin Williamson, who was sacked as defence secretary on Wednesday, will be “a thorn in the prime minister’s side”.

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge University been criticised for appointing a white academic to oversee its study into the institution's historic links with slavery.

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party, has said “two-party politics is dying” as the party has gained over 40 seats in the local elections results so far.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Tory MP: ‘I am not happy’ with local election result

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

The Conservative Party has lost over 400 council seats, with over 100 councils yet to declare their results. 

Thursday 2 May 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

Theresa May has used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Theresa May used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Theresa May used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Former Tory MP Nick de Bois has claimed that the Prime Minister has used the Huawei leak to her advantage.

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is having a negative effect on their health, a study has found.

Students said Noah Carl's work on race and intelligence "legitimised racist stereotypes"

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

An academic has been fired from a fellowship at a Cambridge University college for allegedly conducting “racist” research, but The Spectator's Toby Young says it was simply because he was a "Conservative".

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Colonel Bob Stewart has said that allow Chinese company Huawei to bid for contracts for the new 5G network could make the UK “vulnerable to cyber-attack”.

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Sir Gerald Howarth, a former defence minister, has said that the prime minister was more “responsible for damaging national security” than Gavin Williamson who was sacked on Wednesday evening.

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New guidelines to help firms employ more refugees are being issued in a bid to help them integrate in the UK and contribute to the economy.

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

John Worboys

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys has been charged with drugging four alleged victims with the intent of committing sex crimes.

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

Corbyn accuses May of ‘completely failing’ to tackle ‘injustices’

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

The Labour leader accused Theresa May’s government of “completely failing” to tackle “burning injustices” during a heated Prime Minister's Questions.

Olympian loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Caster Semenya loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Caster Semenya loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Athlete Caster Semenya has lost her legal battle with athletics' world governing body over its regulations restricting testosterone levels in women runners in selected events.

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming jews control banks

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming Jews control banks

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming Jews control banks

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire after it emerged that he wrote a foreword to book which argued that banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews.

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital was ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has said that there was “an extraordinary establishment cover up” at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, as police begin a criminal investigation.

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’ in Windrush scandal

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’ in Windrush scandal

A group of MPs has referred the Home Office to the equalities watchdog over the Windrush scandal, urging an investigation into whether people were unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of their race.

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