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Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is Fairytale of New York homophobic for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

There are fresh calls to censor Fairytale of New York from the LGBT community unhappy about the 'f****t' lyric

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled the issue of transgender rights and toilets, and whether a trans person’s right to identify as the opposite gender should come before a biological woman’s concerns about sharing a private space with someone who may have a penis.

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in the customs union - but what is a customs union?

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in a customs union - but what is a customs union?

What is the EU customs union?

A law professor explains what the EU customs union is and what it means for Britain, Northern Ireland and Brexit

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

MPs will vote on Monday as to whether the government is in contempt of parliament for not publishing the legal advice relating to the Brexit deal

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'shopping list'

What happened in today's PMQs? Political Editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Gang

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

There has been a steady rise in the number of 'county line' gangs who recruit youngsters to transport and sell drugs from big cities to small towns. We look at the devastating impact the practice has had in Wales.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Theresa May

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Now EU leaders have endorsed the Brexit deal, what is the likelihood of it being voted through by MPs?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

In this week's news, Sainsbury's announced it would start selling edible insects and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit was agreed.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

A dad-of-five has received a lot of attention after asking strangers to help buy Christmas presents for children via a GoFundMe page.

Michael Gove

Game of Goves: Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Michael Gove tweeted that he had been paired with Tyrion Lannister in a 'Who's your Game of Thrones soulmate?' quiz. We look at whether the couple are truly compatible.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Prime Minister's Questions: Cutting away EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

Prime Minister's Questions: EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

What happened in today's PMQs? Political editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Chlorinated chicken: What will happen to your pet’s food after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

In recent months, pet owners have been warned of the impact of leaving the European Union on their animals, particularly in the case of travel.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

Which MPs have called for a no confidence vote against Theresa May?

The threat of a no-confidence vote has been hanging over the Prime Minister since she revealed her proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement. 

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Meet the young adult fans of Margaret Thatcher

Following a recent study, which revealed that two-thirds of under 34's embrace Margaret Thatcher's legacy, we spoke to three young Thatcherites about why they like the Iron Lady.

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A piece of First World War history - in a toilet

A document that signalled the end of the First World War hangs in a toilet in London

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Trademarks

Brexit and branding: What will happen to trademarks after Britain leaves the EU?

Brexit and branding: What will happen to trademarks post-Brexit?

A trademark attorney reveals how Britain's exit from the EU will affect trademarks, as well as the rise in companies using Brexit branding to sell products.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Theresa May PMQs

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions: A spicy clash and Brexit sauce on breakfast sausages

Prime Minister's Questions was an unexpectedly spicy clash - this lunchtime offered a rare glimpse of the knockabout PMQs many miss. Here's your guide to what happened.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

EU subsidies: What will happen to farming produce after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

Earlier this month, Irish cheesemaker Ornua admitted that it had begun stockpiling cheddar in the UK to protect the company against price rises if the UK left the European Union without a deal.

What do HGV drivers think of Philip Hammond's budget?

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to the Budget

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to Budget

This afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £30 billion transport fund to improve the UK’s roads, with £420 million dedicated to fixing potholes.

Gab

Gab: Inside the social media network used by the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

Gab: Inside the social media network used by the alleged Pittsburgh shooter

Social media platform Gab is under scrutiny after the alleged synagogue shooter, Robert Bowers, used it to post antisemitic conspiracy theories. But what is Gab? And who else uses it?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Budget 2018: The key announcements

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce tax cuts for small businesses, funding to fix roads and a crackdown on tech tax dodgers in the Autumn Budget 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (20-26 Oct)

News round-up: The week's top stories (20-26 Oct)

In this week's news, the saga of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continued, and MP Michael Fabricant rode a bike through a London park in the nude.

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Parliamentary privilege: How it allows MPs to reveal what injuctions keep secret

Lord Peter Hain named Philip Green as the businessman being accused of harassment. But how does parliamentary privilege allow MPs to override the law?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Non-disclosure agreement

All you need to know about non-disclosure agreements

What are non-disclosure agreements?

We find out what an NDA is, whether it can cover up criminal activity, and the repercussions of breaking one.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

Worker's rights: How might Brexit affect employment laws?

An employment lawyer explains which workers' rights the UK got from the EU and how the laws around work could change after Brexit

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Vote of no confidence: How does it happen, would Theresa May survive it, and who's written letters of no confidence?

Would Theresa May survive a vote of no confidence?

Speculation that a rebellion against Theresa May is brewing in parliament is rife, but what needs to happen to trigger a vote of no confidence?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gender 'self-ID': What does it mean, will it really allow any man to enter a woman's space, and how do transgender people feel about it?

Gender 'self-ID': What does it mean, will it really allow any man to enter a woman's space, and how do transgender people feel about it?

Gender 'self-ID': Would it really allow any man to enter a woman's space?

Transgender woman Jane Fae breaks down some of the myths and misconceptions around the government's consultation on the Gender Recognition Act

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (8-14 Oct)

News round-up: The week's top stories (8-14 Oct)

In the news last week, the identity of the second Skripal suspect was unveiled and the gay cake saga came to an end.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Gender Recognition Act

Your guide to the Gender Recognition Act consultation

What is the Gender Recognition Act consultation?

The government is currently holding a consultation on the Gender Recognition Act - but what is it all about?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

Last weekend, an open letter from UK musicians warned that Brexit would silence UK music in a “self-built cultural jail” and the industry would suffer from extra costs to travel to and from EU countries.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Drew Galdron

Faux BoJo: 'There were points last year where I’d burned my scalp from too much bleaching'

What is life like as a professional Boris Johnson lookalike?

Professional Boris Johnson lookalike, Drew Galdron, says resembling the high-profile politician is "both a blessing and a curse".

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

Working visa: Can EU citizens still come to the UK for work after Brexit?

The government outlined its post-Brexit immigration plans at the Conservative conference. But how easy will it be for EU citizens to move to the UK for work after Brexit?

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (1-7 Oct)

News round-up: The week's top stories (1-7 Oct)

Your weekly guide to the top news stories from the last seven days.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Immigration: What's in the government's new policy?

Theresa May laid out plans for the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (24-30 Sep)

News round-up: The week's top stories (24-30 Sep)

Your weekly guide to the top news stories from the last seven days.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Facebook

All you need to know about the Facebook security breach

All you need to know about the Facebook security breach

Facebook announced on Friday afternoon that 50 million Facebook accounts had been breached. Here is everything you need to know about the cyber attack.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bellingcat founder

Bellingcat: Inside the website that claims to have unmasked a Salisbury suspect

What is Bellingcat? Inside the website that unmasked a Salisbury suspect

After claiming to have uncovered the true identity of one of the Salisbury Novichok suspects, we take a closer look at the website Bellingcat, as well as its previous investigations.

Ten times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Earlier this year in May, it was revealed that Conservative MPs were being trained on how to use social media to show the electorate that they were "real people". 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

Prime Minister Theresa May has argued that a no-deal Brexit would be better for the UK than a Canada-style deal, saying that the latter deal would risk breaking up the UK.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

White Cliffs of Dover

How post-Brexit traffic could damage the Port of Dover

How post-Brexit traffic could damage the Port of Dover

The coastal town of Dover is home to Europe's busiest ferry port, but as Brexit looms, the biggest worry for residents, Port chiefs and businesses, is traffic.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Grime4Corbyn: Why do musicians love the Labour leader?

Since the 2017 general election, Jeremy Corbyn has had considerable support from musicians, particularly in the grime scene

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What's Labour's position on Brexit and what new taxes are planned for homeowners?

Labour Conference: What are the policies announced so far?

Some of the key policies Labour has covered at its annual conference so far include a second home tax, alcohol care, and a preference for a general election over a second Brexit referendum

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Sep)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Sep)

In case you missed it, here's our guide to the top news stories over the last week.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

Grenfell fraudsters: Who are the people who falsely profited from the tragedy?

As a thirteenth person pleads guilty to fraud related to the Grenfell Tower fire, these are the others who've been exposed

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Migration: what did the Migration Advisory Committee's report say?

Migration: what did the Migration Advisory Committee's report say?

Migration: what did the Migration Advisory Committee's report say?

The Migration Advisory Committee released a report with recommendations on how to handle migration after Brexit

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

News round-up: The week's top stories

In case you missed it, here's our guide to the top news stories over the last week.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Why is the Church of England investing in Amazon?

Why is the Church of England investing in Amazon?

Church of England: Why is it investing in Amazon?

The Church of England invests in a wide range of areas, from residential and commercial property, to timberland and infrastructure. It also invests in big business. But why?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ian Bone

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Ian Bone: Who is the protester who harassed Jacob Rees-Mogg?

Anarchist protester Ian Bone has come under fire after confronting Jacob Rees-Mogg's children, but who is the man behind the headlines?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Is Cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol? We speak to one Cannabis user to find out.

Is cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol? We speak to one cannabis user to find out

Is cannabis really easier for teenagers to buy than alcohol?

Young people find it easier to buy cannabis than alcohol, according to a report by drugs policy think tank Volte Face. The Children’s Report found that 44 per cent of young cannabis users said it was "very easy" to buy, as opposed to 22 per cent who said the same about alcohol.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

With less than 200 days until the UK leaves the European Union, pharmaceuticals has been the next industry to be added to the list for stockpiling in the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

 ‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

‘Scallop wars’: What will happen to UK fishing after Brexit?

The UK fishing industry has been vocal about the opportunities leaving the EU could provide, and after UK fishing boats clashed with French boats in a so-called scallop war last week it is clear that tension between UK fishermen and their EU counterparts are high.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other Labour MPs concerned about anti-Semitism?

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other Labour MPs concerned about anti-Semitism?

As Frank Field resigns, who are the other MPs concerned over anti-Semitism?

Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead has resigned the Labour whip over the handling of anti-semitism allegations, but he is not the only Labour MP to voice concerns amid the anti-semitism row.

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