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Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo'

Dr Laurence Gerlis has dismissed the NHS push to use more ‘user-friendly’ language on its website, saying that he does not want medical terms to be replaced with words “like poo and pee”.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Fiona Onasanya has posted a video online maintaining her innocence, after serving one month in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Bethan Colebourn

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

A former science teacher has been jailed for at least 18 years after drowning her three-year-old daughter in a bath when her marriage broke down.

Brexit march

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice has dismissed criticism of the number of marchers that turned up to the 270-mile 'Brexit betrayal' event led by Nigel Farage.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

The MP said she would vote in favour of Theresa May's deal this week, and appeared on the breakfast show to discuss why.

Peppa Pig

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

The London Fire Brigade took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the cartoon using the "gender specific" wording.

Police at Cookstown hotel

Three teens dead after 'crush' at St Patrick's Day disco

Three teens dead after 'crush' at St Patrick's Day disco

Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have died following a crush at a disco, after a "large crowd" tried to get into the venue.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, and "won't change" their minds.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Egg

Australian senator hit with egg after blaming NZ attack on Muslim immigration

Australian senator hit with egg after blaming NZ attack on Muslim immigration

A teenager has cracked an egg on an Australian senator who sparked outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Nick Boles

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

The Conservative MP has left his local Conservative association after a rift over his stance on a no-deal Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

The 14-day march has kicked off in Sunderland and will finish in Westminster.

Brenton Tarrant

Christchurch shooter appears in court

Christchurch shooter appears in court

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court after 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson loses 'discrimination' case against police

Tommy Robinson loses 'discrimination' case against police

The divisive activist has lost his court case against a police force he claimed harassed him by moving him on from a pub.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 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.

Zoopla

Zoopla to stop 'no benefits' ads

Zoopla to stop 'no benefits' ads

Property website Zoopla has announced it will no longer allow adverts which rule out renters who receive benefits.

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.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson: New Zealand shooter a 'monster'

Tommy Robinson: New Zealand shooter a 'monster'

The activist described shooting suspect 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant as a "monster".

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.

Flowers

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: 'Thank God' Christchurch shooter wasn't Muslim

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: 'Thank God' Christchurch shooter wasn't Muslim

The commentator revealed her first thought when she heard about the Christchurch shootings was "please don't let it be a Muslim".

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.

Brenton Tarrant

Christchurch shooter published 'manifesto' hours before attack

Christchurch shooter published 'manifesto' hours before attack

The suspect charged with the Christchurch mosque attack released a ‘manifesto’ before carrying out the shooting.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

The Conservative MP said he thought it was "idiotic" for politicians to support a government motion to extend Article 50.

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. 

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel demonetised

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel has been demonetised for violating the platform’s policies on "hateful" and "incendiary and demeaning" content.

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.

Christchurch

49 killed in mass shooting at New Zealand mosques

49 killed in mass shooting at New Zealand mosques

A man is to appear in court in New Zealand charged with murder after 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 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.

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

The boss of Royal Dutch Shell, commonly known as Shell, received a huge 126 per cent pay rise last year, pocketing 20.1 million euros (£17 million) after higher oil prices boosted profits at the energy giant.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said the question of leave or remain was too "vague", and a second referendum was needed to move forward.

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.

Commons

MPs back Brexit delay

MPs back Brexit delay

A total of 412 MPs have voted to delay Brexit, with just 202 voting against it.

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.

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

A Netflix documentary about Madeleine McCann will be released on Friday, the streaming service has confirmed, saying it will be a "detailed look" at the disappearance of the three-year-old.

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”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

EU’s Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

The European Council president has said he would appeal to EU leaders to be open to the option of a long extension on Brexit.

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £5 million by the rail regulator over its poor communication with passengers during the introduction of a new timetable in May last year.

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 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.

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs have voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstance in a major defeat for Theresa May.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Police funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

Boris Johnson: Funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

The former cabinet minister claimed looking into historic child sex abuse cases had wasted an "awful lot" of police funding.

NCA Cartoon

Cartoon warns children about grooming

Cartoon warns children about grooming

A short series of animations designed to inform children about the dangers lurking online has been launched by the National Crime Agency.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

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