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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

The shadow health secretary has called for improved coronavirus testing and tracing this August in time for schools to reopen in September.

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Boris Johnson has confirmed that British nationals were caught up in the incident, the cause of which has not yet been confirmed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

The Home Secretary urged Twitter to act more quickly against racism after Labour's David Lammy was subject to abuse on the platform.

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Simon Clarke said bringing all pupils back on a full time basis when term starts was a “total priority”, despite new second wave warnings.

Teenager guilty of murdering 18-year-old at knife awareness course

Teenager guilty of murdering 18-year-old at knife awareness course

Vladimir Nachev, 18, killed Hakim Sillah by stabbing him twice in the chest with a 25cm long “Rambo” style knife in November last year.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Kate Hoey: My peerage is for every single ex-Labour Brexiteer

Kate Hoey: My peerage is for every single ex-Labour Brexiteer

The former Labour MP was among the 36 latest Lords nominations and has dedicated her appointment to Brexit-supporting ex-Labour voters.

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

Minister Nadhim Zahawi has praised British innovators in the development of two new Covid-19 tests that can produce results within hours.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

PC Andrew Harper: Teenage killers jailed for manslaughter

PC Andrew Harper: Teenage killers jailed for manslaughter

Driver Henry Long, 19, was handed a 16 year jail sentence while passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, each received 13 years.

Boris Johnson postpones August lockdown easing for two weeks

Boris Johnson postpones August lockdown easing for two weeks

The Prime Minister said the UK must “squeeze the brake pedal” on coronavirus lockdown easing, delaying some plans for at least two weeks.

Republicans dismiss Donald Trump’s idea to delay US 2020 election

Republicans dismiss Donald Trump’s idea to delay US 2020 election

In a tweet the US president suggested delaying the 2020 presidential election until Americans are able to turn out to the ballot box.

Tighter lockdown restrictions for millions in northern England

Tighter lockdown restrictions for millions in northern England

Different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire can no longer mix in each other's homes and gardens.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nigel Farage claims 48k illegal migrants are put up in hotels

Nigel Farage claims 48k illegal migrants are put up in hotels

The Brexit Party leader said housing 48,000 illegal migrants in hotels would cost taxpayers an estimated £4bn over the next 10 years.

Charlie Elphicke: ‘Naughty Tory’ ex-MP guilty of sexual assaults

Charlie Elphicke: ‘Naughty Tory’ ex-MP guilty of sexual assaults

Former MP Charlie Elphicke who described himself as a "naughty Tory" could face jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

Matt Hancock: NHS bureaucracy ‘won’t be coming back’

Matt Hancock: NHS bureaucracy ‘won’t be coming back’

The Health Secretary said embracing flexibility would help “bottle the best bits” of the NHS coronavirus response going forward.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Donald Trump Jr suspended from Twitter over Covid cure claim

Donald Trump Jr suspended from Twitter over Covid cure claim

Twitter has temporarily banned Donald Trump’s eldest after he posted a video discussing Hydroxchloroquine as a possible coronavirus cure.

Miriam Margolyes: People who prefer Tories to Labour are nuts

Miriam Margolyes: People who prefer Tories to Labour are nuts

Asked what her ideal British Prime Minister would look like, think like and act like, the actress responded: “Keir Starmer”.

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

The Public Accounts Committee said discharging 25,000 patients to care homes showed a “slow, inconsistent and at times negligent” approach.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes are set to become an NHS prescription under Boris Johnson’s active travel initiative to encourage Brits to lead healthier lifestyles.

Travel quarantine ‘simply a reality’ of global pandemic - Minister

Travel quarantine ‘simply a reality’ of global pandemic - Minister

Local Government minister Simon Clarke has defended the government’s blanket quarantine policy on travellers returning to the UK from Spain.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Jailed: ‘Controlling’ ex-boyfriend found with large kitchen knife

Jailed: ‘Controlling’ ex-boyfriend found with large kitchen knife

Thomas Eastwood, 19, was jailed after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and was found in possession of a large kitchen knife in Sunderland.

Teenagers guilty of PC Andrew Harper’s manslaughter

Teenagers guilty of PC Andrew Harper’s manslaughter

Henry Long, 19, Jessie Cole, 18, and Albert Bowers, 18, were cleared of murder but still face years in jail for manslaughter.

Face mask law comes into force for shoppers in England

Face mask law comes into force for shoppers in England

People in England will be required by law to wear a face masks in shops, supermarkets and other enclosed public spaces from today.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson shouldn’t use Covid to promote Union

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson shouldn’t use Covid to promote Union

The Scottish First Minister criticised the PM for saying coronavirus had highlighted the benefits of the United Kingdom staying together.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Couple charged for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

Couple charged for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

Mark and Patricia McCloskey are accused of unlawful use of weapons after they drew guns at unarmed activists outside their home on June 28.

Above-inflation pay rises for 9,000 public sector workers

Above-inflation pay rises for 9,000 public sector workers

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the pay boost recognises the “vital contribution” of doctors. teachers and police during the coronavirus crisis.

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

The long-awaited report concluded that the government “took its eye off the ball” and failed to respond to Moscow’s threat.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Police officer hospitalised in Leeds Championship celebrations

Police officer hospitalised in Leeds Championship celebrations

A police officer suffered serious injuries after an estimated 7,000 football fans gathered to celebrate Leeds' Championship victory.

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

The Conservative MP welcomed indications that the UK will clamp down further on China in response to its tough new law imposed on Hong Kong.

Shamima Begum should not return, say talkRADIO poll voters

Shamima Begum should not return, say talkRADIO poll voters

More than 90 per cent of Facebook 196,000 voters said Shamima Begum should not be allowed to enter the UK to pursue her citizenship appeal.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

UK could return to near-normal ‘possibly in time for Christmas’

UK could return to near-normal ‘possibly in time for Christmas’

Boris Johnson has said he hoped for a “more significant” return to normality in November as he laid out the updated lockdown exit timetable.

Security minister: UK ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

Security minister: UK ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

James Brokenshire has condemned Russia’s suspected attempt to hack data from scientists seeking to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Tobias Ellwood: ‘Simply wrong’ to wash hands of Shamima Begum

Tobias Ellwood: ‘Simply wrong’ to wash hands of Shamima Begum

The Defence Select Committee chairman said stripping radicalised Brits of their citizenship could be a higher security risk long term.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bitcoin scammers make over $100k in high profile Twitter hack

Bitcoin scammers make over $100k in high profile Twitter hack

High-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West, were hacked in a widespread cryptocurrency scam.

Shamima Begum wins right to enter UK for citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum wins right to enter UK for citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to appeal the decision to strip her of her British citizenship, judges have ruled.

Statue of BLM protester removed from Edward Colston plinth

Statue of BLM protester removed from Edward Colston plinth

Bristol City council has removed a sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester that was erected without the knowledge of local authorities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson over whether he has read the report that warns of 120,000 deaths in a second coronavirus wave.

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

The Health Secretary has kept the option open for a winter coronavirus lockdown in the case of a new spike in infections.

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

The piece, entitled A Surge of Power (Jen Reid), was erected early this morning without the prior knowledge of Bristol City Council.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

The Tory MP condemned the Leicester's Labour led local authorities after allegations of modern day slavery in the city’s clothing factories.

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

The Prime Minister has banned the Chinese tech firm from involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the latest government U-turn.

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

People in England will be required to wear face coverings in shops as of next Friday in the latest move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

A record number of migrants reached the UK yesterday, as Priti Patel announced a “new operational approach” to tackling the issue.

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Sir Peter Soulsby has claimed local authorities have been asking to the government to act on illegal factory working conditions for years.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the World War Two entertainer ahead of her private funeral this afternoon.

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

The high street pharmacy chain expects to cut more than 4,000 roles while the homeware giant is set to permanently shut eight stores.

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

The Commons Leader urged the BBC to reconsider after it confirmed it will scrap the free television licence fee for over-75s in August.

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

The Chancellor said he hopes offering a 50 per cent discount to diners in restaurants will remind Brits that "we used to love going out".

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

“We will not be defined by this crisis but by our response to it,” the Chancellor said as he set out his plan for economic recovery.

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Dame Cressida Dick apologised to Bianca Williams for the “distress” caused by a stop and search after police were accused of racism.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

“Dangerous” Mark Brown, 30, of Newington Green was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Former Metropolitan Police superintendent Leroy Logan said the black community often feel they are "over-policed and unprotected".

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