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Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Bus stunt calls on Prince Andrew to speak to FBI about Epstein

Bus stunt calls on Prince Andrew to speak to FBI about Epstein

Prince Andrew’s face has been plastered across an American school bus that drove past Buckingham Palace to urge him to speak to the FBI.

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

A 36-year-old woman who supports the Islamic State has pleaded guilty to two terror offences at the Old Bailey.

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

The airport's infrastructure has become carbon neutral and bosses have vowed to go further - but flights are not included in the data.

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

The New Zealand man convicted of murdering Grace Millane has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six rapists have received the latest sentences in a Huddersfield inquiry into child sexual exploitation that has so far convicted 34 men.

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Angela Merkel has vowed to stand up to the "poison" of racism after a man shot and killed nine people in the German city last night.

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Marking 120 years of the party, the former PM said Labour was "in crisis" as he urged leadership hopefuls to listen to the public.

New £20: Polymer replaces paper in most secure note yet

New £20: Polymer replaces paper in most secure note yet

The new polymer note - hailed as the most secure banknote yet - is out today and features see-through windows and a series of holograms.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson had shown his “true colours” not having visited communities as over 100 flood warnings remain in place.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests against the HS2 project have continued today, despite the government appointing a minister specifically responsible for the scheme.

Caroline Lucas investigated over fundraiser offering Commons tour

Caroline Lucas investigated over fundraiser offering Commons tour

An online election campaign fundraiser by her local party advertised a £150 30-minute guided tour of Parliament by the Green Party MP.

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Priti Patel defended Boris Johnson after rap artist Dave labelled him a “real racist” in his politically charged Brit Awards performance.

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

The former Brexit Party MEP criticised the Mayor’s suggestion that Remain-supporting Londoners keep their EU rights as “gesture politics”.

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

The Home Secretary said this system will “do what it says on the tin”, end free movement and bring overall migration numbers down.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham clashes former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett over Extinction Rebellion's recent "vandalism" at Cambridge University.

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

The actor, who has faced a backlash online for his views on the "woke religion", told Dan Wootton: “I don’t really know what to expect".

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Extinction Rebellion's Cambridge branch dug up the lawn of the university's Trinity College to protest its links to oil and gas companies.

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

The Mayor of London has urged the government to give British nationals to option to pay a fee and keep their EU rights after Brexit.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Lucky 23-year-old wins £500k farmhouse with £2 raffle ticket

Lucky 23-year-old wins £500k farmhouse with £2 raffle ticket

Jemma Nicklin will be the new owner of Shrubbery Farmhouse near Shrewsbury after buying spending just £4 on two entries to the prize draw.

Dan Wootton to give personal reaction to death of Caroline Flack

Dan Wootton to give personal reaction to death of Caroline Flack

The Sun’s Executive Editor will pay tribute to the Love Island presenter on talkRADIO's Drive Time show at 4pm today.

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Huw Merriman has accused government aides of a "vendetta" against the BBC after reports that Downing Street may scrap the licence fee.

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Psychologists have condemned media coverage and social media trolls after TV presenter Caroline Flack took her own life at the age of 40.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

Colin Browning has faced ridicule after he complained that a 55-minute wait at passport control in Amsterdam was not what he voted for.

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

A judge has ruled that action taken over allegedly “transphobic” tweets had unlawfully interfered with Harry Miller's freedom of expression.

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham has blasted a the BBC's Kamal Ahmed, who was forced to apologise after accepting a £12,000 payment for speaking at an event.

Briton held in Egypt for ‘patting security guard on back’

Briton held in Egypt for ‘patting security guard on back’

Tony Camoccio, 51, has allegedly been arrested in Egypt, accused of sexual assault, after patting a male airport security guard on the back.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Attorney General says judges should stay out of politics

New Attorney General says judges should stay out of politics

Suella Braverman has replaced Geoffrey Cox as the government’s most senior lawyer as the Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet today.

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer after an apparent fallout with Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Big Ben: Extra £18m needed for repairs

Big Ben: Extra £18m needed for repairs

The increased bill has been out down to the discovery of asbestos pollution and World War Two damage in the Elizabeth Tower.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

As of April, peers will receive a rise from £313 per day to £323, totalling an annual tax-free income of more than £48,000.

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill will stop terrorists being automatically freed halfway through their sentence.

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

The Transport Secretary acknowledged that the project had been so far been “terribly managed” but vowed to deliver it on time and on budget.

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK has told talkRADIO that his government is “full of optimism” for post-Brexit trade negotiations.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

The PM has confirmed the railway will go ahead along with a string of other transport measures, but the Labour leader said it was enough.

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly involved in racist chants at a match between Rangers and Celtic in December last year, according to police.

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

A deportation flight set off for Jamaica this morning but a number of those due to be on it remained after a court ruling over legal aid.

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

The PM has given the go ahead to the controversial high speed railway today despite concerns over costs and the environment.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said the plans would stop the automatic early release of dozens of terrorists currently behind bars.

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Number 10 has said a “range of officials” are looking at Boris Johnson's ambition to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said he had let himself and his club down after he appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak on Snapchat.

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Spencer White, who filmed the incident, said the teenager "could have been killed" when he was struck by a police baton over the weekend.

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

Rishi Sunak insisted the deportation was "reasonable", despite more than 150 cross-party MPs and peers calling to halt tomorrow’s flight.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

The 57-year-old made the announcement via a statement posted on Instagram

Shamima Begum loses first stage of British citizenship challenge

Shamima Begum loses first stage of British citizenship challenge

Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision Ms Begum's lawyers argued was unlawful as it rendered her stateless.

'Cunning and sinister' stalker jailed for six years

'Cunning and sinister' stalker jailed for six years

Afzal Miah, 33, bombarded his targets with intimidating voicemails and emails, authorities said

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Man jailed for murdering his wife and two daughters in 2006

Man jailed for murdering his wife and two daughters in 2006

Mohammed Abdul Shakur, 46, was found guilty of murdering his wife, Juli Begum, 26, and their two daughters, Anika Khanum, 5, and Thanha Khanum, 6, at the family home in East Ham

Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English channel

Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English channel

Women and children were seen among a significant number of migrants brought to shore in Dover

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay, 42, stepped down hours before he was due to unveil his Budget for 2020-21

More than three million EU citizens apply to stay in the UK after Brexit

More than three million EU citizens apply to stay in the UK after Brexit

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "It's the biggest scheme of its kind in British history and means that EU citizens can evidence their rights for decades to come"

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Mr Trump tweeted after the vote that he would mark his acquittal with a statement at noon on Thursday to "discuss our Country's VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health, warns Cambridge student union

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan said the motion was 'pathetic, to say the very least'

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

A 23-year-old burglar has admitted sexually assaulting and murdering a vulnerable 89-year-old woman

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Estate agents claim buyer interest is at its highest rate for 15 years

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