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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

UKIP leader Gerard Batten warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Brexit does not happen, as thousands march against Theresa May's Brexit deal

Protesters march against May's deal, as UKIP warns of 'constitutional crisis'

Thousands of people are demonstrating in central London as part of a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by Tommy Robinson and UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May warns MPs rejecting her deal would leave UK in ‘uncharted waters’

Theresa May has warned Conservative MPs that they risk leaving the UK in ‘uncharted waters’ if they reject her deal on Tuesday.

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Andy Park

'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years', claims man who celebrates Christmas every day

Mr Christmas: 'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years'

A man who celebrates Christmas everyday has revealed to talkRADIO's Jeremy Kyle that he has eaten over a million sprouts and around 9.500 turkeys to date.

Homeless

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils under pressure to publish homelessness strategies by end of 2019

Councils will be urged to publish detailed homelessness strategies by next winter under government plans to end rough sleeping by 2027.

Salisbury

Salisbury to undergo £500k rebrand following Novichok poisonings

Salisbury to undergo £500k rebrand following Novichok poisonings

City officials are hoping a new advertising campaign will boost tourism in the area following a dip in the wake of the nerve agent poisonings.

Waterloo Station

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group warned there may be "some impact on punctuality" as a new timetable is introduced on Sunday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity to demand affordable housing

Over 50 Croydon residents congregated outside their council building to perform a nativity as a call for affordable housing in the borough.

Rugby

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retiring from the game, figures show

Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health issues after retirement

Statistics from the Rugby Players' Association show that nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement.

Matt Hancock

'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling

Additional action needs to be taken to help with medicine stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the health secretary has claimed.

George Duke-Cohan

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare.

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says Director at education thinktank

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says director at education thinktank

'No surprise' Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says education expert

An education expert has said reports that Oxford and Cambridge "over recruited" from eight top schools are “depressing but no surprise”.

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman resigns over ‘increased English Nationalism’ in the party

UKIP chairman David Coburn has resigned over an increasing number of English Nationalists in the party, and as a unionist he “abhors” it.

Wonkee Wednesday

Bath Spa University rebrand 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after backlash

University rebrands 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after backlash

The University has decided to rebrand its 'Wonkee Wednesday' mental health initiative after students raised concerns about the name.

GPs are being ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait 3 weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments

Dr Mike Smith has said that GPs are being “bogged down” by administrative work, as new figures suggest some patients are waiting three weeks for GP appointments.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Jeremy Corbyn crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' winner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been crowned 'Parliamentary Beard of the Year' by beard enthusiast group, the Beard Liberation Front.

Theresa May

Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage', says Sir Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash: Theresa May is 'clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage'

The chair of the European Scrutiny Committee has claimed Theresa May is "clutching at straws and clinging to wreckage" with her Brexit deal.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

Alastair Campbell: 'I've been offered a lot of money to go in to the jungle'

The former Number 10 spin doctor revealed on the breakfast show he had been offered "a lot of money" to appear on a host of reality shows but said "no to all of them".

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV scraps plan to host Brexit TV debate on Sunday

ITV says it has scrapped plans to host a televised Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering

More than 40 people have had criminal convictions quashed following an investigation into alleged data tampering at a forensics lab, the National Police Chiefs' Council has said.

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister

Nigel Farage: If 'we had Brexit', it 'wouldn't matter' if Corbyn won an election

Nigel Farage has said that if the UK succeeds in leaving the European Union, “it would not matter” if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is a ‘win-win situation’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is ‘kicked out’

Stanley Johnson: Brexit is ‘win-win’ if May’s ‘nonsensical’ deal is kicked out

Stanley Johnson, father of Boris and Jo Johnson, has said that “whatever happens, it is a win-win situation" as long as MPs rejected Theresa May's deal.

Baby

Doctors can take money from cigarette companies and don't have to tell anyone about it, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

Doctors 'not legally obliged' to declare conflicts of interest

Dr Chris van Tulleken has claimed that babies are wrongly being diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry on medical professionals.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Disconnected pedals caused Leicester helicopter crash, investigators find

Disconnected pedals caused Leicester helicopter crash, investigators find

The helicopter involved in a crash which killed the owner of Leicester City lost control after the pilot's pedals became disconnected from the tail rotor, investigators said.

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

MP takes his attention away from Brexit to talk about seahorse conservation

Conservative MP Hugo Swire has left Brexit to one side in order to bring the “Government's attention” to the illegal trade of seahorses.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is not upper class according to Tatler guide

Jacob Rees-Mogg is not upper class according to Tatler guide

Jacob Rees-Mogg is not upper class according to Tatler guide

Tatler Magazine has caused outrage after releasing a guide about how to be upper class in 2019, with extensive lists of dos and donts. 

Trafalgar Tree

Eighty-year-old Christmas tree switched on in London's Trafalgar Square

Eighty-year-old Christmas tree switched on in London's Trafalgar Square

An 80-year-old Christmas tree has been lit up in London's Trafalgar Square in a special ceremony.

Elf Murder

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

A primary school has faced criticism for staging an 'elf murder' with fake blood and police tape as part of a writing task for Year 4 pupils.

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for moped-ramming driver

A former police officer said that the threat of charges for a policeman who knocked an offender off a moped in London would reduce moral in the Metropolitan Police

Offender

Businesses are 'paying pennies' to offenders, says Prison Officers' Association spokesman

Businesses are 'paying pennies' to offenders, says POA spokesman

A spokesman for the Prison Officers' Association has said he was "concerned" that companies working with offenders were "paying pennies", and not the minimum wage.

Boris Johnson gives 'full and unreserved apology' over failing to declare £52,000 in income

Boris Johnson gives 'full and unreserved apology' after failing to declare £52,000 in income

Boris Johnson apologises over failing to declare £52,000 in income

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has offered a “full and unreserved apology” to MPs for failing to declare more than £52,000 in income.

Eye

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product', says tech expert

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product'

A tech expert has warned internet users that if they're not paying for something online, like Facebook or Google, they are "probably the product".

'Worrying' study finds some Brits don't think non-consensual sex with a long-term partner is rape

'Worrying' study finds some Brits don't think non-consensual sex with a long-term partner is rape

'Worrying' study finds some Brits don't think you can be raped by a partner

The End Violence Against Women Coalition study found that some British adults did not think a non-violent assault was rape, or that sex without consent within a relationship was rape

O2 customers unable to use mobile data after technical fault

O2 customers unable to use mobile data after technical fault

O2 customers unable to use mobile data after technical fault

The mobile network O2 is investigating a data outage

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after meaningful vote

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after meaningful vote

Sammy Wilson: 'DUP will withdraw our support' if May pursues deal after vote

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said the party will back Theresa May if there was a no confidence vote, but would withdraw support if she continued to push her deal after it being voted down

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley: ‘We won’t be crashing out of the EU, we will be cashing in’

Lord Peter Lilley, a former Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, has said that if the UK left the European Union without a deal, “we won’t be crashing out, we will be cashing in.”

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

George HW Bush hailed the ‘last great-soldier statesman’ in eulogy

The life of the 41st President of the US has been praised and celebrated at Washington National Cathedral, with historian Jon Meacham describing him as the ‘last great-soldier statesman’.

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published 234 pages of unseen documents, which it obtained in November this year from a company suing the social network.

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says Shelter

More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair faces action for refusing to compensate passengers disrupted by strikes

Ryanair is facing enforcement action by the airline regulator, after it refused to compensate passengers for disruption caused by staff taking strike action.

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

Theresa May accused of allowing EU to use Irish backstop as a ‘negotiating ploy’

The Prime Minister has rejected accusations that she allowed the European Union to use the issue of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as a “negotiating play”.

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: What does it say, how does the backstop work and would Theresa May's deal keep the UK aligned to the EU?

Brexit legal advice: The key points

The legal advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to Theresa May on the Brexit backstop has been published. Here's what it says

Peter Bone MP: A no-confidence vote is needed to sort out the Tories ‘one way or another’

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters in Theresa May

Peter Bone: It's a 'possibility' more Tories could submit no confidence letters

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that a no-confidence vote in Theresa May is needed to sort out the Conservative party “one way or another” so that they can move forward.

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon has responded to criticism after it faced backlash over its £40 “hi-tech” cinema tickets being sold at a cinema in London.

Andy Burnham: 'The north-south divide has got even bigger'

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England grow

Andy Burnham: 'Shovelling money into London' won't help the north of England

Andy Burnham says 'shovelling money into London' to try and address affordability problems in the South East will not help the north of England grow

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab: Staying in the EU would be 'historic humiliation' for the UK

Dominic Raab has said that Theresa May must 'stand up to Brussels' if her deal is voted down, and that there would be 'costs' to staying in the EU if Brexit was stalled

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly over Brexit

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis: The Government has treated the public appallingly

Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis has said that the Government has treated the British public “appallingly” over Brexit.

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May named world’s second most powerful woman

Theresa May has held on to her title as the second most powerful woman in the world as she fights to win Parliament's approval of her Brexit deal, according to a ranking by Forbes.

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over Gerard Batten's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage quits UKIP over leader's 'obsession' with Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage has quit from UKIP after its leader Gerard Batten appointed Tommy Robinson as a personal advisor.

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

Environment Secretary blocks bid to reintroduce lynx to Britain

A bid to bring back the lynx, which became extinct in the UK more than 1,000 years ago, has been rejected by the Environment Secretary.

Geoffrey Cox

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs find government in contempt of Parliament

Brexit deal legal advice to be published after MPs vote for contempt motion

The full legal advice about Theresa May's Brexit deal will be published after MPs found the government in contempt of Parliament.

Child killer David McGreavy who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from jail

A man who killed three children before hanging their bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable chaos

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

The Transport Secretary has been criticised by MPs for his handling of changes to rail timetables in May this year.

Greggs Christmas range

Greggs release sausage roll-themed gift range for Christmas

Greggs release sausage roll-themed gift range for Christmas

The high street baker has released a new Christmas range, including sausage roll print socks, phone cases and umbrellas.

New £50m funding for Grammar schools is a ‘scandal’, says Chair of Comprehensive Future

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

The government has announced a new £50m fund for 16 grammar schools in a bid to create 3,000 more grammar school places, but the chair of Comprehensive Future described it as a “scandal”.

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