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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says anti-Brexit campaigner

‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says pro-EU campaigner

Founder of anti-Brexit campaign For Our Future’s Sake Jason Arthur has said that the People's Vote March was about preventing the UK from becoming "poorer and more isolated". 

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

More than half a million anti-Brexit protesters march through London

More than half a million anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton to People's Vote director: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton on People's Vote: 'Why are you so against a democratic vote?'

Dan Wootton clashes with People's Vote director James McGrory on the eve of the March for the Future, which will see protesters calling for a second Brexit referendum

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

Donald Trump baby blimp flown above Los Angeles

A blimp of Donald Trump as an orange, nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been flown above Los Angeles.

Julian Assange takes legal action against Ecuador for violating his 'fundamental rights'

Julian Assange takes legal action against Ecuador for violating his 'fundamental rights'

Julian Assange takes legal action against Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will launch legal action against the Government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”.

Twenty members of grooming gang convicted over ‘campaign of rape and abuse’

Twenty members of grooming gang convicted over ‘campaign of rape and abuse’

Twenty members of grooming gang convicted over ‘campaign of rape and abuse’

A gang of men who partook in a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against teenage girls in Huddersfield has been given long jail sentences, it can now be reported.

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

Russia picked on ‘weak’ Britain in Salisbury attack, says ex-MI6 chief

The Salisbury Novichok attack was done by Russia because it believed Britain was “weak and isolated” after the EU referendum, a former MI6 chief has said.

Panther

Public warned of panther on the loose in Scottish village

Black panther reported to be on the loose

Police have warned residents of two villages in Scotland to be on high alert, after a black panther was reported to be on the loose in the area.

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg told James Whale Brexiteers would demand a 'best of three' if a second Brexit referendum resulted in a Remain win

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook has hired former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead their Global Affairs and Communications team.

‘Gay cake’ bakery closes Belfast branch

‘Gay cake’ bakery closes Belfast branch

‘Gay cake’ bakery closes Belfast branch

The bakery at the centre of the so-called “gay cake” court case is to close a branch in Belfast.

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Jeremy Hunt warns there will be ‘consequences’ if Saudi journalist is dead

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be “consequences” for UK relations with Saudi Arabia if the UK is shown that the Saudis murdered missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

'If you stab someone, you’ll probably get away with it’, says ex-police officer

Former Metropolitan Police Officer Chris Hobbs has said that “police are having to backfill for” cuts to other services and that because there are not enough officers “if you stab someone, the odds are in London you are probably going to get away with it”.

Mike and Femi

'You're acting like a spoilt child' Mike Graham tells anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole

'You're acting like a spoilt child' Mike Graham tells anti-Brexit campaigner

talkRADIO's Mike Graham clashed with anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole, calling him a "spoilt child".

Plane

Priti Patel MP calls for 'outright abolition' of Air Passenger Duty

Priti Patel MP calls for 'outright abolition' of Air Passenger Duty

Conservative MP Priti Patel has called Air Passenger Duty "regressive" and says the government should strive for "outright abolition" of the tax.

Anjem Choudary

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from prison

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from prison

A 51-year-old who was convicted of inviting support for the Islamic State terror group has been released from prison.

trans

Legally allowing gender self-identification is 'bad law' says Fair Play for Women spokesperson

Gender self-ID 'easier for trans people' but 'bad law' says Dr Nicola Williams

A Fair Play for Women spokesperson has claimed legally allowing gender self-identification is "bad law".

Irish Border

Irish border issue is an 'excuse to delay' Brexit, says DUP's Brexit spokesperson

Irish border issue is an 'excuse to delay' Brexit, says DUP's Brexit spokesman

The DUP's Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said that the issue of the Irish border has been used as an "excuse to delay or stop" the UK leaving the European Union.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Man becomes eleventh person jailed for Grenfell fraud

Man becomes eleventh person jailed for Grenfell fraud

Koffi Kouakou claimed to have been living on the 14th floor of the west London high-rise.

Liam Fox cancels Saudi conference appearance over missing journalist

Liam Fox cancels Saudi conference appearance over missing journalist

The International Trade Secretary said the "time is not right" for him to attend the Future Investment Initiative.

Motorists may be forced to give way to cyclists when turning, says Highway Code

Motorists may be forced to give way to cyclists when turning, says Highway Code

The Department for Transport is considering the measure to boost protection of vulnerable road users going straight on at junctions.

Haitian earthquake

Government to fund global register of sex offenders in the charity sector

Government to fund global register of sex offenders in the charity sector

Two million pounds of British aid money will be spent on compiling a register of suspected sexual predators working in the charity sector.

Mad Cow Disease case confirmed on Scottish farm

Mad Cow Disease case confirmed on Scottish farm

Restrictions have been put in place at the unnamed farm in Aberdeenshire.

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

Emmanuel Macron to introduce visas for UK tourists in event of no-deal Brexit

The French president has announced contingency plans in the event of a no-deal.

Kleenex

Kleenex to ditch 'Mansize' tissues after sexism complaints

Kleenex to ditch 'Mansize' tissues after sexism complaints

Tissue brand Kleenex will phase out its 'Mansize' tissues after customers complained that the name was sexist.

Banksy releases video showing Girl With Balloon prank went wrong

Banksy releases video showing Girl With Balloon prank went wrong

The anonymous artist released a video showing how his painting was supposed to fully shred.

Theresa May

Theresa May would survive a no confidence vote, says Bill Cash MP

Theresa May would survive no confidence vote, says Bill Cash MP

The Conservative politician claimed that "figures at the moment" suggest the Prime Minister would win enough votes to survive a motion of no confidence.

Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia must 'play by the rules' to continue trade relationship with UK, says Professor Anthony Glees

Saudi Arabia must 'play by the rules' to continue trade relationship with UK

Saudi Arabia must "play by the rules" if they want to continue a trade relationship with the UK, the director of the University of Buckingham's Centre for Security and Intelligence has said.

Theresa May

Theresa May 'ready to consider' delaying Britain's transition out of EU

Theresa May 'ready to consider' delaying Britain's transition out of EU

The Prime Minister told EU leaders she was 'ready to consider' extending Britain's transition out of the EU for a further year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

'Socially irresponsible' plastic surgery advert banned after 17 complaints

'Socially irresponsible' plastic surgery advert banned after 17 complaints

'Socially irresponsible' plastic surgery advert banned after 17 complaints

An Advertising Standards Agency spokesperson said the decision to ban the plastic surgery advert was not based on the number of complaints made

Energy prices have risen 21% in just five months

Energy prices have risen 21% in just five months

Energy prices have risen 21% in just five months

Analysis from MoneySuperMarket found swift energy price increases since April

Canada legalising cannabis 'could be a pioneering move' for other countries, says drug commentator

Canada legalising cannabis 'could be a pioneering move' for other countries

A spokesperson at the Transform Drug Policy Foundation says the UK is '5 years' behind.

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says Fire Brigades Union secretary

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says Fire Brigades Union secretary

Government 'shamed' into funding flammable cladding removal, says FBU secretary

Demonstrators delivered an open letter to James Brokenshire demanding dangerous cladding was removed from buildings immedia

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

Theresa May demands 'very serious' response to Commons bullying probe

The Prime Minister said the report from High Court judge Dame Laura Cox should "worry all of us."

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid, warns economist

EU 'would probably' take legal action if divorce bill isn't paid

Phillip Hammond reportedly warned cabinet ministers the UK could still have to pay the EU up to £36bn of the £39bn divorce bill.

Anti-fracking

Three anti-fracking protestors freed from prison

Three anti-fracking protestors freed from prison

Anti-fracking protesters jailed for causing a public nuisance by climbing onto lorries at a site in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal.

Breast implants

Risks of breast enhancement 'don't come across in a one minute advert' says plastic surgeon

Risks of breast enhancement 'don't come across in a one minute advert'

A plastic surgeon has said he supports the ban on an advert promoting breast enhancement surgery shown during reality show Love Island, claiming the risks of surgery "don't come across" in the one minute clip.

Lower food prices help lower UK inflation rate

Lower food prices help lower UK inflation rate

Inflation fell to 2.4% in September.

Child

Report reveals 50,000 children under five are growing up in 'toxic' households

Report reveals 50,000 children are growing up in 'toxic' households

Around 50,000 young children are living in households with a "toxic trio" of domestic abuse, drug or alcohol addiction, and mental health problems, a new report has found.

Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Jeremy Hunt says he is 'very troubled' by disappearance of Saudi journalist

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his G7 counterparts have said they are "very troubled" by the disappearance of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

A couple become the first pair to legally buy marijuana

Canada legalises recreational cannabis

Canada legalises recreational cannabis

The country becomes second, after Uruguay, to legalise the use of marijuana.

Pitbull

Dog law consultant: 'You can't assume a dog is dangerous just because of its shape'

'You can't assume a dog is dangerous because of its shape'

An expert in dog law has welcomed calls for a review of dangerous dog laws, telling Julia Hartley-Brewer "you can't assume a dog is dangerous just because of its shape".

Engineers

Disruption at major London train station after damage to overhead wires

Disruption at major London train station after damage to overhead wires

Travellers are being warned they face disruption at London Paddington station for much of Wednesday.

Fingers

Finger length could reveal a person's sexuality, study suggests

Finger length could reveal sexuality, study suggests

Finger length could provide a clue to a person's sexuality, a study conducted by the University of Essex has suggested.

Barry Gardiner

Shadow international trade secretary says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

Barry Gardiner says UK should be 'co-decision makers' with EU post-Brexit

The shadow international trade secretary has called for Theresa May to put forward the idea of becoming "co-decision making partners" with the EU to advance Brexit negotiations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected at work, but not on the street'

Labour MP Stella Creasy welcomed proposed changes to hate crime laws, which could see misogyny, misandry, hatred of goths and ageism counted as hate crimes

MPs call for new alcohol levy to help treat harm caused by heavy drinking

MPs call for new alcohol levy to help treat harm caused by heavy drinking

Ministers have suggested a 5p levy on bottles of wine and a 3p levy on a pint of beer.

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Spokesperson for The Speaker plays down quit claims

Reports suggested the Speaker had told friends he intended to quit next year.

David Davies 'threatened with police action' for holding meetings on transgender concerns

David Davies 'threatened with police action' for holding meetings on transgender concerns

David Davies 'threatened with police action' for transgender concern meetings

Monmouth MP David Davies held meetings for campaign groups opposed to making it easier for transgender people to change gender, and did not allow the press to observe the meeting

Sending leaflets to suspected paedophiles won't change their behaviour, says CEO of Freedom From Abuse

Sending leaflets to suspected paedophiles won't work, says Marilyn Hawes

The CEO of a company that delivers training on how to spot abuse has claimed an initiative by Hampshire Police to send leaflets to suspected paedophiles won't change their behaviour.

Poppies printed on fleet of police cars to mark the centenary of the end of WWI

Poppies printed on fleet of police cars to mark the centenary of the end of WWI

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit will feature a poppy on all of its marked patrol vehicles.

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

The social media network announced a new authorisation scheme to approve organisations before they can run political adverts on the site.

Pepper

Robot answers questions from Education Select Committee for the first time

Robot answers questions from MPs at Education Select Committee

A robot has appeared before the Education Select Committee to tell MPs about the role of technology in classrooms.

Wes Streeting MP: 'There is still way too much sexism in our country'

Wes Streeting MP: 'There is still way too much sexism in our country'

Labour MP Wes Streeting has said he "welcomes" the idea of extending the law to protect more groups against hate crime, adding there is "way too much sexism" in the UK.

Employment falls slightly but numbers in work still at record high

Employment falls slightly but numbers in work still at record high

There were 32.39 million people in a job in the three months to August, a fall of 5,000 on the previous quarter.

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