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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Andrea Leadsom resigns as Leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom resigns as Leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom resigns as Leader of the House of Commons

Andrea Leadsom has quit her role as Leader of the House of Commons over Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Philip Green closes 23 stores as part of Arcadia rescue plan

Philip Green's Arcadia Group announces closure of 23 stores

Philip Green's Arcadia Group announces closure of 23 stores

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group has announced plans to shut 23 stores, putting 520 jobs at risk, as part of a rescue plan.

Comedian Joe Lycett calls out local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett has written to his local MP to call him out over his voting history on LGBT issues.

Rachel Gibson from Lowestoft Library with the book

'Embarrassed' reader returns library book after 52 years

'Embarrassed' reader returns library book after 52 years

A Suffolk library has received a £100 cheque to cover an overdue fine for a book returned 52 years late.

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are better with money than men, study finds

Women are more financially responsible than men, a study has found.

Nigel Evans

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

Senior Tory Nigel Evans will 'push very hard' to overthrow May

The joint executive secretary of the 1922 Committee said he would be calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Alexa devices reinforce gender stereotypes, says UN report

Virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant reinforce gender stereotypes, including that women are "subservient", according to a UN report.

British Steel

British Steel collapse 'bad news for Britain'

British Steel collapse 'bad news for Britain'

The company has been placed into insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Nadine Dorries

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries announced she would be backing Boris Johnson in a leadership contest.

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

The Tory MP said it was time for a new Prime Minister and cabinet.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Theresa May has urged the Labour leader to compromise and back her Brexit deal after the proposals received a hostile response from critics on her own side.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

University officials have condemned vandals after the word “snowflakes” was spray-painted in large letters across the front entrance of the University of Bath.

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT relationships at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls from police to stop. 

Theresa May: Withdrawal Agreement Bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

The Prime Minister has said that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will include “a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum”.

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

A cat on Warwick University's campus has been given a high-vis jacket after recovering from being hit by a van in February. 

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that “no one can find the off-button for the Maybot” as Theresa May is yet to set a date for her departure.

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson: 'The Chequers proposal united my family'

Stanley Johnson: 'The Chequers proposal united my family'

The father of Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson revealed his family was divided on the issue of Brexit.

Niki Lauda: Tributes pour in for ‘irreplaceable’ F1 champion

Niki Lauda: Tributes for ‘irreplaceable’ F1 champion

Niki Lauda: Tributes for ‘irreplaceable’ F1 champion

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has been hailed as "irreplaceable", following his death aged 70.

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson for Tory leader

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson for Tory leader

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris Johnson for Tory leader

The chairman of the European Research Group has said that he will back Boris Johnson in any upcoming Conservative leadership bid.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver 'devastated' as restaurant chains collapse

Jamie Oliver 'devastated' as restaurant chains collapse

The celebrity chef said he is "devastated" that his restaurant group has gone into administration.

Brenton Tarrant

Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism

Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism

New Zealand police have filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.

Nigel Farage milkshake

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: 'When it's me no-one cares'

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: 'When it's me no-one cares'

The Brexit Party leader responds to having a milkshake thrown over him during a vist to Newcastle.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

The Conservative MP slapped down Philip Hammond's claims that a no-deal Brexit would be "damaging".

Chancellor

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

The chancellor is to warn Tory leadership hopefuls against advocating for a "damaging" no-deal Brexit.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

London Bridge victim ‘used skateboard to fight terrorist’

London Bridge victim ‘used skateboard to fight terrorist’

London Bridge victim ‘used skateboard to fight terrorist’

A Spanish banker used his skateboard to fight off a London Bridge terrorist who looked “like the devil”, an inquest has heard.

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

Almost one in four (24 per cent) of young people say they feel at risk because of violence in their community, according to the Prince's Trust.

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips has confronted protesters outside a school in Birmingham after they took their children out of school to continue campaigning against the teaching of LGBT lessons.

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons not aware worldwide web a UK invention, study finds

Half of Britons do not know that the worldwide web was a British invention, a study has found.

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during EU election campaign

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during EU election campaign

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during EU election campaign

Nigel Farage has been hit by a milkshake during European election campaigning in Newcastle.

Lancashire County Council bans bunting at Club Day event

Lancashire County Council bans bunting over safety concerns

Lancashire County Council bans bunting over safety concerns

A festival organiser has shared her frustration after the local council banned bunting because of health and safety concerns.

David Henty

Master forger claims to be behind car boot 'Picasso' painting

Master forger claims to be behind car boot 'Picasso' painting

A professional forger has claimed he is the artist behind a car boot sale find, which was thought to be a genuine Picasso painting worth £1 million.

Tommy Robinson event

Police hunting culprits behind disorder at Tommy Robinson event

Police hunting culprits behind disorder at Tommy Robinson event

Greater Manchester Police say they are determined to find those responsible for disorder at a Tommy Robinson political campaign event in Oldham at the weekend.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

The health secretary refused to rule out running for leadership of the Conservatives in the future.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

The Conservative peer said his party would be "entitled" to kick him out after he pledged his support to the Liberal Democrats.

Andrew Bridgen

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Andrew Bridgen has insisted the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement Bill will fail to win the support of MPs.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Theresa May is set to begin discussions with senior ministers on her proposed new "bold offer" to MPs in a final attempt to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Theresa May has been described as an “isolated beleaguered Prime Minister” by Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen.

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Israel Folau has had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts.

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne is “causing a great deal of disability” for many people who have it, Dr Clare Gerada MBE has said.

Birds

First raven chicks born at Tower of London in 30 years

First raven chicks born at Tower of London in 30 years

Raven chicks have been born at the Tower of London for the first time in 30 years.

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat, the feline that was famous for permanently frowning, has died aged seven, her owners have said.

Neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw jailed for life over MP murder plot

Neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw jailed for life over MP murder plot

Neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw jailed for life over MP murder plot

A neo-Nazi who plotted to kill Labour MP Rosie Cooper has been jailed for at least 20 years.

‘Condemnation’ of Khashoggi murder not enough to stop arms trade

‘Condemnation’ of Khashoggi murder not enough to stop arms trade

‘Condemnation’ of Khashoggi murder not enough to stop arms trade

The British government has prioritised arms deals with Saudi Arabia over human rights, according to a spokesman for the Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Louvre

Louvre architect dies aged 102

Louvre architect dies aged 102

The architect behind the Louvre’s iconic glass triangle has died.

Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry: Brexit Party is 'Mr Farage's ego trip'

Anna Soubry: Brexit Party is 'Mr Farage's ego trip'

The Change UK member said she didn't think the politician represented the UK "at all".

Victoria wood

Memorial to Victoria Wood to be unveiled in Bury

Memorial to Victoria Wood to be unveiled in Bury

A statue of Victoria Wood will be unveiled in her home town of Bury today.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

The Conservative MP said he would be voting "for a Brexiteer" to take over the party.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

The Conservative MP revealed he would be willing to stand as an independent MP in the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Cross-party Brexit talks are set to close with no agreement reached, it has been reported.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

James McVey from The Vamps has described how he struggled with his body image after coming out the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for the election of her successor as Tory leader, the chairman of the 1922 Committee has said.

Alabama’s abortion ban ‘cruel’ not to include rape clause

Alabama’s abortion ban ‘cruel’ not to include rape clause

Alabama’s abortion ban ‘cruel’ not to include rape clause

Alabama's near-total ban on abortion has been described as “cruel” by the owner of a women’s centre for not including a clause to exclude women who have been raped.

‘Failing’ system leaves millions of drivers with parking fines

‘Failing’ system leaves millions of drivers with parking fines

The number of parking tickets handed to British drivers soared by more than one million in just 12 months, new figures show.

Beer

Britons worst in world for binge-drinking, study finds

Britons worst in world for binge-drinking, study finds

Drinkers in the UK get drunk more often than anywhere else in the world, findings from a global survey suggests.

Compliments big confidence boost for women, study finds

Strangers' compliments big confidence boost for women, study finds

Strangers' compliments big confidence boost for women, study finds

Getting a compliment from a stranger has been named among the biggest confidence boosters for women, a study has found.

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