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Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Rapper among three killed in London stabbings

Rapper among three killed in London stabbings

A drill rapper was one of three young men stabbed to death in a little over 12 hours in London.

Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern

Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern

Jonty Bravery has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after throwing a six-year-old boy from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern.

Royal cousin banned from driving after speeding spree

Royal cousin banned from driving after speeding spree

Lady Tatiana Mountbatten has been banned from driving after she was caught breaking the speed limit three times in 10 days.

Indian couple win £120,000 over 'race discrimination' adoption

Indian couple win £120,000 over 'race discrimination' adoption

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council rejected Sandeep and Reena Mander's application to adopt because of their Indian ancestry.

London Fire Brigade boss steps down early amid Grenfell criticism

London Fire Brigade boss steps down early amid Grenfell criticism

Dany Cotton had been facing pressure to resign following a critical public inquiry report into the Grenfell blaze.

Rollercoaster crash victims awarded £1.2m in damages

Rollercoaster crash victims awarded £1.2m in damages

Eight children and two adults were hospitalised after five carriages derailed from the Tsunami ride at M&D's theme park in Scotland.

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Nigel Farage urged to back Tories to become a 'national hero'

Former Brexit Party MEP John Longworth called on the Brexit Party leader to give the Tories a "free run".

Singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

Singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

The 39-year-old opera singer stepped in to help after witnessing an elderly woman being attacked, but was then mugged herself.

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to go head-to-head for second time

The pair will take part in their second televised head-to-head debate of the election campaign tonight.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lib Dems vow to ‘completely reform’ Gender Recognition Act

Lib Dems vow to ‘completely reform’ Gender Recognition Act

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer criticised the plans to scrap requirements of medical reports for gender identity as an “absurdity”.

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Nigel Farage said he was "disappointed" that three of his MEPs had quit the party in order to support the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Trio admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three men have admitted being involved in an attack that saw left-wing activist and journalist suffer cuts, swelling and bruising.

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

A junior NHS doctor has taken to public transport to deliver a speech urging commuters to vote in next week’s general election.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

A group of cyber fraudsters who used malicious software to con schools and businesses out of tens of thousands of pounds have been jailed.

Extinction Rebellion activist glues himself to Lib Dem campaign bus

Extinction Rebellion activist glues himself to Lib Dem campaign bus

Jo Swinson has faced Extinction Rebellion activists dressed as bees as they accused her of "empty promises" on tackling climate change.

Protests against newspaper's London Bridge report

Protests against newspaper's London Bridge report

Protesters called for the hanging of Pakistani newspaper editor after a report said the London Bridge attacker was of “Pakistani origin”.

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

Chuka Umunna: PM risks becoming ‘President Trump’s poodle’

The Liberal Democrat has criticised Boris Johnson’s “close relationship” with Donald Trump as the UK hosts a summit of the 29 Nato leaders.

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

The comedian had bread thrown at him and was booed off stage after making political jokes at the Lord's Taverners charity lunch.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

A man has been jailed after fatally hitting a 24-year-old pedestrian while driving at 90mph in a 30mph zone.

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Two men and a teenage boy have been convicted of murder after they shot a man they mistakenly thought was a member of a rival gang.

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

The way the details a potential trade deal with the US were leaked online "closely resembled” Russian dissemination, a report has found.

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘politicising’ London Bridge deaths

Row over Boris Johnson ‘politicising’ London Bridge terror deaths

The father of one victim has asked that his son's death not be used to further an "agenda of hate" and justify "draconian sentences".

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Whale found dead with ‘horrific’ 100kg of litter in stomach

Whale found dead with ‘horrific’ 100kg of litter in stomach

A ball of litter made up of nets, ropes and plastic cups weighing 100kg has been found inside a dead sperm whale on the Isle of Harris. 

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Family and friends have gathered to grieve Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in Cambridge, while politicians paid their respects in London.

Delays and cancellations as Christmas railway strike begins

Delays and cancellations as Christmas railway strike begins

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers have faced delays and cancellations as South Western Railway workers begin a 27-day strike.

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

The government has launched an urgent review into licence conditions of convicted terrorists after two people were killed by an ex-prisoner.

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

The two people killed in Friday’s London Bridge terror attack have been described by family as "talented, kind and generous".

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

The London Bridge killer has been named as Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist who had been a member of an al Qaida-inspired group.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

The Mayor of London has commended those at the scene of today's London Bridge terror attack for confronting the “worst of humanity”.

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

The shadow chancellor said talking to local communities showed tackling climate change to be the “number one priority” in every UK region.

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a stabbing incident on the bridge was a terrorist attack, with the male suspect shot dead at the scene.

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo has been jailed for at least 33 years for shooting his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow.

Man dies after being hit by ambulance in Oxfordshire

Man dies after being hit by ambulance in Oxfordshire

A 35-year-old man has died after being hit by an ambulance on the A34 in Oxfordshire this morning.

Labour candidate to report Tory rival to police for 'hate crime'

Labour candidate to report Tory rival to police for 'hate crime'

Kuldip Sahota is making a formal complaint against his Conservative rival Philip Dunne, who said he was "talking through his turban".

Harvey Proctor to receive £900k police payout over Carl Beech case

Harvey Proctor to receive £900k police payout over Carl Beech case

Harvey Proctor will receive compensation from Scotland Yard after his home was raided following claims he was part of a paedophile ring.

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

Stanley Johnson: 'Sad' that PM's absence clouded climate debate

The environmentalist said he was disappointed his son's absence from last night's debate had "taken over" from the issue of climate change.

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

The ex-Labour MP said the party's plan to change campaign strategy and appeal to Leave voters was "much too late and much too little".

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove turned away from leaders’ climate change debate

Michael Gove has accused opposition party leaders of a “denial of democracy” after he was refused entry to a leaders’ debate on the climate.

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Police are looking for men linked to a fight that broke out before a Tottenham Hotspur match in which groups threw glass bottles and bricks.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teenage boys have pleaded guilty to threatening two women on a bus after they refused to perform a sex act.

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

A Conservative candidate has apologised for the "derogatory" remark directed at his Labour rival during a debate in Shropshire.

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Alvin Thompson has been jailed for fraud after he falsely claimed to be a Grenfell survivor and received over £95,000 worth of assistance.

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Forty-year-old Richard Hayes has been jailed for sending hoax white powder to female MPs, MEPs and local councillors.

Supermarket plastic usage rises despite reduction pledges

Supermarket plastic usage rises despite reduction pledges

Seven out of the 10 major UK supermarkets increased their plastic footprint over the last year, according to new research.

Twitter pauses plans to delete accounts of deceased

Twitter pauses plans to delete accounts of deceased

Bereaved families, including MP Jo Cox's widower, have expressed their relief at Twitter's decision

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Liberal Democrats pledge to scrap 195-year-old Vagrancy Act

Christine Jardine told talkRADIO her party would scrap the "abhorrent" Vagrancy Act, which criminalises sleeping on the street.

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Paramedics found a note on their ambulance calling them a "dumbass" for blocking the driveway of a house as they attended an emergency.

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Nottinghamshire Police have apologised for a Facebook post warning women not to walk alone at night.

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

The Tory candidate has maintained that the NHS is not for sale but argued it would be "madness" not to make health trade deals with the US.

Poll: Conservatives on course for 68-seat majority win

Poll: Conservatives on course for 68-seat majority win

A YouGov poll using data from around 100,000 panellists has said that the Conservatives would win the general election if it was held today.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

The terrorist who stabbed three in a frenzied knife attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 11 years.

Boris Johnson sorry for ‘hurt and offence’ from Tory Islamophobia

Boris Johnson sorry for ‘hurt and offence’ from Tory Islamophobia

He apologised for the “hurt and offence” caused by Islamophobia coming from within the Conservative Party.

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots pay heavy price for Tory Brexit 'obsession'

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots pay heavy price for Tory Brexit 'obsession'

She said her country will pay a price for the Conservatives’ “obsession” with Brexit and Labour’s “woeful lack of leadership”.

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