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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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”.

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Sixteen of the 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals who died while being transported to the UK have been returned home.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

He said he has obtained official documents that show the NHS would be “up for sale” under a post-Brexit trade deal.

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

Robert Jenrick: Antisemitism falls if Jeremy Corbyn steps down

The Housing Secretary said “antisemitism will abate in the Labour Party when Jeremy Corbyn is no longer its leader”

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise to Jewish community

He declined multiple opportunities to apologise to the Jewish community after the Chief Rabbi said he was unfit to be Prime Minister.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism of Tory handling of Islamophobia

The Prime Minster has said Conservative members guilty of discrimination are dismissed from the party "first bounce".

Grandfather named as pilot missing in North Wales plane crash

Grandfather named as pilot missing in North Wales plane crash

Professor David Last, 79, has not been seen since his small plane disappeared from radar off the coast of North Wales yesterday.

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove’s Stormzy tweet met with ridicule

Michael Gove has responded to criticism of comments he made about rapper Stormzy on talkRADIO by quoting the grime artist on Twitter..

Sussex builder wins 'life-changing' £105m Euromillions jackpot

Sussex builder wins 'life-changing' £105m Euromillions jackpot

Steve Thompson has said "Christmas will be good this year" after his winning Luck Dip ticket made him £105 million richer.

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Novlett Robyn Williams has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for possessing a child abuse video sent to her phone by her sister.

Black Friday ‘all hype’ with ‘few genuine discounts’

Black Friday ‘all hype’ with ‘few genuine discounts’

Just one-in-20 Black Friday deals are at their cheapest during the shopping bonanza event, according to the Which? consumer group.

Jeremy Corbyn launches faith manifesto amid antisemitism row

Jeremy Corbyn launches faith manifesto amid antisemitism row

Labour's race and faith manifesto includes a pledge to teach children about colonialism and injustice if elected.

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

Shaun Bailey: Uber ban shows London is not open for business

The Tory candidate for London Mayor has criticised Sadiq Khan and Transport for London over the decision not to renew Uber’s licence.

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

Chief Rabbi: Soul of the nation at stake if Labour wins

He has weighed into the election for the first time in history, warning the “overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety”.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Search operation launched after reports of plane crash off Wales

Search operation launched after reports of plane crash off Wales

A multi-agency rescue mission has been launched after HM Coastguard received reports of a possible plane crash off the coast of North Wales.

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Celebrities push last-minute registration surge

Nearly three million people have registered to vote in the past month, ahead of the 11.59pm November 26 deadline.

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

He accused Boris Johnson of saying and doing “racist” things, but did not go so far as to call him a racist.

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration after 39 bodies were found in a trailer in Essex.

Cinema chains drop gang film Blue Story after machete violence

Cinema chains drop gang film Blue Story after machete violence

A second cinema chain has removed UK gang film Blue Story from its programming after a mass brawl at a screening in Birmingham.

Former BBC journalist demands investigation into broadcaster

Former BBC journalist demands investigation into broadcaster

“Reluctant whistle-blower” John Sweeney demanded a “thorough investigation” into BBC News and Current Affairs.

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

Brandon Lewis: Jeremy Corbyn would ‘nationalise Christmas’

He said the Labour manifesto is “fantasyland stuff”, and defended the Tory manifesto as “an exciting journey of travel”.

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact checkers criticise Tory manifesto

Fact-checking organisations have questioned the Conservative Party’s financial figures after it released its manifesto on Sunday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Two Italian men who filmed themselves raping a 23-year-old woman in a Soho nightclub have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each.

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

A man who burst into a hotel room to film a footballer in bed with someone who was not his partner has been jailed for 16 months.

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has promised to create tens of thousands of jobs in a “green jobs revolution” during his manifesto launch.

Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party platform with immigration pledge

Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party platform with immigration pledge

The Brexit Party leader called for an immigration cap, a halving of the foreign aid budget and the scrapping of HS2.

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

John McDonnell: Economists ‘got it wrong’ on Labour manifesto

He said the Institute for Fiscal Studies failed to look at the complete Labour policy before passing judgement on its manifesto.

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

Rishi Sunak: Labour manifesto will hit everyone in their wallets

He accused Labour of pretending it can fund its manifesto without costing most taxpayers.

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has warned Britain “won’t go back to normal” no matter whether Britain leaves the European Union or decides to stay.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

Jess Phillips labels Conservatives 'serial liars' over tweet

The Conservative Party has been accused of misleading voters on social media for the second time in three days.

Ferry workers find 16 people in sealed trailer

Ferry workers find 16 people in sealed trailer

A ferry company said 16 people have been discovered in a sealed trailer on a ferry sailing from France to the Republic of Ireland.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘rigged’ system in manifesto launch

He promised to break down a system built by the “rich and powerful” at Labour’s manifesto launch in Birmingham.

British Airways flight delayed by more than 12 hours

British Airways flight delayed by more than 12 hours

Dozens of British Airways flights have been disrupted due to a “technical issue”, according to the airline.

Tom Brake: Jo Swinson ‘more popular’ with remainers than PM

Tom Brake: Jo Swinson ‘more popular’ with remainers than PM

He said Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is “far more popular” than Boris Johnson with Conservative supporters who voted remain.

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Jeremy Corbyn will reveal Labour’s manifesto, which is set to include a second Brexit referendum and free broadband for all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

It follows the royal's widely-criticised television interview about his links with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

'Hero' Extinction Rebellion activist jailed over courtroom stunt

'Hero' Extinction Rebellion activist jailed over courtroom stunt

Melanie Edwards, 48, glued herself to the witness stand as she stood trial in City of London Magistrates Court for a separate offence.

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn and PM 'pose a threat' to union of UK

The Liberal Democrat said the two party leaders were both "a threat" to the union of the United Kingdom.

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory candidate: Send 'nuisance' council tenants to labour camps

Tory election candidate Lee Anderson suggested sending "nuisance" council house tenants to labour camps and making them live in tents.

Hate crime rules impacting freedom of expression, High Court told

Hate crime rules impacting freedom of expression, High Court told

Police guidance on recording hate crimes against transgender people has a "chilling effect" on freedom of speech, the High Court has heard.

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson ‘just wants to be a celebrity’

The former Labour London Mayor said the Prime Minister is "happy to keep talking about Brexit" because he has no "great political agenda".

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Dominic Raab defends CCHQ changing Twitter name to 'factcheckuk'

Mr Raab said the Tory Party were "rebutting scaremongering" when its press office rebranded its Twitter account as a fact-checking service.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit in TV debate

The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition went head to head over Brexit and the NHS in the first TV debate of the general election.

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