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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Teenager jailed for branding Prince Harry ‘race traitor’

Teenager jailed for branding Prince Harry ‘race traitor’

The teenager who called the Duke of Sussex a “race traitor” in an online post has been jailed for four years and three months.

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was stabbed more than 20 times.

‘Tiny traces’ of listeria in food unlikely to affect people

‘Tiny traces’ of listeria in food unlikely to affect people

The British Sandwich Association said it is unlikely sandwich suppliers are to blame for the listeria deaths of five patients across the UK.

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood MP: Rory Stewart will ‘challenge’ Boris Johnson

Tobias Ellwood has said that leadership hopeful Rory Stewart will “stand up and challenge” frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from communal garden

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from shared garden

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from shared garden

The mum of a child with M.E has criticised her housing association after they demanded she remove a swing set from a communal garden.

Accidental cat filter derails political press conference

'Cat filter' derails press conference

'Cat filter' derails press conference

A Pakistani politician’s livestreamed press conference was ridiculed after a cat filter was switched on by mistake.

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being killed at a New Zealand mosque has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race

Andrea Leadsom has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party leader.

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

The six Conservative MPs hoping to be the next party leader are set to face a second round of votes today.

 Man told to pay compensation to Nigel Farage for throwing milkshake

Man told to pay compensation to Nigel Farage for throwing milkshake

Man told to pay compensation to Nigel Farage for throwing milkshake

A man who threw milkshake over Nigel Farage has been ordered to pay the Brexit Party leader compensation.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Boaty McBoatface successful in maiden mission

Climate scientists have said the submarine with the publicly-chosen moniker Boaty McBoatface has been successful in its maiden mission.

Prince Harry branded a ‘race traitor’ in violent image

Prince Harry branded a ‘race traitor’ in violent image

The Duke of Sussex was dubbed a “race traitor” and pictured with a gun to his head in an image posted online by a Leeds teenager.

Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid insist they can remain in race

Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid insist they can remain in race

The Conservative leadership hopefuls have said they believe they have the support to survive the next round of voting.

Dawn Butler ‘embarrassed’ to be a politician after leaders debate

Dawn Butler ‘embarrassed’ to be a politician after leaders debate

The Labour MP said last night’s leadership debate was “embarrassing” for the profession.

Jeremy Hunt backs Trump '150 per cent' on London knife crime

Jeremy Hunt backs Trump '150 per cent' on London knife crime

The leadership hopeful said he agrees “150 per cent” with Donald Trump in his latest attacks on London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

He renewed calls for Labour to back a second referendum, saying "our future doesn't need to be Brexit".

EU will not shift for Boris on Brexit

EU will not shift for Boris on Brexit

He said “it’s hard to imagine” Boris Johnson has the ability to convince the European Union to shift its position on Brexit.

Gangsters who created threatening videos jailed for 26 years

Gangsters jailed for 26 years for weapons offences

Gangsters jailed for 26 years for weapons offences

Two members of an east London gang found in possession of weapons have been jailed for a total of 26 years.

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Dominic Grieve: Rory Stewart only contender ‘talking sense’

Rory Stewart is the only leadership hopeful talking sense, according to Conservative MP Dominic Grieve.

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

The US president has described the Mayor of London as “a disaster” following a spate of attacks in the capital.

Former leadership contender Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boris Johnson's Tory leadership bid has received a new boost with the backing of Matt Hancock who pulled out of the contest last week.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna adds “substantially to the weight of the Liberal Democrats”, Tom Brake has said.

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak.

Government should pay compensation over bank holiday date change

Compensation needed over bank holiday change, says calendar maker

Compensation needed over bank holiday change, says calendar maker

The government should pay compensation for changing next year’s early May bank holiday date next year, a calendar maker has said.

Notre Dame: ‘Big donors haven’t paid, not a cent’

Notre Dame: ‘Big donors haven’t paid, not a cent’

Cathedral officials are still waiting for the French billionaires who promised massive donations in the wake of April’s fire to pay up.

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

He said he is the opposite of a “careerist” despite joining his third party in six months.

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to stop ‘horrible man Corbyn’

The business leader has thrown his support behind Boris Johnson, saying he has the best chance to beat “horrible man” Jeremy Corbyn.

Stowaway lizard travels from Greece to Wales in suitcase

Stowaway lizard travels from Greece to Wales in suitcase

The RSPCA was alerted after the holidaymakers from Bridgend returned home and found the lizard in their suitcase.

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

The deputy Lib Dem leader has brushed off historic tweets from Chuka Umunna attacking the party.

Julian Assange to face full extradition hearing next year

Julian Assange to face full extradition hearing next year

The WikiLeaks founder has been ordered to face a full extradition hearing next year. 

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

The health secretary said it was "increasingly clear" the party needed a candidate to deal with the "unique circumstances that exist now".

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

Ads that include "harmful" gender stereotypes, such as a man being unable to change a nappy, are banned under new rules that come into force today.

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by Tory Muslim leader

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum compared Boris Johnson to the Nazi leader in an attack on the leadership frontrunner.

Richard Tice: 'Rory Stewart as PM would help the Brexit Party'

Richard Tice: 'Rory Stewart as PM would help the Brexit Party'

Rory Stewart becoming Prime Minister would be good news for the Brexit Party, according to its chairman Richard Tice.

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt: 'Grow up and stop calling me the c-word'

Jeremy Hunt has appealed to broadcasters to stop mispronouncing his surname with a ‘C’.

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

The comedian has apologised for making a “crass” joke about throwing battery acid on politicians.

Sir John Redwood: 'Parliament has fought the people for three years'

Sir John Redwood: 'Parliament has fought the people for three years'

The Tory MP said it was time to "fulfil the wishes" of the British public on Brexit.

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Labour-turned-Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has announced that he is joining the Liberal Democrats.

Grenfell justice 'could take twenty years'

Grenfell justice 'could take twenty years'

It could take another twenty years before anybody is held to account for the Grenfell Tower blaze, according to a chartered surveyor.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nigel Farage: I have never incited violence

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage has said that he has never “incited violence”, but that he does “dare to challenge people”.

Change UK to change name to avoid legal dispute

Change UK to change name again to avoid legal dispute

Change UK to change name again to avoid legal dispute

Change UK has announced it is applying to change its name to avoid legal action.

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

The man found guilty in the speedboat death of Charlotte Brown will face a longer wait to find out if his conviction will be overturned.

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

A comment made by Jo Brand about throwing battery acid at politicians is being assessed by the Metropolitan Police.

Extinction Rebellion to stage rush hour protest over air pollution

Extinction Rebellion to stage rush hour protest over air pollution

Activists are responding to an inquest into whether the death of a nine-year-old girl was linked to air pollution.

Sajid Javid signs request for Assange to be extradited to US

Sajid Javid signs request for Assange US extradition

Sajid Javid signs request for Assange US extradition

The home secretary has signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States over computer hacking accusations.

Jess Phillips slams 'hollow icon' Boris Johnson

Jess Phillips slams 'hollow icon' Boris Johnson

The Labour MP attacked the Tory leadership hopeful in a series of tweets, accusing him of having "no guts".

D-Day veteran appeals for return of war medal

D-Day veteran appeals for return of war medal

A 93-year-old veteran of the Normandy landings has asked for help to return a medal which he lost during D-Day commemorations.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Jo Brand's 'tasteless' acid joke 'misfired'

The Tory MP said the comedian's joke about throwing battery acid at politicians was “tasteless”, but stopped short of demanding the BBC sack her.

Priti Patel: Half of leadership candidates have 'no credibility'

Priti Patel: Half of leadership candidates have 'no credibility'

The European Research Group member said she did not trust "anyone from the current cabinet" to become Tory leader.

Council accused of ignoring Grenfell-style 'death trap'

Council accused of ignoring Grenfell-style 'death trap'

A council has been accused of doing nothing to make a Grenfell-style tower block safe in the fifteen months since it bought the building.

Leadership race live: John Major weighs in on contest

Leadership race live: John Major weighs in on contest

Three MPs have failed to get the necessary backing of fellow MPs and have been eliminated from the leadership race. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament knocks down Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parliament has voted against a motion that would have given MPs control of the Brexit timetable on June 25.

Half of children believe life on Mars possible, study says

Half of children believe life on Mars possible, study says

Nearly half of the nation’s children believe humans will live on Mars within their lifetime, a study has found.

Jo Brand battery acid joke an ‘incitement of violence’

Jo Brand battery acid joke an ‘incitement of violence’

Nigel Farage has called for the police to step in after comedian Jo Brand joked about throwing battery acid at right-wing politicians.

Theresa May to become backbench MP

Theresa May to become backbench MP

The Prime Minister has announced that she will stay on as an MP after she hands control of the country to her successor.

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