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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

Government sources said MPs were expected to be called back to Westminster on October 19, following next week's EU summit.

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Jim Fitzpatrick has said he and his colleagues will back a deal brought before the Commons in order to "get Brexit done and dusted".

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

The former Conservative Party leader has criticised the EU over Brexit for using Northern Ireland as a "pawn in this game".

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

The Irish Taoiseach will meet the PM for talks today but has warned of the difficulty of achieving a Brexit deal by the Brussels summit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

From today, GPs are able to refer computer game-addicted youngsters to a specialist clinic.

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Demonstrators are asking the public to send them donations of vegan food, hot water, camping equipment and warm clothes.

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

The European Council president hit out at Boris Johnson in a tweet, accusing him of engaging in a "stupid blame game".

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Parliament will be suspended for one week after more than two years continuous sitting - reopening with a Queen's speech on October 14.

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

The Tory MP said there are ways to get around the Benn Act, despite Boris Johnson’s promises that he will comply with the legislation.

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

Around 30,000 protesters are expected to descend on London's streets for the Extinction Rebellion protests for action on climate change.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Cressida Dick 'deeply sorry' for Carl Beech case mistakes

Cressida Dick 'deeply sorry' for Carl Beech case mistakes

The Met Police Commissioner said she was "deeply sorry" for mistakes made during an investigation into false claims of a VIP sex abuse ring.

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

The pair were blessed on London's Westminster Bridge in the middle of the protest.

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Stephen Hepburn - an MP since 1997 - has been suspended from the party following a complaint of sexual harassment.

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

A Scottish court has rejected a request to order Boris Johnson to seek a Brexit extension if he cannot get a deal through the Commons.

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Protesters from the climate change movement told talkRADIO they are rallying today because they are “scared".

Harvey Proctor: 'Police wanted Carl Beech claims to be true'

Harvey Proctor: 'Police wanted Carl Beech claims to be true'

The ex-Tory MP, falsely accused of being involved in a Westminster paedophile ring, said police wanted to believe the claims made by Carl Beech.

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has slammed planned protests by Extinction Rebellion activists, calling their protest "counterproductive".

US fatal crash suspect cannot ‘hide behind’ diplomatic immunity

US fatal crash suspect cannot ‘hide behind’ diplomatic immunity

Police chiefs are urging the US embassy to waiver the diplomatic immunity of a suspect in a fatal crash.

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

Brexit deal decision to come within days, says Macron

The French president has said the EU's decision on Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals will come by the end of the week.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Attack at Paris police HQ investigated as potential terror act

Attack at Paris police HQ investigated as potential terror act

Three police officers and another employee were killed at Paris' police headquarters in a knife attack.

Conman jailed for claiming £2.5m jackpot with fake lottery ticket

Conman jailed for claiming £2.5m jackpot with fake lottery ticket

Edward Putman, 54, has been jailed for nine years after he forged a lottery ticket to claim a £2.5 million prize.

Victim thought he would never see again after pepper spray assault

Victim thought he would never see again after pepper spray assault

A 23-year-old gay man thought he had been permanently blinded after he was attacked with pepper spray in a suspected homophobic assault.

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

PM will seek Brexit delay if no deal reached, court told

A Scottish court has seen government documents that confirm the Prime Minister accepts legislation that may require him to delay Brexit.

Cricketers accused of becoming ‘vending machines for junk food’

Cricketers accused of becoming ‘vending machines for junk food’

The Hundred tournament has faced criticism from health campaigners for offering KP Snacks prime advertising space.

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

The Home Secretary has requested another review into the Metropolitan Police's investigation into false Westminster paedophile claims.

MP Charlie Elphicke faces court over sex assault charges

MP Charlie Elphicke faces court over sex assault charges

He pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault against two women dating back to 2007.

Sidmouth 'fatberg’ mystery solved

Sidmouth 'fatberg’ mystery solved

Cooking fats and hygiene products bore much of the responsibility for a giant ‘fatberg’ found under the coastal town of Sidmouth.

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

Rory Stewart runs for Mayor of London

He has resigned from the Conservative Party and said he will stand as an independent candidate for Mayor.

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

He could face two more legal showdowns to force a Brexit extension should he fail to secure a deal by October 19.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Scottish Parliament votes to ban smacking of children

Scottish Parliament votes to ban smacking of children

MSP's have passed a new law to ban smacking in Scotland in an "historic step", with 84 votes in favour to 29 votes against.

Donald Trump tweet deleted after copyright complaint

Donald Trump tweet deleted after copyright complaint

Twitter has removed a tweet from the US president that featured an edited Nickelback music video clip.

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

The attacker, believed to be an employee at police headquarters in Paris, was later shot to death.

Rock band Kiss to play concert for sharks

Rock band Kiss to play concert for sharks

They will play a show next month in Australia for sharks and eight fans, who will listen through underwater speakers in a small submarine.

Banksy chimpanzee Parliament painting breaks record with £9.9m sale

Banksy chimpanzee Parliament painting breaks record with £9.9m sale

The piece by Bristol-born Banksy was expected to sell for up to two million pounds but surpassed this offer within seconds.

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

Boris Johnson: Brexit plan goes 'extra mile as time runs short'

The Prime Minister says his Brexit plan is a "genuine attempt to bridge the chasm" with the EU.

Belfast shipbuilders ‘ecstatic’ as they return to work

Belfast shipbuilders ‘ecstatic’ as they return to work

Employees of shipmaker Harland and Wolff cheered as they strode through the gates for their first day back at work.

Community ‘in shock’ over stabbing of woman and newborn baby

Community ‘in shock’ over stabbing of woman and newborn baby

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a mother and three-week-old baby were stabbed.

Climate activists use fire engine to spray Treasury with fake blood

Climate activists use fire engine to spray Treasury with fake blood

Extinction Rebellion members used a fire engine to spray 1,800 litres of fake blood over the government building.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Give PM’s Brexit plans a chance'

She was awaiting further details before deciding whether to support Boris Johnson’s new Brexit proposals.

Scotland to introduce ban on smacking children

Scotland to introduce ban on smacking children

It will be the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children.

Naga Munchetty tight-lipped on return to BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty tight-lipped on return to BBC Breakfast

She refused to discuss an impartiality row that was sparked when she condemned Donald Trump for comments he made about his political rivals.

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

Boris Johnson ready for 10 days of ‘intensive Brexit discussions’

He said he was confident he could pass a new Brexit deal, despite having “very little time” left before he has pledged to leave.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Prime Minister to request second Parliament suspension

Downing Street has said the PM will request the prorogation of Parliament for a second time after the first attempt was ruled unlawful.

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

PM’s Brexit deal ‘positive but problematic’, says Brussels

Boris Johnson has today written to the president of the European Commission to outline his alternative plans to the Irish backstop.

Meghan Markle sues press in ‘privacy case of the century’

Meghan Markle sues press in ‘privacy case of the century’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched legal action against a newspaper in a battle over privacy. TalkRADIO's Mike Graham reacts.

Labour's John McDonnell: Tories a 'right-wing cult'

Labour's John McDonnell: Tories a 'right-wing cult'

The shadow chancellor has condemned the Prime Minister's speech at the Conservative Party conference.

Thieves behind ‘brazen crime spree’ jailed a total of 70 years

Thieves behind ‘brazen crime spree’ jailed a total of 70 years

Four members of an organised gang have been jailed over a year-long crime spree across London and the south of England.

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

Diane Abbott demands apology over language debate

The Foreign Secretary called for "zero tolerance" of abuse against MPs as he faced questions from the shadow home secretary in Parliament.

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

Boris Johnson ridicules ‘on the blink’ Parliament at conference

He attacked the Parliament he no longer controls in his headline speech to close the Conservative Party conference.

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

Liz Truss: Trade deals could be locked in ‘within months’

She said can make a deal with allies including Australia, Japan and the United States “within months” once Britain leaves the EU.

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

James Cleverly: New Brexit deal will ‘flush out’ remainer MPs

He said forthcoming Brexit proposals will show which MPs are trying to prevent Britain leaving the European Union.

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

Boris Johnson outlines final Brexit plan

He is offering the Conservative Party faithful a pledge to “get Brexit done” because voters are “desperate” to focus on other issues.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wanted fugitive found guilty after three-year international hunt

Wanted fugitive found guilty after three-year international hunt

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been found guilty of murder after he evaded arrest across Europe for three-and-a-half years.

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