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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A-levels: 10 per cent rise in political studies

A-levels: 10 per cent rise in political studies

Hundreds of thousands of 18-year-olds have received their A-level exam results and figures show an increasing interest in studying politics.

Nicola Sturgeon thanks Jeremy Corbyn for referendum pledge

Nicola Sturgeon thanks Jeremy Corbyn for referendum pledge

The SNP leader said Jeremy Corbyn has taken the “right” position on Parliament blocking a second Scottish referendum.

Stewart Jackson: Tories who support Corbyn would ‘blow up’ careers

Stewart Jackson: Tories who support Corbyn would ‘blow up’ careers

The former adviser to the ex-Brexit Secretary has warned that if Tory rebels side with Jeremy Corbyn they will "blow up their careers".

Nora Quoirin post-mortem shows no evidence of foul play

Nora Quoirin post-mortem shows no evidence of foul play

The body of the missing London teenager was found near to the Malaysian jungle resort where she was on a family holiday.

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

The former Tory and Change UK MP has joined the Liberal Democrats because they offer the "best way" to fight against Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn: Make me temporary PM to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: Make me temporary PM to stop no-deal Brexit

The Labour leader has written to other opposition leaders to support for making him temporary Prime Minister to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Chicken box knife-crime plans 'crude and offensive'

Chicken box knife-crime plans 'crude and offensive'

Plans by the Home Office to put anti-knife messages on fried chicken boxes have been slammed as “embarrassing”, “offensive” and “racist”.

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Members of an organised crime group have been jailed for a total of more than 100 years for an armed robbery at a south London pub.

Call-centre staff 'told to mislead fraud victims'

Call-centre staff 'told to mislead fraud victims'

An investigation by The Times suggests call-centre workers at Action Fraud are misleading fraud victims

Richard Branson ‘devastated’ to lose West Coast rail contract

Richard Branson ‘devastated’ to lose West Coast rail contract

The Virgin boss said he was ‘proud’ to have run the rail services for over two decades.

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting on a Birmingham street.

Martin Daubney: We are seeing ‘Brexit’s darkest hour’

Martin Daubney: We are seeing ‘Brexit’s darkest hour’

The Brexit Party MEP has vowed to combat any moves to prevent Britain leaving the European Union on October 31.

Campaigner stumbles in legal battle against Johnson over bus claim

Campaigner stumbles in legal battle against Johnson over bus claim

The case related to Boris Johnson’s 2016 claim the UK sends £350 million a week to the European Union.

Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic for climate change summit

Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic for climate change summit

The 16-year-old climate change activist will sail in a high-tech yacht to avoid greenhouse emissions but columnist Brendan O'Neill has branded the crossing a stunt.

John Bercow vows to fight against attempt to suspend Parliament

John Bercow vows to fight against attempt to suspend Parliament

MPs react to comments from Speaker John Bercow saying he will "fight with every breath" to stop Boris Johnson suspending Parliament.

First TV adverts banned over gender stereotyping rules

First TV adverts banned over gender stereotyping rules

Adverts showing men as "incapable of caring for children" and women in "passive" roles have been banned under new advertising rules.

Philip Hammond: No deal would ‘betray’ referendum

Philip Hammond: No deal would ‘betray’ referendum

Philip Hammond warned against "betraying" the referendum while John Bercow said he would "fight" against any attempt to suspend Parliament.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

A disgraced former policeman has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 9,000 indecent images of children and will be sentenced next month.

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in north-west London was being chased by three men with machetes, according to a witness.

Man jailed for ‘racist’ email to Labour MP Naz Shah

Man jailed for ‘racist’ email to Labour MP Naz Shah

A man who sent an offensive email to Labour’s shadow minister for women and equalities has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Police officer charged with assault at pro-Brexit rally

Police officer charged with assault at pro-Brexit rally

A police officer has been stood down after he was charged with assault at a London rally staged by ‘yellow vest’ pro-Brexit activists.

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

A drug addict who caused £5.6 million worth of fire damage to Nottingham railway station has been jailed for just over two years for arson.

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Two teenagers are on trial for murder after 23-year-old Glendon Spence was stabbed to death at a south London youth centre.

Met Police investigate officer for Nigerian Big Brother appearance

Met Police investigate officer for Nigerian Big Brother appearance

A Metropolitan Police officer is facing an internal investigation for appearing on Nigerian Big Brother despite being refused permission to do so.

Body found in Malaysia confirmed as London teen Nora Quoirin

Body found in Malaysia confirmed as London teen Nora Quoirin

Malaysian police say they have recovered the body of 15-year-old London teenager Nora Quoirin.

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

Two brothers and another British man have been praised for tackling the suspect of an alleged knife attack in the streets of Sydney.

Judge agrees to fast-track Brexit legal challenge

Judge agrees to fast-track Brexit legal challenge

A judge has agreed to fast-track a hearing for the legal bid to stop the PM suspending Parliament, setting the date for September 6.

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

The Transport Select Committee has suggested the government extend the ban on drivers using hand-held mobiles to include hands-free devices.

Donald Trump wants UK trade deal ‘as soon as possible’

Donald Trump wants UK trade deal ‘as soon as possible’

The US president is hoping for a successful Brexit as his adviser says the UK is at the "front of the line" for a US trade deal.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Caroline Lucas apologises for all-white ‘emergency Cabinet’

Caroline Lucas apologises for all-white ‘emergency Cabinet’

She apologised for creating an ‘all-white’ list of female politicians to form an ‘emergency Cabinet’ that can oppose a no-deal Brexit.

Norway mosque attack suspect smiles in court

Norway mosque attack suspect smiles in court

A suspected gunman accused of an attempted terrorist attack on a Norwegian mosque has smiled but refused to speak as he faced court in Oslo.

Goldsmiths University bans beef to combat climate change

Goldsmiths University bans beef to combat climate change

The college has banned beef and will phase out single-use plastics as part of 'urgent action to cut carbon use'.

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Five men have been jailed for a total of almost 25 years for a knife-point robbery in north London.

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

A pensioner and her son will spend life in prison for murdering a man after a long-running feud over him using a footpath on their land.

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

The gang were caught on camera attacking a security guard before making off with £75,000.

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Still time to avoid no deal Brexit ‘chaos’

Justice secretary Robert Buckland says there is still time to avoid the 'chaos' of a no-deal Brexit.

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Diane Abbott: Labour will call no-confidence vote 'when we can win'

Labour will put forward a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson only once it knows it can win, according to Dianne Abbott.

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Mubashar Hussein will appear in court accused of attempted murder after a policeman's car was hijacked and used to run him over.

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has proposed an all female cabinet to form a "government of national unity" and prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Politicians attacked over Epstein conspiracy theories

Politicians attacked over Epstein conspiracy theories

Social media has been inundated with conspiracy theories following the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

The Prime Minister has ordered an urgent review of sentencing which could see violent criminals serving more of their sentence in prison.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Trump reassures gun lobby views will be ‘fully represented’

Trump reassures gun lobby views will be ‘fully represented’

Donald Trump has promised the NRA he will not ignore the gun lobby’s ‘strong views’ about the right to bear arms.

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

Specialist officers are investigating after James Teer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

A former banker turned Extinction Rebellion protester has faced court for his role in the April mass demonstrations.

Border Force intercepts migrants crossing Channel in kayak

Border Force intercepts migrants crossing Channel in kayak

Thirty migrants attempted to enter the UK by crossing the English Channel in four small boats, including a kayak.

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Chancellor Sajid Javid has maintained the fundamentals of the British economy were “strong” despite the worst figures in seven years.

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

The family of 28-year-old PC Outten said they are "incredibly proud" of the bravery he showed after he was stabbed with a machete.

Administrators give Titanic shipyard extra week to find buyer

Administrators give Titanic shipyard extra week to find buyer

Several potential bidders have expressed an interest in buying Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, its administrators have said.

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Two people have been warned they face jail after admitting accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem examination of footballer Emiliano Sala.

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

The Spiked Online editor slammed a new UN report calling for consumers to switch to more plant-based diets.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party existed to hold politicians to account, and "return faith in the democratic system".

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

The Labour leader has urged a top civil servant to block Boris Johnson from pushing through a no-deal Brexit if an election is called.

Police play recording of missing teen's mum in Malaysian forest

Police play recording of missing teen's mum in Malaysian forest

A voice recording of the mother of a British girl missing in Malaysia has been played in dense forest near where she disappeared on Sunday.

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Muhammed Rodwan will appear in court charged with attempted murder after a policeman was stabbed in the head in Leyton, east London.

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