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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson over whether he has read the report that warns of 120,000 deaths in a second coronavirus wave.

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

The Health Secretary has kept the option open for a winter coronavirus lockdown in the case of a new spike in infections.

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

The piece, entitled A Surge of Power (Jen Reid), was erected early this morning without the prior knowledge of Bristol City Council.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

The Tory MP condemned the Leicester's Labour led local authorities after allegations of modern day slavery in the city’s clothing factories.

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

The Prime Minister has banned the Chinese tech firm from involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the latest government U-turn.

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

People in England will be required to wear face coverings in shops as of next Friday in the latest move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

A record number of migrants reached the UK yesterday, as Priti Patel announced a “new operational approach” to tackling the issue.

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Sir Peter Soulsby has claimed local authorities have been asking to the government to act on illegal factory working conditions for years.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the World War Two entertainer ahead of her private funeral this afternoon.

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

Boots and John Lewis to close stores putting 5,300 jobs at risk

The high street pharmacy chain expects to cut more than 4,000 roles while the homeware giant is set to permanently shut eight stores.

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

The Commons Leader urged the BBC to reconsider after it confirmed it will scrap the free television licence fee for over-75s in August.

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

Rishi Sunak hopes discount will help Brits ‘rediscover’ eating out

The Chancellor said he hopes offering a 50 per cent discount to diners in restaurants will remind Brits that "we used to love going out".

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion plan: Bonuses, stamp duty and dining

“We will not be defined by this crisis but by our response to it,” the Chancellor said as he set out his plan for economic recovery.

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

PMQs: Boris Johnson resists care home comment apology

The Prime Minister did not apologise but said he takes full responsibility for decisions made in care homes in response to coronavirus.

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Met chief apologises to athlete over stop and search racism row

Dame Cressida Dick apologised to Bianca Williams for the “distress” caused by a stop and search after police were accused of racism.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

“Dangerous” Mark Brown, 30, of Newington Green was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Met Police racism row shows a ‘clash of perceptions’

Former Metropolitan Police superintendent Leroy Logan said the black community often feel they are "over-policed and unprotected".

Alok Sharma: £3bn green package will support 130,000 jobs

Alok Sharma: £3bn green package will support 130,000 jobs

The Business Secretary said the investment in energy efficiency will support thousands of construction jobs and put money in pockets.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Gavin Collins, 39, has been sentenced to life in prison after he killed an 87-year-old grandfather when he crashed into him in a stolen car.

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

The Metropolitan Police has defended a stop and search incident after officers were accused of racism by Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams.

Arts to receive £1.5bn as full reopening remains ‘some way off’

Arts to receive £1.5bn as full reopening remains ‘some way off’

The government has announced £1.5 billion of support to help the struggling arts industry “weather the storm” of coronavirus closures.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

England cricketers to wear Black Lives Matter logo on Test shirts

England cricketers to wear Black Lives Matter logo on Test shirts

England's Cricket Board said the move showed support for “progress and societal change” and not an explicit backing of wider political aims.

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

The broadcaster said the cost-cutting steps to shake-up regional television news and local radio in England will lead to 450 job losses.

Hong Kong: Tom Tugendhat calls on allies to stand up

Hong Kong: Tom Tugendhat calls on allies to stand up

The Tory MP said more countries need to “stand up and be counted” in the pushback against China’s new national security law in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

PMQs: ‘The PM can’t just bat away challenge’, says Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of failing to address criticism of coronavirus policy when lives and livelihoods are at stake.

Nadhim Zahawi defends Black Lives Matter slogan in Premier League

Nadhim Zahawi defends Black Lives Matter slogan in Premier League

The Tory minister's comments come after football bosses clarified that using the slogan was not an endorsement of the political movement.

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

Labour’s Jim McMahon: Boris Johnson’s plan ‘absolutely pathetic’

The shadow transport secretary strongly criticised the PM’s new infrastructure plan and called for more support for the travel industry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Theresa May: New security adviser has ‘no proven expertise’

Theresa May: New security adviser has ‘no proven expertise’

The former PM criticised the government’s appointment of chief EU negotiator David Frost as Boris Johnson’s new national security adviser.

Boris Johnson vows to ‘build, build, build’ with £5 billion plan

Boris Johnson vows to ‘build, build, build’ with £5 billion plan

The Prime Minister said the Covi-19 crisis has provided the moment to address problems that governments have “failed to tackle for decades”.

Matt Hancock: ‘My heart goes out to the people of Leicester’

Matt Hancock: ‘My heart goes out to the people of Leicester’

As Leicester prepares to lockdown once again, the Health Secretary said the government is prepared to take further action if necessary.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Twitter praised for banning Graham Linehan after gender comments

Twitter praised for banning Graham Linehan after gender comments

A professor has praised Twitter for removing the account belonging to comedy writer Graham Linehan after comments he made about gender.

Gavin Williamson: Schools project will not repeat Labour ‘mistakes’

Gavin Williamson: Schools project will not repeat Labour ‘mistakes’

The Education Secretary denied that the plan to rebuild and refurbish English schools will see the return of Private Finance Initiatives.

Nigel Farage: Boris Johnson needs to get out of this woke PC agenda

Nigel Farage: Boris Johnson needs to get out of this woke PC agenda

The Brexit Party leader has claimed that the government is out of step with the country over the Black Lives Matter movement.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Jonty Bravery, now 18, will spend at least 15 years behind bars for attempted murder after the incident at the London attraction last year.

Glasgow: Police officer stabbed and suspect shot

Glasgow: Police officer stabbed and suspect shot

A police officer has been stabbed in Glasgow, the Scottish Police Federation has confirmed. A man has been shot by an armed officer.

Cabinet minister: I don’t always watch the news, why would I?

Cabinet minister: I don’t always watch the news, why would I?

Julia Hartley-Brewer has taken Environment Secretary George Eustice to task after he admitted he did not always follow the national news.

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two men have been jailed after 40-year-old Gavin Garraway was stabbed to death in an attack that lasted just 15 seconds in March last year.

Around 140 officers injured in three weeks, says commissioner

Around 140 officers injured in three weeks, says commissioner

The UK’s most senior police officer has said that around 140 of her colleagues have been injured in London in the last three weeks.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour front bench over retweet

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour front bench over retweet

Keir Starmer asked the shadow education secretary to step down after she shared an article containing an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”.

Brixton: 22 police officers injured in street party violence

Brixton: 22 police officers injured in street party violence

Footage on social media showed police vehicles being smashed and officers pelted with bottles and chased during clashes with a large crowd.

Burnley White Lives Matter protester sacked

Burnley White Lives Matter protester sacked

Jake Hepple, 24, was dismissed by Paradigm Precision after it concluded he had broken the company’s “various policies and procedures”.

Government defends Housing Secretary amid 'bias' allegations

Government defends Housing Secretary amid 'bias' allegations

Business minister Nadhim Zahawi told talkRADIO Robert Jenrick had offered “absolute transparency” over his controversial planning approval.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Man fined for branding Irishman a ‘leprechaun’ in email threat

Man fined for branding Irishman a ‘leprechaun’ in email threat

A man in Aberdeen has reportedly been fined £280 after branding his ex-girlfriend’s new Irish partner a “leprechaun” in threatening message.

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

PMQs: Keir Starmer berates Boris Johnson over contact tracing app

The Prime Minister has claimed that no other country in the world has managed to develop a properly functioning coronavirus tracing app.

Andrea Leadsom ‘very optimistic’ about UK’s post-Brexit prospects

Andrea Leadsom ‘very optimistic’ about UK’s post-Brexit prospects

The former Business Secretary told talkRADIO she was confident that the UK will be able to strike a Free Trade Agreement with the EU.

Andy Burnham: Lockdown easing should have been more staggered

Andy Burnham: Lockdown easing should have been more staggered

The Greater Manchester Mayor said Boris Johnson's plan to ease measures further on July 4 narrowly veered towards risk rather than caution.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pubs, weddings and the two-metre rule: PM sets out lockdown changes

Pubs, weddings and the two-metre rule: PM sets out lockdown changes

Boris Johnson has announced a series of changes to England's lockdown restrictions, coming into force from July 4. Read the full list here.

Media professor backs BBC’s diversity quota

Media professor backs BBC’s diversity quota

The BBC has committed to ensuring that 20 per cent of crew members in network commissions are from diverse backgrounds from April next year.

Authors quit JK Rowling’s literary agency over transgender row

Authors quit JK Rowling’s literary agency over transgender row

Four writers left The Blair Partnership after claiming the company had refused to to publish a statement in support of transgender rights.

Sajid Javid champions growth over austerity in coronavirus comeback

Sajid Javid champions growth over austerity in coronavirus comeback

The former Chancellor told talkRADIO the government should not rush to cut public spending in response to the economic hit of coronavirus.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Priti Patel gives counter terrorism forces ‘unequivocal backing’

Priti Patel gives counter terrorism forces ‘unequivocal backing’

The Home Secretary reiterated the government’s pledge to get tougher on sentencing following the stabbing in Reading on Saturday.

MP says ‘large number’ of Tories would rebel over Sunday trading

MP says ‘large number’ of Tories would rebel over Sunday trading

Conservative MP Bob Blackman has said many in his party would vote against the government over proposals to extend Sunday trading hours.

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