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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dead piranhas found in Yorkshire lake

Dead piranhas found in Yorkshire lake

Two piranhas are being tested after their dead bodies were discovered in a Yorkshire lake.

Brexit Party

Brexit Party on course for European election victory

Brexit Party on course for European election victory

A YouGov poll suggests Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is taking the lead ahead of next month's elections to the European Parliament.

T2 writer leads tributes to Bradley Welsh after shooting

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Police are investigating the death of actor Bradley Welsh after he was shot dead in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Millennials spend less than £6 a week on ‘posh coffees’

Millennials spend less than £6 a week on ‘posh coffees’

Millennials spend less than £6 a week on ‘posh coffees'

A study has suggested that it is a myth that millennials are spending their limited finances on “posh coffees”.

UK temperatures set to hit 23C for Easter weekend

UK temperatures set to hit 23C for Easter weekend

UK temperatures set to hit 23C for Easter weekend

The UK is set for some Easter sunshine as warm weather is forecasted for this weekend.

Two thirds of headteachers cutting teachers to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Nearly 70 per cent of secondary school headteachers have made cuts to teaching staff to save money, a survey has found.

Crossrail opening ‘might be delayed until 2021’

Crossrail opening ‘might be delayed until 2021’

Crossrail opening ‘might be delayed until 2021’

Crossrail might not open to passengers until 2021, more than two years after services were originally due to commence, it has been reported.

Three convicted of human trafficking in ‘county lines’ case

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used young children from London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire as part of 'county lines' gangs.

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Two rogue traders have been jailed after scamming elderly victims into paying for unnecessary repairs.

Extinction Rebellion: 340 arrests as climate protest continues

Extinction Rebellion: 340 arrests as climate protest continues

Extinction Rebellion: 340 arrests as climate protest continues

​​​​​​​Londoners face a fourth day of disruption as environmental protesters vow to maintain roadblocks across the capital despite over 300 arrests.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Men Do Complain

Male circumcision could 'arguably be called bodily harm'

Male circumcision could 'arguably be called bodily harm'

An anti-genital mutilation campaigner has claimed there is "no legal basis" for carrying out male circumcision.

eBay removes listing offering 'timber' from remains of Notre Dame

eBay removes listing offering 'timber' from remains of Notre Dame

Auction site eBay has removed a listing which offered "a section of timber" from the remains of Notre Dame cathedral purportedly recovered after the fire.

Porn ID checks

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Online pornography websites in the UK will be required by law to carry out strict age-verification checks on their users from July this year.

Child image case

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

A 36-year-old man who had more than one million indecent images of children has been spared jail for the third time.

Nazi salute photo 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

Nazi salute case 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

Nazi salute case 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

The former owner of Crystal Palace has said that there was “no reason” why Wayne Hennessey would not have known what he was doing after being pictured making a gesture similar to a Nazi salute.

Union Jack

War veteran 'ordered' to take down Union Jack flag

War veteran 'ordered' to take down Union Jack flag

A Gulf War veteran who flew a Union Jack flag in his garden says he has been ordered to take it down after a neighbour complained.

Jeremy Corbyn

Statue resembling Jeremy Corbyn moved after surge in popularity

Statue resembling Jeremy Corbyn moved after surge in popularity

A 10ft statue has been moved from a North Yorkshire beauty spot after a surge in visitors who spotted its resemblance to Jeremy Corbyn.

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Employers could be kept in the dark about the criminal records of some job applicants under a review of rules by the home secretary.

Bacon

'Moderate' amount of red meat increases cancer risk, experts warn

'Moderate' amount of red meat increases cancer risk, experts warn

Eating even a moderate amount of red meat, including ham and bacon, is linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer, experts have warned.

One in 10 millennials have never done DIY

One in 10 millennials have never done DIY

One in 10 millennials have never done DIY

One in 10 millennials have admitted to never having done any DIY, a study has found.  

Number of first-time buyer loans climbs

Number of first-time buyer loans climbs

Number of first-time buyer loans climbs

The number of first-time buyers receiving mortgages in February was higher year on year for the fifth month in a row, according to UK Finance.

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Daniel Hannan: EU elections could be ‘cancelled last minute’

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has said the European elections could still be “cancelled at the last minute” if the UK manages to agree a Brexit deal.

Richard Burgon ‘willingly lied’ over Zionist comments

Labour MP Richard Burgon ‘willingly lied’ over Zionism comments

Labour MP Richard Burgon ‘willingly lied’ over Zionism comments

The Editor of the Jewish Chronicle has accused the shadow cabinet minister of “willingly lying” after he denied he had said Zionism was “the enemy of peace”.

Universities spent £90 million on ‘gagging orders’

Universities settle £87m of civil claims

Universities settle £87m of civil claims

Universities have spent nearly £90 million on pay-offs with so-called gagging orders attached over the last two years, it has been reported.

Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn promises to abolish Sats

Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans to abolish primary school Sats.

Man found guilty of attacking four officers after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

A university drop-out has been found guilty of a knife attack on four police officers after they responded to a fake 999 call. 

XR

Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Activists from Extinction Rebellion are staging a protest on the Docklands Light Railway in London today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Advert

Women hit out at 'unnerving' cervical screening campaign

Women hit out at 'unnerving' cervical screening campaign

A Public Health England campaign featuring a texting cervix has been branded "unnerving" by women online.

Parents

Britain home to world's second-most anxious parents

Britain home to world's second-most anxious parents

A new study suggests that British parents are the second-most anxious in the world.

John Boyne

Author deletes Twitter account after new book sparks trans row

Author deletes Twitter account after new book sparks trans row

An award-winning author has quit social media after facing backlash to his latest novel, which explores transgender issues.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange given journalism award

Julian Assange given journalism award

Julian Assange has been given an award established in honour of an assassinated journalist.

Hen

Footballer denies knowing what Nazi salute is after photo backlash

Footballer denies knowing what Nazi salute is after photo backlash

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey will face no punishment after being pictured making a gesture similar to a Nazi salute.

Change UK launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group launches 70 candidates for EU elections

The Independent Group formed by breakaway ex-Labour and Tory MPs has become a fully-fledged political party and will fight the European elections.

Donald Tusk ‘dreams’ of Brexit being reversed

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

Donald Tusk: 'I will not stop dreaming about a united Europe'

European Council president Donald Tusk said he still believed that Brexit could be reversed after the UK's departure from the EU was delayed until October 31.

Boy racers receive parking fines worth £13,000 after meet-up

Boy racers rack up £13,000 parking fines

Boy racers rack up £13,000 parking fines

A group of motorists have been felt with £13,000 worth of parking fines for overstaying the maximum limit in a supermarket car park.

Parental protest

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

The National Education Union has called for lessons about LGBT+ relationships to be compulsory in all schools.

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

A university student who fell to his death from a gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral has been remembered as “beautiful and talented”.

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

Mark Francois will fight for Brexit despite ‘naughty’ name calling

The deputy chairman of the European Research Group has said that “naughty names” will not stop the ERG after Labour MP David Lammy defended comparing the group to the Nazi party.

National Action trial: Accused ‘discussed gassing synagogues’

National Action trial: Accused ‘discussed gassing synagogues’

National Action trial: Accused ‘discussed gassing synagogues’

A "Miss Hitler" beauty contestant accused of being a neo-Nazi terrorist sent a "kill, kill, kill" text to her boyfriend after talking about gassing synagogues, a court heard.

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

The deputy leader of the Green Party has said that environmental protesters, who continue to disrupted traffic in London, are “ordinary people who need to be heard”.

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Primary schoolgirls to receive free sanitary products

Girls in primary schools will receive free sanitary products from early next year, the government has announced.

One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

One in four NHS wards routinely operate at unsafe staffing levels that threaten patient safety, experts have warned.

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

More than 100 people have been arrested in London as police deal with continuing climate change protests, Scotland Yard said.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire 'fully extinguished'

Notre Dame Cathedral fire 'fully extinguished'

Notre Dame Cathedral fire 'fully extinguished'

Firefighters have fully extinguished a catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame

Fire breaks out at 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral

Fire breaks out at 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral

A fire has broken out at the historic cathedral in Paris.

Fertility clinic

Fertility doctor may have over 49 children after using own sperm

Fertility doctor may have over 49 children after using own sperm

A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have even more children.

Democracy

Prankster pays for 'democracy' death notice in newspaper

Prankster pays for 'democracy' death notice in newspaper

A death notice for UK democracy has been published in The Times newspaper.

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

The shadow women’s minister has defended fellow Labour MP David Lammy after he refused to back down for comparing the European Research Group to the Nazi party.

Salisbury named best place to live in UK

Salisbury named best place to live in UK

Salisbury named best place to live in UK

Salisbury, the city where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in a nerve agent attack has been named the best place to live in the UK.

Shell

Environmental activists vandalise Shell's London headquarters

Environmental activists vandalise Shell's London headquarters

Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion have vandalised the offices of oil giant Shell during a day of protests across the capital.

Joan Collins' flat on fire after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Sunlight striking a shaving mirror triggered a blaze at the home of Dame Joan Collins.

WikiLeaks editor: ‘Never underestimate the ability of Assange’

WikiLeaks editor: ‘Never underestimate the ability of Assange’

WikiLeaks editor: ‘Never underestimate the ability of Assange’

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson has said that the UK “should never underestimate the ability of Julian Assange to enter into a fight and get the best of his opponents”.

Jeremy Hunt: Legal aid for Shamima Begum makes me uncomfortable

Jeremy Hunt: Legal aid for Shamima Begum makes me uncomfortable

Jeremy Hunt: Legal aid for Shamima Begum makes me uncomfortable

Jeremy Hunt has said giving Shamima Begum access to legal aid to challenge the decision to deprive her of UK citizenship would make him "very uncomfortable".

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists to ‘shut down’ London

Environmental protesters have threatened to bring London to a standstill as they attempt to disrupt some of the capital's busiest areas and force the government to declare a climate emergency.

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

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