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Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Press and social media criticised after Caroline Flack death

Psychologists have condemned media coverage and social media trolls after TV presenter Caroline Flack took her own life at the age of 40.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

Colin Browning has faced ridicule after he complained that a 55-minute wait at passport control in Amsterdam was not what he voted for.

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Judge: Police interfered with free speech over ‘transphobic’ tweets

A judge has ruled that action taken over allegedly “transphobic” tweets had unlawfully interfered with Harry Miller's freedom of expression.

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham has blasted a the BBC's Kamal Ahmed, who was forced to apologise after accepting a £12,000 payment for speaking at an event.

Briton held in Egypt for ‘patting security guard on back’

Briton held in Egypt for ‘patting security guard on back’

Tony Camoccio, 51, has allegedly been arrested in Egypt, accused of sexual assault, after patting a male airport security guard on the back.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Attorney General says judges should stay out of politics

New Attorney General says judges should stay out of politics

Suella Braverman has replaced Geoffrey Cox as the government’s most senior lawyer as the Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet today.

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer after an apparent fallout with Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Big Ben: Extra £18m needed for repairs

Big Ben: Extra £18m needed for repairs

The increased bill has been out down to the discovery of asbestos pollution and World War Two damage in the Elizabeth Tower.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

Boris Johnson: Lords' pay rise 'a decision for them'

As of April, peers will receive a rise from £313 per day to £323, totalling an annual tax-free income of more than £48,000.

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Jeremy Corbyn: Would PM expel foreign criminals if they were white?

Boris Johnson and the Labour leader came to blows in a row over race, deportation and Windrush during PMQs this afternoon.

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

Bill to block early release of terrorists set to clear Commons

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill will stop terrorists being automatically freed halfway through their sentence.

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

Grant Shapps: HS2 project will be run ‘like the Olympics’

The Transport Secretary acknowledged that the project had been so far been “terribly managed” but vowed to deliver it on time and on budget.

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

Australia ‘optimistic’ for ‘ambitious’ free trade deal with UK

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK has told talkRADIO that his government is “full of optimism” for post-Brexit trade negotiations.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

Jeremy Corbyn: North will be ‘sorely disappointed’ by HS2 plans

The PM has confirmed the railway will go ahead along with a string of other transport measures, but the Labour leader said it was enough.

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly involved in racist chants at a match between Rangers and Celtic in December last year, according to police.

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

A deportation flight set off for Jamaica this morning but a number of those due to be on it remained after a court ruling over legal aid.

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

The PM has given the go ahead to the controversial high speed railway today despite concerns over costs and the environment.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said the plans would stop the automatic early release of dozens of terrorists currently behind bars.

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Government looking into potential for Scotland-NI bridge

Number 10 has said a “range of officials” are looking at Boris Johnson's ambition to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said he had let himself and his club down after he appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak on Snapchat.

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Spencer White, who filmed the incident, said the teenager "could have been killed" when he was struck by a police baton over the weekend.

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

Rishi Sunak insisted the deportation was "reasonable", despite more than 150 cross-party MPs and peers calling to halt tomorrow’s flight.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

The 57-year-old made the announcement via a statement posted on Instagram

Shamima Begum loses first stage of British citizenship challenge

Shamima Begum loses first stage of British citizenship challenge

Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision Ms Begum's lawyers argued was unlawful as it rendered her stateless.

'Cunning and sinister' stalker jailed for six years

'Cunning and sinister' stalker jailed for six years

Afzal Miah, 33, bombarded his targets with intimidating voicemails and emails, authorities said

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Man jailed for murdering his wife and two daughters in 2006

Man jailed for murdering his wife and two daughters in 2006

Mohammed Abdul Shakur, 46, was found guilty of murdering his wife, Juli Begum, 26, and their two daughters, Anika Khanum, 5, and Thanha Khanum, 6, at the family home in East Ham

Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English channel

Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English channel

Women and children were seen among a significant number of migrants brought to shore in Dover

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay, 42, stepped down hours before he was due to unveil his Budget for 2020-21

More than three million EU citizens apply to stay in the UK after Brexit

More than three million EU citizens apply to stay in the UK after Brexit

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "It's the biggest scheme of its kind in British history and means that EU citizens can evidence their rights for decades to come"

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Mr Trump tweeted after the vote that he would mark his acquittal with a statement at noon on Thursday to "discuss our Country's VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health, warns Cambridge student union

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan said the motion was 'pathetic, to say the very least'

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

A 23-year-old burglar has admitted sexually assaulting and murdering a vulnerable 89-year-old woman

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Estate agents claim buyer interest is at its highest rate for 15 years

Ryanair ads banned for 'misleading' environmental claims

Ryanair ads banned for 'misleading' environmental claims

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled that the budget airline broke rules on environmental claims and misleading consumers in its press, TV, and radio ads from September 2019

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

The Culture Secretary, Baroness Morgan has said the BBC needs to "move with the times" or it could go the same way as collapsed video rental firm Blockbuster

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Government 'committed to media freedom', says Minister after press walkout

Government 'committed to media freedom', says Minister after press walkout

The head of the civil service has been urged to investigate the "deeply disturbing" decision to order journalists to leave the press briefing

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Hashem Abedi, 22, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of helping his brother plan the suicide attack

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said legislation could be tabled within days

BBC licence fee to rise £3 from April

BBC licence fee to rise £3 from April

The cost of the annual television licence fee will increase by £3, from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

'Persistent and systematic' stalker harassed the Newsnight presenter for more than 25 years, writes Bethany Papworth

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan has questioned the government’s handling of terrorists released from prison after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, writes Bethany Papworth

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Fanatic Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police following a stabbing attack in south London, writes Bethany Papworth

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Azen Dajci, 25, Fabion Kuci, 27, and Ardi Sheta, 19, were jailed for a total of more than 15 years for aggravated burglary.

Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter for breaching hate rules

Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter for breaching hate rules

The controversial commentator's account was suspended for breaching Twitter's hateful conduct policy, amid calls from anti-hate campaigners.

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

A “Missing EU Already” rally is set to take place outside Scottish Parliament while Stirling will host a “Keep a Light on for the EU” event.

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

The Brexit Party leader has hailed today as a “moment in history” as Britain gears up for its departure from the European Union.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Last Battle of Britain fighter pilot ace dies aged 101

Last Battle of Britain fighter pilot ace dies aged 101

Wing Commander Paul Farnes was among the 3,000 airmen who defended the skies above southern England for three-and-a-half months in 1940.

‘War on language’: Laurence Fox defends Alastair Stewart

‘War on language’: Laurence Fox defends Alastair Stewart

The actor has come out in support of the ITV News veteran, saying the row has been caused by "authoritarian, totalitarian ideologues".

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

British MEPs are packing up their offices in Brussels as the UK enters its last full day as a member of the European Union.

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

The journalist is stepping down from presenting on ITV News after the network said he "breached" editorial guidelines on social media.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

The BBC has announced cuts to some of its major news platforms in a bid to “reduce duplication” and save £80 million.

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

The former adviser's comments follow a leaked report into the Labour's election defeat that appeared to remove blame from Mr Corbyn.

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Dan Aiyegbusi, 23, posted videos online flashing the cash he had laundered by colluding with UK and international organised hackers.

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Germany-based Arriva will be stripped of the franchise and the government-controlled Operator of Last Resort will take over on March 1.

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