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Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Russia with Love

Salisbury church promoting 'From Russia With Love' event

Salisbury church promoting 'From Russia With Love' event

A church in the city of Salisbury - which is still reeling from the Novichok poisoning - is promoting a concert entitled From Russia With Love.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Row breaks out over FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

A row between Republicans and Democrats has broken out over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women three decades ago.

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers over cyber attacks

US authorities have charged seven Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the organisation investigating the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and anti-doping agencies.

Hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and waste stockpiled by NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of waste including human body parts stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Human body parts and toxic waste stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste including human body parts from NHS patients has been stockpiled by a waste management company, sparking a national incident.

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

False widow spider infestation closes four schools in east London

An infestation of venomous false widow spiders has forced the closure of four schools, with some closed for almost a month.

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says striking worker

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says striking worker

McDonald's 'don't care' about sexual harassment of employees, says worker

An employee of a McDonald's branch in Brixton said management sees customers sexually harassing staff as a 'non-issue'

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' committee over Crossrail delay

London’s Mayor and transport bosses have been accused of being misleading over the delay to Crossrail.

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

Pregnancy tests recalled after they give false positive results

More than 58,000 Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests have been recalled after they were found to be giving the wrong result.

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks may work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Psychologist Bradley Busch has said that pedals under desks would work better for “adults in office” rather than in a school, after a Primary school in Suffolk installed pedals under desks to encourage “an active lifestyle”.

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban: 'She upset people, and we can't have that'

John McDonnell defends Labour's Julia Hartley-Brewer ban

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Labour Party's ban of Julia Hartley-Brewer from their next conference was because she didn't 'behave acceptably'

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook is facing a potential £1.2bn fine for a data breach which allowed hackers to access the personal information of 50 million users.

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

The National Health Service is to recruit doctors from Australia in the latest initiative to boost GP numbers.

Poultry

Two pest controllers found dead at Norfolk poultry factory

Two pest controllers found dead at poultry factory

Two pest controllers have been found dead at a poultry processing factory in Norfolk following a suspected chemical spill.

Gender figures

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself, and I speak only for myself here, is that I'm male'

Debbie Hayton: 'My understanding of myself is that I'm male'

Trans campaigner, teacher and trans woman Debbie Hayton has claimed fellow trans people "need to be honest" with themselves on the issue of biological sex, revealing she still identifies as "male".

Heathrow expansion

Legal battle against Heathrow expansion plans reaches High Court

Legal battle against Heathrow expansion reaches High Court

A joint legal battle against plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport will be heard at the High Court.

The Corniche

Window had previously fallen from luxury flats where coach driver was killed

Window had previously fallen from luxury flats where coach driver was killed

Two carpenters were almost hit by a window that fell from the same block of luxury flats where a coach driver was killed by a pane of glass this week.

Chemotherapy

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor of cancer prevention

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor Peter Sasienie

The director of clinical trials at King's College London has called the Prime Minister's cancer strategy a "huge ask".

Hacking

Sir Andrew Wood: Putin's 'paranoia' the motivation behind global cyber attacks

Sir Andrew Wood: Putin's 'paranoia' the motivation behind global cyber attacks

A former British ambassador to Russia has claimed cyber attacks believed to have been carried out by GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, were born out of Putin's "paranoia".

Manchester United

Manchester United considering gender-neutral toilets at Old Trafford

Manchester United considering gender-neutral toilets at Old Trafford

The football club are looking at introducing gender-netural toilets to make the matchday experience more "welcoming and inclusive".

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Victims' lawyer condemns 'shortcomings' in security after Westminster attack rulings

Lawyer representing victims' families condemns 'shortcomings' in security after Westminster attack rulings

Lawyer condemns 'shortcomings' in security after Westminster attack rulings

Patrick Maguire, has said it is not any consolation that PC Keith Palmer could have been saved, but it does give his widow “a better understanding of what happened”.

Pret a Manger decision to change labelling is ‘good move’, says dietitian

Pret a Manger decision to change labelling is ‘good move’, says dietitian

Pret a Manger decision to change labelling is ‘good move’, says dietitian

Dietitian Nicola Rothband has said Pret a Manger’s decision to list all ingredients and allergens on food products was “a good move”.  

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France’s government has unveiled a bill to get the country ready in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

A headteacher in Wimbledon warned that ITV’s Love Island sends an “unbelievably dangerous” message and that it could undermine the #metoo debate.

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

A radio ad for Costa Coffee has been banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados.

Rare bottle of whisky sells for almost £850,000 at auction

Rare bottle of whisky sells for almost £850,000 at auction

Rare bottle of whisky sells for almost £850,000 at auction

A rare bottle of whisky has sold for a world record £848,750 at auction.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin calls ex-spy Sergei Skripal ‘scum’

Russian leader Vladimir Putin calls ex-spy Sergei Skripal ‘scum’

Russian leader Vladimir Putin calls Sergei Skripal ‘scum’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal as a “traitor” and “scum”.

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces new cancer strategy, fuel duty freeze and calls for Tories to 'come together'

Theresa May announces plans for new cancer strategy and fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May used her keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference to announce an extra £394 million per week for a new cancer strategy, a freeze on fuel duty, and attacked Labour calling the antisemitism row that has smothered the party “a national tragedy”.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock says student union's clapping ban is 'bonkers'

Matt Hancock calls student union's clapping ban 'bonkers'

The health secretary has called a ban on clapping imposed by the University of Manchester's Students' Union "bonkers".

Acid attacker Arthur Collins loses appeal against 20-year jail sentence

Acid attacker Arthur Collins loses appeal against 20-year jail sentence

Acid attacker Arthur Collins loses appeal against 20-year jail sentence

Arthur Collins, the former boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann has lost a challenge against his 20-year jail sentence for carrying out an acid attack in a packed nightclub.

Volcano erupts on Indonesia island hit by earthquake

Volcano erupts on Indonesia island hit by earthquake

Volcano erupts on Indonesia island hit by earthquake

A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island devastated by an earlier earthquake and tsunami, prompting warnings for air services over volcanic ash in the air.

Theresa May

Theresa May arrives on stage to ABBA's Dancing Queen

Theresa May arrives on stage to ABBA's Dancing Queen

Theresa May made an upbeat start to her keynote speech to the Conservative party conference by dancing to ABBA's Dancing Queen on stage.

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of MP who submitted no-confidence letter

'I don't want him in the party', says Katie Perrior of James Duddridge

James Duddridge submitted a letter of no confidence in Theresa May, and former adviser to the Prime Minister Katie Perrior said it was the 'lowliest' tactic

Theresa May

Conservative MP calls for Theresa May to step down as leader minutes before her keynote speech

Blow for Prime Minister as MP calls for her removal minutes before her speech

Theresa May suffered a blow less than an hour before her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference as one of her own MPs called for her to be removed as party leader.

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May: People are 'appalled' by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Theresa May used her closing speech at the Conservative Party conference to attack Labour and say the Conservatives were the party of 'unionism', despite internal divisions

Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger announce full ingredient labelling after death of teenager

Pret a Manger announce full ingredient labelling after death of teenager

The food company has announced it will list all ingredients and allergens on products after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to one of the chain's sandwiches.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

Matt Hancock on his dyslexia: 'Spellchecker saved my life professionally'

The health secretary told talkRADIO about his struggles with dyslexia, revealing to Julia Hartley-Brewer that "spellchecker saved my life professionally".

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

Lord Heseltine: Brexit will 'diminish our status in the world'

The former deputy Prime Minister has claimed Brexit will "diminish our status in the world" claiming the only solution is a second vote.

Conservative society

Student Conservative society under fire after wearing t-shirts with the slogan 'F*** the NHS'

Student Conservatives under fire for 'F*** the NHS' t-shirts

The Plymouth University Conservative society have come under fire after a picture surfaced of the group sporting Hitler-style moustaches and t-shirts scribbled with 'F*** the NHS'.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to over 1200 people

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to over 1,200 people

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to over 1,200 people

Trucks carrying food for desperate survivors of the earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island have rolled in with a police escort to guard against looters as the death toll soared past 1,200.

Amazon raises minimum wages for UK employees

Amazon raises minimum wages for UK employees

Amazon raises minimum wages for UK employees

Retail giant Amazon is to increase its minimum wage to £10.50 an hour in London and £9.50 for other parts of the UK, the company has announced.

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

Second UKIP MEP quits over ‘extreme’ views of party leader Gerard Batten

A second UKIP MEP has quit the party in protest at the “extreme nationalist and reactionary” views of leader Gerard Batten.

Posie Parker: ‘They have harvested photos of my children from private accounts’

Posie Parker: ‘They have harvested photos of my children from private accounts’

Posie Parker: ‘They have harvested photos of my children from private accounts’

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, has said that she is used to being accused of being transphobic, but she was not prepared for photos of her children to be harvested from “private accounts”.

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Sajid Javid: Concerns about immigration don't make people 'hostile'

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was eager to define a new immigration policy for the UK post-Brexit

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

Sajid Javid: 'Let's just deal with it upfront - yes, I did watch Bodyguard'

In his speech at the Conservative party conference, the home secretary revealed he watched popular BBC drama the Bodyguard.

Smashed window

Man killed by window falling from luxury block of flats

Man killed by window falling from luxury block of flats

A man has died after being hit by what appeared to be a window that had fallen from a luxury block of flats in central London.

‘Serious risk’ of more airline failures following Primera Air collapse

‘Serious risk’ of more airline failures following Primera Air collapse

‘Serious risk’ of more airline failures following Primera Air collapse

There is a “serious risk” that more airlines will go bust following the demise of Primera Air, an industry expert has warned.

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Crowd cheers as Boris Johnson demands Theresa May ‘chuck Chequers’

Boris Johnson used his speech at the Conservative Party Conference to call for the Prime Minister to “chuck Chequers” describing it as a “democratic injustice”.

talkRADIO's Steph and Dom to explore whether medical cannabis can help their son in TV documentary

talkRADIO's Steph and Dom to explore whether medical cannabis can help their son in TV documentary

Steph and Dom to explore whether medical cannabis can help their son in TV doc

talkRADIO hosts Steph and Dom will host a TV programme looking at the effects of medical cannabis

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes appearance at anti-Brexit 'funeral' protest

Our Future, Our Choice staged a demonstration outside the Conservative Party conference where they carried a coffin representing Brexit through the street

Passengers stranded after airline collapses

Passengers stranded after airline collapses

Passengers stranded after airline collapses

The collapse of Primera Air has left passengers stranded and many others forced to pay for expensive alternative tickets as the airline confirmed it had entered into administration.

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces law change to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Theresa May announces civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

The government is to change the law to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, Theresa May has announced.

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