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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mercury is revealed to be a tectonically active planet

Thought earthquakes were unique to us? New images suggest Mercury could suffer them too

Thought earthquakes were unique to us? New images suggest otherwise

Planetary scientists believe Mercury is tectonically active and is still contracting, as images from Nasa's Messengers reveal small fault scarps

'Thank goodness the US presidential debate overshadowed the Labour conference', says leading journalist

'Thank God the Trump-Clinton debate overshadowed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell'

'Thank God the Trump-Clinton debate overshadowed Corbyn and Labour'

Tom Harris believes John McDonnell wants to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, and suggested the last thing the party needs is for people to focusing on its 'slow-motion car crash'

Riding rollercoasters can help people pass kidney stones

Need help passing kidney stones? Try riding a Disney rollercoaster

Riding Disney rollercoaster can help people pass kidney stones

Research has shown that riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disney World could help people pass kidney stones, particularly if you sit at the back of the ride

Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5 million over Smiler crash

Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5 million over Smiler crash

Judge described crash as 'avoidable' and said Merlin's previous covictions should have sounded a warning

Ben Needham: 'fabric' and information of 'slight interest' found in Kos Island search

Ben Needham: 'fabric' and information of 'slight interest' found in Kos Island search

Ben Needham: 'fabric' and information of 'slight interest' found on Kos Island

19-strong team of South Yorkshire Police officers, forensic specialists and an archaeologist have been scouring an arid stretch of farmland where the toddler disappeared in July 1991

Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany's capital of islamophobia

Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany's capital of islamophobia

Mosque was attacked in the city of Dresden, the cradle of the Islamophobic PEGIDA movement

NUS president refuses to apologise for Birmingham University 'Zionist outpost' comments

NUS president Malia Bouattia refuses to apologise for Birmingham University 'Zionist outpost' comments

NUS president Malia Bouattia refuses to apologise for 'Zionist outpost' comments

Malia Bouattia has been criticised for describing Birmingham University as 'something of a Zionist outpost', and has not apologised for the comments

US Presidential debate: 'Trump needed to show he could be president and he failed', says Jerry Springer

US Presidential debate: 'Donald Trump needed to show he could be president, he failed' says Jerry Springer

'Trump needed to show he could be president and he failed' says Jerry Springer

The Republican Candidate took part in his first debate against Hillary Clinton last night

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sam Delaney and Ken Livingstone relive Ken's Glory Days

Ken Livingstone joins Sam Delaney for a round of Glory Days

The pair talked through the high life of being in the GLC and beyond

Jonny and Ash speak to the Labour Councillor who's quit the party and called for a party split over Corbyn

Jonny and Ash speak to Labour Cllr who quit the party over Jeremy Corbyn

John Ferret has also called for a split in the Labour Party

Sam Delaney goes head to head with campaigner who compares obesity to HIV

Sam Delaney clashes with campaigner comparing obesity to HIV

During a discussion on NHS spending

Tennessee police warn public about dangerous clowns

'Clownpocalypse' spreads to Tennessee as police warn of 'predators' in woods

Tennessee police warn public about dangerous clowns

Tennessee police have issued a warning that clowns may be attempting to lure children into the woods

Fracking: 'We're on a pathway to a world in which there are no emissions going up that are then taken down', says shadow energy secretary

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

The shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner repeated his call for fracking to be banned, saying it throws up manifold environmental issues

Today's Big Debate asked whether we still need cupboards

The Big Debate on cupboards: 'You're talking about Apartmentheid'

The Big Debate on cupboards: 'You're talking about Apartmentheid'

Today's Big Debate asked whether we still need cupboards

Mall shooting in Houston, Texas leaves six injured in hospital

Mall shooting in Houston, Texas leaves six injured in hospital

Mall shooting in Houston, Texas leaves six injured in hospital

The shooting took place in Houston, it is understood that the attacker has been shot, but it is not clear if they have survived

Man shoots and injures two people near supermarket in France

Man shoots and injures two people near supermarket in France

Police currently at flat where suspect is holed up

US presidential debate: Expectations greater for Clinton than Trump, says author

US presidential debate: 'Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton if he can avoid saying anything outrageous'

'Trump will win presidential debate unless he says something outrageous'

Historian Bill Bernard explained why the Democratic candidate is in a strong position going into the presidential debate

Siberian teenager avoids death after swinging off building to impress girl

Siberian teenager nearly dies after swinging off 23-storey building to impress girl

Siberian teen nearly dies after swinging off 23-storey building to impress girl

We imagine the girl wasn't particularly impressed

Brendan Cole on Anastacia, Strictly Come Dancing, and Judge Rinder's dance

Brendan Cole on Anastacia, Strictly Come Dancing, and Judge Rinder's dance

Brendan Cole on Anastacia, Strictly Come Dancing, and Judge Rinder's dance

The dancer told Paul Ross about his experiences

Brexit: David Cameron couldn't make EU immigration demands without Theresa May's support

Brexit: David Cameron 'couldn't make EU immigration demands without Theresa May's support'

David Cameron 'couldn't make EU immigration demands without May's support'

Tim Shipman, Sunday Times Political Editor, explained the core of the allegations against the current Prime Minister

Virgin Trains East Coast to stage a 24 hour strike

After Southern Rail disruption, RMT union announces fresh strike on Virgin Trains East Coast network

Virgin Trains East Coast to stage a 24 hour strike

The union has said the strike will be over jobs and conditions

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action'

Dr. Youssef El-Gingihy warned the suspension of the walkouts does not mean cancellation of the overall action

Jeremy Corbyn should have been 'prepared to sack' Sarah Champion, says Men's Aid charity

Jeremy Corbyn should have been 'prepared to sack' Sarah Champion, says Men's Aid charity

Men's Aid charity claims Sarah Champion's position is not tenable

Sarah Champion is the Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence, yet has been embroiled in domestic violence allegations herself

Top German Neo-Nazi living in British holiday haven

Top German Neo-Nazi living in British holiday haven

Lulz Bachmann, founder of anti-Islam movement Pegida, said he had been living in Tenerife for 'four or five months' having moved due to fears for his own safety

An ocean 100 kilometres deep could be within Pluto

Ocean three times deeper than Grand Canyon could be buried in the centre of Pluto

Ocean three times deeper than Grand Canyon could be buried in centre of Pluto

New research has suggested the ocean would be similar in salt composition to the Dead Sea and may have helped tip the planet towards the Charon moon

Jeremy Corbyn: 'If he is right and MPs are wrong then he will win over the public', says Labour MP John Woodcock

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership election with 61.8% of the vote, against Owen Smith, despite MPs passing a vote of no confidence earlier in the year

Matt LeBlanc to return to Top Gear in 2017

Matt LeBlanc to return to Top Gear in 2017

Matt LeBlanc to return to Top Gear in 2017

The former Friends star has signed a two-series deal with the BBC

Tyson Fury at 'all-time low' due to 'witch-hunt', says his uncle

Tyson Fury at 'all-time low' due to 'witch-hunt', says his uncle

Boxing champion 'seeking help' for difficulties are being declared medically unfit to fight Wladimir Klitschko

Fags, booze and burgers cost NHS £11 billion

Fags, booze and burgers 'could kill the NHS'

Fags, booze and burgers 'could kill the NHS'

Public Health England is warning that the NHS will become unaffordable unless illnesses related to poor diet, smoking and drinking are tackled

Alton Towers operator due in court over Smiler crash

Alton Towers operator due in court over Smiler crash

Alton Towers operator due in court over Smiler crash

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd is due in court today over the Smiler ride crash which happened last year, leaving many with serious injuries and two teenagers needing leg amputations

This woman gives her husband his lunch like a boss

This woman gives her husband his lunch like a boss

This woman gives her husband his lunch like a boss

If you're ever late for work and forget your lunch, just hope for a wife as cool as this one

Monarch Airlines denies financial trouble

Monarch Airlines denies financial trouble after 'going bust' rumours

Monarch Airlines denies financial trouble after 'going bust' rumours

The budget airline's social media channels were flooded with questions about whether the firm had gone bust on Sunday

Jeremy Corbyn: 'There will always be a group of embittered Blairites undermining him', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites' - Ken Livingstone

Former mayor of London says Corbyn is trying to make Labour a 'democratic' party again, but 'the party is riddled with people who followed Blair's big bank agenda'

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn beats Owen Smith in Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn beats Owen Smith in Labour leadership contest

Corbyn sees off his challenger but now faces the task of reuniting his party

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sparks fly as George Galloway clashes with a caller trying to defend Tony Blair

George Galloway clashes with a Blair-defending caller

Sparks were flying

LISTEN: George Galloway rips into 'jihad' against Jeremy Corbyn

George Galloway rips into 'jihad' against Jeremy Corbyn

George got into a heated argument with Corbyn critic Bobby Friedman on his show, suggesting the Labour leader's critics are biased against him

Mayor of Calais threatens to postpone building 'The Great Wall of Calais'

'The Great Wall of Calais' could be stopped as local mayor promises to block construction

Calais mayor pledges to stop construction of 'the Great Wall'

The mayor has threatened to postpone the building of the wall as the government has not responded

The Big Debate on dreams: 'Noel Edmonds is spraying his glands on me'

The Big Debate on dreams: 'Noel Edmonds is spraying his glands on me'

The Big Debate on dreams: 'Noel Edmonds is spraying his glands on me'

Jon Holmes invites two people to discuss their views on dreams

New bird flu strain is posing a threat to penguins in Antarctica

New bird flu strain is posing a threat to penguins in Antarctica

New bird flu strain is posing a threat to penguins in Antarctica

Scientists have warned a new strain of bird flu could pose a threat to penguins in Antarctica, and there are fears that more deadly diseases may follow

Palmer Luckey - Who is the young man behind the Hillary Clinton memes?

Palmer Luckey: Who is the tech genius leading Donald Trump's meme war against Hillary Clinton?

Who is Palmer Luckey, the tech genius leading Donald Trump's meme war?

The virtual reality pioneer is young and extremely gifted - Hillary Clinton would be wise to be wary

Brangelina: Brad Pitt is 'just another vulnerable, isolated and terrified father', says former editor of magazine Loaded

Brangelina: 'Terrified Brad Pitt facing trial by media' says men's rights campaigner

Brangelina: 'Terrified Brad Pitt facing trial by media'

Former Loaded editor Martin Daubney says Pitt will have to spend a fortune on lawyers as his divorce battle with Angelina Jolie turns nasty

Southern Rail Strikes: 'Issue of pushing a button a red herring', says Railfuture

Southern Rail strikes: 'Why is this the only railway that can't solve conductor problem?'

'Why is Southern the only railway that can't solve conductor issue?'

Industrial action is due to take place over the role of conductors on Southern Rail trains - but leading campaign group has questioned the group's stance

Labour party: 'The right thing to do is probably a split, there’s a massive gap opening up in centre ground politics', says editor of The Times' Red Box

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says Times editor

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Corbyn wins, says Times editor

The result of the Labour leadership election will be announced tomorrow, and many expect Corbyn to win despite having little support from his MPs

'How to leave the Labour Party' tops Google searches after leadership election closes

'How to leave the Labour Party' tops Google searches

Thousands may be seeking a way out of the party after joining to vote for Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith

British soldiers legal abuse: 'It's our fault as politicians that we haven't sorted this out', says Colonel Bob Stewart

War crimes allegations against British troops are baseless and 'nuts' says Colonel Bob Stewart

War crimes claims against British troops are 'nuts' says Colonel Bob Stewart

Two inquiries are taking place into allegations of misconduct in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Col Stewart believes the claims are vastly overblown

Syria: 'Russians are attempting an endgame', says journalist

Syria: 'Putin is going on the warpath to save his ally Assad'

Syria: 'Putin is going on the warpath to save his ally Assad'

Robert Fox, Defence Editor for The London Evening Standard, claims the Russians are attempting to save Bashar al-Assad - and we should be worried

Lord Lawson calls for Mark Carney to stand down: 'He was expected to come up with something, I wouldn't call for him to go'

Mark Carney should stay at BoE despite Brexit criticism, says leading commentator

Brexit: Leading commentator says BoE's Carney should stay despite criticism

Lord Nigel Lawson has called for Mark carney to stand down after being involved in the Brexit debate

Boris Johnson 'ambivalent' to Brexit, says journalist

Boris Johnson 'ambivalent' on Brexit, says his biographer

Boris Johnson 'ambivalent' on Brexit, says his biographer

Dave Hill explained his view on the Foreign Secretary's position after Sir Alan Duncan claimed he didn't want to leave the EU

Donald Trump 'sh*tpost' war being funded by Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey - reports

Donald Trump 'sh*tpost' war' being funded by Oculus Rift founder, claim reports

New report suggests anti-Clinton memes are being paid for by internet billionaire

Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

The Welsh actor is a beloved member of the Monty Python troupe

'If Labour gets itself together we can come back into government quite quickly', says Labour's Progress

We must stay and fight Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contest, says Blairite pressure group

We must stay and fight Corbyn if he remains leader, says Blairite pressure group

Richard Angell, of Labour's Progress group, says the party could get back into power with a few small changes

Officer who shot Terrence Crutcher released on $50,000 bond

Terrence Crutcher shooter Betty Shelby released from custody on $50,000 bond

Terrence Crutcher shooter released from custody on $50,000 bond

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby turned herself in last week for fatally shooting the 40-year-old black man

Mike Ashley to take over as Sports Direct CEO following Dave Forsey resignation

Mike Ashley to take over as Sports Direct CEO after Dave Forsey resignation

Mike Ashley to take over as Sports Direct CEO after Dave Forsey resignation

News comes after a difficult year for the retailer, which faces continued criticism over its working practices

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Brangelina divorce latest: LAPD is not investigating Brad Pitt over allegations of abuse

Brangelina divorce latest: LAPD is not investigating Brad Pitt over allegations of abuse

Police are not investigating Brad Pitt over allegations of abuse

The Los Angeles Police Department has told The Independent that they are not investigating allegations of abuse involving Brad Pitt or his children

Ancient skeleton discovered on the Antikythera shipwreck could provide DNA evidence about who was on the boat

Ancient skeleton discovered on Antikythera shipwreck could provide clues about its crew

Ancient skeleton found on Antikythera shipwreck could offer clues about crew

The skeleton, discovered buried in the sand, is thought to be that of a young man who was on board when the ship sank.

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