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Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Peter Tatchell: ‘Julian Assange published the truth’

Peter Tatchell: ‘Julian Assange published the truth’

Peter Tatchell: ‘Julian Assange published the truth’

Peter Tatchell has defended Julian Assange and insisted he published the "truth”.

Nigel Farage: EU elections ‘first step in political revolution'

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage: EU elections first step in political revolution

Nigel Farage has said that the European elections beginning on May 23 will be the “first step to attempting a political revolution”.

John Redwood is 'desperate to get our hands' on £39bn sent to EU

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

John Redwood 'desperate' to get EU money

Conservative MP John Redwood has said he is “desperate” to get the money the UK sends to Brussels as part of its EU membership.

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Shila Iqbal has been fired from Emmerdale over historic offensive tweets, the soap has confirmed.

Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

Brexit briefing: Government stands down no-deal Brexit plans

The government is standing down emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit following the latest delay to Britain's withdrawal from the EU, it has been reported.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson accusers 'motivated by money', claims goddaughter

Michael Jackson accusers 'motivated by money', claims goddaughter

The goddaughter of Michael Jackson told talkRADIO's Eamonn Holmes she believes the singer is innocent of sexual abuse allegations against him.

Diane Abbott Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

Diane Abbott defends Julian Assange

The politician claimed Julian Assange was being pursued because he "exposed wrongdoing" and not to protect "US national security".

Mother slams Poundland for selling 'sex pest' babygrow

Mother slams Poundland for selling 'sex pest' babygrow

A mum-of-two has criticised the chain for selling a babygrow emblazoned with the phrase 'Lock Up Your Daughters'.

Bob Neill

Bob Neill: 'Stronger' regulation of bailiffs needed

Bob Neill: 'Stronger' regulation of bailiffs needed

Justice select committee chair Bob Neill has called for "stronger" and "more independent regulation" of the debt enforcement sector.

Home Office apologises after email error

Home Office apologises after email error

Home Office apologises after email error

The Home Office has issued its second apology over a data protection blunder in less than a week.

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

Not taking your shoes off on entry, asking for the wi-fi password, and using your mobile phone at the dinner table have emerged as house rules guests break most regularly, it has emerged.

West London bridge closed ‘indefinitely’ after faults found

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

A historic bridge in west London has been closed to traffic after "critical faults" were discovered in the structure.

Squatters resist eviction from famous Bristol landmark

Squatters resist eviction from Bristol roundabout

Squatters resist eviction from Bristol roundabout

Squatters who are living on a famous Bristol landmark are resisting attempts to evict them.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

Jacob Rees-Mogg: UKIP's ‘Tommy Robinson-style’ concerns me

The chairman of the European Research Group has said that he is concerned about the “Tommy Robinson-style” UKIP has adopted in the run up to the European elections.

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to custody

Julian Assange has pleaded not guilty to a charge at Westminster Magistrates' Court that he failed to surrender to custody as required for an extradition order to Sweden.

Sammy Wilson: Changing leader could give different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

Sammy Wilson: New PM could provide different Brexit outcome

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said that a change in prime minister could provide a “different outcome” in the EU negotiations.

Government adviser sacked over Islamophobia comments

Sir Roger Scruton sacked over 'Islamophobia' comments

Sir Roger Scruton sacked over 'Islamophobia' comments

Sir Roger Scruton has been sacked from his post as a government adviser after he faced backlash over "unacceptable" comments on the definition of Islamophobia.

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Dominic Grieve: ‘People in a democracy can change their minds’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that Remain would have to be an option in a second referendum because “people in a democracy are allowed to change their minds”.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

Brexit briefing: EU leaders grant Brexit delay until October 31

The UK is heading for a Halloween Brexit after the remaining 27 EU nations offered Theresa May a further six months to get her withdrawal deal approved.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Dorchester

Police Federation boycott Dorchester Hotel over Brunei controversy

Police Federation boycott Dorchester Hotel over Brunei controversy

The Police Federation have announced they will no longer host an annual awards ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel because of its ties to Brunei.

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

A bogus parking company made a fortune by promising to look after holidaymakers' cars before ditching the vehicles.

Paris Attacks 2015

Restaurateur to be jailed for trying to profit from Paris attacks

Restaurateur to be jailed for trying to profit from Paris attacks

A restaurant manager has been sentenced to prison after pretending to be a victim of the fatal Paris attacks in 2015.

First-ever close up image of black hole revealed

First-ever image of black hole revealed

First-ever image of black hole revealed

Astronomers have revealed the first close-up images of a monster black hole during a global event.

One in five Britons feel ‘overwhelmed’ when booking holidays

One in five Britons feel ‘overwhelmed’ when booking holidays

One in five Britons feel ‘overwhelmed’ when booking holidays

One in five Britons have admitted to feeling “overwhelmed” when booking their holidays, a study has found.

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

The education secretary has set up 12 Institutes of Technology across the country to “address the skill needs of businesses”.

Terror suspect likened National Action ideology to Labour Party, court hears

Terror suspect likened National Action ideology to Labour Party, court hears

A neo-Nazi terror suspect likened the ideology of the outlawed National Action group to views held by the Labour Party, a court heard.

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accuses PM of making 'backroom deal' with Corbyn

Ian Blackford accused the two party leaders of cooking up a "backroom deal" by holding cross-party talks on Brexit.

European bacon prices soaring due to African swine fever outbreak

European bacon prices soaring due to African swine fever outbreak

European bacon prices soaring due to African swine fever outbreak

The chief executive of the National Pig Association has said that European bacon prices have “dramatically” increased after an African swine fever outbreak in China.

Brandon William Pyatt

Serial conman caught after 21 years

Serial conman caught after 21 years

A conman who faced legal action after using Manchester United striker Eric Cantona's image on a range of wines without his permission has been caught after 21 years on the run.

Damian Hinds says parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Headteachers have been told consultation does not mean parents have the right to veto parts of the new relationships and sex education curriculum.

Game of Thrones

Dogs Trust blames Game of Thrones for spike in abandoned pets

Dogs Trust blames Game of Thrones for spike in abandoned pets

The Dogs Trust has blamed TV series Game of Thrones for an increase in the number of wolf-like dogs being abandoned.

Bill Cash MP brands Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

Tory MP Bill Cash: Brexit delay ‘total travesty’

The member of the European Scrutiny Committee has said that the further extension of Article 50 is a “complete and total travesty of constitutional arrangements”.

Warner Bros takes legal action against Donald Trump

Warner Bros takes legal action against Donald Trump

Warner Bros takes legal action against Donald Trump

Warner Bros has launched legal action against Donald Trump after he used music from The Dark Knight Rises in a tweet.

Man who plotted to bomb mosque to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

A man who hoarded fireworks in a plot to bomb a mosque in south London will be jailed later today.

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

Brexit briefing: EU leaders poised to grant longer Brexit delay

European leaders are poised to grant Theresa May a longer extension to Britain's membership of the EU than she will request at a crunch summit in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Man admits sending threatening messages to MPs

Man admits sending threatening messages to MPs

A 51-year-old man has admitted sending threatening messages to MPs including former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan and Labour's Yvette Cooper.

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

A Turkish criminal was initially allowed to stay in the UK because a judge said his association with a gang showed that he had integrated into British life.

Facebook

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook has updated how it deals with users who have died, including preventing their accounts being promoted to friends and family on birthdays.

Vaping

Vaping behind the wheel could lead to £2,500 fine

Vaping behind the wheel could lead to £2,500 fine

Motorists are being warned they could face thousands of pounds in fines and even lose their licence if caught vaping behind the wheel.

Cycling

Average Brit spends over £65k on maintaining healthy lifestyle

Average Brit spends over £65k on maintaining healthy lifestyle

Britons will spend more than £65,000 over their lifetime looking after their basic health, a study has suggested.

 Donald Trump to put tariffs on £8.4bn worth of EU goods

Donald Trump to put tariffs on £8.4bn worth of EU goods

Donald Trump to put tariffs on £8.4bn worth of EU goods

US president Donald Trump has said he will put tariffs on 11 billion dollars (£8.4 billion) worth of European Union cheese, wine and other goods.

Teacher at centre of LGBT education row receives ‘threats’

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

The teacher at the centre of protest for teaching LGBT relationship lessons has received threats and other "nasty" messages.

Hacker

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

A hacker who blackmailed porn website users in what investigators say is the UK's most serious cyber crime case has been jailed for over six years.

Ducklings

Waitrose pulls 'racist' chocolate ducks from sale

Waitrose pulls 'racist' chocolate ducks from sale

The supermarket chain was accused of racism after labelling its dark chocolate ducks 'ugly' on packaging.

Nearly 2,500 council employees paid over £100k

Nearly 2,500 council employees paid over £100k

Nearly 2,500 council employees paid over £100k

Nearly 2,500 council employees received pay packages worth more than £100,000 last year, a report claims.

Cooper bill receives royal assent becoming law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

Cooper bill to extend Article 50 becomes law

The bill put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper to extend Article 50 in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit has received royal assent and become law.

Justice secretary announces “long overdue” changes to divorces laws

Justice secretary announces 'long overdue' changes to divorce laws

Justice secretary announces 'long overdue' changes to divorce laws

David Gauke has said the new divorce laws are “long overdue” as the justice secretary announced they were taking out “an element that drives up animosity”.

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

Anti-Brexit campaigners target Boris Johnson with fake leadership website

A youth group campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit has targeted the former foreign secretary by creating him a fake website for his bid to be the next leader of the Conservative party.

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

Owen Paterson urges Theresa May to 'move aside’

The former environment secretary has said that the prime minister should “move aside” ahead of Friday, so that the UK can leave the EU without a deal.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

Brexit briefing: PM to meet Merkel and Macron in push for A50 extension

The prime minister is to visit Berlin and Paris for Brexit talks as she seeks support for a further Article 50 extension.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Emma Appleby

Emma Appleby: 'We're not fine' despite medical cannabis law changes

Emma Appleby: 'We're not fine' despite medical cannabis law changes

A mother caught trying to bring medical cannabis into the UK to treat her severely epileptic daughter has said families are still suffering despite legal changes.  

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

The government has been “hugely reluctant” to relocate local interpreters who assisted British forces in Afghanistan to Britain, the chair of the defence committee has warned.

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

An annual survey on political engagement has found that 54 per cent of respondents believed the country needed a “strong leader willing to break the rules”.

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

An army cadet who praised Adolf Hitler constructed a potential bomb after researching instructions online, a court has heard.

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Four police officers were savagely attacked in the line of duty by a knifeman who lured them with a bogus 999 call, a court has heard.

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