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Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

A judge has issued a fresh injunction against protesters demonstrating against LGBT relationship education at a primary school in Birmingham.

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Tory leadership race: Final 10 MPs named

Ten contenders in the Tory leadership race have been nominated to go through to the first round of voting by MPs.

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Sam Gyimah drops out of Tory leadership race

Conservative former minister Sam Gyimah has announced he is pulling out of the Tory leadership race.

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Broadcaster Ian Wright has said that the Women’s FIFA World Cup “does not need” male pundits.

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Donald Trump has demanded Twitter allow “banned Conservative voices” back onto the platform “without restriction”.

Protester storms stage over ‘fake Conservative’ Esther McVey

Protester storms stage over ‘fake Conservative’ Esther McVey

Esther McVey’s leadership campaign launch was hijacked by a protester who branded her a “fake Conservative”.

Conservative leadership race: What happens next?

Conservative leadership race: What happens next?

After several weeks of jostling, the candidates to replace Theresa May have begun officially launching their campaigns.

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

Free TV licence fees for over-75s are to be means-tested, the BBC has announced.

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting over a primary school teaching about LGBT relationships are “misinformed”, a pro-LGBT campaigner has said.

Cold reception to Green Party councillor’s ice cream van crackdown

Cold reception to Green Party councillor’s ice cream van crackdown

A Green Party councillor in Sheffield has sparked outrage with a proposal that could bring about the end of soft ice cream.

TaxPayers’ Alliance backs Boris Johnson tax plan

TaxPayers’ Alliance backs Boris Johnson tax plan

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has thrown its support behind Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut income tax for high earners, should he become Prime Minister.

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan aware of apartment 'issues' before Barking blaze

Sadiq Khan has revealed the block of flats that were destroyed in a fire yesterday were already on City Hall’s radar before the blaze.

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Andrea Leadsom 'not proud' of smoking cannabis

Andrea Leadsom 'not proud' of smoking cannabis

The leadership contender said she "deeply regrets" taking the drug at university.

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt’s belief that the legal limit for abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12 is “staggering”, according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Police seek 14 men in connection with football disorder

Police seek 14 men in connection with football disorder

Detectives are appealing for information on 14 individuals they want to speak to regarding disorder before a Crystal Palace v Brighton match on March 9.

Trump and Macron's 'friendship tree' dies in quarantine

Trump and Macron's 'friendship tree' dies in quarantine

An oak tree planted to mark the friendship between the two presidents has died.

Michael Gove showed 'rank hypocrisy' with cocaine confession

Michael Gove showed 'rank hypocrisy' with cocaine confession

Danny Kushlick from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation accused the Tory leadership contender of supporting the "drug war".

Brexit: Tory leadership frontrunners reveal Brexit strategies

Brexit: Tory leadership frontrunners reveal Brexit strategies

Contenders in the Conservative leadership race have different ideas on how to approach negotiations with the EU.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that the Peterborough by-election was the Brexit Party’s “big opportunity” and they failed to win.

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three hospital patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches linked to a listeria outbreak.

Tommy Robinson says latest punch was ‘self-defence’

Tommy Robinson says latest punch was ‘self-defence’

Tommy Robinson said he was acting in “self-defence” when he punched an England football fan to the ground in Portugal.

Jeremy Kyle invited to appear before MPs investigating reality TV

Jeremy Kyle invited to appear before MPs investigating reality TV

Jeremy Kyle invited to appear before MPs investigating reality TV

Jeremy Kyle has been asked to appear before MPs investigating reality TV.

Disputed 'Picasso' painting sells for £8,000 at auction

Disputed 'Picasso' painting sells for £8,000 at auction

A painting thought to be a genuine Picasso with an estimated value of £1 million has sold at auction for just £8,000.

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

The Headteacher of the primary school facing protests against LGBT relationships lessons has said teachers “have never taught sex here”.

Relative ‘disgusted’ after veteran graves smashed

Relative ‘disgusted’ after veteran graves smashed

Vandals have destroyed six war graves at the Hirst Wood burial ground in Bradford in the lead-up to the D-Day anniversary.

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

Brexit consultants cost government £97 million

The government has spent £97 million on consultants whilst preparing for Brexit, a watchdog has said.

Lotto winners to sue National Lottery after being denied £4m prize

Lotto winners to sue National Lottery after being denied £4m prize

Two friends who were denied £4 million over suspicions they used a stolen bank card to purchase the winning ticket have announced plans to sue the National Lottery.

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Grenfell Tower: Police conduct thirteen interviews under caution

Grenfell Tower: Police conduct thirteen interviews under caution

Thirteen interviews have been carried out under caution by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire, police said.

Boris Johnson misconduct allegations quashed in High Court

Boris Johnson misconduct allegations quashed in High Court

The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied about the UK giving the EU £350 million a week.

Tory chair Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis ‘very sorry’ to see Theresa May go

Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis has said he will be “very sorry” to see Theresa May resign as party leader.

Arrests made after 'homophobic' attack on gay couple

Arrests made after 'homophobic' attack on gay couple

Arrests have been made after a gay couple were attacked on a London bus, the Metropolitan Police have said. 

NHS worker who shouted 'Nazi scum' at Trump supporter quits job

NHS worker who shouted 'Nazi scum' at Trump supporter quits job

Siobhan Prigent was filmed shouting abuse at the Trump supporter during the president's state visit to the UK.

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No need’ for Brexit Party after Brexit

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No need’ for Brexit Party after Brexit

The delivery of Brexit could bring about the end of the Brexit Party, according to Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen.

Lisa Forbes

Lisa Forbes under fire from Labour colleagues for 'antisemitism'

Lisa Forbes under fire from Labour colleagues for 'antisemitism'

The victory of Labour’s Lisa Forbes in the Peterborough by-election shows “antisemitism is becoming normal in the party”, according to a fellow Labour MP.

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

A tweet posted from the Twitter account of a Swansea primary school called the television presenter a "fascist pig".

Ann Widdecombe

Peterborough by-election 'is not the end' for Brexit Party

Peterborough by-election 'is not the end' for Brexit Party

Ann Widdecombe said the Brexit Party's loss to Labour in the by-election isn't "the end".

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Labour candidate Lisa Forbes will now hold the seat in Peterborough, left vacant by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Brexit: Theresa May to officially step down as Tory leader

Brexit: Theresa May to officially step down as Tory leader

Today Theresa May will officially resign, but will remain Prime Minister until her successor is chosen.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

MP says councillors called Grenfell Tower area ‘little Africa’

MP says councillors called Grenfell Tower area ‘little Africa’

Council officials described the Grenfell Tower area as “full of people from the Tropics”, according to Labour MP Emma Dent Coad.

Conservative backbenchers reveal rules for leadership vote

Conservative backbenchers reveal rules for leadership vote

Conservative candidates hoping to replace Prime Minister Theresa May will face at least a dozen hustings before a winner is crowned.

Heathrow to install ‘cutting-edge’ tech to speed-up security

Heathrow to install ‘cutting-edge’ tech to speed-up security

Passengers at Heathrow airport could soon be able to keep liquids and laptops inside their cabin baggage while going through security, thanks to the installation of new scanners.

Millions of Brits happy to take risks on out of date food

Millions of Brits happy to take risks on out of date food

Britons are willing to ignore best before dates on supermarket staples for over a week, according to a study.

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former MP Natalie McGarry has been jailed for 18 months for embezzling more than £25,600 from pro-independence groups.

History teacher banned from YouTube for ‘hate speech’

History teacher banned from YouTube for ‘hate speech’

The channel featured educational videos of Nazi propaganda speeches for teachers and students.

Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

The head of the Catholic Church said the line implied God could lead followers astray.

Over 23,000 people hospitalised for dog bites since 2015

Over 23,000 people hospitalised for dog bites since 2015

More than 23,000 people have been admitted to hospital because of dog attacks during the past three years, new figures show.

German nurse jailed for life for murdering 85 patients

German nurse jailed for life for murdering 85 patients

A former nurse who put patients into cardiac arrest because he liked to try and resuscitate them has been convicted of 85 counts of murder in north-western Germany.

England fans clash with police in Portugal during Nations League

England fans clash with police in Portugal during Nations League

Football fans who saw England supporters face off against police in Portugal said it was “embarrassing to be English” after a second night of violence.

Mark Francois: Gove is 'not a proper Brexiteer'

Mark Francois: Gove is 'not a proper Brexiteer'

The vice-chair of the European Research Group said he "fundamentally disagrees" with Tory leadership contender Michael Gove.

Home Office pledge around £300k to fund hunt for Madeleine McCann

Home Office pledge around £300k to fund hunt for Madeleine McCann

The Home Office has agreed to fund the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann until March next year.

Delivering Brexit only way for Tories to 'regain any credibility'

Delivering Brexit only way for Tories to 'regain any credibility'

Conservative MP Peter Bone said Brexit "has to be done" by October 31.

Michael Gove

Brexit: October 31 Brexit deadline 'not fixed date', says Gove

Brexit: October 31 Brexit deadline 'not fixed date', says Gove

The Tory leadership contender said he is "not wedded" to the idea of leaving the EU in October.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful, study finds

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful

Boris Johnson ‘most trustworthy’ leadership hopeful

Boris Johnson is the “most trustworthy” candidate in the Conservative leadership race, according to a study.

NHS worker apologises for shouting ‘Nazi scum’ at Trump supporter

NHS worker 'sorry' for shouting ‘Nazi scum’ at Trump supporter

NHS worker 'sorry' for shouting ‘Nazi scum’ at Trump supporter

A woman has apologised after she shouted “Nazi scum” at a Donald Trump supporter who was covered in milkshake at a protest on Tuesday.

Lib Dem Layla Moran: Change UK split shows ‘how broken politics is’

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has said that the splintering-off of six Change UK MPs from their party shows “how broken politics is”.

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