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Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Harry and Meghan’s security: Who will foot the bill?

Harry and Meghan’s security: Who will foot the bill?

Canada not pay for the couple's protection when they step down as working royals and embark on a "financially independent" life on March 31.

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Greta Thunberg leads climate march through Bristol

Tens of thousands of schoolchildren protesting climate change have braved the rain in Bristol to join a march alongside Greta Thunberg.

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer leaves Green Party spokeswoman speechless

Julia Hartley-Brewer came to blows with the Green Party's Caroline Russell this morning when challenging her on renewable energy policy.

Heathrow CEO: No ‘global Britain’ without airport expansion

Heathrow CEO: No ‘global Britain’ without airport expansion

John Holland-Kaye said stopping the third runway would be "taking back control with one hand and giving it to the French with the other”.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Immigration from outside the EU has hit 379,000, the highest since records began in 1975, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Britain’s Bob Weighton becomes world’s oldest man

Britain’s Bob Weighton becomes world’s oldest man

A British man has become the oldest man in the world at the age of 111 after the previous title holder died in Japan.

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

UK could abandon trade talks with EU if no progress by June

The UK has set out its Brexit trade stance but said if no progress is made by June, it may have to focus on no deal preparations instead.

Heathrow: Environment campaigners win appeal against third runway

Heathrow: Environment campaigners win appeal against third runway

Judges have ruled that the government did not give enough consideration into the environmental impact when it backed Heathrow expansion.

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Councillor of flood-hit town wants ‘leadership’ from government

Caroline Healy called for more leadership from the government over floods, but admitted that does not necessarily mean a visit from the PM.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Prince introduced as ‘just Harry’

Prince introduced as ‘just Harry’

The Duke of Sussex has asked people "just to call him Harry" in one of his last royal engagements before he drops his HRH title on March 31.

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

Sajid Javid: PM’s adviser shakeup ‘not in the national interest’

The ex-Chancellor explains why he felt forced to quit Cabinet, making an apparent jibe at senior Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings.

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson is a ‘part-time Prime Minister’

The Labour leader has slated the PM for having his "head in the sand in a mansion in Kent" rather than visiting flood-hit communities.

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

David Davis: Failing to reach trade deal would hurt EU more than UK

The former Brexit Secretary has claimed Britain has the upper hand in trade negotiations, as officials begin drawing battle lines.

‘Massive cultural shift’ needed after Westminster abuse report

‘Massive cultural shift’ needed after Westminster abuse report

A lawyer has called for reporting of abuse allegations to be made compulsory by law after a report found politicians turned "a blind eye".

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Release restriction Bill to become law before next terrorist freed

Release restriction Bill to become law before next terrorist freed

Emergency legislation to stop the automatic early release of terror offenders will become law ahead of the next scheduled release.

Inquiry: Westminster covered up child abuse claims to protect MPs

Inquiry: Westminster covered up child abuse claims to protect MPs

Political institutions spent decades “turning a blind eye” to historic child sex abuse allegations, according to a scathing new report.

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea was targeted in a frenzy of "furious accusations" and "rage" after the new Chancellor posted a picture with its teabags.

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

The London mayoral candidate has promised stop and search as well as a "second chance fund" to make streets safer in the capital.

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

The Labour Mayor said he wrote to all leadership hopefuls weeks ago urging them to reach out to northern cities but has not had any replies.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil in row over Caroline Flack messages

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil in row over Caroline Flack messages

The journalist has been branded a "bullying parasite" after tweeting alleged messages from Caroline Flack accusing Jameela Jamil of "hate"

Samira Ahmed reaches settlement with BBC over equal pay row

Samira Ahmed reaches settlement with BBC over equal pay row

The presenter has agreed payment after winning an equal pay claim last month, with those involved saying they want to "focus on the future".

House of Lords expenses: Lord Falconer calls for reform

House of Lords expenses: Lord Falconer calls for reform

The Labour peer has urged for an elected element in the House of Lords to make members more accountable amid criticism of rising expenses.

James Brokenshire defends Priti Patel amid bullying allegations

James Brokenshire defends Priti Patel amid bullying allegations

The security minister has defended the Home Secretary amid claims of bullying and distrust at the Home Office.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Bus stunt calls on Prince Andrew to speak to FBI about Epstein

Bus stunt calls on Prince Andrew to speak to FBI about Epstein

Prince Andrew’s face has been plastered across an American school bus that drove past Buckingham Palace to urge him to speak to the FBI.

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

A 36-year-old woman who supports the Islamic State has pleaded guilty to two terror offences at the Old Bailey.

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

Heathrow pledges to become ‘zero-carbon’ airport

The airport's infrastructure has become carbon neutral and bosses have vowed to go further - but flights are not included in the data.

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

The New Zealand man convicted of murdering Grace Millane has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six rapists have received the latest sentences in a Huddersfield inquiry into child sexual exploitation that has so far convicted 34 men.

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Far-right beliefs suspected as motive for Hanau shooting

Angela Merkel has vowed to stand up to the "poison" of racism after a man shot and killed nine people in the German city last night.

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Marking 120 years of the party, the former PM said Labour was "in crisis" as he urged leadership hopefuls to listen to the public.

New £20: Polymer replaces paper in most secure note yet

New £20: Polymer replaces paper in most secure note yet

The new polymer note - hailed as the most secure banknote yet - is out today and features see-through windows and a series of holograms.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

Jeremy Corbyn: PM’s flood response ‘wholly inadequate’

The Labour leader said Boris Johnson had shown his “true colours” not having visited communities as over 100 flood warnings remain in place.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests continue as HS2 minister appointed

Protests against the HS2 project have continued today, despite the government appointing a minister specifically responsible for the scheme.

Caroline Lucas investigated over fundraiser offering Commons tour

Caroline Lucas investigated over fundraiser offering Commons tour

An online election campaign fundraiser by her local party advertised a £150 30-minute guided tour of Parliament by the Green Party MP.

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Home Secretary: Boris Johnson 'absolutely is not a racist'

Priti Patel defended Boris Johnson after rap artist Dave labelled him a “real racist” in his politically charged Brit Awards performance.

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

Martin Daubney: Sadiq Khan acting as Mother Teresa of Remainers

The former Brexit Party MEP criticised the Mayor’s suggestion that Remain-supporting Londoners keep their EU rights as “gesture politics”.

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

Priti Patel: Points system will end reliance on low-skilled workers

The Home Secretary said this system will “do what it says on the tin”, end free movement and bring overall migration numbers down.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham: Extinction Rebellion is 'not doing any good at all'

Mike Graham clashes former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett over Extinction Rebellion's recent "vandalism" at Cambridge University.

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

The actor, who has faced a backlash online for his views on the "woke religion", told Dan Wootton: “I don’t really know what to expect".

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Energy minister: Extinction Rebellion vandalism unacceptable

Extinction Rebellion's Cambridge branch dug up the lawn of the university's Trinity College to protest its links to oil and gas companies.

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

Sadiq Khan: Let ‘devastated’ Londoners keep EU citizenship

The Mayor of London has urged the government to give British nationals to option to pay a fee and keep their EU rights after Brexit.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Lucky 23-year-old wins £500k farmhouse with £2 raffle ticket

Lucky 23-year-old wins £500k farmhouse with £2 raffle ticket

Jemma Nicklin will be the new owner of Shrubbery Farmhouse near Shrewsbury after buying spending just £4 on two entries to the prize draw.

Dan Wootton to give personal reaction to death of Caroline Flack

Dan Wootton to give personal reaction to death of Caroline Flack

The Sun’s Executive Editor will pay tribute to the Love Island presenter on talkRADIO's Drive Time show at 4pm today.

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Huw Merriman has accused government aides of a "vendetta" against the BBC after reports that Downing Street may scrap the licence fee.

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

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.

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