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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

Queen’s Speech: Boris Johnson unveils ‘radical’ programme

The PM has presented the “most radical Queen's Speech in a generation” with measures to deliver Brexit and the “people's priorities”.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Britain's highest-paid boss gets £57m pay rise

Britain's highest-paid boss gets £57m pay rise

Denise Coates, the chief executive of Bet365, took home a basic salary of almost £277 million in the year ended March 2019.

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

The shadow foreign secretary is the first to formally announce her leadership bid.

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Chris Bryant told talkRADIO that backing Boris Johnson’s motion to call a December 12 general election was a “strategic error” by the party.

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

The shadow Brexit secretary has said he is considering a run at succeeding Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Two teens charged over antisemitic attack on senior rabbi

Two teens charged over antisemitic attack on senior rabbi

Two attackers shouted "F*** Jews", "Dirty Jew" and "Kill the Jews" at the 54-year-old victim before repeatedly punching him.

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

The former Prime Minister says Labour faces a crisis if it does not revitalise itself as a "serious, progressive" alternative to the Tories.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Half a million households warned of fire risk washing machines

Half a million households warned of fire risk washing machines

Consumer journalist Alice Beer called for better “official protection" after Whirlpool announced a recall of fire risk washing machines.

Black cab rapist: John Worboys handed second life sentence

Black cab rapist: John Worboys handed second life sentence

The predator has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of six years, after pleading guilty to spiking the drinks of four more victims.

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

MPs return to Parliament for first sitting since general election

Boris Johnson said the new Parliament was a "vast improvement" on the last as he urged members to "heal the divisions of our country".

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Daisy Cooper has said there is "absolutely no way" the UK could negotiate a trade deal by December 2020, as Boris Johnson has promised.

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

The pair appeared to put their past differences behind them as they were photographed celebrating the party's election win.

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

The cabinet minister said the Labour politicians he "admired" had all lost their seats at the general election.

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Ministers have re-worked the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to "legally prohibit" any further extensions to the Brexit deadline.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan keeps cabinet role despite standing down as MP

Nicky Morgan will keep her role as Culture Secretary and be given a life peerage as part of the Prime Minister's mini cabinet reshuffle.

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

A Brexiteer who was "fixated" with the Remain-supporting former MP has been given a 28-day jail sentence and three year restraining order.

Emily Thornberry contacts lawyers over Caroline Flint row

Emily Thornberry contacts lawyers over Caroline Flint row

Labour’s Emily Thornberry said Caroline Flint's accusation that she called Leave voters “stupid” was the "most extraordinary lie".

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

Tom Brake: ‘Massive opportunity’ for Lib Dems to take centre ground

The former MP has said that Boris Johnson's next move could open an opportunity in the political centre ground for the Liberal Democrats.

Thousands of Brussels sprouts block road after trailer overturns

Thousands of Brussels sprouts block road after trailer overturns

Christmas dinners may in jeopardy in Fife where a trailer carrying thousands of Brussels sprouts has overturned and blocked a road.

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) will be brought before the Commons on Friday.

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

The Labour MP said it had been an "albatross hanging round our necks" that there had never been a female leader of the party.

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

John McTernan said the Labour leader had "crafted" the party's worst election result since 1935.

Labour leadership race to begin in January

Labour leadership race to begin in January

The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, has recommended that the process to replace Jeremy Corbyn should begin on January 7.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

The second referendum campaigner said he will now focus his efforts on holding Boris Johnson to account over his Brexit deal.

People’s Vote campaign to ‘rebrand’ after Conservative win

People’s Vote campaign to ‘rebrand’ after Conservative win

The campaign for a second Brexit referendum has conceded that its goal is no longer on the cards and will now fight for a "fair deal".

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack charged with assault

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack charged with assault

The 40-year-old was arrested after an incident at an Islington address around 5.25am, in which police and paramedics attended.

Wetherspoons boss £44m richer following election result

Wetherspoons boss £44m richer following election result

Brexiteer Tim Martin has become £44 million richer as the stock market reacted to Boris Johnson’s landslide election win.

Council launch search for owner of wedding ring found in ballot box

Council launch search for owner of wedding ring found in ballot box

Council chiefs in Greater Manchester are searching for the owner of a wedding ring that was left in a ballot box during the general election.

Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant for ‘helping’ Conservative win

Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant for ‘helping’ Conservative win

Piers Morgan accused Hugh Grant, a staunch advocate for tactical voting to stop a Conservative victory, of helping "get Boris a landslide".

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

Ann Widdecombe: 'I yearn for my P45'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party would work tirelessly to make sure Boris Johnson delivered on his promise to "get Brexit done".

Ronnie Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn's character 'assassinated' by media

Ronnie Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn's character 'assassinated' by media

The former Labour MP defended "lovely" Jeremy Corbyn after his party suffered its worst defeat since 1935.

Election 2019: 'Let the healing begin' says Boris Johnson

Election 2019: 'Let the healing begin' says Boris Johnson

The last votes have been counted, showing the final general election results as an 80-seat majority for Boris Johnson's Conservatives.

Conservatives win election with biggest majority since 1987

Conservatives win election with biggest majority since 1987

The Tory landslide prompted Jeremy Corbyn to announce he will not lead Labour into another election.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Exit poll predicts Conservative majority

Exit poll predicts Conservative majority

The Conservative Party looks set to win the general election with an overall majority of 86 according to the exit poll.

Fundraiser for reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge terrorist

Fundraiser for reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge terrorist

Ex-prisoner John Crilly has been hailed a hero after he confronted London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a fire extinguisher.

Animal rights activists hold funeral for turkeys in supermarket

Animal rights activists hold funeral for turkeys in supermarket

Members of Direct Action Everywhere wore all black as they held a moment’s silence in protest of the “violence of a Christmas meal”.

Bid for 'Sikh' to be ethnic group on census rejected at High Court

Bid for 'Sikh' to be ethnic group on census rejected at High Court

The Sikh Federation UK wanted the 2021 Census to have a "tick-box" option for people to record themselves as being of Sikh ethnicity.

New Zealand volcano: Death roll rises to eight

New Zealand volcano: Death roll rises to eight

Two more people have died after a volcanic eruption on White Island, bringing the official death toll to eight, New Zealand police said

Voters head to polls for third election in five years

Voters head to polls for third election in five years

Polling booths have now opened across Britain for the third election in five years.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

Boris Johnson: 'We have to stand up to the United States sometimes'

The PM said he does not agree with the White House on climate change and will make the case for becoming carbon neutral "very forcefully".

Couple guilty of murdering homeless woman and claiming her benefits

Couple guilty of murdering homeless woman and claiming her benefits

Kevin Flanagan and Kathleen Salmond murdered recovering drug addict Lisa Bennett before claiming nearly £5,000 of her benefits.

Teenager guilty of gang murder of 14-year-old boy

Teenager guilty of gang murder of 14-year-old boy

Ayoub Majdouline, 19, has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the gang murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie.

Hundreds of Christmas presents stolen from local Santa’s grotto

Hundreds of Christmas presents stolen from local Santa’s grotto

Police are investigating after more than 600 children’s Christmas presents were stolen from a community Santa’s grotto in Bristol.

Greta Thunberg named TIME magazine's person of the year

Greta Thunberg named TIME magazine's person of the year

The 16-year-old climate activist has become the youngest person ever to receive the accolade.

New Zealand to import 1.2 million sq cm of skin for volcano victims

New Zealand to import 1.2 million sq cm of skin for volcano victims

The country is importing skin from the US to treat people who suffered severe burns after a volcano erupted on White Island.

Ed Sheeran named number one artist of the decade

Ed Sheeran named number one artist of the decade

The singer-songwriter achieved 12 number ones across the singles and albums charts between 2010 and 2019 – more than any other artist.

Ruth Davidson to skinny dip in Loch Ness if SNP win 50 seats

Ruth Davidson to skinny dip in Loch Ness if SNP win 50 seats

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has pledged to go skinny dipping in Loch Ness if the SNP win 50 seats in the election.

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Labour election candidate Dr Adrian Heald has slammed the leaking of a recording of a shadow cabinet member criticising Jeremy Corbyn.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport closed after plane comes off runway

Liverpool John Lennon Airport closed after plane comes off runway

The airport has been closed after a private jet carrying four people came off the runway after landing at around 6am.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

Dr Manish Shah preyed on cancer concerns of women and girls to persuade them to undergo unnecessary intimate examinations.

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

The shadow health secretary claimed that Labour faces an "abysmal" situation in parts of the country where voters "can't stand Corbyn".

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

The Liberal Democrat candidate has said she could never give up campaigning for the UK to stay in the European Union.

New Zealand volcano: Sixth person confirmed dead

New Zealand volcano: Sixth person confirmed dead

A sixth person has died after a volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand, police said.

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

Picture of boy on hospital floor 'in no way staged'

The reporter who obtained a picture of a four-year-old asleep on a hospital floor has defended the image, amid allegations it is fake.

Laura Kuenssberg under fire for 'punch' claim

Laura Kuenssberg under fire for 'punch' claim

The BBC's political editor falsely reported that a Tory staffer had been punched by a Labour activist.

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