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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Mark Spencer said he was 'hacked' after an unintelligible tweet was posted along with an image of a cat.

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

The Prime Minister announced plans for a fast-track visa pathway for foreign scientists in a bid to boost the UK’s research sector post-Brexit.

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

The Firefighters’ union accused the government of slashing funding despite a nine per cent increase in the number of fires across England.

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police have been told not to penalise those who say they are a victim of harassment after a teenager was murdered by her stalker.

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

A 92-year-old former SS private is set to go on trial on 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder.

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

A Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks for sending “threatening” tweets to former Conservative MP Heidi Allen.

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

The teenager accused of throwing a six-year-old boy from the Tate modern viewing platform appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Network Rail has paid out £28,000 to a passenger who “possibly slipped” on pigeon poo and hurt their leg at Paddington station.

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police investigating false claims of a paedophile ring spent £4,670 on trip to Australia to confirm an alleged murder victim was alive.

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A record number of patients attended A&E in July 2019 as the UK saw temperatures soar.

Fans recreate Beatles' Abbey Road cover on 50th anniversary

Fans recreate Beatles' Abbey Road cover on 50th anniversary

Hundreds of music fans have descended on north London's most famous zebra crossing to recreate a Beatles' album cover.

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

A mother has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that shows like Peaky Blinders contribute to the "negative imagery" influencing youngsters.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

The ex-Foreign Secretary said a general election after October 31 would be pointless.

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Knife possession offences committed by women and girls in England have risen by at least 10 per cent each year since 2014.

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

A police officer is in a critical condition after being stabbed a number of times with a machete in a "sudden and brutal attack" in east London.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

National Holocaust museum plans face rejection

National Holocaust museum plans face rejection

Proposals for a £100 million Holocaust museum next to Parliament look set to be refused.

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

The Royal Mint said it produced no new one and two pence coins last year for the first time in decades.

Australian public servant loses free speech case

Australian public servant loses free speech case

A former public servant who was fired after she posted tweets critical of the Australian government has lost a High Court case over her sacking.

‘Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

'Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

Former Met Police Chief Superintendent Dal Babu said police play a 'very small part in terrorism'

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

John Edward Dugdale is jailed for 16 months for inflicting "horrific injuries" to 80-year-old Paul Eva.

RSPCA name lost canary after Boris Johnson due to 'bouffant' hair

RSPCA name lost canary after Boris Johnson due to 'bouffant' hair

A canary found flying loose in a Plymouth park has been nicknamed after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson due to his "bouffant of golden hair".

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

The airline said it had fixed a glitch that led to more than 100 flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports being cancelled.

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

The Labour MP accused the election watchdog of being "one-sided" after it fined leave campaigner Darren Grimes £20,000.

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

He met with US leaders Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence in Washington.

Julia Hartley Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

Julia Hartley Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

The talkRADIO host got in a heated debate with a campaigner calling on the government to introduce a tax on companies that produce high-calorie food.

Owner of internet forum 8chan denies claims site is 'lawless'

Owner of internet forum 8chan denies claims site is 'lawless'

The website has repeatedly been used by suspects in mass shootings to spread their "manifestos" and reasons for carrying out such attacks.

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

The Tory MP told talkRADIO that an alliance between the two parties in an effort to oust Boris Johnson would be "ridiculous".

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

Labour's shadow chancellor said his party would not block a second vote on Scottish independence in a bid to get the SNP on side.

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a police medic during a 'Free Tommy' protest at the weekend.

Whaley Bridge: Fifty households deemed safe to return to

Whaley Bridge: Fifty households deemed safe to return to

Thousands of people in the Derbyshire town were forced to evacuate their homes last Thursday over fears a damaged dam wall could burst.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Shahid Mohammed has been jailed for life for murdering five children and three adults in an arson attack in Huddersfield in 2002.

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

A group of 70 politicians have launched legal action to prevent Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

£40m of heroin found hidden in towels and bathrobes

£40m of heroin found hidden in towels and bathrobes

Hundreds of kilograms of heroin with a value up to £40 million has been seized from a shipping container that docked in Suffolk.

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

The Metropolitan Police are looking to speak to two men in connection with an assault on a police medic during a Tommy Robinson protest.

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon has responded to a privacy furore by giving users the option to prevent employees from listening to their private voice recordings.

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

The former Labour MP has been struck off as a solicitor for lying to avoid a speeding conviction.

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

The airline has faced condemnation after it asked a passenger to remove an image that showed a fellow flyer sitting in a backless seat.

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

A woman who says she was repeatedly raped by her partner has accused the CPS and Probation Service of "diabolical" failures.

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

A grandfather has received a £20,000 pay out after he was mistakenly circumcised instead of receiving routine bladder treatment.

British Airways flight evacuated as cabin fills with smoke

British Airways flight evacuated as cabin fills with smoke

Three passengers were taken to hospital as a precaution after being forced to evacuate the smoke-filled jet.

Barbara Windsor urges Boris Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

Barbara Windsor urges Boris Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

The British TV icon, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, has penned an open letter urging the PM to "fix dementia care".

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

Lord Adonis: 'Staying in the EU is in Britain's best interests'

The Labour peer has insisted that stopping Brexit is "the best thing for us to do as a country".

Pipe bomber who targeted Trump critics jailed for 20 years

Pipe bomber who targeted Trump critics jailed for 20 years

Cesar Sayoc sent 16 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro.

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

EU believes Britain is 'not prepared' to leave with no deal

Tory MP David Davis said EU officials believed Britain was bluffing about being ready to leave without a deal on October 31.

Child 'thrown' from Tate Modern's tenth floor suffered fractured spine

Child 'thrown' from Tate Modern's tenth floor suffered fractured spine

A six-year-old boy 'thrown' from an art gallery viewing platform suffered a bleed on the brain and fractures to his spine, legs and arms.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May talks were ‘soul destroying’

Nicola Sturgeon has said her conversations with Theresa May during her time as Prime Minister were “pretty soul destroying”.

Jon Snow cleared over 'white people' Brexit broadcast

Jon Snow cleared over 'white people' Brexit broadcast

The journalist has been cleared of breaching broadcast standards after he said he had “never seen so many white people in one place”.

Taxpayers’ Alliance slams death tax ‘revenue grab’

Taxpayers’ Alliance slams death tax ‘revenue grab’

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has accused Treasury of a “naked revenue grab” by increasing probate fees in some cases by more than 2,600 per cent.

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Corbyn: Labour will table no confidence vote ‘when we can win’

Jeremy Corbyn has said a no confidence vote is on the cards while Boris Johnson says a general election is the "last thing" he wants to do.

Harry and Meghan ask Instagram users to be ‘forces for change’

Harry and Meghan ask Instagram users to be ‘forces for change’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thrown their support behind 15 lesser-known causes on Instagram.

Trump condemns 'racist hate' of El Paso gunman

Trump condemns 'racist hate' of El Paso gunman

The US President has said "Republicans and Democrats must come together" to enforce stronger background checks on gun users.

Man who stabbed dog in head first to be convicted under Finn's Law

Man who stabbed dog in head first to be convicted under Finn's Law

Daniel O’Sullivan, 29, has been sentenced to three months in jail for stabbing a police dog in the head twice.

McDonald's paper straws less recyclable than plastic ones

McDonald's paper straws less recyclable than plastic ones

Paper straws described as "eco-friendly" by the fast food giant cannot yet be recycled by their waste solution providers, it has emerged.

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith: 'Conniving' remainers could form a government

Iain Duncan Smith said "conniving so and so's" could form an anti-Brexit government if Boris Johnson lost a snap election.

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