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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ win against Premier Inn in ‘victory for democracy’, says local campaigner

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ win against Premier Inn in ‘victory for democracy’, says local campaigner

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ wins fight against Premier Inn

Local residents of Tavistock – which has been dubbed Britain’s ‘angriest town’ – has won a fight against plans for a Premier Inn hotel, in what campaigners are calling a “magnificent victory for democracy”.

Fizzy Drink

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, new research suggests.

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

A British war veteran has been held in a prison in Dubai for four months over drug claims.

Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

The Brexiteer MP claimed negotiations with the EU would have gone "much better" if there was more support for the referendum result within the government.

Begum Family

Former Taliban captive: UK must show 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

Former Taliban captive urges 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

A journalist who was captured by the Taliban has urged people to show more "understanding and sympathy" towards Shamima Begum, a Jihadi bride who wants to return to the UK.

ISIS

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

The Conservative MP said the UK "cannot welcome back" any British citizen that joins ISIS, as a former London schoolgirl who joined the group revealed she wished to return to the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

The leader of the opposition at Manchester City Council has criticised plans to fine rough sleepers for 'antisocial behaviour'

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would “make business harder”, but that he still thought a deal was “the most likely option”.

Council denies covering up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Islington Council have admitted to covering up an anti-Brexit billboard targeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his own constituency, adding that it was simply "a mix up".

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

The Brexit Party

Barbie

Inclusive Barbie dolls show the toy industry has 'finally got the message'

Inclusive Barbie dolls: 'The toy industry has finally got the message'

Toy manufacturer Mattel has released a range of Barbie dolls with disabilities, including one in a wheelchair and another with a removable prosthetic leg.

Police Lines

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

The campaigner and former police officer revealed he has "near zero faith" in policing minister Nick Hurd and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to protect policing in the UK.

It is 'appalling' prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

It is 'appalling' former prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

Crisis CEO: It is 'appalling' ex-prisoners are reoffending to avoid the streets

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, has said that it is “an appalling state of affairs” when someone has to choose between sleeping on the streets or prison, after a report said prisoners are reoffending to get a roof over their heads.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

Hands

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists are appealing to the public to submit photographs of their hands in the hope of developing new tools to track down and convict child abusers.

Video games

'No link' between violent video games and teen aggression, study finds

'No link' between violent video games and teen aggression, study finds

Playing violent video games does not cause teenagers to be aggressive, according to a University of Oxford study.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

The former attorney general has revealed he would be "astonished" if the UK was ready to leave the EU on March 29, even with a deal secured.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

A writer encouraged people to sign up to the Brexit party multiple times under comedic aliases

Upskirting

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

The woman behind a successful campaign to make upskirting a criminal offence has claimed the new law will "protect everyone".

Universal Credit staff consider striking over workload after being treated with 'contempt'

Universal Credit staff consider striking over workload after being treated with 'contempt'

Universal Credit staff consider striking after being treated with 'contempt'

Staff working on the government's Universal Credit benefits system are being balloted for strikes in a dispute over workloads and recruitment, saying that they had been treated "with contempt".

Sports team suspended from student union for wearing 'the Jews deserved it' t-shirts

Sports team suspended from student union for wearing 'the Jews deserved it' t-shirts

Sports team suspended from student union for 'the Jews deserved it' t-shirts

A university dodgeball team has been suspended from the student union for wearing t-shirts with antisemitic messages on them

Jeremy Corbyn number plate to be sold for as little £300 at auction

'Corbyn' number plate to be sold for as little as £300 at auction

'Corbyn' number plate to be sold for as little as £300 at auction

The perfect registration plate for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is being sold on Wednesday - with a reserve price of just £300.

95-year-old couple set to celebrate their 75th Valentine’s Day together

95-year-old couple set to celebrate their 75th Valentine’s Day together

95-year-old couple set to celebrate their 75th Valentine’s Day together

James and Cecelia Marsh are set to celebrate their 75th Valentine's Day together as a married couple - at the age of 95.

Student

Student who tweeted 'women don't have penises' banned from free speech event

Student who tweeted 'women don't have penises' banned from free speech event

A student who sparked a transphobia row after tweeting “women don't have penises” has been excluded from a university debate about free speech.

Over £100,000 worth of rare eggs hatched after being smuggled into UK strapped to hunter’s body

£100k worth of rare eggs hatched after being smuggled into UK strapped to hunter’s body

£100k worth of rare eggs smuggled into UK strapped to hunter's body

A bird centre has hatched £100,000 worth of rare eggs smuggled into the UK by an SAS-trained wildlife hunter dubbed the "Pablo Escobar of the egg trade".

London Taxi

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

The Conservative MP is calling for stricter laws on taxis, including criminal record checks on drivers and CCTV in cabs.

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP Mike Penning

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP

Sir Mike Penning, chair of the all-party group investigating motorway safety, has said that smart motorways – which optimise the hard shoulder to reduce congestion – put the lives of recovery workers “at risk”.

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Dame Frances Cairncross, who led a review into the future of UK media, has said that public funds should be used to rescue local journalism.

Tattooist called 'Dr Evil' pleads guilty to GBH after slicing off customers' body parts

Tattooist pleads guilty to GBH after slicing off customers' body parts

Brendan McCarthy, a tattoo artist who called himself Dr Evil, sliced off a customer's ear and another's nipple with no medical qualifications

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Labour MP praises Amber Rudd for saying Universal Credit fuels food bank use

Stephen Timms, the former shadow work and pensions secretary, said he hoped Amber Rudd could make changes to the Universal Credit system

Theresa May

Theresa May: 'Opposing no-deal is not enough to stop it'

Theresa May: 'Opposing no-deal is not enough to stop it'

In a statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister urged MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament'

George Freeman, Theresa May’s former policy adviser, has said that he was looking forward to “a Valentines love-in” on Thursday, when the prime minister is set to return to update MPs on progress with the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Chancellor's promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee, has dismissed the Chancellor’s forecast of a “deal dividend” saying it was “not credible” to describe any economic boost from a Brexit deal as a "dividend".

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal to ‘move forward with their lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal so UK can ‘move forward with our lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to back May’s deal to ‘move forward' with their lives

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom has urged MPs to support Theresa May’s deal so that they “can actually leave the EU and move forward with our lives”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's decision to award contracts to three ferry companies, including one with no ships, under no-deal Brexit plans, is being challenged at the High Court.

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, a study has found.

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated'

Jeremy Corbyn called for the European Union to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by talkRADIO.

 Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime

Boris Johnson has accused the police of “wasting time” arresting women accused of being anti-transgender, when he suggests the manpower could be used to tackle knife crime.

 Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped

Robert Halfon, chair of the education committee, has called for GCSEs to scrapped, saying that the education system needs a radical overhaul to tackle the threat of automation, which he calls "the march of the robots".

MPs call for Topshop owner Philip Green to lose knighthood

MPs call for Topshop owner Philip Green to lose knighthood

MPs call for Topshop owner Philip Green to lose knighthood

Sir Philip Green is facing calls to be stripped of his knighthood following allegations against him of sexual harassment and racist behaviour.

US singer dresses as ‘Donald Trump’s border wall’ at Grammys

US singer dresses as ‘Donald Trump’s border wall’ at Grammys

US singer dresses as ‘Donald Trump’s border wall’ at Grammys

Conservative US singer Joy Villa wore an outfit referencing Donald Trump's Mexican border wall as she arrived at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles.

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

UK should make ‘exception’ to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring families, says Tom Tugendhat MP

Tom Tugendhat: UK should make ‘exception’ to allow soldiers to bring families

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said the UK government should make an “exception” to allow commonwealth soldiers to bring their wives and children to the UK, as current immigration rules have seen troops take on second jobs to afford the costs.

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Count Dankula: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people'

Markus Meechan, who taught a dog to do a Nazi salute to “annoy” his girlfriend, has said that he feels he was convicted for “hurting people’s feelings” and now has a criminal record because he “offends people”.

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Any decent Labour MP' should join breakaway party due to antisemitism scandal

Jewish Chronicle editor: 'Decent' Labour MPs should quit party over antisemitism

Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard said he hoped Labour's slow progress in dealing with allegations of antisemitism would spur MPs to form a breakaway party

Knife crime offenders in London to wear GPS tags after release from prison

Knife crime offenders in London to wear GPS tags after release from prison

Sadiq Khan has announced a new scheme in which knife crime offenders will be tagged after being released from prison

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over the Conservative Party'

Andrew Bridgen: 'Nigel Farage's Brexit party is a Damocles sword over Tories'

Andrew Bridgen MP has said that the formation of a new Brexit party, helmed by Nigel Farage, should worry the Conservatives if they don't deliver Brexit

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Scotland Yard have said a man was shot and wounded in south London as police responded to an incident

Sir Vince Cable declares support for assisted dying after previously opposing it

Sir Vince Cable declares support for assisted dying after previously opposing it

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has written that he supports a change in the law to allow assisted dying

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Government contract with boatless Brexit ferry firm cancelled

Seaborne Freight have had their contract to run ferries from Ramsgate to Ostend cancelled, after widespread criticism due to the company not having any boats

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Star Wars

Man with giant Star Wars statue in his field says he is 'not really' a fan of the film

Man with giant Star Wars statue in his field 'not really' a fan of the film

Paul Parker, who has received planning permission for a full-size scout walker by the A38, told talkRADIO's Richard Madeley he was "not really" a Star Wars fan.

Jennifer James

EXCLUSIVE: GoFundMe investigates campaign by suspended Labour Party activist after she ‘borrows’ £7k for personal ‘cash flow' problem

Suspended Labour Party activist ‘borrows’ £7,000 from own crowdfunding campaign

Jennifer James has announced that she has taken £7,000 of the donated money to sort out a personal “cash flow problem”.

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks anti-FGM bill

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks bill to protect children at risk from FGM

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks bill to protect children at risk of FGM

Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who had previously objected to a bill to criminalise upskirting, has blocked new legislation that would have strengthened laws against female mutilation.

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

A customer who tried to set fire to a petrol-soaked bank branch has been jailed for three-and-a-half years, police said.

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing parents for being born

Raphael Samuel is suing his parents to make a point that having children is 'selfish'

Topshop boss Philip Green drops legal action against the Telegraph

Topshop boss Philip Green drops legal action against the Telegraph

Topshop boss Philip Green drops legal action against the Telegraph

Sir Philip Green's legal action against the Daily Telegraph has been formally brought to an end by a High Court judge, after it was announced last week that the retail tycoon was dropping the case.

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