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Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Tim Martin

Tim Martin: 'Boris Johnson for Prime Minister - he's a winner!'

Tim Martin: 'Boris Johnson for Prime Minister - he's a winner!'

The JD Wetherspoon CEO claimed the former foreign secretary is an ideal candidate for the role of Prime Minister.

Rahim Mohammadi

Allotment killer sentenced to life in prison

Allotment killer gets life sentence

A man found guilty of murdering an elderly woman with a lawnmower cord has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Knife angel

Angel made of 100,000 knives confiscated by police on display in Liverpool

Angel made of knives confiscated by police on display in Liverpool

An angel made of knives seized by police across the country is being displayed in Liverpool to raise awareness of knife crime.

Jeremy Corbyn John McDonnell

John McDonnell on nationalisation: 'We're no longer willing to be ripped off'

John McDonnell on nationalisation: 'We're no longer willing to be ripped off'

Labour's Shadow Chancellor has said the Party's nationalisation plans will stop people feeling "absolutely ripped off".

Doctor

Expansion of training scheme for overseas doctors 'one step forward after two steps back'

Expanding training scheme for overseas doctors should have happened 'years ago'

NHS campaigners have welcomed the expected expansion of training schemes for overseas doctors, but say the proposals do not go far enough to undo the staffing shortage caused by Brexit. 

Abdelkarim Rekeya

Grenfell fraudster sentenced to four years in prison after committing £90k fraud

Grenfell fraudster sentenced to four years in prison after committing £90k fraud

A 28-year-old man who pretended to be a victim of the Grenfell Tower disaster has been jailed for four years and six months.

Donald Tusk Theresa May

There will be no-deal or no Brexit at all if Parliament rejects PM's deal, says Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: UK faces no-deal or no Brexit if Parliament rejects PM's deal

The European Council president has said that if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected by MPs, the UK will face a no-deal Brexit, or no Brexit at all.

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell prepares for Treasury takeover in case of election

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Treasury Secretary Tom Scholar asking for an urgent meeting in case the government collapses over Brexit deal

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

HIV positive MP hits out at Jeremy Hunt in heated Twitter exchange

HIV positive MP hits out at Jeremy Hunt in heated Twitter exchange

Lloyd Russell-Moyle called the former health secretary's well-wishes towards him a "bit rich" in a heated exchange on Twitter.

Train tickets

Rail fares to rise 3.1 per cent in January

Rail fares to rise 3.1 per cent in January

The cost of travelling by rail will increase in 2019, with many rail season tickets set to rise by more than £100.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women

Julia Hartley-Brewer berated a guest for using the term 'cis' after a discussion about the rise in transgender prisoners in the UK prison estate

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migration'

Migration figures 'not looking good for a government that wants to reduce migra

Migration Watch spokesman Neil Anderson comments on non-EU migration being at its highest level since 2004

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would alienate working class voters, says Labour Leave chair

Labour supporting a second referendum would 'alienate working class voters'

Brendan Chilton of Labour Leave told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Labour should not support a second Brexit referendum

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis on #VicarGate: 'I represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Andrew Adonis criticised the BBC for their choice of Newsnight panellist - an unconventional pastor and actor, Lynn Hayter

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable: 'Theresa May's no-deal threats are scaremongering of the worst kind'

Vince Cable: Theresa May's no-deal threats 'scaremongering of the worst kind'

Sir Vince Cable has criticised the Prime Minister's assertion that she'll step up no-deal preparations if MPs refuse to back her Brexit deal

#VicarGate: Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Social media users have accused Newsnight of hiring an actor to participate in a Brexit debate. The BBC denies the claims

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'If Conservatives don't deliver on Brexit, Corbyn could win the next election'

Leave Means Leave chair: 'Breaking Brexit promises could put Corbyn in power'

John Longworth of Leave Means Leave tells James Whale that if the Conservative party presses on with Theresa May's deal, Jeremy Corbyn could take power

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that he “could palpably feel the vote was gone” for Remain before the EU Referendum result was in.

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ after Council invited rapist to apply for parental rights to victim’s son

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ after Council invited rapist to apply for parental rights to victim’s son

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ to stop abusers accessing children

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham has said the Government must issue “immediate” and “clear guidance” after it was revealed that local authorities had invited Sammy Woodhouse’s abuser to apply for parental rights to her son.

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen admits lying to US Congress

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen admits lying to US Congress about Russian project

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen admits lying to US Congress

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has appeared before a federal judge to plead guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia.

Labour MP tells House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals to House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty'

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Disabled parking space

Thefts of blue badge parking permits reach record high

Thefts of blue badge parking permits reach record high

Thefts of parking permits for disabled motorists have increased by 45 per cent in the past 12 months, official figures show.

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack on police is 'detached from real world', says ex-officer

Norman Brennan, Founder of Law & Order Foundation has said that Diane Abbott’s criticism of police tactics when dealing with moped crime shows she is “detached from the real world”.

Lawnmower

Man found guilty of murdering elderly woman with lawnmower cord in allotment dispute

Man found guilty of murdering elderly allotment secretary with lawnmower cord

A 42-year-old man has been found guilty of strangling an elderly woman with a lawnmower cord to avoid being thrown off his allotment.

Burger

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

The UK has made no progress - or is worsening - when it comes to obesity, a global report on nutrition has found.

Kellogg’s to introduce ‘traffic lights’ labels on most UK cereal packaging to encourage healthier food options

Kellogg’s to introduce ‘traffic lights’ labels on most UK cereal packaging to encourage healthier food options

Kellogg’s to introduce ‘traffic lights’ labels on most UK cereal packaging

Kellogg’s is set to adopt “traffic light” labelling for most of its cereal packaging from early next year after consumers said the colour-coded system helped them choose healthier options.

nkie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents as well as children, says parenting coach

Frankie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents as well as children, says parenting coach

Frankie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents and children, says ex-teacher

Parenting coach Sue Atkins has said that parents often ask about how to “get a teenage off their phone” but parents also need to think about how they use them.

Graveyard

Funeral industry facing investigation after 'soaring' prices

Funeral industry facing investigation after 'soaring' prices

Britain's funeral industry is facing an investigation after the Competition and Markets Authority found prices had been rising for "well over a decade".

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites' and focus on NHS crisis, says GP

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites', says GP

A South London GP has criticised the health secretary for saying the NHS should be more like McDonald's.

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’

Dominic Raab and David Davis win award for ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year'

Former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis have won an award for the best ‘Cabinet Resignation of the Year’.

The Joker

British Film Institute to stop funding films which feature villains with facial scars

British Film Institute stop funding films which show villains with facial scars

The BFI has announced it will no longer fund films which portray villains with facial scarring, in an effort to dissuade film-makers from associating disfigurement with 'evil'.

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

A 16-year-old boy is to be charged with assault after footage was spread on social media apparently showing a Syrian refugee aged 15 being bullied at a school in Huddersfield.

Mark Carney

Bank of England are 'treating us like idiots', says David Davis MP

Bank of England 'treating us like idiots', says David Davis MP

The former Brexit Secretary has claimed the Bank of England's latest economic forecast is an "attempt to scare", and branded it "ludicrous".

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: No-deal Brexit forecasts are 'inutterable nonsense'

Iain Duncan Smith: No-deal Brexit forecasts are 'inutterable nonsense'

The Conservative MP has claimed the Bank of England's predictions that a no-deal Brexit could result in a recession are 'nonsense'.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

A journalist who investigated county lines drug gangs in South Wales says she was told of teens being trafficked during her research, and told Eamonn how drug dealing affects the local community

Baby gender reveal explosion starts huge Arizona wildfire

Baby gender reveal explosion started huge Arizona wildfire

Baby gender reveal explosion started huge Arizona wildfire

Off-duty border agent Dennis Dickey wanted to show friends the sex of his unborn child using an explosive device filled with coloured paint.

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to their children

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to their children

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to children

Sammy Woodhouse, who was groomed in Rotherham, has waived her anonymity to speak out against the council's decision to contact her rapist and offer him the chance to see his son

Parliament will not change the law due to concern over ‘vulnerable people’ being pressured ‘to end their lives’, says doctor

Parliament will not change the law due to concern over ‘vulnerable people’ being pressured ‘to end their lives’, says doctor

MPs will not change suicide law over threat to ‘vulnerable people’, says doctor

Dr Peter Saunders, the Campaign Director at Care Not Killing, has said that Parliament are concerned changes to the law on assisted suicide would allow for “pressure” on “vulnerable people to end their lives”.

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Bruce Williamson, from Rail Future has said that Network Rail is struggling “under tight financial control” and delays due to leaves on the line show that they have had to make “cutbacks”.

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

Matthew Hedges 'may be able to sue UAE on human rights breach basis'

A barrister tells Mike Graham that Matthew Hedges, who was imprisoned in the UAE for spying, could sue the state if there is a case that his human rights have been breached

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need'

Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need', says Sajid Javid

The home secretary has backed a controversial new tactic which allows police to knock suspects off mopeds.

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May ‘will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 frontbench resignations'

Theresa May 'will take no lectures’ from Corbyn who has seen '100 resignations'

The Prime Minister has said she will take “no lectures” from Jeremy Corbyn after he told her to “make way” for an alternative Brexit plan.

David Davies MP: ‘The bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants ‘to risk their lives’

David Davies MP: ‘The bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants ‘to risk their lives’

David Davies: ‘The bleeding-heart brigade’ encourages migrants ‘to risk lives'

David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth has said that the ‘bleeding-heart liberal brigade’ is encouraging migrants to “risk their lives” cross the English Channel, after the Home Secretary said he was considering using a Border Force ship to rescue them.

‘100 million people worldwide have access’ to assisted dying, says CEO of Dignity in Dying

‘100 million people worldwide have access’ to assisted dying, says CEO of Dignity in Dying

‘100 million people worldwide have access’ to assisted dying, says charity CEO

Sarah Wootton, the Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying has said that “100 million people worldwide” have access to assisted dying after a terminally-ill man has lost a legal battle over his right to die.

He Jiankui

Leading scientists 'disturbed' over gene-edited babies claim

Leading scientists 'disturbed' over gene-edited babies claim

Leading scientists have raised concerns over a Chinese professor's claims that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies.

Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal, says Sammy Wilson

Theresa May has 'united' Brexiteers and Remainers with Brexit deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has claimed the Prime Minister has "united all sides" against her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Theresa May's deal will 'not end Brexit'

Peter Bone MP: Theresa May's deal will 'not end Brexit'

The Conservative MP has branded Theresa May's Brexit deal a "phallacy", and claimed it does not deliver on the outcome of the EU referendum.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could become the first capital city in the world to offer inland surfing under plans being drawn up.

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce since new service launch in May

More than 20,000 applications for divorce have been made online since a new service was launched in May.

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site in 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site as early as 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on site as early as 2014

An MP has claimed that Facebook knew about a possible cyber attack on the platform linked to Russia years before they were made public.

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to debate ‘someone who believes in Brexit’

Boris Johnson has challenged Theresa May to hold a televised debate with “someone who believes in Brexit”, saying there is “no point” in the proposed debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Swan ‘just chillin’ on motorway causes rush hour delays

Motorists faced disruption after a swan wandered onto a motorway during rush hour.

Nice baps cafe

If you 'choose to take the innuendo' that's your choice, says co-owner of Nice Baps cafe

If you 'choose to take the innuendo' that's your choice, says owner of Nice Baps

The co-owner of a cafe which faced closure after complaints over its name has defended the meaning, claiming a bap is a "bread bun".

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