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Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Treatment at NHS transgender clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Debbie Hayton, a science teacher who transition as an adult, has said that she is concerned the treatment at the only NHS gender clinic for children is “dangerous”.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Mark Francois calls for 'indicative confidence vote' on May

Conservative MP Mark Francois has called for an “indicative vote of confidence” on Theresa May’s leadership this week.

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons have inhaled toxic air in the country's busy city centres, it has emerged.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Priti Patel: Corbyn 'most dangerous man to ever lead a political party'

Former minister Priti Patel has condemned Theresa May’s cross-party approach to Brexit for giving “stature and credibility” to Jeremy Corbyn.

Ofcom will investigate Jon Snow’s ‘white people’ comment

Ofcom will investigate Jon Snow’s ‘white people’ comment

Ofcom will investigate Jon Snow’s ‘white people’ comment

Ofcom will investigate comments made by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow.

Lord Hain cleared of breaking parliamentary rules in Sir Philip Green case

Lord Hain cleared of breaking parliamentary rules in Sir Philip Green case

Lord Hain cleared of breaking parliamentary rules in Sir Philip Green case

Labour peer Peter Hain has been cleared of breaking parliamentary rules when he named the retail boss Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of inappropriate behaviour towards staff.

Ardern vows no stone will be left unturned by probe into New Zealand attack

New Zealand PM vows no stone to be left unturned by Christchurch attack probe

New Zealand PM vows no stone to be left unturned by Christchurch attack probe

New Zealand’s prime minister has named a sitting Supreme Court justice to head the country’s investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings in which 50 people were killed.

Culture secretary: New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

Jeremy Wright has said that new online safety laws are about “controlling harms” on social media platforms, not restricting individuals’ freedom of speech.

Jeremy Corbyn offers gardening tips to US politician

Jeremy Corbyn offers gardening tips to US politician

Jeremy Corbyn offers gardening tips to US politician

Jeremy Corbyn has offered gardening tips to US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

A British mother has been arrested in Dubai over Facebook posts which branded her ex-husband's new wife a "horse", campaigners say.

Jeremy Corbyn branded ‘unfit’ to be PM by Jewish Labour movement

Jeremy Corbyn branded ‘unfit’ to be PM by Jewish Labour Movement

Jeremy Corbyn branded ‘unfit’ to be PM by Jewish Labour Movement

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) has said it has no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership following the anti-semitism allegations in the party.

 Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers Corbyn ‘is not worth the paper it is written on’

Lord Adonis: Any deal May offers ‘is not worth the paper it is written on'

Lord Andrew Adonis, who supports a second referendum, has said that any deal Theresa May offers the Labour leader “is not worth the paper it is written on”.

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams’ bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after tabling rescue bid

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after tabling rescue bid

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after rescue bid

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has attacked Debenhams executives, accusing them of "falsehoods and denials" days after tabling a £150 million rescue offer, it has been reported.

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Brexit briefing: Tories warn PM over Labour Brexit compromise

Theresa May has angered Tories by holding talks with Labour, with Brexiteers including Boris Johnson concerned she will accept a customs union as the price for a deal with Jeremy Corbyn.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in knife crime

Nazir Afzal, a former Chief Prosecutor of North West England, has said that mental health issues "play a significant part" in the rise of knife crime.

LGBT activists protest outside London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Protesters surround London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Protesters surround London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Around 100 people have turned out to take part in a protest against Brunei's anti-LGBT laws in central London.

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

Campaigners for LGBT rights have held a protest outside a Christian conference offering support for people experiencing "same sex temptations".

Six British soldiers arrested over sexual assault allegation

Six British soldiers arrested over sexual assault allegation

Six British soldiers arrested over sexual assault allegation

Six British Army soldiers have been arrested over an alleged sexual assault.

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP on Brexit talks: Corbyn ‘probably longing to be at his allotment’

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has said that Jeremy Corbyn is “probably longing to be at the allotment this weekend” as Labour continue to meet with the government to negotiate a Brexit compromise.

British passports without ‘European Union’ issued despite Brexit delay

British passports without ‘European Union’ issued despite Brexit delay

British passports without ‘European Union’ issued despite Brexit delay

British passports without the words European Union on the front cover have been issued despite the Brexit delay.

London mental health facility to be investigated over teenager’s suicide

London mental health facility to be investigated over teenager’s suicide

London mental health facility to be investigated over teenager’s suicide

A charity responsible for a mental health facility where a teenager was found hanged is being investigated.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Nigel Evans MP: ‘Leave’s last victory was June 23 2016’

Tory Brexiteer Nigel Evans has said the attempts to delay or reverse Brexit have made him “nervous for our democracy”.

Man who told police operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

Man who told 999 operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

A east London man who calmly told a 999 operator he had killed his wife has been found guilty of murder.

Grenfell Fire

Grenfell fire could lead to 'cultural change' of safer buildings

Grenfell fire could lead to 'cultural change' of safer buildings

The Grenfell tower fire could create a worldwide legacy of safer buildings, the Chair of the fire safety review has told talkRADIO.

Highfield School

School apologises for requesting 'white British' taxi driver

School apologises for requesting 'white British' taxi driver

A West Yorkshire headteacher has apologised after a staff member insisted on a ‘white British’ taxi driver for a student.

Julian Assange

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange has 'legitimate fears' over US extradition

Julian Assange’s faces “legitimate fears” he will be extradited to the United States if he is forced to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, according to his advisor.

‘Sally’ Challen: Mother accused of hammer attack granted conditional bail

Sally Challen: Mother accused of hammer attack granted conditional bail

Sally Challen: Mother accused of hammer attack granted conditional bail

The family of a woman who killed her husband in a hammer attack said they were "overjoyed" as she prepared to walk free from prison after almost a decade behind bars.

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

A man has appeared in court charged with five counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in north London.

Birmingham bombings 1974 IRA

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

'Botched IRA warning call' led to Birmingham bomb 'murders'

A botched IRA warning call led to the unlawful deaths of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, an inquest jury has found.

‘Discrimination’ case against MP Fiona Onasanya dismissed

‘Discrimination’ case against MP Fiona Onasanya dismissed

‘Discrimination’ case against MP Fiona Onasanya dismissed

A worker who claimed MP Fiona Onasanya discriminated against her on the grounds of her disabilities has had her case dismissed.

Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Charlie Mullins: ‘The leaky ceiling is like May’s leadership’

Pimlico Plumbers CEO Charlie Mullins has called on Theresa May to “walk away” and allow a new leader to negotiate a better deal to remain in the EU.

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

MPs will ‘do just about anything’ to stop Brexit

The campaign manager of the Taxpayers’ Alliance has said that MPs will “do just about anything” to stop leaving the European Union, as the House of Lords continue to debate a bill proposing to rule out no-deal Brexit.

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Coroners should be free to act "without attack or intimidation", the chief coroner's office said after five people were arrested for storming a west London coroner's court.

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist Charles Moore has accused BBC Question Time of having a pro-Remain bias after he pointed out during Thursday night’s panel that he was the only Leave-supporting guest.

Uri Geller says he caused Commons leak because he ‘cares about young people’

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Illusionist Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak in the House of Commons on Thursday saying that he did it because he “cares about young people”.

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension to Article 50 until June 30.

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Dominic Grieve MP: ‘I have no desire to get rid of Theresa May’

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he has not “no desire to get rid of Theresa May” amid rumours that the Conservative ERG group are considering a no-confidence vote on the prime minister’s leadership.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Sir Bernard Jenkin: Tory MPs will not vote for a ‘Corbyn-Brexit’

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs in his party will not vote for a “Corbyn-Brexit” because they had already voted for Theresa May’s deal “through gritted teeth”.

Ecuador denies reports Julian Assange to be expelled from London embassy

Ecuador denies reports Julian Assange to be expelled from London embassy

Ecuador denies reports Julian Assange to be expelled from London embassy

A senior Ecuadorian official has said no decision had been made to expel Julian Assange from the country's London embassy despite tweets from WikiLeaks that sources had told it he could be kicked out within "hours to days".

Brexit briefing: Talks between Corbyn and May continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Brexit briefing: Talks between Labour and government continue

Top-level talks aimed at finding a way out of the Brexit deadlock will continue between the government and Labour on Friday.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will ‘suffer most from Brexit'

Struggling seaside communities will be the hardest hit by Brexit unless they receive major investment, the chair of a Lords select committee has warned.

Brenton Tarrent facebook Christchurch

Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Social media executives could face jail if their platforms stream footage of real violence, Australian lawmakers have warned.

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Fiona Onasanya

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

Outrage over disgraced MP's support for Cooper bill

A disgraced former Labour MP has caused outrage after she voted for the Cooper bill, which passed by a majority of one in the Commons on Wednesday.

Water leak suspends Commons debate

Water leak suspends Commons debate

The House of Commons sitting has been suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery. 

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

The former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that legalising drugs would “significantly reduce” street violence.

Aaron Campbell Alesha MacPhail

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

The teenager who admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has launched an appeal against his jail sentence.

Patrick Murphy Texas death penalty Buddhist

Texas bans death chamber clergy after Buddhist's complaint

Texas bans death chamber clergy after Buddhist's complaint

Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination. Texas has banned all clergy from the death chamber after a Buddhist inmate’s execution was blocked on the grounds of religious discrimination.

Mother left 'depressed and sick' by DWP treatment of disabled son

Mother left 'depressed and sick' by DWP treatment of disabled son

The mother of a severely disabled man forced to take part in a work assessment interview has said she feels “frustrated and penalised” by the benefits system.

Over 40 per cent of Brits regret not taking maths seriously in school, study finds

Over 40 per cent of Brits regret not taking maths seriously in school, study finds

Over 40 per cent of Brits regret not taking maths seriously in school

Over 40 per cent of Britons have admitted to wishing they concentrated more on maths when they were in school, a study has found.

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

Uri Geller claims responsibility for Commons leak

The TV psychic Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak that brought proceedings in the Commons to a halt earlier today.

Ethiopian airlines crew followed all procedures from Boeing, says crash report

Ethiopian airlines crew followed all procedures from Boeing, says crash report

Ethiopian airlines crew followed all procedures from Boeing, says crash report

The flight crew on the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the jet, according to a preliminary report.

MOD Jeremy Corbyn target ‘paints a worrying bigger picture’

Soldiers' Jeremy Corbyn target ‘paints worrying picture’ of armed forces

Soldiers' Jeremy Corbyn target ‘paints worrying picture’ of armed forces

Paul Sweeney, a Labour MP and a former Army Reserve Officer, has said that the video of soldiers shooting at a target of the Labour leader’s face “paints a worrying bigger picture”.

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