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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Three teenagers charged with murder

PC Andrew Harper: Three teenagers charged with murder

An 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been charged with murder following the death of the Thames Valley Police officer.

Engineer working on travelator dies at Waterloo Station

Engineer working on travelator dies at Waterloo Station

An engineer working on a moving walkway at Waterloo Station died in the early hours of this morning.

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

Supreme Court: Government defends Parliament suspension

The government has continued to defend its decision to suspend Parliament at the Supreme Court, as proceedings continue for a second day.

Thousands sign petition to change ‘sexist’ dictionary definitions

Thousands sign petition to change ‘sexist’ dictionary definitions

Almost 30,000 have signed a petition calling for Oxford University Press to change the definition of the word 'woman' in its dictionaries.

Government 'looking at' freedom of movement deal with Australia

Government 'looking at' freedom of movement deal with Australia

The government is looking at the possibility of allowing UK citizens to live and work in Australia indefinitely post-Brexit.

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

UKIP leader pulls out of own party conference

Richard Braine has called for the cancellation of the UKIP conference, due to start in Newport on Friday.

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

Nigel Farage: 'EU fears Britain’s success post-Brexit'

The Brexit Party leader said the EU's "worst nightmare" was Britain becoming more prosperous outside of the trading bloc.

Paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George released from jail

Paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George released from jail

The 49-year-old was jailed indefinitely in 2009 and told to serve a minimum of seven years behind bars for abusing toddlers.

Water providers under scrutiny after rise in customer complaints

Water providers under scrutiny after rise in customer complaints

Four water companies have come under scrutiny from the industry watchdog after a sharp increase in the number of customers complaining.

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

He feels “uncomfortable” about the Supreme Court having the final say on whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

Corbyn refuses to say whether he would back leave or remain

He said Labour would offer a “sensible” leave option in a Brexit referendum, but he would personally remain neutral during the campaign.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

The Metropolitan Police is working with Facebook to improve the site's ability to detect and remove videos of terrorist attacks.

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Supreme Court hears PM will 'comply' if prorogation ruled unlawful

Lord Keen said Boris Johnson will comply with any declaration the Supreme Court makes over his suspension of Parliament.

Police appeal after officer assaulted at Tommy Robinson rally

Police appeal after officer assaulted at Tommy Robinson rally

The Metropolitan Police have release images of a man they wish to speak to after an assault on a police officer at a Tommy Robinson protest.

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said her party can "win a brighter future" as she addressed members in her party conference closing speech.

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

MP in Speaker race pledges to be an ‘umpire not a player’

Former ministers Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Bryant have promised to be "deaf to any partisan influence" and "beholden to no one".

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Dr Philip Lee said he was "overwhelmed" by his welcome to the Liberal Democrats after quit the Conservatives to join the party.

Police evict families from French migrant camp

Police evict families from French migrant camp

French police have moved nearly 1,000 migrants from a tent camp near the English Channel over security and hygiene concerns.

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

Four males have been arrested on suspicion of murder and theft after new evidence emerged in the investigation into PC Harper's death.

Sooty puppet to fetch more than £1,000 at auction

Sooty puppet to fetch more than £1,000 at auction

An original Sooty puppet is set to be sold after “sitting in a box for 40 years”.

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Justice Secretary will ‘respect independence’ of Supreme Court

Robert Buckland promised to abide by a Supreme Court ruling over whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

He defended the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to revoke Article 50 if elected with a majority.

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

The UK’s highest court will today hear appeals from two separate challenges to Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Weight loss guru: ‘The word fat won’t hurt you, being fat will”

Weight loss guru: ‘The word fat won’t hurt you, being fat will”

In a debate over fat shaming, Steve Miller argues that "telling the truth" is helps people lose weight and called for more "tough love".

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Galen Milne has been removed as a Lib Dem general election candidate after suggesting senior Conservatives be "hung, drawn and quartered".

British Army paratroopers win racial harassment claim

British Army paratroopers win racial harassment claim

Two former soldiers have won a claim that the Ministry of Defence did not do enough to stop racial harassment that was "highly offensive".

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Boris Johnson said pro-remain protesters were making too much noise for the briefing to go ahead.

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Over £250,000 has been spent on Facebook ads preparing the public for Brexit, despite uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the EU.

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

He branded the Labour leader an “apologist for a hard-right Russian government” in a damning speech at the Liberal Democrat conference.

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

New data has shown that 621 patients suffered NHS mistakes so serious they were classed as "never events", meaning they should never happen.

Government halts plans to clear ancient woodland for HS2

Government halts plans to clear ancient woodland for HS2

Clearances of old woodland for HS2 are to be stopped while the project is reviewed, the Transport Secretary has announced.

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

The 45-year-old revealed he was suffering from the virus at the weekend after blackmailers threatened to expose his positive status.

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

The cabinet minister said MPs who have tried to “derail” Brexit will ultimately be judged by their constituents at an election.

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

The Brexit Party MEP said she was sceptical that Brexit would be delivered by Halloween.

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said there was never a "great public demand” for a Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

He said he believed “passionately” he can strike a new Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Teenager jailed for 16 years after buying gun on dark web

Teenager jailed for 16 years after buying gun on dark web

A Gloucester teenager who was obsessed with mass murderers has been jailed for 16 years after he bought a gun and ammunition online.

Nigel Farage blasts BBC for treating him ‘like a war criminal’

Nigel Farage blasts BBC for treating him ‘like a war criminal’

He slammed the BBC and other “mainstream media” for their “biased” coverage of the Brexit impasse.

Leave.EU campaign broke electoral law but avoids court

Leave.EU campaign broke electoral law but avoids court

The pro-Brexit campaign breached electoral law over its referendum spending return, but will face no further police action.

Police investigate third fatal attack in Camden in one week

Police investigate third fatal attack in Camden in one week

Police have appealed for witnesses after a fatal stabbing in Camden, the third incident in the London borough in the space of a week.

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

The heckler demanded the Prime Minister “get back to Parliament”.

Poll: Support for Welsh independence at ‘historic high’

Poll: Support for Welsh independence at ‘historic high’

A poll of 1,039 Welsh adults has shown that 33 per cent of them would support independence if it meant Wales could remain in the EU.

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Vote to replace Speaker John Bercow set for November 4

Current Speaker John Bercow, who has held the office since June 2009, will take the chair for a final time on October 31.

Julian Assange to stay in prison due to ‘history of absconding’

Julian Assange to stay in prison due to ‘history of absconding’

The Wikileaks founder has been told he will stay in prison at the end of his current sentence because of fears he will abscond.

Tommy Robinson released from prison after nine weeks

Tommy Robinson released from prison after nine weeks

The political activist was sporting a beard and longer hair as he left Belmarsh prison today.

Andy Burnham: The North doesn't need 'dysfunctional' Westminster

Andy Burnham: The North doesn't need 'dysfunctional' Westminster

The Greater Manchester Mayor is calling for more devolution to northern regions.

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

The Labour MP said the courts’ involvement in Brexit is a “worry”, after a series of cases regarding Parliament's suspension.

Heathrow drone protest: Eleven arrests made

Heathrow drone protest: Eleven arrests made

Activists are flying toy drones in the airport's 3.1 mile exclusion zone in an effort to ground flights.

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

The SNP's Westminster leader said he wants a general election to show Scotland's "determination" to stay in the EU.

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Speaker John Bercow has vowed to use “procedural creativity” against the Prime Minister if he attempts to break the law over Brexit.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Animal rights activist convicted over fake blood protest

Animal rights activist convicted over fake blood protest

An animal rights activist who smeared fake blood over a McDonald’s restaurant in Brighton has been convicted of criminal damage.

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Dale Vince has threatened to take Boris Johnson to court to force him to confirm he will not allow a no-deal Brexit.

Coffee spill cause of expensive plane diversion

Coffee spill cause of expensive plane diversion

Flight safety officials have revealed a spilled coffee caused a February transatlantic flight to turn around and land in Ireland.

Hope for doomed Titanic shipyard with billion pound contract

Hope for doomed Titanic shipyard with billion pound contract

The shipyard that built the Titanic and recently went into administration has a new hope after winning a £1.3 billion Royal Navy contract.

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

A network of Female Genital Mutilation clinics are to open in England to help survivors and prevent more girls being mutilated.

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