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Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

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.

Amazon CEO accuses US tabloid of 'blackmail' over revealing pictures

Amazon CEO accuses US tabloid of 'blackmail' over revealing pictures

Amazon CEO accuses US tabloid of 'blackmail' over revealing pictures

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators backed off the US tabloid.

Lords urge Theresa May to put Brexit on hold

Lords urge Theresa May to put Brexit on hold

Two Lords have said that the UK is 'not ready' to leave the EU

Jedward

Amazon Alexa users told pop duo Jedward are dead in technical glitch

Amazon Alexa users told pop duo Jedward are dead in technical glitch

Amazon Alexa users are being told that pop duo Jedward died eight years ago - despite the pair being very much alive.

John McDonnell urges Luciana Berger to say she won't 'break away' from Labour amid no confidence row

John McDonnell urges Luciana Berger to say she won't 'break away' from Labour

Luciana Berger is facing a vote of no confidence in her constituency amid reports she could be associated with a 'breakaway party'

Fears of south coast cat killer on the loose after number of cats found stabbed

Cat killer fears after felines found stabbed on south coast

Cat killer fears after felines found stabbed on south coast

Fears a new cat killer is on the loose have emerged after a spate of feline stabbings along the south coast.

Social media

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

A Labour MP has called for independent regulators to monitor social media companies, claiming they had been "beyond the law for far too long".

Roast dinner, taking a walk and TV top the list of priorities for Brits on a Sunday, study finds

Roast dinner, taking a walk and TV top the list of priorities for Brits on a Sunday, study finds

Roast dinner and TV top list of priorities for Brits on a Sunday, study finds

The average Briton spends their Sundays scoffing a roast dinner, walking it off on a long stroll and watching a film on television, a study has found.

Workers ‘nervous’ to move jobs due to Brexit uncertainty, study finds

Workers ‘nervous’ to move jobs due to Brexit uncertainty, study finds

Workers ‘nervous’ to move jobs due to Brexit uncertainty, study finds

Workers are reluctant to change jobs because of continued uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new report.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of a government pushing for no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of push for no-deal Brexit

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has that he would "refuse" to be part of a government that was elected to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal.

Footballer Emiliano Sala’s body identified from plane wreckage

Footballer Emiliano Sala’s body identified from plane wreckage

Footballer Emiliano Sala’s body identified from plane wreckage

Emiliano Sala will forever remain in the thoughts of Cardiff City, the club said, as his body was formally identified after being recovered from underwater wreckage in the English Channel.

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind’

Sir John Redwood, a member of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, has said that the President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not have him “in mind” because the MP has always had a plan for leaving the EU.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunlight

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Residents of Stirling, Carlisle and Manchester are most likely to have low levels of vitamin D this February, according to scientists.

Nadia

Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha: 'I'll take my daughter along to my next smear test'

Nadia Sawalha: 'I'll take my daughter along to my next smear test'

The actress and presenter has revealed she is thinking of taking her daughter with her to her next smear test to tackle the taboo around cervical screening.

Theresa May

Theresa May confronts Tusk over 'hell' comments during Brussels meeting

Theresa May confronts Tusk over 'hell' comments during Brussels meeting

The Prime Minister faced Donald Tusk during a meeting in Brussels today and told him his controversial "special place in hell" remarks were "not helpful".

Train Murder

Train stabbing suspect denies murder of Lee Pomeroy

Train stabbing suspect denies murder of Lee Pomeroy

A man accused of stabbing a 51-year-old father on board a train in Surrey has denied murder.

Mein Kampf

Signed copy of Mein Kampf set to fetch £30k at auction

Signed copy of Mein Kampf set to fetch £30k at auction

A copy of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler is expected to sell for up to £30,000 at auction.

Women's Minister

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam to challenge firefighter stereotypes

Women's minister calls for 'revised version' of Fireman Sam

The women's minister Victoria Atkins has called for a "revised version" of Fireman Sam, to challenge the stereotype that all firefighters are male.

HS2 sign

HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

A campaigner from the HS2 Action Alliance has branded the high speed rail line a "political vanity project" following new proposals for a £1 billion train station in west London.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not angry with Donald Tusk - I want to thank him'

In her morning monologue, the talkRADIO presenter branded the European Union a "special place in hell for arrogant diplomats".

Graffiti

Number of antisemitic hate incidents reported in UK reach record high

Number of antisemitic hate incidents reported in UK reach record high

A record number of antisemitic hate incidents were reported in the UK last year, new figures have revealed.

Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments, says Lord Peter Hain

British citizens are 'thin-skinned' if they are outraged by Tusk's comments

Lord Hain has said that people needed to stop "being so outraged" at comments made by the European Council president in Brussels yesterday.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: Donald Tusk was 'thinking of me' with his 'special place in hell' remarks

Nigel Farage: Tusk's 'special place in hell' remarks were about me

The former UKIP leader said Donald Tusk was "thinking of me" with his scathing comments about "those who promoted Brexit" without a plan.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Theresa May dashes to London to attend lavish fundraising dinner before jetting off to Brussels

May attends lavish fundraising dinner before jetting off to Brussels

The Prime Minister attended a dinner with Tory donors before her meetings with EU leaders over Brexit

The average middle-aged Brit still has seven countries to tick off their travel bucket list, study finds

Average middle-aged Brit still has seven countries to tick off their travel bucket list, study finds

Middle-aged Brits still have seven countries on their bucket list, study finds

The average 40-something still has seven countries to visit on their travel bucket list, a study has found.

Mark Sedwill

EXCLUSIVE: Top civil servant called upon to probe Conservative Brexit compromise meetings

EXCL: Top civil servant called upon to probe Tory Brexit compromise meetings

Britain’s top civil servant has been called upon to investigate the use of impartial officials by a group of Tory MPs preparing a new Brexit plan for Theresa May. 

Plans approved for Margaret Thatcher statue in her home town despite vandalism concerns

Plans approved for Margaret Thatcher statue in her home town despite vandalism concerns

Plans approved for Margaret Thatcher statue in her home town

Plans for a statue of Margaret Thatcher to be erected in her home town have been approved despite concerns it may be a target for vandals.

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Chris Grayling again

The chairman of the port of Calais has said he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again.

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain' in the UK

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said that the people on a chartered deportation flight to Jamaica should not be allowed to remain in the UK, amid pressure from MPs and campaigners to stop the plane.

Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk: There's a 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers

Donald Tusk: There's a 'special place in hell' for Brexiteers

During a statement in Brussels, the European Council president announced that there was a "special place in hell" for Brexiteers.

Rolf Harris

Child abuser Rolf Harris being investigated after walking onto primary school grounds

Child abuser Rolf Harris investigated after walking onto primary school grounds

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris was asked to leave after he walked onto the grounds of a primary school near his home.

Sammy Wilson

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

Sammy Wilson, DUP’s Brexit spokesman has said that “there is absolutely no reason that leaving the EU should take us back” to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Driverless Cars

Driverless cars will be on Britain's roads by 2021, ministers announce

Driverless cars will be on Britain's roads by 2021, ministers announce

The Department for Transport have said that fully self-driving cars will be on the roads by 2021.

One in three children living in ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK

Alastair Harper, Head of Advocacy at Unicef UK has said that one in three children are living in areas that would be classed as having “toxic levels of air pollution”.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave Chairman

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chairman

No deal would be ‘good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chair

John Longworth, chairman of Leave Means Leave has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would be “very good for the many, not the few”.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’ to the backstop

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs will not accept “window-dressing”, after the prime minister has suggested that she is seeking "changes" to the controversial backstop, rather than its total removal from the agreement.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Plan A+ launch

Institute of Economic Affairs handed formal warning for political bias

Institute of Economic Affairs handed formal warning for political bias

The charitable think tank was handed the warning for the publication of its report 'PLAN A+ Creating a prosperous post-Brexit U.K' and a launch event which was held on the same day.

Smoking

Hawaii to consider raising legal smoking age to 100 years old

Hawaii to consider raising legal smoking age to 100 years old

A law is being proposed in Hawaii to raise the minimum legal age to buy cigarettes to 100 by 2024.

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy blasted the Home Office's handling of the Windrush scandal after an outcry about new deportation flights to Jamaica

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says WWF expert

Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate Change at WWF, has said that “extreme weather” is posing a threat to the British classic of a portion of chips.

Liam Neeson

Psychotherapist on Liam Neeson comments: 'We don't realise how deep some of our racism goes'

Psychotherapist on Neeson: 'We don't realise how deep some of our racism goes'

Psychotherapist Philip Hodson claimed the actor Liam Neeson needed "six months in a reorientation facility" following his comments about wanting to kill a black person.

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world's first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club.

Pineapples

Brits believe pineapples are traditionally grown in UK, study finds

Brits believe pineapples are traditionally grown in UK, study finds

Quinoa, avocado and pineapples are among the foods Brits mistakenly think are traditionally grown in the UK, a study has found.

Computer user

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

Paedophile hunter: Police have never said they had a problem with what I'm doing

A paedophile hunter has claimed he has never had a police officer say they had a "problem" with what he was doing, amid calls for the self-styled vigilantes to stop confronting suspected abusers.

Hundreds of people object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial claiming it would 'kill' the views of Parliament

Hundreds object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial over scenery fears

Hundreds of people object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial

Hundreds of people have objected to a proposed Holocaust memorial near the Palace of Westminster claiming there are already enough statues and it will ruin the view.

Theresa May promises to deliver Brexit that ‘honours’ UK’s commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May promises to deliver Brexit that ‘honours’ UK’s commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May promises Brexit deal that ‘honours’ commitments to Northern Ireland

Theresa May will insist that she will deliver a Brexit deal that “honours our commitments to Northern Ireland”, admitting that she knew it was a “concerning time”.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson sparks racism row after admitting he wanted to 'kill' a black person

Liam Neeson sparks racism row after admitting he wanted to 'kill' a black person

The actor has come under fire for comments he made during a press junket, in which he revealed he wanted to kill a "black b*****d" after someone close to him was raped by a black man.

Former Northern Ireland first minister threatens to take Government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord Trimble threatens to take government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord threatens to take Government to court over Northern Irish backstop

Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble is threatening to take the government to court over the controversial Brexit backstop.

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says charity CEO

Nick Stace, the CEO of Prince’s Trust, has said that people need to find a way to use social media “in a way that does not harm” them.

Windrush

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's, claims immigration expert

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's

Deportation flights sending foreign national offenders to Jamaica will result in a repeat of the Windrush scandal, immigration expert Satbir Singh has claimed.

John Whittingdale MP: No ‘justification’ for threats to vandalise Margaret Thatcher statue

John Whittingdale MP: No ‘justification’ for threats to vandalise Margaret Thatcher statue

No ‘justification’ for threats to vandalise Thatcher statue, says Tory MP

Margaret Thatcher's former private secretary has described fears a proposed statue of the Iron Lady will be vandalised as "sad", adding that there was no "justification for such criminal damage".

Lord Robert Hayward on same-sex marriage amendment: ‘We can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly’

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Robert Hayward

‘We can’t wait forever' for NI to legalise same-sex marriage, says Lord Hayward

Conservative Lord Robert Hayward has said that he tabled an amendment to extend equal marriage to Northern Ireland because the UK “can’t wait forever for the Northern Irish Assembly to come back together”.

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The ball will be back in the EU’s court’ after UK rejects Irish backstop proposals

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want UK to have an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has said that the “ball will be back in the EU’s court” if they want the UK to leave the EU in an “orderly” way.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Shore Explorer

£100k per year job as 'Shore Explorer' open for applications

£100k per year job as 'Shore Explorer' open for applications

A paid role exploring the world and posting it to social media is currently being advertised by travel company Royal Caribbean.

Plane

Sala plane wreckage: 'There is a body there to be recovered', says investigator

Sala plane wreckage: 'There is a body there to be recovered', says investigator

Investigators have discovered the wreckage of a plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala in the English Channel, and they say a body is visible.

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