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Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

John Bercow to become university Professor of Politics

John Bercow to become university Professor of Politics

The former Speaker of the House of Commons will work with undergraduate and postgraduate students at Royal Holloway University in London.

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan has been jailed for 16 years with a further three years on extended licence at the Old Bailey for a “brutal and shocking” machete attack on PC Stuart Outten.

Impossible to accurately estimate final HS2 costs, says watchdog

Impossible to accurately estimate final HS2 costs, says watchdog

The National Audit Office has said the complexity and risks of the high speed rail project were underestimated from the beginning.

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

The Conservative MP has said Britain now faces the "most difficult phase of all" after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill became UK law yesterday.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, is found guilty of wounding with intent but cleared of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

The former MP said those hoping to replace Jeremy Corbyn must reach out to the public and show "contrition" over the general election loss.

Jack’s Law: Parents given right to paid leave after loss of a child

Jack’s Law: Parents given right to paid leave after loss of a child

A new law will now give parents who suffer the loss of a child under 18 the legal right to two week’s paid leave from work.

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson has hailed crossing the “Brexit finish line” after the Parliament approved his Withdrawal Agreement Bill for the final time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

The future king told the World Economic Forum in Davos that climate change was one of the “greatest threats humanity has ever faced”.

Military veterans to be offered 'hefty discount' with new railcard

Military veterans to be offered 'hefty discount' with new railcard

More than 830,000 people who have served in the Armed Forces will benefit from cheaper train travel, according to the Transport Department.

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

The SNP’s Commons leader claimed that "powers are being grabbed back to Westminster" as he took on Boris Johnson in PMQs.

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

The former justice secretary said the fact that Labour has never had a female leader “makes people wonder” whether the party is sexist.

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will return to the Commons for further scrutiny today after he suffered five defeats in the House of Lords.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Teenagers' deaths prompt demand for better railway warnings

Teenagers' deaths prompt demand for better railway warnings

A coroner has demanded action from the rail industry to stop people crossing train tracks and being electrocuted after two teenagers died.

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

The backbencher said she could not be the person to "unite all parts" of the Labour movement as she ended her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Boris Johnson has planned to take his Cabinet on tour to the North of England as part of his promise to “work for the whole country”.

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

The teenage activist told political and business leaders in Davos that environmental movements pushing for action were "just the beginning".

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

New plans could see terrorists taking a lie detector test to prove they have been reformed and no longer pose a danger to the public.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Extinction Rebellion sets up woodland camp to protest HS2

Extinction Rebellion sets up woodland camp to protest HS2

More than 100 climate change activists gathered for an “epic day of action” in the Colne Valley to protest the high speed rail project.

Police appeal for identities after football match brawl

Police appeal for identities after football match brawl

Officers want help in identifying eight men linked to an incident a Crystal Palace v Aston Villa match on August 31 last year.

Prince Harry had ‘no other option’ but to step back from duties

Prince Harry had ‘no other option’ but to step back from duties

Prince Harry has said stepping back from royal duties is “a leap of faith” but said it was a step forward towards a "more peaceful life".

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old have been found guilty of the "savage and callous attack" that killed 18-year-old Yusuf Mohamed.

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

A 29-year-old man and a 39-year-old man have been arrested after three men were killed last night, having suffered apparent stab wounds.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ far-right abuse

Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ far-right abuse

The Guardian writer and left-wing activist was attacked last summer and alleges that it was motivated by homophobia and his political views.

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

The Liberal Democrat MP said EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain "for decades" should be given an automatic right to remain.

Grant Shapps: Not sure why there has been so much fuss over Flybe

Grant Shapps: Not sure why there has been so much fuss over Flybe

The Transport Secretary has denied any illegality in the moves made by the government to help save Flybe from potential collapse.

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Ben Wegener, 34, was handed a 10 year jail term after he and two others smashed through a London jewellery shop window in a Range Rover.

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

The outgoing MEP said the decision by Commons officials to rule out chiming Big Ben showed the government was "embarrassed" by Brexit.

British teenager appeals conviction in Cyprus gang-rape case

British teenager appeals conviction in Cyprus gang-rape case

The 19-year-old was convicted of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus but lawyers say she was subject to an unfair trial.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

The Home Office has finalised the applications of 2.45 million EU citizens to live and work in the UK after Brexit but denied six criminals.

James Bond to remain male, says franchise producer

James Bond to remain male, says franchise producer

Barbara Broccoli has confirmed that the next person to play the iconic 007 will be male, despite speculation that it could be a woman.

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

The Ministry of Justice said more than 22,000 crimes involving knives or offensive weapons were dealt with in the year up to September 2019.

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

The fundraising page for Big Ben to chime on January 31 has reached 20 per cent of its target in less than 24 hours.

MPs to consider law to allow filming in Crown Courts

MPs to consider law to allow filming in Crown Courts

Television cameras could soon be entering the courtroom to film a judge's sentencing remarks in criminal cases for the first time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 police officer murder

Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 police officer murder

Piran Ditta Khan, 71, has been remanded in custody in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky almost 15 years ago.

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

The SNP's Westminster leader said the PM's rejection of a second poll on Scottish independence was "unacceptable and unsustainable".

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers said it does not endorse ringing bells in churches “for political reasons” such as Brexit.

Meghan Markle’s father could testify against her in media law suit

Meghan Markle’s father could testify against her in media law suit

Thomas Markle could form part of the defence and testify against his daughter in a legal battle launched by the duchess over privacy.

Wildlife Trust: HS2 will destroy ‘irreplaceable’ natural habitat

Wildlife Trust: HS2 will destroy ‘irreplaceable’ natural habitat

A new report from the Wildlife Trust has suggested the high-speed rail project risk the loss of 108 "irreplaceable" ancient woodlands.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Theresa May’s chief Brexit negotiator receives knighthood

Theresa May’s chief Brexit negotiator receives knighthood

Olly Robbins was knighted today at Buckingham Palace after being given the honour when Theresa May resigned as Prime Minister.

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

The Conservative MP said it was "brilliant" that the PM has suggested a crowdfunder to meet the costs of "bonging" Big Ben on Brexit day.

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

Boris Johnson said he is “absolutely confident” that the Royal Family will "sort out" the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

Aaron Fyle, 29, murdered 74-year-old Eulin Hastings on January 10 2017 before being pursued by police in a dramatic rooftop chase.

Use of credit cards in online gambling to be banned

Use of credit cards in online gambling to be banned

Culture Minister Helen Whately told talkRADIO that the government and Gambling Commission were taking "decisive action".

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

The shadow foreign secretary gained the necessary 22 nominations to go through to the second phase just minutes before the deadline.

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

The newly elected MP has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the first phase of the contest draws to a close today.

Donald Trump warns Iranian leaders in Farsi tweet

Donald Trump warns Iranian leaders in Farsi tweet

The US president told Iranian leaders "the USA is watching" after anti-government protesters took to the country's streets over the weekend.

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Guardian writer Carole Cadwalladr accused Mr Morgan being accused of "persecuting a young woman with a different skin colour".

Prince Harry to discuss royal future with Queen

Prince Harry to discuss royal future with Queen

The Duke of Sussex will meet with his grandmother to find a solution to his wish for him and Meghan Markle to step back as a senior royals.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

Shackim Purnell-Taylor, 19, stabbed 22-year-old Leo Marcus six times with a kitchen knife after stealing his rucksack and bike.

Jamie Oliver restaurant to be replaced by McDonald's in Surrey

Jamie Oliver restaurant to be replaced by McDonald's in Surrey

The TV chef, who has long campaigned for healthy eating, said he was "devastated" when his restaurant group collapsed last summer.

Woman jailed for posing as teenage boy to sexually assault girls

Woman jailed for posing as teenage boy to sexually assault girls

Gemma Watts, 21, has been jailed for eight years after posing as 16-year-old "Jake Waton" to sexually assault girls as young as 13.

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Protesters say the Australian government has "failed" to protect citizens from the unprecedented fire crisis that has claimed 26 lives.

Police receive almost one upskirt allegation per day since new law

Police receive almost one upskirt allegation per day since new law

Victims from school age to 74 years old were among those to make report upskirting, which was made a criminal offence in April last year.

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

‘Highly likely’ that Iran shot down Ukrainian aircraft, say leaders

Western leaders have said there is evidence that the crash was caused by an Iranian missile but added that it could have been unintentional.

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