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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’, says former NHS Trust chairman

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing surgery’, says ex-NHS chair

Roy Lilley, a former NHS Trust chairman has said that everyone knows the NHS is “under pressure” but encouraging volunteers to help out is not about “amateurs doing bypass surgery”.

Trophy Hunting

Trophy hunting is a 'horror show' society needs to 'get away from', says president of Born Free Foundation

We need to move away from 'shooting animals for fun', says Will Travers OBE

The president of animal rights charity, the Born Free Foundation, has said trophy hunting is a "horror show" that society needs to "get away from".

UKIP MEP quits party over Tommy Robinson’s appointment as adviser

UKIP MEP quits party over Tommy Robinson’s appointment as adviser

UKIP MEP quits party over Tommy Robinson’s appointment as adviser

A UKIP MEP has quit the party in protest at leader Gerard Batten's decision to employ Tommy Robinson as an adviser.

Anti-Brexit campaigners flood Parliament to protest Theresa May's Brexit deal

Anti-Brexit campaigners sign their names on 'battle bus' in protest of Brexit deal

Anti-Brexit campaigners sign their names on 'battle bus' in Brexit deal protest

Over 150 young people have signed their names on a campaign bus to protext the Brexit deal and call for a People’s Vote.

Police

Mental health support has fallen to the 'poor old police', says former detective

Mental health support has fallen to the 'poor old police', says former detective

A former Metropolitan Police officer has claimed the "poor old police" are taking on mental health support roles in the wake of cuts to mental health services.

Theresa May

Lord Digby Jones says he will only support Brexit deal if backstop clause is 'revoked'

Lord Digby Jones will support Brexit deal if backstop clause is 'revoked'

Brexiteer Lord Digby Jones has said he will only support Theresa May's deal if the backstop clause "is revoked".

Uber

Uber fined £385k for 'serious failure' in protecting customer data

Uber fined £385k for 'serious failure' in data security

Uber has been fined £385,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers' personal information during a cyber attack.

Mars

NASA spacecraft sends 'selfie' from surface of Mars

NASA spacecraft sends 'selfie' from surface of Mars

A spacecraft that spent seven months travelling through space has sent back a 'selfie' from the surface of Mars.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Leaving without a deal is nothing to be frightened of'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: No-deal Brexit 'nothing to be frightened of'

The Conservative MP claimed a no-deal Brexit would give the UK "advantages" it would not have under the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis: Theresa May's Brexit deal will leave UK in a 'zombie limbo state'

Lord Adonis: Theresa May's Brexit deal will leave UK in a 'zombie limbo state'

The Labour peer has claimed Theresa May's divisive Brexit deal will leave the UK in a "zombie limbo state", and in a cycle of "endless negotiations" with the EU.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Theresa May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue’

Theresa May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue’

May admits she was wrong to say Brexit would stop EU workers ‘jumping the queue'

Theresa May has said she used the wrong language when she told business leaders her post-Brexit immigration plans would stop EU workers being able to "jump the queue".

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

UK will not participate in a European army, says Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has dismissed suggestions the UK could join a European army.

Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’, claims Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May’s deal will leave the UK in the ‘worst of all worlds’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement would leave the UK in the “worst of all worlds”.

Margaret Thatcher on long list of scientists to be face of new £50 note

Margaret Thatcher nominated alongside scientists to be a potential face of new £50 note

Margaret Thatcher nominated as scientist to be potential face of new £50 note

The Bank of England has released a list of scientists who have been nominated to feature on the new £50 note, which includes former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Elderly

Dr Tuppy Owens: People in care homes should 'enjoy the same pleasures' as other people

Dr Tuppy Owens: People in care homes should 'enjoy the same pleasures' as others

Sex therapist Dr Tuppy Owens has welcomed a new brochure for nurses working in care homes, which helps them broach the topics of masturbation, using a sex worker and watching porn with elderly residents.

Monzo Card

Monzo customers threaten to leave bank over transgender policy

Monzo customers threaten to leave bank over transgender policy

A number of customers of the mobile-only banking service have threatened to leave after finding out the company's policy on transgender employees.

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

The UK is set to face a social care crisis as the sector is estimated to be 400,000 workers short by 2028, due to low pay and poor working conditions.

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

Rail passengers unhappy with how their complaints have been handled will be able to use a new service from Monday.

Brexit Secretary admits Theresa May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary admits Theresa May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary admits May faces a ‘challenging vote’ on her Brexit deal

Theresa May faces a "challenging vote" when her Brexit deal is put before MPs, the new Brexit secretary has admitted, as the EU's top official warned that the only alternative was leaving without one at all.

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Dominic Raab: The UK is ‘being blackmailed and bullied into a flawed’ Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: The UK is ‘being blackmailed and bullied’ into May's Brexit deal

The former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has described the Prime Minister’s deal as “flawed”, adding that it “suffocates” the opportunities of free trade that Brexit brings.

Nursery

More than one in 10 nursery staff often hear young children swearing, survey finds

Over one in 10 nursery staff often hear young children swearing, survey finds

In a survey of 1,125 nursery owners, managers and staff, 13 per cent said they had seen an increase in the number of children swearing in nurseries, and 12 per cent claimed to have often heard children using profanities.

Trans groups are ‘exploiting a natural need in children to be part of a tribe’, says Dr Nicola Williams

Trans groups are ‘exploiting a natural need in children to be part of a tribe’, says Dr Nicola Williams

Dr Nicola Williams: Trans groups are ‘exploiting a need to be part of a tribe’

Dr Nicola Williams, Fair Play for Women has said trans campaign groups are “exploiting a natural need in children to be part of a tribe” as the number of referrals of children looking for “gender identity” support each year has risen from 97 in 2009/10 to 2,519 in 2017/18.

Tim Martin

'We don't need to rely on the EU - they're the ones in trouble', says Wetherspoon CEO

Tim Martin: 'We don't need to rely on the EU - they're the ones in trouble'

The CEO of pub chain JD Wetherspoon is calling for a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would give UK companies a "crack of the whip".

Matthew Hedges

Matthew Hedges to return home after pardon from United Arab Emirates

Matthew Hedges to return home after pardon from United Arab Emirates

British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on a spying charge last week, has been pardoned.

Kate Hoey MP

Kate Hoey MP: I'm starting to believe Brexit deal 'conspiracy theories'

Kate Hoey MP: I'm starting to believe Brexit deal 'conspiracy theories'

The Labour MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer she was starting to believe "conspiracy theories" that the Brexit deal was "planned from the beginning".

Theresa May

Theresa May to tell MPs there's 'no better deal available' in push for support

Theresa May to tell MPs there's 'no alternative' to Brexit deal

Theresa May will try to persuade MPs to back her Brexit plan in the House of Commons by saying there is no "better deal" available.

Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail roll out festive 'singing' postboxes across UK

Royal Mail launch 'singing' postboxes across UK

Postboxes which play a Christmas jingle whenever a letter is posted are being rolled out across the UK.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official, as second stabbing kills man hours later

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official, as second stabbing kills man hours later

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official

A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in Ilford on Friday evening, and a second man killed in an attack in Dalston hours later

Extinction Rebellion activist glues herself to Buckingham Palace gates

Extinction Rebellion activist glues herself to Buckingham Palace gates

An activist from the climate change group Extinction Rebellion glued herself to the gates of Buckingham Palace during a protest in London

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal - but Theresa May still faces opposition at home

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal - but Theresa May still faces opposition at home

Donald Tusk recommends EU leaders accept Brexit deal

Theresa May will meet EU leaders in Brussels, and Donald Tusk has recommended that the deal is accepted. But the Prime Minister still faces opposition at home

Ann Widdecombe on Brexit: 'We don't need concessions from the EU - just get on with it!"

Ann Widdecombe on Brexit: Theresa May should 'just get on with it'

Ann Widdecombe tells Dan Wootton that the Prime Minister has 'lost sight' of the fact that the UK will leave the EU as she tries to secure support from Brussels

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tommy Robinson appointment is a 'demonstration' of 'overt' racism, says author

Tommy Robinson appointment is a 'demonstration' of 'overt' racism, says author

Tommy Robinson appointment is a 'demonstration' of 'overt' racism, says author

Tommy Robinson’s UKIP appointment is a demonstration of “overt” racism in the party, says broadcaster Patrick Christys. 

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter

Landlords are boycotting B&Q and M&S over their support for homeless charity Shelter, which they say is taking part in a “campaign of negativity”.

'Natural Death' funeral directors welcome EU formaldehyde ban

'Natural Death' funeral directors welcome EU formaldehyde ban

'Natural Death' funeral directors welcome EU formaldehyde ban

The EU has proposed restrictions to formaldehyde, which is used in embalming bodies, over fears it could increase the risk of cancer

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but racists'

A group of Jewish leaders has called for footnotes to be added to the Bible and Koran that point out when the text contains antisemitic ideas

The two-children family has been ‘disappearing for a century’, says sociology professor

The two-children family has been ‘disappearing for almost a century’, says sociology professor

Professor: The two-child family has been ‘disappearing for almost a century’

Professor Ellis Cashmore, Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University has said that the two children family has been “disappearing for the best part of a century”, as new figures show that families are now only having one child.

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: Charges against Tommy Robinson are 'bogus'

UKIP leader Gerard Batten defended his appointment of Tommy Robinson as a special adviser on rape gangs, saying his convictions were a result of 'mistakes' by the justice system

Matthew Hedges

United Arab Emirates 'considering' clemency for Matthew Hedges, official announces

UAE official claims country is 'considering' clemency for Matthew Hedges

The United Arab Emirates are considering clemency for a British academic jailed for life in the country, an official has announced today.

Junk food adverts to be banned across Transport for London network to combat child obesity

Junk food adverts to be banned across TfL network to combat child obesity

The Transport for London network will enforce a ban on adverts showing foods high in fat, salt and sugar from February 2019

Samsung apologises after workers got cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung apologises after workers get cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung apologises after workers get cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung Electronics has apologised for the sickness and deaths suffered by some of its workers.

Anti-Brexit campaigners set up shop selling ‘conman’s mustard’ and ‘save our bacon’ to call for a People’s Vote

Anti-Brexit campaigners set up shop selling ‘conman’s mustard’ and ‘save our bacon’ to call for a People’s Vote

Anti-Brexit campaigners set up shop selling ‘conman’s mustard’

A Brexit minimart has popped up on Peckham High Street selling food such as “Conman’s mustard”, “Brexit tomato botchup” and “save our bacon”.

Sheep

PETA's calls to rename village of Wool 'clearly not going to happen', says local councillor

PETA's calls to rename village of Wool 'clearly not going to happen'

A councillor in the village of Wool has claimed animal rights group PETA calling on them to change their name to 'Vegan Wool' is "quite funny" but "clearly not going to happen".

Julia Hartley-Brewer on winter fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer on winter fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer on fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke to Debbie McGee about npower's Fuel Bank scheme, which wants to extend winter fuel payments to anyone who needs them

Mental Health

Children are reaching 'crisis point' before they get mental health support, says Centre for Mental Health spokesman

Children are reaching 'crisis point' before they get mental health support

The deputy chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health has claimed more children are being "left at the point at which they hit a crisis" before receiving mental health help.

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

The education secretary has called for MPs to think about the Brexit deal as "a package" if it goes through to Parliament, claiming they don't need to "love every line".

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson appointed as special adviser to UKIP leader Gerard Batten

Tommy Robinson appointed as special adviser to UKIP leader

The controversial activist will advise UKIP's Gerard Batten on on rape gangs and prison reform.

Theresa May in Brussels

Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for', says Owen Paterson MP

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit deal is a 'country mile from what people voted for'

The Conservative MP has warned that not delivering the Brexit "people voted for" would result in "shock and disillusion with the whole political establishment".

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5, says Dominic Grieve

'Noteworthy' that 'quite a few' perpetrators of terror attacks were known to MI5

Dominic Grieve has said it is "noteworthy" that a number of perpetrators behind terror attacks in the UK last year were already known to MI5.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350 Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson has been warned he faces private prosecution over the infamous claim – put on a Vote Leave bus during the EU referendum - that the UK sends £350 million a week to Brussels.

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

UK could remain in extended Brexit transition period until 2022

The UK could remain tied to the European Union rules and continue paying into Brussels’ budget until the end of 2022.

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

A report from NHS Digital found that one in eight young people had a mental disorder in 2017

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low as women ‘delay childbearing’, figures show

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low as women ‘delay childbearing’, figures show

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low

The number of 25-year-old women having had a child is at a record-low, with only a quarter of women reaching the threshold having had at least one child, new figures find.

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Donald Trump, there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions’

Extinction Rebellion: ‘Unless you’re Trump, there's no doubt on climate change'

George Barda, the spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, the group responsible for causing disruption to London traffic this week, has said that “unless you are Donald Trump” there is no doubt climate change is caused by carbon emissions “pumped out” by humans.

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘dreams’ says ex-Director of income thinktank

Stefan Stern, the former Director of the High Pay Centre has said that a £1 million pay limit per year, as suggested by Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, would “cap” people’s success.

Russian Military Intelligence Chief dies after ‘serious illness’

Russian Military Intelligence Chief dies after ‘serious illness’

Russian Military Intelligence Chief dies after ‘serious illness’

The head of Russian military intelligence, which has been accused in connection with the Salisbury Novichok attack, has died, the Kremlin has announced.

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