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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Windrush compensation scheme will not bring back ‘stolen’ years

Windrush compensation scheme will not bring back ‘stolen’ years

Windrush compensation scheme will not bring back ‘stolen’ years

The Windrush Compensation Scheme was “welcomed” but will not bring back “the years that people have had stolen”, the CEO of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said.

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell: Jeremy Corbyn is aware talks with May are ‘an obvious trap’

Alastair Campbell, who has campaigned for a second referendum on any Brexit deal, has said that the Labour leader is aware that talks with Theresa May are “an obvious trap”.

Fortnum and Mason stockpiling ‘hundred of thousands’ of champagne bottles

Fortnum & Mason stockpiling ‘hundreds of thousands’ bottles of champagne

Fortnum & Mason stockpiling ‘hundreds of thousands’ bottles of champagne

The CEO of Fortnum & Mason has said the luxury retail brand is stockpiling “hundreds of thousands” of bottles of champagne to prepare for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Brexit briefing: Bill to further delay Brexit clears Commons by one vote

Proposals to further delay the date of Brexit have moved closer to becoming law after they passed through the Commons by one vote.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

Soldiers just ‘fooling around’ by shooting at Corbyn targets

The soldiers filmed shooting at targets of Jeremy Corbyn were just “fooling around” according to a retired Army Colonel.

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support ‘Homeless Heroes’ campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan spent the night sleeping on the streets of Windsor as part of the “Homeless Heroes” campaign.

Brighton pronoun badges

Brighton schools provide pronoun stickers to raise trans awareness

Brighton schools provide pronoun stickers to raise trans awareness

Brighton schoolchildren will be able to signal their preferred pronoun with stickers as part of a wider gender issues awareness campaign.

Jorja Emerson

Medical cannabis firm 'saves toddler's life' with free treatment

Medical cannabis firm 'saves toddler's life' with free treatment

A medical cannabis company has “saved” the life of a severely epileptic girl by giving her free access to treatment not provided by the NHS, her father claims.

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

The home secretary has said that the current estimated cost of the Windrush Compensation Scheme was about £200 million.

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

A priest in northern Poland has apologised after he led a public burning of the Harry Potter series and other books.

Job vacancies increased in run up to original Brexit date, study finds

Job vacancies increased in run up to original Brexit date, study finds

Job vacancies increased in run up to original Brexit date, study finds

Research has found that job vacancies increased in the weeks running up to the original Brexit date of March 29.

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

A so-called slip-and-trip fraudster has been given a suspended prison sentence after an insurance firm brought what is thought to be the first private prosecution of its kind in the UK.

Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei allows stoning to death under new laws

Brunei allows stoning to death under new laws

New Islamic criminal laws in Brunei punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have come into effect today.

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

A woman who said during a series of Facebook posts that her ex-husband tried to strangle her has won a libel battle against him at the UK’s highest court.

Tom Brake: MPs are ‘treading water’ over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesman has said that MPs are “treading water” on the issue of Brexit as the UK’s original date of departure passed last week.

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

Cooper bill progresses to next stage

The bill to prevent no-deal Brexit has moved closer to becoming law after the Commons voted to progress it to the next stage.

NHS cannot deliver long term-plan without more staff, MP warn

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

The NHS will not be able to deliver its long-term plan without recruiting more staff, an MP has warned. 

Vote at 16 debate

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

'Same arguments' to stop teens voting used to deny women right to vote

A Labour MP has claimed that the arguments against giving teenagers the right to vote were also used in "times gone by" against women.

Jeremy Corbyn

Investigation launched after soldiers use Corbyn picture as target

Investigation launched after soldiers use Corbyn picture as target

The Ministry of Defence are investigating after footage emerged of soliders shooting at a picture of the Labour leader.

Huw Merriman

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Tory MP claims weight-loss down to Brexit

Huw Merriman claims to have lost four inches from his waistline because of the stress of Brexit.

Andrew Bridgen

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

Andrew Bridgen: 'If Corbyn is the answer - what was the question?'

The Conservative MP said it was "unbelievable" that the Prime Minister is working with the Labour leader to solve the Brexit impasse.

Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

Stephen Timms: Corbyn and May reaching agreement will be 'tricky'

The Labour MP said it would not be easy for the Prime Minister and opposition leader to come to an agreement on Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Brexit briefing: PM seeks to delay April 12 Brexit day

Theresa May is looking to extend Brexit so she can negotiate a way forward with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Richard Tice Leave Means Leave

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

Richard Tice: 'Ridiculous machinations’ won’t stop no-deal Brexit

The co-founder  of Leave Means Leave has said he believes the country will leave the EU without a deal in ten days’ time despite Mrs May’s speech on Tuesday.

Jack Renshaw National Action

Jury fails to reach verdict in National Action membership trial

Jury fails to reach verdict in National Action membership trial

A man who plotted to kill his local MP with a 19-inch knife has avoided a retrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict on whether he was a member of a neo-Nazi group.-

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

May to seek compromise deal with Corbyn

Theresa May will sit down with Jeremy Corbyn to agree a Brexit deal that can command the support of the house. 

Extinction Rebellion activists freed on bail

Extinction Rebellion activists freed on bail

Extinction Rebellion activists freed on bail

The climate change activists who flashed MPs to protest environmental destruction have been bailed.

National Action neo-Nazis

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

'Extreme neo-Nazis' viewed ISIS bomb manuals online

Nearly as many “extreme neo-Nazis” are referred to a government anti-extremism programme as fundamentalist Islamists, a security minister has warned.

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

An investigation has been launched after two "malicious" devices were placed on railway tracks in a pro-Brexit sabotage attempt.

Windsor homeless vagrancy

Use of vagrancy laws bringing councils into 'disrepute'

Use of vagrancy laws bringing councils into 'disrepute'

A former political adviser to Windsor council has defended the controversial proposal to invoke archaic vagrancy laws after an opposition candidate said it brought the borough into “disrepute”.

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield Ltd has been fined £380,000 after a production worker was contaminated with plutonium.

Helen Grant

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

MP calls for people from 'diverse' backgrounds to appear on banknotes

Conservative MP Helen Grant has called for the Bank of England to feature people from black, Asian, or minority-ethnic backgrounds on banknotes.

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

The psychologist who assessed the teenage killer of Alesha MacPhail has blamed “political correctness” for preventing early-years psychopathy screening.

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Fence

Average adult happy to pay over £300k for 'forever home'

Average adult happy to pay over £300k for 'forever home'

The average adult would be willing to pay more than £335,000 for their 'forever home', a study has found.

Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

MPs put forward bill to block no-deal Brexit

A cross-party group of MPs are preparing to put forward a bill which will prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Ben Bradshaw

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Voters were sold a 'fantasy Brexit' in 2016 referendum

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed the public were sold a "fantasy" in the EU referendum.

Tommy Robinson faces new restrictions on YouTube videos

YouTube places 'warnings' on Tommy Robinson's videos

YouTube places 'warnings' on Tommy Robinson's videos

YouTube has clamped down on Tommy Robinson by putting a number of restrictions on his account, but stopped short of banning the activist completely.

Daffodil farmer says eastern European workers saved his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

Daffodil farmer says European workers 'saved' his business

A British daffodil farmer has said that being able to recruit workers from eastern Europe “saved” his business.

Shamima Begum claims she was 'brainwashed'

Shamima Begum claims she was 'brainwashed'

The IS bride insisted she was "brainwashed" by the extremists she ran away to join as a schoolgirl.

Peter Tatchell

Government must sever ties with Brunei, urges Peter Tatchell

Government must sever ties with Brunei, urges Peter Tatchell

The human rights campaigner called for the UK to sever all ties with Brunei, as it introduces a law which allows LGBT people to be stoned to death.

Pencil

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the education secretary.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

Sir Vince Cable: 'My worst fear is a no-deal Brexit'

The Liberal Democrat leader revealed he was keen to avoid "crashing out" of the EU without a deal.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

Peter Bone: Brexit now 'entirely in Prime Minister's hands'

The Conservative MP urged Theresa May to embrace a no-deal Brexit and "honour" the referendum result.

Brexit

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Brexit briefing: Brexit alternatives rejected in Commons

Last night, MPs failed to find a majority for any of the four alternative Brexit options chosen by Speaker John Bercow.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brexit protester

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign 'hijacked', MP claims during petition debate

Leave campaign ‘hijacked for dangerous ends’ an MP has claimed during a debate on revoking Article 50.

St Pancras flag waver

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

St Pancras protester admits public nuisance charge

A flag-waving Brexit protester has admitted in Westminster Magistrates Court to halting Eurostar trains out of St Pancras by climbing onto a station roof.

Vaping saves smokers over £300 a year

Vaping saves smokers over £300 a year

Smokers who have switched to vaping save on average £346.32 a year after kicking the habit, it has emerged. 

Extinction Rebellion House of Commons

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

Naked protesters disrupt Commons proceedings

A dozen climate protesters disrupted proceedings in the Commons by flashing MPs from the public gallery during today's debate.

'Symbolic SOS signal' flashed to Europe from south coast

'Symbolic SOS signal' flashed to Europe from south coast

More than 400 people gathered on the south coast to send a symbolic SOS signal to Europe on Saturday.

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs have begun voting on alternative Brexit options in an attempt to find one that commands a majority.

More than two million Londoners living in areas with toxic air

More than two million Londoners living in areas with toxic air

More than two million Londoners are living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, figures published today show.

Big Issue Pay It Forward resellable magazine

Big Issue launches 'resellable magazine'

Big Issue launches 'resellable magazine'

Big Issue has launched a resellable magazine in a bid to overcome the problems faced by an increasingly cashless society.

Betting machines

Maximum bet on fixed-odds machines slashed to £2

Maximum bet on fixed-odds machines slashed to £2

From today, customers using electronic slot machines will be able to gamble a maximum of £2.

Jacob Rees-Mogg AfD

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Rees-Mogg denies supporting 'overtly racist' German party

Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied supporting an anti-Islam German party after tweeting a speech by its leader.

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