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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

The 11-metre effigy will depict the Commons Speaker holding the heads of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

A poll of more than 2,000 found 54 per cent of voters thought the issue would "greatly or somewhat" influence their vote on December 12.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

The Lib Dem MP said calls to ban over-70s from voting are "extreme and unreasonable", but argued that the voting age should be lowered to 16.

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

The Royal Mint will re-date its special Brexit 50p after the EU agreed to extend the UK's withdrawal deadline for another three months.

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

The government has said it will end Operation Brock "as soon as possible" after Brussels granted a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020.

British tourist has foot bitten off by shark

British tourist has foot bitten off by shark

The 28-year-old man, and another Briton, 22, suffered serious injuries while snorkelling off the north-eastern coast of Australia.

Bristol could become first UK city to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol could become first UK city to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol City Council will discuss plans that could see diesel vehicles banned from the city centre from 7am to 3pm every day.

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Chris Davies suggested that Brexiteers should not wear poppies, claiming the EU is essential for peace.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

The Labour MP says disgraced Labour member Keith Vaz should stand at the next election as he has made a “great contribution” to Parliament.

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

The man who was trapped at the top of Dixon's chimney in Carlisle for more than 12 hours was pronounced dead by paramedics at around 4.45pm.

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

The Labour MP is facing a six-month Commons suspension after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to buy cocaine for others.

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Cumbria police are continuing a rescue mission after a man became stuck at the top of the 290ft Dixon's Chimney at 2.22am this morning.

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Surge in applications to register to vote

Surge in applications to register to vote

Nearly two million people have applied to register to vote in the past eight weeks, according to government figures.

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Muhammed Al-Ali will serve at least 15 years in jail after attacking a man with "corrosive liquid", leaving him with life-changing injuries.

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

Campaigner Alastair Campbell accused the group's chairman Roland Rudd of "sabotage", after he reportedly fired two senior staff members.

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

The EU has accepted the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

The Brexit Party MEP said her party could help the government win a "thumping great majority" in an election.

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as "mother" on a birth certificate, is set to continue a legal battle.

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

The shadow home secretary has come to blows with fellow Labour MP Kate Hoey after saying she no longer represents the party.

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

Meghan Markle: Gender equality dialogue ‘can’t happen without men’

Meghan Markle: Gender equality dialogue ‘can’t happen without men’

The Duchess thanked delegates for letting Prince Harry "crash the party" and join her roundtable discussion on improving gender equality.

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

People's Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell has said Labour should not back Boris Johnson's "terrible idea" to hold a December 12 election.

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed an extension is needed, and a diplomat said the length of the delay will be decided next week.

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid has backed Boris Johnson's call for a pre-Christmas general election, saying the government has been "left with no choice".

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Ex-superintendent Leroy Logan said tackling the "tidal wave" of people risking their lives to enter the UK is "not just a policing issue".

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

An EU decision is expected today outlining if, and crucially for how long, a Brexit delay may be granted, which could influence an election.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Residents of private tower blocks with flammable cladding have told talkRADIO they are facing rising costs to remove and replace it.

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

The Prime Minister has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to a general election on December 12.

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

A Passport Office worker has admitted stealing 30 photographs of girls from applications and making indecent images of children.

Fans travel to Ghent instead of Genk for Champions League match

Fans travel to Ghent instead of Genk for Champions League match

Two Liverpool fans were left red-faced after travelling to the wrong Belgian city and missing their side's Champions League match on Wednesday.

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests 'unlawful', court hears

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests 'unlawful', court hears

A London-wide police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was "wholly uncertain, an abuse of power and irrational", High Court judges have heard.

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

The broadcasting watchdog said the BBC needs "bolder plans" to tackle falling views among young people.

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

An HGV driver said he was "shocked but not surprised" at the discovery of a lorry in Essex containing 39 dead bodies.

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

The rate of increase in the number of child sex offences reported to police has fallen to its lowest level in four years.

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

The 39 individuals found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has emerged.

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

James Ellington has been criticised for joking that he wanted to change gender and "break all the women's British sprint records".

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

The Conservative Party is reportedly in disagreement over whether Boris Johnson should call a general election before Christmas.

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

A 25-year-old man, named in reports as Mo Robinson from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, remains in custody after 39 bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

The Liberal Democrat has defended Parliament and said the PM "should have known" MPs would refuse his bid to fast-track Brexit legislation.

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

Shane O'Brien slashed the neck of 21-year-old Josh Hanson at a west London bar before fleeing the UK in a private plane.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

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