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Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling diet products give fans ‘false hope'

Love Island’s Sam Bird has said that celebrities who post on social media selling fad diet products are giving their followers “false hope” because the products do not always work.

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

A popular online marketplace has come under fire for offering customers, including children, razor-sharp zombie knives.

Charlie Kirk

EXCLUSIVE: Leading British charity distances itself from right-wing student movement with White House ties

Leading British charity distances itself from right-wing student movement

Charity Turning Point says it has been repeatedly confused with Turning Point UK, a controversial US-based student movement launched in the UK this month.

A third of road users feel road rage has got worse since EU referendum, says Auto Trader

Third of road users feel road rage has worsened since EU referendum, study finds

Third of road users feel road rage is worse since EU referendum, study finds

Ben Derby, the spokesman for Auto Trader has revealed that over 30 per cent of road users, who feel road rage is problem, think it has got worse since the 2016 EU referendum.

Alexis

Daniel Kawczynski MP hangs up phone when confronted about 'misleading' Marshall Plan tweet

Daniel Kawczynski MP hangs up after being confronted about 'misleading' tweet

The Conservative MP hung up on talkRADIO host Alexis Conran after he questioned the MP about his now-viral tweet about Europe and Britain after the Second World War.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

The former football manager revealed to talkRADIO how he is spreading the message that "carrying a knife is not the thing to do".

Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen: In 1986 children called Childline about abuse and neglect - now it's social media

Esther Rantzen: 'I'm not on social media - I don't want in'

The broadcaster said Childline counsellors "universally and unanimously" said social media was at the root of unhappiness in their young callers.

Brexit Committee MPs visits Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit talks

MPs from the Exiting the European Union Committee are set to meet EU officials in Brussels to discuss the last Brexit negotiations on Monday.

Marcus Fysh MP: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Conservative MP Marcus Fysh has said that MPs need to "hold their nerve" over the Brexit negotiations, as MPs prepare to meet with the Prime Minister to suggest alternatives to the Irish backstop.

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance'

The Justice Secretary has said that an overhaul of the parole system will give victims “reassurance”, and ensure another case like John Worboys will not happen.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton has said that he played with Barbie dolls when he was growing up and he is “so glad” that his mother was “able to embrace that freedom of expression”.

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first to be found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, after a failed bid to "shut up" her accusers with witchcraft.

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

A "despicable" burglar who had sex with a corpse at a funeral home while high on drink and drugs has been jailed for six years.

Hundreds of people stuck in their cars after heavy snowfall in Cornwall

Hundreds of people stuck in their cars after heavy snowfall in Cornwall

Hundreds of people stuck in their cars after heavy snowfall in Cornwall

Hundreds of people were stranded in their cars overnight after snow in Cornwall - as a woman was forced to give birth in ASDA during a flurry.

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show is ‘despicable’, says surgeon

Gerard Lambe, a leading cosmetic and plastic surgeon has described the new Channel 4 reality show, which sees a panel voting on whether young people get plastic surgery, as “despicable”.

Plane

EU will allow visa-free travel to UK citizens post-Brexit

EU will allow visa-free travel to UK citizens post-Brexit

EU ambassadors have announced that UK citizens will be entitled to visa-free travel post-Brexit, even if no deal is agreed.

A 30-minutes-old baby abandoned in snow-covered playground in east London

A 30-minute-old baby abandoned in empty playground in east London

A 30-minute-old baby abandoned in empty playground in east London

A baby girl abandoned in a deserted playground in the snow was only just 30-minutes-old when she was found last night.

Mr Pothole

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Anti-pothole campaigner: 'I'd love to be out of a job'

Mark Dorrell, a.k.a Mr Pothole, says the government's investment in testing plastic road surfaces to prevent potholes is "very positive".

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

Six in ten Brits admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Brits admit their addiction to social media has hindered their ability to make friends in “real life”, a study found.

Leave.EU and Arron Bank’s insurance firm fined £120,000 for data breaches

Leave.EU and Arron Banks' insurance firm fined total of £120k for data breaches

Leave.EU and Arron Banks' insurance firm fined total of £120k for data breaches

The Brexit campaign group founded by businessman Arron Banks and an insurance company he owns have been fined a total of £120,000 for data protection breaches.

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Claire Bailey, an independent retail expert has said that self-service checkouts in supermarkets give some people “an opportunity to be dishonest”.

Couples

UK couples being recruited for male contraceptive gel trial

UK couples being recruited for male contraceptive gel trial

Couples across the UK are being recruited to take part in a year-long trial testing a new male contraceptive gel.

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Businesses

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that, says business expert

Businesses want 'certainty' - a no-deal Brexit won't give them that

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors has revealed that a third of British businesses could move some operations abroad because of Brexit.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson MP: Other politicians furious over cancelled recess - but I was 'delighted'

Owen Paterson: MPs furious over cancelled recess - but I think it's 'excellent'

The Conservative MP said it was "pathetic" to think about how the cancelled February recess has inconvenienced politicians who should be "cracking on" with passing Brexit legislation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super-fan with two Gemma Collins-themed tattoos: ‘It started off as a joke’

Super-fan with two Gemma Collins-themed tattoos: ‘It started off as a joke’

Super-fan with two Gemma Collins-themed tattoos: ‘It started off as a joke’

Billy Prager, a fan of the The Only Way is Essex star, has two Gemma Collins-themed tattoos but admits it “started off as a bit of a joke”.

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced with anti-stab knives'

The Labour MP for Brent, Dawn Butler, has said that if anti-stab knives had been rolled out during the last Labour government, violent crime might have reduced

Heavy snowfall causes severe traffic jams and school closures in Cornwall

Heavy snowfall causes severe traffic jams and school closures in Cornwall

Heavy snowfall causes severe traffic jams and school closures in Cornwall

Cars have been brought to a standstill, and schools forced to close in Cornwall due to heavy snowfall on Thursday afternoon.

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK fish and chip shops, study finds

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK fish and chip shops, study finds

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK fish and chip shops, study finds

Families may be eating "critically endangered" shark when visiting their local fish and chip shop, warns a new study.

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

A teenage boy who left former British ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer with "horrific injuries" in an attack at London Victoria Station has been spared jail.

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates confidential medical files to charity shop

Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.

Rough sleeping in England rises 165% since 2010

Rough sleeping in England has risen 165% since 2010

Rough sleeping in England has risen 165% since 2010

The numbers of rough sleepers on the streets of England has almost doubled since 2010

Give knife crime funding to offenders to ‘change their lives’, says former gang member

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Sephton Henry, a former gang member has said described the Home Secretary’s new measures to tackle knife crime “a joke”, and said that the funding might as well go straight to knife crime offenders to “change their lives”.

Microplastic found inside 50 marine mammals that washed up on Britain's shores

Microplastic found inside 50 marine mammals that washed up on Britain's shores

Microplastic has been found inside 50 dolphins, seals and whales that had washed up on Britain's shores, a study has found.

British mums encouraged to throw ‘period parties’ for their teenage daughters

British mums encouraged to throw ‘period parties’ for their teenage daughters

British mums encouraged to throw ‘period parties’ for their teenage daughters

British mums are being encouraged to throw ‘period parties’ for their teenage daughters when they start menstruating, as a way of tackling the taboo around talking about periods.  

Council slammed for 'shocking' depiction of transgender person in online survey

Council slammed for 'shocking' depiction of transgender person in online form

A council has been slammed for a "deeply offensive" image featured on a survey form which appears to show a "miserable" transgender person pulling off a wig.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stop youngsters having knives

The chief of a knife crime awareness charity says the newly-announced Knife Crime Prevention Orders won't stop young people carrying knives

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for the south east England has said that “no serious self-respecting democracy” would agree to the Irish backstop.

Margaret Thatcher

Police call for 10ft-high plinth to keep new Margaret Thatcher statue safe from vandals

Police call for 10ft-high plinth to keep new Margaret Thatcher statue safe

A statue of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in her home town of Grantham will require a high plinth to curb the threat of vandalism, police have said.

Keith Bourne

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Veteran postman Keith Bourne lost the tip of his ring finger after a Staffordshire bull terrier tore it off during a routine delivery.

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

February recess may be cancelled to make way for Brexit talks

MPs may have their February break cancelled to make room for Brexit debates

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Students banned from university for threatening to rape classmates set to resume studies

Students suspended from university over rape group chat set to return early

Two students handed a 10-year ban from the University of Warwick for being part of a group chat which threatened rape of female students are set to resume their studies this year.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

Peter Bone: 'The British people are braver than the politicians'

The Conservative MP said he thought the public were "braver" than politicians when facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Lord Digby Jones

Pressure on Brussels to accept Brexit deal will come from Germans - not us, says Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones: 'The Germans run Europe'

The former CBI director general has predicted that most of the pressure put on Brussels to accept the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will come from the Germans - not the UK.

Home secretary

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled new ASBO-style orders designed to tackle spiralling knife violence.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

A teenager who attacked a car with a "zombie knife" in broad daylight has been jailed for three and a half years after the Court of Appeal decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Terminally-ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Terminally ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Terminally ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Samanda Ford, who is dying of terminal cancer, hosted her own wake so that she could party with her friends while she was still alive.

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Police are investigating the death of a teenager after a fight descended into a fatal stabbing in north London

Clarks scheme is ‘not about teaching, it is about modelling good communication’, says National Literacy Trust Campaign Manager

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop are training 6,500 staff in a bid to improve children’s language skills, but National Literacy Trust’s Judith Parke’s has said it is “not about teaching” children, it is about “modelling good communication between an adult and child”.

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Michel Barnier says EU will not renegotiate the backstop

Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the Withdrawal Agreement must be signed in its current form before 'alternative arrangements' for the backstop can be discussed

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

A man cut off his own dog's head and setting a family’s house alight after overdosing on Spice, a court heard.

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May calls Scotland 'biggest threat to its own future' in PMQs

Theresa May castigated SNP MP Ian Blackford for comments about the Good Friday Agreement, and said the party's desire for an independent Scotland threatened its future

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassment

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green in harassment scandal

The Labour peer who named Sir Philip Green as the businessman facing sex allegations using parliamentary privilege says he did not take the decision "lightly".

Young Conservative produces guide on how to be a Tory at university

Young Conservative produces guide on how to be a Tory at university

Young Conservative produces guide on how to be a Tory at university

A young Conservative has produced a guide on how to be a Tory at university - and not annoy people.

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