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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Extremism is ‘thriving’ in parts of the UK and the 'true scale' is unknown, says Chief Commissioner

Extremism is ‘thriving’ in parts of the UK and the 'true scale' is unknown, says Chief Commissioner

Extremism is ‘thriving’ in parts of the UK, says Chief Commissioner

Extremism is “thriving” in some parts of the UK, but the “true scale of the problem” is not yet known, says the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism.

Theresa May

Theresa May says Brexit deal 'delivers for the whole UK family' after Brussels breakthrough

Theresa May: Brexit deal 'delivers for the whole UK family'

Delivering a statement outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister said her Brexit deal "delivers for the whole UK family".

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon: 'I've written to Father Christmas asking for Brexit to be over'

Robert Halfon MP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he won't vote for Theresa May's Brexit deal, but that he hasn't submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister

Ben Bradshaw MP: It is either Theresa May’s deal or no Brexit as MPs will stop ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Ben Bradshaw MP: 'A People's Vote is growing more likely by the day'

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said that there are only two options for leaving the European Union; the Prime Minister’s deal or no Brexit, because MPs will stop the “catastrophe” of a no deal Brexit.

Donald Tusk

Document outlining UK's future relationship with EU has been 'agreed', says European Council president

UK-EU future relationship blueprint has been 'agreed', says Donald Tusk

A document outlining the future relationship of the UK and the EU has been "agreed in principle", the president of the European Council has announced.

'The root is a lack of social housing', says Shelter chief exec on rising homelessness

'Lack of social housing' to blame for rising homelessness, says Shelter chief

Polly Neate of Shelter told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the 4% rise in homelessness in the UK was down to several factors, but a decrease in social housing was the 'root'

Matthew Hedges

Jailing of British academic is an 'utter disaster' for UK-UAE relations, says Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt: Jailing of British academic is a 'disaster' for UK-UAE relations

The Conservative MP has said the jailing of Matthew Hedges could result in a breakdown of the mutual defence treaty between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Damian Hinds

MPs draw up a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Ministers develop a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Pupils will be encouraged to climb trees, knit, stargaze and learn to ride a horse in a new initiative being drawn up by MPs.

Matthew Hedges

United Arab Emirates jailing British student for life is 'absurd', claims Tom Tugendhat MP

United Arab Emirates jailing Briton for life is 'absurd', says Tom Tugendhat MP

The chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has said the UAE sentencing student Matthew Hedges for life is "absurd" and "quite clearly a mistake".

Brexit Protest

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

John Redwood MP: 'I haven't heard a single no-deal scare story I believe'

The Conservative MP said he does not believe "a single scare story" about what would happen to the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 Briton drunkenly buys 6ft Pokemon too big to deliver

Briton drunkenly buys 6ft Pokemon too big to deliver

Briton drunkenly buys 6ft Pokemon too big to deliver

Callum Underwood, a 31-year-old bought a huge Pokemon toy for about £150 and then had it sent to his boss in San Francisco because the seller would not ship to Britain.

MPs told off for playing football in House of Commons

MPs told off for playing football in the House of Commons

MPs told off for playing football in the House of Commons

The Speaker John Bercow has reprimanded a group of MPs for playing football in the House of Commons.

Theresa May ‘deeply disappointed’ by life sentence for academic accused of spying in UAE

Theresa May ‘deeply disappointed’ by life sentence for academic accused of spying in UAE

Theresa May ‘disappointed’ by life sentence for man accused of spying in UAE

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is "deeply disappointed and concerned" about the case of a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates.

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their homes is ‘unreasonable’, says charity CEO

Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said it is “unreasonable” to stop people from smoking in their own homes, but more has to be done to reduce smoking in social housing and privately-rented properties.

Ann Coffey MP calls for major review of juries for rape cases

Ann Coffey MP calls for major review of juries for rape cases

Ms Coffey has also called for a major review of the criminal justice system.

David Davies MP

Conservative MP urges colleagues to abandon reforms on gender laws

Conservative MP urges colleagues to abandon reforms on gender laws

The Conservative MP for Monmouth claimed the debate around gender had been conducted without "proper consideration" and in an "atmosphere of menace".

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Director

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Director

Foie gras is ‘one of the cruellest foods you can eat’, says Animal Equality Boss

Toni Shephard, the Executive Director of Animal Equality UK has said that foie gras “is one of the cruellest food items” people can eat and that it is “hypocritical” the UK continues to import it, whilst its production is banned.

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang elected Interpol president

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang elected Interpol president

Mr Kim edged out the controversial Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk.

Preacher banned from the country broadcasts 'extreme' content to the UK via TV channel

Preacher banned from the country broadcasts 'extreme' content to the UK via TV channel

Preacher banned from the country broadcasts to the UK via TV channel

The TV channel of an Islamic preacher, who was banned from entering the country after praising Osama bin Laden, is being broadcast to millions in the UK despite concerns about extreme content, a Times investigation has found.

Theresa May

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

Theresa May: Brexit vote was a 'great exercise in democracy'

The Prime Minister defended the EU referendum during a meeting in the House of Commons, claiming it was a "great exercise in democracy".

British academic accused of spying sentenced to life in UAE

British academic accused of spying sentenced to life in UAE

Matthew Hedges was accused of spying while studying for his PhD.

Number of children gambling has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in two years, study finds

Number of children gambling quadruples to more than 50,000 in two years, study finds

Number of children gambling quadruples in two years, study finds

The gambling watchdog has urged people to “sit up and listen” after a study suggested the number of children classed as having a problem has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years.

Ikea to cut 350 UK jobs as part of global transformation plan

Ikea to cut 350 UK jobs as part of global transformation plan

The Swedish home retailer expects 7,500 jobs to be cut across its operations as it simplifies the organisation.

Grenfell fraudster who claimed £100,000 intended for victims jailed

Grenfell fraudster who claimed £100,000 intended for victims jailed

Sharife Elouahabi falsely said he was staying with relatives in a flat on the 21st floor of the block.

Manchester Attack

Government's promise of mental health support 'not actually happening', says survivor of Manchester Arena terror attack

Government promise of mental health support 'not actually happening'

A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing has claimed the government's promise of providing better mental health support is "not actually happening".

Picture: British Heart Foundation

Mexican tetra fish may inspire heart repair treatment for humans

Mexican tetra fish may inspire heart repair treatment for humans

The Mexican tetra fish has been found to have a gene called lrrc10 which is linked to the fish being able to regenerate its own heart.

Apple 'applauded' for removing Tumblr over child abuse images

Apple 'applauded' for removing Tumblr over child abuse images

CEO of Freedom From Abuse has called for more tech giants to take action.

EU

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

Daniel Hannan: Staying in customs union puts UK in 'worse situation than before'

The Conservative MEP told Julia Hartley-Brewer that being "half in half out" of the customs union is an "appalling decision".

Protester

Environmental activists form human road blocks in effort to bring London to a standstill

Environmental activists form human road blocks in effort to stall London traffic

Extinction Rebellion have launched another day of protest action, blocking roads in London in an effort to create gridlock in the capital.

Theresa May Brussels

Theresa May heads to Brussels to finalise Brexit deal

Theresa May heads to Brussels to finalise Brexit deal

The Prime Minister will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker this evening ahead of an EU Brexit summit on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bank of England Governor backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has backed the Prime Minister’s EU Withdrawal Agreement and warned that a no deal Brexit would be the “worst outcome”.

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over journalist’s death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as no confidence letters fail to come in

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as no confidence letters fail to come in

Patience is a virtue, says Jacob Rees-Mogg as ERG fail to produce 48 letters

Jacob Rees-Mogg's efforts to oust Theresa May appear to have stalled as Tory colleagues failed to back his call for a motion of no confidence in their leader.

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

ID cards should be used to tighten controls on immigration, says Lord Adonis

Electronic ID cards should be a “badge of citizenship” and not an “obligation” says Lord Andrew Adonis.

Flights will not be grounded even in a no deal Brexit, says Easyjet boss

Flights will not be grounded even in a no deal Brexit, says Easyjet boss

Flights will not be grounded even in a no deal Brexit, says Easyjet boss

The boss of airline easyJet has said he is "confident" flights will not be grounded in a no-deal Brexit scenario after recent assurances from Brussels.

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom' of priorities, says campaigner

Campaigner Dan White from Department of Ability has said that disabled children always end up at the “bottom of the greasy pole of priorities” and a Minister for Disabled Children is a “necessity” to change this.

Students' Union President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

Students' Union President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

SU President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

A University Students’ Union President has stood down after sparking outrage for calling for a mural in memory of First World War soldiers to be painted over.

More than 70 Parliamentary staff complain after Lords fail to suspend peer over sexual harassment claims

More than 70 Parliamentary staff complain after Lords fail to suspend peer over sexual harassment claims

Parliament staff complain after Lords fail to suspend peer over harassment claim

More than 70 Parliamentary staff have written to the senior deputy Speaker of the Lords to protest the peers’ decision to stop the barring of Lord Lester who is accused of sexual harassment.

Easter Island statue

Easter Island officials visit London museum to demand return of stolen statue

Easter Island officials visit London museum to demand return of stolen statue

A group of officials have visited the British Museum in London in a bid to get a statue stolen in 1868 returned to Easter Island.

Palm Oil petition

Organiser of petition to lift Iceland ad ban never wanted campaign to end in 'death threats'

Organiser of viral petition to lift Iceland ad ban does not condone 'violence'

Mark Topps has said he doesn't condone "violence" after ad regulator Clearcast received threats for banning Iceland's season advert.

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional offers let pupils ‘take their foot off the gas’, says Uni expert

Nick Hillman, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute has said that “the explosion” of unconditional offers for university places means students make the “mistake” of “taking their foot off the gas”.

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Sir Steve House said passers-by should only help officers struggling with violent suspects "if they can safely do so".

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump used personal email address for official government business

Ivanka Trump used personal email address for official government business

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year, it has been reported.

Spain PM vows to vote down Brexit divorce bill over Gibraltar

Spain PM vows to vote down Brexit divorce bill over Gibraltar

Spain claim there is no clarification over the future status of the handling of Gibraltar.

DUP

Government is 'paralysed' without support of the DUP, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Government is 'paralysed' without DUP support, says Andrew Bridgen MP

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said the government is "paralysed" without the support of the DUP.

Roger Kendrick

Businessman who told Prime Minister to axe Brexit deal says it will be 'devastating' for UK

Businessman who told PM to axe Brexit deal says it will be 'devastating' for UK

A businessman who asked Theresa May to "think again" about her Brexit deal at the annual CBI conference yesterday, has claimed it will be "devastating" for the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Corbyn should 'throw down the gauntlet' and try to force an election, says Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince: Corbyn should 'throw down gauntlet' and force an election

The Liberal Democrat leader said Jeremy Corbyn should "throw down the gauntlet" and "see where he stands".

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour’s Keir Starmer sets out plans to block no deal Brexit

Labour could try to bring down the Government in an effort to block a no-deal Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customers details in £77m attack

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customer details in £77m attack

Hackers jailed for stealing TalkTalk customer details in £77m attack

Two hackers have been jailed for their roles in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website.

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout over in call for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Pupils from Northern Ireland schools walkout calling for second EU vote

Hundreds of children from four schools in Northern Ireland have walked out of their classes to call for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

NHS could ‘quite possibly’ face litigation over fake psychiatrist, says doctor

Dr Mike Smith has said that it was “quite possible” that the NHS could face litigation after a woman faked qualifications and was allowed to practice as a psychiatrist for 22 years.

Teenager looked up suicide methods before death

Teenager looked up suicide methods before death

Ben Walmsley made internet searches on ways to end his life while in lessons in the weeks before his death.

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

Members of Parliament have taken to social media over the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sold water cannons bought when Boris Johnson was in the position for a £300k loss.

Black cab rapist: John Worboys to remain in prison

Black cab rapist: John Worboys to remain in prison

Black cab serial rapist John Worboys will remain behind bars after the Parole Board reversed an earlier decision that he should be released.

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