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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Andrew Elliott and two accomplices ransacked a north London jeweller and managed to escape, despite getting locked in by the security door.

‘Gritter Thunberg’ chosen as name for new Manchester salt-spreader

‘Gritter Thunberg’ chosen as name for new Manchester salt-spreader

Manchester City Council’s appeal for name suggestions received more than 2,000 entries with the winners being decided in a Twitter poll.

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

Christine Jardine said the government’s decision not to enshrine the rights of child refugees in the Brexit Bill is a "discredit to all of us".

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

Sir John Hayes said flying the national flag would be a "fitting tribute" and would show that Britain is "unafraid of our patriotism".

Donald Trump statue in Slovenia torched

Donald Trump statue in Slovenia torched

A wooden statue mocking US President Donald Trump has been burned to the ground in Slovenia, the birthplace of his wife Melania.

Man dies years after co-worker poisoned his lunch

Man dies years after co-worker poisoned his lunch

A man in Germany has died four years after being poisoned by a co-worker and falling into a coma.

Northern Rail's future being evaluated

Northern Rail's future being evaluated

The government is evaluating a proposal from the train operator on options for continuing its franchise.

Queen 'not consulted' before Sussexes' announcement to 'step back'

Queen 'not consulted' before Sussexes' announcement to 'step back'

Prince Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping down as "senior" royals and working to become financially independent.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Donald Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

Donald Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

The US president said his administration would immediately impose new “punishing” economic sanctions “until Iran changes its behaviour”.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step back as senior royals

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step back as senior royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said in a statement they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family.

Three British men killed in Iran plane crash identified

Three British men killed in Iran plane crash identified

Nine crew members and 167 passengers died today when a Ukrainian International Airlines flight crashed moments after take off from Iran.

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

Ursula Von der Leyen has said negotiators "cannot expect to agree on every single aspect" of an EU-UK trade deal without an extension.

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

The spoon-bending psychic has put himself forward for a government job, after Boris Johnson's most senior aide asked "weirdos" to apply.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Mr Corbyn attacked Boris Johnson's response to escalating tension in Iran during Prime Minister's Questions.

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Siobhain McDonagh slated the current Labour leader, and announced she would be backing Jess Phillips to become his successor.

Three Britons dead after Iran plane crash

Three Britons dead after Iran plane crash

Three Britons have died after a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed moments after take off from Iran, officials in Kyiv have confirmed.

Iran launches ballistic missiles at US troops

Iran launches ballistic missiles at US troops

Donald Trump has insisted "all is well", after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two air bases in Iraq housing US troops.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

The ex-deputy Labour leader said Sir Keir Starmer was "a frontrunner" and dubbed Rebecca Long-Bailey the "continuity Corbyn candidate".

Heatwaves led to 900 extra deaths in 2019, figures show

Heatwaves led to 900 extra deaths in 2019, figures show

Almost 900 additional deaths among over-65s occurred in Englang when temperatures soared to record-breaking heights last summer.

Masked activists arrested after ‘violent tirade’ against hunt group

Masked activists arrested after ‘violent tirade’ against hunt group

Eight men have been arrested after a confrontation between the Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs campaign group and the local hunting organisation.

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Henry Long, 18, has denied murder but pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of PC Harper, who was killed while on duty in August last year.

Two arrests made after dog tied to rock found in River Trent

Two arrests made after dog tied to rock found in River Trent

A 32-year-old man and 31-year-old woman are currently under investigation after a dog was found tied to a rock in the River Trent yesterday.

Qasem Soleimani: Up to 40 killed in funeral procession stampede

Qasem Soleimani: Up to 40 killed in funeral procession stampede

Around 40 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a stampede broke out among mourners of the Iranian general, Iran state tv says.

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

Ann Widdecombe said the north was "forgotten" during the election campaign, and called on the PM to do more for voters outside of London.

Around half of reports of online child sex abuse content 'false'

Around half of reports of online child sex abuse content 'false'

The Internet Watch Foundation dealt with 260,400 reports of child sex abuse material online in 2019, but only 132,700 were actionable.

Elderly man critical after being knocked down by moped gang

Elderly man critical after being knocked down by moped gang

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 80s was knocked down by a moped rider whose gang then circled him before riding off.

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

The 19-year-old has received a four-month suspended sentence for claiming she was raped by a gang of Israeli youths.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after gas rig protest

Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after gas rig protest

Three climate change protesters have been arrested for climbing a Scottish gas rig in a demonstration against the fossil fuel industry.

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

A 17-year-old boy appeared in court accused of murder after the remains of a 53-year-old man were found at an address in south-west London.

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

Boris Johnson and Iraqi PM to ‘work together’ amid Iran tension

The PM and Adel Abdul-Mahdi have agreed to “find a diplomatic way forward” in the wake of the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Police appeal after drowning dog found tied to rock in River Trent

Police appeal after drowning dog found tied to rock in River Trent

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information after a dog tied to a rock was rescued from the River Trent.

Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil' serial rapist jailed for life

Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil' serial rapist jailed for life

The 36-year-old drugged at least 48 men and filmed himself sexually violating them while they were unconscious.

Nurse takes NHS to court over puberty blockers for children

Nurse takes NHS to court over puberty blockers for children

Susan Evans has claimed a gender identity development service is giving young children “experimental treatment” without adequate assessment.

Uber driver sentenced for exposing himself to female passenger

Uber driver sentenced for exposing himself to female passenger

The 51-year-old private hire driver pleaded guilty to one count of exposure and has been added to the sex offenders' register for ten years.

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

The Brexit Party leader said the House of Lords "needs to go", but refused to rule out the possibility of becoming a Sir or Lord.

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Iran has vowed to take "severe revenge" after an Iranian general was assassinated in a US air strike at Baghdad airport.

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

Boris Johnson calls for 'de-escalation' after US air strike in Iraq

The Prime Minister said he would not "lament" the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, but called for "de-escalation from all sides".

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Ethical veganism a philosophical belief, court rules

Ethical veganism a philosophical belief, court rules

A judge in Norwich has ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore should be protected by the Equality Act 2010.

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

The chair of the foreign affairs committee has called for a new Treason Act to deal with British citizens who join terrorist organisations.

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

The backbencher confirmed her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, promising to challenge the Boris Johnson with "passion, heart and precision".

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ to US killing of top general

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ to US killing of top general

Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani has been killed in an air strike in Baghdad ordered by US president Donald Trump.

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

Dominic Cummings has appealed to "super-talented weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street to improve government decision making.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Grant Shapps: I would rather not see any rail hikes at all

Grant Shapps: I would rather not see any rail hikes at all

The Transport Secretary defended an average 2.7 per cent rail fare increase as necessary to improve services.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thousands enter into civil partnerships after law change

Thousands enter into civil partnerships after law change

From today, heterosexual couples can tie the knot in a civil ceremony instead of a marriage.

Border Force responding to migrant boats spotted in English Channel

Border Force responding to migrant boats spotted in English Channel

It comes after more than 60 migrants were rescued by the French and British authorities on Sunday.

Nearly 6,500 children investigated by police for sexting offences

Nearly 6,500 children investigated by police for sexting offences

Since 2017, 6,499 children under the age of 14 have been investigated for taking or sharing indecent images of themselves or other minors.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

The Chancellor said farmers can enter the new year "with confidence" after announcing the funds to support them after the UK leaves the EU.

‘The biscuits were out of date’ - Police reveal 2019 hoax 999 calls

‘The biscuits were out of date’ - Police reveal 2019 hoax 999 calls

The Met Police has shared some of the 22,000 time-wasting 999 calls it received this year, including a woman with the wrong chip shop order.

British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang-rape

British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang-rape

The 19-year-old claimed she was attacked by 12 Israeli tourists in an Ayia Napa hotel during the summer but later retracted the statement.

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

The shadow business secretary has confirmed she is considering running to replace Jeremy Corbyn while endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Free hospital parking to be rolled out from April

Free hospital parking to be rolled out from April

Blue badge holders and patients who must regularly attend appointments for long-term conditions will get free hospital parking from April.

Chef who won £1m lottery jackpot still worked Christmas Day shift

Chef who won £1m lottery jackpot still worked Christmas Day shift

The single father worked from 10am until 4pm on Christmas Day, as well as working Boxing Day and is planning to work this weekend.

Russia to appeal four year Olympics ban

Russia to appeal four year Olympics ban

Russia has confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year ban on participating in major sporting events, imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Cressida Dick to co-operate with probe into paedophile ring inquiry

Cressida Dick to co-operate with probe into paedophile ring inquiry

Her role in the botched Operation Midland is being investigated following a complaint by a member of the public.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Downing Street urges football authorities to toughen up on racism

Downing Street urges football authorities to toughen up on racism

Number 10 has said "we must confront this vile behaviour" after another incident at a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

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