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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Louis Barrett and Bradley Garrett have been sentenced for the hate crime against a Korean university student in Brighton two years ago.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

The Conservative MP has said that the a "revised timetable" to debate the Brexit Bill could be achieved if the DUP is onside.

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Number 10 has said an election is "the only way the country can move on" if the EU offers to extend the Brexit deadline until the new year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

The climate change group said the £37 million Scotland Yard have spent policing their protests this year was a "bargain".

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Joe Achilles was fined more than £600 and given six points on his licence for filming himself driving at nearly 100mph on a Derbyshire road.

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

The judge told 33-year-old Joseph O'Malley to "find some work" as he handed the protester a £750 fine for the "senseless vandalism".

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Boris Johnson will now talk to the European Union.

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Policing a climate change protest - which began on October 7 - cost Scotland Yard £21 million, a bill set to rise by several million pounds.

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

The Labour MP has said there "might well be a revolution" if John Bercow decides not to step down as Speaker on October 31 as promised.

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

The European Council president tweeted that the UK's request to extend Article 50 should be treated "in all seriousness".

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

The government could introduce green number plates to promote zero-emission cars - but the opposition has labelled the plans a "gimmick".

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

The legal bid will look at whether it was lawful to revoke the British citizenship of IS bride Shamima Begum.

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith has urged MPs to "go round the clock" after many criticised Boris Johnson's fast-track schedule for Brexit debate.

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson will attempt to fast-track Brexit legislation through the Commons in a final bid to take Britain out of the EU by October 31.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Shard climber sentenced to six months in young offenders institute

Shard climber sentenced to six months in young offenders institute

George King-Thompson has been sentenced to six months' custody after the building's owners brought legal proceedings against him.

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Bill's purpose is to turn Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement - a draft international treaty agreed with the EU - into UK law.

Britain’s biggest family expecting baby number 22

Britain’s biggest family expecting baby number 22

Sue and Noel Radford had their first child 30 years ago and now have 11 sons and 10 daughters, with another baby due next April.

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

The Conservative MP said a decision on a Brexit deal should be made by the government and the EU - not Parliament.

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

The Tory MP said the Benn Act - designed to block a no-deal Brexit - will no longer apply if MP's back Boris Johnson's deal.

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

The Office for National Statistics predicts that Britain's population will reach 69.4 million within a decade, and pass 70 million by 2031.

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

John Longworth said he can't imagine a "better outcome" than Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in contrast to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

The former Lib Dem leader said support has increased for putting a Brexit deal back to the people in a second referendum.

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

The Prime Minister will attempt to get MPs to vote on his Brexit deal after a proposed vote on Saturday was delayed.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says PM' Brexit deal is "defeated" as MPs react to the postponement of the vote on the agreement until next week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

The latest from historic “Super Saturday” sitting in Parliament where MPs will vote on the new deal to take Britain out of the EU.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

The Home Secretary has praised Boris Johnson's "tremendous leadership" as she urged MPs to back his Brexit deal in the Commons tomorrow.

Tommy Robinson appears in court over football banning order

Tommy Robinson appears in court over football banning order

Police are seeking to ban Tommy Robinson from England football matches at home and abroad after footage showed him "swinging" at a fan.

Sainsbury’s bans sale of fireworks

Sainsbury’s bans sale of fireworks

The supermarket has banned the sale of fireworks in all of its 2,300 stores with just three weeks to go until bonfire night.

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

The family of a six-year-old allegedly thrown from the Tate Modern's tenth floor confirmed he is now out of intensive care.

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Partygoers will gather at a beach near Amsterdam to wave goodbye to Britain on October 31.

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Five Extinction Rebellion protesters are due to appear in court today following disruption to London's transport network on Thursday.

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said the Prime Minister had "not honoured the pledges" he made to the party within his new Brexit deal.

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

The Independent MP slated the party for focusing on one policy - to stop Brexit.

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

PM in race to get MP support for Brexit deal

Boris Johnson is today attempting to gather support for his Brexit deal, ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Dominic Grieve: Deal is just beginning of ‘years of negotiation’

Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve has warned that the PM's Brexit deal is "not the end" and there is "much more difficult negotiation" to come.

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

Tim Farron: PM’s Brexit deal ‘essentially the end of the union’

The former Lib Dem leader has said the deal announced by the Prime Minister today could risk breaking up the United Kingdom.

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another Brexit extension

The president of the European Commission claimed "there will be no prolongation" to Brexit, even if UK MPs reject Boris Johnson's deal.

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour: Government 'exacerbating pain and hurt’ in LGBT community

Labour MP Dawn Butler told the government to "stop kicking the can down the road" over proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

Extinction Rebellion 'regretful' about Tube protest

Extinction Rebellion 'regretful' about Tube protest

The group issued an apology about their protest today on the London Underground, which saw demonstrators dragged from trains by commuters.

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick has said up to 20 Labour MPs could defy party policy and back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

Boris Johnson: 'Brexit deal is done'

If the deal gains the support of MPs, Mr Johnson said the UK will leave the EU "in two weeks' time".

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

Sadiq Khan 'strongly condemns' Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

The London Mayor criticised the "extremely dangerous" protests, after climate change activists were dragged off trains by angry commuters.

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Climate activists dragged off Tube train during protest

Commuters faced delays this morning after Extinction Rebellion activists glued themselves to London Underground trains.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit: Will Boris Johnson reach a deal with the EU tonight?

Brexit talks continue into the night as the clock ticks down to tomorrow's crucial EU summit in Brussels. Will the PM meet the deadline?

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley arrested at climate protest

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley arrested at climate protest

Jonathan Bartley has been arrested alongside journalist George Monbiot for obstructing a road as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Ousted Tory MP slams 'toxic' politics after 'death threat'

Antoinette Sandbach has attacked the "toxic" political atmosphere after she received a message with an apparent death threat.

Government porn block plans dropped

Government porn block plans dropped

Age verification measures designed to prevent children from stumbling on pornography online have been dropped.

Four-year-old among thousands caught with weapons at school

Four-year-old among thousands caught with weapons at school

Children have been caught with knuckle dusters, a Taser and even a sword at school.

Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion call themselves 'hypocrites'

Celebrities backing Extinction Rebellion call themselves 'hypocrites'

More than 100 high profile names have signed an open letter admitting they are "hypocrites" for supporting the anti-climate change movement.

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

PM will ask for Brexit extension if no deal agreed

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has confirmed that Boris Johnson will request a Brexit delay if he fails to get a deal through Parliament.

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

Owen Paterson MP: Brexit cannot 'dribble on' until January

The Conservative MP said the Prime Minister should not allow a Brexit extension - even if he cannot agree a deal with the EU.

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Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

Brexit: Last day of talks before EU summit

UK and EU officials are entering their last day of Brexit talks before Thursday's EU summit in Brussels.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tributes paid to schoolboy killed on Merseyside railway tracks

Tributes paid to schoolboy killed on Merseyside railway tracks

Flowers and messages have been left for a 12-year-old boy who died after being electrocuted on railway lines in Merseyside.

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