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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Two found guilty of raping woman at London nightclub

Two found guilty of raping woman at London nightclub

Two men in their twenties will "pay the price for their actions", having been found guilty of raping a woman at a London nightclub.

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Mubashar Hussain has been jailed after he knocked down PC Gareth Phillips, shattering his pelvis and leaving him in hospital for four weeks.

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Green Party MEP arrested at climate protest was 'defending rights'

Ellie Chowns was arrested for attending Extinction Rebellion protests after police imposed a ban on action across London.

Dominic Raab reviewing whether British IS fighters can return home

Dominic Raab reviewing whether British IS fighters can return home

A policy that British nationals who fought for the Islamic State group should instead face justice in the region is under review.

Boris Johnson condemns ‘vile’ racism against England footballers

Boris Johnson condemns ‘vile’ racism against England footballers

The PM has shown his support for the England football team after players were subjected to racist abuse during their match against Bulgaria.

Reports of hate crimes hit record high

Reports of hate crimes hit record high

The number of reported hate crimes in England and Wales rose by 10 per cent over the past year.

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

Jeremy Corbyn: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

He said government plans to demand photo ID at polling stations would “disproportionately” discriminate against ethnic minorities.

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

Kate Hoey: No point rushing Brexit deal

She said there was no point pushing for a Brexit deal in order to meet the October 31 deadline because Parliament may not pass it anyway.

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion defy police protest ban

Officers warned protesters they faced arrest if they continued to demonstrate in London.

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

Downing Street: PM will stay on even if Queen’s Speech defeated

The Prime Minister will not resign even if his agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech is defeated by Parliament.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Just weeks away' from Labour government

The Labour leader has said another Queen's speech could be "just weeks away", but next time laying out the agenda of a Labour government.

Life imprisonment for terrorist responsible for Westminster attack

Life imprisonment for terrorist responsible for Westminster attack

Salih Khater will serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars for attempted murder after he drove into members of the public outside Parliament.

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

Elderly Rabbi arrested at Extinction Rebellion rally

A north London Rabbi said it was his "religious and moral duty" to stand up for his beliefs at the Extinction Rebellion demos in the city.

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

Humberside Police have said they are treating the death of an inmate as "suspicious" and confirmed that paedophile Richard Huckle had died.

Lord David Owen 'quite horrified’ by Parliament behaviour

Lord David Owen 'quite horrified’ by Parliament behaviour

The former Foreign Secretary told talkRADIO parliamentarians had "taxed" the faith in democracy.

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

MPs return to House of Commons after Queen's speech

Live updates from the state opening of parliament and Queen’s speech laying out government policy as a new parliamentary session begins.

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

David Davies: PM has ‘a few tricks up his sleeve’

The Conservative Party MP said he believes Boris Johnson has "a few tricks up his sleeve" to ensure the UK leaves the EU by October 31.

Extinction Rebellion plans ‘major disruption’ for Bank of England

Extinction Rebellion plans ‘major disruption’ for Bank of England

Dozens of activists have gathered outside the Bank of England in a bid to cause "major disruption" to the banking sector.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Manchester stabbings: Man arrested on terrorism charges

Manchester stabbings: Man arrested on terrorism charges

Greater Manchester Police have said specialist officers are responding after five people were stabbed at Arndale shopping centre.

Sadiq Khan ‘devastated’ by two teenage knife deaths within hours

Sadiq Khan ‘devastated’ by two teenage knife deaths within hours

The Metropolitan police dealt with two separate knife crime incidents that left a 15 and 18-year-old dead within five hours of each other.

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘We have an unfair voting system’

Zack Polanksi has called to overhaul the voting system in general elections so that voters don't see the Green Party as a "wasted vote".

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar ‘see a pathway’ to Brexit deal

The Prime Minister and his Irish counterpart said talks were "detailed and constructive" as discussions continue in Brussels today.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Glasgow driver caught with sofa and armchairs piled on roof

Glasgow driver caught with sofa and armchairs piled on roof

Police in Scotland have caught a driver travelling along a city road with an entire lounge suite tied to the roof.

UK to land rover on the Moon by 2021

UK to land rover on the Moon by 2021

The UK would become only the fourth country to land a rover on the Moon.

Man who kicked MP Jess Phillips' office door fined

Man who kicked MP Jess Phillips' office door fined

Michael Roby, 36, was ordered to pay a total of £207 after he admitted the disturbance at Labour MP Jess Phillips' office in Birmingham.

Home Office: EU citizens risk deportation if they fail to register

Home Office: EU citizens risk deportation if they fail to register

A Home Office minister warned European Union citizens could be deported if they do not apply for settled status by the end of next year.

Extinction Rebellion activist delays flight at London City airport

Extinction Rebellion activist delays flight at London City airport

Extinction Rebellion protesters have descended upon London City airport in an attempt to "peacefully occupy and shut it down".

Ban food on public transport to tackle child obesity, says report

Ban food on public transport to tackle child obesity, says report

England's chief medical officer has warned "bold" action is needed if the government is to meet its target to halve childhood obesity.

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of ‘using Queen’ for pre-election politics

The Labour leader has labelled Monday's Queen's speech a "cynical stunt" and accused Mr Johnson of using it as a "pre-election broadcast".

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dancing On Ice to feature same-sex couple for first time

Dancing On Ice to feature same-sex couple for first time

Steps singer Ian “H” Watkins will team up with professional dancer Matt Evers in the 2020 series.

Stanley Johnson: 'Uncooperative crusties' is a compliment

Stanley Johnson: 'Uncooperative crusties' is a compliment

He told Extinction Rebellion activists it was a “tremendous compliment” to be called "uncooperative crusties" by the Prime Minister.

Political disco album to 'cope with Brexit stress'

Political disco album to 'cope with Brexit stress'

Songwriter Rhodri Marsden took 10 weeks to create the album, described as a "shining disco symphony for the dark days of Brexit".

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Speaker candidate dubs John Bercow ‘playground bully’

Conservative MP Shailesh Vara called the outgoing Speaker a “playground bully” who has “tarnished the role of Speaker with his biasness”.

Thousands of jobs saved as all Thomas Cook UK stores sold

Thousands of jobs saved as all Thomas Cook UK stores sold

Hays Travel has purchased all 555 of the UK's Thomas Cook stores, after the chain went out of business last month.

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

'Repeal the Benn Act', urges Brexit Party MEP

Ben Habib said politicians that helped to bring in legislation forcing the PM to seek a Brexit extension if his plans aren't backed by MPs should now work to repeal it.

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

Police seize '80 tonnes' of Extinction Rebellion equipment

DAC Laurence Taylor tells talkRADIO the Extinction Rebellion protest activity is now "unlawful" as the number of arrests surpasses 500.

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

MPs to be summoned for Saturday Commons sitting

Government sources said MPs were expected to be called back to Westminster on October 19, following next week's EU summit.

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Labour MPs will back deal to get Brexit 'done and dusted'

Jim Fitzpatrick has said he and his colleagues will back a deal brought before the Commons in order to "get Brexit done and dusted".

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The EU is absolutely petrified’

The former Conservative Party leader has criticised the EU over Brexit for using Northern Ireland as a "pawn in this game".

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal by next week ‘very difficult’

The Irish Taoiseach will meet the PM for talks today but has warned of the difficulty of achieving a Brexit deal by the Brussels summit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

From today, GPs are able to refer computer game-addicted youngsters to a specialist clinic.

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Climate protesters request 'ready-to-eat vegan food' from public

Demonstrators are asking the public to send them donations of vegan food, hot water, camping equipment and warm clothes.

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

Donald Tusk to PM: Brexit not about 'winning stupid blame game'

The European Council president hit out at Boris Johnson in a tweet, accusing him of engaging in a "stupid blame game".

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Longest parliamentary session in history to end tonight

Parliament will be suspended for one week after more than two years continuous sitting - reopening with a Queen's speech on October 14.

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

Shaun Bailey: Sadiq Khan 'quiet as a mouse' over climate protests

London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey has slated his Labour rival for having “nothing to say” over the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

Grant Shapps: Government doing 'shed loads' on climate change

The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

Ben Bradley MP: Benn Act not ‘fully watertight’

The Tory MP said there are ways to get around the Benn Act, despite Boris Johnson’s promises that he will comply with the legislation.

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

PM labels Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘uncooperative crusties’

Around 30,000 protesters are expected to descend on London's streets for the Extinction Rebellion protests for action on climate change.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Cressida Dick 'deeply sorry' for Carl Beech case mistakes

Cressida Dick 'deeply sorry' for Carl Beech case mistakes

The Met Police Commissioner said she was "deeply sorry" for mistakes made during an investigation into false claims of a VIP sex abuse ring.

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

Pre-wedding blessing for Extinction Rebellion protesters

The pair were blessed on London's Westminster Bridge in the middle of the protest.

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Stephen Hepburn - an MP since 1997 - has been suspended from the party following a complaint of sexual harassment.

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

Appeal launched after court dismisses legal action against PM

A Scottish court has rejected a request to order Boris Johnson to seek a Brexit extension if he cannot get a deal through the Commons.

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Extinction Rebellion protester: ‘I’m scared, I want to live’

Protesters from the climate change movement told talkRADIO they are rallying today because they are “scared".

Harvey Proctor: 'Police wanted Carl Beech claims to be true'

Harvey Proctor: 'Police wanted Carl Beech claims to be true'

The ex-Tory MP, falsely accused of being involved in a Westminster paedophile ring, said police wanted to believe the claims made by Carl Beech.

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Climate activists 'ought to be protesting outside Chinese embassy'

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has slammed planned protests by Extinction Rebellion activists, calling their protest "counterproductive".

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