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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Government considers raising National Lottery age limit to 18

Government considers raising National Lottery age limit to 18

MPs back raising the age limit for the National Lottery as the government launches consultation

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘cowardice’ over antisemitism

A former Labour adviser has said party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of alleged antisemitism in the party shows “cowardice.”

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

Dominic Raab: 'I'm over the PTSD of being a leadership candidate'

The ex-leadership contender said he had no hard feelings watching the final two candidates sharing their Prime Ministerial ambitions.

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Candidate for top EU job 'ready' to extend Brexit deadline

Jean-Claude Juncker's potential successor has said she is willing to grant another extension to the Brexit deadline.

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

Sadiq Khan overrules plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper

The London Mayor has rejected plans for a new tower dubbed the 'Tulip' that would have become the second-tallest building in western Europe.

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate - the worst total since records began.

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Boris's condemnation of Trump tweets 'will not hurt trade deal'

Nigel Evans said Boris Johnson’s criticism of Donald Trump for tweets aimed at four US congresswomen should not hurt any future trade deal.

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Jeremy Hunt will fight for a ‘Brexit for everybody’ as PM

Conservative MP Alistair Burt has said if the Party gets Brexit wrong it will soon face the wrath of voters at a general election.

Labour slams Johnson for ‘baseless political attack’ on Corbyn

Labour slams Johnson for ‘baseless political attack’ on Corbyn

Labour has accused Boris Johnson of launching a “baseless political attack” after he and Jeremy Hunt suggested Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Founder of pro-Brexit group launches appeal against £20k fine

Founder of pro-Brexit group launches appeal against £20k fine

BeLeave founder Darren Grimes has begun his appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission.

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

Leadership LIVE: 'Amber Rudd to win Love Island'

The pair joked that their colleague Amber Rudd - who shares a forename with Love Island contestant Amber Gill - should win the reality show.

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

The London Mayor said new data published by City Hall showed a "direct link" between poverty and knife crime.

Sports minister: Britain's sporting victories ‘a real treat'

Sports minister: Britain's sporting victories ‘a real treat'

A massive Sunday of cricket, tennis and racing was “exhilarating” according to sports minister Mims Davies.

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

Sir Roger Gale: 'Conference clown Boris not fit to be PM'

The Tory MP said the ability to "make people laugh" was not a desirable quality in the next inhabitant of Number 10.

Code-breaker Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Code-breaker Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing has been chosen to feature on the new £50 note for his work as a computer scientist and code-breaker during WW2.

Police hunt London rape suspect

Police hunt London rape suspect

Detectives have released footage of a man sought in connection with a series of rapes in north-east London.

Theresa May: Trump tweets 'unacceptable'

Theresa May: Trump tweets 'unacceptable'

She said the language used in the tweets aimed at four congresswomen was "completely unacceptable".

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Damian Hinds has said technology companies have a big responsibility to curb the spread of health misinformation on the internet.

No-deal Brexit would be a ‘democratic outrage’

No-deal Brexit would be a ‘democratic outrage’

The People’s Vote campaign group has said a no-deal Brexit would “cause huge division and ruptures in our democracy”.

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Hunt and Johnson prepare for talkRADIO debate

Conservative leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are preparing to face off for what’s expected to be the final time.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Adults born premature more likely to remain virgins

Adults born premature more likely to remain virgins

A study of 4.4 million adults has shown those born premature are twice as likely to never have a sexual relationship.

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Researchers have called for improved cleaning processes after finding surgical gowns can retain superbugs even after being treated.

Boris Becker collects nearly £700k in memorabilia auction

Boris Becker collects nearly £700k in memorabilia auction

An auction of trophies and memorabilia belonging to former tennis star Boris Becker has earned £687,000.

Teenager cleared of murdering school friend with flick knife

Teenager cleared of murdering school friend with flick knife

A 17-year-old boy has been cleared of murdering his grammar school friend with a flick knife during a fight.

Darren Pencille jailed for life for murdering train passenger

Darren Pencille jailed for life for murdering train passenger

A train passenger who stabbed a man 18 times after an argument has been found guilty of murder and jailed for life.

Bishops accused of abuse do not get an ‘easy ride’

Bishops accused of abuse do not get an ‘easy ride’

He is “ashamed” of the Church of England for its handling of child sexual abuse, but said he does not give accused bishops an “easy ride”.

talkRADIO and The Sun to host live leadership debate

talkRADIO and The Sun to host live leadership debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will take part in a final showdown debate hosted by talkRADIO and The Sun on July 15.

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters clog up courts

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters clog up courts

Courts are preparing for an influx of Extinction Rebellion protesters who were arrested during demonstrations earlier this year.

Blue Peter star John Leslie charged with sexual assault

Blue Peter star John Leslie charged with sexual assault

The former TV presenter has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago.

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

Nursery worker who abused toddlers to be released from prison

A nursery worker who took photos of herself abusing toddlers is set to be released from prison.

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

The Labour MP has retweeted a number of critical tweets about the party's deputy leader Tom Watson.

Teen dead and two wounded after stabbing in Croydon

Teen dead and two wounded after stabbing in Croydon

A man, believed to be in his late teens, has died after being stabbed in Croydon, police said.

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

Theresa May unveils plans for 'Office for Tackling Injustices'

The new independent body will be responsible for "challenging social injustices" in areas such as ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Man, 25, arrested over murder of pregnant Kelly Mary Fauvrelle

Man, 25, arrested over murder of pregnant Kelly Mary Fauvrelle

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a heavily pregnant postal worker and her baby son, Riley.

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Leadership race: Jeremy Hunt pledges more Royal Navy warships

Leadership race: Jeremy Hunt pledges more Royal Navy warships

The Foreign Secretary has pledged to reverse cuts to the size of the Royal Navy if he is chosen as Prime Minister.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tommy Robinson supporters arrested after verdict

Tommy Robinson supporters arrested after verdict

Several supporters have been arrested following clashes with police after he was jailed for contempt of court.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Very difficult’ to stay if Boris Johnson wins

Dominic Grieve: ‘Very difficult’ to stay if Boris Johnson wins

He doubts he could remain in the Conservative Party should Boris Johnson win the leadership race.

Police release image of man in connection with sexual assaults

Police release image of man in connection with sexual assaults

Met Police have released an image of a man as part of investigations into two serious sexual assaults in north-east London.

‘We do not believe Labour has the will to stop antisemitism’

‘We do not believe Labour has the will to stop antisemitism’

The Jewish Leadership Council does not “have confidence that the correct action is being taken” on antisemitism allegations within Labour.

Tim Martin: Tinkering with Withdrawal Agreement ‘dangerous’

Tim Martin: Tinkering with Withdrawal Agreement ‘dangerous’

The Weatherspoon boss said he is hoping for a no-deal Brexit, as the EU is “becoming undemocratic”.

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

He has been jailed for contempt of court for broadcasting a video on social media featuring defendants in a criminal trial.

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

Amber Rudd U-turns on opposition to no-deal Brexit

The Work and Pensions Secretary has dropped her opposition to a no-deal Brexit, saying she has "accepted" leaving the EU without a deal.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Femi Oluwole: No-deal Brexit is ‘incredibly undemocratic’

Femi Oluwole: No-deal Brexit is ‘incredibly undemocratic’

He said leaving the European Union without a deal would be “incredibly undemocratic”.

Lack of sleep may be to blame for train travelling with doors open

Lack of sleep may be to blame for train travelling with doors open

Driver fatigue and hunger may have led to a London Underground train travelling at nearly 40 miles-per-hour with some of its doors open.

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Professor Robert Winston has raised concerns over a partnership between Amazon’s Alexa device and the NHS.

Pair face court over publication of Emiliano Sala’s post-mortem

Pair face court over publication of Emiliano Sala’s post-mortem

Christopher Ashford and Sherry Bray faced court over allegations they posted an image of footballer Emiliano Sala’s remains to social media.

Doctor claims he was fired for ‘Christian world view’

Doctor claims he was fired for ‘Christian world view’

A Christian doctor who refused to call transgender women “she” has claimed he was sacked for his religious beliefs.

‘Cheers’ replaces ‘thank you’ as most popular way to show gratitude

‘Cheers’ replaces ‘thank you’ as most popular way to show gratitude

Traditionally said with a drink in hand, “cheers” has overtaken the more formal “thank you” as a way to show appreciation.

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May accuses Corbyn of 'ignoring antisemitism'

Theresa May said Jeremy Corbyn should start tackling antisemitism allegations inside Labour before he criticises the government.

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British ambassador after email leak

He said the publication of his memos regarding the Trump administration had made it "impossible" for him to carry on.

Welsh schools to let boys wear skirts with gender-neutral uniform

Welsh schools to let boys wear skirts with gender-neutral uniform

School uniforms in Wales are to become gender-neutral from September, the Welsh government has announced.

Shard climber says stunt had 'philanthropic' purpose

Shard climber says stunt had 'philanthropic' purpose

The free climber who scaled The Shard has apologised for any disruption he caused, but insisted the feat had a "philanthropic" purpose.

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

Sir John Major threatens Boris Johnson with legal action

The former Prime Minister said he would take Mr Johnson to court if he ever suspended Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

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'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

'Extraordinary' for Hunt to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy

Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was surprised that the leadership contender found the idea of lower taxation "controversial".

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

Johnson and Hunt clash over future of British ambassador

The Tory leadership contenders had differing views regarding Sir Kim Darroch's future as British ambassador to Washington.

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