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Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

Conservative candidate Antony Calvert has been placed "under review" after talkRADIO uncovered a series of his Facebook posts.

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Ten teenagers were among the 39 people found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex.

Body of woman recovered from flood water in Darley Dale

Body of woman recovered from flood water in Darley Dale

A woman has died after apparently being swept away by flood water in Derbyshire.

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Nick Conrad is standing down after facing backlash for saying women should "keep your knickers on" while discussing a rape case in 2014.

Crossrail opening delayed until 2021

Crossrail opening delayed until 2021

The railway was initially due to be completed in December 2018, but this date was missed due to a series of problems.

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's bed sells for £8.5k at auction

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's bed sells for £8.5k at auction

An auction of items which belonged to The Prodigy star "surpassed all expectations", fetching a total of £347,750.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Over 100 flood warnings in place in northern England

Over 100 flood warnings in place in northern England

In Sheffield, people were forced to spend the night in a shopping centre after downpours flooded the streets.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police officer charged with murder of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson

Police officer charged with murder of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson

Two police officers have appeared in court following the death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

A glittery rainbow poppy badge has sparked debate online over whether there should be a specific poppy to recognise LGBT+ war heroes.

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

The 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex have all been identified and their families told, Essex Police said.

'Climate strike' named Collins Dictionary's word of the year

'Climate strike' named Collins Dictionary's word of the year

The term was used on average 100 times more in 2019 than the previous year.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people - all believed to be men aged between 16 and 30 - have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

The parties will not run candidates against each other in a number of seats in the election on December 12.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has welcomed a court ruling that police were unlawful in imposing a blanket ban on XR London protests.

Bristol to ban diesel cars in parts of city to tackle air pollution

Bristol to ban diesel cars in parts of city to tackle air pollution

Bristol City Council has approved plans to ban diesel cars in a central zone, meaning it is set to become the first UK city to do so.

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

The PM promised to deliver Brexit and invest in the NHS, while the Green Party pledged to get the UK net zero carbon by 2030.

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Election candidates and canvassers have been advised to work in pairs and keep their mobile phones charged, amid safety fears.

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

He has written to the Prime Minister to tender his resignation as Secretary of State for Wales.

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

John Bercow: Brexit Britain's 'biggest mistake since the war'

The former Commons Speaker revealed his true thoughts on Brexit at a meeting in London.

South Western Railway: 27 days of strikes planned over Christmas

South Western Railway: 27 days of strikes planned over Christmas

Workers will walk out for 27 days between December 2 and New Year's Day, threatening travel chaos for commuters and Christmas shoppers.

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

James Cleverly hits back at Kay Burley's 'empty chair' interview

The Sky News presenter conducted an interview with an empty chair while the Tory Party chairman was speaking to talkRADIO.

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion win legal challenge over police protest ban

Extinction Rebellion have won a High Court challenge against the Met Police over a protest ban imposed during their 'Autumn Uprising'.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Those not standing for re-election have said goodbye to the Commons before Parliament is dissolved tomorrow ahead of the general election.

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will not contest the next election.

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

The Liberal Democrats' deputy leader said he believes Jo Swinson was excluded from a TV debate because of her gender.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Puppy dies of heart attack 'caused by fireworks'

Puppy dies of heart attack 'caused by fireworks'

The owner of the border terrier puppy, named Molly, is calling for a review of firework regulations following the incident.

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

John Bercow '85 per cent responsible for chaos' in Parliament

Labour MP Kate Hoey said she was "delighted" with the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as the new Commons Speaker.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Irresponsible firework use comparable to 'drink-driving', say MPs

Irresponsible firework use comparable to 'drink-driving', say MPs

The "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks should be considered as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, according to MPs.

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

The outgoing European Commission president accused Boris Johnson of lying ahead of the 2016 referendum.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Labour’s Angela Rayner has branded Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as “hard right nasty thugs” in a tweet over the weekend.

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed the party's 600 candidates for the general election.

UK terrorism threat downgraded from 'severe' to 'substantial'

UK terrorism threat downgraded from 'severe' to 'substantial'

It means an attack is now “likely” rather than “highly likely”.

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Francesca O'Brien has apologised after comments were unearthed in which she suggested people on a TV show "need putting down".

Olivia Newton-John's Grease jacket and trousers sell for over £300k

Olivia Newton-John's Grease jacket and trousers sell for over £300k

The tight black trousers and leather jacket sported by Olivia Newton-John in Grease have sold for more than £300,000 at auction.

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Mothercare UK to go into administration

Mothercare UK to go into administration

Thousands of jobs could be at risk after the baby goods retailer said it is planning to call in administrators.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

Labour MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the new Speaker in the House of Commons after four rounds of voting.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

Climate threat a ‘lawful excuse’ for criminal damage, court rules

A climate activist has been acquitted of criminal damage as the court ruled she acted to protect homes "under threat from climate change”.

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Number 10 has confirmed that the Conservatives will not form an alliance with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party ahead of the general election.

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

Greta Thunberg seeks transatlantic return after UN summit relocated

The climate activist has appealed for help to travel back across the Atlantic by boat after a UN summit was relocated from Chile to Spain.

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

David Heney has been banned from Westminster Cathedral for six months after threatening to "shoot up" the congregation, a court heard.

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

The columnist defended a "joke" he made about excluding Muslims and students from the upcoming general election.

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

A loophole which enables drivers using their mobiles to escape prosecution if filming or taking photos is to be closed, the government said.

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