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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Steven Frank

Holocaust survivor: The next generation 'will question Holocaust deniers'

Holocaust survivor: The next generation 'will question Holocaust deniers'

Steven Frank recounted his experiences of growing up during the Holocaust to talkRADIO's Matthew Wright, and revealed he had "tremendous faith" in the next generation.

Alex Salmond charged with two counts of attempted rape and nine sexual assault charges

Alex Salmond charged with two counts of attempted rape and nine sexual assault charges

Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has been charged with 14 charges including two for attempted rape and nine others for sexual assault.

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police officers are calling for "more boots on the ground" as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides - the highest number since 2008.

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will look into ways to cap rents in London as part of his reelection campaign

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders who should have been closely monitored in bail hostels have instead been housed in budget hotel chains on their release from prison, inspectors have found.

Fox hunt

Anti-hunt activists find severed fox tail on car windscreen

Anti-hunt activists find severed fox tail on car windscreen

An anti-fox hunting group discovered a severed fox tail on one of their vehicles, which they believe was left by local hunters.

David Davis

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

Ex-Brexit secretary David Davis lands £3,000 per hour job at JCB

The former cabinet minister will be paid £3,000 per hour as an external adviser to the digger manufacturer.

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Darren Ogom has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Holly Burke was killed when crashed into her car during a police chase

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel MP: 'Theresa May must stop dancing around the backstop issue'

Priti Patel has urged the Prime Minister to listen to Brexiteers' suggestions for solving the backstop problem

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown who died in speedboat crash: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘Jack Shepherd is only thinking of himself'

The sister of Charlotte Brown, who died after being thrown from Jack Shepherd’s speedboat on a first date, said that he is only “thinking of himself”.

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future in the UK, warns chief

No deal Brexit could lead Airbus to make 'harmful decisions' about its future

The chief executive of Airbus has warned that the company could 'redirect future investments' if there is a no deal Brexit

Preparations under way to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Jack Shepherd went on the run after being convicted of manslaughter following the 2015 death of Charlotte Brown

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is fighting for a second referendum, and says Remain must be on the ballot if one were held

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Board Game

Former mayor of Salisbury 'saddened' by Novichok board game

Former mayor of Salisbury 'saddened' by Novichok board game

Salisbury's former mayor has said she is "saddened" by the news that a board game based on the Novichok poisonings is now on sale.

Ben Wallace

Government's Prevent strategy has had a 'chilling effect' on communities, says Director of Rights Watch UK

Government's Prevent strategy has had a 'chilling effect' on communities

The Director of Rights Watch UK has criticised the government's counter-terrorism strategy, claiming it has had a "chilling" effect on communities.

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has been arrested in Georgia after handing himself in to authorities after spending months as a fugitive.

Knife crime on railways triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's rail network has more than tripled in the past three years, police figures suggest.

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea' says campaigner

Friends of the Earth are urging Michael Gove to bring environmental legislation in before Brexit happens

Sir James Dyson

James Max on Dyson: 'Businesses don't make political statements'

James Max on Dyson: 'Businesses don't make political statements'

The talkRADIO presenter and business expert claimed Dyson moving its head offices to Singapore is not because of "concerns" over Brexit.

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

The BBC has claimed it does not know how much some of its top stars are paid, as they are part of the broadcaster’s commercial department BBC Studios.

Major US airport halts flights after drone sighting

Major US airport halts flights after drone sighting

Major US airport halts flights after drone sighting

Flights into a major US airport were briefly suspended on Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport.

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

The College of Policing has dropped a job advertisement for external candidates to become senior officers after it was criticised for its attitude of believe they were “intellectually superior” to frontline officers.

Protester

No-deal Brexit will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon', says Nick De Bois

Nick De Bois: A no-deal will 'knock confidence' but it won't be 'armageddon'

The former political aide has claimed a no-deal Brexit won't be "the end of the world", but warned it will "knock confidence" in the UK.

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed from the internet 2018

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed from the internet in 2018

Over 100,000 web pages containing child abuse images removed in 2018

The Internet Watch Foundation trains staff to view and remove child abuse imagery from the internet, and successfully removed over 100,000 web pages last years

Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

Video appears to show MP mouthing 'it's a wig' behind Michael Fabricant

A video appearing to show an MP mouthing "it's a wig" in reference to Michael Fabricant's hair has started circulating online.

PMQs

Theresa May: 'Corbyn willing to sit down with the IRA - yet he won't meet me to talk about Brexit'

Theresa May: Corbyn sat down with IRA - 'yet he won't meet me to talk Brexit'

The Prime Minister slammed the Labour leader for not agreeing to meet with her privately, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions".

 New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy seriously injured after shooting in south-east London

A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a "potentially life-threatening condition" after being shot in south-east London.

Some 1,200 jobs at risk as Santander closes branches

Some 1,200 jobs at risk as Santander closes branches

The bank Santander will close 140 branches in the UK, putting over a thousand jobs at risk

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that an amendment proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper would have “profound constitutional changes” to the UK.

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Brexit 'like a pensions mis-selling scandal', says Baroness Ros Altmann

Pensions expert Baroness Ros Altmann compares the Leave campaign to a Pensions mis-selling scandal

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is "serious" about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' about no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU thinks UK is 'serious' on no deal, it might renegotiate

Iain Duncan Smith says the UK must commit to the prospect of leaving without a deal in order to show the EU a new agreement must be reached

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Job Centre

Number of people in employment reaches record high at 32.5 million

Number of people in employment reaches record high at 32.5 million

The number of people employed in the UK has reached its highest level since records began, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Memorial

World War II: 'We should look at that period of history as a war crime', says professor

World War II: 'We should look at that period of history as a war crime'

A professor from Birmingham City University has slammed a war memorial to the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in London, claiming "it isn't something we should be proud of".

Trans rights

Supreme Court allows Trump's ban on transgender people serving in US military

Supreme Court allows Trump's ban on transgender people serving in US military

The US Supreme Court has voted in favour of a policy banning certain transgender people from serving in the military.

Wetherspoon’s news magazine found to be ripping off full columns from other newspapers

Wetherspoon news magazine found to be ripping off full columns from other newspapers

Wetherspoon news magazine found taking full columns from other newspapers

Wetherspoon’s in-house magazine Wetherspoon News has been found to be printing entire columns from other news organisations.

WEF

EXCLUSIVE: Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite'

Third of May's Cabinet in Davos slammed for 'tax-payer funded freebie'

A third of Theresa May's Cabinet are in Davos this week in an unprecedented delegation slammed as a "tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite."

Speed camera van parked near site of Duke of Edinburgh car crash

Speed camera van spotted near site of Duke of Edinburgh car crash

Speed camera van spotted near site of Duke of Edinburgh car crash

A speed camera van has been spotted parked near the spot where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash last week.

Aldi

Aldi increases hourly wages for employees

Aldi increases hourly wages for employees

Aldi said it has strengthened its position as the UK's best-paying supermarket after announcing increases in hourly pay rates for store workers.

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government and social media companies must act'

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government must act'

An MP and a disability campaigner explain the impact of online abuse on disabled people, after lending their support to Katie Price's campaign to make online abuse a crime

Police investigation the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police are investigating the deaths of a mother and two young children whose bodies were found at their home in Bolton.

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home is to spend up to £8 million stockpiling pet food and products as it becomes the latest business to step up plans for a no-deal Brexit.

Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

The American singer is in custody in Paris with two others, after a woman filed a rape complaint, French police have said.

Vegan Cornish Pasty

Backlash from Cornwall locals after bakery unveils vegan version of the Cornish pasty

Backlash from Cornwall locals after bakery unveils vegan Cornish pasty

A bakery in Cornwall has come under fire from locals after unveiling a vegan version of the Cornish pasty.

Gatwick drone disruption costs EasyJet £15m

Gatwick drone disruption costs airline EasyJet £15m after more than 400 flights were cancelled

Gatwick drone disruption costs EasyJet £15m

EasyJet has said last month's drone disruption at Gatwick was a "wake-up call" to airports after it cost the airline £15 million and affected 82,000 customers.

Police hunt digger driver who bulldozed Travelodge over 'pay dispute' then ran away

Police hunt digger driver who bulldozed Travelodge over 'pay dispute'

Police in Liverpool are seeking information on a man who destroyed the reception of a Travelodge building allegedly over a pay dispute

Queen Elizabeth

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid a position where we're asking the Queen to make a decision on Brexit

Mark Francois MP: We must avoid asking the Queen for a decision on Brexit

The European Research Group vice-chair said MPs were "honour bound" to see Brexit through, and that the Queen should not be asked to make an "incredibly difficult decision" on the issue.

Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala was aboard missing plane

Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala was aboard missing plane

Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala was aboard missing plane

The Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala was aboard a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel

Dinghies of migrants are small part of ‘significant wedge’ of illegal migration, says Director of Migration Watch UK

Dinghies of migrants are small part of ‘significant wedge’ of illegal migration, says Director of Migration Watch UK

Dinghies of migrants are small part of immigration, says migration expert

Neil Anderson, Executive Director of Migration Watch UK has said that reports of illegal migrants attempting to cross the Channel in dinghies are a “small front-end of a significant wedge”.

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

DUP's Sammy Wilson calls Theresa May's initial Brexit negotiations 'spineless'

The DUP's Brexit spokesperson Sammy Wilson says the party will stand firm against Theresa May's Brexit deal and hopes she can form a better agreement with the EU

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May up to 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend Article 50

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May up to 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend Article 50

Amber Rudd warns Theresa May 40 MPs could quit if they can't vote to extend A50

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has reportedly warned the Prime Minister of possible resignations if MPs can't vote to extend Article 50

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'Wealthy' people who want no deal Brexit 'want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve: 'People who want a no deal Brexit want to see social unrest'

Dominic Grieve MP said that some of his constituents are 'immune from the consequences' of no deal Brexit and might even want to witness social unrest

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

‘Shrinkflation’ strikes as over 200 products get smaller as prices stay the same

‘Shrinkflation’ strikes as over 200 products get smaller as prices stay the same

‘Shrinkflation’ strikes as over 200 products get smaller as prices stay the same

Shrinking chocolate bars, cereal boxes and loaves of bread have contributed to a rise in so-called "shrinkflation" in Britain, official figures have shown.

Freddo chocolate bars to be 10p for one week only

Freddo chocolate bars to be 10p for one week only

Freddo chocolate bars to be 10p for one week only

Tesco has rolled back the price of Freddo chocolate bars to just 10p for one week in response to calls from the public.

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a £65 settlement charge to apply to stay within the UK after Brexit.

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