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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sammy Wilson DUP

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'double-cross', says DUP Brexit spokesman

The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said Theresa May has "double-crossed" the UK with her Brexit deal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

The Crown Prosecution Service is expanding its extradition units and teams overseas in case Britain crashes out of the EU in March.

Home Office grants £150k to Madeleine McCann detectives

Home Office grants £150k to Madeleine McCann detectives

The Home Office has allocated the money to allow Scotland Yard to continue its investigation until March.

‘Men in their 50s, have a head start in the workplace on women the same age’, says former Minister

‘Men in their 50s have a head start in the workplace on women the same age’, says former Minister

‘Men in their 50s have a head start in the workplace’, says former Minister

Sir Steve Webb, a former Pensions Minister has said that businesses need to “retain older workers” but that as a “man in his 50s” he admits he has lived a “privilege existence”.

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC presenter Andrew Neil has deleted a tweet calling an Observer journalist a “mad cat woman”, after it was criticised by other users.

Baby delivered safely after pregnant mother shot dead by crossbow

Baby delivered safely after pregnant mother shot dead by crossbow

Heavily pregnant Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, was fatally injured at her home in Ilford, east London.

CNN suing Donald Trump over Jim Acosta's White House ban

CNN suing Donald Trump over Jim Acosta's White House ban

The news station is demanding the return of Acosta's press credentials.

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Brits should get visa-free EU travel even for no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

British citizens travelling to EU nations after Brexit should not have to get a visa, even if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Commission has said.  

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

A Welsh MP has complained of Conservative MPs making “disparaging remarks” about his accent in the House of Commons.

Wisconsin 'Nazi salute' high school picture was 'innocent', says photographer

Wisconsin 'Nazi salute' high school picture was 'innocent', says photographer

A pre-prom photo at Baraboo High School caused outraged after the students were giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.

Child medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as gay

Children should be taught the meaning of terms such as gay, lesbian and bisexual in primary schools, leading medics have said.

Leeds legal red-light zone is ‘spilling out into residential areas’, says local reporter

Leeds 'legal' red-light zone is ‘spilling out into residential areas’ as used needles and condoms are found near schools, says local reporter

Leeds red-light zone is ‘spilling out into residential areas’, says reporter

Leeds Live reporter Kristian Johnson has said that residential areas are being left with used condoms and needles on the streets because the “managed” red-light zones are not being managed effectively enough.

David Schwimmer

Police make arrest in David Schwimmer lookalike probe

Police make arrest in David Schwimmer lookalike probe

A 36-year-old man has been arrested following a police appeal which vent viral due to the suspect's striking resemblance to actor David Schwimmer.

Which? survey names Homebase worst online retailer

Which? survey names Homebase worst online retailer

Sports Direct and Dorothy Perkins came joint second bottom in the survey.

Using phone

Social media is responsible for 'increasing intolerance' of ideas, says Oxford professor

Social media responsible for 'increasing intolerance' of ideas

The founder of a journal allowing academics to publish controversial research anonymously has claimed social media is to blame for an "increasing intolerance" of ideas.

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Health campaigners call for ban on freakshakes

Health campaigners call for ban on freakshakes

One freakshake contained 39 teaspoons of sugar which is more than four cans of Coke.

Unemployment figures increase with more men out of work

Unemployment figures increase with more men out of work

The jobless total rose to 1.38 million in the three months to September after a big increase in the number of men out of work.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Take warnings of a post-Brexit disaster with 'a pinch of salt'

The Conservative MP claimed that warnings of a disaster post-Brexit has been "exaggerated" by remain voters and should be taken "with a pinch of salt".

Kate Osamor

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting, insulting and really outrageous', says property expert

Labour MP living in social housing is 'upsetting', 'insulting' and 'outrageous'

The news that Labour MP Kate Osamor is living in social housing despite her household income of £130,000 is "upsetting, insulting and really outrageous", says Luke Doonan.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit a 'fantasy' to get MPs to 'jump behind' Theresa May's plans

Sir Vince Cable: Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a 'fantasy'

Talk of a no-deal Brexit is a "fantasy" designed to motivate MPs to "jump behind" Theresa May's Brexit plans, Sir Vince Cable has claimed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand opens first Irish embassy in preparation for Brexit

New Zealand’s deputy prime minister has said that opening an embassy in Dublin was one of the first decisions made by the government after the EU referendum in 2016.

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed'

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.

DEFRA’s claims that badger culls work are ‘blatant lies’, says veterinary surgeon

DEFRA’s claims that badger culls work are ‘blatant lies’, says veterinary surgeon

DEFRA’s claims that badger culls work are ‘blatant lies’, says vet

Veterinary surgeon, Dr Iain McGill has said that the Government is telling “blatant lies” and the latest data has proved that the culls “do not work”.

Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors £400 a day to stuff envelopes

Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors £400 a day to stuff envelopes

Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors £400 a day to stuff envelopes

Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors £400 a day to stuff envelopes, wasting thousands of taxpayers’ money.

Biohax microchip

Chipping could have 'sinister implications' for workers, says TUC spokesperson

Chipping could have 'sinister implications' for workers, says TUC spokesperson

UK firms planning to introduce microchipping on employees, reports suggest.

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis caused the Spice epidemic,’ says former government adviser

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis led to the Spice epidemic,’ says former government adviser

‘Testing prisoners for cannabis led to the Spice epidemic,’ says former adviser

Professor David Nutt has said that it was an “absurd idea” to “cure prisoners” by testing for their use of cannabis, and it has led to the Spice epidemic.

Cat

British traveller dies from rabies after being bitten by a cat in Morocco

British traveller dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

A Briton who died after being bitten by a rabid cat while abroad in Morocco "did not receive the vaccine until it was too late", it has emerged.

Neo-Nazi couple found guilty of being members of banned terrorist group

Neo-Nazi couple found guilty of being members of banned terrorist group

Adam Thomas and Claudia also named their newborn son after Hitler, a court heard.

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from the House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

Lord Lester faces suspension from House of Lords over sexual harassment claims

The senior peer Lord Lester of Herne Hill is facing a suspension from the House of Lords after he was found to have sexually harassed a woman during his parliamentary career.

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy over fracking

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy in call for 'rebellion' against the government

Environmental activists occupy Department for Energy

A group of environmental activists have occupied the government building for the Department Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in a protest against fracking.

Flybe plane

Flybe 'didn't follow the correct process' to sack pilot with fear of flying, says employment lawyer

Flybe 'didn't follow the correct process' to sack pilot with fear of flying

An employment lawyer has said that airline Flybe didn't follow the "correct process" when firing a pilot who had developed a fear of long flights.

Five-minute neck scan could indicate early onset of dementia, research suggests

Five-minute neck scan could indicate early onset of dementia, research suggests

A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested.

Burger

There's a 'potent alliance' of people trying to stop others eating meat, says Christopher Snowden

There's a 'potent alliance' of people trying to stop others eating meat

The head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs has claimed calls for the population to eat less beef and lamb are a result of a "potent alliance" of people trying to stop others from eating meat.

California wildfires 'deadliest' in state history

California wildfires 'deadliest' in state history

The death toll in Northern California has now risen to 29, with 230 unaccounted for.

Australian strawberry needle scare: Perpetrator 'motivated by revenge'

Australian strawberry needle scare: Perpetrator 'motivated by revenge'

A former strawberry farm supervisor was “motivated by spite” after putting sewing needles into the fruit that caused a nationwide scandal in Australia, a court has heard.

Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Sir Keir Starmer says Brexit 'can be stopped'

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said Britain's withdrawal from the European Union "can be stopped".

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU' under Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson on Brexit: Britain could become 'a colony of the EU'

Lord Nigel Lawson has claimed that under Theresa May's leadership, the UK could become "a colony of the EU, governed by the EU".

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn's Remembrance Day anorak was 'deliberately disrespectful', says Andre Walker

Jeremy Corbyn's Remembrance Day anorak was 'deliberately disrespectful'

New York Observer columnist Andre Walker has claimed an anorak worn by Jeremy Corbyn to a Remembrance Sunday event was "deliberately disrespectful".

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Woman badly burned after being attacked on our doorstep with a corrosive substance

Woman badly burned after being attacked on her doorstep with a corrosive substance

Woman badly burned in doorstep substance attack

A woman is in hospital with serious burns after a masked attacker threw a corrosive substance in her face.

Donald Trump threatens to withhold payments over California fires

Donald Trump threatens to withhold payments over California fires

Donald Trump threatens to withhold payments over California fires

President Donald Trump is threatening to stop federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor".

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid calls for ‘more leadership’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid has said there needs to be "more leadership all round" after unveiling details of a new drive to stop youngsters being drawn into crime.

Statue commemorating Indian soldiers vandalised

Statue commemorating Indian soldiers vandalised

Statue commemorating Indian soldiers vandalised

A war memorial featuring a statue of a Sikh soldier has been vandalised less than a week after it was unveiled.

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with President Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

Donald Trump tweet causes tension with Macron ahead of WWI anniversary

US President Donald Trump caused tension as he arrived in France on Friday, after tweeting about his host French President Emmanuel Macron.

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

A gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar posted at least one Instagram post after the beginning of the massacre, an official has said.

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects dictionary definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects dictionary definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, has projected her definition of ‘woman’ poster onto buildings in Leeds, including Leeds Art Gallery.

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs have praised Jo Johnson after he resigned from his positions as Transport Minister and Minister for London over Theresa May’s “unacceptable” Brexit deal.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

A painting of Theresa May riding a lion 'out of Europe' has gone viral, and the artist behind it said she dreamt the idea

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

The Parole Board has no black people among its 240 members, and Simon Woolley, director of Operation Black Vote, told talkRADIO it's a 'disgrace'

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has resigned as transport minister over his opposition to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Let asylum seekers work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

After Andy Burnham called the scheme that distributes asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their application a 'failure', a migration specialist said letting them work would ease the burden on the government

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without Greenpeace connection'

A retail expert has said that Iceland's Christmas advert, which features a repackaged animation by Greenpeace warning against the use of palm oil, might have been permitted on air had it not been connected to the campaigner

Arlene Foster and Theresa May

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Arlene Foster has claimed Theresa May is "wedded" to the idea of a border down the Irish sea in the case of a no-deal Brexit, which "raises alarm bells".

Sir Roger Scruton

Toby Young: Sir Roger Scruton is a victim of 'offence archaeologists'

Toby Young: Sir Roger Scruton is a victim of 'offence archaeologists'

The Spectator's associate editor said calls for Sir Roger Scruton to resign were are a result of "offence archaeologists" taking his comments "out of context".

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