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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Avon and Somerset Police are running a scheme offering young drug dealers education, apprenticeships, fitness training and driving lessons.

TfL issues apology after fining woman who miscarried

TfL issues apology after fining woman who miscarried

Transport for London has apologised to a woman they fined for forgetting to pay the congestion charge - a day after she had a miscarriage.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg completes Atlantic crossing

Climate activist Greta Thunberg completes Atlantic crossing

The climate activist has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a global warming conference.

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

Lord Heseltine: 'Leavers have died - there is no longer a majority'

The former politician said a "very large" number of elderly leave voters had died, meaning there was no longer a majority for Brexit.

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

Brexit: Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson

The US president reaffirmed his backing for Mr Johnson on Twitter just days after the pair met in person at the G7 summit in Biarritz.

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

Neil Coyle: Parliament suspension shows Boris Johnson ‘scared’

He said the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline has showed he “does not care for our Constitution”.

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Downing Street confirmed that Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen to request that Parliament is suspended until October 14.

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

Kate Hoey: Blocking Brexit is ‘beginning of the end of democracy’

The Labour MP said those trying to stop a no-deal Brexit are guilty of 'sabotage' and could be accused of being 'traitorous' to their country.

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

People’s Vote: ‘More democracy is not anti-democratic’

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley accused Boris Johnson of trying to “do away with parliamentary sovereignty”.

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

Sajid Javid splashes cash for schools, NHS and police

The Chancellor has been preparing to announce his first round of spending pledges, with schools, hospitals and the police set to benefit.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn romps to victory in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn triumphed in a talkRADIO poll that asked listeners to choose between a Corbyn government or a hard Brexit.

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

MPs sign declaration against no-deal Brexit

Those who have signed the document, dubbed the Church House Declaration, oppose a no-deal Brexit and pledge to do 'whatever is necessary' to stop it.

Retired choirmaster guilty of abusing boys

Retired choirmaster guilty of abusing boys

Kenneth Francis denied all offences but was found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency.

Number of Notting Hill Carnival police assaults ‘unacceptable’

Number of Notting Hill Carnival police assaults ‘unacceptable’

Police said 37 people were arrested for assaulting officers during the Notting Hill Carnival over the long weekend.

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

A singer in Bucks Fizz will stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the Labour seat of Kensington at the next election.

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

She said it would be “anti-democratic” for Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in order to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

More than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year - with the youngest aged just four, new figures show.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Grenfell accused: Burning tower effigy a ‘joke’

Grenfell accused: Burning tower effigy a ‘joke’

The man who filmed a burning model of Grenfell Tower said it was a joke between friends, and was not at the expense of the victims.

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

Jeremy Corbyn takes lead in talkRADIO Brexit poll

A talkRADIO poll that asks listeners to choose between a Jeremy Corbyn government or a hard Brexit provokes fierce debate.

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

He denied sexually assaulting a woman at a London nightclub over a decade ago and will face trial next year.

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Angela Merkel’s backstop deadline 'changes nothing’

Labour MEP Claude Moraes claims Ms Merkel’s backstop deadline is not a significant breakthrough in negotiations.

One-in-five score top GCSE grades

One-in-five score top GCSE grades

The proportion of GCSEs awarded top grades has risen for the second year in a row after the biggest education shake-up in a generation.

Experts predict record Bank Holiday heatwave

Experts predict record Bank Holiday heatwave

The Met Office said a bank holiday heatwave could see temperatures reach 33 degrees and set a new record for the long weekend.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

Angela Merkel gives PM 30 days for backstop alternative

The German chancellor has said the Prime Minister has 30 days to come with an alternative solution to the Irish backstop that he wants to scrap.

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

Sir Oliver Letwin to stand down as MP at next election

A senior Tory and vocal opponent of no-deal Brexit has announced that he will stand down as MP at the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn sets date for tactic meeting to stop no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has invited senior politicians to a meeting aimed at preventing a no deal withdrawal from the EU.

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Durham Police has followed a move by Northamptonshire Police to offer all frontline officers the option to carry a Taser.

Inquest: 94-year-old asked family to help him take his own life

Inquest: 94-year-old asked family to help him take his own life

The inquest of a 94-year-old who asked his family to help him take his own life has concluded that the death was suicide.

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

The Liberal Democrats have announced its new line up of frontbenchers after Jo Swinson became party leader last month.

Anti-abortion clinic protesters lose appeal

Anti-abortion clinic protesters lose appeal

Campaigners have lost an appeal over a ban on protesting outside a women’s health clinic in Ealing.

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

Lance Forman: EU ‘desperately hoping Brexit doesn’t happen’

The Brexit Party MEP said the EU may budge on the backstop to prevent a no-deal Brexit, leaving the UK with a 'dire' Withdrawal Agreement.

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

Jed Foster, the man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper, is yet to enter his plea and will face trial in January.

Lucas Dobson: Body found in search for six-year-old boy

Lucas Dobson: Body found in search for six-year-old boy

Kent Police said the body has not been formally identified but Lucas's family has been informed.

Donald Trump’s Greenland joke turns serious

Donald Trump’s Greenland joke turns serious

The US president showed he is genuine about buying Greenland after he cancelled a trip to Denmark.

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

Kate Hoey: Jury still out on Boris Johnson

The Labour MP advised Boris Johnson to be 'absolutely clear and strong and tough' during Brexit talks with European leaders this week.

Holocaust museum plans 'a terror risk'

Holocaust museum plans 'a terror risk'

A report has warned a planned Holocaust museum next to Parliament would be a 'gift' to terrorists.

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

Boris Johnson vows to enter Brexit talks with ‘a lot of oomph’

He accused his European neighbours of being 'a bit negative' ahead of Brexit talks with Germany and France.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Andrew Akingbaje has received a 32 month prison sentence for assaulting a woman outside a London club on New Year's Eve.

Diane Abbott: Halting free movement will 'create chaos'

Diane Abbott: Halting free movement will 'create chaos'

Diane Abbott has criticised the government's plan to stop freedom of movement with the EU in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson discuss free trade deal

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson discuss free trade deal

The US president has said he had a "great discussion" with the Prime Minister about securing a free trade deal between the two countries.

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Officers were praised for using "the least force possible" when confronted by a man wielding a loaded crossbow.

Mercedes 'spies on drivers and passes information to bailiffs'

Mercedes 'spies on drivers and passes information to bailiffs'

An investigation by The Sun has revealed that some Mercedes cars have been fitted with tracking devices.

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

Jed Foster, 20, has denied any involvement in the death of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while performing his duties in Berkshire.

Nigel Farage: ‘We got our passports back!’

Nigel Farage: ‘We got our passports back!’

The Brexit Party leader celebrated receiving a new British passport without the words ‘European Union’ across the top.

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

The Lib Dem MP has called Boris Johnson’s backstop proposals 'so vague as to be embarrassing'.

Man shot dead in Northern Ireland village

Man shot dead in Northern Ireland village

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead at a petrol station in Co Down.

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson’s backstop demands

Boris Johnson had called for the Irish backstop to be scrapped, calling it "anti-democratic".

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Jihadi Jack: Removing nationalities is ‘wrong direction’

Jihadi Jack: Removing nationalities is ‘wrong direction’

MP Tobias Ellwood told talkRADIO he does not think stripping radicalised Britons of their UK citizenship is the answer to tackle terrorism.

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Data released by Facebook have shown the Tory Party has significantly increased its spending on Facebook advertising.

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Dominic Hornberger has been charges with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Sajed Choudry was attacked by a gang of men near his home in Blackburn amid a feud between two families.

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

The number of cases of measles has risen in the UK and the Prime Minister is seeking urgent action to boost vaccinations.

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

Detectives have been given another 24 hours to question 10 men and boys over the death of the Thames Valley police officer.

Jeremy Corbyn wastes ‘immense political capital’

Jeremy Corbyn wastes ‘immense political capital’

John McTernan has said Jeremy Corbyn 'did not take his moment' to make a stand on the Brexit debate after the 2017 election.

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

Sir Roger Gale: Dismissing leaked Brexit report ‘sheer folly’

He said a leaked government document that predicted the worst case scenarios of a no-deal Brexit is 'not helpful', but its findings should not be dismissed.

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