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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Conservatives criticised for not adopting Islamophobia definition

Conservatives criticised for not adopting Islamophobia definition

The deputy general of the Muslim Council of Britain has called upon the Conservative Party to adopt a cross-party definition of Islamophobia.

Almost half of Brits cannot choose between Corbyn or May for PM

Almost half of Brits cannot choose between Corbyn or May for PM

Almost half of Brits cannot choose between Corbyn or May for PM

A poll has shown that 46 per cent of people do not know who would make a better prime minister between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

Hannah Dines

Team GB cyclist calls for female-friendly saddles after vulva surgery

Team GB cyclist calls for female-friendly saddles after vulva surgery

A professional cyclist is calling for saddles to be made more female-friendly after undergoing surgery for long-term trauma on her vulva.

Vote Leave campaign director threatens to set up new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings threatens to form new political party

The official Leave campaign director has threatened to set up a new political party or campaign group in a fiery blog post.

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister acted unlawfully in Carl Sargeant inquiry

Former Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones acted unlawfully by involving himself in an inquiry into his own conduct after the death of a prominent minister, judges have ruled.

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Michael Fabricant: 'I take no joy in voting for May's deal'

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has said he intends to change his mind and vote for the Prime Minister’s deal when it comes to the Commons for a third time.

Contraceptive patch

Contraceptive jewellery developed by scientists

Contraceptive jewellery developed by scientists

Women may be able to protect themselves from pregnancy in the future by wearing an earring.

Brexit LIVE: Speaker Bercow chooses eight of the 16 indicative vote options

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

Bercow accused of 'making it up as he goes along'

A government source has accused the Speaker of "making it up as he goes along" after he ruled Theresa May's Brexit deal needs major changes before it can be put before MPs again. 

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell: We have 'wasted years' on Brexit

Alastair Campbell has slammed plans for a series of votes on alternative Brexit options, claiming politicians have "wasted years" debating leaving the EU.

Motorway

UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiting technology

UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiting technology

All new cars could be fitted with devices which force them to stick to the speed limit by 2022.

John Barnes

John Barnes: 'Invisible banana skins' thrown at black people everyday

John Barnes: 'Invisible banana skins' thrown at black people everyday

The sports star said the racial abuse suffered by footballers was "nothing like" what the average black person went through.

Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

Ben Bradshaw predicts 'year-long' extension to Article 50

The Labour MP said it was "unlikely" that Theresa May's deal would pass through the Commons, in which case the UK could face a year-long extension to Article 50.

Brexit

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

Sir Bill Cash: Handling of Brexit has been 'democratic disaster'

The European Scrutiny Committee chair said the indicative votes set to take place today are a "disgraceful attempt" to undermine the outcome of the EU referendum.

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Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

Brexit briefing: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit options

MPs will be voting on alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal today, after Parliament seized control of the Commons agenda to force a series of "indicative votes".

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have "blood on their hands" and should be fined up to 100 per cent of their income if caught in possession, MPs have heard.

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Up to 140 police officers a day could be drafted into Kent to deal with traffic congestion anticipated by the UK exiting the European Union without a deal.

Controversial changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

Changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

Changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

MEPs have voted in favour of controversial changes to online copyright across the EU – which are designed to make tech giants more responsible for paying creatives, musicians and news outlets more fairly for their work online.

NASA’s first all-female spacewalk cancelled due to spacesuit size issue

All-female spacewalk cancelled

All-female spacewalk cancelled

NASA’s first ever all-female spacewalk will no longer go ahead as planned because of a late change to one of the astronaut’s spacesuit size requirements.

Police dogs to receive awards for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs have been awarded what is described as an "animal OBE" for their response to the London terror attacks in 2017.

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

A police officer who was sacked for using racist language on a night out with colleagues has won an appeal against her dismissal.

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Lawyers for Empire actor Jussie Smollett claim charges alleging he lied to police about being attacked have been dropped.

One in seven parents admit they made ‘terrible mistake’ with child’s name

One in seven parents admit they made ‘terrible mistake’ with child’s name

One in seven parents admit they made ‘terrible mistake’ with child’s name

One in seven parents have admitted that they made a “terrible mistake” with the name of their child, a survey finds.

Tory MP: Teenagers at risk of knife crime should protect themselves 'by being fitter’

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Conservative MP Christopher Chope has said teenagers at risk of knife crime should learn self defence rather than carry a knife.

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users have showed their support for three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza – by also doodling on his photo.

Pothole

Pothole repairs up by a fifth

Pothole repairs up by a fifth

The number of potholes repaired by councils in England and Wales rose by more than a fifth last year, new figures show.

Leave Voter

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

Mark Francois: MPs forget they are 'servants of the people'

The Conservative MP said that some politicians believed they were "cleverer" than the people who elected them.

Matt-Brenda

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

The health secretary said he felt like viral sensation Brenda from Bristol when thinking about the prospect of another general election.

Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

We 'have to be prepared' to cancel Brexit, says Ian Blackford

The politician revealed he would move a motion to cancel Brexit if no-deal was on the table.

Pregnancy

New powers to investigate stillbirth proposed

New powers to investigate stillbirth proposed

Coroners could be given new powers to investigate the deaths of stillborn babies under proposed government plans.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

Kate Hoey: 'We're in a situation where Brexit is threatened'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the outcome of last night's Commons vote - in which MPs voted to take control of the Brexit process - has "threatened" the UK's chances of leaving the EU.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Brexit briefing: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process

Theresa May's Brexit strategy is in disarray after MPs voted to wrest control of the process from the hands of ministers.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

'I forgive all those boys who stabbed my son'

'I forgive all those boys who stabbed my son'

The mother of a teenage boy who was fatally stabbed hopes humility and forgiveness can stop the violence.

ISIS Beghouz

‘Job not over’ despite ISIS defeat

‘Job not over’ despite ISIS defeat

A former soldier and defence expert has warned that the UK must remain vigilant following the defeat of the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

Home Office accused of funding pro-paedophilia group

The Home Office channelled £30,000 to a paedophilia advocacy organisation in the late 1970s, according to a former civil servant.

Feline family found living under tube station elevator

Feline family found living under tube station elevator

A cat and her litter of kittens have been found living beneath an escalator in one of the country’s busiest underground stations.

Treat male circumcision like FGM, campaigners urge

Treat male circumcision like FGM, campaigners urge

Campaigners have called for male circumcision to be taken as seriously as female genital mutilation following the death of a five-month-year-old boy in Italy as a result of the procedure.

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May: still no 'support' for meaningful vote

Theresa May has told MPs that there is not sufficient support to pass a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal.

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

John Whittingdale: I could support Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab for leader

Conservative MP John Whittingdale has said Eurosceptic MPs could support Boris Johnson or Domic Raab to replace Theresa May.

Flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake

Edinburgh flight lands in Dusseldorf

Edinburgh flight lands in Dusseldorf

British Airways passengers were mistakenly flown to Edinburgh rather than Dusseldorf due to a paperwork error.

13 per cent of adults not proud to be British, survey finds

13 per cent of adults not proud to be British, survey finds

13 per cent of adults not proud to be British, survey finds

Over one in ten people are not proud at all to be British, a survey has found.

Anti-EU protesters

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Crispin Blunt MP: ‘Huge fallacy’ to say no-deal will be catastrophic

Claiming there will be negative consequences of leaving the EU without a deal is “total rubbish” according to Conservative MP Crispin Blunt.

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

Hilary Benn: People deserve ‘real choices’ over Brexit not ‘peddled’ fantasies

The chairman of the Brexit select committee has said that MPs need to be “honest” with the British people about Brexit so that they have “real choices” rather than “peddled” fantasies.

Man who egged Jeremy Corbyn pleads guilty to assault charge

Brexiteer who egged Jeremy Corbyn jailed for 28 days

Brexiteer who egged Jeremy Corbyn jailed for 28 days

A Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling "respect the vote" has been jailed for 28 days. 

Operation Brock: Lanes closed on M20 in no-deal Brexit preparations

Operation Brock: Lanes closed on M20 for no-deal Brexit preparations

Operation Brock: Lanes closed on M20 for no-deal Brexit preparations

Operation Brock – a no-deal Brexit plan that sees one side of a motorway closed – begun on Monday.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘We need a new Conservative leader’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Conservatives need a new “leader who is a Brexiteer”.

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

People’s Vote march is ‘shift in the mood of the public’

Independent Group MP Mike Gapes has said the People’s Vote march shows “a shift in the mood of the public” after hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through London on Saturday.

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Nigel Lawson: Theresa May ‘most incompetent prime minister in living memory’

Conservative peer Nigel Lawson has described Theresa May as the “most incompetent prime minister in living memory” amid reports that cabinet ministers are planning a “coup” to oust her as leader.

Solicitor penalised for 'misnaming' transgender client

Solicitors penalised for 'misnaming' transgender client

Solicitors penalised for 'misnaming' transgender client

A firm of solicitors has been ordered by the Legal Ombudsman to compensate a transgender client for "misnaming" her.

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers dismiss reports of ‘coup’ against Theresa May

Two senior ministers have dismissed reports of a "coup" to oust the prime minister as Theresa May is expected to convene her Cabinet on Monday morning.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

People's Vote

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands take part in People's Vote march

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in central London today to urge the government to give the public another vote on Brexit.   

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two men have been arrested after five mosques had their windows smashed in Birmingham.

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that he expects the party to “do exceptionally well” in the next general election.

'More acceptance' needed for S&M activities

'More acceptance' needed for S&M activities

‘More acceptance’ of consensual harm is needed, according to the honorary president of sadomasochism charity the Spanner Foundation.

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

Explosive device found at Irish depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

A suspicious package found at an Irish postal depot appears to be identical to a series of devices sent to the UK, police in Ireland have said.

Man banned from owning fish after swallowing goldfish at funfair

Man banned from owning fish after swallowing goldfish at funfair

A Devon tree-surgeon has been banned from owning fish after swallowing a goldfish he had won at a funfair.

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