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Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Jeremy

Raising minimum wage for under-18s 'bad news' for apprenticeships

Raising minimum wage for under-18s 'bad news' for apprenticeships

An economist has warned that Labour's £10-an-hour minimum wage pledge for under-18s could be "bad news".

Sir Keir

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

A cross-party Brexit deal will need to include a second referendum in order to receive the backing of Labour MPs, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Protesters throw milkshake at UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin

Scuffle breaks out after milkshake thrown at UKIP candidate

Scuffle breaks out after milkshake thrown at UKIP candidate

A scuffle broke out in Cornwall after two protesters attempted to throw milkshake on UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin.

Iain Duncan Smith: Tories need new leader ‘who voted for Brexit’

Iain Duncan Smith: Tories need new leader ‘who voted for Brexit’

Iain Duncan Smith: Tories need new leader ‘who voted for Brexit’

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has said that the party needed a new leader “who voted for Brexit” in order to regain the trust of voters.

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Terrence McCorry from disability charity Leonard Cheshire has said that social media companies like Twitter and Facebook “absolutely should” do more to stop abuse towards disabled people.

Man who wanted to “kill English pigs" at theatre walks free

Man who threatened to 'kill English pigs' at theatre walks free

Man who threatened to 'kill English pigs' at theatre walks free

A man who threatened to stab audience members at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was spared jail this week.

Morrissey praised and criticised over For Britain party badge

Morrissey praised and criticised over For Britain party badge

Morrissey has been criticised and praised for wearing a For Britain party badge.

eBay user attempts to sell 'genuine Cornish air'

eBay user attempts to sell 'genuine Cornish air'

A jar of ‘genuine Cornish sea air’ has been put up for auction on eBay by an opportunistic seller.

Church 'marking its own homework' with internal abuse reporting

Church 'marking its own homework' with internal abuse reporting

A child protection campaigner has claimed the Pope’s announcement of internally reporting child abuse in the Catholic Church will not help to prevent the crimes.

Fiona Onsanya

Who is standing in the Peterborough by-election?

Peterborough by-election: Fifteen candidates to fight for seat

Fifteen candidates will fight for the seat vacated by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Over £185 of accessories sitting in Britons' jewellery boxes

Over £185 of accessories sitting in Britons' jewellery boxes

Over six billion pounds worth of unworn jewellery is sitting in boxes in the UK, according to research.

Diversity in Highland Games not financially motivated say officials

Increasing diversity in Highland Games 'not financially motivated'

Increasing diversity in Highland Games 'not financially motivated'

Officials have announced they will create further opportunities for female athletes in the games, and refuted claims the move is financially motivated.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the country had been left "very angry" by the handling of Brexit.

Freddie Starr

Comedian Freddie Starr dead at 76

Comedian Freddie Starr dead at 76

Tributes have flooded in for Starr, who was found dead at his home in Spain.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

New £200m fund to replace cladding is ‘bitter pill to swallow’

New £200m fund to replace cladding is ‘bitter pill to swallow’

New £200m fund to replace cladding is ‘bitter pill to swallow’

The founder of the UK Cladding Action Group has the announcement of a new government fund to replace Grenfell-style cladding on around 170 high-rise private residential buildings is “a bitter pill to swallow”.

Royal baby tweet is ‘professional suicide’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Media commentator Paul Connew has described Danny Baker’s tweet, in which he shared a photo of a monkey in response to the birth of a royal baby, as a “professional suicide note”.

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Seven fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for hacking into email accounts to steal more than £10million pounds from victims in the UK and abroad.

Founder of UK Wife Carrying Race: ‘I have a different wife every year’

Founder of UK Wife Carrying Race: ‘I have a different wife every year’

Founder of UK Wife Carrying Race: ‘I have a different wife every year’

The organiser of the UK Wife Carrying Race has said that his wife has refused to take part in the competition so he has “different wife every year”.

David Beckham given six month driving bn for using mobile

David Beckham given six month driving ban for using mobile

David Beckham given six month driving ban for using mobile

David Beckham received a six month driving ban for using his mobile phone while driving.

‘BBC had almost no choice’ but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

A professor of psychology has said that the BBC "had almost no choice” but to sack presenter Danny Baker, after he posted a tweet in which he joked about the royal baby using a picture of a monkey.

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

Tory MP refuses to back PM until ‘persecution’ of servicemen ends

A Conservative MP has told Theresa May that he will not support her government until the “offensive” persecution of ex-servicemen and women ends.

Ritu Saha

£200m 'will not go far enough' in fixing dangerous cladding

£200m 'will not go far enough' in fixing dangerous cladding

A tower block resident has warned that the £200m of government funding to replace combustible cladding is not enough.

One in five police workers suffer from PTSD, study finds

One in five police workers suffer from PTSD, study finds

An “alarming” amount of UK police officers and staff suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests.

Majority of British workers think they will never be their own boss

Majority of British workers think they will never be their own boss

Majority of British workers think they will never be their own boss

Millions of workers in Britain have strong aspirations to run their own business but the vast majority believe they will never make it happen, according to new research.

Tomb

UK 'equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb' found near Essex Aldi

UK 'equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb' found near Essex Aldi

A royal burial site discovered beneath a roadside verge in Essex has been hailed as the UK's "equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb".

Esther McVey

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

Esther McVey reveals she will stand for Tory leadership

The Conservative MP revealed to talkRADIO that she had the "support" she needed for a leadership bid.

Danny Baker sacked over 'stupid' royal baby tweet

Danny Baker sacked over 'stupid' royal baby tweet

The broadcaster came under fire after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex's son using a picture of a monkey.

Grenfell

Government to spend £200m replacing unsafe cladding on high-rises

Government to spend £200m replacing unsafe cladding on high-rises

The government will fund the replacement of Grenfell-style cladding on around 170 high-rise private residential buildings, at an estimated cost of £200 million.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Theresa May has rebuffed demands to set out a timetable for her departure from Number 10, amid growing pressure from Tory MPs to make way for a new leader.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

London Bridge inquest: Victim told fiancé ‘I love you’ moments before attack

London Bridge inquest: Victim told fiancé ‘I love you’ moments before attack

London Bridge inquest: Victim told fiancé ‘I love you’

A young woman kissed her fiancé and told him "I love you" moments before she was struck by a van, the inquest into the London Bridge terror attack has heard.

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

CCTV facial recognition ‘is a threat to freedom’

The legal officer of Big Brother Watch has described facial recognition software being used by police as “a threat to freedom”.

Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie

Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie

Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple have announced.

Two arrested for trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Two arrested in connection with trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Two arrested in connection with trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Police in Devon and Cornwall have arrested and charged two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking Vietnamese people into the UK.

Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise, says NHS

NHS report: Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise

NHS report: Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise

Obesity-related hospital admissions in England have increased, according to a recent NHS Digital report.

Sex expert: Netflix ‘not a cause’ of Britons having less sex

Sex expert: Netflix ‘not a cause’ of Britons having less sex

Sex expert: Netflix ‘not a cause’ of Britons having less sex

Sex therapist Anjula Mutanda has said that streaming service Netflix is ‘not a cause’ after new data found that fewer than half of Britons have sex at least once a week.

More than half of Britons struggle to sleep away from home

More than half of Britons struggle to sleep away from home

More than half of Britons struggle to sleep away from home

Sleeping in a bed that is not your own is highly likely to lead to a poor night’s sleep, a study has found.

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ after ‘failed’ Brexit talks

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

The Prime Minister has been told to “step aside” by Andrea Jenkyns during a heated Commons debate.

Missing piece of Stonehenge found after 60 years

Missing piece of Stonehenge found after 60 years

Missing piece of Stonehenge found after 60 years

A missing piece of one of the huge stones at Stonehenge, which was removed 60 years ago, has been returned to the ancient monument, English Heritage said.

Pensioner fined over four-year-old parking ticket

Pensioner fined over four-year-old parking ticket

A pensioner in Devon was left with a large fine over a ticket he claims he paid for four years ago.

Britons 'having less sex' than in previous years

Britons 'having less sex' than in previous years

Fewer than half of Britons have sex at least once a week and rates are declining, new data suggests.

Inquest finds Prodigy star Keith Flint died from hanging

Inquest finds Prodigy star Keith Flint died from hanging

Prodigy star Keith Flint died by hanging and had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at the time, an inquest has heard.

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75s may "risk lives"

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75's may 'risk lives'

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75's may 'risk lives'

Plans to remove free TV licences for pensioners could result in loss of life, Age UK have warned.

Martin Bell

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Expenses scandal: Respect for MPs has never 'really recovered'

Anti-sleaze campaigner Martin Bell said respect for MPs "dissolved" during the expenses scandal.

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s tech industry has had a surge in European investors despite Brexit uncertainty, according to a new report.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

Mark Francois slams British establishment's 'superior smugness'

"The one upside of the European elections is that the British establishment, in all their cosseted, feather-bedded, oh-so-superior smugness are going to get the shock of their bloody lives."

Noah Carl

Academic fired for 'racist' research hits back with online 'FAQ'

Academic fired for 'racist' research hits back with online 'FAQ'

Sociologist Noah Carl who was fired for allegedly conducting "racist" research has hit back at his critics in a blog post.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

A Tory grassroots revolt has been threatened next month if Mrs May does not set out specifics on when she will pack her bags and leave Downing Street.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sajid Javid reveals ‘Ramadan package’ to protect mosques

Sajid Javid reveals ‘Ramadan package’ to protect mosques

Sajid Javid reveals ‘Ramadan package’ to protect mosques

Security training and advice to help keep mosques safe during the holy month of Ramadan is being offered as part of government measures to protect places of worship.

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species at risk of extinction, study warns

Up to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, a new study has warned.

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

The government has accepted it cannot get its Brexit deal through Parliament in time to avoid European elections on May 23.

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

The chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime has said that youth workers are “absolutely key” to tackling the rise in knife crime.

A nurse has had a decision overturned which claimed her marathon world record attempt would only count if she completed the race wearing a skirt.

Nurse's marathon world record upheld

Nurse's marathon world record upheld

An NHS nurse who was told her marathon world record attempt would only count if she completed the race wearing a skirt has seen the decision overturned after it sparked criticism on social media.

Effect of social media on teenagers ‘trivial in size’

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

The effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are "trivial" in size, a new study suggests.

British soldier 'killed by elephant' in Malawi

British soldier 'killed by elephant' in Malawi

Mathew Talbot, 22, died while on counter-poaching operations in Malawi, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

The family of a young man, who committed suicide after being investigated over allegations of rape, are crowdfunding to raise funds for legal aid.

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