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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hospital worker died after dropping 60kg barbell on his stomach

Hospital worker died after dropping 60kg barbell on his stomach

The 39-year-old died when gym equipment collapsed and he dropped a 60kg weight onto his stomach, an inquest has heard.

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

Sir David Attenborough presents climate change evidence to MPs

The 93-year-old naturalist told Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee climate change will bring "social unrest".

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

The Labour leader will put pressure on the next Prime Minister to hold a public vote on whether Britain leaves the EU.

Cat survives after being shot for second time

Cat survives after being shot for second time

A two-year-old cat has survived after being shot in the left eye with an airgun, after previously suffering a gunshot wound to the leg in 2017.

Former British ambassador to US issues plea to email leaker

Former British ambassador to US issues plea to email leaker

Sir Christopher Meyer said the source of a leak of private government emails should "think carefully" before divulging anything else.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson pleads for 'political asylum' in US

Tommy Robinson pleads for 'political asylum' in US

The political activist is calling on Donald Trump to grant him "political asylum", as he faces a two-year prison sentence in the UK.

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

The Labour peer warned that Brexit, both with a deal or without, would be an "extreme policy".

Boys to receive HPV jab from September

Boys to receive HPV jab from September

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be given the HPV jab from September in a bid to wipe out cervical cancer, the government has announced.

Theresa May: 'British ambassador has my full support'

Theresa May: 'British ambassador has my full support'

The PM has insisted the British ambassador to the US has her full support, despite Donald Trump saying he would no longer work with him.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Three jailed for ‘sickening’ assault on pregnant teenager

Three jailed for ‘sickening’ assault on pregnant teenager

Three people who held a teenage girl against her will and assaulted her have been sentenced to a total of 25 years in jail.

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

A man who allegedly made up stories of a high-profile paedophile ring has been accused of misleading detectives to claim compensation.

Burglary gang sentenced over south London crime spree

Burglary gang sentenced over south London crime spree

A group of seven teenagers and young men have been jailed for a total of 14 years over a string of burglaries across south London.

Council spends £6,000 on ‘prison’ fence to stop football games

Council spends £6,000 on ‘prison’ fence to stop football games

A council that spent thousands of pounds to discourage children playing ball games has been accused of “total overkill”.

British Army officer 'questioned why n-word was racist'

British Army officer 'questioned why n-word was racist'

A British Army officer described black people as “coloured” and questioned why he was not allowed to say the n-word.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

Kate Hoey to stand down as Labour MP at next election

The prominent Brexiteer said that after 30 years representing Vauxhall, she would "not seek re-election as a Labour candidate".

Fears of ‘fatalities’ as dog attacks on postal workers rise

Fears of ‘fatalities’ as dog attacks on postal workers rise

The Royal Mail said there have been 2,484 dog attacks on postal workers in the past year, with some resulting in permanent injury.

British Airways face £183m fine over data breach

British Airways face £183m fine over data breach

The airline is facing a record fine after a data breach, which saw customers diverted to a fake website that harvested their details.

Heather Mills receives 'record' payout in phone-hacking case

Heather Mills receives 'record' payout in phone-hacking case

The ex-wife of Paul McCartney has settled her case against the News of the World over phone hacking for a "substantial" sum.

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

The Labour MP is hoping to use his parliamentary privilege to break gagging orders against staff who want to speak out about antisemitism.

Free climber caught scaling London skyscraper The Shard

Free climber caught scaling London skyscraper The Shard

Police have spoken to a man who was spotted climbing one of the tallest buildings in Europe this morning.

Tom Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

Tom Tugendhat: Leak of UK ambassador's emails is 'treason'

The Tory MP said the leak of private messages from Sir Kim Darroch to the UK government was a "betrayal" of the country.

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

Donald Trump slams UK ambassador after email leak

The US president has hit out at the UK's ambassador to Washington, who said in leaked emails that the Trump administration was "inept".

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Chris Davies

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Six candidates confirmed

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Six candidates confirmed

Six candidates have been confirmed for the upcoming Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.

Tommy Robinson found in contempt of court

Tommy Robinson found in contempt of court

The political activist now faces jail after being found in contempt of court by High Court judges.

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

MP leaves son on Downing Street steps in school funding protest

Jess Phillips left her 10-year-old outside Number 10 as part of a demonstration against funding cuts forcing schools to close early.

Wildfire warning issued after BBQ spotted on Saddleworth Moor

Wildfire warning issued after BBQ spotted on Saddleworth Moor

Fire chiefs have issued a safety warning after a group of people were caught using a barbecue on Saddleworth Moor.

Book bought for £5 turns out to be first edition worth £20k

Book bought for £5 turns out to be first edition worth £20k

The book, titled England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, details Britain’s trade deals with the rest of the world during the reign of Charles 1.

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

A West Midlands slavery ring that forced more than 400 people to work for pennies a day while their bosses earned £2 million has been smashed.

Lufkin licker

Woman faces 20-year sentence for licking ice cream in shop

Woman faces 20-year sentence for licking ice cream in shop

A woman filmed opening a tub of ice cream and licking it before putting it back in a store's freezer is facing up to 20 years in jail.

Racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

Racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

The flamboyant horse racing journalist and broadcaster has died aged 79 in a London hospital.

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

Extinction Rebellion to vote on Heathrow drone shutdown

The protest group will carry out “day after day” of disruptive protests if members vote in favour of flying drones at Heathrow Airport.

Britons spend 416 days in the bathroom during their lifetime

Britons spend 416 days in the bathroom during their lifetime

Women will spend 456 days using the facilities – around 29 minutes per day, while men spend 373 days – around 23 minutes per day.

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

Paralysed right to die campaigner Paul Lamb launches High Court bid

The right to die campaigner said MPs are “scared” to give those in chronic pain access to assisted suicide.

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

David Lammy denounces ‘offensive’ Anne Widdecombe slave speech

The Labour MP slammed Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe for her debut speech comparing Brexit to slaves rising up “against their owners”.

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Boris Johnson can offer ‘feelgood vision’ for Britain

Sir Bernard Jenkin believes leadership contender Boris Johnson can make people “feel good” about being British again.

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

He has admitted it will be a “stretch” to meet his leadership campaign promise to boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tommy Robinson was 'reckless', High Court judges told

Tommy Robinson was 'reckless', High Court judges told

The activist's broadcasting of footage featuring defendants in a criminal trial was "subjectively reckless", judges have heard.

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

EU official brands Ann Widdecombe 'chief clown' of Brexit Party

Guy Verhofstadt slammed a speech by the MEP, which compared Brexit to slaves rising up against their owners.

William Hill to close 700 betting shops

William Hill to close 700 betting shops

Around 4,500 jobs are at risk at bookmaker William Hill after it announced plans to axe 700 betting shops across the UK.

UKIP supporter gets Nigel Farage milkshake tattoo for charity

UKIP supporter gets Nigel Farage milkshake tattoo for charity

A 41-year-old father has raised £500 for a mental health charity by getting a tattoo of Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage.

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

The number of pickpocketing offences reported on the Underground has more than doubled in two years.

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Around 100 Tommy Robinson supporters are outside the Old Bailey where he is facing contempt of court charges today.

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Netflix drops smoking scenes over fears of 'harming' young people

Netflix drops smoking scenes over fears of 'harming' young people

Netflix has vowed to cut back on cigarette use on screen over the “harmful impact” it can have on young people.

Two workers killed by train ‘could not hear due to ear defenders’

Two workers killed by train ‘could not hear due to ear defenders’

Police believe the two men were wearing ear defenders and could not hear the train coming as they worked on the track.

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

He pledged to boost police numbers by 20,000 in three years if he wins the leadership contest.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

Nigel Farage: 'Westminster is incapable of change'

The Brexit Party leader has called for an overhaul of the political system and the abolition the House of Lords.

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

No ballots burned in Peterborough by-election, police rule

Police investigating an allegation of the burning of ballots in the Peterborough by-election have concluded that no offences were committed.

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Judges publish reasons for quashing Boris Johnson bus claim case

Mr Johnson was facing allegations of misconduct in a public office after claiming that the UK sends £350 million a week to the EU.

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Peter Hayden, who raped a nine-year-old girl before taking explicit pictures of her, has been jailed for 22 years.

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

Piers Corbyn: 'My brother Jeremy is not frail in any way'

The brother of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has come to his defence, after senior civil servants claimed the politician was "too frail" to be PM.

Two railway workers die after being hit by train in Wales

Two railway workers die after being hit by train in Wales

Authorities are investigating how two railway workers were killed by a train on a section of track in south Wales.

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

He was jailed for identity theft, just weeks after he was released from prison for the same crime on the same victim.

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

The group criticised the leadership frontrunner for his promise to stop increasing taxes on junk food if elected Prime Minister.

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

The newborn son of a pregnant woman who was murdered in south London on Saturday has died in hospital.

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