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Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

An 18-month-old boy has died after falling from the ninth floor of Stellar House in Tottenham.

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Shailesh Vara: John Bercow's successor 'will speak a lot less'

Mr Vara - who is one of nine vying to become the next Speaker - said John Bercow had left the role under a "dark cloud".

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Sergeant Andy Gore remains blind in one eye after he was spayed in the face with ammonia while responding to a 999 call in April.

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

Andrew Bridgen and Bercow in spat over Keith Vaz case

The pair became embroiled in a heated back-and-forth in the Commons.

Self-harm in prisons hits record high, report says

Self-harm in prisons hits record high, report says

New figures from the Ministry of Justice have shown the number of self-harm cases occurring in prisons are at an all-time high.

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

MPs call for John Bercow to be made Lord or Archbishop

Calls for a peerage for John Bercow have been pouring in as the outgoing Speaker chairs his final parliamentary session today.

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

Sir Desmond Swayne: Online abuse contributor to MP exodus

The Tory MP admitted he didn't read messages sent to him via social media to protect his "sanity".

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge found at sea

Body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge found at sea

The body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge has been found at sea more than 30 miles from where she disappeared, Cambodian police said.

Dixon's Chimney death: Man was 'fantastic' grandfather-of-three

Dixon's Chimney death: Man was 'fantastic' grandfather-of-three

A man who died at the top of the 290ft chimney in Carlisle has been identified as Robert Philip Longcake.

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss: No one should feel they were hired just for having boobs

Liz Truss has called for a different way of thinking on identity and equality, saying no one wants to be the “token woman”.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Tories criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn’s Grenfell tribute tie

Conservative MPs have been criticised for mocking Jeremy Corbyn's vivid green tie, which he wore in memory of the Grenfell fire victims.

Twelve migrants found alive in refrigerated lorry in Belgium

Twelve migrants found alive in refrigerated lorry in Belgium

Twelve men have been discovered in the back of a truck in nothern Belgium.

Richard Braine steps down as UKIP leader

Richard Braine steps down as UKIP leader

UKIP leader Richard Braine has stepped down after less than three months in the job.

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

Grenfell inquiry: Calls for national evacuation guidelines

An inquiry into the Grefell Tower blaze has resulted in 46 recommendations, some requiring "urgent action" by the government.

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

PMQs: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn lead tributes to Speaker

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn praised the outgoing Commons Speaker John Bercow, as he chaired his last-ever Prime Minister's Questions.

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

John Bercow effigy to be burned at Kent bonfire event

The 11-metre effigy will depict the Commons Speaker holding the heads of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

A poll of more than 2,000 found 54 per cent of voters thought the issue would "greatly or somewhat" influence their vote on December 12.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

Sir Vince Cable: Banning over-70s vote ‘extreme and unreasonable’

The Lib Dem MP said calls to ban over-70s from voting are "extreme and unreasonable", but argued that the voting age should be lowered to 16.

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

The Royal Mint will re-date its special Brexit 50p after the EU agreed to extend the UK's withdrawal deadline for another three months.

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

The government has said it will end Operation Brock "as soon as possible" after Brussels granted a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020.

British tourist has foot bitten off by shark

British tourist has foot bitten off by shark

The 28-year-old man, and another Briton, 22, suffered serious injuries while snorkelling off the north-eastern coast of Australia.

Bristol could become first UK city to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol could become first UK city to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol City Council will discuss plans that could see diesel vehicles banned from the city centre from 7am to 3pm every day.

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Lib Dem MEP 'cynical' about Brexiteers wearing poppies

Chris Davies suggested that Brexiteers should not wear poppies, claiming the EU is essential for peace.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

Stephen Timms: I hope Keith Vaz stays in Parliament

The Labour MP says disgraced Labour member Keith Vaz should stand at the next election as he has made a “great contribution” to Parliament.

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

Man trapped on Carlisle chimney confirmed dead by Cumbria police

The man who was trapped at the top of Dixon's chimney in Carlisle for more than 12 hours was pronounced dead by paramedics at around 4.45pm.

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

The Labour MP is facing a six-month Commons suspension after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to buy cocaine for others.

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Police continue mission to rescue man dangling from 290ft chimney

Cumbria police are continuing a rescue mission after a man became stuck at the top of the 290ft Dixon's Chimney at 2.22am this morning.

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Surge in applications to register to vote

Surge in applications to register to vote

Nearly two million people have applied to register to vote in the past eight weeks, according to government figures.

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Muhammed Al-Ali will serve at least 15 years in jail after attacking a man with "corrosive liquid", leaving him with life-changing injuries.

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

Campaigner Alastair Campbell accused the group's chairman Roland Rudd of "sabotage", after he reportedly fired two senior staff members.

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

The EU has accepted the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

The Brexit Party MEP said her party could help the government win a "thumping great majority" in an election.

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as "mother" on a birth certificate, is set to continue a legal battle.

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

The shadow home secretary has come to blows with fellow Labour MP Kate Hoey after saying she no longer represents the party.

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

Meghan Markle: Gender equality dialogue ‘can’t happen without men’

Meghan Markle: Gender equality dialogue ‘can’t happen without men’

The Duchess thanked delegates for letting Prince Harry "crash the party" and join her roundtable discussion on improving gender equality.

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

Alastair Campbell: PM's general election bid ‘anti-democratic’

People's Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell has said Labour should not back Boris Johnson's "terrible idea" to hold a December 12 election.

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

Brussels delays decision on Brexit extension

EU ambassadors have reportedly agreed an extension is needed, and a diplomat said the length of the delay will be decided next week.

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