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Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Rachel Horman, a domestic abuse lawyer has said that proposals for domestic abuse offenders to face lie-detector tests when released from prison could lead to “lazy policing”.

GoFundMe page raises over £100k for unpaid Fyre Festival caterer after featuring in new Netflix documentary

Unpaid Fyre Festival caterer raises over £100k with GoFundMe page after featuring in new Netflix documentary

GoFundMe page raises over £100k for unpaid Fyre Festival caterer

More than £100,000 has been raised for a restaurant owner in the Bahamas who was not paid for catering of the failed Fyre Festival.

Workers ‘paid 35p per hour’ to make Spice Girls t-shirts

Workers ‘paid 35p per hour’ to make Spice Girls t-shirts

Workers ‘paid 35p per hour’ to make Spice Girls t-shirts

Comic Relief has said it is “shocked and concerned” by a report alleging that Spice Girls t-shirts sold to support its “gender justice” campaign were made by staff paid the equivalent of 35p per hour.

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ on Brexit

Richard Tice, co-founder of Leave Means Leave has said that MPs should be “working harder” to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on March 29 this year.

Russell Brand is ‘desperately sad’ for not being more involved with his children, says parenting expert

Russell Brand is ‘desperately sad’ for not being more involved with his children, says parenting expert

Russell Brand is ‘sad’ for not being involved with his children, says expert

John Adams, a parenting blogger, has said that it is “desperately sad” that Russell Brand is not more involved with his children, after the comedian revealed he had never changed any nappies.

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’ amid calls to extend Article 50

Kate Hoey MP: ‘Parliament should not be allowed to take on the people’

Labour MP Kate Hoey has said that Parliament “should not be allowed to actually take on the people” over delaying leaving the European Union.

Question Time panellist Isobel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed complete professionalism'

Isabel Oakeshott, who appeared on Question Time alongside Dianne Abbott on BBC’s Question Time, has said that presenter Fiona Bruce was “completely professional” and “even-handed”.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Holocaust victims laid to rest in UK synagogue ceremony

Holocaust victims laid to rest in UK synagogue ceremony

Holocaust victims laid to rest in UK synagogue ceremony

The remains of six Holocaust victims murdered at Auschwitz have been buried as the Chief Rabbi urged an end to an "increase in anti-Semitism".

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space'

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that extending Article 50 has to be “an option” to give the UK “breathing space”.

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two men have been arrested after a vehicle exploded in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour demand on-air correction over BBC treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour asked for unseen footage of BBC’s Question Time and demanded a correction during next week’s episode, amid a row on the show’s treatment of Diane Abbott.

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Leading Cabinet Brexiteer Liam Fox has lashed out at moves by MPs to rewrite the Commons rule book in an attempt to "hijack" Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of abuse victim in live broadcast

An editor of BBC Asian Network was found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim during a live radio news bulletin, on Friday.

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt is calling for the tradition of saying prayers at the beginning of parliamentary business to be abolished.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tommy Robinson attempts to confront SNP MP who accused him of 'inciting racial hatred'

Tommy Robinson attempts to confront SNP MP who accused him of 'inciting racial hatred'

Tommy Robinson attempts to confront MP who accused him of 'inciting racial hate'

Tommy Robinson attempted to ask SNP MP Stewart McDonald why he declared him 'guilty of inciting racial hatred'

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

A dictionary of over 4,000 traditional Yorkshire words and sayings has been compiled by an archivist

Older drivers are better at ‘self-regulating’ their driving than younger ones, says RAC

RAC on Prince Philip crash: Older drivers usually 'better at self-regulating' than younger ones

RAC on Prince Philip crash: Older drivers usually 'better at self-regulating'

Nicolas Lyes, a spokesperson for RAC, has said that older drivers are much better at “self-regulating” their driving than younger people, following reports that the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 97, was in a car crash on Thursday.

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remainers'

Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill tells Julia Hartley-Brewer of his discomfort with an article claiming the deaths of Leave voters will help sway the country's opinion on Brexit

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

Colonel Richard Kemp, a retired British Army Officer has said that France’s plan for all 16-year-olds to be sent on a month’s national service is “better than doing nothing” but will “cost a great deal”.

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay is seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit'

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for the UK Government to request an extension of Article 50, and that it would be seen by the public as an “elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit”.

University offers students bubble wrap to help them de-stress

University offers students bubble wrap to help them de-stress

University offers students bubble wrap to help them de-stress

Students at Bristol University are being offered bubble wrap to help them deal with their stress.

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls, says Labour MP

Labour MP Darren Jones has said that it is “embarrassing” that Labour is behind the Conservatives in the polls, when the government is “falling apart at the seams”.

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

A state school in east London has had 41 students offered places at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is easy to talk to’

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that his meeting with Theresa May was “non-confrontational”, and that she was a “courteous woman and easy to talk to”.

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment will try to 'frustrate' Brexit

Conservative MP Owen Paterson has said that the political establishment “will do anything they possibly can to frustrate” Brexit, adding that “the latest manifestation” was the “hysterical campaign” against leaving with no deal.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SWNS Burglary

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by former policeman and Judo enthusiast

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by two OAP residents

A burglar who broke into retirement flats was restrained by two pensioner residents - a former policeman and a Judo enthusiast.

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs urging them not to engage with the government until a no deal Brexit is ruled out

A US man who was killed in the terror attack in Nairobi narrowly missed being caught in he 9/11 attacks, his family said

US man killed in Nairobi terror attack 'survived' 9/11

US man killed in Nairobi terror attack 'survived' 9/11

A US man who was killed in the terror attack in Nairobi narrowly missed being caught in the 9/11 attack, his family said

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have stricter ratings to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films are set to have stricter classifications in order to reflect the public’s view on sex and violence.

Child

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents', claims campaigner

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents'

Banning the smacking of children will "criminalise ordinary, decent parents", a pro-smacking campaigner has claimed.

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: May does not want to be the person that ‘splits’ the Tories

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's Downing Street Press Secretary, has said that Prime Minister Theresa May does not want to be “the person on whose watch the Conservative Party splits”.

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham has binmen take industrial action

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham as binmen take industrial action

Rubbish piles up in streets of Birmingham as binmen take industrial action

Binmen in Birmingham are taking industrial action over a payment made to rival union members after a 2017 strike

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

The Conservative politician told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that he had an "easy" solution to navigating negotiations with the European Union.

AGE UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ changes that lose pensioners £7k

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that citizens from European Union countries are “propping up the NHS”.

Labour’s Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Former Foreign Secretary Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have voted for May's deal'

Alan Johnson, a former Labour Foreign Secretary has said that if he was still an MP he would have voted for Theresa May’s deal, and described the Labour MPs who did as “brave”.

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has said that it is “simply not good enough” for Labour to take away no-deal Brexit because it is the “one lever” the UK has in the Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Labour has demanded Theresa May kill off a no-deal Brexit as the price of talks with Jeremy Corbyn about finding a way out of the crisis that has paralysed Westminster politics.

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for May

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that extending Article 50 would be the “greatest mistake” for Theresa May because the current March 29 deadline makes the EU “think very carefully” about their position.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government by 19-vote majority

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her by 19-vote majority

Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote against her by 19 votes.

Jeremy Corbyn will lose "hundreds of thousands" of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn will lose 'hundreds of thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit, says anti-Brexit campaigner

Corbyn will lose 'thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Will Dry, co-President of Our Future Our Choice has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will lose young voters in the next general election if he “lets down the hundreds of thousands of young people” on Brexit.

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Lib Dem MP

Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has said if the UK “had a better opposition”, it would not be in this position on Brexit, as Theresa May faced a huge defeat her withdrawal deal on Tuesday night.

e-fit

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Social media users have mocked an e-fit image released by Staffordshire Police, claiming it resembles the alien E.T.

David Davies

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

The Conservative politician has revealed the amount of abuse he has received from protesters in Westminster has reduced since he started wearing a bodycam.

Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament’s handling of Brexit

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament over Brexit

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has said that people are "horror-struck" at Parliament over its handling of Brexit, as Theresa May suffered a major defeat on her Brexit deal on Tuesday night. 

EU

Leeds-based business says it will pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

Leeds-based business set to pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

A language translation and interpreting company has committed to paying the £65 UK settlement fee for its 57 EU national staff members.

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the party will not support no-deal Brexit, after MP David Lammy asked him to rule out the option during the leader’s motion of no confidence.

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn traded strong words during the first Prime Minister's Questions after May's defeat over her Brexit deal

Upskirting to become a crime after House of Lords back the bill

Upskirting to become a crime after House of Lords back the bill

Upskirting to become a crime after Lords back the bill

Upskirting, the act of taking a photo up someone’s clothing, is set to become a crime after being approved by the House of Lords, with offenders to face up to two years in prison.

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is MPs' fault, says campaigner

Lara Spirit, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that it is not their "fault" for campaigning for a People's Vote but that the issue was with MPs for failing to pass a deal. 

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

The DUP leader told talkRADIO she was "disappointed" in the Prime Minister for not asking the EU to "get rid" of the backstop clause ahead of yesterday's meaningful vote.

Downing Street

Stewart Jackson: Downing Street's Brexit strategy 'is like the Wizard of Oz - you pull the curtain back and there's not much there'

Stewart Jackson compares Downing Street's Brexit strategy to 'Wizard of Oz'

The former aide to David Davis compared the government's Brexit strategy to the Wizard of Oz, claiming behind the curtain "there's not much there".

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said he thinks Theresa May is 'strange' for her approach to Brexit

Mark Adams

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

The former private secretary to Tony Blair and John Major has been jailed for seven years for raping a "particularly vulnerable" woman.

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour could call further confidence votes in the government if Theresa May wins the one tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday

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