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Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Caroline Lucas calls for all female emergency cabinet

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has proposed an all female cabinet to form a "government of national unity" and prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Politicians attacked over Epstein conspiracy theories

Politicians attacked over Epstein conspiracy theories

Social media has been inundated with conspiracy theories following the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

The Prime Minister has ordered an urgent review of sentencing which could see violent criminals serving more of their sentence in prison.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Trump reassures gun lobby views will be ‘fully represented’

Trump reassures gun lobby views will be ‘fully represented’

Donald Trump has promised the NRA he will not ignore the gun lobby’s ‘strong views’ about the right to bear arms.

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

Specialist officers are investigating after James Teer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

Extinction Rebellion protester: Government should be on trial

A former banker turned Extinction Rebellion protester has faced court for his role in the April mass demonstrations.

Border Force intercepts migrants crossing Channel in kayak

Border Force intercepts migrants crossing Channel in kayak

Thirty migrants attempted to enter the UK by crossing the English Channel in four small boats, including a kayak.

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Sajid Javid maintains economy ‘strong’ despite seven year slump

Chancellor Sajid Javid has maintained the fundamentals of the British economy were “strong” despite the worst figures in seven years.

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

The family of 28-year-old PC Outten said they are "incredibly proud" of the bravery he showed after he was stabbed with a machete.

Administrators give Titanic shipyard extra week to find buyer

Administrators give Titanic shipyard extra week to find buyer

Several potential bidders have expressed an interest in buying Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, its administrators have said.

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Two people have been warned they face jail after admitting accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem examination of footballer Emiliano Sala.

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

Brendan O’Neill: UN climate report ‘typical green miserablism’

The Spiked Online editor slammed a new UN report calling for consumers to switch to more plant-based diets.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'Brexit Party exists to keep politics honest'

The Brexit Party MEP said her party existed to hold politicians to account, and "return faith in the democratic system".

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

Corbyn urges top civil servant to block 'abuse of power' no-deal

The Labour leader has urged a top civil servant to block Boris Johnson from pushing through a no-deal Brexit if an election is called.

Police play recording of missing teen's mum in Malaysian forest

Police play recording of missing teen's mum in Malaysian forest

A voice recording of the mother of a British girl missing in Malaysia has been played in dense forest near where she disappeared on Sunday.

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Muhammed Rodwan will appear in court charged with attempted murder after a policeman was stabbed in the head in Leyton, east London.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer ‘hacked’ with cat tweet

Mark Spencer said he was 'hacked' after an unintelligible tweet was posted along with an image of a cat.

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans

The Prime Minister announced plans for a fast-track visa pathway for foreign scientists in a bid to boost the UK’s research sector post-Brexit.

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

Firefighters ‘under increasing pressure’ as resources dwindle

The Firefighters’ union accused the government of slashing funding despite a nine per cent increase in the number of fires across England.

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police have been told not to penalise those who say they are a victim of harassment after a teenager was murdered by her stalker.

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

Former Nazi guard in German murder trial

A 92-year-old former SS private is set to go on trial on 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder.

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

War veteran jailed for 'threatening' tweets to MP Heidi Allen

A Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks for sending “threatening” tweets to former Conservative MP Heidi Allen.

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

The teenager accused of throwing a six-year-old boy from the Tate modern viewing platform appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Network Rail has paid out £28,000 to a passenger who “possibly slipped” on pigeon poo and hurt their leg at Paddington station.

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police investigating false claims of a paedophile ring spent £4,670 on trip to Australia to confirm an alleged murder victim was alive.

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A record number of patients attended A&E in July 2019 as the UK saw temperatures soar.

Fans recreate Beatles' Abbey Road cover on 50th anniversary

Fans recreate Beatles' Abbey Road cover on 50th anniversary

Hundreds of music fans have descended on north London's most famous zebra crossing to recreate a Beatles' album cover.

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

A mother has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that shows like Peaky Blinders contribute to the "negative imagery" influencing youngsters.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Post-Brexit election would be 'ludicrous'

The ex-Foreign Secretary said a general election after October 31 would be pointless.

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Knife possession offences committed by women and girls in England have risen by at least 10 per cent each year since 2014.

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

A police officer is in a critical condition after being stabbed a number of times with a machete in a "sudden and brutal attack" in east London.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

National Holocaust museum plans face rejection

National Holocaust museum plans face rejection

Proposals for a £100 million Holocaust museum next to Parliament look set to be refused.

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

No new one and two pence coins produced last year

The Royal Mint said it produced no new one and two pence coins last year for the first time in decades.

Australian public servant loses free speech case

Australian public servant loses free speech case

A former public servant who was fired after she posted tweets critical of the Australian government has lost a High Court case over her sacking.

‘Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

'Catastrophic’ failures in counter terrorism intelligence

Former Met Police Chief Superintendent Dal Babu said police play a 'very small part in terrorism'

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

John Edward Dugdale is jailed for 16 months for inflicting "horrific injuries" to 80-year-old Paul Eva.

RSPCA name lost canary after Boris Johnson due to 'bouffant' hair

RSPCA name lost canary after Boris Johnson due to 'bouffant' hair

A canary found flying loose in a Plymouth park has been nicknamed after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson due to his "bouffant of golden hair".

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

British Airways fixes glitch causing travel chaos

The airline said it had fixed a glitch that led to more than 100 flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports being cancelled.

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

Kate Hoey calls for disbanding of 'one-sided' Electoral Commission

The Labour MP accused the election watchdog of being "one-sided" after it fined leave campaigner Darren Grimes £20,000.

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

Dominic Raab meets Trump in first tour as Foreign Secretary

He met with US leaders Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence in Washington.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

The talkRADIO host got in a heated debate with a campaigner calling on the government to introduce a tax on companies that produce high-calorie food.

Owner of internet forum 8chan denies claims site is 'lawless'

Owner of internet forum 8chan denies claims site is 'lawless'

The website has repeatedly been used by suspects in mass shootings to spread their "manifestos" and reasons for carrying out such attacks.

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

The Tory MP told talkRADIO that an alliance between the two parties in an effort to oust Boris Johnson would be "ridiculous".

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

Labour's shadow chancellor said his party would not block a second vote on Scottish independence in a bid to get the SNP on side.

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a police medic during a 'Free Tommy' protest at the weekend.

Whaley Bridge: Fifty households deemed safe to return to

Whaley Bridge: Fifty households deemed safe to return to

Thousands of people in the Derbyshire town were forced to evacuate their homes last Thursday over fears a damaged dam wall could burst.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Shahid Mohammed has been jailed for life for murdering five children and three adults in an arson attack in Huddersfield in 2002.

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs launch legal action to stop no-deal Brexit

A group of 70 politicians have launched legal action to prevent Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

£40m of heroin found hidden in towels and bathrobes

£40m of heroin found hidden in towels and bathrobes

Hundreds of kilograms of heroin with a value up to £40 million has been seized from a shipping container that docked in Suffolk.

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

Police medic attacked at Tommy Robinson protest

The Metropolitan Police are looking to speak to two men in connection with an assault on a police medic during a Tommy Robinson protest.

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon users gain new privacy controls after backlash

Amazon has responded to a privacy furore by giving users the option to prevent employees from listening to their private voice recordings.

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

Disgraced ex-MP Fiona Onasanya stuck off as a solicitor

The former Labour MP has been struck off as a solicitor for lying to avoid a speeding conviction.

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

easyJet asks passenger to delete image of ‘backless seats’

The airline has faced condemnation after it asked a passenger to remove an image that showed a fellow flyer sitting in a backless seat.

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

A woman who says she was repeatedly raped by her partner has accused the CPS and Probation Service of "diabolical" failures.

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