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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

A gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar posted at least one Instagram post after the beginning of the massacre, an official has said.

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects dictionary definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects dictionary definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Women’s activist Posie Parker projects definition of woman onto Leeds buildings

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, has projected her definition of ‘woman’ poster onto buildings in Leeds, including Leeds Art Gallery.

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation

MPs have praised Jo Johnson after he resigned from his positions as Transport Minister and Minister for London over Theresa May’s “unacceptable” Brexit deal.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

Artist who painted Theresa May riding a lion: 'It came to me in a dream!'

A painting of Theresa May riding a lion 'out of Europe' has gone viral, and the artist behind it said she dreamt the idea

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

The Parole Board has no black people among its 240 members, and Simon Woolley, director of Operation Black Vote, told talkRADIO it's a 'disgrace'

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson resigns over 'completely unacceptable' Brexit deal

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, has resigned as transport minister over his opposition to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Allow asylum seekers to work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

Let asylum seekers work to ease pressure on local authorities, says academic

After Andy Burnham called the scheme that distributes asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their application a 'failure', a migration specialist said letting them work would ease the burden on the government

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland's palm oil Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without connection to Greenpeace'

Iceland Christmas ad 'might have been permitted without Greenpeace connection'

A retail expert has said that Iceland's Christmas advert, which features a repackaged animation by Greenpeace warning against the use of palm oil, might have been permitted on air had it not been connected to the campaigner

Arlene Foster and Theresa May

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Theresa May's no-deal Brexit plan 'raises alarm bells', says DUP leader

Arlene Foster has claimed Theresa May is "wedded" to the idea of a border down the Irish sea in the case of a no-deal Brexit, which "raises alarm bells".

Sir Roger Scruton

Toby Young: Sir Roger Scruton is a victim of 'offence archaeologists'

Toby Young: Sir Roger Scruton is a victim of 'offence archaeologists'

The Spectator's associate editor said calls for Sir Roger Scruton to resign were are a result of "offence archaeologists" taking his comments "out of context".

Woman paralysed after falling from 'faulty' bed during sex loses damages claim

Woman paralysed after falling from 'faulty' bed during sex loses damages claim

Woman paralysed after falling from 'faulty' bed during sex loses damages claim

A woman who was paralysed after being 'catapulted' from a bed she claims was faulty has lost her claim against the supplier

Culture secretary reveals 'Lego Death Star' is the biggest thing he's built

Culture secretary reveals 'Lego Death Star' is the biggest thing he's built

Jeremy Wright MP revealed his love of Lego to Julia Hartley-Brewer, adding that a 4,500 piece Lego Death Star was the largest thing he had built from the plastic bricks.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson banned from using PayPal

Tommy Robinson banned from using PayPal

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has been banned from the online payment platform, which he uses to collect donations to fight his legal battles.

Houses

There's 'no evidence that people on benefits are 'less-good tenants', says Shelter spokesman

There's 'no evidence that people on benefits are 'less-good tenants'

There is no "rational explanation" for landlords discriminating against benefits claimants, a leading homelessness charity said today.

Melbourne

Melbourne knife attack being treated as 'terrorist incident', say Victoria Police

Knife attack in Melbourne being treated as 'terrorist incident'

Victoria Police have confirmed a knife attack in Melbourne, Australia, is being treated as a "terrorist incident".

Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright MP says reports he doesn't read newspapers are 'complete nonsense'

Culture secretary says reports he doesn't read newspapers are 'nonsense'

The culture secretary has branded reports that he doesn't read newspapers as "complete nonsense", claiming his comments were taken "wholly out of context".

Satanic Temple

Satanists sue Netflix and Warner Bros for £38m over depiction of a goat-headed statue in Sabrina TV show

Satanists sue Netflix and Warner Bros over goat-headed statue in TV show

A group of Satanists are suing Netflix and Warner Bros for £38 million over the depiction of a goat-headed statue in The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina TV show.

UK border

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals in UK, says vice chair of Migration Watch

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals

The vice chair of Migration Watch UK has said the Home Office should be "put in the dock" for losing track of 450 foreign criminals in the last two and a half years.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

Artist inviting public to deface painting of Boris Johnson

Helen Masacz painted Boris Johnson in 2010, but is now inviting the public to deface the artwork as her feelings have changed towards the former Foreign Secretary

Brexit poster

Russia-themed Brexit posters put up 'illegally', say Clear Channel

Russia-themed Brexit posters put up 'illegally'

A series of Russia-themed Brexit posters that appeared across London today have been "flyposted illegally", outdoor advertising company Clear Channel have said.

Russian Posters

Billboards appear across London celebrating 'Brexit collaboration' between Russia and UK

Billboards appear across London celebrating UK-Russia 'Brexit collaboration'

A series of posters have appeared across London in "celebration" of a "Brexit collaboration" between Russia and the UK.

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker John Bercow: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham on Speaker: ‘Is it time for this odious character to shove off?’

Mike Graham and Andrew Bridgen discuss the bullying allegations against Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and his blocking of the release of information about Keith Vaz

Insulin pen

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.

Vote Leave

Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit, says Peter Bone MP

Peter Bone MP: Conservatives 'will not be forgiven' for handling of Brexit

The Conservative MP and member of the Brexit Select Committee claimed the party "will not be forgiven" for "not delivering what the people voted for".

Stop and search

'What's worse: a policeman's hands in your pockets or a knife stuck in your belly?' says former Scotland Yard detective

New police recruits 'probably think stop and search is racist'

A former Scotland Yard detective has said stop and search is a "useful tool" in the fight against knife crime, but claimed that new police recruits "probably think" it's "racist".

Theresa May

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says Sammy Wilson MP

Brexit deal: Publish legal advice to prove UK won't be 'trapped' in EU, says MP

The DUP's Brexit spokesman called on Theresa May to publish legal advice on a possible Brexit deal to assure the public the UK is not being "trapped" in the EU.

Gunman shoots 11 people at California bar

Gunman shoots 11 people at California bar

Gunman shoots 11 people at California bar

A gunman has shot a sheriff's deputy and around 10 other people in a country and western bar and dance club in southern California, authorities said.

White House suspends CNN reporter after Trump confrontation

White House suspends CNN reporter after Trump confrontation

White House suspends CNN reporter after Trump confrontation

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.

 Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Tom Tugendhat MP: Politicians should be challenged by the press

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said that politicians should be “challenged” by the media and “should find it uncomfortable” after a CNN reporter had his White House pass revoked for confronting President Trump.

Prince Charles will not ‘meddle’ when he is king

Prince Charles will not ‘meddle’ when he is king

Prince Charles will not ‘meddle’ when he is king

The Prince of Wales has suggested he will not speak out on issues when he becomes king as he recognises being heir to the throne and head of state are two different roles.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes Esther McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity refutes McVey's suggestion they support Universal Credit

Mental health charity Mind has responded to Esther McVey's suggestion that they said she had 'listened to charities' by reiterating their opposition to current Universal Credit regulations

Knife

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to make an immediate impact on knife crime, says charity founder

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to tackle knife crime, says charity CEO

The founder of a charity which works with young people living on Inner London estates has claimed Sadiq Khan has "left it too late" to tackle rising instances of knife crime.

Treasury announces Armed Forces Covenant funding boost to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Treasury announces Armed Forces Covenant funding boost to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Armed Forces Covenant funding boost announced to mark Armistice centenary

The Treasury will make a total of £19 million available to services supporting the Armed Forces in time for the centenary of the First World War Armistice

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Somme

An art installation depicting almost 73,000 model bodies in shrouds will be held to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice

Theresa May

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers invited to read draft of Brexit withdrawal agreement

Cabinet ministers have been invited to read the elements of the draft withdrawal agreement that have been agreed with Brussels.

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts’ to prevent suicide, says Samaritans

Samaritans' Neil Peters has said that passengers should “trust their instincts and act” if they seem someone who they believe to be suicidal on the railways.

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children may be more vulnerable to becoming a victim of a stabbing on their way home from school, a new study suggests.

David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough named most popular person in Britain

Sir David Attenborough named most popular person in Britain

The naturalist and TV presenter has topped a list of Britain's favourite people, closely followed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump hails 'big victory' in midterms despite losing control of House of Representatives

Donald Trump hails 'big victory' in midterms despite losing House control

The US President tweeted he had received "so many congratulations" on the Republicans' "big victory" at the midterm elections, despite the party losing control of the House of Representatives.

Takeaway bosses jailed for manslaughter of girl with nut allergy

Takeaway bosses jailed for manslaughter of girl with nut allergy

Takeaway bosses jailed for manslaughter of girl with nut allergy

Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more stabbings

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old, who was the third fatality in as many days in London

Longer commutes by men helps to explain gender pay gap, study claims

Longer commutes by men helps to explain gender pay gap, study claims

Longer commutes by men helps to explain gender pay gap, study claims

Almost two-thirds (65%) of commutes lasting longer than an hour are by men, according to analysis.

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron praises General who collaborated with the Nazis

France's President Emmanuel Macron caused controversy after praising a First World War General who subsequently collaborated with the Nazis in the Second World War.

Turkey

Farmer under fire for 'meet your turkey' service says he 'didn't expect' to cause 'so much offence'

Farmer under fire for 'meet your turkey' service 'disappointed' at backlash

A farmer who received death threats for offering a service allowing consumers to meet, name and raise their Christmas turkey before slaughter, has said he "didn't expect to cause so much offence".

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ as knife crime rises to highest levels since 2011, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ due to youth violence, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year', says stop and search adviser

Ken Hinds, Chair of the Haringey Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group, has said that the authorities have to do more to prevent knife crime as he has already “been to six funerals this year”, all of which were teenagers killed by violence.

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain: Meat tax is 'unfair'

Nadiya Hussain: Meat tax is 'unfair'

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has slammed a proposed 'meat tax', which would increase the cost of beef, lamb and pork, as well as processed meats.

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

'Gagging' clauses banned charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

The Times’ Paul Morgan-Bentley has said that a Times investigation found that 40 charities and more than 300 companies have been banned from publicly criticising the Prime Minister and her Cabinet.

Persimmon boss to leave over £75m pay deal criticism

Persimmon boss to leave over £75m pay deal criticism

Persimmon boss to leave over £75m pay deal criticism

Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn is to step down at the end of the year as the housebuilding company looks to distance itself from the criticism over his £75 million payout.

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first midterms, says former Ambassador

Sir Christopher Meyer has said that most sitting presidents expect a “bloody nose” in their first set of midterms, as the US Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues 'may affect pet travel'

Simon Doherty of the British Veterinary Association tells Eamonn Holmes that dogs may find it harder to go to Donegal for the weekend

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Thirteenth Grenfell fraudster pleads guilty

Sharife Elhouabi pretended to have lived on the 21st floor of Grenfell Tower in order to claim over £100,000 in assistance

Marsha de Cordova

John Bercow scolds Department for Work and Pensions for not providing accessible documents to blind MP

John Bercow scolds DWP for not providing accessible documents to blind MP

Speaker John Bercow has scolded the Department for Work and Pensions for failing to provide accessible documents to a visually impaired Labour MP.

Lenny Henry petition

Top actors call on the government for tax relief to encourage more diversity in film and TV

Top actors call for tax relief to encourage diversity in film and TV industry

A group of famous faces, including comedian Sir Lenny Henry, have visited Downing Street today to hand in a letter calling for tax breaks to encourage more diversity in the entertainment industry.

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions 'must be clearer on benefit sanctions'

Steve McCabe, who sits on the Work and Pensions Committee, said more guidance was needed from the Department of Work and Pensions to stop sanctions being unfairly levelled against vulnerable benefit claimants

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