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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Brexit

Brexit deadlock: What happens next?

Brexit: What happens next?

The Prime Minister will write to Brussels today asking for a short extension to Article 50.

Stephen Kinnock

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

Stephen Kinnock: Time for politics to rediscover 'lost art of compromise'

The Labour MP said it is time for backbenchers to "step up to the plate" and solve the Brexit impasse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thousands to get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Thousands get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Thousands get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Nearly 3,700 people have been issued with British citizenship under a Home Office scheme set up in response to the Windrush scandal.

Motion passed to remove Independent Group MPs from foreign affairs committee

Motion passed to remove Independent Group MPs from foreign affairs committee

Motion passed to remove Independent Group MPs from foreign affairs committee

Members of Parliament have approved a motion to remove Independent Group MPs Ian Austin and Mike Gapes from the Foreign Affairs Committee, and replace them with Labour MPs.

Two men arrested after three killed in St Patrick’s Day 'crush'

Two men arrested after three killed in St Patrick’s Day 'crush'

Two men arrested after three killed in St Patrick’s Day 'crush'

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by police investigating the deaths of three teenagers outside a St Patrick's Day disco, police said.

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

A woman who was paid £12,500 in fraudulent disability benefits has been given a 12-month community order after being filmed running at a dog show.

Civil Service expands to largest size in five years

Civil Service expands to largest size in five years

Civil Service expands to largest size in five years

The UK Civil Service has grown to its largest size for five years, new figures show.

Glasgow murders

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Three people have been jailed for life for the "merciless" murder of a man at a Glasgow flat last year.

Man spends more than £600 on shop in no-deal Brexit preparations

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

A woman has called her husband "mad" after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Security guards in Parliament to strike over rest breaks

Parliamentary security guards call off strike

Parliamentary security guards call off strike

Security guards at the Palace of Westminster have called off a 24-hour strike on Wednesday after successful talks with the House of Commons Commission.

Mo Farah consults lawyers after vape company uses lookalike in ads

Mo Farah consults lawyers after vape company uses lookalike in ads

Mo Farah consults lawyers after vape company uses lookalike in ads

Mo Farah is consulting lawyers after a vape company appeared to use a lookalike to promote e-cigarettes.

Viagogo 'one of the worst offenders' in online ticket touting

Viagogo 'one of the worst offenders' in online ticket touting

MPs have warned music fans to avoid ticket resale site Viagogo over allegations it is breaching consumer law.

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Vote Leave fined £40k for sending spam text messages

Pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of spam text messages in the run-up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

A 19-year-old woman in Washington has pleaded guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge into a river, causing severe injuries.

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

The “Yellow vest” protester James Goddard has pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry.

Charlotte Caldwell

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Mother ‘disappointed and heartbroken’ by slow medical cannabis progress

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Charlotte Caldwell has said families are still waiting for prescriptions four months after the home secretary gave the cure the green-light.

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig creators 'lazy' for using term ‘fireman’

Peppa Pig creators 'lazy' for using term ‘fireman’

Former firefighter Lucy Masoud has said the creators of Peppa Pig were “lazy” for using the term “fireman” in an episode.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Warsi: Tory 'Islamophobia' not just a few bad apples

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has claimed the Conservative Party has an "institutional issue" with anti-Muslim discrimination.

Julia

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Julia: 'I don't give two monkeys what MPs want!'

Ben Bradshaw and talkRADIO host Julia clashed over the Labour member's claims that MPs should get a free vote on whether to stay in the customs union.

Shooter

'No Facebook users' reported New Zealand shooter's live-stream

'No Facebook users' reported New Zealand shooter's live-stream

No-one reported the video of the Christchurch terror attack while it was being streamed live, Facebook has said.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

Dominic Grieve: 'Take Brexit deal to a public vote - with option of remain'

The Conservative MP called for Theresa May's deal to be voted on by the public to break the Brexit "logjam".

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Boris Johnson ‘tried to gain’ from Islamophobia in Conservative party

Boris Johnson ‘tried to gain’ from alleged Islamophobia in Conservative party

Boris Johnson ‘tried to gain’ from alleged Islamophobia in Conservative party

A senior researcher at Hope Not Hate has said that politicians like Boris Johnson have tried to gain from alleged anti-Muslim hate speech within the Conservative party.

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police have release new CCTV footage after a 98-year-old died following a violent robbery in his home.

Dawn Butler MP: Comic Relief ‘always shows black people as poor’

Dawn Butler MP: Comic Relief ‘always shows black people as poor’

Dawn Butler MP: Comic Relief ‘always shows black people as poor’

Labour MP Dawn Butler has accused charities like Comic Relief of “always showing black people as being poor and impoverished”.

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

Speaker John Bercow rules out another Brexit vote without ‘substantial’ change

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has ruled out another vote on Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement if the motion is substantially the same as last time.

Hyundai creates app to unlock and control cars using your mobile phone

Hyundai creates mobile app to unlock and control your car remotely

Hyundai creates mobile app to unlock and control your car remotely

The car manufacturer has created an app that allows users to unlock and control their cars using their mobile phones.

Rose McGowan: ‘I despise people who abuse power’

Rose McGowan: ‘I despise people who abuse power’

Rose McGowan: ‘I despise people who abuse power’

Director Rose McGowan has said that she “despises people who abuse power” but added that she felt that was a "clear enemy" for most people too.

Wanted People

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Images of 38 wanted individuals will be displayed on two vans driving around London to encourage the public to come forward with information.

Tram

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Police have named the suspect in a shooting attack on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which has left three people dead and nine injured.

Love Island

Reality shows have 'duty' of care to contestants, says Matt Hancock

Reality shows have 'duty' of care to contestants, says Matt Hancock

Reality TV shows have a duty to care for contestants after they become famous, the health secretary has said following the death of former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis.

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo'

Dr Laurence Gerlis has dismissed the NHS push to use more ‘user-friendly’ language on its website, saying that he does not want medical terms to be replaced with words “like poo and pee”.

Fiona Onasanya

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Disgraced MP posts video maintaining innocence

Fiona Onasanya has posted a video online maintaining her innocence, after serving one month in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Bethan Colebourn

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

A former science teacher has been jailed for at least 18 years after drowning her three-year-old daughter in a bath when her marriage broke down.

Brexit march

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Farage's Brexit march was never 'about the numbers'

Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice has dismissed criticism of the number of marchers that turned up to the 270-mile 'Brexit betrayal' event led by Nigel Farage.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

Esther McVey: Majority of MPs trying to 'frustrate Brexit'

The MP said she would vote in favour of Theresa May's deal this week, and appeared on the breakfast show to discuss why.

Peppa Pig

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

The London Fire Brigade took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the cartoon using the "gender specific" wording.

Police at Cookstown hotel

Three teens dead after 'crush' at St Patrick's Day disco

Three teens dead after 'crush' at St Patrick's Day disco

Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have died following a crush at a disco, after a "large crowd" tried to get into the venue.

Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

Sir Vince Cable: 'Thoroughly bad' Brexit deal won't get our support

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal this week, and "won't change" their minds.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Egg

Australian senator hit with egg after blaming NZ attack on Muslim immigration

Australian senator hit with egg after blaming NZ attack on Muslim immigration

A teenager has cracked an egg on an Australian senator who sparked outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Nick Boles

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

Nick Boles quits local Tory Party in Brexit row

The Conservative MP has left his local Conservative association after a rift over his stance on a no-deal Brexit.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

The 14-day march has kicked off in Sunderland and will finish in Westminster.

Brenton Tarrant

Christchurch shooter appears in court

Christchurch shooter appears in court

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court after 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson loses 'discrimination' case against police

Tommy Robinson loses 'discrimination' case against police

The divisive activist has lost his court case against a police force he claimed harassed him by moving him on from a pub.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

Zoopla

Zoopla to stop 'no benefits' ads

Zoopla to stop 'no benefits' ads

Property website Zoopla has announced it will no longer allow adverts which rule out renters who receive benefits.

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson: New Zealand shooter a 'monster'

Tommy Robinson: New Zealand shooter a 'monster'

The activist described shooting suspect 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant as a "monster".

Facebook

Facebook launches AI tool to stop revenge porn

Facebook launches AI tool to stop revenge porn

Facebook will deploy nudity-detecting artificial intelligence to help victims of revenge porn.

Flowers

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: 'Thank God' Christchurch shooter wasn't Muslim

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: 'Thank God' Christchurch shooter wasn't Muslim

The commentator revealed her first thought when she heard about the Christchurch shootings was "please don't let it be a Muslim".

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

Drinks brands sports sponsorship 'encourages under-age drinking'

The chief executive of alcoholism prevention charity Alcohol Focus Scotland has called for a complete ban on alcohol marketing in public places.

Brenton Tarrant

Christchurch shooter published 'manifesto' hours before attack

Christchurch shooter published 'manifesto' hours before attack

The suspect charged with the Christchurch mosque attack released a ‘manifesto’ before carrying out the shooting.

Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

Owen Paterson: MPs 'idiotic' for voting to delay Brexit

The Conservative MP said he thought it was "idiotic" for politicians to support a government motion to extend Article 50.

Knives sale

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Half of online retailers tested are breaking the law by selling blades without age checks, according to the trading standard watchdog. 

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel demonetised

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel has been demonetised for violating the platform’s policies on "hateful" and "incendiary and demeaning" content.

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

World leaders show support for Christchurch victims

Theresa May and Donald Trump have led world leaders in condemning the Christchurch terror attack.

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