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Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

Man, 36, charged after disturbance at office of Jess Phillips MP

A man has been charged with a Section 5 public order offence after a disturbance outside the office of Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips.

Mother admits murder of two teenage sons

Mother admits murder of two teenage sons

Sarah Barrass admitted to murdering her two teenage sons, and conspiring to kill four more of her children - all under the age of 13.

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

PM to reveal details of Jennifer Arcuri relationship

Boris Johnson will give details of his connection to a US businesswoman to the London Assembly, amid conflict of interest allegations.

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Tory MP defends 'blackface' and admits dressing up as James Brown

Sir Desmond Swayne has insisted that using makeup to darken skin for fancy dress purposes is an "acceptable bit of fun".

Gatwick drone investigation: 'No realistic lines of enquiry’

Gatwick drone investigation: 'No realistic lines of enquiry’

Police investigating a drone attack on Gatwick Airport in December 2018 say they are no closer to finding the people behind it.

British-flagged tanker seized in Iran ‘preparing for departure’

British-flagged tanker seized in Iran ‘preparing for departure’

A British-flagged oil tanker, the Stena Impero, is set to leave Iran after being detained there for 10 weeks.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson's government is 'ruthless'

The ex-Conservative deputy Prime Minister said the government "will stop at nothing" to push through their policies.

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

Alok Sharma: Tory conference will be ‘positive and uplifting’

The cabinet minister insisted the Conservative Party conference will go ahead despite MPs rejecting a parliamentary recess.

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

Dominic Cummings: Voters’ anger ‘not surprising’

The senior adviser to the Prime Minister has said MPs will stop getting abuse if they respect the result of the EU referendum.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Jo Cox's sister: 'It's fine to passionately disagree'

Kim Leadbeater said it was fine for politicians to "passionately disagree", but that they must carry out their debates on a "human level".

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

MPs reject request for Commons break during Tory conference

A government request for a three-day Parliamentary recess during next week's Conservative Party conference has been rejected by MPs.

Former lawyer one of first to be sentenced for upskirting

Former lawyer one of first to be sentenced for upskirting

Fifty-four-year-old Daren Timson-Hunt took two videos of his victim without her knowledge at London's Embankment underground station.

Police officer suffers fractured skull after 'heinous' hit-and-run

Police officer suffers fractured skull after 'heinous' hit-and-run

West Midlands Police is searching for a suspect after one of its officers was deliberately run down while on duty, fracturing his skull.

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Labour MP and Piers Morgan embroiled in Jo Cox row

Neil Coyle MP called the television presenter a "waste of space, air and skin" in a heated Twitter spat.

Seaside town named England's most deprived place for third time

Seaside town named England's most deprived place for third time

An Essex town has topped a list measuring deprivation in 32,844 small areas or neighbourhoods across England for a third time.

Bacteria disguise themselves to hide from antibiotics, study finds

Bacteria disguise themselves to hide from antibiotics, study finds

A study has found that some bacteria are able to change form to avoid antibiotics, providing a potential explanation for resistance.

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

James Cleverly: MPs have said 'a whole load worse' than PM

The MP said it was "ridiculous" to single out Boris Johnson's language, when MPs from other parties had said "a whole load worse".

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

Outrage as PM claims Brexit is ‘best way’ to honour murdered Jo Cox

MPs across the House called for Parliament to moderate its language in a heated night in the Commons.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Victim of 'senseless' fatal stabbing at tube station named

Victim of 'senseless' fatal stabbing at tube station named

A 20-year-old football fan, who was stabbed to death at a London Underground station, has been named as Tashan Daniel.

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Darren Grimes: ‘Democracy died’ with Supreme Court ruling

Brexit activist Darren Grimes said he is concerned by the possible "politicisation of our judiciary".

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

Parliament: Emily Thornberry apologises for 'Taliban' remark

The MP faced criticism for calling the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit.

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Call referendum tomorrow and Brexit will be 'done in four months'

Dominic Grieve has insisted that a second referendum is the only way to move forward through the Brexit impasse.

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

Nigel Farage: Supreme Court ruling has 'united remain'

The Brexit Party leader has said the Supreme Court ruling over the prorogation of Parliament has made a Halloween Brexit "much less likely".

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs to return to Westminster after landmark ruling

MPs will return the benches of the House of Commons this morning after Boris Johnson's prorogation was deemed "void and of no effect".

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Corbyn speech: Labour leader demands PM's resignation

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court found his decision to suspend Parliament unlawful.

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

‘Historic times’: Politicians react to Supreme Court ruling

Politicians from across the political spectrum have reacted to an historic ruling that said the PM's Parliament suspension was unlawful.

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Labour conference jubilant after Supreme Court ruling

Delegates hugged each other as news of the ruling reached the Brighton-based conference.

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

MPs respond to Supreme Court ruling with Commons selfies

The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful and MPs have shared their reaction on social media.

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

Labour conference cut short after Speaker recalls Parliament

John Bercow has notified party leaders that the House of Commons will sit tomorrow, causing Labour MPs to leave their annual conference early.

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Parliament suspension unlawful, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has made an historic decision and ruled that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

Andrea Leadsom: Labour’s neutral position ‘actually a joke’

The Business Secretary has called Labour's neutral stance over Brexit a "joke", adding that they "cannot simply sit on the fence".

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Boris Johnson ‘not nervous’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court will make its decision this morning over the legality of the Prime Minister's suspension of Parliament.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour conference delegates have backed Jeremy Corbyn's stance on staying neutral on Brexit until after an election.

Two jailed for accessing Emiliano Sala post-mortem footage

Two jailed for accessing Emiliano Sala post-mortem footage

Sherry Bray, 49, and Christopher Ashford, 62, have received 14 months and five months jail time respectively for accessing the CCTV clips.

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

Diane Abbott 'looking forward' to Home Secretary role

The Labour MP said she was confident that her party could win an election, and that she was "looking forward" to implementing new policies.

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

The shadow chancellor has slammed the Lib Dems as an "extreme right-wing austerity party", saying their Brexit policy is "unacceptable".

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

John McTernan: Labour conference like a 'throwback to the 1980s'

Mr McTernan has said the Labour conference in Brighton is the "most disastrous and badly managed conferences" that he has ever been to..

Khan slams 'anti-cycling' councils as London hosts car-free day

Khan slams 'anti-cycling' councils as London hosts car-free day

Around 17 miles of London's roads were closed on Sunday in a bid to promote sustainable transport and reduce car emissions.

Thomas Cook collapse leaves thousands of Brits stranded

Thomas Cook collapse leaves thousands of Brits stranded

The travel giant has ceased trading with immediate effect after failing to raise the £200 million required to keep it afloat.

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour conference: Corbyn faces showdown over Brexit policy

Labour members will vote on the party's Brexit stance at the party's conference today, with leader Jeremy Corbyn urging a neutral stance.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Poll: Almost a third of Brits say ‘blackface’ is acceptable

Poll: Almost a third of Brits say ‘blackface’ is acceptable

A survey of 2,843 British adults has revealed that 32 per cent of them think it is acceptable for a white person to wear blackface makeup.

Rapper says dummy of Boris Johnson’s severed head was ‘metaphor’

Rapper says dummy of Boris Johnson’s severed head was ‘metaphor’

British rap artist Slowthai has said he does not advocate violence after using an effigy of Boris Johnson's severed head as a stage prop.

Paedophile who injected boy with steroids jailed for ten years

Paedophile who injected boy with steroids jailed for ten years

John Andrew Carter injected a teenage boy with testosterone and sexually abused him for a period of two years.

Pupils skip school to take part in UK-wide climate change protest

Pupils skip school to take part in UK-wide climate change protest

Hundreds of schoolchildren have taken time off school to take part in climate change protests across the UK.

Private investigator who slated Sadiq Khan jailed on terror charges

Private investigator who slated Sadiq Khan jailed on terror charges

A man caught on film making an anti-Muslim rant against Sadiq Khan has been jailed, after police uncovered his stash of terrorist material.

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

She called the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit instead of holding a second referendum.

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

David Cameron: 'Every Prime Minister should write a memoir'

The ex-Prime Minister said it was important for leaders to explain how they felt, and why they made certain decisions.

Lenny Henry introduces himself as Trudeau after 'brownface' scandal

Lenny Henry introduces himself as Trudeau after 'brownface' scandal

Comedian Lenny Henry opened a speech by introducing himself as Justin Trudeau after images emerged of the Canadian PM wearing 'brownface'.

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

She vowed to continue her bid to replace John Bercow, despite local party members calling on her to stand down.

Brexit Party abstains on vote to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Brexit Party abstains on vote to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Brexit Party MEPs abstained from a vote yesterday to demand Iran to release detained dual-nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Green Party leader: 'Crazy' to deny severity of climate change

Green Party leader: 'Crazy' to deny severity of climate change

Jonathan Bartley clashed with talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer over whether children should take time off school to attend climate rallies.

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

Nigel Evans: Blame for no-deal Brexit would lie with Juncker

He said European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must consider his legacy ahead of the latest round of Brexit talks.

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

Jeremy Corbyn 'daunted' at prospect of becoming PM

He said the possibility of becoming the next Prime Minister daunts him, but he was “absolutely” ready to lead the country.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

A 20-year-old man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper had the charge against him dropped during a hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

A record number of people took Class A drugs in the past year, with a sharp rise in the use of cocaine and ecstasy.

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