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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden denounced newly-elected Brexit Party MEPs for turning their backs to the European Parliament’s anthem.

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

The leadership frontrunner promised to halt hikes on so-called “sin taxes”, which include levies on tobacco, alcohol and sugar.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

Annunziata Rees-Mogg: 'I have no shame about Parliament protest'

The Brexit Party MEP was one of 29 who turned their backs as the EU's Ode To Joy anthem played at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

Mark Field defends leaked email branding homeless as ‘undesirables’

The Tory MP defended describing a homelessness charity as a "magnet for undesirables", claiming he was quoting his constituents.

Paratroopers sue British Army for 'racial abuse'

Paratroopers sue British Army for 'racial abuse'

Two black paratroopers claim to have suffered racial abuse from soldiers who "decorated their barracks with Nazi flags".

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Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

April Hawes threw the eight-month-old kitten at her neighbour's front door after it kept coming into her garden.

Sir Cliff campaign for sex offence anonymity 'not going far enough'  

Sir Cliff campaign for sex offence anonymity 'not going far enough'  

Barrister Jerry Hayes says those accused of sex offences should be granted anonymity until convicted, rather than charged.

Cambridge student quits over ‘racism’ after lecturer recites n-word

Cambridge student quits over ‘racism’ after lecturer recites n-word

A student has accused Cambridge University of '"racism" after a white lecturer repeatedly read out the n-word in class.

Dent left in Clapham garden after body fell from plane

Dent left in Clapham garden after body fell from plane

Pictures have emerged of a dent left by a body which plummeted 4,000ft from a plane into a garden in south London.

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for three years after he shot dead his six-year-old great-grandson with an unlicensed air rifle.

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

Brexit Party MEPs turn backs as EU anthem plays

The group of 29 MEPs turned away as the EU's 'Ode To Joy' anthem played at the European Parliament.

BBC pay: Gary Lineker tops list of highest earners

BBC pay: Gary Lineker tops list of highest earners

Sports broadcaster Gary Lineker has retained his title as the BBC’s highest paid presenter, earning £1.75 million last year.

Olympian Sharron Davies branded ‘transphobic’ for gender tweet

Olympian Sharron Davies branded ‘transphobic’ for gender tweet

The swimmer has been slammed online after a Twitter post in which she said “binary sex matters”.

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

Iain Duncan Smith: I promise Boris Johnson has a Brexit plan

He said the leadership frontrunner has a “clear” plan for leaving the European Union despite a gridlocked Parliament and an unmoving EU.

Brexit Party MEP: New Brexit deal ‘next to impossible’

Brexit Party MEP: New Brexit deal ‘next to impossible’

Incoming Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney said the European Parliament believes it is “next to impossible” the Brexit deadline can be met.

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

Jeremy Hunt: Angela Merkel 'ready to renegotiate' Brexit

He claimed the German chancellor is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next Prime Minister.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Body found in London garden after falling from plane

Body found in London garden after falling from plane

It is thought the body - believed to be that of a male stowaway - fell from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways flight as it prepared to land at Heathrow Airport.

Lancashire private school closes after travellers occupy grounds

Lancashire private school closes after travellers occupy grounds

A £12,000-a-year private school has told its students it's "unsafe" for them to attend today after a group of travellers pitched up on its grounds overnight.

Pensioner fined £600 for racist Brexit remark

Pensioner fined £600 for racist Brexit remark

A 74-year-old who told a black woman "when Brexit comes you will be gone" during an outburst in a shop has been fined.

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Sir Cliff calls for anonymity for people accused of sex offences

Sir Cliff calls for anonymity for people accused of sex offences

Singer Sir Cliff Richard has today launched a petition calling for those accused of sexual offences to remain anonymous until charged.

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Theresa May slams ‘unacceptable’ claim Corbyn 'too frail' to lead

Downing Street has denounced comments by senior civil servants that Jeremy Corbyn is “too frail” to be Prime Minister.

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Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

Number of threatening letters received by MPs soars since 2016

There were 101 reports of letters being sent with intent to cause distress in 2018 - more than double the 39 sent in 2016.

Clean-up begins after 'plastic-free' Glastonbury Festival

Clean-up begins after 'plastic-free' Glastonbury Festival

An army of 1,300 volunteers have begun litter-picking at the Glastonbury Festival site.

Outdated revenge porn laws ‘gambling with people’s lives’

Outdated revenge porn laws ‘gambling with people’s lives’

The government is failing to protect women from image-based sexual abuse such as revenge porn and fake porn, according to a new report.

Richard Tice: Hunt and Johnson won’t deliver 'proper Brexit'

Richard Tice: Hunt and Johnson won’t deliver 'proper Brexit'

The chairman of the Brexit Party said he doesn’t believe the next Prime Minister will be capable of delivering a “proper Brexit”.

Brexit Party unveils first 100 candidates for general election

Brexit Party unveils first 100 candidates for general election

Party leader Nigel Farage said the first batch of candidates "are but a start".

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

Liam Fox reassured by Jeremy Hunt’s £6 billion Brexit plan

He said Jeremy Hunt’s proposed £6 billion war chest to prepare for a no-deal Brexit can give the UK credibility during EU negotiations.

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

Jeremy Hunt pledges £6 billion no-deal Brexit 'war chest'

The leadership hopeful said farmers should be treated like banks were during the 2008 financial crash in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Police and MI5 cleared of failing to prevent London Bridge attack

Police and MI5 cleared of blame in London Bridge attack

Police and MI5 cleared of blame in London Bridge attack

A coroner has cleared MI5 and the police of failing to prevent the London Bridge attack.

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Temperatures hit record 45.8C in France

Temperatures hit record 45.8C in France

France has had its hottest day on record today, as a heatwave hits Europe.

Jess Phillips targeted by posters put up in ‘wrong’ constituency

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Protesters against same-sex relationship lessons have put up posters called for a "vote of no confidence" in the Labour MP.

Family of 12 suspected of joining ISIS ‘all dead’, says relative

Family of 12 suspected of joining ISIS ‘all dead’, says relative

Family of 12 suspected of joining ISIS ‘all dead’, says relative

A British family of 12 suspected of joining Islamic State in Syria have all died, according to a relative.

Food company goes into liquidation over sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Good Food Chain has gone into liquidation after being investigated over a listeria outbreak at a number of UK hospitals.

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

Jeremy Hunt would ‘love’ to have Boris Johnson in cabinet

He joked he would make rival Boris Johnson the "Secretary of State for Collective Responsibility".

Million pound divorce case comes down to who owns the curtains

Million pound divorce case comes down to who owns the curtains

A million pound divorce case has been closed after a judge ruled who owned the curtains in their former home.

Dalai Lama says female successor must ‘be attractive’

Dalai Lama says female successor must ‘be attractive’

The Dalai Lama has doubled down on comments made in 2015 that a female successor would need to be attractive to take on the role.

Binman saves hamster who was thrown in bin and left to die

'Hero' binman saves hamster thrown out with rubbish

'Hero' binman saves hamster thrown out with rubbish

A refuse worker has been called a “hero” after saving a hamster that was thrown in a bin.

Over half of Britons think transphobia is an issue in Britain

Half of Brits think transphobia is an issue, survey says

Half of Brits think transphobia is an issue, survey says

Over half of Brits polled by YouGov think transphobia is a problem in the country, a study has found. 

Man accused of trying to steal Magna Carta pleads not guilty

Man accused of trying to steal Magna Carta pleads not guilty

A man charged with using a hammer to smash the glass box protecting a copy of the Magna Carta has pleaded not guilty.

Theresa May presses Putin on Salisbury poisonings

Theresa May presses Putin on Salisbury poisonings

The Prime Minister is to speak with the Russian president today in the first formal meeting between the pair since the Novichok attacks.

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

Sturgeon: Next PM like choice between being hit by lorry or bus

She said the choice of either candidate is like “asking me if I'd prefer to be run down by a lorry or a bus”.

Chris Williamson readmission brings Labour ‘into disrepute’

Chris Williamson readmission brings Labour ‘into disrepute’

Neil Coyle has called on Jeremy Corbyn to “stick to his word” on tackling antisemitism after Chris Williamson was readmitted to the party.

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

Jeremy Hunt: Johnson Brexit claim ‘flies in the face of reality’

The Foreign Secretary slammed Boris Johnson’s claim that the chance of a no-deal Brexit is a “million-to-one”.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

A Labour MP has said that the party “can’t have a hierarchy of racism” following Chris Williamson readmission. 

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

A man accused of murdering a fellow train passenger was paranoid schizophrenic and struggled on public transport, a court has heard.

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Labour’s deputy leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson following his readmission to the party.

Gerard Batten

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

Gerard Batten to stand for UKIP leader after leaving role weeks ago

The former UKIP leader will stand again for the position, despite leaving the role less than a month ago.

Anti-Brexit activists flood outside ‘Back Boris HQ’ with 2000 ducks

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Anti-Brexit activists stage duck-themed protest at ‘Back Boris HQ’

Our Future Our Choice campaigners poured 2,000 plastic ducks outside a building they believed to be Boris Johnson’s campaign office.

Nigel Farage the ‘biggest political genius’ in 20 years

Nigel Farage the ‘biggest political genius’ in 20 years

Brexit Party MEP Jonathan Bullock said Boris Johnson is “jealous” of the party for its recent success.

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Women should not be sent to jail, an MP has said, amid calls for a better system for those who have broken the law.

Lady Diana

Princess Diana tops list of famous figures Brits want to bring back

Princess Diana tops list of famous figures Brits want to bring back

A quarter of Brits want to see the return of Princess Diana, followed by Sir Winston Churchill and Freddie Mercury.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

The MP said he will get "nothing" in return if cannabis is legalised, despite chairing a drugs reform group backed by cannabis corporations.

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

Mark Francois demands apology from Jeremy Hunt over IRA comments

The MP said that comments from Jeremy Hunt that equated Northern Ireland veterans with IRA terrorists were “outrageous”.

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

UK must have 'control over unskilled migrants'

Tory MP Alok Sharma said he supported Boris Johnson's pledge to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

Boris Johnson keeps option to suspend Parliament on the table

He declined to rule out suspending Parliament in order to force through Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

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