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Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid: Tories will ‘put on proper fight’ in general election

Sajid Javid has backed Boris Johnson's call for a pre-Christmas general election, saying the government has been "left with no choice".

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Ex-superintendent Leroy Logan said tackling the "tidal wave" of people risking their lives to enter the UK is "not just a policing issue".

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

EU to reveal Brexit delay decision as MPs consider early election

An EU decision is expected today outlining if, and crucially for how long, a Brexit delay may be granted, which could influence an election.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Soaring cladding bills 'shatter' tower block residents

Residents of private tower blocks with flammable cladding have told talkRADIO they are facing rising costs to remove and replace it.

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

Boris Johnson to push for December 12 election

The Prime Minister has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal if they agree to a general election on December 12.

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

A Passport Office worker has admitted stealing 30 photographs of girls from applications and making indecent images of children.

Fans travel to Ghent instead of Genk for Champions League match

Fans travel to Ghent instead of Genk for Champions League match

Two Liverpool fans were left red-faced after travelling to the wrong Belgian city and missing their side's Champions League match on Wednesday.

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests 'unlawful', court hears

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests 'unlawful', court hears

A London-wide police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was "wholly uncertain, an abuse of power and irrational", High Court judges have heard.

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

The broadcasting watchdog said the BBC needs "bolder plans" to tackle falling views among young people.

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

An HGV driver said he was "shocked but not surprised" at the discovery of a lorry in Essex containing 39 dead bodies.

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

The rate of increase in the number of child sex offences reported to police has fallen to its lowest level in four years.

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

The 39 individuals found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has emerged.

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

Olympian under fire for transgender 'joke'

James Ellington has been criticised for joking that he wanted to change gender and "break all the women's British sprint records".

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

Tory MP: Government division rumours ‘absolutely correct’

The Conservative Party is reportedly in disagreement over whether Boris Johnson should call a general election before Christmas.

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

A 25-year-old man, named in reports as Mo Robinson from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, remains in custody after 39 bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

Christine Jardine: ‘Parliament not the problem’ in Brexit process

The Liberal Democrat has defended Parliament and said the PM "should have known" MPs would refuse his bid to fast-track Brexit legislation.

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

Shane O'Brien slashed the neck of 21-year-old Josh Hanson at a west London bar before fleeing the UK in a private plane.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Louis Barrett and Bradley Garrett have been sentenced for the hate crime against a Korean university student in Brighton two years ago.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

Mark Francois: DUP has offered ‘a bit of an olive branch’

The Conservative MP has said that the a "revised timetable" to debate the Brexit Bill could be achieved if the DUP is onside.

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Boris Johnson vows election if EU grants three-month Brexit delay

Number 10 has said an election is "the only way the country can move on" if the EU offers to extend the Brexit deadline until the new year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

Extinction Rebellion: £37m spent policing our protests 'a bargain'

The climate change group said the £37 million Scotland Yard have spent policing their protests this year was a "bargain".

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Joe Achilles was fined more than £600 and given six points on his licence for filming himself driving at nearly 100mph on a Derbyshire road.

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

Climate activist who vandalised war memorial during protest fined

The judge told 33-year-old Joseph O'Malley to "find some work" as he handed the protester a £750 fine for the "senseless vandalism".

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Brexit Bill timetable rejected by MPs

Boris Johnson will now talk to the European Union.

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Two-week Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £21 million

Policing a climate change protest - which began on October 7 - cost Scotland Yard £21 million, a bill set to rise by several million pounds.

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

Kate Hoey: Bercow's resignation a 'light on the horizon'

The Labour MP has said there "might well be a revolution" if John Bercow decides not to step down as Speaker on October 31 as promised.

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

Donald Tusk hints Brexit extension will be granted

The European Council president tweeted that the UK's request to extend Article 50 should be treated "in all seriousness".

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

Government plans green number plates to promote electric cars

The government could introduce green number plates to promote zero-emission cars - but the opposition has labelled the plans a "gimmick".

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

The legal bid will look at whether it was lawful to revoke the British citizenship of IS bride Shamima Begum.

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith: MPs should debate 'non-stop' until Brexit passes

Iain Duncan Smith has urged MPs to "go round the clock" after many criticised Boris Johnson's fast-track schedule for Brexit debate.

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson attempts to fast-track Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson will attempt to fast-track Brexit legislation through the Commons in a final bid to take Britain out of the EU by October 31.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Shard climber sentenced to six months in young offenders institute

Shard climber sentenced to six months in young offenders institute

George King-Thompson has been sentenced to six months' custody after the building's owners brought legal proceedings against him.

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

MPs to debate Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Bill's purpose is to turn Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement - a draft international treaty agreed with the EU - into UK law.

Britain’s biggest family expecting baby number 22

Britain’s biggest family expecting baby number 22

Sue and Noel Radford had their first child 30 years ago and now have 11 sons and 10 daughters, with another baby due next April.

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

Bob Stewart: Parliament shouldn't have say on Brexit deal

The Conservative MP said a decision on a Brexit deal should be made by the government and the EU - not Parliament.

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

Andrew Bridgen: No deal ‘back on the table’ if PM’s deal passes

The Tory MP said the Benn Act - designed to block a no-deal Brexit - will no longer apply if MP's back Boris Johnson's deal.

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

The Office for National Statistics predicts that Britain's population will reach 69.4 million within a decade, and pass 70 million by 2031.

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

Brexit Party MEP: 'Hard to imagine better outcome than PM’s deal'

John Longworth said he can't imagine a "better outcome" than Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in contrast to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

Sir Vince Cable: Chance of MPs backing second referendum ‘50/50’

The former Lib Dem leader said support has increased for putting a Brexit deal back to the people in a second referendum.

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

Boris Johnson to face Commons showdown

The Prime Minister will attempt to get MPs to vote on his Brexit deal after a proposed vote on Saturday was delayed.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says government 'defeated' as vote on deal delayed

Jeremy Corbyn says PM' Brexit deal is "defeated" as MPs react to the postponement of the vote on the agreement until next week.

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

Jacob Rees-Mogg moves vote on deal to Monday

The latest from historic “Super Saturday” sitting in Parliament where MPs will vote on the new deal to take Britain out of the EU.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

Priti Patel: ‘The days of blocking Brexit are long gone’

The Home Secretary has praised Boris Johnson's "tremendous leadership" as she urged MPs to back his Brexit deal in the Commons tomorrow.

Tommy Robinson appears in court over football banning order

Tommy Robinson appears in court over football banning order

Police are seeking to ban Tommy Robinson from England football matches at home and abroad after footage showed him "swinging" at a fan.

Sainsbury’s bans sale of fireworks

Sainsbury’s bans sale of fireworks

The supermarket has banned the sale of fireworks in all of its 2,300 stores with just three weeks to go until bonfire night.

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

The family of a six-year-old allegedly thrown from the Tate Modern's tenth floor confirmed he is now out of intensive care.

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Dutch partygoers invited to 'wave goodbye to Britain' on Brexit day

Partygoers will gather at a beach near Amsterdam to wave goodbye to Britain on October 31.

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Climate activists due in court over Tube protests

Five Extinction Rebellion protesters are due to appear in court today following disruption to London's transport network on Thursday.

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

DUP: Boris Johnson 'shouldn't be surprised' we won't back his deal

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said the Prime Minister had "not honoured the pledges" he made to the party within his new Brexit deal.

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

Frank Field MP: If Brexit deal passes Lib Dems 'are finished'

The Independent MP slated the party for focusing on one policy - to stop Brexit.

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