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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies named sports minister after Tracey Crouch resignation

Mims Davies announced as new sports minister

Mims Davies, the MP for Eastleigh has been announced as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after Tracey Crouch resigned over delays to restrictions on fixed-odds betting machines.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire urges people to stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

James Brokenshire: Stop sharing 'repugnant' Grenfell bonfire video

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has responded to a video circulating in which a group of people burn a model of Grenfell Tower

Woman burned by firework tells Eamonn Holmes of her 'scary' experience

Woman burned by firework tells Eamonn Holmes of her 'scary' experience

Woman burned by firework tells Eamonn Holmes of her 'scary' experience

Eamonn Holmes and Liz Kershaw were joined with a woman who was burned by a firework at a local celebration

'Sickening' video of model Grenfell Tower being burned condemned by fire commissioner and survivors

'Sickening' video of model Grenfell Tower being burned condemned by survivors

A video clip appeared on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned while those filming it laugh. Dany Cotton and Diane Abbott, as well as survivors' groups, condemned the incident

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

The Mayor of London has warned it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime after four fatal stabbings in the capital in less than a week.

Putin

Dr Andrew Foxall: London is a 'key battleground' for the Kremlin

Dr Andrew Foxall: London is a 'key battleground' for the Kremlin

The author of a new report which claims there are 75,000 Russian informants in London has claimed the capital city is a "key battleground" for the Kremlin.

Army

'If there was a war tomorrow, we'd probably lose' says former soldier

'If there was a war tomorrow, we'd probably lose' says former soldier

A former soldier and military historian has claimed that Britain would 'probably lose' if a war broke out tomorrow.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Arron Banks calling Channel 4 'fake news' is 'nonsense'

Channel 4 newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy said Arron Banks was incorrect in his assessment of Channel 4 being 'fake news'

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier Leo Varadkar agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Downing Street has released a statement saying the Prime Minister and Irish Premier had agreed the backstop should “only be a temporary arrangement”, but Leo Varadkar said he would not accept a Brexit deal which gives the UK unilateral power to halt the backstop.

Brexit has people from both sides ‘frothing at the mouth’, says human rights lawyer

Brexit has people from both sides ‘frothing at the mouth’, says human rights lawyer

Brexit has people from both sides ‘frothing at the mouth’, says lawyer

Human Rights Barrister Adam Wagner has said that Brexit has people “frothing at the mouth” from both sides of the vote, as 1,400 senior lawyers sign a letter calling for MPs to back a second EU referendum.

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Katie Perrior: 'I despair' at Labour MP's plan to nationalise housing

Mike Graham's co-host Katie Perrior has criticised Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle's comments that Labour should buy back housing sold under the Right to Buy scheme

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils will be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

Conservative MP David Davies has said the problem of adult refugee ‘students’ is going to be fairly common because they have a “vested interest” in pretending to be young.

NHS

Matt Hancock: People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.

Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

Kate Osamor MP facing standards probe over her son's drugs arrest

A Labour frontbencher and top Jeremy Corbyn ally has been reported to Parliament's standards watchdog over her son's drugs arrest.

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Transport expert Christian Wolmar has said that spending money on roads instead of railways is “pouring money down the drain”, after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced last Monday a new £28.8 billion fund to improve the UK’s road infrastructure and build new ones.

Fireworks

Plastic surgeons call for graphic warnings on firework packaging

Show pictures of graphic injuries on firework packaging, say plastic surgeons

Leading plastic surgeons are calling on the government to introduce graphic warnings on firework packaging, with the number of patients attending A&E due to related injuries more than doubling in recent years.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have'

Julia Hartley-Brewer has said that people understand the effect “a kebab and cigarettes” has on their health and still make that choice, as the Health Secretary announces a new prevention strategy for areas such as smoking and obesity.

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP has said that “a mass conveyor belt of people going to university” is wrong and the Government should be investing in skills.

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators threatening to try to unwind this deal will get their comeuppance'

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators are threatening to try and unwind this deal'

Sir William Cash has said that the British people are “fed up” with “Remoaners threatening to try and unwind this deal”, after MPs have been urged to vote down an deal on the EU and call for another Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has attacked a proposed deal with the European Union as an “absolute stinker” and called on MPs to reject it.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and several others have said the BBC is wrong to have Arron Banks on the Andrew Marr show after he was referred to the National Crime Agency over Brexit donations

Tributes left to two teens stabbed in London within 24 hours

Tributes left to two teens stabbed in London within 24 hours

Two teenage boys were killed in London on Thursday and Friday

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

Brexit is 'undermining the Good Friday Agreement', says Leo Varadkar

The Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar has said the lack of agreement over a workable Irish Border solution for Brexit is 'fraying relationships' between the UK and Ireland

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Saudi Halloween costume

ITV commissioning editor apologises for Saudi executioner Halloween costume

ITV commissioning editor apologises over Saudi executioner Halloween costume

An ITV commissioning editor has apologised after he dressed as a Saudi executioner at a Halloween bash following the death of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

NHS at 70

Ann Widdecombe: £20bn funding for the NHS will 'last about 10 minutes'

Ann Widdecombe: £20bn funding for the NHS will 'last about 10 minutes'

The former politician has claimed that the £20bn of funding announced for the NHS will "last about 10 minutes".

Vincent Potter

Jail for man who sent hoax 'anthrax' letter to Theresa May

Jail for man who sent hoax 'anthrax' letter to Theresa May

A man who sent a hoax "anthrax" letter to the Prime Minister has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Sony

Sony stabbing eyewitness: 'Members of café staff were covered in blood'

Sony stabbing eyewitness: 'Members of café staff were covered in blood'

A Sony employee who was present when a knife fight broke out at the company's Kensington headquarters this morning recalled café staff "covered in blood".

School sport

PE should be taken less seriously in schools, claims Professor Allyson Pollock

PE should be taken less seriously in schools, claims Professor Allyson Pollock

The co-author of a report which suggests children and adolescents account for nearly half of A&E attendances for sporting injuries, has claimed PE should be taken less seriously in schools.

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Residents of flats overlooked by the Tate Modern have gone to the High Court to try and stop “hundreds of thousands of visitors” looking into their homes from the art gallery’s viewing platform.

David Cameron

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to frontline politics

Downing Street responds to David Cameron's rumoured return to politics

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has said if David Cameron wants to return to politics then that is "entirely a matter for him".

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham abuse scandal perjury claims

Former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright will not face any charges in relation to an allegation he lied to MPs about his knowledge of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.

Bank of England

New £50 note will feature a prominent UK scientist, Bank of England reveals

New £50 note will feature a prominent UK scientist

The Bank of England has said that a prominent UK scientist will feature on its new £50 note, and are calling on the public to put forward nominations.

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

A Sinn Fein MP has accused Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab of "running away" from people living in a border town during his visit to Northern Ireland.

The Conservatives problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

The Conservatives' problem is perception, 'not policy', says thinktank

A spokesperson for the Centre of Policy Studies has said the Conservatives have a problem with perception not policy, after a new study reveals the majority of young people support Thatcherism. 

Armed police storm Sony Music building in London amid reports of man 'with machete'

Armed police storm Sony Music building in London amid reports of man 'with machete'

Armed police storm Sony Music building amid reports of man 'with machete'

Firearms officers are at the scene of an incident in central London amid reports a man with a machete has entered a building belonging to Sony Music.

 Betting crackdown would stop gamblers losing their ‘whole rent in one go’, says campaigner

Betting crackdown would stop gamblers losing their ‘whole rent in one go’, says campaigner

Crackdown would stop gamblers losing their ‘whole rent’, says campaigner

Fairer Gambling Campaigner Matt Zarb-Cousin has said that the proposal to reduce the amount people are able to stake on fixed-odds betting machines stops them losing their “whole rent in one session”.

More money is spent on poorer pupils because they are now staying in school, says headteacher

More money is spent on poorer pupils because they are now staying in school, says headteacher

More money is spent on poorer pupils as they stay in school, says headteacher

Headteacher Chris Dunne has said more money is being spent on poorer students, "simply because they are staying involved" in education. 

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Former Home Office Amber Rudd was failed by her officials during the row over immigration policy that led to her resignation as home secretary.

If nothing is wrong it does raise questions as to why it has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If 'nothing is wrong' it does 'raise questions' as to why Leave.EU has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If nothing is wrong with Leave.EU, 'it raise questions,' says criminal barrister

Criminal Barrister Osman Osman has said that if it is found that Arron Banks has done “nothing wrong” then it raises questions as to why the case has been referred to the National Crime Agency.

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says chair of parliamentary group on betting

Tracey Crouch will be ‘a huge loss’, says Labour MP Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, the chair of the fixed odds betting terminals all party parliamentary group has said that Tracey Crouch was a “principled woman” and a “huge loss” to the Government.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May 'disappointed' to receive letter of resignation from Tracey Crouch

Theresa May 'disappointed' to receive resignation letter from Tracey Crouch

The Prime Minister said she was "disappointed" to receive Tracey Crouch's resignation, but added that the former sports minister "should be proud" of her work.

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over betting crackdown ‘delay’

Sport minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over delays to cut fixed-odds betting from £100 to £2 a time.

Company pay structures tell women men are valued more, says gender justice specialist

Company pay structures tell women men are valued more, says gender justice specialist

Company pay structures tell women men are valued more, says gender specialist

Gender Justice Specialist Natalie Collins has said hundreds walking out of Google are calling to an end to “pay and opportunity inequality” because pay structures tell women, they “value men more than women”.

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four men who groomed girls in Huddersfield have been jailed after being found guilty of various sexual offences

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

Council hits back after image of UK village was used in pro-Trump campaign

A US politician has faced backlash from a UK council after it used an image of a village in Essex in a campaign advert as an example of what “foreclosures, unemployment and economic recession” would look like if they voted for the opposition.

If people are drunk, they shouldn’t fly, says former airline pilot

If people are drunk, they shouldn’t fly, says former airline pilot

If people are drunk, they shouldn’t fly, says former airline pilot

Former Airline Pilot Terry Tozer has said that it is a “basic principle” that people should not be allowed to fly if they are drunk, after the Home Office launched a review into alcohol being served in airports.

Tree of Life

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

The man accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that could put him on death row.

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and Michel Barnier play down reports of UK-EU services deal

Downing Street and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have rejected reports that a tentative deal has been reached on services and the exchange of data

Waitrose knows editor was joking but they are too afraid of twitter trolls, says journalist

Waitrose knows editor was joking but they are too afraid of twitter trolls, says journalist

Waitrose knows editor was joking but they are afraid of trolls, says journalist

Journalist Andre Walker has said that Waitrose knew their Magazine Editor was joking in an email where he said there should be “a series on killing vegans”, but the supermarket is “too afraid of twitter trolls”.

Crispin Blunt says UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of full cannabis legalisation following change in law for medical products

Crispin Blunt says UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of full cannabis legalisation following change in law for medical products

Crispin Blunt: UK should 'weigh up costs and benefits' of cannabis legalisation

Crispin Blunt tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the UK could look to follow in Canada's footsteps and fully legalise cannabis, as the product is made legal for medical purposes

Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it betrays the Brexit vote, says ex-chair of Vote Leave

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Gisela Stuart, the former chair of Vote Leave warned Labour MPs that voting for Theresa May’s Chequers deal was “dangerous” for the party and that “even established parties could be wiped out”.

Police

Norman Brennan: The public have 'all but given up on the police'

Norman Brennan: The public have 'all but given up on the police'

The former police officer claimed that public confidence in the police had "plummeted" and that people had "all but given up" on them.

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and Leave.EU associates referred to the National Crime Agency

Arron Banks and others associated with the Leave.EU campaign have been referred by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency for alleged criminal offences around donations

Brexit

Brexit deal is 'going to be an awful lot worse than Chequers', says Andrew Bridgen MP

Andrew Bridgen MP: Brexit deal 'going to be an awful lot worse than Chequers'

The Conservative MP claimed Britain is heading for a Brexit deal which is "an awful lot worse than Chequers".

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: 'It shocks me the Conservatives are up in the polls - we're tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Archer: Conservative party 'tearing ourselves apart'

Lord Jeffrey Archer tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that he thinks the Conservatives could lose the next election

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