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Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Christchurch

49 killed in mass shooting at New Zealand mosques

49 killed in mass shooting at New Zealand mosques

A man is to appear in court in New Zealand charged with murder after 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Jimmy Savile

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

Savile child abuse claims 'sent to Honours Committee in 1998'

The Honours Committee received anonymous allegations of child sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile in 1998, an inquiry has heard.

MJ Innocent London bus advert

Michael Jackson 'innocent' posters removed from London buses

Michael Jackson 'innocent' posters removed from London buses

Posters proclaiming the innocence of Michael Jackson are to be removed from public transport in London.

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

Coca-Cola produces three million tonnes of plastic a year

The Coca-Cola Company has revealed that it produces 3m tonnes of plastic a year, the first time the company has published its figures.

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

Shell boss sees pay more than double to £17m

The boss of Royal Dutch Shell, commonly known as Shell, received a huge 126 per cent pay rise last year, pocketing 20.1 million euros (£17 million) after higher oil prices boosted profits at the energy giant.

Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

Tim Farron: Second referendum 'least messy' way of solving Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said the question of leave or remain was too "vague", and a second referendum was needed to move forward.

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Commons

MPs back Brexit delay

MPs back Brexit delay

A total of 412 MPs have voted to delay Brexit, with just 202 voting against it.

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Gavin Williamson confirms MoD will support Bloody Sunday soldier

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the Ministry of Defence would support a British soldier facing murder charges from 1972.

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

Netflix confirms Madeleine McCann documentary release date

A Netflix documentary about Madeleine McCann will be released on Friday, the streaming service has confirmed, saying it will be a "detailed look" at the disappearance of the three-year-old.

John Mann MP

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

John Mann tells fellow MPs to ‘get on with it and vote deal through’

Labour MP John Mann has called on his fellow MPs to vote for the Prime Minister’s deal and “let the people get on with their lives”.

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois MP on Parliament: ‘I have seen better run Parish councils'

Mark Francois from the European Research Group has said that he has seen “better run Parish councils” than what he saw in the House of Commons this week.

EU’s Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to be open to long Brexit extension

The European Council president has said he would appeal to EU leaders to be open to the option of a long extension on Brexit.

Owen Smith MP to Julia: ‘My fear is that you will win and Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Owen Smith: ‘My fear is that Brexit will pass’

Labour MP Owen Smith has said that he thinks Brexiteers like talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer will “win and Brexit will pass”.

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £5 million by the rail regulator over its poor communication with passengers during the introduction of a new timetable in May last year.

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Johnson’s ‘spaffed’ comment an ‘affront to victims’, says NSPCC

Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise to child abuse victims after claiming police funding is being “spaffed up the wall” investigating historic allegations.

Brits emotionally attached to kitchen devices, survey finds

Brits emotionally attached to kitchen devices, survey finds

Nearly seven in 10 Brits are regularly using household appliances which are at least 10 years old, according to research.

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Spending windfall 'not a bribe' says Treasury minister

Treasury minister John Glen has denied the Chancellor is attempting to bribe MPs into voting for a Brexit deal.

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Dominic Grieve: ‘Substantial majority’ will vote against no-deal

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has said he expects the motion ruling out no-deal to pass with a “substantial majority” tonight.

Tommy Robinson

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

Policeman who told Tommy Robinson to leave pub 'did not know who he was'

A police officer who moved Tommy Robinson on from a pub has told a court he did not know who he was at the time.

Refugees

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU 'complicit' in Croatian human rights abuse, report claims

EU leaders are "complicit" in human rights abuses committed by Croatia police, according to an Amnesty International report. 

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress Tina Malone has narrowly avoided jail after she admitted sharing a social media post identifying one of James Bulger’s killers.

Brexit

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

May’s deal ‘is going to come back’ according to Open Europe director

Michael Gove’s former advisor Henry Newman has said the Prime Minister could still convince MPs to back her Brexit deal.

Theresa May

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

PMQs: May insists UK will leave with a 'good deal' on March 29

The Prime Minister told MPs she still believes the UK can leave with a “good deal” on the 29 March.

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs reject no-deal under any circumstance

MPs have voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstance in a major defeat for Theresa May.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Police funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

Boris Johnson: Funding 'spaffed up the wall' investigating historic sex abuse

The former cabinet minister claimed looking into historic child sex abuse cases had wasted an "awful lot" of police funding.

NCA Cartoon

Cartoon warns children about grooming

Cartoon warns children about grooming

A short series of animations designed to inform children about the dangers lurking online has been launched by the National Crime Agency.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Remainers would ask for third referendum if they lost again

The Conservative politician said a second referendum would not be a "solution" to Brexit.

Supermarket

Majority of imports tariff-free in event of no-deal Brexit

Majority of imports tariff-free in event of no-deal Brexit

Around 82 per cent of goods imported from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit will remain tariff-free, the government has announced.

James Cleverly

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

'Deeply unfair' to criticise Theresa May for handling of Brexit

Deputy Conservative chair James Cleverly has said the Prime Minister "inherited" Brexit, and should therefore not be blamed for her handling of it.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

Nigel Farage: No-deal Brexit is an 'act of liberation'

The former UKIP leader has called for politicians to "grasp" the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, claiming it would be an "act of liberation" for the UK.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson takes police to court

Tommy Robinson takes police to court

The activist has taken Cambridgeshire Police to court amid claims they harassed him after officers asked him to leave a Cambridge pub and allegedly followed him to the city's railway station.

knife crime

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell: Second referendum ‘only way to resolve' Brexit crisis

Alastair Campbell: Second referendum ‘only way to resolve' Brexit crisis

Former Labour director of communications Alastair Campbell has said the Brexit developments today will make another referendum more likely.

Reggae fans most open to new experiences, survey finds

Reggae fans most open to new experiences, survey finds

Reggae music fans are far more likely to enjoy new experiences compared to fans of heavy metal or soul, a new survey has revealed.

Ben Nevis

Two die in Ben Nevis avalanche

Two die in Ben Nevis avalanche

Two climbers have died and another two have been injured after an avalanche on Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain.

Worldwide web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, has called on the public and politicians to "come together" to end its misuse in a letter to mark the technology's 30th anniversary.

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

'Deep regret' that police not told child sex abuse claim about senior MP

Margaret Thatcher has been accused of protecting a Conservative MP under suspicion of child abuse, according to disclosed MI5 files.

Gove and Johnson

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Brexiteers didn't have 'courage' to tell voters of Brexit consequences

Stephen Gethins MP has accused Brexit-backing politicians of not having the "courage" to tell voters what Brexit would mean for the UK.

Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected

Theresa May's Brexit deal has been defeated by a majority of 149 votes.

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to troll Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Pro-EU activists set up satirical 'March to Leave' website to mock Nigel Farage

Anti-Brexit group Led By Donkeys has created a rival website for the ‘March to Leave’ – which encourages Brexiteers to march from Sunderland to London in support of Brexit.

Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour must restore 'tolerance' or face split, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has said the party must restore “pluralism and tolerance” or risk the biggest schism in its history.

Stephen Barclay

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit Secretary admits changes do not prevent indefinite backstop

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has admitted that the UK could remain indefinitely within the backstop despite the changes secured to the withdrawal agreement.

Geoffrey Cox

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Geoffrey Cox: May's deal could leave us trapped in backstop

Theresa May's last-minute Brexit agreements "reduce the risk" that the UK could be trapped indefinitely in the backstop, but do not remove it altogether, the Attorney General has told the House of Commons.

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Kate Hoey: 'Ridiculous' for vote to go ahead tonight

Labour leaver Kate Hoey has said it is “ridiculous” MPs must vote on the withdrawal agreement tonight after having less than 24 hours to scrutinise the changes secured by the Prime Minister.

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Explosive devices

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind the five suspicious packages sent to addresses on the British mainland.

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will ‘deliver Brexit’ if it has ‘legal force’

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

David Davis: Theresa May’s deal will deliver Brexit if it has legal force

The former Brexit secretary has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will deliver Brexit after she insisted that she has secured legally binding changes to her withdrawal agreement.

Countries temporarily ground planes following fatal crash

UK aviation authority grounds Boeing planes following Ethiopian Airlines crash

UK aviation authority grounds Boeing planes following Ethiopian Airlines crash

The Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft from operating in British airspace "until further notice."

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

May urges MPs to back Brexit deal after securing ‘legally binding’ changes

The Prime Minister has insisted that she has secured “legally binding” changes to the Brexit deal which ensure the Irish backstop cannot be permanent.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sajid Javid: Shamima Begum solely responsible for her child’s death

Sajid Javid: Shamima Begum solely responsible for her child’s death

The home secretary told the Commons that the death of any child was a “tragedy”, but added Shamima Begum was the “only person responsible”.

Theresa May

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

Brexit minister: Meaningful Vote will be held tomorrow

The government will hold the so-called "meaningful vote" tomorrow, according to junior Brexit minister Robin Walker.

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

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