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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Rachel Riley accused of 'racism' over football tweet

Rachel Riley accused of 'racism' over football tweet

The television presenter was accused of racism over a tweet directed at an Indian football fan last night - but she has stood by her remark.

Priti Patel ‘furious’ over migrant crossings, says Tory MP

Priti Patel ‘furious’ over migrant crossings, says Tory MP

Lee Anderson has defended Priti Patel over migrant boat crossings in the Channel, saying she is “working damn hard” to tackle the issue.

Boris Johnson announces £300m for NHS winter preparations

Boris Johnson announces £300m for NHS winter preparations

The PM said the boost would enable hospitals to maintain essential services and reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection in the coming months.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Dawn Butler MP accuses police of racial profiling after car stop

Dawn Butler MP accuses police of racial profiling after car stop

Labour MP Dawn Butler has accused police of racially profiling her after a vehicle she was travelling in was pulled over for questioning.

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Health and care minister Helen Whately defended the government over testing pupils and teachers as schools prepare to reopen in September.

Nigel Farage: PM doesn’t have political will to stop boat crossings

Nigel Farage: PM doesn’t have political will to stop boat crossings

The Brexit Party leader criticised Boris Johnson over migrant boat crossings after 4,000 people reached the UK via the Channel in 2020.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Soaring temperatures expected to ‘hang around for some time’

Soaring temperatures expected to ‘hang around for some time’

Forecasters have said the UK could see its hottest day of the year today, with temperatures set to reach 37C in London and the South East.

Tobias Ellwood: We cannot take Little England approach to migration

Tobias Ellwood: We cannot take Little England approach to migration

The Tory MP urged the government to look beyond the English Channel after a record number of migrants arrived on UK shores yesterday.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Police appeal: CCTV shows car collide with woman and dog

Police appeal: CCTV shows car collide with woman and dog

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal to trace people involved in a roadside collision that injured a woman and killed a dog.

Labour: Government ‘failing to get to grips’ with migrant crossings

Labour: Government ‘failing to get to grips’ with migrant crossings

Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has accused the government of a “lack of competence” in dealing with migrant boat crossings.

Robert Jenrick denies hypocrisy over new planning reform

Robert Jenrick denies hypocrisy over new planning reform

The Housing Secretary defended a previous planning decision, after controversy surrounding it resurfaced amid a new planning overhaul.

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

Debbie Adlam is calling for a minimum jail term of 20 years for anyone who kills an officer, with no chance of parole during that time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

The shadow health secretary has called for improved coronavirus testing and tracing this August in time for schools to reopen in September.

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Beirut explosion: At least 100 dead and thousands injured

Boris Johnson has confirmed that British nationals were caught up in the incident, the cause of which has not yet been confirmed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

Priti Patel condemns ‘awful racist abuse’ against David Lammy

The Home Secretary urged Twitter to act more quickly against racism after Labour's David Lammy was subject to abuse on the platform.

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Minister insists schools will return in September despite warnings

Simon Clarke said bringing all pupils back on a full time basis when term starts was a “total priority”, despite new second wave warnings.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Kate Hoey: My peerage is for every single ex-Labour Brexiteer

Kate Hoey: My peerage is for every single ex-Labour Brexiteer

The former Labour MP was among the 36 latest Lords nominations and has dedicated her appointment to Brexit-supporting ex-Labour voters.

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

Minister Nadhim Zahawi has praised British innovators in the development of two new Covid-19 tests that can produce results within hours.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Boris Johnson postpones August lockdown easing for two weeks

Boris Johnson postpones August lockdown easing for two weeks

The Prime Minister said the UK must “squeeze the brake pedal” on coronavirus lockdown easing, delaying some plans for at least two weeks.

Republicans dismiss Donald Trump’s idea to delay US 2020 election

Republicans dismiss Donald Trump’s idea to delay US 2020 election

In a tweet the US president suggested delaying the 2020 presidential election until Americans are able to turn out to the ballot box.

Tighter lockdown restrictions for millions in northern England

Tighter lockdown restrictions for millions in northern England

Different households in Greater Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire can no longer mix in each other's homes and gardens.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nigel Farage claims 48k illegal migrants are put up in hotels

Nigel Farage claims 48k illegal migrants are put up in hotels

The Brexit Party leader said housing 48,000 illegal migrants in hotels would cost taxpayers an estimated £4bn over the next 10 years.

Charlie Elphicke: ‘Naughty Tory’ ex-MP guilty of sexual assaults

Charlie Elphicke: ‘Naughty Tory’ ex-MP guilty of sexual assaults

Former MP Charlie Elphicke who described himself as a "naughty Tory" could face jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

Matt Hancock: NHS bureaucracy ‘won’t be coming back’

Matt Hancock: NHS bureaucracy ‘won’t be coming back’

The Health Secretary said embracing flexibility would help “bottle the best bits” of the NHS coronavirus response going forward.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Donald Trump Jr suspended from Twitter over Covid cure claim

Donald Trump Jr suspended from Twitter over Covid cure claim

Twitter has temporarily banned Donald Trump’s eldest after he posted a video discussing Hydroxchloroquine as a possible coronavirus cure.

Miriam Margolyes: People who prefer Tories to Labour are nuts

Miriam Margolyes: People who prefer Tories to Labour are nuts

Asked what her ideal British Prime Minister would look like, think like and act like, the actress responded: “Keir Starmer”.

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

The Public Accounts Committee said discharging 25,000 patients to care homes showed a “slow, inconsistent and at times negligent” approach.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes are set to become an NHS prescription under Boris Johnson’s active travel initiative to encourage Brits to lead healthier lifestyles.

Travel quarantine ‘simply a reality’ of global pandemic - Minister

Travel quarantine ‘simply a reality’ of global pandemic - Minister

Local Government minister Simon Clarke has defended the government’s blanket quarantine policy on travellers returning to the UK from Spain.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Jailed: ‘Controlling’ ex-boyfriend found with large kitchen knife

Jailed: ‘Controlling’ ex-boyfriend found with large kitchen knife

Thomas Eastwood, 19, was jailed after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and was found in possession of a large kitchen knife in Sunderland.

Face mask law comes into force for shoppers in England

Face mask law comes into force for shoppers in England

People in England will be required by law to wear a face masks in shops, supermarkets and other enclosed public spaces from today.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson shouldn’t use Covid to promote Union

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson shouldn’t use Covid to promote Union

The Scottish First Minister criticised the PM for saying coronavirus had highlighted the benefits of the United Kingdom staying together.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Couple charged for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

Couple charged for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

Mark and Patricia McCloskey are accused of unlawful use of weapons after they drew guns at unarmed activists outside their home on June 28.

Above-inflation pay rises for 9,000 public sector workers

Above-inflation pay rises for 9,000 public sector workers

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the pay boost recognises the “vital contribution” of doctors. teachers and police during the coronavirus crisis.

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

Russia report: Government ‘slow’ to recognise threat

The long-awaited report concluded that the government “took its eye off the ball” and failed to respond to Moscow’s threat.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Police officer hospitalised in Leeds Championship celebrations

Police officer hospitalised in Leeds Championship celebrations

A police officer suffered serious injuries after an estimated 7,000 football fans gathered to celebrate Leeds' Championship victory.

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

World is at ‘turning point’ in Chinese relations - Tobias Ellwood

The Conservative MP welcomed indications that the UK will clamp down further on China in response to its tough new law imposed on Hong Kong.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

UK could return to near-normal ‘possibly in time for Christmas’

UK could return to near-normal ‘possibly in time for Christmas’

Boris Johnson has said he hoped for a “more significant” return to normality in November as he laid out the updated lockdown exit timetable.

Security minister: UK ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

Security minister: UK ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

James Brokenshire has condemned Russia’s suspected attempt to hack data from scientists seeking to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Tobias Ellwood: ‘Simply wrong’ to wash hands of Shamima Begum

Tobias Ellwood: ‘Simply wrong’ to wash hands of Shamima Begum

The Defence Select Committee chairman said stripping radicalised Brits of their citizenship could be a higher security risk long term.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bitcoin scammers make over $100k in high profile Twitter hack

Bitcoin scammers make over $100k in high profile Twitter hack

High-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West, were hacked in a widespread cryptocurrency scam.

Shamima Begum wins right to enter UK for citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum wins right to enter UK for citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to appeal the decision to strip her of her British citizenship, judges have ruled.

Statue of BLM protester removed from Edward Colston plinth

Statue of BLM protester removed from Edward Colston plinth

Bristol City council has removed a sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester that was erected without the knowledge of local authorities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

PM: We are taking every reasonable step to prepare for second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson over whether he has read the report that warns of 120,000 deaths in a second coronavirus wave.

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

Matt Hancock: I can’t guarantee there won’t be a second lockdown

The Health Secretary has kept the option open for a winter coronavirus lockdown in the case of a new spike in infections.

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of BLM protester

The piece, entitled A Surge of Power (Jen Reid), was erected early this morning without the prior knowledge of Bristol City Council.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

Andrew Bridgen criticises ‘failure’ of Leicester local authorities

The Tory MP condemned the Leicester's Labour led local authorities after allegations of modern day slavery in the city’s clothing factories.

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

Boris Johnson bans Huawei from Britain’s 5G network

The Prime Minister has banned the Chinese tech firm from involvement in the UK’s 5G network in the latest government U-turn.

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

Face masks to be mandatory in shops in England

People in England will be required to wear face coverings in shops as of next Friday in the latest move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

Priti Patel announces crackdown as migrant crossings peak

A record number of migrants reached the UK yesterday, as Priti Patel announced a “new operational approach” to tackling the issue.

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Announcement on mandatory face masks due in coming days

Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Leicester Mayor: Government ‘ignored’ pleas to tackle exploitation

Sir Peter Soulsby has claimed local authorities have been asking to the government to act on illegal factory working conditions for years.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Dame Vera Lynn honoured with flypast ahead of funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the World War Two entertainer ahead of her private funeral this afternoon.

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for celebration sacrifice

The PM said that by missing out on parties, festivals and presentations, young Brits had helped save hundreds of thousands of lives.

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