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Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan has been jailed for 16 years with a further three years on extended licence at the Old Bailey for a “brutal and shocking” machete attack on PC Stuart Outten.

Impossible to accurately estimate final HS2 costs, says watchdog

Impossible to accurately estimate final HS2 costs, says watchdog

The National Audit Office has said the complexity and risks of the high speed rail project were underestimated from the beginning.

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

Iain Duncan Smith: Next Brexit phase ‘most difficult of all’

The Conservative MP has said Britain now faces the "most difficult phase of all" after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill became UK law yesterday.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, is found guilty of wounding with intent but cleared of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Brendan O'Neill: Stop pretending you’re a victim when you’re not

Brendan O'Neill: Stop pretending you’re a victim when you’re not

Columnist Brendan O'Neill argues that it is a "tough time for chivalrous people" as he gives his take on feminism and identity politics.

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

The former MP said those hoping to replace Jeremy Corbyn must reach out to the public and show "contrition" over the general election loss.

Jack’s Law: Parents given right to paid leave after loss of a child

Jack’s Law: Parents given right to paid leave after loss of a child

A new law will now give parents who suffer the loss of a child under 18 the legal right to two week’s paid leave from work.

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson: We’ve crossed the Brexit finish line

Boris Johnson has hailed crossing the “Brexit finish line” after the Parliament approved his Withdrawal Agreement Bill for the final time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg

The future king told the World Economic Forum in Davos that climate change was one of the “greatest threats humanity has ever faced”.

Military veterans to be offered 'hefty discount' with new railcard

Military veterans to be offered 'hefty discount' with new railcard

More than 830,000 people who have served in the Armed Forces will benefit from cheaper train travel, according to the Transport Department.

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

Ian Blackford: ‘Devolution under attack from Tory government’

The SNP’s Commons leader claimed that "powers are being grabbed back to Westminster" as he took on Boris Johnson in PMQs.

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

The former justice secretary said the fact that Labour has never had a female leader “makes people wonder” whether the party is sexist.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

The backbencher said she could not be the person to "unite all parts" of the Labour movement as she ended her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

Greta Thunberg: ‘Basically nothing’ has been done on climate change

The teenage activist told political and business leaders in Davos that environmental movements pushing for action were "just the beginning".

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

New plans could see terrorists taking a lie detector test to prove they have been reformed and no longer pose a danger to the public.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Extinction Rebellion sets up woodland camp to protest HS2

Extinction Rebellion sets up woodland camp to protest HS2

More than 100 climate change activists gathered for an “epic day of action” in the Colne Valley to protest the high speed rail project.

Prince Harry had ‘no other option’ but to step back from duties

Prince Harry had ‘no other option’ but to step back from duties

Prince Harry has said stepping back from royal duties is “a leap of faith” but said it was a step forward towards a "more peaceful life".

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old have been found guilty of the "savage and callous attack" that killed 18-year-old Yusuf Mohamed.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

The Liberal Democrat MP said EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain "for decades" should be given an automatic right to remain.

Grant Shapps: Not sure why there has been so much fuss over Flybe

Grant Shapps: Not sure why there has been so much fuss over Flybe

The Transport Secretary has denied any illegality in the moves made by the government to help save Flybe from potential collapse.

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Ben Wegener, 34, was handed a 10 year jail term after he and two others smashed through a London jewellery shop window in a Range Rover.

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

The outgoing MEP said the decision by Commons officials to rule out chiming Big Ben showed the government was "embarrassed" by Brexit.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

The fundraising page for Big Ben to chime on January 31 has reached 20 per cent of its target in less than 24 hours.

MPs to consider law to allow filming in Crown Courts

MPs to consider law to allow filming in Crown Courts

Television cameras could soon be entering the courtroom to film a judge's sentencing remarks in criminal cases for the first time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

PMQs: Ian Blackford dubs Boris Johnson a ‘democracy denier’

The SNP's Westminster leader said the PM's rejection of a second poll on Scottish independence was "unacceptable and unsustainable".

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers said it does not endorse ringing bells in churches “for political reasons” such as Brexit.

Meghan Markle’s father could testify against her in media law suit

Meghan Markle’s father could testify against her in media law suit

Thomas Markle could form part of the defence and testify against his daughter in a legal battle launched by the duchess over privacy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

The Conservative MP said it was "brilliant" that the PM has suggested a crowdfunder to meet the costs of "bonging" Big Ben on Brexit day.

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

PM ‘absolutely confident’ that Royals will resolve Sussex crisis

Boris Johnson said he is “absolutely confident” that the Royal Family will "sort out" the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

Aaron Fyle, 29, murdered 74-year-old Eulin Hastings on January 10 2017 before being pursued by police in a dramatic rooftop chase.

Use of credit cards in online gambling to be banned

Use of credit cards in online gambling to be banned

Culture Minister Helen Whately told talkRADIO that the government and Gambling Commission were taking "decisive action".

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

The newly elected MP has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the first phase of the contest draws to a close today.

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Guardian writer Carole Cadwalladr accused Mr Morgan being accused of "persecuting a young woman with a different skin colour".

Prince Harry to discuss royal future with Queen

Prince Harry to discuss royal future with Queen

The Duke of Sussex will meet with his grandmother to find a solution to his wish for him and Meghan Markle to step back as a senior royals.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

Shackim Purnell-Taylor, 19, stabbed 22-year-old Leo Marcus six times with a kitchen knife after stealing his rucksack and bike.

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Extinction Rebellion protest at Australian Embassy over bushfires

Protesters say the Australian government has "failed" to protect citizens from the unprecedented fire crisis that has claimed 26 lives.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Andrew Elliott and two accomplices ransacked a north London jeweller and managed to escape, despite getting locked in by the security door.

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

Christine Jardine said the government’s decision not to enshrine the rights of child refugees in the Brexit Bill is a "discredit to all of us".

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

Sir John Hayes said flying the national flag would be a "fitting tribute" and would show that Britain is "unafraid of our patriotism".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

Uri Geller: 'I can bring only positivity to Downing Street'

The spoon-bending psychic has put himself forward for a government job, after Boris Johnson's most senior aide asked "weirdos" to apply.

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Jeremy Corbyn: PM 'unable to stand up to Trump’ amid Iran tension

Mr Corbyn attacked Boris Johnson's response to escalating tension in Iran during Prime Minister's Questions.

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Siobhain McDonagh slated the current Labour leader, and announced she would be backing Jess Phillips to become his successor.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

The ex-deputy Labour leader said Sir Keir Starmer was "a frontrunner" and dubbed Rebecca Long-Bailey the "continuity Corbyn candidate".

Masked activists arrested after ‘violent tirade’ against hunt group

Masked activists arrested after ‘violent tirade’ against hunt group

Eight men have been arrested after a confrontation between the Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs campaign group and the local hunting organisation.

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

'Serious northern regeneration' will help PM win over voters

Ann Widdecombe said the north was "forgotten" during the election campaign, and called on the PM to do more for voters outside of London.

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

The 19-year-old has received a four-month suspended sentence for claiming she was raped by a gang of Israeli youths.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

The Brexit Party leader said the House of Lords "needs to go", but refused to rule out the possibility of becoming a Sir or Lord.

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Tobias Ellwood 'expecting reprisals' after US air strike in Iran

Iran has vowed to take "severe revenge" after an Iranian general was assassinated in a US air strike at Baghdad airport.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Ethical veganism a philosophical belief, court rules

Ethical veganism a philosophical belief, court rules

A judge in Norwich has ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore should be protected by the Equality Act 2010.

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

Tom Tugendhat: Bring back British jihadis and lock them up

The chair of the foreign affairs committee has called for a new Treason Act to deal with British citizens who join terrorist organisations.

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

The backbencher confirmed her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, promising to challenge the Boris Johnson with "passion, heart and precision".

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ to US killing of top general

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ to US killing of top general

Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani has been killed in an air strike in Baghdad ordered by US president Donald Trump.

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

Dominic Cummings has appealed to "super-talented weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street to improve government decision making.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Grant Shapps: I would rather not see any rail hikes at all

Grant Shapps: I would rather not see any rail hikes at all

The Transport Secretary defended an average 2.7 per cent rail fare increase as necessary to improve services.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

‘The biscuits were out of date’ - Police reveal 2019 hoax 999 calls

‘The biscuits were out of date’ - Police reveal 2019 hoax 999 calls

The Met Police has shared some of the 22,000 time-wasting 999 calls it received this year, including a woman with the wrong chip shop order.

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