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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

Home Office goes ahead with Jamaica deportation

A deportation flight set off for Jamaica this morning but a number of those due to be on it remained after a court ruling over legal aid.

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

Boris Johnson gives HS2 green light

The PM has given the go ahead to the controversial high speed railway today despite concerns over costs and the environment.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Emergency terrorism legislation to be put to Parliament

Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said the plans would stop the automatic early release of dozens of terrorists currently behind bars.

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said he had let himself and his club down after he appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak on Snapchat.

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Teenage football fan struck over head with police baton

Spencer White, who filmed the incident, said the teenager "could have been killed" when he was struck by a police baton over the weekend.

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

MP defends deportation of 'very serious' offenders

Rishi Sunak insisted the deportation was "reasonable", despite more than 150 cross-party MPs and peers calling to halt tomorrow’s flight.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

Phillip Schofield: ITV presenter comes out as gay

The 57-year-old made the announcement via a statement posted on Instagram

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay: Rising star of the SNP forced into government resignation

Derek Mackay, 42, stepped down hours before he was due to unveil his Budget for 2020-21

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Donald Trump wins impeachment trial and remains in office

Mr Trump tweeted after the vote that he would mark his acquittal with a statement at noon on Thursday to "discuss our Country's VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health, warns Cambridge student union

Military personnel at freshers’ fair could hurt people's mental health

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan said the motion was 'pathetic, to say the very least'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Brexit sparks London 'housing boom'

Estate agents claim buyer interest is at its highest rate for 15 years

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

The Culture Secretary, Baroness Morgan has said the BBC needs to "move with the times" or it could go the same way as collapsed video rental firm Blockbuster

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Hashem Abedi, 22, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of helping his brother plan the suicide attack

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Emergency law will halt early release for terrorists

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said legislation could be tabled within days

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan: Government has ‘questions to answer’ after Streatham attack

Sadiq Khan has questioned the government’s handling of terrorists released from prison after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, writes Bethany Papworth

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Fanatic Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police following a stabbing attack in south London, writes Bethany Papworth

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Azen Dajci, 25, Fabion Kuci, 27, and Ardi Sheta, 19, were jailed for a total of more than 15 years for aggravated burglary.

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

Brexit Day: Vigils to be held in Scotland

A “Missing EU Already” rally is set to take place outside Scottish Parliament while Stirling will host a “Keep a Light on for the EU” event.

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

Nigel Farage: ‘11pm tonight will be remarkable victory for democracy’

The Brexit Party leader has hailed today as a “moment in history” as Britain gears up for its departure from the European Union.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

‘Brexit’: How it became a household name

‘Brexit’: How it became a household name

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, new data shows just how many times the word “Brexit” has been used in the House of Commons since 2014.

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

Lance Forman MEP: Leaving European Parliament a ‘joyous occasion’

British MEPs are packing up their offices in Brussels as the UK enters its last full day as a member of the European Union.

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

The journalist is stepping down from presenting on ITV News after the network said he "breached" editorial guidelines on social media.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

The BBC has announced cuts to some of its major news platforms in a bid to “reduce duplication” and save £80 million.

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

‘Fanciful and deranged’: PM rejects SNP Scottish visa plans

Ian Blackford has said the PM "doesn't have a clue", accusing him of rejecting plans for a separate Scottish visa "without consideration".

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

John McTernan: Membership has ‘cultish’ attitude to Jeremy Corbyn

The former adviser's comments follow a leaked report into the Labour's election defeat that appeared to remove blame from Mr Corbyn.

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Dan Aiyegbusi, 23, posted videos online flashing the cash he had laundered by colluding with UK and international organised hackers.

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Northern Rail brought back under government control

Germany-based Arriva will be stripped of the franchise and the government-controlled Operator of Last Resort will take over on March 1.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

A murder investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy, named locally as Louis Johnson, was stabbed to death at East Croydon station.

Boris Johnson grants Huawei limited access to UK's 5G network

Boris Johnson grants Huawei limited access to UK's 5G network

Boris Johnson has opted to grant Chinese technology firm Huawei a limited role in providing the UK’s 5G network, despite security fears.

Prince Andrew accused of ‘zero cooperation’ in Jeffrey Epstein case

Prince Andrew accused of ‘zero cooperation’ in Jeffrey Epstein case

Prince Andrew has been told to "stop playing games" and help with the investigation of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

London religious group filmed preaching anti-gay insults

London religious group filmed preaching anti-gay insults

Police are facing calls to act after a religious group were filmed publically condemning women as “wicked” and gay people as “f****ts”.

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Environmental campaigners arrested for protesting HS2

Three Stop HS2 protesters have been arrested for refusing to move from a site set to be cleared for the high speed rail project.

Holocaust Memorial Day: A survivor’s story

Holocaust Memorial Day: A survivor’s story

Holocaust Memorial Day today marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust survivor Uri Winterstein tells talkRADIO his story.

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

Tributes have been paid to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, after he was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and 37-year-old Malkit Singh Dhillon died after a “disturbance” on Sunday.

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.

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