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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Knife

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to make an immediate impact on knife crime, says charity founder

Mayor of London has 'left it too late' to tackle knife crime, says charity CEO

The founder of a charity which works with young people living on Inner London estates has claimed Sadiq Khan has "left it too late" to tackle rising instances of knife crime.

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme

Art installation honours 73,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Somme

An art installation depicting almost 73,000 model bodies in shrouds will be held to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

‘Gagging’ clauses ‘in standard use’ to ban charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

'Gagging' clauses banned charities and companies from criticising Theresa May

The Times’ Paul Morgan-Bentley has said that a Times investigation found that 40 charities and more than 300 companies have been banned from publicly criticising the Prime Minister and her Cabinet.

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Most presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first set of midterms, says former British Ambassador to US

Presidents expect a ‘bloody nose’ in the first midterms, says former Ambassador

Sir Christopher Meyer has said that most sitting presidents expect a “bloody nose” in their first set of midterms, as the US Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues may affect pet travel, says British Veterinary Association president

Brexit Irish border issues 'may affect pet travel'

Simon Doherty of the British Veterinary Association tells Eamonn Holmes that dogs may find it harder to go to Donegal for the weekend

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson delivers petition to Downing Street calling for more 'freedom' in the Armed Forces

Tommy Robinson delivers petition calling for Army 'freedom' to Downing Street

Tommy Robinson delivered a petition to Downing Street today calling for more "freedom" in the Armed Forces, after a solider was discharged when a picture of him and the EDL founder was posted online.

Arron Banks

Information Commissioner's Office working through 52 billion pages of data on Arron Banks’ firm and Leave.EU

ICO working through 52 billion pages of data on Arron Banks’ firm and Leave.EU

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, revealed that the ICO are working through the equivalent of 52 billion pages of information for their investigation into businessman Arron Banks.

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Grenfell Activist: Men responsible for Grenfell effigy should be ‘pilloried for the rest of their lives’

Grenfell Activist: Men responsible for tower effigy should be ‘pilloried for the rest of their lives’

Grenfell Activist: Those who burnt Grenfell effigy should be ‘pilloried'

Joe Delaney from the Grenfell Action Group has said that those responsible for burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower should be attacked and ridiculed “for the rest of their lives” but they should not face charges “unless a racial element is proven”.

Baroness Ros Altmann: Women assuming they would get pension at 60, ‘now have nothing to live on’

Baroness Ros Altmann: Women assuming they would get pension at 60, ‘now have nothing to live on’

Baroness Ros Altmann: Women ‘now have nothing to live on' after pension age rise

Baroness Ros Altmann has said that women who were expecting to get their pension at 60, ‘now have nothing to live on’, as from Tuesday women in the UK begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – which is currently 65.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

'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

Spice Girls

Spice Girls announce 2019 reunion tour

Spice Girls announce 2019 reunion tour

The Spice Girls have announced that they will embark on a reunion tour next year.

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'

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.

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.

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.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

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".

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

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”.

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.

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

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Pound sterling rises after speculation on a 'promising' Brexit deal

Dominic Raab suggested a deal could be finalised within three weeks, and reports suggest it would allow access to EU markets for UK service providers

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Climate change protesters

Environmental campaigners declare 'rebellion' against the government at London protest

Environmental campaigners declare 'rebellion' against the government

Hundreds of environmental campaigners descended on London's Parliament Square to declare a "rebellion" against the government's "criminal inaction" on climate change.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone MP claims Philip Hammond is the 'king of Brexit'

Peter Bone MP dubs Philip Hammond the 'king of Brexit'

Conservative MP Peter Bone referred to the chancellor of the exchequer as the "king of Brexit" during a meeting at the House of Commons.

Vegan

Waitrose magazine editor quits role after joke about 'killing vegans'

Waitrose magazine editor quits role after joke about 'killing vegans'

William Sitwell has stepped down as editor of Waitrose Food magazine after coming under fire for joking about "killing vegans" in an email.

Theresa May

Theresa May defends commitment to tackling 'burning injustices' after criticism from Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May defends her commitment to 'tackling burning injustices'

The Prime Minister defended her commitment to "tackling burning injustices" after Jeremy Corbyn claimed her concern over them had "fizzled out".

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear cameras to prevent violence against NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips said there had been a change in perception of what a hate crime is, and urged against blaming Brexit for an increase in prejudice

Rise in far right attacks could be a 'reaction' to Islamist terrorism, says researcher

Worldwide rise in far right attacks could be a 'reaction' to Islamist terrorism, says researcher

Rise in far right attacks 'could be a reaction to Islamist terrorism'

A new report from the Henry Jackson Society found that there had been a fourfold increase in far right attacks across the world, but the author said the biggest threat still came from Islamists

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Angry caller clashes with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown over controversial Leicester City FC tweet

Angry caller clashes with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown over Leicester City FC tweet

A caller on the Matthew Wright show accused journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of disrespecting the dead over a controversial tweet she posted about Leicester City FC owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester tweet: I will report trolls to the police

Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has said that she has never reported social media users to the police before but, after the backlash from her latest tweet about the Leicester City owner, she will now.

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims due to lack of resources, says officer

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims as they are under-resourced, says officer

Police officer: We prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims

Sergeant Simon Kempton has said that victims of crime saying how it will affect them has bearing on how the crime is prioritised, because forces do not have the resources to search “for stolen stuff on ebay” all day.

Police search garden formerly owned by Suzy Lamplugh suspect's mother

Police search garden formerly owned by Suzy Lamplugh suspect's mother

Police search garden formerly owned by Suzy Lamplugh suspect's mother

Police investigating the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh, which has not been solved, search a garden in the West Midlands

House of Fraser pays more to rent London premises than Amazon pays in tax, says Damian Collins

House of Fraser pays more to rent London premises than Amazon pays in tax, says Damian Collins

House of Fraser pays more rent than Amazon pays in tax, says Damian Collins

Damian Collins said the Budget will make things fairer for small businesses and ensure tech giants pay the right amount of tax

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising from Russia'

Sir Michael Fallon: Boost in defence money welcome as 'threats are rising'

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon said he hopes to see further increases to the defence budget

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’ in previous years, says Matt Hancock

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices', says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he knows “people have made sacrifices” for the economy, but its strong growth means the hardship “is all starting to bear fruit”.

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

James Cleverly: 'I'd rather have our Budget than what Labour are doing'

Conservative deputy chairman James Cleverly says the Labour party's financial plans are 'pie-in-the-sky' ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018

Tributes to 'part of the community' Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha pour in

Tributes to 'part of the community' Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha pour in

Tributes to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha pour in

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday night

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Chicken Protestors

Jacob Rees-Mogg calls protestors dressed as chickens 'bird brained'

Jacob Rees-Mogg calls chlorinated chicken protestors 'bird brained'

A group of chicken-suited protestors have been dubbed "bird brained" by the Conservative MP.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Report saying Brexit could lead to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is ‘classic Project Fear’, says economist

Report saying Brexit could lead to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is ‘classic Project Fear’, says economist

Brexit causing diet-related deaths is 'classic Project Fear', says economist

Economist Julian Jessop has said that a new report suggesting Brexit could lead to up to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is “a classic example of Project Fear”.

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market 'in detail'

Femi Oluwole challenges Julia Hartley-Brewer to explain the single market

Our Future, Our Choice spokesman Femi Oluwole clashed with Julia Hartley-Brewer as the organisation released a report claiming a no deal Brexit would cost young people thousands

Ruthie - Me and My Dad

Ruthie - Me & My Dad podcast: Anti-abortion campaigners, vegetables as meat and Yorkie bars

New podcast preview: Ruthie - Me & My Dad

As a new episode of Ruthie - Me & My Dad lands, we take a look at what's up for discussion between millennial Ruth and her baby boomer father...

Vice chair of BAME thinktank defends student who called for removal of WWI mural: ‘I don’t think she is stupid’

Julia Hartley-Brewer on student who wanted to 'paint over' mural of 'white men': 'I'm not offended, I think she's stupid'

Hartley-Brewer: Student who called for removal of 'white men' mural 'stupid'

Vice Chair Maurice McLeod has said that he did not think Astrophysics student Emily Dawes was “stupid” after the Student Union President calls for a WWI mural to be removed because it only featured "white men".

Army

Opening all military roles to women is a 'smokescreen' to hide recruitment issues, claims Colonel Tim Collins

Opening all military roles to women is a 'smokescreen' to hide recruitment issue

A former British Army officer has claimed the defence secretary's announcement that all military roles will be opened up to women is a "smokescreen" for a recruitment issue.

Philip Green and family

Judges granting Philip Green an injunction 'accelerated likelihood' of his identity being revealed, says former executive editor of News of the World

Philip Green's injunction 'accelerated likelihood' of his name being revealed

The former executive editor of the News of the World has said that granting Sir Philip Green an injunction "accelerated the likelihood" of his name being revealed publicly.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

The Brexit Secretary tells an MP there 'certainly is a risk' of not getting a Brexit deal

‘It is nonsense’ that self-driving cars can make moral decisions, says Robotic Professor

'How can driverless cars tell the difference between a man and a woman?' asks robotics professor

'How can driverless cars tell the difference between a man and a woman?'

Professor Noel Sharkey has said that it is 'nonsense' that autonomous cars can be 'concerned' and make moral decisions, after a study found that old people should be sacrificed in autonomous car crashes

Donald Trump

Counter terrorism specialist blames Donald Trump for spate of pipe bombs sent to prominent US politicians

Counter terrorism expert puts blame on Donald Trump for spate of pipe bombs

A counter terrorism specialist has blamed US president Donald Trump for a spate of glass-filled pipe bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats, as well as the CNN offices.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We have got ‘a legal system that is only protecting the rich’, says activist

We have got ‘a legal system that is only protecting the rich’, says activist

We have got ‘a legal system that is only protecting the rich’, says activist

Activist Kate Smurthwaite has said that the use of injunctions “is only protecting the rich and powerful”, after a company boss was granted an injunction amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial abuse. 

John Bercow

House of Commons Speaker brands Tommy Robinson a 'loathsome, obnoxious, repellant individual'

John Bercow brands Tommy Robinson a 'loathsome individual'

During a Commons meeting, John Bercow called EDL founder Tommy Robinson a "loathsome, obnoxious, repellant individual".

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