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Politicians think northerners are 'inbred' - MP

Monday  15:50,   25 september 2017
Sky News

Labour MP Angela Rayner has criticised how governments have treated the North - suggesting politicians think of northerners as "inbred".Labour's shadow education secretary, who represents Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, called for [...]

Corbyn urged to condemn abuse amid reports of bodyguard for BBC’s Kuenssberg

Monday  15:15,   25 september 2017
Press Association

The call came after reports the BBC had hired a bodyguard to accompany Ms Kuenssberg as she reports from Brighton.The call came after reports that the BBC had hired a bodyguard to accompany Ms Kuenssberg as she reports from Labour’s annual[...]

Hurricane-hit islands look apocalyptic, says Priti Patel on tour of Caribbean

Monday  12:01,   25 september 2017
Press Association

The International Development Secretary announced a £5 million pledge of UK aid to help Dominica which was ravaged by Maria.Priti Patel was on a whistle-stop tour of the Caribbean as she announced a £5 million pledge of UK aid to help Dominica, an[...]

Jeremy Corbyn avoids clash over Brexit which might have divided Labour

Monday  00:15,   25 september 2017
Press Association

Mr Corbyn does not want to commit the UK to staying permanently in the European single market and customs union after Brexit. In a TV interview as the conference opened in Brighton, he made clear he has deep reservations about the restrictions which [...]

Cambridge University tops league table for fifth consecutive year

Sunday  09:40,   24 september 2017
Press Association

According to the guide, Cambridge has the highest average completion rate for any university in the UK.But Cambridge appears to have firmly established bragging rights over Oxford in at least one field, topping the The Times and The Sunday Times[...]

Boy, 15, held by police after shopping centre ‘acid attack’ injures six

Sunday  08:31,   24 september 2017
Press Association

Three of the victims needed hospital treatment after they were hit with the substance.Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at an east London shopping[...]

RAF fighter jets sent to monitor Russian military planes heading for Scotland

Wednesday  23:20,   20 september 2017
MSN

The jets were sent to head off two Russian aircraft which were heading towards the UK's 'area of interest'.Two RAF Typhoons took off from the Lossiemouth base on[...]

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, study shows

Wednesday  16:25,   20 september 2017
Press Association

Researchers described the findings as “worrying”.Experts found that 24% of 14-year-old girls and 9% of boys the same age are depressed. The authors said the figures showed “worryingly high rates of depression” among[...]

New medal for UK soldiers who fight IS

Wednesday  15:45,   20 september 2017
Sky News

British troops who helped in the fight against Islamic State will receive a medal for their efforts, the Defence Secretary has announced. Speaking to soldiers in Iraq on the third anniversary of the campaign, Sir Michael Fallon revealed plans for[...]

Betting shop workers ‘saved life’ of pensioner after he failed to place £1 bet

Tuesday  12:50,   19 september 2017
Press Association

Retired chicken factory worker Michael Base spent four days in a diabetic coma before he was found by workers from the bookmakers.Retired chicken factory worker Michael Base, 72, spent four days in a diabetic coma before he was found by two workers[...]

Pensioner faces jail for fatally shooting burglar

Tuesday  09:40,   19 september 2017
Sky News

A 72-year-old who lived a reclusive life with his sister could be imprisoned after he shot dead a man who tried to break into his caravan. Reuben Gregory was woken by his sister's screams in the early hours of 12 June as someone attempted to break[...]

Full list of Ryanair's cancelled flights

Tuesday  06:38,   19 september 2017
Sky News

Ryanair has published a list of hundreds of flights it is cancelling over the next six weeks after it admitted 'messing up' pilots' holiday.Here is a list of the flights cancelled on Tuesday 19[...]

PM and Boris Johnson face awkward reunion

Tuesday  06:36,   19 september 2017
Sky News

Theresa May and Boris Johnson face an awkward reunion later as the Prime Minister joins her Foreign Secretary at the United Nations after a very public spat over Brexit. Officials said no meeting was scheduled although both are due to attend a[...]

‘Abuses’ against Rohingya Muslims must end, Boris Johnson tells Burma

Tuesday  03:40,   19 september 2017
Press Association

The Foreign Secretary conceded Burma has made “encouraging progress towards[...]

Health chiefs admit failings after epileptic teenager drowned in bath

Monday  19:35,   18 september 2017
Press Association

The trust pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. A spokesman for HSE, which brought the prosecution, said: “HSE acknowledges the defendant’s guilty plea but will not make a further comment until [...]