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Seven summonsed over detention centre ‘abuse’ with others under investigation

Tuesday  19:00,   21 november 2017
Press Association

The men aged in their 60s and 70s will face charges of misconduct in a public office and physical abuse.Seven ex-employees of Medomsley Detention Centre in Consett, County Durham, have been summonsed to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’[...]

The Brexit campaign is being investigated after giving £625,000 to a fashion student days before the EU referendum

Tuesday  14:00,   21 november 2017

BBC Vote Leave gave £625,000 to Darren Grimes shortly before the EU referendum. The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it was probing whether a £625,000 ($827,000) gift to Darren Grimes, a  24-year-old fashion student, was in[...]

Vote Leave Under Investigation For Breaking Electoral Law During EU Referendum

Tuesday  05:00,   21 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

The official pro-Brexit campaign in the EU referendum is under investigation for potentially breaching strict spending limits, the Electoral Commission has announced.Vote Leave, the organisation fronted by Boris Johnson in the 2016 referendum, is[...]

Gaia Pope: Teenager Had No Injuries To Suggest Murder, Police Say

Sunday  23:28,   19 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Gaia Pope had not suffered any injuries that would suggest she was murdered, detectives have said. A post-mortem examination “has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in” the death of the teenager, who was found by[...]

British motorcycle rider killed in China race

Saturday  23:30,   18 november 2017
Sky News

A British racer has died after a horrific crash at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Daniel Hegarty, from Nottingham, smashed into barriers and lost his helmet at a sharp bend on Saturday.The race was immediately stopped as the 31-year-old was[...]

Britain to pay 400 million-pound debt to Iran soon, Iranian envoy says

Saturday  11:30,   18 november 2017

Britain will soon repay a decades-old debt of over 400 million pounds to Iran, the Iranian ambassador said on Friday, adding that the payment was not linked to the case of a British-Iranian charity worker jailed in Iran. "An outstanding debt owed by [...]

"More work to be done" on Brexit deal Tusk tells May

Friday  19:00,   17 november 2017

President of the EU Council Donald Tusk today warned Prime Minister Theresa May "there is more work to be done" to break the Brexit talks deadlock. The PM met leaders on the sidelines of an EU summit in Gothenburg, suggesting an increase[...]

First female Black Rod appointed in House of Lords after 650 years

Friday  17:24,   17 november 2017
Press Association

Black Rod is responsible for maintaining order at the House of Lords and bangs on the door of the House of Commons at the State Opening of Parliament.Sarah Clarke will formally take over the position when its current holder David Leakey steps down[...]

REPORT: Theresa May's husband's firm named in the Paradise Papers leak

Thursday  18:30,   16 november 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's husband works for a firm named in the Paradise Papers data leak, according to emails seen by Private Eye magazine. Philip May is a relationship manager at investment advisors Capital Group, which used[...]

No link between £400m debt and bid to free Briton held in Iran, says No 10

Thursday  18:25,   16 november 2017
Press Association

Reports claim Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Chancellor Philip Hammond have authorised lawyers to settle the dispute with Iran.Reports suggest that settlement of the £400 million debt is part of a shopping list of demands made by Tehran before[...]

Teenager critically injured in crash survived thanks to air ambulance, says aunt

Thursday  15:01,   16 november 2017
Press Association

Family of teenager Ellis Marr thank Great North Air Ambulance Service for helping to save her life.Ellis Marr, 18, and friends Skye Mitchell, 18, and Caitlin Huddleston, 18, all from Millom, Cumbria, were heading for a meal out when they were[...]

Of Pints and Predators: Inside the U.K. Parliament’s Boozy Hangouts

Thursday  12:10,   16 november 2017
The New York Times

The clubs and bars frequented by lawmakers and aides are at the heart of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed Westminster.That jokey warning took on serious undertones recently, as Westminster became embroiled in allegations of sexual[...]

Prince William: Online anonymity 'dangerous'

Thursday  12:06,   16 november 2017
Sky News

Prince William has described anonymity online as "really, really dangerous" in a moving video to launch a new action plan against cyberbullying. In the film, William spoke to Lucy Alexander, whose son Felix killed himself after being[...]

MPs Warn 'Urgent' Action Needed To Stop Customs Chaos In Event Of 'No Deal' Brexit

Thursday  12:05,   16 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

There must be an “urgent acceleration” in the contingency planning for a no deal Brexit if the UK is to avoid chaos at its borders, the government has been warned. In a report published on Thursday, the influential Commons Home Affairs Committee[...]

Students take to London streets in tuition fees protest

Thursday  00:01,   16 november 2017
Press Association

It follows a decision by the Government to freeze university tuition fees at a maximum of £9,250. The event organisers wrote online: “There is no shortage of wealth in our society: enormous riches lie hoarded in the pockets of a few.“Let’s tax that[...]