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Donald Trump may extend UK visit to play golf

Wednesday  01:25,   23 may 2018

Donald Trump may extend his controversial visit to the UK, with the US president understood to be considering a longer stay in order to play golf. The president is due in Britain for a two-day working visit on 12 and 13 July, although the full[...]

Man jailed after admitting sharing terrorist-related material

Tuesday  17:45,   22 may 2018

Farooq Rashid was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.Farooq Rashid, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist and one count of disseminating a[...]

Harry and Meghan to make first appearance as dad leaves hospital

Tuesday  16:06,   22 may 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first public appearance as a married couple later today at a garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday.Prince Harry and Meghan will join the Duke and Duchess of[...]

Snow and late trains sour Britain's mood

Tuesday  12:50,   22 may 2018

Transport chaos, extreme weather and money worries has seen Britain's mood sour.A survey found that rail problems as well as heavy snow are to be blamed for dragging down the nation's happiness over the last six[...]

‘The Mental Scars Remain’: Manchester Terror Attack Witnesses Describe Struggle To Access Help

Tuesday  10:20,   22 may 2018

Eleanor Keegan was just 16 years old when she want to see Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena with her friend Tom. “I saw children wearing Ariana’s white merchandise covered in blood,” she remembers, and now suffers from “nightmares[...]

Football star Gibson avoids jail term over second drink-drive offence

Monday  19:05,   21 may 2018

The judge said the former Republic of Ireland midfielder had a number of ‘significant psychological issues’.The ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost bonuses after his contract with Sunderland was[...]

Kremlin hits out over Abramovich's UK visa

Monday  16:15,   21 may 2018

The Kremlin says Russian businesses "often encounter unfriendly and unscrupulous actions", after Roman Abramovich's visa expired.The billionaire Chelsea owner is yet to have his UK visa renewed after it expired last month, a source[...]

'I'm not missing, I'm wanted': Man taunts police

Monday  16:15,   21 may 2018

A man reported missing has taunted police on social media, telling them he was "not missing" but "wanted", and challenging them to "come do ya job".West Yorkshire Police said on Facebook that it was "concerned for[...]

Scottish soldiers’ remains to be reburied in 17th century service

Thursday  15:15,   17 may 2018

Tests found that bones unearthed in Durham in 2013 came from prisoners of war from the 1650 Battle of Dunbar.Extensive tests were carried out after they were found five years ago and studies showed they had been held captive in the then empty Durham [...]

Weather forecast for the couple's big day revealed

Thursday  13:45,   17 may 2018

Forecasters are predicting warm, dry and sunny conditions for the royal wedding in Windsor - and the FA Cup final at Wembley - on Saturday.  The Met Office says there is no sign of the weather raining on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's parade[...]

Who were the Dambusters?

Wednesday  13:35,   16 may 2018

On the 75th anniversary of the aerial raid, The Week takes a look at the men behind the missionNine hours later, the final survivor touched down. The fleet of bombers had inflicted a decisive blow to Nazi infrastructure by breaching two major dams[...]

Parliament’s single use plastic cups to vanish in months, say officials

Tuesday  18:55,   15 may 2018

A ‘latte levy’ will be introduced for new compostable cups, and water and plastic bottle are to go.Single use plastics will be virtually eliminated from cafes, bars and restaurants in Parliament within months, officials have[...]

What the papers say – May 14

Monday  10:15,   14 may 2018

A variety of news makes the front pages on Monday – from Dame Tessa Jowell to an impending speech from the head of MI5.The Daily Telegraph reports that the MI5’s director general is due to appeal to European leaders not to put their “shared[...]

UK taxpayers face paying out millions as lawyers launch hundreds of new claims against British soldiers for wrongdoing in Iraq

Monday  09:30,   14 may 2018

Leigh Day has lodged 250 cases to the High Court and insisted that they are given extra information from the Ministry of Defence on 200 more. The new claims follow a win for Leigh Day on a test case regarding the treatment of four Iraqis who[...]

Heterosexual couple take civil partnership fight to UK’s highest court

Monday  09:15,   14 may 2018

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan want a legal union through that route, but the Civil Partnership Act says only same-sex couples are eligible. The academics, who live in Hammersmith, west London, suffered defeat at the Court of Appeal in[...]