News: UK News

Jacob Rees-Mogg Doubles Down On Claim Civil Servants Are Manipulating Brexit Figures In Heated Exchange

Saturday  14:55,   03 february 2018
Huffington Post UK

Jacob Rees-Mogg has doubled down on his claim that civil servants are manipulating figures to discourage the Government from Brexit, in a heated on-air exchange.“ I do think they’re fiddling the figures,” the Brexiteer MP told BBC Radio Four’s Today [...]

Russian oligarchs living in Britain ‘will be forced to account for their wealth’

Saturday  08:50,   03 february 2018
Press Association

The Government hopes the success of TV’s McMafia will raise public awareness of corruption.Security minister Ben Wallace said the “full force of government” would be brought to bear on foreign criminals and corrupt politicians who use Britain as a[...]

British Business Bank to provide 100 million pounds to firms hit by Carillion collapse

Saturday  06:30,   03 february 2018

The British Business Bank will provide up to 100 million pounds of lending to small businesses and workers affected by Carillion Plc's (CLLN.L) liquidation, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on Saturday .The [...]

Jeremy Corbyn releases tax return

Friday  17:00,   02 february 2018
Press Association

The Labour leader received a total income of £136,762 and paid a total of £48,079.80 in tax. He said: “Tax avoidance and evasion deprive our public services of tens of billions of pounds every year and will only be tackled if we have the political[...]

Tributes paid as ‘simply unique’ wetsuit-wearing penguin dies

Friday  14:45,   02 february 2018
Press Association

Ralph was born on New Year’s Day 1999 and was moved to the UK from Germany’s Nuremberg Zoo in 2006. The penguin became famous when staff created a special suit for it from the leg of an adult wetsuit to protect it from the elements because it[...]

CCTV stills show how Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne planned his deadly attack

Friday  12:45,   02 february 2018

Metropolitan Police The Metropolitan Police have released CCTV stills showing how the Finsbury Park attacker planned his attack. On Thursday, Darren Osborne was found guilty of murder and attempted murder over the attack, which killed one and[...]

What the papers say – February 2

Friday  10:16,   02 february 2018
Press Association

Health stories dominate the news agenda – from rising clinical negligence costs to new figures on prostate cancer.The Daily Mail leads on a story about prostate cancer figures, and reports that the condition has become a bigger killer than breast[...]

More treatment for seriously ill baby 'inhumane'

Friday  05:20,   02 february 2018
Sky News

A father howled in anguish as a court heard further treatment of his son would be "unkind and inhumane".Alfie Evans was born in May 2016 with a degenerative neurological condition which doctors have not been able to definitively[...]

U.K. Prime Minister Told That in China, She's `Auntie May'

Friday  04:40,   02 february 2018

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Thursday that he wished the people of Britain could see Theresa May as the rest of the world sees her. “A lot of Chinese people would affectionately call you, in Chinese, ‘Auntie May,”’ an interviewer told [...]

Osborne a ‘ticking time bomb’, former partner says

Thursday  18:58,   01 february 2018
Press Association

The unemployed father-of-four had a history of violence and served two years in prison for assault. He had suffered alcohol and drug abuse and was on medication for anxiety and depression.His trial heard that he had tried to kill himself twice in[...]

Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit

Thursday  13:05,   01 february 2018
Associated Press

BEIJING — British Prime Minister Theresa May met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit aimed at mapping out new trading arrangements following Britain's departure from the European Union. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING —[...]

Duty to disclose evidence being overlooked, says ex-lord chief justice

Thursday  12:55,   01 february 2018
Press Association

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said police and prosecutors must ensure all evidence – ‘favourable or unfavourable’ – is put before courts.Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said there was a “systemic problem” and suggested a greater use of computer technology could[...]

'Don't interview a vegan with a ham sandwich on the table': Campaigner tears into BBC's Jeremy Vine for his lunch made of 'dead animal flesh'

Wednesday  18:30,   31 january 2018
Daily Mail

Joey Carbstrong, who describes himself as a 'vegan educator' and sober lifestyle promoter, lectured the BBC Radio 2 presenter for his ham sandwich on the table.Joey Carbstrong, an Australian 'celebrity' vegan activist with tens of[...]

Minehunter sent to escort Russian vessels shows Navy is desperately short – peer

Wednesday  13:40,   31 january 2018
Press Association

HMS Cattistock was deployed to escort two Kilo-class Russian submarines and a Silva-class support tug through the English Channel last August. Confirming the “glass-reinforced plastic” ship was tasked with the escort, a Royal Navy spokesman said it[...]

Britons charged over £50m cocaine jet haul

Wednesday  12:05,   31 january 2018
Sky News

Two British brothers are among five men charged with importing cocaine after £50m worth of the drug was found on a private jet. Martin and Stephen Neil, from Poole in Dorset, are jointly charged with bringing the Class A drug into the UK.Half a[...]