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What the papers say – January 30

Tuesday  09:25,   30 january 2018
Press Association

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister and a review of pay at the BBC make headlines.The Times says Mrs May is facing a “donors’ revolt” and growing pressure to step down as soon as a trade deal is negotiated with the EU, expected to be in the[...]

Secret Brexit report piles pressure on the PM

Tuesday  05:30,   30 january 2018
Sky News

Theresa May is facing fresh turmoil among her own MPs and Cabinet ministers as divisions deepen in the Government over Brexit. She faces the embarrassment of a secret study on the impact of Britain leaving the European Union meant only for[...]

Letter begs for help over 'pornographic dancing'

Monday  20:45,   29 january 2018
Sky News

A man held over what Cambodian officials have described as "pornographic dancing" has written a letter - seen by Sky News - asking for help.  He was among a group of 10 - eight men and two women aged between 19 and 35 - arrested[...]

Brain-damaged boy’s parents lose life support treatment fight

Monday  17:05,   29 january 2018
Press Association

Doctors had told the judge that Isaiah Haastrup suffered “catastrophic” brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth. They said Isaiah was in a low level of consciousness, could not move or breathe independently and was connected to a[...]

Ex-UVF chief Gary Haggarty who turned informer given six and a half years

Monday  14:25,   29 january 2018
Press Association

Gary Haggarty pleaded guilty to five murders as his part of a state deal.Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) chief Gary Haggarty, 46, pleaded guilty to five murders as his part of a controversial state deal that offered a significantly-reduced prison term[...]

Former minister calls on critics to back PM

Monday  14:00,   29 january 2018
Sky News

A former minister who recently left Theresa May's government has called on critics of the Prime Minister to get behind her as she attempts the "almost impossible" task of negotiating Brexit.Justine Greening, who was sacked by Mrs May[...]

Terror Victims Launch New Group To Fight Extremism

Monday  11:45,   29 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

Survivors and family members of those killed in terror attacks have joined forces to form a new anti-terrorism campaign group in the hope it will lobby the Government on counter-terror policies and improved support for victims. The Survivors Against [...]

Loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty due to be sentenced for 200-plus terror crimes

Monday  09:25,   29 january 2018
Press Association

Loyalist godfather Gary Haggarty is due to be sentenced for 202 terror crimes.Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) chief Gary Haggarty, 45, a long-time police informer, has pleaded guilty to a litany of serious crimes as his part of a controversial state[...]

Manhunt as sex offender escapes from prison

Monday  08:10,   29 january 2018
Sky News

Police are hunting for a sex offender who has escaped from prison. Gintautas Urbonas, 51, is currently serving a 12-year sentence at HMP Peterborough for offences including attempted rape, battery and sexual assault, according to Cambridgeshire[...]

Two British skiers die in fall in French Alps

Monday  05:51,   29 january 2018
Sky News

Two British men have fallen to their deaths while skiing off-piste in the French Alps, police have said. The pair, who have not been named, were on holiday in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and were skiing with another man on Sunday morning when they are[...]

Trump 'not aware' of invite to Royal wedding

Sunday  04:20,   28 january 2018
Sky News

Donald Trump says he is not aware of an invitation for him to attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  When asked in a wide-ranging interview with Piers Morgan, about whether he has received an invite, the US President replied:[...]

Chief Constable’s special leave to be extended

Friday  14:07,   26 january 2018
Press Association

Scottish Police Authority say Phil Gormley’s leave of absence should continue as misconduct allegations are probed.Watchdogs at the Scottish Police Authority confirmed Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s leave of absence – which is kept under regular[...]

Mark Carney 'utterly dismayed' by sexist dinner

Friday  13:44,   26 january 2018
Sky News

Mark Carney has said he was "utterly dismayed" by sleaze claims surrounding an all-male charity fundraiser, in his first public comments on the event. The Bank of England governor told the BBC that revelations about the Presidents Club[...]

May Rebukes Hammond for Proposing Only `Modest' Brexit Changes

Friday  09:00,   26 january 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s office slapped down Philip Hammond after the chancellor of the exchequer said he hoped the U.K. economy would move only “very modestly apart” from the European Union after leaving the bloc.  Hammond said he wanted[...]

Donald Trump to visit UK ‘later this year’ – Downing Street

Thursday  20:00,   25 january 2018
Press Association

The US president discussed a UK visit with Prime Minister Theresa May during talks at Davos.The two leaders asked officials to work together on finalising the details of the visit during talks at the World Economic Forum in Swiss ski resort[...]