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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[...]

Harry’s friend in race against time to make it to royal wedding

Monday  06:15,   14 may 2018

Former special forces soldier Dean Stott broke the world record for cycling the Pan American Highway by 17 days.A friend of Prince Harry has ensured he will be home in time for the royal wedding – by completing a two-continent cycling challenge at[...]

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen dies in prison

Sunday  05:25,   13 may 2018

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who killed at least 12 men between 1978 and 1983, has died in prison. The 72-year-old former civil servant from Aberdeenshire is believed to have died from natural causes.He was convicted of the murders in 1983 and was[...]

Serial killer Dennis Nilsen dies aged 72

Sunday  00:40,   13 may 2018

The so-called Muswell Hill Murderer is suspected of murdering 15 young men.The Prison Service confirmed the man who became known as the Muswell Hill Murderer had passed away at HMP Full Sutton on Saturday, 34 years into his life[...]

What the papers say – May 11

Friday  10:06,   11 may 2018

Reaction to Dame Barbara Windsor’s health battle and controversy over Government funding for grammar schools top the headlines.The Daily Mail describes the school expansion fund as a “new dawn for grammar schools”, reporting that the Tories had[...]

Memorial for Manchester attack victim, 14, a ‘garden for everyone’

Wednesday  16:15,   09 may 2018

Nell Jones was among 22 people killed by a suicide bomber who struck at an Ariana Grande concert.The Garden of Memories was built at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School in Cheshire as a lasting tribute to pupil Nell Jones, 14, who was one of 22[...]

Father who tried to kill children with hammer has sentence increased by 10 years

Wednesday  15:25,   09 may 2018

Owen Scott attacked the children with a hammer before driving his car, with them inside, into a wall at 92mph. The 29-year-old, of Beech Crescent, Southampton, was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court in February and ordered to serve at least 14 [...]

Boy, 16, stabbed in Hackney ‘fight’ after weekend of bloodshed in capital

Wednesday  09:15,   09 may 2018

The violence continued following a series of incidents over the bank holiday weekend.One victim, aged 16, suffered multiple stab wounds following what was reported as a “large fight” in Hackney. An 18-year-old man was also taken to hospital with a[...]

Police gang database 'racially discriminatory'

Wednesday  09:10,   09 may 2018

A secretive police gangs database containing the names of thousands of gang members, including children as young as 12, has been seen by Sky News.   The Gangs Matrix compiled by Scotland Yard is shared with local councils and other agencies.[...]

'Handful' of people wrongly deported from UK

Wednesday  07:15,   09 may 2018

A top Home Office official has admitted a "handful" of people have been wrongly deported over the past six years - moments after the immigration minister told MPs: "I don't think I've had any cases of wrongful deportation[...]

Tree surgeon jailed for at least 26 years for gun murder he tried to pin on son

Tuesday  13:50,   08 may 2018

Matthew Moseley was found guilty by a jury after a three-week trial at Preston Crown Court.Tree surgeon Matthew Moseley, 50, shot Lee Holt, 32, dead before he handed the firearm to son Thomas and told him to tell police he was the one who pulled the [...]