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After spy is poisoned, Britain mulls closing door to London for Russia's rich

Wednesday  01:25,   14 march 2018

Britain's response to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal on its soil, using a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union, could hit members of the Russian elite hard if it closes the door on their London lifestyles.[...]

Woman burns to death outside London school

Tuesday  15:18,   13 march 2018
Sky News

A woman has died after being found on fire outside a school in London, police have said.Students located on the upper floors of the school in Richmond, south west London, are thought to have been able to see the fire, but not that it was a person[...]

Juncker: UK will come to regret Brexit decision

Tuesday  13:26,   13 march 2018
Press Association

Jean-Claude Juncker has demanded further details from Theresa May about her plans for Brexit.Addressing the European Parliament, Mr Juncker was cheered by Eurosceptic MEPs as he noted the UK’s departure was due on March 29[...]

'Millennials' railcard launches nationwide

Tuesday  13:26,   13 march 2018
Sky News

A 'millennial' railcard is set to launch nationwide today, but only around one in 500 eligible will be able to get their hands on one. The 26-30 card has been dubbed the millennial railcard, and was announced by Philip Hammond in his Budget [...]

Manchester river has worst level of microplastic pollution in world, study finds

Tuesday  13:25,   13 march 2018
Press Association

The study looked at several rivers and streams across the Greater Manchester area.Researchers at the University of Manchester studied rural streams and urban rivers at 40 sites across Greater Manchester, and discovered tiny plastic beads, fibres and [...]

Theresa May has accused Russia of being behind the attempted murder of a double agent in the UK

Monday  20:36,   12 march 2018

Britain has formally accused Russia of being behind the attempted murder of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with nerve agent on its[...]

Parsons Green suspect 'spoke of duty to hate UK'

Monday  20:35,   12 march 2018
Sky News

The Iraqi teenager on trial over the Parsons Green bomb said it was his "duty to hate Britain" and that he blamed the US for his parents' deaths, a court has heard.Ahmed Hassan is charged with attempted murder for allegedly planting a[...]

Government Announces £300m For 10 Million Brits Who Will Live To 100

Monday  11:25,   12 march 2018
Huffington Post UK

The government has announced a new £300 million fund to support the 10 million Brits who are expected to live to 100. Business secretary Greg Clark said his department’s industrial strategy will see £210m spent on early diagnosis and[...]

What the papers say – March 12

Monday  09:28,   12 march 2018
Press Association

The fallout from the Salisbury suspected nerve agent attack continues to feature prominently on the front pages.Public Health England urged any pub-goers and diners who were in The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury last weekend to wash[...]

Fraud probe into 15 members of the same family who netted £1million in public funds after claiming they stayed in the same Grenfell Tower flat

Monday  05:20,   12 march 2018
Daily Mail

Kensington and Chelsea Council officials have launched the investigation after it emerged some of the relatives started listing their residence as Grenfell Tower after the tragedy had already happened.The Naqshbandi family, who are from Afghanistan, [...]

King's Cross closes amid pro-Kurdish demonstration

Monday  00:07,   12 march 2018
Sky News

King's Cross in London has been closed amid a pro-Kurdish demonstration at the station. The demonstration in London comes hours after a similar protest forced the closure of Manchester Piccadilly railway station.Similar events are taking place[...]

Labour shadow cabinet minister stands down amid inquiry

Monday  00:05,   12 march 2018
Press Association

Debbie Abrahams stands aside from her shadow work and pensions brief while complaints are investigated.Shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams, who has been leading Labour’s fight against the Government’s benefit cuts, will be temporarily [...]

They DID pick on the wrong guy! Fearless car owner who tackled two would-be thieves in the street in his pyjamas is revealed as ex-rugby player who boxes three times a week

Friday  17:47,   09 march 2018
Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Canny, 33, a commodities broker from Essex, said: 'Of course I'd do it again. If it happened again tonight, I'd do the same thing again and I wouldn't even think about it.'Stephen Canny, 33, a commodities[...]

Strong case for death by dangerous cycling law – study

Friday  14:45,   09 march 2018
Press Association

The Department for Transport said it is ‘considering the report’.The Department for Transport (DfT) said it is “considering the report”, which found that the gap between existing offences is “too wide” and cycling should be brought “into line with[...]

John Bercrow named in new Westminster harassment allegations

Friday  12:19,   09 march 2018

Three MPs named in Newsnight investigation into Westminster harassment and bullying. One is Commons speaker John Bercow, who allegedly bullied a female clerk out of her job. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is one of three MPs named in[...]