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Ban pension cold-calling now, MPs demand

Monday  13:26,   11 december 2017
Sky News

Pensions cold-calling must be banned next year to prevent people being "avoidably conned out of their life savings", MPs have warned.The Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee said the scale of the scamming was likely to be grossly[...]

Army of staff working to find homes for Grenfell survivors, says council chief

Monday  13:25,   11 december 2017
Press Association

Elizabeth Campbell defended the council’s actions, saying they had taken on 300 extra staff including housing officers, lawyers and key workers.Elizabeth Campbell, the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said 300 homes will have been bought by [...]

Sky Views: A lot of effort for a Humpty Dumpty Brexit

Monday  13:25,   11 december 2017
Sky News

Sky Views: A lot of effort for a Humpty Dumpty BrexitHarmonise, converge, do not diverge, and[...]

PM remains positive about Brexit deal as Irish issue warning over commitments

Monday  10:50,   11 december 2017
Press Association

Theresa May is taking an upbeat stance on securing a Brexit deal, as Ireland insists the UK must stick to its commitments on keeping a soft border with the Republic. The Prime Minister is using an address to the Commons on Monday to stress that[...]

Hospital trust boss quits over funding issues

Monday  10:50,   11 december 2017
Sky News

The chairman of one of the UKs biggest and busiest NHS trusts has resigned in protest over what he claims is the Government's "unrealistic" approach to the huge challenges around funding. Lord Kerslake announced he was stepping down[...]

First stage of Grenfell Tower inquiry to begin

Monday  06:10,   11 december 2017
Sky News

The first stage of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry will begin on Monday which will provide information about its intended time-frame and structure.  There will be no evidence heard during the procedural hearing at Holborn Bars in central[...]

Arlene Foster: Some matters still unresolved in Brexit deal

Friday  11:55,   08 december 2017
MSN

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed the agreement of a deal for Brexit, but said there are still issues which need to be "clarified".DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed the agreement of a deal for Brexit, but said there are still[...]

Uber has Sheffield licence suspended

Friday  01:40,   08 december 2017
Press Association

The taxi-hailing app is allowed to continue operating until December 18.The move comes after the firm failed to respond to requests for information about its[...]

Ministers secure breakthrough in bid to end prisoner voting deadlock with Europe

Thursday  19:53,   07 december 2017
Press Association

It comes after the Government unveiled proposals to ease a blanket ban which was repeatedly found to breach inmates’ human rights. The measures seek to address an anomaly which means offenders released into the community using an electronic tag[...]

Driver 'microsleep' may have caused tram crash

Thursday  19:10,   07 december 2017
Sky News

The driver of a tram which crashed, killing seven people, may have momentarily fallen asleep in the seconds before the accident.  The official report into the crash in Croydon, south London, confirms that the accident was caused by a driver[...]

Manchester bomber friend guilty of being IS sniper

Thursday  19:10,   07 december 2017
Sky News

A close friend of the Manchester bomber has been found guilty of being an Islamic State sniper after he was identified in official IS documents obtained by Sky News. Mohammed Abdallah, 26, from Manchester, travelled to Syria with three friends in[...]

Champion pet slimmer gets new leash of life

Thursday  12:30,   07 december 2017
Sky News

A beagle who used to stop halfway up the stairs because he was too fat has been crowned the winner of a pet slimming competition. Alfie lost more than a third of his weight in just six months - and has been transformed from a whopping 4st 10lb[...]

Expenses scandal peer to quit top job

Thursday  02:05,   07 december 2017
Sky News

Labour's Chief Whip in the Lords is to quit - after admitting claiming expenses for overnight accommodation in London and for commuting by train from Brighton. Lord Steve Bassam claimed £260,000 over seven years - £36,366 a year - in an[...]

I don’t believe Poppi was assaulted before death, pathologist tells inquest

Thursday  02:05,   07 december 2017
Press Association

Dr Nat Carey said he disagreed with the interpretation of findings from the 13-month-old child’s post mortem.Dr Nat Carey said he disagreed with the interpretation of findings from the post mortem on the 13-month-old, that the girl had been[...]

Pair jailed for stealing £25,000 worth of holidaymakers’ belongings

Wednesday  22:25,   06 december 2017
Press Association

Police have released CCTV footage of the thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker’s handbag.Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27, as he swiped the victim’s handbag and its contents, [...]