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Richard Branson says he does not remember alleged sexual assault

Tuesday  12:25,   28 november 2017

Richard Branson says he does not remember an alleged sexual assault at his Caribbean home in 2010.Richard Branson says he has no recollection of an episode at his Caribbean home in 2010 that led a woman to accuse him of sexual[...]

Sir Kingsley Amis was subject of probe over left-wing views, papers reveal

Tuesday  12:25,   28 november 2017
Press Association

The Lucky Jim writer was already known by MI5 to have joined the Communist Party as an Oxford student.The prolific writer was the subject of Security Service suspicion just days after VE Day while a lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals, his[...]

'This stinks of a cover-up': MPs are furious after the government releases redacted Brexit reports

Tuesday  10:15,   28 november 2017
Business Insider

Jack Taylor/Getty Images The UK government has finally provided its secret reports on the impact of Brexit to MPs. But it has refused to provide key sections that it says could affect Brexit negotiations.The government has previously resisted[...]

'Chennai Six' found not guilty, say supporters

Monday  19:05,   27 november 2017
Sky News

The so-called "Chennai Six" - former British soldiers jailed in India on weapons charges - have won their appeal, according to supporters. Thirty-five men were imprisoned in October 2013 while working as guards on anti-piracy ships in the [...]

Police warning over new type of car crime

Monday  09:30,   27 november 2017
Sky News

Footage of one of the first "relay crimes" to be caught on camera has been released by police, in which thieves steal vehicles without needing the keys. In the CCTV, two men in white suits and masks were seen pulling up outside a victim's [...]

Men who reported to police after Oxford Circus incident released without charge

Sunday  20:00,   26 november 2017
Press Association

Two men, aged 21 and 40, were quizzed on Saturday after attending a police station voluntarily.British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating if any offence was committed after panic erupted in the packed station on[...]

Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of D-Day Veteran, 96, Attacked With Claw Hammer

Sunday  19:56,   26 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

A man has been charged with aggravated burglary and the attempted murder of a D-Day veteran, who was seriously injured in a suspected claw hammer attack. Jim Booth, 96, who has been described as an “exceptional person” and a “legend” by his family,[...]

Man charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after pub crash

Sunday  15:50,   26 november 2017
Press Association

A Kent Police spokesman said three men were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries and a fourth person was treated at the scene. We've charged a man with nine offences following a collision in New Romney on 24 November[...]

British island may hold terrible WWII chemical warfare secret

Sunday  10:25,   26 november 2017

On an island cut off from the world, a tyrannical dictator hides a terrible weapon: a secret missile program, aimed at the defenders of democracy. This dictator believes he is genetically superior, that he is born to rule the world. What’s worse,[...]

Glasgow Airport forced to ground flights after aircraft collision

Saturday  04:37,   25 november 2017

The collision with a ground support vehicle led to a string of delays and diversions as temperatures plummeted, causing problems with ice on the runway. A Glasgow Airport spokesman said it was unclear whether the incident was weather[...]

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

Friday  17:15,   24 november 2017
Press Association

A yellow warning for ice in parts of the UK over Friday night has been issued and Public Health England has told people to take precautions.People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the[...]

Teen's family: Knife crime 'out of control' in London

Friday  14:30,   24 november 2017
Sky News

The family of a teenager stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in London says knife crime is "out of control" in the capital.Jason Isaacs, 18, was going to a party in Northolt on Saturday when he and his friends were targeted by[...]

War hero’s descendant buys Victoria Cross and other medals for record £840,000

Friday  14:30,   24 november 2017
Press Association

The collection, which set a new world auction record for a VC and any group of British medals, will now stay in the UK on public display. Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza said: “These medals have enormous historic value for the UK, as well as personal value [...]

'British jihadis should not be allowed home'

Friday  14:25,   24 november 2017
Sky News

A Briton who has fought Islamic State forces in Syria says British jihadists who travel abroad to fight should not be allowed to return home because of the extreme threat they present. Macer Gifford, 30, from Cambridge, gave up a career as a banker [...]

Briton held in Iran does not have breast cancer

Friday  00:15,   24 november 2017
Sky News

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - the British woman held in an Iranian prison - has said she does not have breast cancer. Richard Ratcliffe told Sky News his wife was examined by doctors after lumps were discovered on her breasts, but said [...]