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Tory MP has whip suspended over n-word remark

Tuesday  07:40,   11 july 2017
Sky News

A Conservative MP has had the whip suspended after she was recorded using the n-word at a meeting of eurosceptics, the party has confirmed. Anne Marie Morris, who represents Newton Abbot in Devon, is under investigation over the comment she made at [...]

Mystery of woman with unicorn tattoo killed in crash

Tuesday  07:40,   11 july 2017
Sky News

Police are appealing for help to identify a woman who was killed when she was hit by a lorry. The accident happened on the A1139 Eye Road in Peterborough about 7pm on Sunday.The victim is described as in her late 20s, slim, with shoulder-length[...]

Mother saves child from falling through floor of moving train

Tuesday  07:36,   11 july 2017
Press Association

Probe after mother grabs young child to prevent fall on to exposed train wheels.She caught hold of her child to stop him falling on to the exposed train wheels, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch[...]

Scots 'gun killer' Phillip Harkins loses fight against US extradition

Tuesday  07:36,   11 july 2017

Phillip Harkins, 38, has been fighting against his transfer to the US to face the charge since 2003 in what has been described as Britain's longest-running extradition case. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected his final[...]

Queen and Philip marking 70 years since official engagement

Tuesday  07:35,   11 july 2017
Press Association

Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten announced they were to marry in 1947.On July 10 1947, Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, as they were then known, were pictured arm in arm at the royal residence to mark the[...]

Robert Trigg jailed for 25 years for killing two ex-girlfriends five years apart

Thursday  16:18,   06 july 2017
Press Association

Trigg murdered Susan Nicholson in 2011, five years after he killed mother-of-four Caroline Devlin.Judge Mrs Justice Simler said Robert Trigg, 52, was responsible for causing the two women’s “senseless deaths”, and then lied about the[...]

Woman reported missing from Wishaw hospital found in Newmains

Thursday  15:41,   06 july 2017

The alarm was raised after Sandra Coulter disappeared from the hospital at around 2.20pm where she had attended seeking treatment for an ongoing medical issue. Sandra, of Springhill Road, Shotts, was seen on CCTV leaving the hospital around 1.45pm[...]

Sinn Fein accuses Theresa May of 'monumental failure' after Northern Ireland talks break down

Wednesday  14:30,   05 july 2017
Business Insider

Reuters LONDON — Sinn Fein has labelled the breakdown of talks over forming a government in Northern Ireland "a monumental failure" by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Power-sharing negotiations have been put on hold for the summer after[...]

Paralympic champions tell of pride after being honoured by Queen

Tuesday  20:26,   04 july 2017
Press Association

Tennis star Gordon Reid, athlete Jo Butterfield and cyclist Karen Darke were all awarded MBEs.The Scots athletes all scooped gold for the ParalympicsGB team in their disciplines at the Rio Games last[...]

Jeremy Hunt photo appears to warn ‘people fleeing the UK’ after hard Brexit

Tuesday  18:05,   04 july 2017
Press Association

The Health Secretary was pictured outside Downing Street holding a document which included a response to a forthcoming Commons question.The Health Secretary was pictured in Downing Street holding a document which included a response to a forthcoming [...]

Tenants illegally subletting urged to come forward to establish true death toll

Tuesday  02:15,   04 july 2017
Press Association

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid made the plea to allow closure for families whose loved ones are still missing.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid made the plea to allow closure for families whose loved ones are still missing, after top prosecutors[...]

999 calls which weren’t so much of an emergency

Friday  09:11,   30 june 2017
Press Association

As 999 celebrates 80 years as the world’s oldest emergency service we look back at some of the stranger calls received by operators.The last eight decades have seen the service expand from handling more than 1,000 calls in its first week of[...]

Parents on school run may face pollution fines

Friday  08:50,   30 june 2017
Sky News

People who leave their car engines running outside schools could be fined as part of efforts to cut air pollution. "No idling zones" should be brought in outside schools, hospitals and care homes to protect vulnerable people from the poisonous[...]

Gerard Coyne sacked by trade union Unite

Tuesday  19:45,   20 june 2017
Press Association

Unite’s West Midlands Regional Secretary stood against Len McCluskey to be leader.Mr Coyne, Unite’s West Midlands Regional Secretary, was suspended just before the result of the election was announced in[...]

Tesco hit by grocery home shopping glitch

Tuesday  14:10,   20 june 2017
Sky News

Thousands of Tesco customers across the UK have had home grocery deliveries held up by a technical glitch. The UK's largest retailer confirmed it was battling a problem after people took to social media to complain they were not getting their[...]