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John McDonnell promises Labour would close North/South public funding gap

Saturday  12:00,   04 february 2017
Press Association

A Labour government will act to close the public funding "gap" between the South and North of England, shadow chancellor John McDonnell is promising. Speaking at Labour's economic conference in Liverpool, Mr McDonnell will set out plans[...]

May confirms Brexit white paper will be published tomorrow

Wednesday  16:30,   01 february 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that Downing Street will publish a white paper on Brexit planning tomorrow. Speaking from the despatch box at Prime Minister's Questions, May confirmedSpeaking from the despatch box at Prime Minister's[...]

Hatton Garden raid loot value doubles to £29m

Tuesday  15:50,   31 january 2017
Sky News

The estimate of the value of loot stolen in the Hatton Garden jewellery heist has more than doubled to £29m, a judge has been told. A lawyer for Danny Jones, one of the ringleaders of the gang behind the heist, said prosecutors claimed he and four[...]

Tunisia hotel massacre survivor says husband was a hero

Wednesday  19:00,   25 january 2017
Press Association

A survivor of the Tunisia hotel massacre described her husband as a "hero", saying he sacrificed his life to protect her from a gunman who killed 38 tourists. Stephen Mellor, 59, of Bodmin, Cornwall, was among 30 Britons who were killed at [...]

Theresa May informed of Trident test when she became PM, says No 10

Monday  14:45,   23 january 2017
Press Association

Theresa May had earlier repeatedly failed to answer direct questions about how much she knew about the testing.But the PM’s official spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny reports that a missile malfunctioned during the test, stating only that Mrs[...]

Drivers' lives at risk due to dangerous second-hand tyres, warn councils

Saturday  08:50,   21 january 2017
Press Association

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old. As many as 83% of used tyres in some areas are being sold illegally, the Local[...]

Houses of Parliament repairs in numbers

Monday  14:15,   16 january 2017
Press Association

A row is heating up over whether or not MPs should evacuate the Palace of Westminster while renovation work is carried out.Labour MP Chris Bryant, who is joint spokesman for the Committee on Restoration and Renewal, made the dire predictions as he[...]

Battle begins to block millions of nuisance calls

Monday  10:05,   16 january 2017
Sky News

A service with "unique technology" that aims to divert up to 30 million nuisance calls a week has been launched. BT's Call Protect service has been developed to block calls before they reach homes, unlike reactive blocking which may not[...]

Thousands of people flee homes as coast braces for serious flooding

Friday  19:10,   13 january 2017
Press Association

Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes as Britain's east coastline prepares for severe flooding.  The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 17 severe warnings - which warn of danger to life - with those in Norfolk, Suffolk[...]

Someone Is Strategically Placing Poems Around a British Supermarket

Sunday  07:45,   08 january 2017
Mental Floss

The verse-loving perp left the poem "Deer" in the meat section atop some venison.Two poems printed on plain paper have been discovered in the grocery store so far. The first, "Bread," by modern American poet W.S. Merwin, was placed in the[...]

War memorial deemed a danger to public

Saturday  13:08,   07 january 2017
Sky News

A row has blown up over a First World War memorial that council officials claim is a danger to the public. An avenue of trees planted 98 years ago in Sheffield to commemorate locals who died in action has been earmarked for thinning out by council[...]

Latest Southern Railway strike cut from six days to three

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017
Press Association

But the Aslef union has warned there is a ‘likelihood’ of further action.Members of Aslef were due to walk out from Monday, which would have halted services for the entire[...]

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster says calls for her to step down are misogynistic - but not everyone is convinced

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017
Press Association

She’s come under fire over the Renewable Heat Incentive.She is currently under fire for her role in a botched green energy scheme with many demanding her[...]

Murder police hunt car linked to fire death

Tuesday  17:50,   03 january 2017
Sky News

Police hunting the killer of a man who died in a "targeted" fire say a car was spotted nearby with the engine running and its passenger door open. The dark-coloured vehicle was seen near the house in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire,[...]

Cases of norovirus vomiting bug at five-year high

Friday  17:55,   30 december 2016
Press Association

In total so far this season, there have been 163 hospital outbreaks reported. Professor Nick Phin, deputy director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, said: “Cases of norovirus are still at the levels that we would expect to[...]