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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[...]

Finsbury Park suspect's family 'devastated'

Tuesday  11:15,   20 june 2017
Sky News

The family of the man suspected of deliberately driving a van into a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque says "their hearts go out to the injured".The family of the man suspected of deliberately driving a van into a crowd of worshippers[...]

Play School presenter Brian Cant dies

Monday  21:40,   19 june 2017
Sky News

Play School presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Play School was one of the BBC's most popular children's programmes - and Brian Cant was one of its longest serving[...]

Grenfell Tower fire survivors given just £10 to live on, volunteer says

Sunday  17:00,   18 june 2017
Press Association

Despite huge donations of cash being made, one campaigner said it wasn’t reaching those who were evacuated from the tower block.West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those[...]

MP David Lammy urges swift action to allay Grenfell cover-up fears

Sunday  14:35,   18 june 2017
Press Association

The Tottenham MP said trust levels from within the community were falling.He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover-up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent documents are[...]

Woman wins £250,000 on scratchcard she had forgotten about

Thursday  21:00,   15 june 2017
Press Association

The 27-year-old is planning to use her winnings on travel and may also use it to retrain as a hairdresser.Marilyn Scott, 27, forgot about the ticket until the following day when she got to work, after buying it at a newsagent in Kilmarnock, East[...]

Girls’ murder of Angela Wrightson ‘could not have been prevented’

Tuesday  16:40,   13 june 2017
Press Association

Killers were already known to social services for absconding, drinking and being sexually active, a review of the case has found. Miss Wrightson, 39, was attacked with a shovel, a TV, a coffee table and a stick studded with screws after letting the[...]

PM’s former aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill set for £35,000 payouts

Monday  20:50,   12 june 2017
Press Association

The aides were earning a salary of £140,000 as of December last year. Nick Timothy & Fiona Hill, who quit after running the PM's disastrous election campaign, are in line for severance payouts of around £35,000— Sam Lister (@sam_lister_) June[...]

Lib Dems can double number of MPs, says Tim Farron

Tuesday  15:55,   06 june 2017
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Mr Farron says, as things stand, the Lib Dems “look to be the only opposition party that will make progress in this election”.As the Lib Dem leader attempted to put the so-called “dementia tax” back up the political agenda with visits to care homes[...]