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'Sleeping driver' lorry smash caught on camera

Monday  11:10,   04 december 2017
Sky News

Dashcam footage shows the moment a lorry driver ploughed into two cars after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Mariusz Wlazlo, 47, an agency driver, is seen accelerating his fully-laden HGV into queuing traffic at 43mph in a 40mph zone on the [...]

MP criticised for sharing passwords with staff

Sunday  16:40,   03 december 2017
Sky News

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries is being told to 'get your house in order' after admitting she shares login passwords with staff, including temporary interns. The Mid Bedfordshire MP was defending her colleague Damian Green when she tweeted[...]

Deal on Irish border '50/50' after 'progress'

Sunday  16:40,   03 december 2017
Sky News

There has been "some progress" towards a Brexit agreement on the Irish border but it remains "50/50" whether a deal will be reached, Sky News understands. Ahead of a crunch meeting between the Prime Minister and European[...]

Education Secretary ramps up pressure on Damian Green over computer porn claims

Sunday  15:20,   03 december 2017
Press Association

Justine Greening said it was important to have “high standards” in public life. © Provided by The Press Association Jeremy Hunt Tory MPs have been rallying round Mr Green following claims by two retired police officers that pornographic [...]

Alan Milburn's letter of resignation in full

Sunday  07:25,   03 december 2017
Sky News

This is the full text of Alan Milburn's letter of resignation as the chair of the Social Mobility Commission. Dear Prime MinisterIt is with regret that I am writing to stand down as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission with immediate[...]

Minister clarifies 'un-Christian' prince remarks

Sunday  04:23,   03 december 2017
Sky News

The Anglican Cleric at the heart of a dispute over the sexuality of Prince George has issued a statement clarifying his views. Kelvin Holdsworth became the focus of controversy on Friday after reports he believed Christians should pray for Prince[...]

Minister clarifies 'un-Christian' prince remarks

Sunday  04:23,   03 december 2017
Sky News

The Anglican Cleric at the heart of a dispute over the sexuality of Prince George has issued a statement clarifying his views. Kelvin Holdsworth became the focus of controversy on Friday after reports he believed Christians should pray for Prince[...]

Stepdad David Dearlove jailed for life for 1968 toddler murder

Friday  18:10,   01 december 2017
Sky News

A picture posted on Facebook has led to the conviction of a man who murdered his stepson in 1968. David Dearlove swung 19-month-old Paul Booth by the ankles and smashed his head into a fireplace at the family's home in Haverton Hill, Stockton.The[...]

Britain First gets ‘hundreds of membership applications’ after Trump retweets

Friday  15:25,   01 december 2017
The Week

Far-right group’s deputy leader says US president’s posts amounted to an endorsementPaul Golding, the group’s leader, told The Times that Britain First received hundreds of membership applications in the 24 hours after the US president retweeted the [...]

Girl reunited with cuddly toy she lost at airport after appeal video

Friday  14:57,   01 december 2017
Press Association

Eve Mcilquham was distraught when she lost her chocolate Labrador toy Basil when on a trip with her mother to visit her uncle in Canada.Eve Mcilquham, 10, was distraught when she lost her chocolate Labrador toy Basil when on a trip with her mother,[...]

Cancer missed as junior doctors left to read x-rays

Friday  14:56,   01 december 2017
Sky News

A review into radiology services across the NHS in England has been launched after it emerged more than 20,000 x-rays at one hospital were not properly examined. Inspectors at the Care Quality Commission have acted after it emerged junior doctors[...]

Six police officers honoured for efforts to rescue girls from car in river

Friday  10:55,   01 december 2017
Press Association

They were among 23 officers recognised for acts of courage by the Scottish Police Federation.They were among 23 officers recognised for acts of courage – on or off duty – by the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh on[...]

First Minister reassures public over Queensferry Crossing work

Thursday  18:05,   30 november 2017
Press Association

The £1.35 billion bridge will be partially closed from Thursday to Wednesday for “snagging” work.The £1.35 billion bridge will be partially closed for surfacing work from Thursday to[...]

Theresa May reveals strategy to get a million disabled people into work

Thursday  16:40,   30 november 2017
Press Association

The 10-year plan builds on a green paper published last year which pledged to halve the so-called disability employment gap.The Prime Minister has pledged to work with industry alongside improved mental health training for work coaches and enabling[...]

Theresa May Repeats Criticism Of Donald Trump After Anti-Muslim Retweets

Thursday  16:40,   30 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May has said she is “very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do” in a further criticism of US President Donald Trump’s sharing of videos from the far-right hate group. The Prime Minister said: “The fact that we[...]