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What the papers say – July 18

Wednesday  10:10,   18 july 2018

Government clinches crucial Brexit vote.The Times reports Theresa May threatened to hold a General Election if her plans on customs post-Brexit were defeated in the Commons. A dozen Conservative MPs rebelled, but the vote was passed with a majority[...]
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British Army soldier, 24, 'plotted to smuggle illegal immigrants from Calais into UK'

Wednesday  09:55,   18 july 2018

A British Army soldier, Lance Corporal David Plumstead, 24, appeared in court accused of plotting to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK from Calais. David Plumstead, who serves in the 1 Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, is accused of[...]

Millions of motorists face long delays on ‘frantic Friday’ getaway as schools break for summer

Wednesday  09:30,   18 july 2018

More than nine million people are expected to take to the roads on leisure trips between Friday and Sunday as school holidays begin in England and Wales, the RAC said. Getaway traffic will peak on Friday as 3.8 million motorists who are making day[...]

EXCLUSIVE: Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess died after spraying nerve poison that smelled of ammonia from a perfume bottle onto both wrists, her boyfriend reveals

Wednesday  08:26,   18 july 2018

Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess died after spraying perfume laced with the nerve agent onto both her wrists, her boyfriend, who was also exposed to the deadly substance, has revealed. Charlie Rowley, who is in a critical but stable condition in[...]

Rare chance to see ‘century plant’ bloom at National Trust gardens

Tuesday  14:40,   17 july 2018

Agave mitis takes 20 years to mature and blooms only once in its lifetime.The Agave plant is currently blooming at the National Trust’s Overbeck’s house and gardens, near Salcombe in[...]

Is this Britain's most hapless thief? Bungling crook who has accidentally dropped his wallet, phone and email at crime scenes is snared AGAIN after leaving behind his bank card

Tuesday  14:05,   17 july 2018

Dozy Mark Doab, 32, has a record of leaving personal items behind after burgling homes and shops. This time the Plymouthian from Devon made away with £100 worth of tobacco - but forgot his bank card.Forgetful Mark Doab has previously been[...]

British woman impaled by umbrella on windy US beach

Tuesday  13:28,   17 july 2018

A woman from London was impaled by a beach umbrella after it flew towards her due to strong winds on the US east coast, police have said. Margaret Reynolds, 67, was on a beach at Seaside Heights in Ocean County, New Jersey, when the freak accident[...]

Police fail to record tens of thousands of crimes

Tuesday  10:55,   17 july 2018

UK police forces are failing to record tens of thousands of reported crimes including violent crime and domestic abuse, a watchdog has found. The Metropolitan Police is failing to record more than 94,500 crimes every year, amounting to about 10.5%[...]

What the papers say – July 17

Tuesday  10:10,   17 july 2018

Brexit and the Helsinki summit lead the Tuesday papers.The Times says Theresa May’s Brexit plan is in “turmoil” after the Prime Minister capitulated to concessions given to Leavers, leading to Remainers feeling hard done[...]

Frictionless trade vital for Britain to be global trading nation – PM

Monday  17:01,   16 july 2018

The Prime Minister has stressed the importance of a ‘business friendly customs model’.As the Prime Minister opened Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, she stressed the importance of a “business friendly customs[...]

Richard Bacon out of coma and tweets 'I'm alive'

Monday  16:21,   16 july 2018

Richard Bacon has tweeted "I'm alive" after spending six days in a medically-induced coma. The former Blue Peter presenter, who has been living and working in the US, was taken into intensive care after having breathing difficulties[...]

Man arrested amid murder probe over fire death of mother and boy, four

Monday  12:05,   16 july 2018

‘Kind and free-spirited’ Gina Ingles and ‘beautiful little boy’ Milo died in the fire at their Eastbourne home.The 47-year-old man from Eastbourne was also held on suspicion of one count of attempted murder having been arrested in the town at[...]

Next stop on the Piccadilly line is... Gareth Southgate

Monday  11:31,   16 july 2018

Southgate underground station is to be renamed after England's World Cup manager.The Piccadilly line station in Enfield, north London, will be rebranded Gareth Southgate for 48 hours from Monday, Transport for London has[...]

‘I’ll travel to Britain to see my daughter whether I’m invited or not’ says Thomas Markle amid anger he is being shut out of Meghan’s new royal life

Monday  10:50,   16 july 2018

Thomas Markle has faced a difficult relationship with the royal family since his daughter became engaged to Prince Harry, and did not attend the royal wedding at Windsor in May.Thomas Markle has faced a difficult relationship with the royal family[...]

What the papers say – July 16

Monday  10:10,   16 july 2018

The latest on Brexit dominates the headlines.The Times reports Theresa May’s hopes of winning support for her Brexit compromise were dealt a blow after Justine Greening broke ranks to back calls for a second[...]