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Alex Rowley steps aside as Scottish Labour leader as ex’s claims investigated

Wednesday  13:46,   15 november 2017
Press Association

The MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife is the most senior person in the Labour Party to be affected by allegations over conduct. Video: MPs discuss Westminster sexual harassment (Sky News) Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

Acid Attack Murder Victim ‘Was Being Abused By His Girlfriend’

Wednesday  13:46,   15 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

A man who died after an alleged acid attack was being physically abused by the woman accused of his murder, a court heard. Mark van Dongen was left with ″gashes″ around his neck and torso, inflicted by his girlfriend Berlinah Wallace,[...]

Russia used a network of 150,000 Twitter accounts to meddle in Brexit

Wednesday  13:45,   15 november 2017
MSN

AP New data is the "most significant evidence yet" that Russia-backed social media accounts meddled in the Brexit referendum. Data scientists at the University of Swansea and University of California, Berkeley found that over[...]

Johnson to meet husband of Briton jailed in Iran

Wednesday  09:20,   15 november 2017
Sky News

Boris Johnson is to hold a potentially tense meeting with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, who has called on him to solve the "mess" he has created over his wife's imprisonment in Iran.Richard Ratcliffe hit out this week after[...]

Scottish nuclear landmark on cusp of being torn down

Wednesday  08:30,   15 november 2017
International Business Times

Major changes could be in store for the Dounreay nuclear power station in Scotland, if the Highland Council approves an application to dismantle the site's reactor. Nuclear waste held in pits on the site is at risk of being exposed[...]

Downing St contacts TV producer over claim of groping at Number 10 meeting

Tuesday  18:40,   14 november 2017
Press Association

David Cameron said he was “alarmed and shocked” to hear Daisy Goodwin’s allegations which date from the time when he was Prime Minister.Downing Street has contacted a TV producer who claims she was groped during a meeting inside Number 10, to ask[...]

Scrabble world rocked by ‘tile-gate’

Tuesday  14:40,   14 november 2017
The Week

Banned champion Allan Simmons says he will ‘rise above’ cheating allegationFormer British champion Allan Simmons, 60, has been competing in Scrabble tournaments for more than 30 years and has written several books on the word[...]

TV Producer Daisy Goodwin 'Groped' By Government Official During Visit To 10 Downing Street

Tuesday  03:05,   14 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Fresh allegations of <g class="gr_ gr_26 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" data-gr-id="26" id="26">sex</g> harassment at Westminster have emerged as a leading TV producer claimed[...]

Temperatures drop below freezing – but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Monday  12:58,   13 november 2017
Press Association

Forecasters had thought the mercury could fall to minus 7C – colder than the minus 6C (21.2F) recorded earlier this month.Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night – but it was not the chilliest night[...]

Temperatures drop below freezing – but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Monday  12:56,   13 november 2017
Press Association

Forecasters had thought the mercury could fall to minus 7C – colder than the minus 6C (21.2F) recorded earlier this month.Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night – but it was not the chilliest night[...]

Dog wedged between two walls has lucky escape

Monday  08:55,   13 november 2017
Sky News

A dog has had a lucky escape after jumping from a first-floor window and running half a mile before becoming wedged in a tiny space between two walls. Taba disappeared from her home on 3 November after being scared by fireworks, squeezing out of an [...]

Sadiq Khan: I will meet Donald Trump when he comes to London

Sunday  17:40,   12 november 2017
Press Association

The city’s mayor described himself as a “reluctant participant” in Twitter “fisticuffs” with Mr Trump.The London mayor added he would be happy to show Mr Trump parts of the capital where people of different faiths and none “respect, celebrate and[...]

I suffered years of unwanted attention from Kelvin Hopkins, says Labour MP

Saturday  10:40,   11 november 2017
Press Association

Kerry McCarthy said the Luton North MP sent her a series of letters and cards commenting on her appearance.The former frontbencher said the Luton North MP sent her a series of letters and cards commenting on her appearance, including one in which he [...]

Met chief: Give persistent young offenders ‘harsher, more effective’ sentences

Friday  13:30,   10 november 2017
Press Association

Speaking to the Howard League for Penal Reform, Cressida Dick said some youths were “simply not fearful of how the state will respond to their actions”. She highlighted the case of one 16-year-old in south London who has committed 42 offences in the [...]

Cat killer could 'escalate' crimes to women

Friday  10:25,   10 november 2017
Sky News

The Metropolitan Police says it fears a prolific cat killer, suspected of hundreds of mutilations and killings, could escalate their crimes to attacking vulnerable women and girls. There have been more than 360 deaths of cats, foxes and rabbits in[...]