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Ex-abbot jailed for 18 years for abusing boys at top Catholic school

Thursday  23:05,   21 december 2017
Press Association

Seventy-four-year-old who went on the run to Kosovo is likely to die in prison.Andrew Soper, 74, is likely to die in prison after being found guilty of a string of sex attacks on boys in the 1970s and[...]

Minister cleared over sex toy row

Thursday  20:25,   21 december 2017
Sky News

International Trade minister Mark Garnier, who admitted asking a former aide to buy sex toys, has been cleared after an investigation. There was "no evidence" to suggest his actions "breached the expected standards of behaviour", a statement[...]

Appeal court increases sentence for man who murdered Good Samaritan and her son

Thursday  17:05,   21 december 2017
Press Association

Aaron Barley had admitted killing a woman, and her son, who had helped him after finding him sleeping rough.On Thursday, three judges agreed with Solicitor General Robert Buckland that the 30-year minimum term imposed on Barley at Birmingham Crown[...]

UK's Brexit legislation to return to parliament on Jan. 16 - government

Thursday  15:30,   21 december 2017

The legislation underpinning Britain's exit from the European Union will return to parliament for more debate on Jan. 16 and 17, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has so far tested Prime[...]

‘Thousands of mothers and babies harmed’ in NHS maternity care incidents

Thursday  13:21,   21 december 2017
Press Association

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said every serious incident will be investigated by a new watchdog. He said: “Mistakes in maternity care can lead to heartbreaking tragedies for mothers and babies. Whilst it’s encouraging that hospitals are being[...]

Vets warn dog owners to be on alert for chocolate poisoning

Thursday  13:21,   21 december 2017
Press Association

Chocolate contains theobromine, a stimulant similar to caffeine, which can cause vomiting, increased heart rate, agitation and seizures in dogs. Between 2012 and 2017, 386 cases of chocolate poisoning involving 375 animals were reported at almost[...]

GCHQ says UK has cyberweapons that can cripple hostile states

Thursday  09:51,   21 december 2017
International Business Times

Britain has developed a "full spectrum" of cyberweapons that can counter threats posed by states like Russia, An annual report by the intelligence and security committee (ISC), which oversees the country's spy agencies, describes[...]

CARNEY: There's no reason the City of London can't get a custom Brexit deal

Wednesday  20:05,   20 december 2017
MSN No reason a custom deal can't be struck for the City of London, Bank of England governor says. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney believes there is no reason that the City of London cannot be covered by any bespoke[...]

Twitter is furious over this Jane Austen headline

Wednesday  08:25,   20 december 2017

Jane Austen was one of the UK's greatest ever writers. A testament to the author, dead for 200 years, was provided by Andrea Leadsom in the House of[...]

May rebukes EU over 'bespoke' Brexit deal

Tuesday  19:37,   19 december 2017
Sky News

Downing Street has hit back at the EU as the new battle-lines for a Brexit trade deal were drawn.  Theresa May's spokesman expressed confidence UK financial services would "get a good overall deal" despite Brussels' chief negotiator Michel[...]

Woman killed in 'multiple hit and run' named

Tuesday  15:35,   19 december 2017
Sky News

A woman killed in a suspected hit and run involving multiple vehicles has been named, as police continue to appeal for witnesses. Detectives believe Justyna Kalandyk died after being hit by two lorries and two cars as she used a pedestrian crossing [...]

Four arrested in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicion of plotting terror attacks

Tuesday  13:22,   19 december 2017
Press Association

The arrests were made in Sheffield and Chesterfield.Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit detained the men at their home addresses in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on Tuesday[...]

Prisoner loses Supreme Court fight over illicit smoking in jails

Tuesday  13:15,   19 december 2017
Press Association

Paul Black had sought the same level of protection from passive smoking as “non-smokers in the wider community”.Paul Black, who suffers from a range of serious health problems, took his case to the Supreme Court in a bid to win what he says is the[...]

'Out of date' sex ed lessons to be revamped

Tuesday  09:56,   19 december 2017
Sky News

A consultation has been launched to try to revamp "out-of-date" guidelines on what children should be taught in sex and relationship lessons.  Parents, teachers and young people are being urged to submit their views on what should be[...]

Missing RAF man: 'Police probe murder reports'

Tuesday  09:55,   19 december 2017
Sky News

The mystery of vanished RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has deepened after his mother said police were investigating reports he had been murdered. But Nicola Urquhart accused detectives of not taking the reports seriously enough.She told Sky News: "We[...]