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Rolf Harris begins court battle to challenge indecent assault convictions

Tuesday  18:51,   07 november 2017
Press Association

London judges are to consider a new challenge by the entertainer.Harris, 87, from Bray, Berkshire, is making a fresh bid to challenge “unsafe” indecent assault[...]

Widow collects George Medal awarded to hero who tried to save MP Jo Cox

Tuesday  16:31,   07 november 2017
Press Association

There had been numerous calls for Bernard Kenny, who died of cancer in August, to receive the honour.Doreen Kenny received the honour from the Queen at Buckingham Palace in place of her late husband, Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed as he intervened[...]

The Priti Patel scandal reveals the weakness at the heart of Theresa May's government

Tuesday  15:36,   07 november 2017
MSN

The International Development Secretary apologises after details of secret meetings with the Israeli government emerge. In ordinary times any one of the scandals currently dogging Theresa May's government would be[...]

Honour crime victims 'being told to go home'

Tuesday  13:45,   07 november 2017
Sky News

The victims of so-called "honour" crimes are being failed by the police, new figures suggest. Only 5% of cases reported to forces are then referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, according to statistics shared with Sky News.This comes[...]

Pub CCTV catches thief hiding Poppy Appeal pot down his trousers

Tuesday  10:25,   07 november 2017
Press Association

Pub landlord Brian Jenkinson, 52, said there would have been at least £50 in the pot. “The box in question was approximately half full, mainly £1 coins as it’s the box with all the bigger items in,” he told the Press Association.“We also added £50[...]

Theresa May Urged To Sack Boris Johnson After New Blunder Risks Increasing Jail Term For British-Iranian

Tuesday  10:24,   07 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May is under intense pressure to sack Boris Johnson amid fears that his latest diplomatic blunder could add an extra five years to the jail term of a British-Iranian charity worker. Already reeling from the Westminster sex harassment[...]

Theresa May Says 'Sorry' To Victims Of Westminster Sex Harassment Scandal As New Complaints System Agreed

Tuesday  06:35,   07 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May has apologised to victims of sex harassment in Westminster, admitting that “too many” women have been subject to abuses of power “over too many years”. The Prime Minister spoke after she, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders agreed to[...]

Three years in jail for drone-flying drug dealer

Tuesday  00:00,   07 november 2017
Press Association

Adifiyi initially escaped the scene, but was traced to his home address following a DNA analysis of the drone. © Provided by The Press Association (PA) A search of his home at James Morgan Mews revealed a further 476 grams of[...]

Priti Patel apologises for not telling Foreign Office of Israel meetings

Monday  18:45,   06 november 2017
Press Association

She clarified her claim that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson “knew about the visit”, admitting he did not know about it in advance. DFID sec Priti Patel has issued a statement about her family holiday to Israel, on which she had 12 meetings &[...]

British hostage killed in Nigeria, 3 released

Monday  16:31,   06 november 2017
Sky News

A British hostage, kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have been released, the Foreign Office says. Details surrounding the death of missionary Ian Squire, who was abducted on 13 October, were not immediately clear.Fellow[...]

Charles is king of the jungle as he takes aim at blowpipe target

Monday  13:35,   06 november 2017
Press Association

The couple are on an 11-day tour of south-east Asia and India.The Prince of Wales was king of the jungle when he was taught the art of hunting with a blowpipe – and was hailed a[...]

Fireworks shoot into crowd at hotel's display

Monday  08:11,   06 november 2017
Sky News

A hotel in Wiltshire has apologised after fireworks shot into a crowd watching a display. In a video shared by one of the guests staying at the Antrobus Hotel in Amesbury on Saturday, people are heard screaming as explosives launch into the[...]

Kay Mellor reveals she was sexually assaulted by unnamed TV executive

Sunday  15:22,   05 november 2017
Press Association

She hopes talking about the incident will encourage other women to speak out. She regrets not reporting her experience at the time but will not be identifying the alleged attacker, as “naming him once he’s dead does nobody any good”, she[...]

SNP minister quits over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Saturday  21:32,   04 november 2017
Sky News

Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned after allegations regarding his private life. In a statement released on Saturday, the MSP for Aberdeen Donside apologised "unreservedly to anyone I have upsetor who might have found my[...]

SNP minister quits over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Saturday  21:32,   04 november 2017
Sky News

Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned after allegations regarding his private life. In a statement released on Saturday, the MSP for Aberdeen Donside apologised "unreservedly to anyone I have upsetor who might have found my[...]