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Scottish nuclear landmark on cusp of being torn down

Wednesday  08:30,   15 november 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[...]

Paragliding pensioner Connie lifts off to help pets charity – at the age of 90

Friday  10:25,   10 november 2017

Connie Smith, 90, hopes to raise £250 for her favourite pet charity by taking to the skies in southern Spain.Fearless Connie Smith took to the skies in southern Spain in aid of her favourite pet charity, PDSA, on October[...]

Brexit Is Legally Reversible, Says Key Architect Of Article 50 Legislation

Friday  05:22,   10 november 2017

Brexit is legally reversible as Brits still have the right to change their minds, one of the key architects of Article 50 will say . Lord John Kerr, the former chief British diplomat, is set to claim Theresa May’s Article 50 letter can be[...]

UK set to make the day of Brexit 'crystal clear' in amendment to repeal Bill

Friday  05:00,   10 november 2017

The date of Brexit will be written into law in an effort to placate MPs who are worried that the Government could attempt to delay the UK's break away from the European Union. Amendments to the repeal bill going through Parliament will spell out [...]

Family’s plea as Iran TV calls Johnson comments ‘unintended admission’ of guilt

Thursday  16:38,   09 november 2017

Mr Johnson has admitted that his comments “could have been clearer”.The Channel 2 report said that Mr Johnson’s suggestion that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was “training journalists” when arrested in Iran last year had “dealt a blow” to the efforts of [...]

Conservatives in crisis: Will Theresa May be a Christmas turkey?

Thursday  15:50,   09 november 2017

Two cabinet resignations have placed further pressure on and already embattled Theresa May.In the past week, two members of the cabinet have been forced to resign in the wake of different[...]