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Unite's Jennie Formby Appointed As Labour's New General Secretary

Tuesday  20:26,   20 march 2018
Huffington Post UK

Unite official Jennie Formby has been appointed as Labour’s new general secretary, HuffPost has been told.The party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) elected the veteran trade unionist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter after a three-hour meeting [...]

Jesse James photo bought for just £7 on eBay could be worth £2 million

Tuesday  18:25,   20 march 2018
The Week

The Spalding native bought the photo in July[...]

Man arrested after police manning Salisbury cordon ‘abused and assaulted’

Tuesday  15:15,   20 march 2018
Press Association

The man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a police officer and a racially-aggravated public order offence. He remains in police custody. © Getty File photo of Sergei Skripal Inspector Pete Sparrow[...]

Police shooting leaves man in critical condition

Tuesday  13:50,   20 march 2018
Press Association

Armed officers were called to an address in Clapton after reports of a robbery of a vehicle, Scotland Yard said.Scotland Yard said local and armed officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, after receiving reports of an armed[...]

New Evidence Reveals BBC Presenters Felt Suicidal After Being 'Bullied' Into Work Contracts

Tuesday  12:31,   20 march 2018
Huffington Post UK

BBC presenters say they contemplated suicide after being “bullied” into contracts that left them without employment rights and shouldering huge tax bills.   The government on Tuesday published accusations from BBC staff who said the[...]

Two women dead and girl, 10, hurt in M25 crash

Tuesday  11:52,   20 march 2018
Sky News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two women were killed in a crash on the M25. A 10-year-old girl also suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision at Waltham Abbey in Essex at around 11.20pm on [...]

Two women dead and girl, 10, hurt in M25 crash

Tuesday  11:51,   20 march 2018
Sky News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two women were killed in a crash on the M25. A 10-year-old girl also suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision at Waltham Abbey in Essex at around 11.20pm on [...]

Risk of 13 seaside homes sliding down cliffs ‘remains very high’

Monday  20:35,   19 march 2018
Press Association

Properties have been evacuated and people warned to stay away from the area in Hemsby, Norfolk.A rest centre has been set up in the village[...]

Work and Pensions Secretary accused of callous disregard over ‘rape clause’

Monday  17:12,   19 march 2018
Press Association

Kezia Dugdale has criticised the Work and Pensions Secretary’s approach to the so called ‘rape clause’.Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale wrote to Ms McVey urging her to review the “invasive and degrading” policy on her appointment to the[...]

Police seek ‘clearer’ picture of movements of Skripal’s car before incident

Monday  04:15,   19 march 2018
Press Association

Police are trying to trace the Skripals’ movements on the morning of Sunday March 4Scotland Yard has released a photo of the burgundy BMW 320D saloon car – registration HD09 WAO – which has become the focus of the huge investigation into the nerve[...]

Labour councillor suspended amid probe into Islamophobic slur

Friday  12:00,   16 march 2018
Press Association

Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf is calling for Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster to quit.Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster has been suspended from the party pending an investigation after making the remark about[...]

Labour councillor suspended amid probe into Islamophobic slur

Friday  12:00,   16 march 2018
Press Association

Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf is calling for Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster to quit.Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster has been suspended from the party pending an investigation after making the remark about[...]

Surge in prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers – report

Friday  11:41,   16 march 2018
Press Association

Doctors are warning that a rising number of people are becoming addicted.The surge in people taking opioids such as morphine has prompted doctors to warn that people are becoming addicted in greater[...]

Surge in prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers – report

Friday  11:40,   16 march 2018
Press Association

Doctors are warning that a rising number of people are becoming addicted.The surge in people taking opioids such as morphine has prompted doctors to warn that people are becoming addicted in greater[...]

What the papers say – March 16

Friday  10:10,   16 march 2018
Press Association

The Salisbury nerve agent attack sees the West make a stand against Russia as Britain and its closest allies blame Moscow.The four allies said it was “an assault on UK sovereignty” and a breach of international law that “threatens the security of us [...]