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MPs Warn 'Urgent' Action Needed To Stop Customs Chaos In Event Of 'No Deal' Brexit

Thursday  12:05,   16 november 2017
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There must be an “urgent acceleration” in the contingency planning for a no deal Brexit if the UK is to avoid chaos at its borders, the government has been warned. In a report published on Thursday, the influential Commons Home Affairs Committee[...]

Students take to London streets in tuition fees protest

Thursday  00:01,   16 november 2017
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It follows a decision by the Government to freeze university tuition fees at a maximum of £9,250. The event organisers wrote online: “There is no shortage of wealth in our society: enormous riches lie hoarded in the pockets of a few.“Let’s tax that[...]

Hairdresser guilty of deliberately trying to infect men with HIV

Wednesday  22:15,   15 november 2017
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Daryll Rowe was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.Daryll Rowe was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and five counts of attempting to do so on Wednesday afternoon at Lewes Crown[...]

New CCTV images of missing teen Gaia Pope

Wednesday  20:55,   15 november 2017
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The mother of Gaia Pope says she may be being held against her will as police released new CCTV images of the missing teenager. A major search operation is taking place for Miss Pope, 19, from Dorset, after she disappeared on the afternoon of 7[...]

Royal archivist cleared to see Duke of Windsor’s will

Wednesday  16:35,   15 november 2017
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Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 and lived in exile as the Duke of Windsor.Sir James Munby decided that the seal on the envelope containing the will can be broken and a copy made for Oliver Irvine, assistant keeper of the Queen’s[...]

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

Wednesday  13:46,   15 november 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
ibtimes.co.uk

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]