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Crayford woman Taiwo Balogun missing for a week

Thursday  13:00,   08 december 2022

Crayford woman Taiwo Balogun missing for a weekConcerns are growing for a woman who has been missing for a... >>>

Plans for new Somerset railway station won't be ruled upon until Christmas 2023

Thursday  12:50,   08 december 2022

The new station is expected to be open by May 2025Somerset West and Taunton Council has been collaborating with Mid Devon District Council on plans to reopen Wellington and Cullompton railway stations, which both closed during the infamous Beeching... >>>

Indonesia bans sex outside marriage – and tourists face up to a year in jail under new laws

Thursday  12:50,   08 december 2022

The criminal code's revisions also make pre-marital sex and adultery punishable by up to one year in jail, and set a six-month jail term on unmarried couples who live together . Amnesty International branded the bill, which is expected to take... >>>

A general strike in all but name - so when WILL Rishi Sunak get a grip on the chaos?

Thursday  11:00,   08 december 2022

A thousand Border Force passport staff at five major airports today became the latest public sector workers to walk out and ruin the festive plans of millions of Britons. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union said arrivals staff... >>>

Drink driver who injured cyclist now cycles to work because of ban, court told

Thursday  10:31,   08 december 2022

A CYCLIST who was riding on Stanwix Bank in Carlisle was left “barely conscious” after a collision involving a drink driver who failed to stop. Daniel Towers, 34, later told police he had no idea he had knocked the cyclist off his bike and recalled... >>>

Military says 'it's just not right' as soldiers may give up Christmas to cover strikes

Thursday  10:31,   08 december 2022

Senior military personnel have told ministers that soldiers should not be made to give up Christmas to cover workers who will be striking this December.On Tuesday, the Telegraph reported that there is currently tension in the military around the... >>>

Monk militia: The Buddhist clergy backing Myanmar's junta

Thursday  10:30,   08 december 2022

By Thu Thu Aung and Poppy McPherson (Reuters) - In a monastery in central Myanmar, a Buddhist monk, Wathawa, rallies his militia with a cry: "What's our spirit like?" "The spirit of iron!" shout a group of rifle-bearing men, loyalists of the... >>>

Glasgow Airport strikes as Christmas and New Year dates included in Border Force action

Thursday  10:30,   08 december 2022

Glasgow is one of seven airports that will be affected by the Border Force strikes during the festive season, as the union calls for the Government to come back to the negotiating table.Border Force workers are planning to strike across seven... >>>

Rishi Sunak will ban certain jobs from striking under new laws in January

Thursday  10:30,   08 december 2022

The Sun newspaper reports emergency services will be banned from striking - because of their “duty to action”. Tough new laws will mean train drivers and bus workers have to provide a minimum service level on strike days. Previously, Rishi Sunak... >>>

Protesters block installation of floating hotel pods at Penarth Marina

Thursday  10:20,   08 december 2022

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is investigating whether planning permission is needed for the podsTwo floating pods have already been set up on the marina and more are expected to be installed. However residents who are opposed to the plans turned... >>>

New Somerset railway station could arrive by 2025

Thursday  10:20,   08 december 2022

Somerset’s newest railway station could be up and running by May 2025 – though the government won’t make a final ruling on the matter for at least a year. Somerset West and Taunton Council has been collaborating with Mid Devon District Council on... >>>

Canterbury councillor hits out at blue badge abusers following crackdown operation

Thursday  10:20,   08 december 2022

Canterbury councillor hits out at blue badge abusers following crackdown operationA retired detective inspector wants anyone abusing blue-badge parking to "end up in a police... >>>

Indonesia sex ban set could affect British tourists in Bali

Thursday  10:20,   08 december 2022

The new legislation outlaws sex before marriage and living with a partner before marriage is also set to be banned with a six-month jail time penalty. The legislation will apply to all areas of Indonesia, including province Bali, which is a popular... >>>

Funeral of 'murdered' taxi driver Mohammed Istakhar expected to see huge turnout

Thursday  10:20,   08 december 2022

Dad-of-five Mohammed Istakhar was found fatally injured in remote country lane in Solihull exactly a week ago. © West Midlands Police Tributes have been paid to Mohammed Istakhar Prayers will be said at Smethwick Jamia Masjid, on Windmill Lane, at... >>>

Newcastle primary school teacher now officially in remission after 'silent killer' cancer battle

Thursday  08:50,   08 december 2022

Emma Durkin had surgery and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year. The 48-year-old, who lives in West Denton, Newcastle, initially thought she was starting the menopause when her periods became irregular. Medics... >>>