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Second withdrawal as Tories change leadership election rules

Tuesday  22:05,   04 june 2019
news.sky

The Conservatives have changed the rules for leadership elections to eliminate candidates with little support, a senior party source has told Sky News. The change means candidates will need the backing of eight MPs to formally enter the ballot,... >>>

UK accused of trying to ‘fiddle’ climate change targets

Tuesday  08:05,   04 june 2019
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The British government has been accused of trying to “fiddle” the country’s climate change targets after cabinet ministers agreed to carry forward past “overperformance” in emissions reductions to allow a potential breach of pollution limits in... >>>

Waitrose kickstarts 'refill culture' in the UK with plan to let shoppers buy loose pasta, rice, fruit and veg in reusable containers

Tuesday  08:05,   04 june 2019
inews.co.uk

Waitrose kickstarts 'refill culture' in the UK with plan to let shoppers buy loose pasta, rice, fruit and veg in reusable... >>>

Call for plain packaging for unhealthy drinks and snacks

Tuesday  07:25,   04 june 2019
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Sweets, crisps and sugary drinks should be in plain wrappers, like cigarettes, to help combat preventable diseases. That is one of the proposals in a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a left-leaning think tank, which says... >>>

Inside the State Banquet: How the Queen treated President Trump - and 170 guests split into some VERY intriguing pairs - to dinner of Windsor lamb and strawberry sable in the Buckingham Palace ballroom

Tuesday  07:15,   04 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Donald Trump sat beside the Queen as First Lady Melania dined with the Prince of Wales at the white tie dinner in Buckingham Palace's ballroom this... >>>

Johnson to appeal against court order over Brexit claims

Tuesday  06:55,   04 june 2019
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Boris Johnson has launched an appeal against a summons ordering him to appear in court over claims he lied and misled the public by saying the UK sent the EU £350m a week. © Getty Mr Johnson said the money the UK sends to the EU could help fund the... >>>

Rule changes in PM race considered as Hammond tells candidates to be honest

Tuesday  05:55,   04 june 2019
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The Chancellor has called on contenders to explain why they will not end up up as “Mrs May Mark Two” on... >>>

Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove 'is prepared to delay Brexit until late 2020 rather than crash out without a deal on October 31' as Sajid Javid insists it is possible to renegotiate Withdrawal Agreement

Sunday  16:25,   02 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Michael Gove's position puts him at odds with Brexiteer leadership candidates such as Boris Johnson and has already won him some support from Tory Remainer cabinet members. A source close to Mr Gove told the Telegraph: 'Simply trying to go for no... >>>

Graduate Awarded £60K Damages From University After Claiming It 'Misrepresented' Course Quality

Sunday  14:05,   02 june 2019
huffingtonpost.co.uk

A graduate has been awarded thousands of pounds in damages from her former university after claiming that her degree was ‘fraudulently misrepresented’ in the prospectus. Pok Wong, who also goes by the name Fiona, settled out of court with Anglia... >>>

Pro-Second Referendum Tory Sam Gyimah Announces Leadership Bid

Sunday  12:50,   02 june 2019
huffingtonpost.co.uk

Former universities minister Sam Gyimah has announced he is entering the Conservative Party leadership race. The MP for East Surrey supports holding a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. He becomes the 13th Tory to throw his hat into >>>

74 migrants held as eight boats intercepted crossing Channel

Sunday  07:45,   02 june 2019
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid described the day’s events as... >>>

Exclusive: Free Food Vouchers Not Reaching Poor Families, Coalition Of Charities Warn

Saturday  08:15,   01 june 2019
huffingtonpost.co.uk

More than 130,000 poor households are missing out on free food while the government “wastes time fighting over Brexit”, a coalition of 26 charities and health groups has warned . In a letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, passed to HuffPost UK,... >>>

Shamima Begum was 'groomed' and UK 'failed to protect her'

Friday  08:50,   31 may 2019
news.sky

Islamic State bride Shamima Begum was "groomed and radicalised" due to a failure by UK authorities to protect her from the influence of extremists, the lawyer representing her family has said. The 19-year-old was a schoolgirl when she left her home... >>>

Mordaunt drops leadership hint in attack on 'usual tired routine'

Thursday  05:50,   30 may 2019
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Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has hinted she could be the latest Tory MP to enter the race to succeed Theresa May. The Portsmouth North MP called for a "different kind of leadership" to "unlock our nation's potential" as she set out her plan for... >>>

Bumblebees suffering after UK hit by extreme weather throughout 2018

Wednesday  19:10,   29 may 2019
uk.news.yahoo

Last year’s weather extremes, from snowstorms to drought, led to a tough year for many of the UK’s bumblebees, conservationists have said. But several rare species which emerge late and love hot conditions had a very good year, a report from the... >>>