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CCTV stills show how Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne planned his deadly attack

Friday  12:45,   02 february 2018

Metropolitan Police The Metropolitan Police have released CCTV stills showing how the Finsbury Park attacker planned his attack. On Thursday, Darren Osborne was found guilty of murder and attempted murder over the attack, which killed one and...[...]

What the papers say – February 2

Friday  10:16,   02 february 2018

Health stories dominate the news agenda – from rising clinical negligence costs to new figures on prostate cancer.The Daily Mail leads on a story about prostate cancer figures, and reports that the condition has become a bigger killer than breast...[...]

More treatment for seriously ill baby 'inhumane'

Friday  05:20,   02 february 2018

A father howled in anguish as a court heard further treatment of his son would be "unkind and inhumane".Alfie Evans was born in May 2016 with a degenerative neurological condition which doctors have not been able to definitively...[...]

U.K. Prime Minister Told That in China, She's `Auntie May'

Friday  04:40,   02 february 2018

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Thursday that he wished the people of Britain could see Theresa May as the rest of the world sees her. “A lot of Chinese people would affectionately call you, in Chinese, ‘Auntie May,”’ an interviewer told her [...]

Osborne a ‘ticking time bomb’, former partner says

Thursday  18:58,   01 february 2018

The unemployed father-of-four had a history of violence and served two years in prison for assault. He had suffered alcohol and drug abuse and was on medication for anxiety and depression.His trial heard that he had tried to kill himself twice in...[...]

Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit

Thursday  13:05,   01 february 2018

BEIJING — British Prime Minister Theresa May met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit aimed at mapping out new trading arrangements following Britain's departure from the European Union. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING —...[...]

Duty to disclose evidence being overlooked, says ex-lord chief justice

Thursday  12:55,   01 february 2018

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said police and prosecutors must ensure all evidence – ‘favourable or unfavourable’ – is put before courts.Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said there was a “systemic problem” and suggested a greater use of computer technology could...[...]

'Don't interview a vegan with a ham sandwich on the table': Campaigner tears into BBC's Jeremy Vine for his lunch made of 'dead animal flesh'

Wednesday  18:30,   31 january 2018

Joey Carbstrong, who describes himself as a 'vegan educator' and sober lifestyle promoter, lectured the BBC Radio 2 presenter for his ham sandwich on the table.Joey Carbstrong, an Australian 'celebrity' vegan activist with tens of thousands...[...]

Minehunter sent to escort Russian vessels shows Navy is desperately short – peer

Wednesday  13:40,   31 january 2018

HMS Cattistock was deployed to escort two Kilo-class Russian submarines and a Silva-class support tug through the English Channel last August. Confirming the “glass-reinforced plastic” ship was tasked with the escort, a Royal Navy spokesman said it...[...]

Britons charged over £50m cocaine jet haul

Wednesday  12:05,   31 january 2018

Two British brothers are among five men charged with importing cocaine after £50m worth of the drug was found on a private jet. Martin and Stephen Neil, from Poole in Dorset, are jointly charged with bringing the Class A drug into the UK.Half a...[...]

Theresa May Faces The Real Prime Minister's Questions: Will She Stay On As Tory Leader? And For How Long?

Wednesday  10:00,   31 january 2018

It was PMQs, but not as you know it. As her RAF Voyager jet cruised at an altitude of 35,000 ft, Theresa May was standing at the plane’s bar, taking queries from a hungry press pack. A pile of black digital voice recorders and smartphones gathered...[...]

Half a tonne of cocaine worth more than £50 million found on Colombia flight

Tuesday  17:06,   30 january 2018

The drug was hidden in 15 suitcases onboard a twin-engined jet which landed at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. The Border Force said that the drug was hidden in 15 suitcases that were found on board.Border Force Deputy Chief Operating Officer Mike [...]

Football coach Bennell showed no remorse over abuse, ex-youth player tells court

Tuesday  15:37,   30 january 2018

The former Crewe Alexandra coach denies 48 offences of sexual abuse.Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 64-year-old entered guilty pleas to charges of abuse against the former Crewe Alexandra schoolboy player in 1997, but denies more serious...[...]

Stephen Hawking campaign group wins judicial review of NHS ‘privatisation’ plans

Tuesday  12:02,   30 january 2018

A High Court judge will review Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plans after a request by campaigners supported by the physicist.The physicist has warned that introducing commercial companies to run parts of the health and social services would amount...[...]

What the papers say – January 30

Tuesday  09:25,   30 january 2018

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister and a review of pay at the BBC make headlines.The Times says Mrs May is facing a “donors’ revolt” and growing pressure to step down as soon as a trade deal is negotiated with the EU, expected to be in the...[...]