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Corbyn tells May to quit: 'If she can't lead, she must leave'

Wednesday  17:35,   11 october 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of leading a "government in chaos" and called on the prime minister to stand down. Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of leading a "government in chaos" and called on the prime minister to stand...[...]

Cargo ship that ran aground off Kent coast narrowly missed Gormley statue

Monday  05:00,   09 october 2017

The Islay Trader became stuck in front of the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate in the early hours of Sunday.The Islay Trader, a Bermudan-flagged ship with a load of broken glass, became stuck in the early hours of Sunday next to the statue in...[...]

Atol-protected Monarch passengers should get refunds within 28 days of claim

Sunday  16:55,   08 october 2017

More than 60% of the 110,000 Monarch passengers who were abroad when the airline went bust are now back in the UK. The remaining passengers are expected to be flown home by October 15 as part of the country’s biggest peacetime...[...]

Man caught up in UAE counterfeit banknote case happy to be home

Friday  12:30,   06 october 2017

William Barclay, from Edinburgh, was told he could have faced up to a year in jail.William Barclay, known as Billy, was stopped on his return to Dubai International Airport in September after an incident in 2016 when he tried to exchange money at...[...]

'May should stay' says home secretary Amber Rudd as the knives sharpen for the PM

Friday  05:45,   06 october 2017

Ex-Tory chairman Grant Shapps says Tory MPs are 'within their rights' to tell her to go.With the dust yet to settle over the prime minister's disastrous conference speech on Wednesday (4 October), Rudd has become the first Cabinet minister...[...]

Family of man killed saving wife from rockfall ‘so proud of our brave boy’

Thursday  13:47,   05 october 2017

Andrew Foster was trapped when more than 1,000 tonnes of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith.Andrew Foster, 32, was trapped when more than 1,000 tonnes of rock fell from the face of the El Capitan monolith on September...[...]

Man charged with murder after mass brawl

Wednesday  16:10,   04 october 2017

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder following a street brawl in which another man suffered fatal stab wounds to his neck. Dorian Graham, of Hamilton Grove, Old Trafford, has been charged over the death of the 24-year-old, and also with...[...]

Most Monarch customers will not receive automatic refund, say administrators

Wednesday  00:47,   04 october 2017

Administrators KPMG estimates that just 10-15% of the 860,000 customers affected have bookings which are Atol-protected.Administrators KPMG estimates that just 10-15% of the 860,000 customers affected have bookings which are protected by the Air...[...]

Tories Target The Youth Vote - But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

Monday  19:07,   02 october 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his conference speech on Monday to yells and applause from the audience.  Defending the Free market as that which 'will underpin a free society', with special emphasis on the next...[...]

May laughs off question over 'unsackable' Boris

Sunday  16:30,   01 october 2017

Theresa May has brushed off questions about whether Boris Johnson should be sacked, after he made another high-profile intervention on Brexit aimed at forcing the Government's hand.Theresa May has brushed off questions about whether Boris...[...]

Teenager charged after M3 hazard causes chaos

Sunday  16:18,   01 october 2017

A teenager has been charged after a mystery hazard caused gridlock on the M3, leaving thousands of motorists and passengers stranded. The 17-year-old boy from Winchester is accused of two counts of arson and two counts of causing danger to road...[...]

Boris Johnson ‘caught on camera quoting Kipling poem in Burmese temple’

Saturday  13:36,   30 september 2017

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office declined to comment. :: Boris Johnson: Blond Ambition is on Channel 4 on Sunday at...[...]

Publisher defends 'x-rated' scene in school book

Friday  20:25,   29 september 2017

Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has defended “dubious scenes” in one of its children's books after an eagle-eyed reader noticed something strange in an illustration. Responding to the reader, OUP Primary tweeted: "Interesting spot but...[...]

Mother's tribute to two triplets who died at home

Friday  20:18,   29 september 2017

A mother whose two baby triplets died in a "tragic accident" has paid tribute to the boys who she described as "my life, heart and soul".Noah and Charlie, both aged five months, were found to be not breathing when police officers arrived at their...[...]

BBC Question Time: Ayesha Hazarika Shuts Down 'Bully' During Fierce Defence Of Angela Merkel

Friday  20:18,   29 september 2017

BBC’s Question Time was arguably more confrontational than ever this week against a backdrop of Jeremy Corbyn’s triumphant Labour Party conference, ongoing Brexit tension and the rise of the far-right in Germany. The first exchange was over Corbyn’s [...]