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'Not on my watch': New Armed Forces chief vows to 'stamp on' bogus claims against Northern Ireland veterans

Friday  08:20,   03 august 2018

General Sir Nick Carter said ‘vexatious claims’ over decades-old deaths of IRA suspects at the hands of soldiers during the Troubles risks undermining Britain’s fighting spirit.General Sir Nick Carter said 'vexatious claims' over decades-old deaths... >>>

Macron won't allow PM to bypass Brussels over Brexit

Thursday  18:45,   02 august 2018

Emmanuel Macron has rejected suggestions his upcoming talks with Theresa May will form part of the Brexit negotiations. The French president will host the prime minister at his presidential retreat at Fort Bregancon, near Toulon, in the south of... >>>

ANDREW PIERCE: Holocaust survivor’s anger on the day Jeremy Corbyn shut down dissent in the Commons

Thursday  05:55,   02 august 2018

Within minutes of the start of the stormy Holocaust Memorial Day meeting in the Commons back in 2010, Jeremy Corbyn called on the services of a uniformed police officer, writes ANDREW PIERCE.Corbyn, at the time a backbench Labour MP with a long... >>>

Grenfell firefighters ‘punished beyond anything ever experienced before’

Wednesday  16:20,   01 august 2018

A borough fire commander told the inquiry into the tragedy that crews trying to rescue residents had ‘gone to their limit’.Michael Mulholland, borough commander at Hammersmith and Fulham with 28 years’ experience, said it was clear crews had gone to >>>

Boris Johnson re-emerges as the favourite to succeed Theresa May as Tory party leader with Sajid Javid in third and Michael Gove fourth

Wednesday  12:25,   01 august 2018

The former foreign secretary is now supported by nearly a third of party members, according to a monthly poll of 1,000 Tories by the website ConservativeHome. Just a month ago, before his July 9 resignation over the Chequers Brexit proposals, Mr... >>>

What the papers say – August 1

Wednesday  09:45,   01 august 2018

Brexit, death by acid and a council in crisis lead the Wednesday papers.Theresa May is to appeal to French president Emmanuel Macron to soften his stance over Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the Financial Times... >>>

Care home called family too late to tell them their mother was dying

Wednesday  09:20,   01 august 2018

Care home called family too late to tell them their mother was dyingA daughter could not say goodbye to her mother, because staff at the Oakside Care Home in Tameside, Greater Manchester, did not call her in time, the Local Government and Social... >>>

Funeral firm defends its banned adverts

Wednesday  09:15,   01 august 2018

A funeral price comparison site has said it is breaking the "taboo" around death after its "edgy" adverts were banned by Transport for London. The firm Beyond has released a holiday-style ad that shows a couple running to the beach whilst carrying... >>>

Eight injured at children's centre after man 'escapes police custody' and rampages through play area before attacking parents and jumping from balcony 'taking people with him'

Wednesday  07:05,   01 august 2018

A 'major incident' has been declared at a nursery in Bradford after a man charged in and 'caused injury to eight people'. He then jumped from a mezzanine, the owner of the Alphabet Zoo said.A 'major incident' was declared at The... >>>

PM to meet Macron as Britain tries to bypass Brussels

Tuesday  19:51,   31 july 2018

Theresa May will meet with French president Emmanuel Macron this week as she attempts to sell her Brexit plan to EU leaders. The prime minister and Mr Macron are to meet at his presidential retreat at Fort Bregancon near Toulon, in the south of... >>>

What is the ‘word gap’ and why does it matter?

Tuesday  16:20,   31 july 2018

Education Secretary Damian Hinds to address crisis of children starting school without basic language skillsEducation Secretary Damian Hinds will today promise to halve within a decade the number of children lacking the required level of early... >>>

Woman called 999 to complain about mushrooms on pizza

Tuesday  15:45,   31 july 2018

Essex Police released a recording of the exchange as part of a campaign against hoax and inappropriate calls. The call handler asks the woman if everything is OK, and she replies: “Yeah, no, I’ve been mugged off by a f****** takeaway would you... >>>

13-mile Brexit lorry park to last 'many years'

Tuesday  13:15,   31 july 2018

The government's "temporary solution" to potential traffic chaos on Kent's roads after Brexit will have to last "many years" as a permanent solution will not be in place until "2023 at the earliest", Sky News can reveal.According to internal >>>

National parks could store nuclear waste

Tuesday  09:20,   31 july 2018

Some of the UK's most beautiful national parks could become burial sites for nuclear waste. The government has been searching for an area to site an underground radioactive waste facility and refused to rule out areas of outstanding natural... >>>

Theresa May's silence on immigration 'risks fuelling tensions' ahead of Brexit say MPs

Tuesday  08:05,   31 july 2018

Theresa May's silence on immigration 'risks fuelling tensions' ahead of Brexit say MPsThe Commons home affairs committee expressed dismay that the government still had not produced firm proposals for immigration more than two years after >>>