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Emily Thornberry vows to be an 'unashamedly socialist' Labour leader if she wins the battle to take over from Jeremy Corbyn as new poll shows Sir Keir Starmer beating Rebecca Long-Bailey 63% to 37% in final round

Friday  21:10,   17 january 2020

Emily Thornberry today vowed to be an 'unashamedly socialist' Labour leader if she takes over from Jeremy Corbyn as she also pledged to quit if she did badly in the top job.  Ms Thornberry formally launched her leadership campaign with a... >>>

Rees-Mogg: We are taking online child abuse seriously

Friday  19:35,   17 january 2020

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the government is taking the rise of child sexual exploitation (CSE) material online seriously but refused to allow concerned MPs a debate in the House of Commons. His statement was made after the Internet Watch Foundation... >>>

This stray dog has been going to Subway every day for a year begging for food

Friday  19:10,   17 january 2020

A stray dog has charmed the online community by visiting Subway “every night for a year” in order to get an evening meal. The canine, nicknamed “Subway Sally”, has become legendary after a Subway worker shared a series of videos of the loveable pup... >>>

Mother jailed for supplying teenager with drugs that killed him

Friday  18:50,   17 january 2020

A woman who supplied her son with powerful prescription drugs that led to his death has been jailed for 10 years. Holly Strawbridge, 34, gave powerful painkillers to Tyler Peck, 15, and one of his friends at her home in Salcombe, Devon. She sat with >>>

'Just to hear a bell ring?' Westminster rough sleepers on Big Ben Brexit bong fund

Friday  18:45,   17 january 2020

'Just to hear a bell ring?' Westminster rough sleepers on Big Ben Brexit bong fundDavid, a rough sleeper, has just been told thousands of people have donated more than £150,000 for Big Ben to “bong” on Brexit... >>>

Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare on his own flight because he was 'running late'

Friday  18:05,   17 january 2020

Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare on his own flight because he was 'running late'An airline passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late and feared he would miss it has been... >>>

‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals

Friday  16:50,   17 january 2020

The new book “A Very Stable Genius” documents how Trump lashed out at attempts by military leaders and diplomats to teach him about U.S. alliances and obligations around the globe.There is no more sacred room for military officers than 2E924 of the... >>>

Scottish Parliament bosses ‘wrong’ to remove EU flag, says SNP MSP

Friday  16:35,   17 january 2020

Scottish Parliament bosses ‘wrong’ to remove EU flag, says SNP MSPBrexit secretary Mike Russell claimed it was the “wrong decision which needs to be... >>>

TORNADO terror at 4am: Seaside villagers wake to trail of destruction with fences and roofing torn off after brutal winds - as UK faces first taste of winter with -5C tomorrow and SNOW on the way

Friday  15:35,   17 january 2020

The extreme weather ripped apart garden fence panels which smashed into glass doors in Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire - while roof tiles were flung around and conservatories were damaged.Residents in Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, were woken at 4am as the... >>>

How the dinosaur-killing asteroid primed Earth for modern life

Friday  14:50,   17 january 2020

Marine die-offs after the impact may have created opportunities for the life that survived around the globe, new data reveal.Pterosaurs fly over a volcanic landscape during the mass extinction event that killed the nonavian... >>>

Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

Friday  13:40,   17 january 2020

The president, however inadvertently, may be reminding the world of the reality of international relations.A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who... >>>

Man accused of mother of six’s murder dies in prison

Friday  13:10,   17 january 2020

Man accused of mother of six’s murder dies in prisonLiam Murray, 27, was an inmate at HMP Durham where he was held on remand after he was charged with murdering 34-year-old Stacey... >>>

Man gets 12-year sentence for keeping phone after being arrested

Friday  12:55,   17 january 2020

Judges have been accused of racial injustice for handing an African-American man a 12-year sentence after he asked a jail officer to charge his mobile phone. Willie Nash, 39, had been booked in to the Newton County prison in Mississippi on a... >>>

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Friday  12:35,   17 january 2020

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country's retaliatory strike against the U.S. over the killing of one of its top generals and... >>>

Gripping Images Show Mourning Koala Beside Dead Companion In Australia Fires

Friday  12:15,   17 january 2020

Devastating images have captured the moment a singed koala appears to mourn the death of its companion after a wildfire decimated their Kangaroo Island habitat. The island, off the coast of South Australia, is a biodiverse haven for wildlife. It’s... >>>