PM Theresa May defends record ahead of cabinet reshuffle

January 7, 2018 1:00 pm0 comments
PM Theresa May defends record ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Media playback is unsupported on your device The prime minister has defended her record and set out her plans for the coming year, as she prepares to reshuffle her cabinet. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, she defended NHS funding amid questions over the handling of winter pressures. Mrs May […]

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May drops plans for fox-hunting vote

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May drops plans for fox-hunting vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prime Minister Theresa May has dropped plans to hold a vote on the fox-hunting ban during this parliament. The Conservatives promised a vote on repealing the Hunting Act – which bans the use of dogs to hunt foxes and wild mammals – during […]

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Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments
Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as “fiction” and the author as a “fraud”. His remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on Twitter, in which the president claimed he was a “very […]

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Fire and Fury: Tillerson 'never questioned' Trump mental health

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Fire and Fury: Tillerson 'never questioned' Trump mental health

Media playback is unsupported on your device US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never doubted President Trump’s mental health after a new book claimed staff saw him as a child. Author Michael Wolff said White House employees believed Mr Trump’s “mental powers were slipping”. His book, Fire […]

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John Worboys: Parole chief apologises to victims

January 5, 2018 1:59 pm0 comments
John Worboys: Parole chief apologises to victims

The chairman of the Parole Board has apologised “unreservedly” that some victims of sex attacker John Worboys were not told about his release. The former black-cab driver served ten years after being convicted of 19 offences, including one rape, although police believe he attacked many more. The CPS said 83 […]

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UK car sales see first drop for six years

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UK car sales see first drop for six years

New car sales fell for the first time in six years last year, with demand for diesel cars plunging by almost a fifth. In total, there were about 2.5 million cars registered, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The figure was down 5.7% from […]

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'Black-cab rapist' John Worboys to be freed from jail

January 4, 2018 2:32 pm0 comments
'Black-cab rapist' John Worboys to be freed from jail

John Worboys, thought to be one of the UK’s most prolific rapists, is to be freed from jail. The black-cab driver is believed to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in London between 2002 and 2008. Worboys, now aged 60, gave his victims drug-laced […]

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Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

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Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump’s lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement. The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff. Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all book describes the president […]

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Ex-aide Bannon has lost his mind – Trump

January 3, 2018 2:57 pm0 comments
Ex-aide Bannon has lost his mind - Trump

Former White House aide Steve Bannon “lost his mind” after he lost his job at the White House, US President Donald Trump has said. The president disavowed Mr Bannon after he was quoted in a new book describing a meeting between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians as […]

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Storm Eleanor: Travel disruption and homes without power

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Storm Eleanor: Travel disruption and homes without power

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of homes are without power and travel has been disrupted after Storm Eleanor swept across the UK. The Met Office recorded gusts reaching 100mph (161km/h) overnight with a yellow warning still in place for Wales, England, most of Northern Ireland and parts […]

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