Month: June 2018

‘Families Belong Together’ Rallies Protest Trump Immigration Policies Nationwide

Families Belong Together rallies drew crowds dressed in white to cities big and small across the United States on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy. The policy has led to thousands of children being separated from their families at the US-Mexico border and inspired criticism from across the political spectrum. President Donald Read More

Michael Gove 'Ripped Up Brexit Papers In Anger' After His Concerns Were Downplayed

Environment Secretary Michael Gove ripped up papers on future customs options in anger after his concerns about the proposals were downplayed. Details of a white paper setting out the UK’s plans for issues including trade and customs will be thrashed out by Cabinet ministers on Friday at Chequers. But tensions over the deep divisions on Read More

Major Incident Declared After Two Moorland Fires Merge Near Bolton

Fire crews returned on Sunday morning for a seventh day to fight a “rapidly developing, aggressive fire” ravages moorland across Lancashire. Two large-scale moorland fires merged on Saturday due to increasing wind speed and a major incident was declared as crews tackled the blaze. The fires on Winter Hill and Scout Road, near Bolton, have Read More

NHS Rally: Thousands March Through London As Jeremy Corbyn Addresses Crowds At Whitehall

Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS), with Jeremy Corbyn calling on crowds to “go to the end of the earth and beyond” to defend it. Demonstrators arrived in Whitehall on Saturday afternoon to call for more funding for the NHS, with Read More

Rocket Explodes Seconds After Lift-Off In Japan

A rocket has exploded seconds after lift-off in northern Japan. The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by start-up company Interstellar Technologies, was launched early on Saturday in Taiki on Hokkaido, which is Japan’s northern-most island. The rocket was designed to reach up to 62 miles into space, but footage shows it lifting only slightly from its launch Read More

Leeds Crash Leaves Four Dead And Others Seriously Injured After Car Collides With Taxi

Four men have died following a crash involving a car and a taxi in Leeds in the early hours of Saturday. Two of the victims were 18, one was 19 and the fourth was 21, West Yorkshire Police said. They were pronounced dead at the scene on Broadway, the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road, near Read More

Dormant Oyster Card 'Cash Mountain' Adds Up To £321 Million As Customers Urged To Claim Money Back

Transport for London should do more to encourage people to reclaim the £321 million sitting on dormant Oyster cards, a London Assembly member has said. Liberal  Democrat Caroline Pidgeon accused the capital’s transport bosses of being “incredibly quiet” about highlighting the “cash mountain” from money left on cards. More than 100 million people have used Read More

Morrissey Postpones UK Tour After ‘Logistical Problems’

Morrissey has postponed a series of concerts, announcing that his UK and European tour will not take place this July. The former Smiths frontman had been due to perform a series of dates in cities including Manchester and Edinburgh, as well as a number concerts across Europe.   However, an announcement posted on the star’s Facebook page Read More

UK Weather: Scorching Temperatures Affect Transport And Water Supply As Heatwave Looks Set To Continue

Scorching temperatures are affecting transport and water supplies as Britain’s heatwave looks set to continue with even more sunshine forecast for the coming days. Roads melted, train tracks reached 49C and a hosepipe ban came into force in Northern Ireland on Friday evening. Northern Ireland Water said demand was outstripping supply, leaving them with no Read More

Tessa Thompson Praised By Fans After Discussing Her Sexuality

Tessa Thompson has been praised by fans, after discussing her sexuality and revealing that she is “attracted to men and also to women”. The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ star made her comments in an interview with Net-A-Porter, telling the fashion retailer’s magazine: “If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have Read More

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