Month: February 2019

Eltham Crash: Man Charged After Elderly Couple Die In Incident With Van Pursued By Police In South London

A motorist has been charged with causing the deaths of two elderly people after a crash on Saturday involving a van being pursued by police. Ben Ord, 41, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after the crash between a rental van and a Citroen C3 on Footscray Road, Eltham, in south London. A Read More

Is The Met Police Still 'Institutionally Racist'? 20 Years After The Landmark Macpherson Report, Black Men Respond

The Metropolitan police is no longer “institutionally racist”. Or so said its leaders this week, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Macpherson report, which found that it was racial prejudice in the force itself which helped allow the murderers of Stephen Lawrence to evade justice.  Lawrence, an 18-year-old student, was fatally attacked in south London Read More

MPs Might Not Get Meaningful Vote On Brexit Deal Until March 12, Theresa May Reveals

MPs may not get a second ‘meaningful vote’ on her Brexit deal until March 12 – 17 days before the UK is set to leave the EU, Theresa May has revealed.  The prime minister told reporters on Sunday that MPs would not get the chance to vote on her plan this week – but that Read More

Sunday Shows Round-Up: From Labour Splitters To Tory Cabinet Rebels

The dramatic resignations of MPs on both sides of the Commons dominated the news agenda this week – and the Sunday politics shows were no different, especially among Labour politicians.   In an impassioned interview with Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme, Chuka Umunna – one of original seven Labour MPs to quit the party Read More

Theresa May Pledges £200M In Humanitarian Aid For Yemen

Theresa May has pledged £200 million in aid for Yemen, calling for renewed efforts to end the country’s brutal civil war. Speaking at a summit in Egypt on Sunday, the prime minister said the new funding would be used to provide humanitarian aid for millions of people living without access to food or clean water. Read More

Man, 33, Arrested On Suspicion Of Preparing 'Right-Wing' Terror Acts, Police Say

Counter-terrorism police in Leeds have arrested a man on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts. West Yorkshire Police said the 33-year-old was held as part of a pre-planned operation into suspected extreme right-wing activity. A property in Leeds was searched by police. Superintendent Chris Bowen from Leeds District said: “I understand Read More

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Moroccan Town Near Site Of Tourist Murders

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited a town in Morocco close to the site of a “terror-linked” killing of two Scandinavian tourists in December. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled on Sunday to Asni, in the Atlas mountains, to meet schoolchildren after arriving in Morocco for a three-day tour on Saturday evening. Asni Read More

Sunderland Murder Investigation After Man, 18, Dies Following Pub 'Assault'

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager died following an alleged assault at a pub in Sunderland. Officers were called after an 18-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries near The Borough public house just before 1.30 am on Sunday. The injured teen was rushed to hospital but later died, the Northern Echo Read More

The Greatest Dancer Confirmed To Return For A Second Series Next Year

Following Saturday’s grand finale, it’s been confirmed that The Greatest Dancer will return for a second series next year.  The programme debuted in January and has averaged at 5.4 million viewers per episode, making it one of BBC One’s strongest entertainment programme launch since The Voice UK in 2012.  After the news was announced live Read More

Piers Morgan Claims He's Patched Things Up With Ant McPartlin After NTAs Jibe

Piers Morgan is claiming that all is well when it comes to his friendship with Ant McPartlin, stating they’ve patched things up after nearly falling out in January.  It all started when Piers joked about Ant and Dec’s National Television Awards nomination for Best Presenter, saying on Good Morning Britain: “He’s been on his backside Read More

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