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  • Current Event
    14 hours ago
    by gottlieb
    +7 +1

    Emmanuel Macron calls Brexit campaign leaders 'liars', in extraordinary attack

    Emmanuel Macron has branded the leaders of the campaign for Brexit “liars”, in an extraordinary attack at the close of the Salzburg summit. The Leave victory was “pushed by those who predicted easy solutions,” the French president said, adding: “Those people are liars. They left the next day so they didn’t have to manage it.”

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by larylin
    +3 +1

    Lib Dem call for £100bn 'citizen's fund'

    A £100bn "citizens fund" should be created to spread the UK's wealth more evenly, the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is proposing. He will tell the party's conference it could be built up through taxes on the richest and the sale of assets, such as the UK stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. Sir Vince will say it is a "disgrace" taxpayers are yet to be repaid for the RBS bail-out in the financial crisis.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +9 +1

    London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote.” Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans still not accepted, some lawmakers, as well as union and business leaders are increasingly arguing for people to have a final say on any deal struck with Brussels.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by geoleo
    +15 +1

    Most Britons ready to vote for new centre-ground party amid Tory and Labour chaos, new poll finds

    A majority of Britons would now consider voting for a new centre-ground political movement amid soaring dismay at the state of the main parties, an exclusive poll has revealed. The exclusive research for The Independent found the number of those ready to back a new party has leapt in just four months after a summer in which Labour’s antisemitism crisis raged and the Tories tore themselves apart over Brexit.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by zyery
    +20 +1

    Documents reveal Salisbury suspects have links to Russian defence ministry

    Documents uncovered by investigative journalists have provided the first public evidence that the suspects in the Salisbury novichok attack have formal ties to the Russian ministry of defence. British authorities have charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov with conspiracy to murder Sergei and Yulia Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. The former Russian spy and his daughter were found collapsed on 4 March; the police officer fell ill after trying to help them. Prosecutors say Petrov and Boshirov work for Russian military intelligence, which President Vladimir Putin has denied.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by baron778
    +10 +1

    Boy, 11, left with serious head injuries after copying YouTube stunt

    A boy was left with serious head injuries after riding a playground roundabout as it was spun by the back wheel of a moped, in imitation of a popular YouTube video stunt. Tyler Brooke, 11, fainted as the centrifugal force generated by the spinning roundabout forced fluid and blood into his head, leaving his face bruised and his eyes bulging and bloodshot.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by TheSpirit
    +12 +1

    Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral

    The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have appeared on Russia’s state-funded TV station RT, claiming they visited the “wonderful” English city as tourists to see its cathedral. In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have approached Sergei Skripal’s house by accident on 4 March, but denied that they were carrying any poison or that they had committed any crime.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by messi
    +29 +1

    Russian trolls' tweets cited in more than 100 UK news articles

    UK news organisations have cited tweets from Russian trolls more than 100 times, a Guardian investigation has found, in stories about topics including Donald Trump, Donald Glover and Lena Dunham. In June the US Congress released details of 1,000 accounts that Twitter believes were run by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-backed misinformation operation based in St Petersburg, adding to more than 2,000 accounts the company had already identified.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    HIV diagnoses fall to their lowest level in the UK since 2000

    New HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since 2000, figures show. There was a 17% drop in the number of new diagnoses last year, declining from 5,280 in 2016 to 4,363 in 2017, Public Health England (PHE) said. Numbers have reduced by more than a quarter (28%) since 2015 and are at their lowest since 2000, when there were 3,989.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by ppp
    +16 +1

    Two thirds of young girls have been sexually harassed in public, survey shows

    Two thirds of girls and women aged 14 to 21 have been sexually harassed in public, according to a survey. The poll by charity Plan International UK examined the exposure of young females to conduct including catcalling, groping and upskirting. More than 1,000 girls and women were asked about their experiences in public settings, for instance when they are in the street, on transport, travelling to school or work, or in a park, bar or club.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +11 +1

    Four million UK children too poor to have a healthy diet, study finds

    Almost 4 million children in the UK live in households that would struggle to afford to buy enough fruit, vegetables, fish and other healthy foods to meet the official nutrition guidelines, a groundbreaking food poverty study reveals. The research, by the Food Foundation thinktank, says the diminishing ability of low-income families to pay for healthy food is consigning the least well-off to a greater risk of diet related illness, such as obesity and diabetes, as well as widening health inequalities across society.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by dynamite
    +11 +1

    Abused husband 'let down' before murder

    A solicitor who was abused and murdered by his violent wife was let down by authorities, a report has found. Doctors failed to raise concerns about injuries to David Edwards, according to the domestic homicide review. Mr Edwards, 51, was stabbed through the heart by his wife Sharon at their home Chorley, Lancashire, just weeks after their Las Vegas wedding in 2015.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by 8mm
    +14 +1

    Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise

    The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29% in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows. Forms of the drug - used to treat cancer pain - are often imported illegally from Chinese laboratories and sold to users via the dark web. Deaths from psychoactive substances like spice or mephedrone halved. Drug policy campaigners called on the government to fund drug treatment and stop criminalising users.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by zyery
    +10 +1

    Brexit: Theresa May claims trade deal success in Africa – but critics say it's a 'rollover' of existing EU agreement

    Theresa May has come under fire for claiming to have secured the UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal as it is merely a “rollover” of an existing EU agreement. Critics said the announcement – to replicate a deal with six southern African nations – fell far short of boasts, before the referendum, of a new free trade area much larger than the EU. They also pointed out that it came amid doubts about whether the UK will be able to retain deals the EU has struck recently with Canada and Japan – which are far bigger economies.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +7 +1

    Blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly over UK capital

    A giant blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be seen in the UK capital's skies this weekend after protesters were given permission to fly the crowdfunded balloon in Westminster. More than 3,000 supporters have donated more than £58,000 ($75,500) in total to fund the 29-foot balloon, which depicts the mayor reclining in a small yellow bikini.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by aj0690
    +13 +1

    Sadiq Khan bikini balloon launched

    A giant balloon of a bikini-clad Sadiq Khan has been flown in London as part of a campaign to oust the capital's mayor. Campaigners raised £58,182 for the 29ft-long blimp, which was launched in Parliament Square earlier. Mr Khan said people were "welcome" to look at the balloon but he did not think the swimwear suited him.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by Apolatia
    +21 +1

    UK won't be able to protect its waters after Brexit, former first sea lord warns

    A former chief of the UK’s naval staff has said the nation does not have enough ships to patrol its waters, warning of “disastrous” consequences after Brexit. Lord West of Spithead , former first sea lord, said the “insufficient” number of ships had been exposed by recent clashes between British and French fishermen over scallops. Rocks and smoke bombs were hurled at British fishing vessels in the English Channel during skirmishes on Tuesday. French mariners are angry about a domestic ban preventing them from harvesting the scallop-rich region while British boats have free rein to fish.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by zyery
    +24 +1

    Man who lost most of his penis to flesh-eating bug wins six-figure payout

    A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery has won a six-figure payout. Andrew Lane, 63, contracted the potentially fatal infection necrotising fasciitis after an operation to remove his prostate gland in March 2013. His bowel was punctured during the procedure at Southend hospital in Essex, but staff only noticed the injury six days later, his lawyers said.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +17 +1

    Girl dies after bouncy castle incident in Norfolk

    A girl has died after apparently being thrown from a bouncy castle on a beach, Norfolk police have said. The incident occurred at about 11am on Sunday at Gorleston beach. Members of the public and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution rushed to help the girl, who suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest, East of England ambulance service (EEAST) said. She was taken to the James Paget hospital but died from her injuries.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by mariogi
    +3 +1

    UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

    The British government is separating children from parents who have been taken into immigration detention – the practice that brought worldwide condemnation for the Trump administration. Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year, according to a charity that challenges immigration detention.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +13 +1

    UK's most wanted conman Mark Acklom arrested in Switzerland

    Britain's most wanted fraud suspect Mark Acklom has been arrested in a dramatic raid on his hideout, two years after he went on the run in Europe. Acklom, 45, was held by police at an apartment he was sharing with his wife and their two young children in Switzerland. He is wanted in the UK for allegedly fleecing a woman of her £850,000 life savings after posing as a wealthy banker and MI6 agent and promising to marry her.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by roxxy
    +10 +1

    Theresa May blames local councils for collapse of bus services despite huge government budget cuts

    Theresa May sparked a huge row when she blamed local councils for the collapse of bus services – despite her own government slashing their budgets in half. The prime minister also claimed that routes were disappearing because “working habits are changing”, again rejecting any responsibility for the crisis. The controversy was raised in the Commons after the Campaign for Better Transport pleaded with ministers to step in – after 188 services were cut in the last year alone.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +9 +1

    Giant 'Trump Baby' balloon approved to fly

    Plans to fly a giant inflatable figure depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the US president's visit have been approved. Mr Trump is due to meet Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on 13 July. Campaigners raised almost £18,000 for the helium-filled six-metre high figure, which they said reflects Mr Trump's character as an "angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands".

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +14 +1

    Donald Trump to be met by protests at each stage of UK visit

    Campaign groups and trade unions have organised a schedule of protests to follow Donald Trump on his visit to the UK next week, including a six metre angry baby balloon that will fly over Westminster from Parliament Square. Demonstrations begin next Thursday evening at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and in Regent’s Park, London, near to where the protesters believe the president will have dinner, and then at the US ambassador’s residence, where they believe he will stay the night.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +3 +1

    Over 80 Labour MPs urge Theresa May to offer anonymity to revenge porn victims

    Exclusive: Government urged to make sharing intimate images without consent a sex crime as some victims put off seeking justice

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by wildcard
    +7 +1

    Murder inquiry after Novichok woman dies

    Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman exposed to nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire died. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday evening after falling critically ill on 30 June. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, remains critically ill in hospital. Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked" by the death, which comes after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +8 +1

    Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. His departure comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from critics that it was "soft". Mr Davis was appointed to the post in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the UK's EU withdrawal. Junior minister Steven Baker quit shortly after Mr Davis - as Mrs May prepares to face MPs and peers later.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by cone
    +14 +1

    British Protesters Aim To Get Green Day Song ‘American Idiot’ To No. 1 On Day Donald Trump Arrives In The U.K.

    The Green Day song “American Idiot” could be getting a second life in the U.K. thanks to Donald Trump. This week, British protesters preparing for Trump’s first officials visit to England are leading a campaign to make the song No. 1 on the charts the day the president arrives. Initially conceived months ago when Trump’s visit was first announced, the campaign appears to be building steam and gaining plenty of support online to make it happen.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +7 +1

    UK to require all new homes have electric vehicle charging capabilities

    Forward-looking: Electric vehicles very much appear to be the way of the future for the United Kingdom. By 2040, a ban on combustion vehicles could make electric vehicles a necessity. An initiative to install chargers in public places and in all new homes will help push towards the goal of going fully electric by 2040. A new proposal in the UK aims to require electrical vehicle charging capabilities at all new homes. In addition to homes, light poles near street parking locations will also be...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +2 +1

    New laws that could jail people for making 'reckless' statements about extremist groups 'may violate human rights'

    Proposed laws that would see people jailed for viewing terrorist material three times or making “reckless” statements about extremist groups may violate human rights, MPs and peers have warned. The government’s new Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill “strikes the wrong balance between security and liberty”, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +8 +1

    Facebook faces record UK fine for data misuse

    The UK's data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches - the maximum allowed. The Information Commissioner's Office said Facebook had failed to ensure another company - Cambridge Analytica - had deleted users' data. The ICO will also bring a criminal action against Cambridge Analytica's defunct parent company SCL Elections.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by sasky
    +3 +1

    The British government is in so much trouble, it's planning an early vacation

    The beleaguered government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is proposing that the UK parliament should break for summer five days earlier than planned, in a move that has been criticized as a desperate attempt to ease the pressure on her leadership. Members of Parliament will vote on whether to start their summer recess five days early -- beginning this Thursday instead of next Tuesday. They would not return to work until September 4.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TheSpirit
    +26 +1

    Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

    The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says changing the DNA of a human embryo could be ‘morally permissable’ if it is in the child’s best interests. The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ticktack
    +2 +1

    Boys should be given HPV vaccine, says joint committee

    The UK government is considering whether to extend the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme to boys after an expert committee found that it was cost effective.1 In a report released on 18 July the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said that deciding whether to recommend the HPV vaccine for boys was complex. It was only after considering the wider issues of health economics—including the benefits of preventing cancer many years into the future...

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    Millions 'worse off' than 15 years ago

    Millions of "just about managing" families are no better off today than those in 2003, new research from the Resolution Foundation indicates. The remarkable income stagnation for so many reveals that the economy has been failing to generate income for people over many years despite record levels of people in work. In 2003, households on the lower half of incomes typically earnt £14,900.