Paul Routledge: Don't switch us off! Over-75s revolt in Leeds over TV licences - Paul Routledge

Paul Routledge: Don’t switch us off! Over-75s revolt in Leeds over TV licences – Paul Routledge

They came from all over Yorkshire to show their anger at the Tory-inspired raid on free TV licences for the over-75s. Protesting pensioners, mostly ladies, filled the pavement outside the BBC’s northern HQ in Leeds. My, did they make a noise. And they were just one of 20 such demonstrations all over the country. Through […]

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Rio Ferdinand opens up on possible Man Utd return as sporting director

Rio Ferdinand opens up on possible Man Utd return as sporting director

Rio Ferdinand says he ‘won’t lose sleep’ if Manchester United don’t appoint him as their new sporting director. The Red Devils are hoping to appoint an individual to work alongside manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to oversee and co-ordinate the club’s transfer policy. Former United defender Ferdinand has emerged as a […]

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Tory Rory Stewart plans to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit

Tory Rory Stewart plans to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit

Tory Rory Stewart wants to ring up 50,000 people to ask them to sort out Brexit if he can’t. The MP, who is running to be the next Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, plans to launch a Citizen’s Assembly if he can’t get a deal through Parliament. And he ruled out serving […]

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Jo Brand (pictured yesterday) will face no police action following the comments she made on Tuesday

Jo Brand will NOT face police action after she sparked fury with her battery acid joke

Jo Brand will NOT face police action after she sparked fury with her ‘joke’ about throwing battery acid at politicians Police said the referral had been considered and no action would be taken  Brand has since apologised for the comments which were made on Tuesday The BBC later censored the comment in a later broadcast […]

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Question Time: Tense moment Fiona Bruce eye-rolls Mark Reckless in BBC bias row

Question Time: Tense moment Fiona Bruce eye-rolls Mark Reckless in BBC bias row

BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce got into a heated debate with arch-Brexiteer Mark Reckless over alleged bias at the BBC. The spat was caused by Reckless, a former UKIP MP, saying that last week’s Question Time featured solely remain-voters on its panel. However, Fiona hit back at his criticism, pointing out that while some […]

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Dreaming big: Lowe attended the 2019 FOX Upfront at Wollman Park, Central Park in New York City in May. He admitted he is

Rob Lowe admits he wants to lead a reboot of The West Wing… with himself as the president

Rob Lowe admits he wants to lead a reboot of The West Wing… with himself as the president By Marisa Okano For Dailymail.com Published: 21:44 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 21:49 BST, 13 June 2019 Rob Lowe wants to lead a reboot of The West Wing. The actor starred in the political drama as […]

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QI tell Tory PM hopeful Mark Harper a Lion would not win a fight with a bear

QI tell Tory PM hopeful Mark Harper a Lion would not win a fight with a bear

An hour and a bit into questioning Mark Harper and no one had really tested his promise to answer every question. He was quizzed on his views on immigration, and outlined his plan to deal with Brexit . He was directly why immigrants should trust him – as Immigration Minister he was an architect of […]

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Just two Tory leadership hopefuls pledge to keep free TV licences for over-75s

Just two Tory leadership hopefuls pledge to keep free TV licences for over-75s

Campaigners tonight urged Tory leadership hopefuls to promise to protect free TV licences for the over-75s. Candidates vying for the top job faced calls to stand by the 2017 Conservative election manifesto, which promised to maintain the lifeline for the rest of this Parliament. Age UK charity director Caroline Abrahams said: “Many older people have […]

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John Cleese says London comments 'not racist' in blistering response

John Cleese says London comments ‘not racist’ in blistering response

John Cleese has hit back at those who accused him of being ‘racist’ for saying that London is “not really an English city any more”. In a blistering response on social media, the 79-year-old former Monty Python star defended his comments, saying they were “culturalist”. The comedian was accused of racism online while mayor of […]

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