Cookstown deaths: Watchdog investigates police response to teenagers' fatal disco crush on St Patrick's day

Cookstown deaths: Watchdog investigates police response to teenagers’ fatal disco crush on St Patrick’s day

Police officers who went to a hotel in Northern Ireland where three teenagers were crushed to death are to face investigation after it emerged they initially withdrew from the scene. The Police Ombudsman will examine how officers responded after emergency calls were made over the tragedy at a Cookstown hotel on St Patrick’s Day. Co […]

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Jussie Smollett: Charges dropped against Empire actor

Jussie Smollett: Charges dropped against Empire actor

Chicago’s mayor and chief police officer tore through Jussie Smollett and slammed prosecutors’ decision to drop all charges against him as a ‘whitewash of justice’ on Tuesday after the Empire actor jubilantly celebrated escaping a possible 48 year prison sentence and protested his innocence.  Speaking at a press conference with the equally enraged Chicago Police Superintendent […]

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Iran TV station did not break rules over interview praising attack – Ofcom | World news

Iran International did not breach the broadcasting code by interviewing a spokesman for a separatist group who praised last September’s terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, the British regulator Ofcom has ruled. The news channel, which broadcasts in Farsi but is based west London, interviewed Yacoub Hor al-Tostari, a spokesman for the Arab […]

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Brexit news: How European flag was BANISHED to basement instead of Government department | UK | News

Brexit news: How European flag was BANISHED to basement instead of Government department | UK | News

On Monday, MPs voted for an amendment enabling them to take control of House of Commons business and stage a series of “indicative votes” on the way forward for Brexit. The result means lawmakers could potentially dictate the handling of Brexit talks and pave the way for a “softer” deal that would keep Britain closely […]

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Prince Harry 'banished' loyal childhood pal after he told him not to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry ‘banished’ loyal childhood pal after he told him not to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry ‘banished’ one of his oldest and most trusted friends after he advised him not to marry Meghan Markle, a new report claims. The dad-to-be has been pals with Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip since they were kids after meeting at Eton. He’s been described as the Prince’s wingman – and was in Las Vegas for […]

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Brexit: How newspapers reported 'humiliated' Theresa May's latest commons loss

Brexit: How newspapers reported ‘humiliated’ Theresa May’s latest commons loss

Theresa May’s Brexit plans were left in ruins after MPs voted to take control from the government and determine Britain’s path out of the European Union.  In another dramatic day in the House of Commons, where three ministers resigned and 30 Tory MPs voted against the prime minister, Ms May was dealt another humiliating defeat.  […]

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David Attenborough on the Radio Times cover

Sir David Attenborough warns humans should eat less meat and embrace vegetarianism

Sir David Attenborough warns humans should eat less meat and embrace vegetarianism because ‘we can’t go on’ at such a rapid rate’ for the sake of the planet The 92-year-old has said humans can’t continue to eat meat at the same rate  Sir David is presenting a new environmental series on Netflix, called Our Planet  […]

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Key to prison education handed to governors | Education

As his two dogs wander in and out of the kitchen, David Breakspear expounds on the problems of British prisons: overcrowding, staff shortages, mental health issues. Breakspear has spent 15 years in jail. His final stint, he says, for holding up a newsagent at knife point, was deliberate – he hoped a few years behind […]

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Brexit: Ministers postpone financial services bill vote to avert defeat on tax havens – Politics live | Politics

A few weeks ago it emerged that the government was planning to announce a big regional investment that would benefit in particular constituencies in the north that backed leave and vote Labour. The prospect of this money being available might help to persuade Labour MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it was suggested. Downing […]

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BBC news: Listeners forced to ‘TURN DOWN’ Humphrys war veteran interview | UK | News

The veteran BBC host was interviewing war veteran Craig Winspear on BBC’s Today programme when he made the insensitive comments. Mr Humphrys asked the war hero, who was injured in 2011, “how do people react to you when they see you so dreadfully disfigured?” At this point one listener claimed they had to “turn their […]

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