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Jeremy Corbyn would be better PM than Theresa May, poll finds

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 14:59 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is now a more popular choice for prime minister than the Conservative leader Theresa May, according to a recent poll. According to YouGov pollsters, 35 percent of those asked “who would make best prime minister” opted for Corbyn. PM May ...

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Theresa May’s post-Brexit offer to EU citizens ‘will make things worse’ – Donald Tusk

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 14:30 European Council President Donald Tusk says Theresa May’s proposals for the post-Brexit status of EU citizens living in Britain are “below expectations” and “risks worsening the situation of citizens.” Read more The prime minister said her plan would ensure that no one living lawfully ...

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UK desperate to end Julian Assange embassy stand-off – Ecuadorian FM

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 14:17 The British government is trying to extricate itself from the Julian Assange embassy stand-off which has seen the WikiLeaks co-founder holed up in the Ecuadorian mission since 2012. The five-year stalemate has seen millions of pounds poured into policing and surveillance efforts to keep ...

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Queen reported to police for failing to wear a seatbelt

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 12:44 As the Queen was on her way to the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, one observer noticed she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and reported her to the police. The Monarch was sitting with her son and heir Prince Charles in the back of ...

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Did Tories break election law by canvassing voters from secret call center?

The Conservative Party operated a secret call center to canvas for candidates during the 2017 general election, breaking both data protection and election rules, according to an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News. During the course of their investigation, an undercover reporter secured work at Blue Telecoms, a firm in ...

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Theresa May offers to let 3mn EU citizens remain in UK after Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made a “fair and serious offer” to the EU that would involve 3 million EU citizens being allowed to stay in the UK once it departs the bloc in two years’ time. The prime minister unveiled her much-awaited proposals for EU migrants in the ...

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Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire investigation

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 09:53Edited time: 23 Jun, 2017 10:01 The fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in West London last week started with a faulty fridge freezer, and the outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Speaking to reporters at Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack ...

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British population shows sharpest growth since 1947 – ONS

Published time: 22 Jun, 2017 15:48 The population of Britain grew by 538,000 in a single year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), bringing the nation’s total headcount to 65.6 million. The data, collected in June last year, is the highest population growth by year since 1947. Unlike ...

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Church ‘colluded’ with bishop to conceal his ‘sadistic’ sex crimes – report

Senior figures in the Church of England (CoE) have been found guilty of “colluding” with a former bishop jailed for a string of sexual offenses on young men and teenagers over a period of two decades. Former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester Peter Ball was jailed for 32 months in ...

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Islamophobic hate crime up 500% in Manchester after Arena bombing

Published time: 22 Jun, 2017 14:42 Hate crimes against Muslims have risen 500 percent in Greater Manchester since the bombing that killed 22 people in the city in May. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Greater Manchester Police say a total of 224 cases of Islamophobic hate crimes were ...

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