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UK minister tells broadcasters to be ‘patriotic’ during Brexit, Twitter responds swiftly

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:49Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:50 UK cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom’s call for British broadcasters to be more “patriotic” as the country negotiates Brexit has sparked an outpouring of hilarity online. However, many social media users suspect her comments may have a darker side. Leadsom, ...

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UK Houses of Parliament targeted in cyberattack

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:26Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:32 The UK’s Houses of Parliament have been targeted by cyber attackers, according to a parliamentary spokesperson. Unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts have forced Westminster to take security measures in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Centre, a ...

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83 households refuse to evacuate from Chalcots flats due to ‘fire hazard’

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 13:19Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 13:23 Scores of people have refused to be evacuated from a north-west London apartment complex identified as a fire hazard, despite the insistence of emergency services that the safety of residents cannot be guaranteed. Camden Council took the decision to ...

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27 tower blocks in 15 areas fail fire cladding tests – UK govt.

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 09:46Edited time: 24 Jun, 2017 09:55 The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower are seen in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 18, 2017. © Neil Hall / Reuters Twenty-seven high-rise apartment buildings have failed fire cladding safety tests across England so far, according ...

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London tower block to be evacuated over Grenfell cladding fears – Camden council

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 19:35 A tower block containing 161 households in the London district of Camden is to be evacuated over safety fears concerning cladding on the building in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Seventy-nine people were killed when a fire destroyed the Grenfell block on ...

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Corbyn supporter calls Rupert Murdoch a c**t to his face

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 15:43 Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire owner of the Sun and Times newspapers, was heckled while on a trip to the cinema in the London borough of Hackney with his wife, former supermodel Gerry Hall. Murdoch had been attending a screening of the The Forgotten Man, ...

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Times claims hacked passwords of Tory cabinet ministers traded on Russian-language forum

A Times investigation claims that the hacked passwords of top UK politicians, diplomats, and police officers have been sold or bartered on a private Russian-language forum. Credentials reportedly belonging to tens of thousands of Britain’s top officials, including some 1,000 ministers, 7,000 police officers, and 1,000 members of Parliament or ...

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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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