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Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders

Jeremy Corbyn set for crunch meeting with Jewish leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Corbyn said he would meet representatives from the Jewish community in the “coming days, weeks and months” Jeremy Corbyn is set for a crunch meeting with Jewish leaders to discuss what steps he has taken to address anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The Jewish Leadership Council and Board […]

Alfie Evans parents lose ‘last-ditch appeal’ over life support

Alfie Evans parents lose ‘last-ditch appeal’ over life support

Image copyright ACTION4ALFIE Image caption Alfie Evans is in a “semi-vegetative state” in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital The parents of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost a “last-ditch appeal” over his life support. A High Court judge dismissed fresh submissions heard in private from lawyers representing Alfie’s parents via telephone link on Monday evening. […]

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist to be unveiled in London

Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist to be unveiled in London

Image copyright Caroline Teo/GLA/PA Image caption Artist Gillian Wearing, said she was “really delighted that planning has been granted” A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, will be unveiled opposite Parliament later. She campaigned for women’s right to vote during the early 20th Century and is seen as one of the most […]

Horses ‘fly-tipped and left to die’, says RSPCA

Horses ‘fly-tipped and left to die’, says RSPCA

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption Adie the horse being rescued Horses are regularly being “fly-tipped” and left to die by irresponsible owners, the RSPCA has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. One mare had been dumped by the side of the road while trying to give birth, it said. The mother and foal both died. The […]

Food bank charity gives record level of supplies

Food bank charity gives record level of supplies

Image caption The Trussell Trust food banks provided 1.3 million packages of three-day supplies of food last year The biggest network of food banks in the UK says it provided record levels of “emergency food supplies” last year. The annual figures from the Trussell Trust charity show a 13% increase, providing 1.3 million three-day food […]

Yemen war: Houthi political leader Saleh al-Sammad ‘killed in air raid’

Yemen war: Houthi political leader Saleh al-Sammad ‘killed in air raid’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Saleh al-Sammad had led the rebel Supreme Political Council since its creation in August 2016 Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement says a senior political figure has been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike. Saleh al-Sammad, head of the Supreme Political Council, was “martyred” in the city of Hudaydah last Thursday, […]

Iran’s banks banned from dealing in crypto-currencies

Iran’s banks banned from dealing in crypto-currencies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iran’s central bank has banned the use of crypto-currencies in its financial centres Iran’s central bank has banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies, over concerns the technology could be used illegally. It said Bitcoin could be “turned into a means for money-laundering and financing terrorism” and “a means […]

Retail woes force hundreds of store closures

Retail woes force hundreds of store closures

Image caption Almost one in five shops in Doncaster is empty Nearly 650 shops and restaurants, run by a handful of major chains, have shut since the start of 2018 or are at risk of closure. Maplin and Toys R Us sites account for half that total, according to analysis by BBC 5 Live’s Wake […]

Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar

Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar

Image copyright Getty Images Profits at Google-owner Alphabet jumped almost 73% in the first three months of the year, as revenues from internet advertising soared. The strong results came despite fears that rising costs and regulation could undermine the search giant’s performance. First-quarter net income rose to $9.4bn (£6.7bn) from $5.4bn a year earlier, beating […]

Government could probe Star and Express newspaper takeover

Government could probe Star and Express newspaper takeover

Image copyright Getty Images Trinity Mirror’s £127m deal to buy the Star and Express newspapers could face a government investigation, the Culture Secretary has said. Matt Hancock said he was “minded” to intervene on public interest grounds, including the need to ensure a “plurality of views” in the media. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) […]

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