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Muslim Council urges PM to avoid Boris Johnson ‘whitewash’

Muslim Council urges PM to avoid Boris Johnson ‘whitewash’

Media captionWhy Boris Johnson’s comments have sparked an internal Conservative Party investigation The UK’s largest Muslim organisation is calling on Theresa May to ensure the inquiry into Boris Johnson’s burka comments is not a “whitewash”. According to the Guardian, the Muslim Council of Britain will tell the prime minister “no-one should be allowed to victimise […]

Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended by the Commons and his Party DUP MP Ian Paisley’s supporters will meet on Monday to show their support. The North Antrim politician is currently suspended by the House of Commons after he failed to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri […]

Abortion clinic buffer zone announcement expected ‘next month’

Abortion clinic buffer zone announcement expected ‘next month’

Media captionAre women seeking abortions being harassed? An announcement on potential moves to protect women attending abortion clinics is expected next month. Campaigners want “buffer zones” barring anti-abortion protests outside clinics, similar to one in Ealing, west London. A UK-wide review was expected to report in July but Home Secretary Sajid Javid has told cross-party […]

Loans offer for Scottish farmers hit by adverse weather

Loans offer for Scottish farmers hit by adverse weather

Image caption The unprecedented weather has led to higher costs such as increased prices for feed and fodder Scottish farmers are being offered government loans to help them recover from months of adverse weather conditions. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) is being launched to allow farmers early access to their annual payment from […]

Ex-Labour leader condemns Corbyn over anti-semitism

Ex-Labour leader condemns Corbyn over anti-semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jim Murphy led Scottish Labour from December 2014 to June 2015 A former Scottish Labour leader has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for what he regards as the party’s failure to root out anti-semitism. In an unusual move, Jim Murphy paid for a full page advert in the Jewish Telegraph to […]

Boris Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments

Boris Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments

Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct. The party has received dozens of complaints about the ex-foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women wearing burkas. The complaints will be looked at by an independent panel which could refer Mr Johnson to the party’s board, […]

Northamptonshire council backs ‘radical’ cuts to services

Northamptonshire council backs ‘radical’ cuts to services

Image caption Northamptonshire County Council approved an action plan for “radical” cuts to services A cash-strapped council has approved massive cuts to jobs and services in a bid to tackle a funding shortfall of £70m. Northamptonshire County Council backed the action plan to reduce spending during a crisis meeting. Children’s services, road maintenance and waste […]

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour

Image copyright Lifecycle Marketing Image caption Emma’s Diary offers free products and discount coupons A parenting advice site has been fined £140,000 after it was accused of illegally collecting data and selling it on for use by the Labour Party, which used it to profile new mums. Emma’s Diary gathered data on more than a […]

Northamptonshire council meets to vote on huge cuts

Northamptonshire council meets to vote on huge cuts

Image copyright PA Image caption Northamptonshire County Council held an emergency meeting a week ago to discuss funding cuts Massive cuts to jobs and services are expected to be approved by councillors in Northamptonshire later. The county council, which is facing a funding shortfall of £70m, will discuss an action plan on Thursday that would […]

Ian Paisley: North Antrim recall petition to open

Ian Paisley: North Antrim recall petition to open

Image copyright Charles McQuillan Image caption Mr Paisley could lose his seat and face a by-election if 10% of voters in North Antrim sign the petition A petition that could force a by-election in North Antrim and unseat the current MP Ian Paisley will open later. In July, MPs voted to suspend Mr Paisley for […]