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MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Politicians have condemned “vile” and “violent” language used against Theresa May over her Brexit negotiations. In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted as saying: “The moment […]

Julian Cole: Four Bedfordshire Police officers guilty

Julian Cole: Four Bedfordshire Police officers guilty

Image caption Julian Cole was left brain-damaged and paralysed after a scuffle outside a nightclub in 2013 Four police officers involved in arresting a man left paralysed and brain-damaged have been found guilty of wrongdoing by a misconduct panel. Julian Cole was involved in a scuffle with door men and police officers outside the former […]

Isle of Wight ferry captain and mate suspended

Isle of Wight ferry captain and mate suspended

Media captionAn eyewitness describes hearing shouting in the “disorientating” thick fog The master and mate of a car ferry that struck yachts and ran aground off the Isle of Wight have been suspended. The Red Falcon ran aground in fog off East Cowes on Sunday morning, weeks after another vessel operated by Red Funnel tore […]

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

MPs condemn ‘vile’ abuse of Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM was told to “bring her own noose” to a meeting with her own backbenchers later this week Politicians have condemned “vile” and “violent” language used against Theresa May over her Brexit negotiations. In an article in the Sunday Times, a Tory backbencher was quoted as saying: “The moment […]

Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley Radio 2 Drivetime show to end

Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley Radio 2 Drivetime show to end

The Radio 2 Drivetime show with Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley is to end after just a few months on air. Mayo is leaving BBC Radio 2 altogether but will continue to present his 5 Live film show with Mark Kermode. Whiley will remain on the station but move to the 7-9pm slot, which means […]

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

UK urged to take back Islamic State ‘foreign fighters’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been “caught on the battlefield” in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on […]

Government to examine university grade inflation

Government to examine university grade inflation

Image copyright PA Image caption More than a quarter of students are now graduating with a first-class degree A surge in the number of first-class degrees awarded at university has led the government to bring in measures to tackle so-called grade inflation. Figures suggest that degrees are being “marked up”, meaning students are leaving with […]

Dominic Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories: Hold your nerve

Dominic Raab tells ‘jittery’ Tories: Hold your nerve

Media captionDominic Raab: “Now is the time to play for the team” The Brexit Secretary has said he understands Tory “jitters” about EU negotiations but urged MPs to hold their nerve as talks continue. “The end is in sight in terms of a good deal, the prize we want,” Dominic Raab said, asking them to […]

Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour

Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour

Media captionAn eyewitness describes hearing shouting in the “disorientating” thick fog A ferry has hit several yachts and run aground off the Isle of Wight. The Red Falcon “came into contact” with a number of boats while trying to berth at Cowes Harbour, operator Red Funnel said. None of the 40 passengers onboard were hurt, […]

Royal tour: Meghan takes morning off as Harry goes solo in Sydney

Royal tour: Meghan takes morning off as Harry goes solo in Sydney

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to cut back Meghan’s schedule “slightly” during their tour of Australia, Kensington Palace says. Meghan, who is pregnant, spent the morning resting, while Harry gave out medals to Invictus Games athletes. Flying solo with fellow ex-servicemen, Harry could not resist trying on a […]

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