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Field’s resignation must be catalyst for change – Blunkett

Image copyright Labour Party, Reuters Image caption Lord Blunkett, a Labour member for 55 years, says Mr Field’s decision should prompt change in the party Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett has said the resignation of veteran Labour MP Frank Field must be seen as a “catalyst for seismic change”. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord […]

Sadiq Khan bikini balloon launched in London

Media caption‘Anti-Khan’ bikini balloon launches A giant balloon of a bikini-clad Sadiq Khan has been flown in London as part of a campaign to oust the capital’s mayor. Campaigners raised £58,182 for the 29ft-long blimp, which was launched in Parliament Square earlier. Mr Khan said people were “welcome” to look at the balloon but he […]

Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

Image caption The LGA says some areas may struggle to respond to unforeseen STI outbreaks A record 3.3 million visits were made to sexual health clinics in England last year, as local councils warn over funding cuts and stretched resources. Figures show there were 3,323,275 visits across the country in 2017, an increase of 13% […]

Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after ‘punch’

Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after ‘punch’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The actress made her name playing Jo Sugden in ITV soap Emmerdale Roxanne Pallett has left the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5 has said, following an episode in which she was “punched” by housemate Ryan Thomas. The former Emmerdale actor’s exit comes after media watchdog Ofcom received thousands […]

HMRC celebrity ‘blacklist’ over tax avoidance backed by Cable

Image copyright PA HM Revenue and Customs’ reported policy of blocking people from getting honours if they are found to have avoided tax has been backed by Sir Vince Cable. Celebrities who use lawful but controversial schemes are being “blacklisted” to protect the reputation of the honours list, says the Times. A Freedom of Information […]

Field’s resignation must be catalyst for change – Blunkett

Image copyright Labour Party, Reuters Image caption Lord Blunkett, a Labour member for 55 years, says Mr Field’s decision should prompt change in the party Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett has said the resignation of veteran Labour MP Frank Field must be seen as a “catalyst for seismic change”. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord […]

Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after ‘punch’

Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after ‘punch’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The actress made her name playing Jo Sugden in ITV soap Emmerdale Roxanne Pallett has left the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5 has said, following an episode in which she was “punched” by housemate Ryan Thomas. The former Emmerdale actor’s exit comes after media watchdog Ofcom received thousands […]

Solihull murders: Janbaz Tarin appears in court

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem were pronounced dead at the scene A man has appeared in court charged with the murders of a mother and daughter. Khaola Saleem, 49, and Raneem Oudeh, 22, were found stabbed to death outside their home in Solihull in the […]

Batley murder inquiry: Man killed in baseball bat attack

Image copyright Google Image caption West Yorkshire Police said the man was attacked in Town Street A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was battered to death with a baseball bat. The 31-year-old suffered fatal head injuries in the attack in Town Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, at about 22:00 BST on Friday. A […]

HMRC ‘blocks honours’ for celebrities over tax avoidance

Image copyright PA Revenue & Customs is blocking people from getting honours if they are found to be avoiding tax, says the Times. The paper says that celebrities who use lawful but controversial schemes are being “blacklisted” by HMRC to protect the reputation of the honours list. A Freedom of Information request showed the tax […]