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Heathrow reveals expansion ‘masterplan’

Image copyright Grimshaw Architects Image caption The architects’ visualisation of Heathrow’s planned expansion shows the third runway, new terminals and carparks Heathrow Airport will construct a third runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050, according to its “masterplan” published on Tuesday. The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through […]

MPs’ maternity rights: Labour’s Stella Creasy speaks out

Women are forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum” because of Parliament’s rules, a pregnant Labour MP has said. Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said that Ipsa – the body which regulates MPs’ pay – told her it does not recognise when members go on maternity leave. Consequently, no paid cover is […]

Ministers reject fast fashion impact advice

Image copyright Getty Images A catalogue of proposals to force the fashion industry to clean up its act has been rejected by the UK government. MPs want ministers to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions. They made 18 recommendations covering environmental and labour market practices but none were accepted. Not only […]

Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images The Tory leadership contest will enter the next stage later when a second round of voting is held in Parliament. Conservative MPs will vote by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 18:00 BST. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the […]

‘Money mules’: Rising numbers are in middle age

Image copyright Getty Images Middle-aged people are increasingly being lured into becoming “money mules” and their bank accounts used to launder proceeds of crime, a report suggests. More than 40,000 cases which “bore the hallmarks” of money mule activity were reported to UK fraud prevention service Cifas last year, up 26% on 2017. The largest […]

London Bridge attack inquests: ‘Chaos’ hindered medic response

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The inquest had heard no paramedics were sent to help Sebastien Belanger where he lay dying Emergency services bosses took “too long” to decide to send specialist teams to help victims of the London Bridge attack, an inquest has heard. Paramedics were kept away from the scene of the […]

Tory leadership race: Candidates face questions on Trump and Brexit

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Tory leadership contenders have urged Donald Trump not to interfere in UK affairs amid a row over his latest criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The US President re-tweeted a message criticising Mr Khan’s record on knife crime referring to “Londonistan”. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the president’s attacks on […]

London Bridge attack inquests: ‘Chaos’ hindered medic response

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The inquest had heard no paramedics were sent to help Sebastien Belanger where he lay dying Emergency services bosses took “too long” to decide to send specialist teams to help victims of the London Bridge attack, an inquest has heard. Paramedics were kept away from the scene of the […]

South Wales Police officer in juror link on misconduct charge

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Det Con Rebecca Bryant sent texts to a juror, who was her son’s girlfriend A police officer lied about her link with a juror in a murder trial, leading to three convictions being quashed and a retrial, a disciplinary panel has heard. Det Con Rebecca Bryant was a […]

Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a ‘poster boy’ for racists

Image caption Sadiq Khan said it was “remarkable” that a president would retweet “a far-right activist” London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called Donald Trump a “poster boy for racists” after the US President hit out at him over London’s knife crime. Mr Trump retweeted a post from right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins blaming the violence on […]