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Man arrested after Nigel Farage covered in milkshake while campaigning

The Brexit Party leader lamented the ‘complete failure’ as he was ushered away by security.

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Conservative leadership election: what happened last time?

The last time the Conservatives changed leader, the membership did not get the opportunity to pick the next PM.

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Doctor likened to Benny Hill jailed for groping 15 patients

Alan Tutin was found guilty on 15 counts of indecent assault against 15 women, some of whom were teenagers at the time.

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British teenager with love of forensics becomes crime scene investigator for the day

Kieran Robison, 13, often sets up fake crime scenes in the garden of his home in Newcastle.

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Lib Dems overtake Labour in Euro election race, poll suggests

The YouGov poll puts the Liberal Democrats on 16%, one point ahead of Labour, but trailing behind the Brexit Party on 35%.

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Who could replace Theresa May as Tory leader?

The British Prime Minister once again resisted calls for her to name the date of her departure from Number 10.

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British MP ‘sick’ at interview with Ukip candidate who joked about raping her

Carl Benjamin appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to defend his jokes about the Labour MP.

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Tommy Robinson sued over claims about bullied Syrian schoolboy

A lawyer representing Jamal Hijazi said his client had lodged a defamation claim at the High Court.

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Man arrested after threats made on social media ahead of football game

The 22-year-old was detained during the early hours of the morning.

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Fitness tracker technology ‘could help thwart cyber attacks’

The device plugs into a computer and alerts users with sounds, lights and vibration when action on security is required.

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Investigators to try and determine cause of Alaska seaplanes crash

At least four people were killed in a midair collision between sightseeing aircraft.

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Tommy Robinson will face new contempt charge, judges rule

A previous contempt finding made against Robinson was quashed by the Court of Appeal in August.

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May urged to quit as Tories fear ‘mauling’ from voters

An opinion poll has suggested the Tories could be forced into fifth position in the May 23 European elections.

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Restaurant diner who refused to pay for six-hour meal is jailed for 34 weeks

Paul Rockett, 64, enjoyed crab bites, penne meatballs, a peach sundae and various drinks at Frankie & Benny’s in Cambridge.

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Three injured as light aircraft hits overhead cables in Wales

The plane then landed close to the A40 in South Wales.

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Brexit Party overtakes Tories in new general election poll

Nigel Farage’s party is one point ahead of the Conservatives in what would be the Tories’ worst ever result, according to the ComRes survey of voting

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Pensioner shot with crossbow bolt in Wales dies in hospital

Gerald Corrigan died as a result of ‘horrendous injuries he sustained’, North Wales Police said.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has police protection after social media threats

Mr Khan said the levels of abuse had risen since the 2016 Brexit referendum.

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Anti-knife crime campaigners stage protest at YouTube’s London offices

The protesters have criticised the company’s ‘disgusting’ attitude to removing violent content.

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EU negotiator Guy Verhofstadt joins Lib Dems on campaign trail

Vince Cable said he was campaigning to combat ‘ugly populism’.

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Tory MP calls on Theresa May to quit at Prime Minister’s Questions

Leave-backer Andrea Jenkyns told the PM she had “failed” in her Brexit negotiations.

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Second Scottish independence vote could ‘fundamentally’ damage UK, warns Blair

The former Labour prime minister spoke out 20 years after the first Scottish Parliament elections.

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Police investigate Ukip candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ video

British Police said Carl Benjamin’s comments are being investigated to establish if an offence has taken place.

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Joseph McCann arrested and investigated over series of rapes and abductions

The attacks involved a total of 12 victims, aged between 11 and 71, the Metropolitan Police said.

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Police searching for Joseph McCann ‘make arrest after overnight standoff’

The Cheshire town became the focus of a nationwide manhunt for the ‘extremely dangerous’fugitive.

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Huawei leak did not amount to a criminal offence, British police say

Leaked reports of a National Security Council meeting suggested Theresa May had cleared Huawei to be involved in the 5G network.

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Sterling steadies after UK polls as focus falls on looming European Parliament elections

Sterling and shares brushed aside the UK local election results as investors focused on the potential fallout from the European Parliament elections later this month.

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Tories and Labour suffer in English council polls amid voter anger over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats were on course for a strong performance.

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Police fear man 'with slight Irish accent' who is being hunted over three rapes in UK is being hidden

Joseph McCann, 34, is believed to have abducted and raped three women in London and Watford last week.

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Brexit Party candidate for European elections quits in IRA row

Sally Bate said she would not share a party list with a former Communist who refused to apologise for comments about the bombing of Warrington.

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Teenage ‘musician’ stabbed to death in east London

Members of the boy’s family gathered at the scene today, and one woman was heard screaming: ‘It’s my son’.

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Bank of England keeps rates at 0.75% as Brexit stockpiling boost likely to be short-lived

The Bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep rates on hold.

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British government ‘will co-operate’ with any police inquiry into Huawei leak

Sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson has denied he is to blame for the disclosure of secret information from the National Security Council.

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Heathrow €16bn runway inches closer

The expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport inched closer when a High Court judge rejected legal challenges from environmental campaigners opposed to the building of a third runway.

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Penny Mordaunt becomes UK’s first female Defence Secretary

Royal Navy reservist Penny Mordaunt has become the UK’s first female Defence Secretary.

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Viral footage shows woman confronting English Defence League leader on campaign trail

The woman asks the former English Defence League leader if he is ‘just spouting a load of s***’ to get publicity.

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British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson sacked following Huawei leak inquiry

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had ‘lost confidence’ in the minister’s ability to serve.

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Jailed MP Onasanya removed by petition of constituents

The 35-year-old lawyer becomes the first MP ever to be removed by the recall process.

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Hunt: UK military involvement in Africa could increase amid terror threat

The Foreign Secretary was visiting Maiduguri in the north east of Nigeria.

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May has completely failed to tackle the UK’s burning injustices, says Corbyn

The Labour leader cited a report which warned that inequality will remain entrenched in Britain without urgent action.

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Former MP attempts to withdraw guilty plea to embezzlement charges

Natalie McGarry had entered guilty pleas at Glasgow Sheriff Court during an earlier appearance.

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Suspected rapist accused of abducting two women is wanted fugitive

Joseph McCann is wanted on recall to prison, Hertforshire Police said last week.

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Two men held after women’s bodies found in freezer

The 50-year-old has been taken to an east London police station as detectives attempt to identify the women.

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Two women found dead at a property in east London

Metropolitan Police officers are trying to trace relatives after the discovery in Canning Town.

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CCTV image of suspect released in hunt for rapist who abducted two women in London

The Metropolitan Police said the man has a distinctive tattoo.

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Debenhams UK store closures put 1,200 jobs under threat

Branches will disappear from the high street in 2020.

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Brexit deadlock may delay spending review, Hammond warns

The UK Chancellor told MPs it may be ‘unwise’ to go ahead with the three-year review amid uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Theresa May to attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Ms McKee will be laid to rest in Carnmoney cemetery after a service at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast.

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British politician apologises after drinking a mojito on train

Transport for London introduced an alcohol ban on all public transport in the capital in 2008.

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Boy, six, injured in ‘reckless’ shotgun attack on Wolverhampton house

Police said the boy sustained non life-threatening injuries and have opened an investigation into the shooting.

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Fire breaks out at block of flats featured in Only Fools And Horses

Harlech Tower in Acton, West London, was used to portray Nelson Mandela House.

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London sewer blocked by 105-tonne ‘concreteberg’

Thames Water said the huge blockage is at least 100 metres long and will take at least two months to remove.

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Actor Bradley Welsh ‘shot dead on his doorstep’ while young daughter was inside

A murder investigation has been launched after the 48-year-old was gunned down while his partner and daughter were in their home.

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‘Miss Hitler’ contestant and neo-Nazi accused discussed becoming a ‘martyr’

Alice Cutter and Mark Jones are both accused of being members of terrorist group National Action.

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Anti-knife crime campaigners to block Westminster Bridge

The demonstration, dubbed #OperationShutdown, aims to push the Government to call a Cobra meeting over recent bloodshed

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UK wage growth picks up pace as unemployment falls

British workers’ pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade as employers extended their hiring spree, adding to signs that uncertainty about Brexit is prompting firms to take on workers rather than commit to longer-term investments.

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Ducklings filmed blocking road in Yorkshire town

The ducks were filmed obstructing the road in Driffield town centre in Yorkshire.

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Nigel Farage ‘not the answer to anyone’s problem’, says Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader and Brexit Party frontman have traded blows ahead of the EU elections.

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Lancashire Policeman sprayed with ammonia on duty seriously ill

The sergeant was attacked as he attended reports of a domestic incident in Darwen, Lancashire in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Murder accused only wanted to confront ex-wife’s new partner, court told

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo has denied murder and the attempted destruction of an unborn child.

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