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Theresa May informed of Trident test when she became PM, says No 10

Monday  14:45,   23 january 2017
Press Association

Theresa May had earlier repeatedly failed to answer direct questions about how much she knew about the testing.But the PM’s official spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny reports that a missile malfunctioned during the test, stating only that Mrs[...]

Drivers' lives at risk due to dangerous second-hand tyres, warn councils

Saturday  08:50,   21 january 2017
Press Association

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old. As many as 83% of used tyres in some areas are being sold illegally, the Local[...]

Houses of Parliament repairs in numbers

Monday  14:15,   16 january 2017
Press Association

A row is heating up over whether or not MPs should evacuate the Palace of Westminster while renovation work is carried out.Labour MP Chris Bryant, who is joint spokesman for the Committee on Restoration and Renewal, made the dire predictions as he[...]

Battle begins to block millions of nuisance calls

Monday  10:05,   16 january 2017
Sky News

A service with "unique technology" that aims to divert up to 30 million nuisance calls a week has been launched. BT's Call Protect service has been developed to block calls before they reach homes, unlike reactive blocking which may not[...]

Thousands of people flee homes as coast braces for serious flooding

Friday  19:10,   13 january 2017
Press Association

Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes as Britain's east coastline prepares for severe flooding.  The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 17 severe warnings - which warn of danger to life - with those in Norfolk, Suffolk[...]

Someone Is Strategically Placing Poems Around a British Supermarket

Sunday  07:45,   08 january 2017
Mental Floss

The verse-loving perp left the poem "Deer" in the meat section atop some venison.Two poems printed on plain paper have been discovered in the grocery store so far. The first, "Bread," by modern American poet W.S. Merwin, was placed in the[...]

War memorial deemed a danger to public

Saturday  13:08,   07 january 2017
Sky News

A row has blown up over a First World War memorial that council officials claim is a danger to the public. An avenue of trees planted 98 years ago in Sheffield to commemorate locals who died in action has been earmarked for thinning out by council[...]

Latest Southern Railway strike cut from six days to three

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017
Press Association

But the Aslef union has warned there is a ‘likelihood’ of further action.Members of Aslef were due to walk out from Monday, which would have halted services for the entire[...]

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster says calls for her to step down are misogynistic - but not everyone is convinced

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017
Press Association

She’s come under fire over the Renewable Heat Incentive.She is currently under fire for her role in a botched green energy scheme with many demanding her[...]

Murder police hunt car linked to fire death

Tuesday  17:50,   03 january 2017
Sky News

Police hunting the killer of a man who died in a "targeted" fire say a car was spotted nearby with the engine running and its passenger door open. The dark-coloured vehicle was seen near the house in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire,[...]

Cases of norovirus vomiting bug at five-year high

Friday  17:55,   30 december 2016
Press Association

In total so far this season, there have been 163 hospital outbreaks reported. Professor Nick Phin, deputy director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, said: “Cases of norovirus are still at the levels that we would expect to[...]

Sharp rise in homes sold below asking prices

Thursday  14:35,   22 december 2016
Sky News

The number of homes being sold below their asking prices has jumped to its highest level in at least three years, according to an industry body. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) reported that 84% of properties sold in November[...]

Tourists warned against endangering lives by taking cliff-edge selfies

Wednesday  13:55,   21 december 2016
Press Association

Photos shared on social media show the tourists on the very edge of the cliffs at the Seven Sisters beauty spot near Brighton.The photos, taken at the popular beauty spot of Seven Sisters on the south coast, show tourists sitting and standing at the [...]

You now don't have to pay to use the toilet at Victoria and Charing Cross train stations

Saturday  15:20,   10 december 2016
Press Association

A small glimmer of hope in a bleak year. Toilet charges in two of London’s busiest stations have been scrapped temporarily according to Network Rail as a goodwill gesture to passengers who have endured travel misery over the last few[...]

Is this the end of Ukip? The party's biggest donor thinks it could be...

Wednesday  15:14,   02 november 2016
Press Association

Arron Banks said the departure of Nigel Farage had caused the “pressure cooker” of tension inside the party to explode.The tycoon also said his close ally Nigel Farage could return again as leader to stabilise the[...]