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#Westminster

# westminster - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

UK Defence Secretary resigns, says his past behaviour may have 'fallen short'

Fallon had earlier apologised for putting his hand on a journalist’s knee in 2002.

# westminster - Monday 30 October, 2017

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster

Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.

# westminster - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# westminster - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

1,800 extra police officers to carry Tasers amid increase in violent crime

Knife crime offences have risen by 24% in London in the last year, compared with 2015-2016.

# westminster - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Gerry Adams: 'What kind of Irish leader would swear loyalty to the English Queen?'

Active abstentionism is about energetically representing citizens, writes Gerry Adams.

# westminster - Friday 16 June, 2017

Man tasered by police after reaching for knife outside Houses of Parliament at Westminster

The man in his 30s was detained just after 11am this morning.

# westminster - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?

The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.

# westminster - Monday 12 June, 2017

DUP 'a compassionate party that won't bring up abortion or gay marriage in Westminster'

The DUP is also under scrutiny for past political donations as it continues talks with the Conservatives.

# westminster - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament

Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

# westminster - Monday 10 April, 2017

Thousands gather for funeral of policeman killed in Westminster attack

London came to a standstill for the procession, led by the hearse with a floral tribute reading ‘No 1 Daddy’.

# westminster - Friday 31 March, 2017

'Getting stronger every day': Westminster attack survivor shares photo of recovery

Melissa Cochran’s husband Kurt was killed in the incident.

# westminster - Monday 27 March, 2017

Mother of London terror attacker says she has shed 'many tears' for victims

Janet Ajao said she didn’t condone her son’s behaviour.

Direct rule to return to the North unless deal is done by Sinn Féin and DUP

It would return for the first time in over a decade if an agreement is not reached.

# westminster - Sunday 26 March, 2017

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.

'We may never understand why he did this': Police struggling in search for Masood's motive

All but one of the 11 people arrested have been released.

# westminster - Saturday 25 March, 2017

London attacker: What we know so far about Khalid Masood

Former schoolmates said he had been a popular student and a “happy-go-lucky” character.

# westminster - Friday 24 March, 2017

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Six people arrested in relation to the Westminster attack have been released without charge tonight.

British police release image of Khalid Masood in appeal for information

The total number of victims who have died has now reached four.

'I tried to get his heart beating': Wexford woman tried to save injured Westminster victim

Joanne Crofton was training as a tour guide for an open-top bus company when the attack happened.

London attacker: A 52-year-old violent criminal with a number of aliases

The attacker had never been convicted of terrorism officers was not the subject of investigations.

# westminster - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'We are not afraid' - London pays tribute to Westminster victims

“Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.”

Irish person injured in Westminster terror attack 'recovering well from her injuries'

British PM Theresa May confirmed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening that her injuries were not life-threatening.

British parliament attack: The victims

The three victims are unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, mother-of-two Aysha Frade, and American tourist Kurt Cochran.

Channel 4 News apologises after naming wrong man as suspect in Westminster attack

A senior home affairs correspondent had quoted a senior source as naming the suspect.

# westminster - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Four dead, around 40 injured: Here's what's known about today's terror attack in London

The dead include a police officer tasked with guarding the Houses of Parliament.

Britain's Foreign Office Minister tried to save London police officer

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has previously served in the British Army.

# westminster - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Outdated and sexist': MPs tell employers to stop making women wear high-heels

An online petition to prevent employers forcing female employees to wear high-heels got 150,000 signatures.

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

# westminster - Sunday 22 January, 2017

UK government rejects Adams' claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement

Adams said that Brexit was a “hostile act against the people of this island”.

# westminster - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Teen accused of killing American tourist in London knife rampage appears in court

Zakaria Bulhan of London is accused of slaying a retired American teacher, 64-year-old Darlene Horton, on Wednesday.

# westminster - Monday 11 July, 2016

UK latest: Leadsom apologises for 'motherhood' remarks, says she's "been under enormous pressure"

Meanwhile, Labour’s Angela Eagle is expected to launch a leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn today.

# westminster - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Andrea Leadsom is in hot water for saying she should be prime minister because she's a mother

Leadsom’s rival for the Conservative leadership, Theresa May, is unable to have children.

# westminster - Monday 20 June, 2016

"We've lost one of our very best" - UK parliament reconvenes to honour Jo Cox

The House of Commons was recalled especially to honour the Labour MP, who was murdered in her constituency last week.

# westminster - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ken Livingstone was (briefly) forced to hide in a toilet after some bizarre Hitler comments

He was also suspended from the Labour Party today.

# westminster - Friday 18 March, 2016

Police officer from sexual offences squad charged with child sex abuse

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that DC Maitland is currently suspended from duty.

# westminster - Monday 26 October, 2015

Big Ben is in a bad way…

Big Ben is in a bad way…

The iconic tower clock in Westminster, London needs about €55 million in repairs to prevent ‘its hands from falling off’.

# westminster - Friday 7 August, 2015

Lord will have to face child abuse charges in court despite dementia

The former MP is accused of offences that allegedly happened between 1963 and 1988.

# westminster - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this... Here's what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

# westminster - Friday 8 May, 2015

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2002 All-Ireland winner loses out in bid to become MP in Northern Ireland elections

SDLP candidate Justin McNulty lost out in Newry & Armagh.

# westminster - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Sinn Féin defends leaflet amid accusations of 'blatant sectarianism'

A leaflet for Gerry Kelly contains census figures showing more Catholics than Protestants in North Belfast.

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