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# uk - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

'Dangerous' man who fled scene of mobility scooter stabbing in London sought by police
# Thomas O’Halloran
# Thomas O’Halloran

'Dangerous' man who fled scene of mobility scooter stabbing in London sought by police

Updated Aug 17th 2022, 7:24 PM 65,439 Views 41 Comments

87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran was killed in a “shocking act”, Metropolitan Police said.

Tory leadership hopefuls Truss and Sunak take united stand on Protocol during Belfast trip
# UK Hustings
# UK Hustings

Tory leadership hopefuls Truss and Sunak take united stand on Protocol during Belfast trip

Updated Aug 17th 2022, 1:59 PM 41,230 Views 24 Comments

The Tory leadership contenders are to make their pitch to Conservative members in Belfast today.

# uk - Monday 15 August, 2022

UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields

Aug 15th 2022, 8:26 PM 36,013 Views 42 Comments

Ukrainians had temporarily partly filled the gap but since the Russian invasion many have been stuck in their homeland.

# uk - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Liz Truss says Sinn Féin is 'trying to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and Great Britain'
# Race For Number 10
# Race For Number 10

Liz Truss says Sinn Féin is 'trying to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and Great Britain'

Aug 14th 2022, 10:50 AM 54,207 Views 82 Comments

Truss made the comments as she attacked parties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

# uk - Friday 12 August, 2022

Siptu presents Mick Lynch with €20,000 donation in 'solidarity' with striking UK rail workers
# RMT
# RMT

Siptu presents Mick Lynch with €20,000 donation in 'solidarity' with striking UK rail workers

Aug 12th 2022, 6:50 PM 26,426 Views 38 Comments

SIPTU general secretary Joe Cunningham presented the cheque to Lynch at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Ryan Giggs’s ex ‘screamed in pain’ during sister’s 999 call, court hears
# Ryan Giggs
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs’s ex ‘screamed in pain’ during sister’s 999 call, court hears

Aug 12th 2022, 2:49 PM 19,585 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United footballer is on trial accused of assaulting PR executive Kate Greville, causing her actual bodily harm.

# uk - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Fourth alleged ‘Beatles’ terror cell member charged with terrorism offences
# UK
# UK

Fourth alleged ‘Beatles’ terror cell member charged with terrorism offences

Aug 11th 2022, 7:33 AM 19,430 Views 0 Comments

Aine Davis, 38, was deported to England by Turkish authorities.

# uk - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Rishi Sunak 'losing advantage' over Liz Truss among UK public, new polling shows
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rishi Sunak 'losing advantage' over Liz Truss among UK public, new polling shows

Aug 10th 2022, 10:00 PM 20,275 Views 28 Comments

The number of people saying the former British chancellor would make a good prime minister fell over the last week of July.

# uk - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Status Yellow High Temperature warning issued for Leinster and Munster
# Hot Spell
# Hot Spell

Status Yellow High Temperature warning issued for Leinster and Munster

Aug 9th 2022, 3:54 PM 88,117 Views 44 Comments

The warning is to stay in place until Sunday morning.

# uk - Monday 8 August, 2022

Witness recounts search for girl (11) who died after going missing at UK water park
# Incident
# Incident

Witness recounts search for girl (11) who died after going missing at UK water park

Aug 8th 2022, 5:47 PM 35,487 Views 4 Comments

Customers at Liquid Leisure were told to shout the child’s name as they looked for her on Saturday.

Truss and Sunak under pressure over plans to help UK households pay soaring bills
# Tory Election
# Tory Election

Truss and Sunak under pressure over plans to help UK households pay soaring bills

Aug 8th 2022, 8:56 AM 9,158 Views 7 Comments

The response to the cost-of-living crisis is the main battleground for the UK Conservative leadership candidates.

# uk - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Family of Archie Battersbee call for 'change' after his death
# UK
# UK

Family of Archie Battersbee call for 'change' after his death

Aug 7th 2022, 6:12 PM 43,852 Views 28 Comments

Archie had been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother on 7 April.

# uk - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Number of monkeypox cases in UK beginning to plateau, figures suggest
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Number of monkeypox cases in UK beginning to plateau, figures suggest

Aug 6th 2022, 8:14 AM 8,849 Views 0 Comments

There have been 2,859 cases of the illness recorded in the UK so far, the UK Health Security Agency said.

# uk - Friday 5 August, 2022

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
# Tory Leadership Race
# Tory Leadership Race

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings

Aug 5th 2022, 10:46 PM 19,308 Views 7 Comments

Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.

Archie Battersbee’s life support to be withdrawn on Saturday morning
# UK
# UK

Archie Battersbee’s life support to be withdrawn on Saturday morning

Updated Aug 5th 2022, 10:30 PM 47,343 Views 0 Comments

The 12-year-old has been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother in April.

# uk - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

European Court of Human Rights refuses to postpone the withdrawal of UK boy’s life support
# Legal Battle
# Legal Battle

European Court of Human Rights refuses to postpone the withdrawal of UK boy’s life support

Updated Aug 3rd 2022, 8:00 PM 40,965 Views 28 Comments

Archie Battersbee has been in a coma since he was found unconscious in April.

UK parliament closes TikTok account after MPs raise China concerns
# Tiked Off
# Tiked Off

UK parliament closes TikTok account after MPs raise China concerns

Aug 3rd 2022, 2:13 PM 9,138 Views 3 Comments

A pilot scheme aimed at using the app to get young people interested in Parliament has ended early.

# uk - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Man charged under Britain's Treason Act after alleged crossbow incident at Windsor Castle
# UK
# UK

Man charged under Britain's Treason Act after alleged crossbow incident at Windsor Castle

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:27 PM 16,427 Views 1 Comment

Jaswant Singh Chail was charged with “wilfully producing a loaded crossbow with intent” to injure Queen Elizabeth.

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
# Archie Battersbee
# Archie Battersbee

UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment

Aug 2nd 2022, 5:51 PM 27,768 Views 7 Comments

Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.

Brexit minister says he 'got it wrong' by claiming withdrawal wouldn't delay ferry crossings
# Channel
# Channel

Brexit minister says he 'got it wrong' by claiming withdrawal wouldn't delay ferry crossings

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:07 AM 47,759 Views 48 Comments

“I got it wrong but I got it wrong for the right reason.”

# uk - Monday 1 August, 2022

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Aug 1st 2022, 12:16 PM 22,185 Views 20 Comments

Among the final contestants is Irishman Dami Hope who has coupled up with Indiyah Pollack.

# uk - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Sunak allies insist ‘all to play for’ in UK Tory leadership bid even as Truss pulls ahead
# The Race Is On
# The Race Is On

Sunak allies insist ‘all to play for’ in UK Tory leadership bid even as Truss pulls ahead

Jul 31st 2022, 2:44 PM 17,284 Views 16 Comments

Supporters of the former UK chancellor seized on a poll of Tory councillors showing him as neck-and-neck with Truss.

# uk - Saturday 30 July, 2022

UK train drivers’ strike ‘solidly supported’ as bitter dispute continues
# Uk Rail Strike
# Uk Rail Strike

UK train drivers’ strike ‘solidly supported’ as bitter dispute continues

Jul 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 14,727 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of drivers at seven train companies staged a 24 hour walkout.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak target rural Tory voters in make-or-break weekend
# Leadership Race
# Leadership Race

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak target rural Tory voters in make-or-break weekend

Jul 30th 2022, 4:00 PM 9,159 Views 10 Comments

The former chancellor is seeking to revive his faltering bid for No 10 after Tom Tugendhat endorsed the Foreign Secretary.

Sacked Labour spokesman says he ‘absolutely’ believes Starmer should become UK Prime Minister
# Here For Keir
# Here For Keir

Sacked Labour spokesman says he ‘absolutely’ believes Starmer should become UK Prime Minister

Jul 30th 2022, 1:40 PM 16,359 Views 4 Comments

Sam Tarry was sacked from the front bench on Wednesday hours after joining strikers at an RMT picket line at Euston station.

# uk - Friday 29 July, 2022

Ex-police officer Wayne Couzens loses appeal to whole-life sentence for murdering Sarah Everard
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Ex-police officer Wayne Couzens loses appeal to whole-life sentence for murdering Sarah Everard

Jul 29th 2022, 11:04 AM 13,357 Views 0 Comments

Couzens was handed a whole-life term last year for the rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in Kent.

# uk - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Labour leader Keir Starmer accused of 'own goal' for sacking an MP after he joined a rail picket
# Explainer
# Explainer

Labour leader Keir Starmer accused of 'own goal' for sacking an MP after he joined a rail picket

Jul 28th 2022, 3:30 PM 17,505 Views 36 Comments

The British Labour leader has been accused of turning ‘a Tory transport crisis into a Labour story’.

UK High Court judge due to rule on ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

UK High Court judge due to rule on ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial

Jul 28th 2022, 10:28 AM 20,418 Views 0 Comments

The judgment in the high-profile case will be delivered at 12pm on Friday.

# uk - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Sunak and Truss trash each other's plans during hard-fought Tory leadership TV debate
# Conservative
# Conservative

Sunak and Truss trash each other's plans during hard-fought Tory leadership TV debate

Jul 26th 2022, 7:25 AM 15,769 Views 25 Comments

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak claimed there is ‘nothing Conservative’ about Liz Truss’s approach.

# uk - Monday 25 July, 2022

Truss and Sunak trade blows on immigration and China ahead of TV debate
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Truss and Sunak trade blows on immigration and China ahead of TV debate

Jul 25th 2022, 7:32 AM 14,612 Views 18 Comments

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will have their first TV debate on the BBC after a weekend that saw both camps trade increasingly personal attacks.

# uk - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Roads to Port of Dover ‘flowing normally’ after days of traffic chaos
# Dover Traffic
# Dover Traffic

Roads to Port of Dover ‘flowing normally’ after days of traffic chaos

Jul 24th 2022, 8:01 AM 14,781 Views 16 Comments

Extra post-Brexit border checks and French authorities’ understaffing of checkpoints in Dover have been blamed for the hold-ups.

# uk - Friday 22 July, 2022

UK's Prince Harry wins high court challenge over police security for his family
# Security
# Security

UK's Prince Harry wins high court challenge over police security for his family

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:58 PM 53,430 Views 11 Comments

The duke is bringing legal action over a decision not to allow him to pay for police protection for his family when in the UK.

# uk - Thursday 21 July, 2022

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
# Irish-UK Relations
# Irish-UK Relations

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney

Jul 21st 2022, 12:12 PM 10,209 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.

# uk - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat
# Fires
# Fires

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 10:26 AM 23,834 Views 10 Comments

A new record for the hottest day ever seen in the UK was provisionally recorded in England yesterday afternoon.

# uk - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

UK sets temperature record as heat tops 40°C for first time ever
# Sizzling
# Sizzling

UK sets temperature record as heat tops 40°C for first time ever

Updated Jul 19th 2022, 4:16 PM 49,205 Views 46 Comments

A temperature 40.2°C was provisionally recorded in London Heathrow airport.

# uk - Monday 18 July, 2022

Keir Starmer denies using Holocaust memorial for political purposes
# Keir Starmer
# Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer denies using Holocaust memorial for political purposes

Jul 18th 2022, 3:25 PM 12,384 Views 11 Comments

The British Labour leader said a visit to the Berlin memorial was part of his duty as a leader to prevent future atrocities.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘checking out’ from No 10 amid heatwave emergency
# Chequered Out
# Chequered Out

Boris Johnson accused of ‘checking out’ from No 10 amid heatwave emergency

Jul 18th 2022, 2:13 PM 23,924 Views 17 Comments

The Prime Minister took a ‘joyride’ in a Typhoon fighter jet and held a party at Chequers while colleagues held emergency meetings.

# uk - Sunday 17 July, 2022

UK military chief says speculation on Putin being overthrown is 'wishful thinking'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UK military chief says speculation on Putin being overthrown is 'wishful thinking'

Jul 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 23,315 Views 34 Comments

Admiral Tony Radakin believes that Putin’s regime was relatively stable.

# uk - Friday 15 July, 2022

Candidates clash in first UK Tory leadership TV debate
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Candidates clash in first UK Tory leadership TV debate

Updated Jul 15th 2022, 10:00 PM 28,308 Views 16 Comments

The candidates had varying answers when asked if Boris Johnson was honest.

Robber handed 30-year jail term for ‘terrifying’ raid on home of Ashley Cole
# UK
# UK

Robber handed 30-year jail term for ‘terrifying’ raid on home of Ashley Cole

Jul 15th 2022, 4:50 PM 29,033 Views 0 Comments

The footballer was tied up in the attack while holding his young daughter.