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# uk - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
# Health
# Health

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,650 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

# uk - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tory MP accused of rape released on bail

May 18th 2022, 8:49 AM 12,364 Views 0 Comments

Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.

# uk - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 2:54 PM 48,023 Views 72 Comments
  • Liz Truss addressed the Commons this afternoon.
  • "This is not about scrapping the Protocol," she told MPs.
  • Truss said she would prefer to do a deal with the EU instead of passing legislation.
UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,531 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

# uk - Monday 16 May, 2022

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial

Updated May 16th 2022, 7:27 PM 51,752 Views 0 Comments

Mrs Rooney was asked about the aftermath of her ‘reveal’ post and Rebekah Vardy’s response.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

May 16th 2022, 6:56 PM 63,506 Views 30 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

# uk - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence

May 15th 2022, 5:37 PM 33,223 Views 25 Comments

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Russia must suffer a ‘sustained defeat’ in Ukraine.

# uk - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 28,031 Views 4 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

# uk - Friday 13 May, 2022

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,909 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.

# uk - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 12th 2022, 9:06 PM 8,207 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’

Updated May 12th 2022, 7:45 PM 72,941 Views 0 Comments

Vardy is due to finish her evidence today, with Rooney due to begin hers tomorrow.

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,828 Views 50 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.

# uk - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly

May 11th 2022, 4:34 PM 22,249 Views 19 Comments

Tory MP Lee Anderson made the remarks during a debate in the UK parliament.

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’

Updated May 11th 2022, 3:36 PM 42,035 Views 0 Comments

Vardy earlier told the court that she was “joking” about a claim that she wanted to leak a story about a celebrity affair

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition

May 11th 2022, 9:59 AM 4,961 Views 2 Comments

Under UK Government proposals, immunity for Troubles-related crime will depend on co-operation with an information retrieval body.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,242 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

# uk - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:18 PM 38,121 Views 0 Comments

The case had its first hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in November 2020.

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 63,164 Views 49 Comments

The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.

Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech
# UK
# UK

Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:24 PM 33,388 Views 8 Comments

Prince Charles read out the speech instead of his mother due to her health problems.

# uk - Monday 9 May, 2022

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
# UK
# UK

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches

May 9th 2022, 5:46 PM 19,138 Views 14 Comments

UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.

Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon
# Scotland
# Scotland

Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon

May 9th 2022, 11:36 AM 11,799 Views 21 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said there was a ‘growing sense’ the UK is not currently serving the needs of people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists
# Beergate
# Beergate

Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists

May 9th 2022, 10:30 AM 3,750 Views 3 Comments

UK ahadow health secretary Wes Streeting defended the Labour leader from what he called Tory mud-slinging.

# uk - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
# Ah Keir
# Ah Keir

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row

May 8th 2022, 8:32 AM 10,949 Views 12 Comments

A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.

# uk - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats

May 7th 2022, 9:28 AM 16,248 Views 7 Comments

Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.

# uk - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan

May 5th 2022, 8:47 PM 16,178 Views 16 Comments

The UK Prime Minister claimed that the proposal could be scuppered by ‘liberal lawyers’.

# uk - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

New evidence found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect, prosecutor says
# Madeleine McCann
# Madeleine McCann

New evidence found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect, prosecutor says

May 4th 2022, 11:50 AM 36,173 Views 0 Comments

Convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner was declared a suspect in the case by Portuguese officials last month.

# uk - Monday 2 May, 2022

Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
# Refugees
# Refugees

Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK

May 2nd 2022, 5:25 PM 9,474 Views 2 Comments

Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.

# uk - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP
# UK
# UK

Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP

Updated Apr 30th 2022, 3:25 PM 28,787 Views 0 Comments

Parish had initially vowed to continue working as an MP after he was suspended from the party yesterday.

Acting premier of British Virgin Islands ‘very concerned’ by direct UK rule advice
# British Virgin Islands
# British Virgin Islands

Acting premier of British Virgin Islands ‘very concerned’ by direct UK rule advice

Apr 30th 2022, 1:34 PM 33,068 Views 10 Comments

It comes after the country’s premier, Andrew Fahie, appeared in a US court after being arrested on drug trafficking charges.

# uk - Friday 29 April, 2022

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker jailed for two-and-a-half years over bankruptcy charges
# UK
# UK

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker jailed for two-and-a-half years over bankruptcy charges

Apr 29th 2022, 3:56 PM 88,833 Views 60 Comments

The former world number one, 54, was jailed for hiding €2.9 million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.

Premier of British Virgin Islands arrested on drug trafficking charges in US sting operation
# Andrew Fahie
# Andrew Fahie

Premier of British Virgin Islands arrested on drug trafficking charges in US sting operation

Apr 29th 2022, 10:46 AM 19,365 Views 7 Comments

Andrew Fahie and the BVI’s chief port official were arrested at a Miami-area airport yesterday.

# uk - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation
# Conservatives
# Conservatives

Pornography in Commons ‘unacceptable’, Johnson says as Tory faces investigation

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 7:29 PM 31,160 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson said the claims against the unnamed MP, if proven, would be ‘clearly totally unacceptable’.

# uk - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
# The Tories
# The Tories

Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber

Apr 27th 2022, 1:43 PM 17,387 Views 15 Comments

The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules

Apr 27th 2022, 11:21 AM 8,750 Views 7 Comments

The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.

# uk - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'
# Jamie Wallis
# Jamie Wallis

Transgender MP advises young people not to 'wait as long as I’ve waited'

Apr 24th 2022, 10:57 AM 31,044 Views 0 Comments

MP Jamie Wallis has opened up about his transgender experience in a tell-all interview.

# uk - Friday 22 April, 2022

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'
# Immigration
# Immigration

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:07 PM 14,692 Views 19 Comments

The agreement has attracted criticism from rights groups, opposition figures in Britain and Rwanda, and the United Nations.

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer
# UK
# UK

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:15 PM 22,230 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.

# uk - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson will face parliamentary investigation as senior Tory says 'the gig's up' for the PM

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 5:19 PM 35,670 Views 30 Comments

Last week, Boris Johnson became the first UK leader to be fined for breaking the law for a June 2020 birthday party.

# uk - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament
# Partygate
# Partygate

Tories whipped to delay vote on probe into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament

Apr 20th 2022, 10:30 PM 14,251 Views 7 Comments

The UK Government says the deferral will allow MPs ‘to have all the facts at their disposal’ when they make a decision.

Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term
# London
# London

Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term

Apr 20th 2022, 6:09 PM 44,547 Views 0 Comments

Paul Bussetti, 49, admitted making the “grossly offensive” film at a friend’s party.