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Man to appear in court over Belfast disorder

Man to appear in court over Belfast disorder

Man to appear in court over Belfast disorder

18 July 2024

He will appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.


Murder investigation launched after man fatally shot in Merseyside

Murder investigation launched after man fatally shot in Merseyside

Murder investigation launched after man fatally shot in Merseyside

18 July 2024

Police said his next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specialist family liaison officers.


What the papers say – July 18

What the papers say – July 18

What the papers say – July 18

18 July 2024

Politics features heavily on the Thursday front pages.


Tory tipped to lead party after Rishi Sunak describes party as ‘centrist’

Tory tipped to lead party after Rishi Sunak describes party as ‘centrist’

Tory tipped to lead party after Rishi Sunak describes party as ‘centrist’

17 July 2024

Robert Jenrick and Dame Priti Patel made their first speeches of the 59th Parliament following the King’s Speech on Wednesday


Starmer to visit Dublin as Harris says reset of Anglo-Irish relations is real

Starmer to visit Dublin as Harris says reset of Anglo-Irish relations is real

Starmer to visit Dublin as Harris says reset of Anglo-Irish relations is real

17 July 2024

The Prime Minister and Taoiseach met at Chequers on Wednesday evening.


Vaughan Gething reshuffles Welsh Labour top team after resignations

Vaughan Gething reshuffles Welsh Labour top team after resignations

Vaughan Gething reshuffles Welsh Labour top team after resignations

17 July 2024

The departure of four ministers on Tuesday left Mr Gething’s position as First Minister untenable.


Woman tells how partner saved boy, four, from blaze that killed his parents

Woman tells how partner saved boy, four, from blaze that killed his parents

Woman tells how partner saved boy, four, from blaze that killed his parents

17 July 2024

A baby boy is in hospital in a very poorly condition, police said.


Humza Yousaf and Nadia el-Nakla welcome newborn baby girl into their family

Humza Yousaf and Nadia el-Nakla welcome newborn baby girl into their family

Humza Yousaf and Nadia el-Nakla welcome newborn baby girl into their family

17 July 2024

The former first minister shared the news on Wednesday evening.


‘Spreadsheet issue’ saw 6,500 votes ‘go missing’ in Putney election count

‘Spreadsheet issue’ saw 6,500 votes ‘go missing’ in Putney election count

‘Spreadsheet issue’ saw 6,500 votes ‘go missing’ in Putney election count

17 July 2024

The missing votes, blamed on a “spreadsheet issue”, did not affect the overall result in the constituency.


MP describes feeling pain of knife crime victims ‘with every hug and tear’

MP describes feeling pain of knife crime victims ‘with every hug and tear’

MP describes feeling pain of knife crime victims ‘with every hug and tear’

17 July 2024

‘Crime rips communities apart leaving too many people vulnerable and open to exploitation,’ a London MP has told the House of Commons.


Tory MP recalls watching Stevie Wonder 10-pin bowling in Wolverhampton

Tory MP recalls watching Stevie Wonder 10-pin bowling in Wolverhampton

Tory MP recalls watching Stevie Wonder 10-pin bowling in Wolverhampton

17 July 2024

Sir Roger Gale was working as a disc jockey for Radio Caroline at the time.


Government reintroduces Bill to build Holocaust memorial in heart of Westminster

Government reintroduces Bill to build Holocaust memorial in heart of Westminster

Government reintroduces Bill to build Holocaust memorial in heart of Westminster

17 July 2024

Angela Rayner said the memorial would ensure future generations ‘continue to learn lessons from the past’.


References to Liz Truss removed from King’s Speech papers after ex-PM complains

References to Liz Truss removed from King’s Speech papers after ex-PM complains

References to Liz Truss removed from King’s Speech papers after ex-PM complains

17 July 2024

The briefing documents had described her mini-budget as a ‘disaster’.


Starmer pledges to reset Anglo-Irish relationship as he meets Taoiseach

Starmer pledges to reset Anglo-Irish relationship as he meets Taoiseach

Starmer pledges to reset Anglo-Irish relationship as he meets Taoiseach

17 July 2024

The two leaders are meeting over dinner at Chequers.


Taoiseach to discuss Ukraine and security at summit of European leaders

Taoiseach to discuss Ukraine and security at summit of European leaders

Taoiseach to discuss Ukraine and security at summit of European leaders

17 July 2024

Simon Harris will participate in a roundtable discussion on securing and defending democracy at the EPC.


HMP Dartmoor to close temporarily after radioactive gas found in cells

HMP Dartmoor to close temporarily after radioactive gas found in cells

HMP Dartmoor to close temporarily after radioactive gas found in cells

17 July 2024

Around 175 prisoners are to be moved out of HMP Dartmoor, adding to overcrowding pressures in the prison system.


Strike vote by council staff could see rubbish piling up in streets, says union

Strike vote by council staff could see rubbish piling up in streets, says union

Strike vote by council staff could see rubbish piling up in streets, says union

17 July 2024

Unison said it had secured a mandate for action in 14 local authority areas after it balloted waste, recycling and street cleaning staff.


Review into baby’s death after parents accuse health watchdog of dishonesty

Review into baby’s death after parents accuse health watchdog of dishonesty

Review into baby’s death after parents accuse health watchdog of dishonesty

17 July 2024

Jack and Sarah Hawkins called for an NHS trust to be prosecuted following the death of their daughter Harriet.


‘Callous’ driver who left dying girlfriend after crash jailed for 10 years

‘Callous’ driver who left dying girlfriend after crash jailed for 10 years

‘Callous’ driver who left dying girlfriend after crash jailed for 10 years

17 July 2024

Judge Jeremy Jenkins said Cameron Jones had shown no remorse for his actions.


Starmer faces further calls from MPs to scrap two-child benefit cap

Starmer faces further calls from MPs to scrap two-child benefit cap

Starmer faces further calls from MPs to scrap two-child benefit cap

17 July 2024

Labour has faced consistent pressure to scrap the limit since before the election, from charities and its own backbenchers.


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