Party conferences 2017

Party conferences 2017
The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season. ... more
BBC -Politics8 months ago
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  • Country diary: bottlenose dolphin attack shatters Flipper il...
    Chanonry Point, Moray Firth: These cetaceans kill their porpoise cousins. Do they see them as competition for food? Or are they just killing for sport?There are occasions when nature shatters our cosy assumptions. Last week we were watching the bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) on the Moray Firth, much loved by tourists because they come so close to shore. They flip… ... more
    TheGuardian1 hour ago
  • Eight arrested after violence at Manchester cycling event
    Twelve injured and riot police deployed as protesters throw bottles, food and beer kegsA cycling festival in Greater Manchester has been disrupted by violence, leading to 12 people being injured and eight arrests.Thirty protesters interrupted the event at Curzon Ashton football club’s Tameside stadium on Saturday at around 3.15pm. Organisers of the Eritrean Cycle festival said the protesters threw bottles,… ... more
    TheGuardian6 hours ago
  • UK makes Windrush Day official with £500k grant to suppor...
    22 June each year will honour Caribbean people who migrated to Britain in 1948 A day celebrating the contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants is to be held annually, the government has announced. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • Pervert doctor who told patient to bring sex toys to surgery...
    A PERVERT doctor who told a patient to bring sex toys to his surgery and wanted to load porn on to her laptop has been struck off. Gynaecologist Dr Iftekhar Ahmed, 51, also asked the woman, in her 40s, if she wanted sex after performing an intimate examination in Huddersfield, West Yorks. Gynaecologist Dr Iftekhar Ahmed was struck off after… ... more
    TheSun5 hours ago
  • Knife-wielding woman ‘chases kids screaming I want to kill...
    A KNIFE-wielding woman has been arrested in North London after allegedly chasing after children while shouting “I want to kill all you Jews.” The incident happened on Craven Park Road in Stamford Hill – an area in the borough of Hackney which is home to a large Hasidic Jewish community. A witness at the scene snapped a knife which is… ... more
    TheSun5 hours ago
  • Vets warn of national shortage of pet blood and issue plea f...
    VETS have warned of a national shortage of pet blood as they issued a desperate plea for donor cats and dogs. Britain’s largest animal transfusion service says lives will be lost if the “perilous” shortfall is not addressed urgently. Alamy Vets have called for blood donations from owners’ cats and dogs to help ease a national shortage of pet blood[/caption]… ... more
    TheSun5 hours ago
  • UK weather forecast: Britain faces HEATWAVE later this week ...
    THE UK is set to bask in a five-day heatwave this week, after a murky and damp start to the week makes way for sunshine and boiling temperatures. ... more
    Express1 hour ago
  • Dad and son die in canal
    A FATHER and son have drowned on an early-morning “fishing� trip using magnets to trawl a canal. The pair, named locally as Martin Andrews and his son Jack, left home to go magnet fishing – a hobby that is a form of underwater metal detection using a very strong magnet on a rope. ... more
    Express4 hours ago
  • Fight to legalise cannabis oil after ordeal of epileptic Bil...
    THE plight of a severely epileptic boy given special permission by the Home Secretary to be allowed cannabis oil has led to calls for the drug to be made legal for medicinal purposes. ... more
    Express4 hours ago
  • This mangled BMW was abandoned after nearly hitting mum and ...
    A passenger dragged the driver out and escaped in a silver Ford Fiesta (Picture: Liverpool Echo/Stephen McKenna) This crumpled wreckage was abandoned after narrowly avoiding a mother and her baby doing ‘in excess of 60mph’. The blue BMW estate sent a van flying before crashing through a concrete fence bordering a front garden. A witness on Grandison Road, Walton, Liverpool, said… ... more
    Metro7 hours ago
  • England superfans cycle 2,400 miles to Russia to watch Three...
    Jamie Marriott and Mitchell Jones arrive at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd after making the 2,400 mile journey (Picture: PA) These England superfans have just arrived in Russia after a gruelling 24-day journey to watch the Three Lions take… Read the full story ... more
    Metro8 hours ago
  • Old woman miraculously survives crashing into trees and flip...
    An elderly woman has been dubbed the ‘luckiest lady in Consett’ after crashing into a tree and escaping with only cuts and bruises (Picture: North News) An elderly woman has miraculously survived flipping her car into a tree and walking away with just cuts and bruises. The woman was rescued by 14 firefighters following the collision this morning. The… ... more
    Metro9 hours ago
Financial Times
  • Unison Research Reveals Nearly 80% Of Council Workers Have N...
    Nearly 80% of council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals.The study, carried out by Unison, one of the UK’s largest trade unions, revealed that staff felt councils had been left unable to meet the demands of local communities due to government cuts.Staff have been left to “pick up the… ... more
    Huffingtonpost6 hours ago
  • House Of Lords ‘Totally Failing’ To Represent UK...
    The House of Lords is “totally failing” to represent UK regions, with most peers living in and around London, according to a new report. The Electoral Reform Society has released new analysis as MPs prepare to debate a petition calling for the abolition of the upper chamber - signed by 170,000 supporters. It shows that of the 564 peers whose place of… ... more
    Huffingtonpost7 hours ago
  • 7 Moments When ‘Question Time’ Summed Up The Dav...
    David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time at the end of the year, with the broadcaster saying it was “the right time” after 25 years in the chair.During his time as host, the programme has delivered countless extraordinary moments as his tenure coincided with the rise and fall of Tony Blair, the Iraq War, the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, the Scottish… ... more
    Huffingtonpost8 hours ago