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MPs and councils in abuse inquiry

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionJustice Lowell Goddard: “We will conduct an investigation into allegations against… certain people of public prominence associated with Westminster” The Anglican and Catholic churches and both former and current MPs are to be investigated by the inquiry into child sexual abuse, its chair has said. Justice Lowell Goddard said councils in Lambeth, Nottinghamshire and [...]

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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP Image caption Neither Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor Russia’s Vladimir Putin show any sign of backing down Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia’s President Vladimir Putin not to “play with fire” over his country’s downing of a Russian jet. Mr Erdogan also said he wanted to meet Mr Putin “face-to-face” [...]

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BBC Three to move online from February

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright BBC/Renegade Pictures Image caption Don’t Tell the Bride is currently one of BBC Three’s most popular shows. The BBC Trust has approved proposals to move BBC Three online, on the condition that the channel’s long-form programmes will be shown on BBC One and Two. “The decision to close a TV channel is a [...]

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Russia ‘plans sanctions against Turkey’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionIn the audio recording from the Turkish military, a voice can be heard repeatedly saying ”change your heading south immediately” Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey over the downing of one of its jets on the Turkey-Syria border. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the measures would be drafted within days, and could [...]

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Syria air strikes ‘will make us safer’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 26, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDavid Cameron on IS: “They have already tried to attack us” David Cameron says launching UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will “make us safer”. The prime minister denied claims it would make the UK a bigger target for terror attacks, as he made the case for military action, in the [...]

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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionProtesters threw eggs and stones at the Turkish embassy in Moscow The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said no warning was given. Capt Konstantin Murakhtin told Russian television there was “no way” the jet could have violated Turkish airspace, as Turkey said it did. [...]

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At-a-glance: Spending Review key points

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Chancellor George Osborne has set out the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement and spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review. Here are the main points: Spending Review headlines Planned £4.4bn cuts to tax credit watered down, with changes to income thresholds and taper rates due in April abandoned [...]

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Osborne U-turn over tax credit cuts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionOsborne announces scrapping of tax credits cuts Chancellor George Osborne has surprised critics by doing a U-turn on tax credit cuts and vowing to protect police budgets in his Spending Review. Millions of low paid families will not now see their benefits cut in April, although the relief for many will be temporary because [...]

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Airlines cancel Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 24, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionBritish Airways and Easyjet have suspended flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh as Theo Leggett reports Two airlines have cancelled all flights between Sharm el-Sheikh and the UK until January following the suspected bombing of a Russian passenger jet. British Airways flights are cancelled up to and including 14 January and Easyjet services to the Egyptian resort [...]

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Alton Towers crash due to ‘human error’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 24, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionAerial footage shows the aftermath of the rollercoaster crash Human error caused the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in June that seriously injured five people, the Staffordshire theme park has said. Two women – Victoria Balch and Leah Washington – had legs amputated after the Smiler ride hit an empty carriage in front of it [...]

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