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General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. He accused Mr [...]

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North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has been releasing photos of mass live-fire exercises The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump’s strategy was announced after a special briefing for all 100 US [...]

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Trump backs down on border wall funding

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media caption‘Build that wall’ says border resident Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. The president’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday. Building the wall, paid [...]

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Surrey puppy farm shootings: ‘Deep concern’ over police staff

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption During Lowe’s trial, the jury was told he carried out the shootings with a legally-held shotgun he used for killing rats Three police officers and two staff have “cases to answer” following the shooting of two women at a puppy farm in 2014, inquiries have concluded. The police watchdog criticised the two Surrey [...]

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General election 2017: Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Science Photo Library NHS staff will get higher pay and there will be no tuition fees for student nurses and midwives under a Labour government, the party is promising. Labour said the policies would help address staffing shortages in England that had become a “threat to patients”. The promises mark the first of [...]

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Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption MPs say that universities need to have certainty about the future of EU staff and students University staff from EU countries should be guaranteed a right to stay and work in the UK after Brexit to avoid a “damaging brain drain”, says a report from MPs. The education select committee wants urgent steps [...]

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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMarine Le Pen says she will be “a president for all French people” Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will [...]

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General Election 2017: Labour to rip up Tory Brexit plan

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Labour say they would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if they win power. While accepting the UK was leaving, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said Labour would press for a different deal prioritising jobs and work rights. It would also seek [...]

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Man killed as thieves take car from outside his house

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright GMP Image caption Mike Samwell and his wife Jess were woken by noises in their house in the middle of the night A former Royal Navy officer has been killed by thieves who stole his car from outside his house. Michael Samwell, 35, died after confronting intruders who broke into his home in [...]

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Marathon runner helps exhausted athlete

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

A runner, exhausted by the London Marathon, has been helped over the line by a fellow competitor prompting praise from spectators. Swansea Harrier, Matthew Rees, took hold of David Wyeth, of Chorlton Runners, Manchester, about 135 metres (150 yards) from the finish and guided him up The Mall. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39685202

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