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Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption Sir Tom said: “What’s tried on women is tried on men as well” Sir Tom Jones has said the abuse and harassment alleged to have taken place in Hollywood is also widespread in the music industry. The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC. “Things have [...]

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Chief constable Hamilton investigated by ombudsman

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (left), Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris (centre) and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton deny the allegations Northern Ireland’s two most senior police officers are under investigation for alleged misconduct in public office and criminality that could amount to conspiracy to pervert the course of [...]

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Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May says the future of British and EU nationals has always been her “first priority” Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders. In a Facebook post, the [...]

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Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts. The British actress joins a list of over 40 [...]

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Universal Credit: MPs to debate rollout amid Labour pause call

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images MPs are to debate the rollout of Universal Credit amid continuing calls for changes to the way the government’s flagship welfare programme is working. Labour is calling for the system, which merges six benefits into one, to be paused amid concerns about how long claimants wait to get the cash. Senior [...]

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Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, AE and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past [...]

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Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charity Homeless Link said using one-way train tickets could leave rough sleepers “more isolated” A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found. Some spent more than £1,000 a year on fares and [...]

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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city of Kirkuk The US has called for “calm” after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert urged all parties to “avoid further clashes”. Iraqi soldiers moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region [...]

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Brexit negotiations should accelerate, say May and Juncker

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mrs May and Mr Juncker embraced after their working dinner in Brussels Brexit negotiations should “accelerate over the months to come,” says a joint statement from the UK prime minister and the president of the EU Commission. Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker met in Brussels earlier for a dinner [...]

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Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days [...]

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