Labour manifesto unlikely to reveal Brexit stance

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: “We will commit to a public vote” Jeremy Corbyn has promised a further referendum on Brexit with a “credible Leave option” versus Remain if his party wins the next general election. He said Labour was “ready” for the campaign, but its “priority” was to stop a no-deal Brexit. Its manifesto will promise to reach a better Brexit deal, but is not expected to commit to either Leave or Remain. Some senior party figures – close Corbyn allies – say they will campaign to stay in the EU in any circumstances. They include shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who have both said remaining would be the best …

Deliveroo TV ad banned for being misleading

Meanwhile a voice-over states: “Order what you want; where you want; when you want it” while text at the bottom of the screen reads: “Some restrictions apply, obviously…” Philadelphia and VW ads banned over gender rules Vaping advert banned over Mo Farah confusion There were 22 complaints from people who, knowing that Deliveroo did not deliver to their areas, said that the ad was misleading. Deliveroo’s parent company, Roofoods, said that the exaggerated scenes in the ad showed it was not meant to represent real life – simply that it was possible to order from Deliveroo in different everyday locations. It also said customers could check their app to see whether their area was covered without incurring any cost. But …

New strain of toxin-producing strep A emerges in UK

Blood poisoning Scarlet fever is a very contagious infection that mostly affects young children. The number of children with scarlet fever soared in 2014 and two years later there was an increase in cases of invasive strep A, where the bug penetrates deeper into the body and causes problems such as sepsis (blood poisoning). The biggest killer you may not know Sepsis: How good are hospitals at treating ‘hidden killer’? The latest figures showed there were 1,500 invasive cases in England in 2018-19 – 8% higher than the average for the previous five years. A team from Imperial College London analysed the DNA, or genetic code, of stored strep A samples from patients to see if a change in the …

Paul McCartney on being the ‘Grandude’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Paul McCartney: ‘I wrote a couple of little stories’ Sir Paul McCartney may be a world-famous rock superstar but to his grandchildren he’s “Grandude”. The former Beatle has eight grandkids – six boys and two girls – aged from seven to 20. He says they make music, watch football and dance together. Now, their relationship has inspired his latest project – a children’s book called Hey Grandude! The title is of course a nod to the Beatles’ Hey Jude. But the idea for the book came from the nickname given to McCartney by his grandchildren. Image copyright MPL COMMUNICATIONS Image copyright Paul McCartney Image caption Sir Paul reading a Ladybird book …

Bill designed to stop no-deal ‘will clear Lords’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLord Ashton of Hyde says Brexit bill will be ready to be presented for royal assent The government has said a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit will complete its passage through the Lords on Friday. The proposed legislation was passed by MPs on Wednesday, inflicting a defeat on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. There were claims pro-Brexit peers could deliberately hold up the bill so it could not get royal assent before Parliament is prorogued next week. Following Wednesday’s votes, No 10 said the public will get to choose between a deal, no deal, or “more delay”. Downing Street said the prime minister will deliver an address later setting out the “vital …

Arena family’s anger at band’s suicide vest video

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 1975’s video for People was released in August The video for People, released in August, shows Healy appearing to smile, before pressing a button and exploding the vest into a cloud of emojis. Image Copyright @FigenMurray @FigenMurray Report Report Image Copyright @FigenMurray @FigenMurray Manchester City Council councillor Pat Karney added it was “totally insensitive.” “He is one of us so should know what we would think,” he tweeted. Related Topics Manchester Arena attack The 1975 Manchester Original Article : HERE ;

Brexit’s big week: Five things we learned on Wednesday

In such an extreme week at Westminster, we could be close to running out of superlatives. Nevertheless, we’ll do our best to bring you all you need to know on the biggest moments of Wednesday. 1) Brexit delay bill clears the Commons… How did your MP vote on the Brexit delay bill? There was a bit of last-minute drama, too, when an amendment to the bill from Labour MP Stephen Kinnock seemed to pass by accident after the government’s teller failed to appear for the count. It later emerged that it was a kind of tactic and the amendment had no legal power anyway. Image Copyright @BBCVickiYoung @BBCVickiYoung Following the defeat, Boris Johnson was on his feet immediately, decrying those …

The ‘goners’ caught on film forever

Image copyright PETER MITCHELL Image caption The buildings Peter used to shoot were known as “goners” – this one in Seacroft was already halfway there in 1974 Image copyright PETER MITCHELL Image caption A billboard is framed by the half-demolished Marsh Lane tenements Image copyright PETER MITCHELL Image caption John Murray, right, owned the Racing Pigeon Shop and remembers “great times” on Blake Grove John, who still runs a racing pigeon business, remembers “great times” on the street and often passes by his former shop, which closed in 2010. “Shops weren’t allowed to trade on Sundays, but we’d open our doors for a few hours to let the pigeon boys come in,” said the 60-year-old. “I remember we had to …

‘I found dad 30 years after I was taken from him’

Image copyright Edson Sanderson Image caption Edson (right) with Keith Sanderson and Cleverson The details of what happened to Edson and his brother after they arrived in Sao Paulo are unclear. He has never been able to establish the exact sequence of events. Image copyright Ed Sanders Image caption Edson’s adoptive parents From Edson’s perspective it was all very sudden: “The people at the orphanage said, ‘Do you want to have a family?’ and I said, Yes’. Then they brought in this huge man and I just remember walking over and hugging his leg.” The Sandersons also adopted an older boy called Cleverson and a couple of weeks later the boys found themselves in a new country, with new parents …

Banned driver jailed for PC fence crush

The 26-year-old, of Charnley Road, had also previously admitted driving while disqualified and conspiracy to possess a Class A drug with intent to supply. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Staffordshire Police officer Ms Bond suffered a broken knee cap and leg in the attack Ms Bond was trapped against a fence, dragged along for about 6ft (2m), and then thrown to the ground, moments after she had attempted to grab the keys from Malhi’s BMW. Malhi fled and was picked up by Bullmore in a Range Rover Evoque. She drove dangerously while Mahli threw child seats out of the vehicle’s windows at pursuing police vehicles, the court heard. Cocaine with a street value of more than £2,000 was subsequently …

High Street shops sold knives to children

Shop staff failed to prevent the sale of a knife to a child 344 times, equal to 15% of the 2,231 tests carried out by Trading Standards at national chain and independent shops. Knives and alcohol sold to children Major stores caught selling knives to teen Knife crime at record levels in 2018 The key facts about rising knife crime It is illegal to sell knives to those under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less. There were 285 killings by a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months ending March 2018, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis. One in four (71) of all victims (285) were men aged 18-24, …

Flu vaccine delays ‘likely’ in no-deal Brexit

The government said it was “working closely with vaccine suppliers to ensure they have robust contingencies in place”. “What we can see is we’re likely to not have enough flu vaccine, we are likely not to have the flu vaccine coverage that we’ve had in previous years, and that is likely to have an impact on the NHS,” Prof Andrew Goddard, president of the Royal College of Physicians, exclusively told Newsnight. In an open letter last week, Prof Goddard and other doctors’ leaders warned the prime minister about the risks of a no-deal Brexit. They said that the government’s “EU exit strategy must include provision for different flu scenarios”. The government is yet to respond to the letter. He said …

The Kenyan school where the UK held Mau Mau rebels

In a school in central Kenya sits a small building that was once used by British colonial forces to torture detainees. A weather-beaten sign on the outside describing it as a “torture room” serves as a reminder of what it used to be, but 91-year-old Wambugu wa Nyingi does not need to be reminded. The tiny cell is one of several that were once on the site and in 1959 he spent three months in solitary confinement inside. With no proper bed and a bucket for a toilet in the corner of the 2.5m (8ft) by 2m room, he was not allowed to leave and was forbidden from communicating with anyone. What is now Mweru High School was 60 years …

Concerns over beauty spot parking charges

But between March and October 2020, visitors will have to pay £2 for the first hour and then £5 for the rest of the day. Dafydd Rhys Thomas, councillor for Ynys Cybi, said: “This land has been free for centuries and to bring charges in, I’m not happy. Anglesey’s RSPB planning ban overturned Thousands reject RSPB charges plan Lighthouse ‘set to reopen to visitors’ “The effect can already be seen, people just won’t bother coming. “I don’t have any issues with the people who work there, only the large organisation which has lost touch with the local people.” Related Topics Holyhead RSPB Original Article : HERE ;

Carnival crowds brave blazing heat

Image caption Rochelle Watson (left) and Serena Watson said they felt like movie stars for the day Serena Thomas, a performer on the Tears Mass float, said although it was hot, the weather was bearable. Drinks were provided on the float all day and if the heat got too much, she said they could all step off and have a breather. Skip Youtube post by BBC London Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report When she did just that to grab some lunch, she said she became quite the star attraction and was immediately swamped with requests for photographs. “This is the only time I approve of people taking my picture,” she said, while her friend Rochelle Watson added: …

Young drug dealers offered free driving lessons

“We must prevent drug use in our communities and support people dependent on drugs through treatment and recovery,” the government department said. ‘Take a chance’ The police have told the BBC one person on the Call-In scheme had been removed and charged with dealing class A drugs. He will appear in Bristol Magistrates’ Court in September. Another has been removed after being found in possession of a weapon. Drug convictions in England and Wales dropped slightly in 2018 to 67,831 from 75,695 in 2017. They were at their highest in recent times in 2012 at more than 98,000 in a year. Potential jail terms for drug dealing Class A, including crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin and LSD – up …