Category: <span>UK</span>

Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’
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Labour infighting inquiry ‘damaging Starmer’s position’

The results of a “nightmare” inquiry into Labour infighting are to be published within weeks in a development that will further erode Sir Keir Starmer’s attempts to unify the party. Insiders have become concerned that Starmer has created a “major flashpoint” by launching an independent inquiry to examine the commissioning, publication and contents of a highly controversial...

Half of Britons have looked at ‘property porn’ in the last year, poll claims
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Half of Britons have looked at ‘property porn’ in the last year, poll claims

New research has revealed that we are a nation of property peeping toms, with more than half of Brits (52 per cent) admitting to having indulged in ‘property porn’ online within the last year. The term ‘property porn’ is used to describe a type of television programme, magazine article and online listings which shows off desirable homes,...

Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension
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Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension

Keir Starmer has decided not to readmit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP, arguing that he has undermined efforts to restore the party’s reputation in the Jewish community. An NEC disciplinary panel lifted the suspension of Corbyn’s party membership on Tuesday. That decision was made after he issued a conciliatory statement “clarifying” controversial remarks he...

The final insult: Taxpayers face paying for Yorkshire Ripper’s funeral
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The final insult: Taxpayers face paying for Yorkshire Ripper’s funeral

Once one of the most feared criminals in the country, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe died aged 74 on Friday after reportedly refusing treatment for Covid-19. Sutcliffe was given a whole life term in 1981 after being convicted of murdering 13 women and the attempted murder of seven more. It has cost over £10million to keep...

A real party island: Keir Starmer’s desert discs have Stormzy and soul
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A real party island: Keir Starmer’s desert discs have Stormzy and soul

It is a music collection that has something for the former heartlands, the masses and the hundreds of thousands of youthful members who joined the party under Jeremy Corbyn – but Sir Keir Starmer has insisted focus groups had no role in a Desert Island Discs selection that appears to reach out to different Labour wings. The Labour leader...

UK environment secretary denies Cummings’ exit will affect Brexit
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UK environment secretary denies Cummings’ exit will affect Brexit

The UK environment secretary, George Eustice, has denied that the departure of Dominic Cummings – one of the architects of Vote Leave – will have any impact on Brexit negotiations. As the Brexit deal deadline approaches, Eustice sought to downplay Cummings’ exit from No 10 by arguing it would not alter discussions with Brussels as UK negotiations are led...

Covid: care home called police after woman sneaked in to see husband
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Covid: care home called police after woman sneaked in to see husband

A care home called the police when a woman who had been denied visits to her 83-year-old husband for eight months amid the Covid pandemic sneaked in to get him out. Patricia Hodges, 75, used to visit her husband, Graham, daily at Wayside House in Bromsgrove, where he was being cared for with Lewy Body...