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Cricketer Alex Hepburn to face retrial over rape charges

Crown Prosecution Service says trial at Worcester crown court has been set for AprilThe former Worcestershire cricketer Alex Hepburn will face a retrial over charges of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.A CPS spokeswoman said: “After careful consideration of the case against Alex Hepburn, including consultation with the complainant, we have decided to seek a retrial.” The alleged attack took place in April 2017. Continue reading...
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Brexit: People's Vote MPs drop plan to table second referendum amendment – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenA quarter of the UK cabinet went to Davos: what are they doing there? 12.12pm GMT Richard Harrington, the business minister, said this morning he was “delighted” when he read the boss of Airbus branding the UK government’s handling of Brexit a “disgrace”. Speaking to an audience of German industrialists, he said that no deal must be stopped and he was prepared to be sacked for saying so. This is a disaster for business. I am ...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Davos, Theresa May, TUC, Tony Blair, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Frances O'grady, Unison, Brexit, Richard Harrington, Ralf Speth


Rise in homicides in England and Wales fuels calls for police funds

Crime survey shows number of murder and manslaughter offences rose to 739 last yearThe number of homicides in England and Wales increased by 14% in the year to September 2018, according to official figures that have fuelled calls for more investment in policing.The Home Office figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that homicide offences, which include murder, manslaughter and infanticide, increased from 649 in 2017 to 739 last year. Continue reading...
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Protester wins fight to wipe political activities from police database

John Catt said there was no justification for police to retain surveillance records of his activities at 66 peaceful protestsA 94-year-old peaceful protester has won an eight-year legal battle to force police to delete details of his political activities from a secret database.On Thursday, the European court of human rights ruled in favour of John Catt, who has no criminal record. Continue reading...
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Brexit: People's Vote MPs drop plan to table second referendum amendment for vote next week - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.15am GMT Tony Blair, the former Labour prime minister who is opposed to Brexit and calling for a second referendum, has said that he thinks the chances of a “people’s vote” being held are now higher than 50%. Speaking at Davos, when asked if he stood by a previous statement saying there was a “50/50 chance” of it happening, he replied:No, I would say it’s probably somewhat increased, but I mean when I said 50% most people...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Davos, Theresa May, Labour, TUC, Tony Blair, Airbus, Frances O'grady, Brexit, Theresa May Speaking


Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond arrested and charged

Salmond has been under investigation over sexual harassment allegationsAlex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, has been arrested and charged by police.It is understood Salmond was arrested and charged on Wednesday night. It is not yet clear what charges he faces or when he will appear in court. Continue reading...
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The Brexit nightmare is entirely the Tories' fault. Don't blame Labour | Alex Hern

From Cameron promising a vote he never wanted to hold to May taking us to the brink of no deal - it’s a very Conservative messThere isn’t much that’s funny about Brexit. At least, not funny ha-ha. But there is one aspect of it that is at least curious: that this act of national foot-shooting has resulted in quite so many people putting the blame for it on the two main political parties – even though only one of them has been in power since 2010. Related: We’ll never see a cross-party deal on B...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Cameron, Article 50, Brexit, Don, Rafael Behr, Alex Hern


Novichok attack board game 'Our Guys in Salisbury' on sale in Russia

Makers of game that features figures in hazmat suits say it is reaction to western coverageA Russian toymaker has released a board game called Our Guys in Salisbury, featuring the same cities in Europe visited by the GRU agents accused of carrying out last year’s nerve agent attack.Salisbury, the finish line in the game, is decorated with images of the city’s cathedral and two figures in hazmat suits. They are taken from photographs of the police response to the poisoning of the former spy Serge...
Tags: Europe, Russia, UK News, World news, Gru, Salisbury, Yulia, Sergei Skripal, Novichok poisonings


Airbus brands UK government handling of Brexit 'a disgrace'

CEO pleads for people not to ignore Brexiters’ ‘madness’ and warns no deal would prompt ‘very harmful decisions’Airbus has branded the UK government’s handling of Brexit a “disgrace” and warned the aerospace firm could pull out of the UK if the country crashes out of the EU without a deal.In a video message released on Thursday, Tom Enders, the chief executive, warned that if there was a no-deal Brexit, Airbus would have to make “potentially very harmful decisions for the UK”. Continue reading.....
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Airline Industry, Job losses, Airbus, Manufacturing sector, Article 50, Brexit, Tom Enders, Brexit Airbus


Alex Salmond, Scotland's former first minister, arrested

Salmond will appear in court on Thursday afternoon as Police Scotland says report has been sent to prosecutors Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, has been arrested by police and will appear in court on Thursday afternoon.Salmond has been under investigation by Police Scotland following a confidential investigation by the Scottish government into allegations by two women that he sexually harassed them several years ago. The Scottish government sent their final report to police i...
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Anti-vaxxers targeting parents of new babies on social media – report

Charity says half of parents of small children have seen negative or misleading claimsHalf of all parents with small children have been exposed to misinformation about vaccines on social media, according to a new report that finds the most common reason not to vaccinate is the fear of side-effects. Related: Is the anti-vaccine movement putting lives at risk? Podcast Continue reading...
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Emiliano Sana: search for footballer and pilot resumes

Guernsey police say aircraft will also scour French coast in search for Emiliano Sala and Dave IbbotsonThe search for the missing footballer Emiliano Sala and a pilot has resumed after their plane went missing over the Channel Islands on Monday.Guernsey police said on Thursday morning that a search and rescue aircraft would scour the north coast of France as well as islands and rocks around Guernsey. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Football, Sport, UK News, World news, Channel Islands, Guernsey, Emiliano Sala, Emiliano Sana, Dave IbbotsonThe, Guernsey Continue


Man charged over crash that killed police community support officer

Darren Ogom, 42, charged with causing death by dangerous driving in BirminghamA man will appear in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving over a crash that killed a police community support officer.Darren Ogom, 42, is accused of causing the death of the off-duty PCSO Holly Burke in Birmingham on Tuesday night. Continue reading...
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Anti-vaxxers spread misinformation on social media – report

Charity says half of parents of small children have seen negative or misleading claimsHalf of all parents with small children have been exposed to misinformation about vaccines on social media, according to a new report that finds the most common reason not to vaccinate is the fear of side-effects. Related: Is the anti-vaccine movement putting lives at risk? Podcast Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Social Media, Society, UK News, Medical Research, MMR, Vaccines and immunisation, Hpv Vaccine


Man who killed woman in speedboat crash arrested in Georgia

Jack Shepherd, convicted of killing Charlotte Brown, had been on the run for six monthsA fugitive who was convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the Thames has been arrested in Georgia.Jack Shepherd, 31, was sentenced in his absence to a six-year jail term for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown. Police issued an arrest warrant after he failed to attend his trial at the Old Bailey in July. Continue reading...
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Emiliano Sala: little hope player and pilot are alive, say rescuers

Police to decide on Thursday whether to keep searching, as pilot is named as Dave IbbotsonRescuers fear there is little hope of finding the footballer Emiliano Sala and an experienced pilot alive after their light aircraft went missing over the Channel Islands.The search for the new Cardiff City striker Sala and the pilot, who has been named as Dave Ibbotson from Lincolnshire, was postponed as darkness fell on Guernsey on Wednesday. A decision on whether to resume the search would be made early ...
Tags: Europe, France, Americas, Football, Sport, UK News, World news, Argentina, Cardiff City, Lincolnshire, Guernsey, Emiliano Sala, Sala, Dave Ibbotson, Dave IbbotsonRescuers


Sadiq Khan makes rent control key plank of mayor re-election bid

London mayor will work out blueprint for overhaul of laws for renters before 2020 pollSadiq Khan is to make a campaign for wide-ranging rent control the key plank of his 2020 re-election bid, asking the government to give the London mayoralty the power to combat soaring rents in the capital.The mayor of London is to work out a blueprint for an overhaul of the laws for private renters to allow new restrictions on rent to be imposed – a change he could not make without legislation by central gover...
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No-deal Brexit 'poses threat to global stability' – CBI head

Carolyn Fairbairn warns bosses at Davos that damage caused by disorderly exit could spread far beyond the UKFears are growing internationally that a no-deal Brexit poses a threat to the stability of the global economy, the head of Britain’s leading business body has warned.Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said the failure to sort out Britain’s departure from the European Union was damaging Britain’s brand abroad and had joined a list of systemic risks to the world economy. Continu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Cbi, European Union, UK News, World news, Davos, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Carolyn Fairbairn, Confederation of British Industry (CBI, Davos 2018, Davos 2019


Better way to be a bean-counter | Brief letters

Paying tax | Suez crisis | James Dyson | Welsh language | London’s new concert hallWhile heartily endorsing Frances Ryan’s comments (G2, 23 January) on the joy of tax, may I also strengthen her resolve by reminding her that by filling in her tax return she can help those less fortunate than herself without having to do anything silly or exhausting like sit in a bath of baked beans or run a midnight marathon.Anne SummersHonorary research fellow, Birkbeck, University of London• John Coad (Letters,...
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Man who killed woman in speedboat crash hands himself into police

Jack Shepherd in custody in Georgia after six months on the runA fugitive who was was convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the Thames has been arrested in Georgia.Jack Shepherd, 31, was sentenced to a six-year jail term in his absence for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown. Police issued an arrest warrant after he failed to attend his trial at the Old Bailey in July. Continue reading...
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Michel Barnier says opposing no-deal Brexit will not stop it in March

EU’s chief negotiator warns UK will crash out unless ‘positive majority’ of MPs agree on new visionAll the latest news on Brexit – live updatesMichel Barnier has warned that the move led by Labour MP Yvette Cooper to block the prime minister from delivering a no-deal Brexit is doomed to fail unless a majority for an alternative agreement is found.The EU’s chief negotiator, in a speech in Brussels, said the “default” for the UK was still crashing out if MPs could not coalesce around a new vision ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Barnier


May should close parliament if necessary to stop bill blocking no deal Brexit, says Rees-Mogg - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDelaying Brexit would be even worse than no deal, says Liam FoxMichel Barnier’s Luxembourg Times interview - SummaryPMQs verdict 4.17pm GMT Barclay is talking about the proposal to keep the EU in the customs union. He says, if the government pivots in one direction, as well as picking up votes, it may lose them. 4.12pm GMT Q: How is the process working?Barclay says there is an interplay. The EU want to know what the Commo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Pmqs, Liam Fox, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Barclay


Davos 2019: Prince William says mental health stigma must end - live

Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health William: Wartime Brits repressed their emotions - it’s better to talkPrince William and Jacinda Ardern on mental healthMerkel defends world orderJeremy Wright: Here to discuss AIFox: I’m here to work, not drink champagnePhoto: Anti-WEF protest at Davos 4.06pm GMT Surprise: Billionaires don’t like the sound of a 70% tax bracket for ...
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Hillsborough trial told of club’s ‘resistance’ to hiring safety officer

Secretary said he was too busy entertaining client to fully carry out safety dutiesThe former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary at the time of the Hillsborough disaster had previously said he could not fully carry out the duties of a stadium safety officer on matchdays because he would be “too busy entertaining corporate clients”, a court has been told.Graham Mackrell is charged with two breaches of safety legislation before the disaster in which 96 people were killed in a crush at the FA Cup s...
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Davos 2019: Prince William on battle for mental health campaign - live

Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health Latest: Merkel defends world orderJeremy Wright: Here to discuss AIFox: I’m here to work, not drink champagneMental health with the Duke of CambridgePhoto: Anti-WEF protest at Davos 3.17pm GMT The Duke of Cambridge is talking about how his charity work turned him into a committed, and pioneering, campaigner on mental health issues....
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EU crackdown on golden visas criticised as 'half-hearted'

Campaigners say action plan falls short of Europe-wide measures that are requiredThe European commission is facing criticism for failing to crack down on the abuse of schemes that allow wealthy families from China, Russia and other non-European states to purchase the right to live in the EU.Campaigners said a widely anticipated action plan published by the commission on Wednesday morning had fallen short of the measures needed to reduce the risk posed by the influx of new EU citizens from countr...
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Davos 2019: Angela Merkel defends globalisation and world order, as Brexit looms over WEF - live

Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health Latest: Merkel defends world orderJeremy Wright: Here to discuss AIFox: I’m here to work, not drink champagneMental health with the Duke of CambridgePhoto: Anti-WEF protest at Davos 2.15pm GMT Now Wang Qishan, Vice President of China, is addressing Davos.He starts by saying 2019 is the 40th anniversary of China’s involvement in WEF...
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Davos 2019: Little hope of Brexit trade breakthrough - business live

Rolling coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum, as Shinzo Abe, Angela Merkel and Wang Qishan all speak, and Prince William discusses mental health Jeremy Wright: Here to discuss AIFox: I’m here to work, not drink champagneMental health with the Duke of CambridgePhoto: Anti-WEF protest at DavosHammond pulls out of Davos panel 1.19pm GMT There’s a buzz in the congress hall again, as German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to give her special address. She starts by talking about...
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Corbyn: May trying to ‘run down clock’ with no-deal Brexit threat

PM lambasts Corbyn for being ‘willing to sit down with Hamas’, yet not with herJeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of closing down solutions to the Brexit impasse by refusing to countenance customs union membership or to rule out no-deal, saying these could command majority support in the Commons.Again using all his time at prime minister’s questions to focus on the stalled Brexit strategy, Corbyn argued that May’s promise to liaise with other parties was meaningless if she declined to abandon...
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Far right may exploit Brexit tensions, says UK counter-terror chief

Neil Basu is also concerned at possible inability to share intelligence with EU partnersBritain’s counter-terrorism chief has said he fears the far right will exploit Brexit tensions with their propaganda triggering rises in hate crime and creating an atmosphere that terrorists can exploit.The Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism policing, told the Guardian he was concerned that far rightwing rhetoric from those lawfully allowed to operate will fuel ten...
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