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UK weather: snow warning in Scotland as rain brings more flooding

Met Office expects further downpours and warns of high winds in northern half of UKSnowfall in Scotland could make driving difficult and lead to people slipping on icy surfaces, the Met Office has warned, as roads were closed across the UK due to flooding.A third consecutive weekend of stormy weather brought further flooding to already sodden areas, and strong winds of up to 75 mph were expected to affect swathes of the northern half of the UK as large parts of south Wales and northern and centr...
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Students slam Cambridge over handling of sexual misconduct cases

Don in charge of student welfare at Trinity Hall gave evidence on behalf of male student accused of rapeHundreds of Cambridge students have accused the university of “a complete failure” to deal with complaints of sexual misconduct after an investigation that raised concerns about a conflict of interest among academics.In a letter signed by more than 500 current and former students, Cambridge University Students’ Union Women’s Campaign has called for colleges to be stripped of their powers to in...
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Man appears in court charged with stabbing at London mosque

Daniel Horton, 29, remanded in custody over attack on 70-year-old prayer leaderA homeless man has appeared in court charged with stabbing a prayer leader with a kitchen knife at a London mosque.Daniel Horton, 29, is accused of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article. He appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday. Horton spoke only to state his nationality as British and confirm his name and date of birth. Continue reading...
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Amazon to donate to drug charity linked to Scientology

Exclusive: experts have queried methods of Narconon, which has given talks in UK schoolsAmazon has agreed to channel funds to a controversial drug rehabilitation charity linked to the Church of Scientology, the Guardian has learned.The web giant will make donations to Narconon – which runs programmes for drug addicts based on the teachings of the Scientology founder, L Ron Hubbard – when supporters buy products through the site, with shoppers able to pledge 0.5% of purchases to selected charitie...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Technology, Education, Drugs, Religion, Society, UK News, US news, Schools, Drugs policy, Scientology, Ron Hubbard, David Nutt, Church of Scientology the Guardian


UK weather: heavy rain brings further flooding with more forecast

Met Office says more belts of rain expected and warns of high winds and snow in ScotlandA third consecutive weekend of stormy weather has brought further flooding to already sodden areas.With swathes of south Wales and northern and central England still trying to cope with the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis, heavy showers have hit parts of the UK with warnings of more to come. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Yorkshire, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, Dennis, Ciara, North Of England


Heavy showers bring fresh flooding to parts of UK

Met Office says more belts of rain expected and warns of high winds and snow in ScotlandA third consecutive weekend of stormy weather has brought further flooding to already sodden communities.With swathes of south Wales and northern and central England still trying to cope with the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis, heavy showers have hit parts of the UK with warnings of more to come. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Yorkshire, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, Dennis, Ciara, North Of England


'It's felt life-ruining': flat owners face huge bills for new cladding

Leaseholders in Manchester ‘at end of tether’ after also being charged for 24-hour fire patrolsResidents of flats in Greater Manchester facing huge bills to replace flammable cladding have told of “anxiety so extreme I can’t function” and feel they are members of “generation stuck”.A survey carried out by the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force found 53% of owner-occupiers in tower blocks had been hit with increased service charges after the Grenfell Tower fire. Continue reading...
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Blue Brexit passports to be issued from next month

Redesign proves as divisive as EU referendum, with one former MP calling it ‘ignorant’Blue passports will be issued for the first time in almost three decades from next month to mark Britain’s departure from the EU, the government has announced.They will replace the standard-issue burgundy passports that were rolled out across EU countries from 1988. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Man charged over stabbing attack at London mosque

Daniel Horton, 29, charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed articleA man has been charged over Thursday’s stabbing attack at London Central Mosque.Daniel Horton, 29, of no fixed address, was charged on Friday night with grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article, Scotland Yard said. He will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Gloria Allred admits sending bus asking Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Epstein – video

US lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing several of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers has admitted arranging an American-style school bus to drive through different parts of London, including past Buckingham Palace, with a message on the side asking Prince Andrew to speak with the FBI.Andrew has so far failed to respond to FBI approaches in the ongoing investigation into Epstein and his abuse of underaged girlsSchool bus stunt urges Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Jeffrey Epstein Continue readin...
Tags: London, US, UK News, US news, Fbi, Buckingham Palace, Prince Andrew, Gloria Allred, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, FBI Andrew


Duke and Duchess of Sussex to ditch word 'royal' from branding

Meghan and Harry’s non-profit organisation will no longer be named Sussex Royal Foundation, spokeswoman saysThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the word royal, as in their “Sussex Royal” branding, a spokeswoman for the couple has said.The spokeswoman said: “While the duke and duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word royal, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisatio...
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Revealed: how teachers could unwittingly trigger counter-terror inquiries

Exclusive: leaked document shows Prevent strategy is more about monitoring extremists than safeguarding the vulnerable, campaigners sayTeachers, doctors and other public-sector workers could unwittingly spark counter-terrorism inquiries when they seek advice about the government’s controversial Prevent strategy, sensitive documents seen by the Guardian reveal.A heavily redacted copy of the official policy framework for Prevent, the strategy designed to catch those at risk of committing terrorist...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Education, Police, Society, UK News, Liberty, Child protection, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Prevent strategy


Young Manchester United fan writes to Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and gets reply

Ten-year-old Daragh Curley wrote to the Liverpool manager asking him if he could make his team lose a few gamesThe Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, has said he was so charmed by the sheer cheek of a young Manchester United fan who wrote to ask whether he could start making Liverpool lose games that he sent the 10-year-old a personal reply.Daragh Curley, from County Donegal, wrote to the 52-year-old German coach this week asking him to engineer a few Liverpool defeats so they would not win the Pr...
Tags: Europe, Football, Sport, UK News, World news, Ireland, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, County Donegal, Daragh Curley, Young Manchester United


UK weather: weekend rain could cause further flooding

Environment Agency warns of heavy downpours in northern England and the MidlandsHeavy rain over the weekend could bring further flooding in northern England and the Midlands, the Environment Agency has warned.England has so far received 141% of its average February rainfall with almost continuous wet weather in the past fortnight, the agency said as it warned the deluges were set to continue into next week. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Environment Agency, UK Weather, Extreme Weather, North Of England, Midlands, MidlandsHeavy


Call for English councils to be given powers to regulate Airbnb

Caroline Lucas urges move to help ease ‘intolerable’ pressure on availability of local housingLocal councils in England must be given powers to regulate Airbnb and other short-term letting sites in order to alleviate the “intolerable” pressure they put on the availability of local housing, the Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, has said.Her intervention followed a Guardian investigation that found one Airbnb listing for every four residential properties in some hotspots across Britain. Airbnb has d...
Tags: Politics, England, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Housing Market, Property, Brighton, Airbnb, Green Party, Caroline Lucas, Britain Airbnb


Regent's Park mosque prayer leader returns day after being stabbed

Raafat Maglad says he feels sorry for alleged attacker as concerns are raised about securityA Muslim prayer leader has returned to Regent’s Park mosque a day after he was stabbed in the neck in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers, as London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, urged worshippers to remain vigilant.Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s and is the mosque’s muezzin – the person who calls worshippers to prayer – said he was sorry for the alleged attacker, who was wrestled to the ground on Thursday a...
Tags: London, UK News, Sadiq Khan, Regent 's Park, Raafat Maglad


Isis supporter admits plot to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, pleads guilty at Old Bailey to preparing terrorist actsA supporter of Islamic State has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel.Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, west London, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, London, Islamic State, UK News, Bailey, Hayes, St Paul 's Cathedral, Old Bailey Continue, Safiyya Amira Shaikh


Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


'It's post-apocalyptic': how coronavirus has altered day-to-day life

From Wuhan to the north of England, people have been affected by the outbreak in different waysThe coronavirus is a public health emergency, but its threat is not only medical. Millions of lives have been altered by the outbreak, from those in self-isolation in China to Chinese nationals experiencing racism abroad. We talk to those affected in different ways, from Wuhan to the north of England. Continue reading...
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School bus stunt urges Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Jeffrey Epstein

US lawyer Gloria Allred arranged for bus to be driven past Buckingham Palace with message for princeAn American-style school bus has driven past Buckingham Palace with a message on the side appealing for Prince Andrew to answer questions from the FBI about his links to the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.The stunt was arranged by the US lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of Epstein’s victims. Continue reading...
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Manchester bomber's flat had funny smell, court told

Man who sub-let his council flat to Aimen Elwafi tells the trial of bomber’s brother that it was left in a bad stateA Libyan man who illegally sub-let his council flat to the Manchester bomber said there was a “funny, strong smell” in his home when he returned to the 12th-floor property the month before the atrocity, a court has heard.Aimen Elwafi said he was “so angry” at the state his flat had been left in, with Salman Abedi departing two weeks before the end of the agreed two-month period, th...
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Music industry fears bands will be unable to tour UK without visas

Professional body urges ministers to clarify proposed post-Brexit immigration rules The music industry has urged the government to clarify its proposed immigration rules amid fears that bands from the EU will not be able to tour the UK without written permission or a visa.They are the latest to warn of the economic risks posed by the new immigration rules which have already drawn criticism from the agriculture, hospitality and social care sectors. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, Music Industry, Immigration and asylum, Culture


UN warns of rise of 'cybertorture' to bypass physical ban

Rapporteur warns against trivialising psychological torture as states exploit internet to target individualsPsychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur has said.Nils Melzer, professor of international law at the University of Glasgow and the UN’s special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, ...
Tags: Human Rights, Guantanamo Bay, Law, UK News, Northern Ireland, UK security and counter-terrorism, Un, Torture, University of Glasgow, Documentary films, Nils Melzer, Rapporteur


EU leaders at odds over filling €75bn Brexit shortfall

Agreement on a final budget deal at summit is unlikely, says Mette Frederiksen, Danish PMA summit to fix the EU’s long-term budget looked in danger of ending in failure after less than a day of talks, with leaders miles apart on how to fill the left by Brexit.As sources predicted a potential early close in Brussels, the European council president, Charles Michel, came under criticism for aiming “far too high” with a proposed budget of 1.074% of the bloc’s gross national income (€1.094tn). Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Denmark, Brussels, Brexit, PMA, Mark Rutte, Charles Michel


Priti Patel gets 'storm' warning over senior civil servant clashes

David Normington, who served under five home secretaries, says timetable for new immigration system will be ‘tight’A former chief civil servant at the Home Office has warned that the department is in the grip of a number of “tropical storms” amid reports of clashes between Priti Patel and her chief mandarin.Sir David Normington, a former permanent secretary who served under five ministers at the Home Office, also warned that the government’s timetable for a new immigration system would be “tight...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Priti Patel, David Normington


London mosque stabbing: eyewitness describes '30 seconds of mayhem' – video

An eyewitness has described the stabbing at London Central Mosque on Thursday as '30 seconds of mayhem'. The mosque’s muazzin, who calls others to prayer, was stabbed in the neck in front of hundreds of onlookers, before his alleged attacker was wrestled to the ground by worshippers.The Metropolitan police, who have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, said they were not treating the incident as terror-relatedMan arrested after London mosque stabbing Continue reading...
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Gordon Brown: Scotland risks becoming one of west’s most divided countries

Former PM makes claim after YouGov poll suggested only 16% believe country is unitedGordon Brown has claimed that Scotland is at risk of becoming “one of the west’s most divided countries”.The former prime minister made the claim after a YouGov poll of 2,500 Scots suggested that only 16% believe the country is united. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Yougov, Gordon Brown, Brexit, Brown, Scots


Brits prepare to fly home from cruise ship hit by coronavirus

UK government sends plane to repatriate quarantined citizens on Diamond PrincessDozens of Britons who have been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan are set to fly home after the UK government sent a plane to repatriate them.About 70 people who have been held in quarantine on the Diamond Princess are due to land at Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Salisbury Wiltshire, Coronavirus outbreak, Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence


Immigration rules post-Brexit could fuel modern slavery, say charities

Charities say ban on low-skilled workers could lead to boom in black marketThe proposed closure of UK borders to low-skilled workers after Brexit risks driving vulnerable EU citizens into modern slavery, charities have said.They warned the ban will lead to a boom in a black market for low-paid workers that will be exploited by criminals and lead to coercion and abuse. Continue reading...
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