Samantha Eastwood: Man charged with midwife’s murder

Samantha Eastwood: Man charged with midwife’s murder

A man has been charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood.  Michael Stirling, 32, from Stoke-on-Trent will appear before magistrates on Monday, Staffordshire Police said in a statement.  "The body of Samantha was discovered during a police search of rural ground near to Caverswall on Saturday 4 August. She had been reported missing on Friday 27 July,"…
Boris Johnson breaks rules on new jobs by taking up Daily Telegraph column again

Boris Johnson breaks rules on new jobs by taking up Daily Telegraph column again

Boris Johnson has broken rules governing how soon ex-ministers can take new jobs in the private sector after leaving office. The former foreign secretary failed to apply for permission from the ministerial watchdog to accept his role writing a column for the Daily Telegraph. Mr Johnson – who was being paid £275,000 for his columns…
Labour set to include pilot of radical basic income policy in next manifesto, John McDonnell says

Labour set to include pilot of radical basic income policy in next manifesto, John...

Labour is set to include a plan for the radical policy of a universal basic income in its next manifesto for a general election, John McDonnell has told The Independent. The shadow chancellor – one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies in Westminster – said a Labour-commissioned review into the policy, which aims to transform the…

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Brexit: More than 100 constituencies that backed Leave in 2016 referendum would now vote Remain

Brexit: More than 100 constituencies that backed Leave in 2016 referendum would now vote...

More than 100 parliamentary constituencies which backed Leave in the 2016 referendum would now vote to remain in the European Union, according to new analysis of polling. The findings suggested that most seats in England, Scotland and Wales now contain a majority of voters who want to stay in the EU. Among constituencies found to…
Not all of us want to be a part of the Brexiteers’ ideological day dream – that’s why the public deserves a say

Not all of us want to be a part of the Brexiteers’ ideological day...

As the dust settles from the latest round of cabinet in-fighting and chaos, it will be confirmed for certain there is no such thing as a good Brexit deal. I believe that Theresa May is going to end up with a botched Brexit that will satisfy no one and make sure that calls for a…
Missouri duck boat tragedy: Vessel left in near hurricane conditions, investigators say

Missouri duck boat tragedy: Vessel left in near hurricane conditions, investigators say

A survivor of the Missouri tour boat tragedy in which 17 people drowned, has opened up about what happened on board as investigators confirmed the vessel set off in near hurricane-speed winds. Tia Coleman, who lost nine members of her family, spoke out as the National Transportation Safety Board said gusts were topping 73mph when…
Love Island LIVE: Sam dates surfer Laura Crane after dramatic split with Georgia

Love Island LIVE: Sam dates surfer Laura Crane after dramatic split with Georgia

Another day of intense Brexit negotiations, President Donald Trump speaking out about Russian election meddling, most importantly, Love Island. After Monday’s dramatic episode saw Ellie and Charlie evicted and Sam and Georgia forced to split, no one was really sure what to expect of tonight. Would Sam and Georgia really break up? (Yes.) Would the new…
Brexit: Dominic Raab under fire over claim that Bank study shows no deal outcome ‘worse for EU’

Brexit: Dominic Raab under fire over claim that Bank study shows no deal outcome...

Dominic Raab is under fire after partially retracting a claim that the Bank of England believes the EU will be hit harder than the UK by a no-deal Brexit. The Brexit department admitted to The Independent that the Bank’s analysis referred only to one aspect of financial services – not to each side’s overall economic performance. The embarrassing…
Brexit secretary admits government must ensure ‘there is adequate food supply’ if UK leaves EU with no deal

Brexit secretary admits government must ensure ‘there is adequate food supply’ if UK leaves...

The new Brexit secretary has promised to ensure “there is adequate food supply” if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. Dominic Raab finally confirmed the government was making extraordinary plans to stockpile food in case the negotiations fail – having refused to do so two days ago. He told MPs the…

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