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Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

London, June 19 : Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. He wrote in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph that the battle against cannabis use has been lost and that it is “deluded” to pretend otherwise. Hague has changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government ...

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William Hague calls for Theresa May to legalise cannabis

Ex-Conservative leader says policy is ‘inappropriate, ineffective and out of date’ William Hague, the former leader of the Conservative party, has urged Theresa May to legalise cannabis, saying the UK’s drug policy is “inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date” and that the “battle is effectively over”. Lord Hague said issuing orders to the police to stop people smoking cannabis ...

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Loughborough Junction: three killed by train in south London

Three men in 20s pronounced dead at the scene, with one of them identified so far Three men in their 20s have died after being hit by a train near Loughborough Junction in south London in the early hours of Monday. Spray cans were found near where their bodies were found, according to rail industry sources. British Transport Police (BTP) ...

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UK’s Boris Johnson defends UN human rights body

Geneva, June 18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended the U.N.’s main human rights body, alluding to signs the U.S. may withdraw from it over its alleged bias against Israel. Speaking to the Human Rights Council, Johnson nonetheless said that its dedicated agenda item on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories was “disproportionate and damaging to the cause ...

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Theresa May under fire over NHS ‘Brexit dividend’ claim

Assertion that post-EU windfall can help fund £20bn injection ‘treats public as fools’, says Tory MP Theresa May is under pressure to justify how a so-called Brexit dividend could help pay for a planned £20bn annual funding rise for the NHS, as her announcement on extra health spending was met with scepticism. The prime minister told the BBC the government’s ...

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UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

London, June 17 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country’s beleaguered National Health Service. The prime minister said the NHS will receive an additional 384 million pounds ($510 million) per week once Britain leaves the European Union next March. She linked the increased funding to Brexit in a column published in the ...

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Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

London, June 17 : The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. Charlotte Caldwell said Sunday she also wants assurances from the government that her 12-year-old son Billy will be able to keep receiving cannabis oil once ...

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Epileptic boy at center of cannabis oil case in UK hospital

London, June 16 : A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures was being treated in a London hospital Saturday while British officials review the case. Billy Caldwell, 12, was in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital receiving treatment while his mother Charlotte Caldwell lobbies for the return of cannabis oil seized by authorities at ...

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Firefighters battle major blaze at famed Glasgow art school

Photo: Flames and smoke rise from the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building in London, early Saturday. London, June 16 : Firefighters sought to limit damage to the historic Glasgow School of Art Saturday, after a dramatic fire that ravaged it spread to neighboring properties and led to several evacuations. Officials said there was serious damage to the renowned Mackintosh ...

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Leslie Grantham: EastEnders’ Dirty Den dies aged 71

EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham, best known as the roguish “Dirty” Den Watts in the BBC One soap, has died aged 71.   Grantham had the opening line in the first episode of EastEnders and was at the heart of Walford life until 1989.  He returned in 2003 before leaving for good two years later, following a tabloid scandal.   Tributes ...

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