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Car crashes into barriers outside parliament in London

London, Aug 14 : London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London. No other details were immediately available, but Metropolitan ...

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Companies in Brexit ‘supply shock’ as fewer EU citizens come to UK

Businesses are struggling to fill vacancies as a result of drop in new EU workers, says report Companies are suffering from a “supply shock” as fewer EU citizens come to the UK, and companies struggle to fill vacancies, according to a survey of 2,000 employers. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said the number of applicants per vacancy ...

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Boris Johnson must face full inquiry, Muslim leaders tell May

Islamophobic incidents have increased after Johnson’s burqa remarks, says MCB Britain’s largest Islamic organisation is writing to Theresa May to demand Boris Johnson be subject to a full disciplinary inquiry, saying no one should be allowed to victimise minorities with impunity. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said Islamophobic incidents had spiked since Johnson’s controversial article was published a week ...

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‘Morally empty’ Johnson is courting fascism, says peer as Tory crisis mounts

Ex-Cameron aide and Muslim leaders join condemnation over the former foreign secretary’s burqa comments A Tory peer and former aide to David Cameron accused Boris Johnson of “moral emptiness”, casual racism and “courting fascism” as division over the former foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women threatened to develop into a full-blown crisis for Theresa May and her party. The comments ...

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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas.   His wife Lady Naipaul called him a “giant in all that ...

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Manchester police say 10 people hospitalized after shooting

London, Aug 12 : Police in Manchester say 10 people have been hospitalized as the result of a shooting after a Caribbean carnival in the city. Greater Manchester police say the injuries range from “minor to major” but most don’t appear to be life-threatening. The shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley says police are trying ...

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Call for Gove to give evidence over school abuse case claims

Lawyers want minister called to inquiry over allegation he intervened in investigation Lawyers representing child abuse survivors have called for the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to be called before a public inquiry over an allegation he intervened in a sexual abuse investigation at a boarding school. Two child abuse professionals have testified at the ongoing independent inquiry into child sexual ...

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Philip Hammond urges EU to accept Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Chancellor says Chequers white paper lets UK remain linked to EU economy in way that works for both sides The British chancellor, Philip Hammond, has called on Brussels to accept Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint, saying it offers a “fair and sensible” way forward. Hammond said the controversial plan hammered out at Chequers last month would enable the UK to remain ...

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Boris Johnson to face Tory party inquiry over burqa remarks

Move comes after MEP says party must choose between being a ‘genuine one nation force’ or ‘an English nationalist movement’ The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is to a face a disciplinary investigation following a string of complaints that his comments about the burqa breached the Conservative party’s code of conduct. The investigation represents the first step in any disciplinary ...

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Corbyn hopes to avert calls for public vote on Brexit at conference

Labour leader faces damaging defeat over the party’s ‘no second referendum’ policy Labour has been considering how to head off a concerted attempt by remain-supporting members to stage a vote at its annual conference on calling for a second referendum, to avoid what would be an embarrassing defeat for Jeremy Corbyn on the party’s Brexit policy. About 130 constituency Labour ...

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