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US campaign guru Jim Messina signed up for Tory election role

US campaign guru Jim Messina signed up for Tory election role

Jim Messina, who also worked for the failed campaign to keep the UK in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, has been hired for the general election, a senior Tory source confirmed. Lifelong Democrat Mr Messina was deputy chief of staff at the White

today, 14:20 in Regional West
 
Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Met Office forecasters say the northern hills are most likely to see snow as the cold weather moves into England over the next 36 hours. But wintry showers could develop anywhere across the country, although any snow is unlikely to settle on lower ground

today, 14:20 in Regional West
 
Woman who tried to send Facebook birthday message while driving killed pensioner

Woman who tried to send Facebook birthday message while driving killed pensioner

Wendy Thompson, 53, of Barnetby, north Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to causing the death of Rodney Lewis, 84, by dangerous driving and causing serious injury to his 77-year-old wife Marlene. Mr Lewis died from his injuries following the

today, 14:20 in Regional West
 
Driverless cars to travel on UK motorways by 2019

Driverless cars to travel on UK motorways by 2019

The project, described as the most complex autonomous vehicle trial anywhere in the world, will culminate in driverless cars travelling from London to Oxford by 2019. The Driven consortium said the vehicles will perform "all safety-critical...

today, 14:20 in Regional West
 
EU commissioner warns Britain faces 'bloodbath' over proposed US deal

EU commissioner warns Britain faces 'bloodbath' over proposed US deal

Phil Hogan, agriculture and rural development commissioner in Brussels, also derided Theresa May's plan to strike agreements with countries around the world as a fanciful notion of a new British Empire. Speaking at a Brexit conference in Dublin, he sugge

today, 14:20 in Regional West
 
Shropshire hospital trust missed vital bowel cancer target

Shropshire hospital trust missed vital bowel cancer target

0 Comments Six patients were left waiting more than six weeks for the tests and three more than 13 weeks at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in February. Hospital bosses have apologised and said they had hit 100 per cent of their targets in Marc

today, 11:56 in Regional West
 
Many children displaced from Calais Jungle camp 'have family in UK'

Many children displaced from Calais Jungle camp 'have family in UK'

Around 400 refugees and migrants - half of whom are thought to be unaccompanied minors - are said to be living in small makeshift settlements scattered around the French port after the main camp was razed to the ground last October. Some 213 people aroun

today, 11:17 in Regional West
 
First police unit dedicated to tackling online hate crime launched

First police unit dedicated to tackling online hate crime launched

Sadiq Khan announced that five Scotland Yard officers, led by a detective inspector, will form the new team. The Online Hate Crime Hub aims to improve the police response to internet abuse by gathering intelligence and testing new investigative methods.

today, 11:17 in Regional West
 
Pre-election pledge to support Mid Wales businesses

Pre-election pledge to support Mid Wales businesses

0 Comments The announcement was made at an event in Newtown, ahead of the local government elections on May 4, with the Welsh Conservatives also pledging a range of measures to support local businesses. Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies

today, 09:30 in Regional West
 
'Save our PRH' - Telford streets packed with protesters marching against cuts to hospital services

'Save our PRH' - Telford streets packed with protesters marching against cuts to hospital services

0 Comments People of all ages, from babies in prams to children, adults, and elderly people in wheelchairs, held banners and placards and marched through Wellington town centre to support a common cause. Telford & Wrekin Mayor Rae Evans was among...

today, 08:51 in Regional West
 
Consultants preparing report on future of 4,000 council houses in Shropshire

Consultants preparing report on future of 4,000 council houses in Shropshire

0 Comments It is understood that one of the options being examined for the Shropshire Council-owned homes, in Bridgnorth and Oswestry, would be the sale to another housing group. Shropshire Council has confirmed that the properties, currently managed by

today, 08:21 in Regional West
 
Royal seal of approval for steam engine restored after vandalism

Royal seal of approval for steam engine restored after vandalism

Charles will meet members and volunteers of the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society at Milton of Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, on Monday. The Royal Deeside Railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway which runs alongsi

today, 08:21 in Regional West
 
Lawyers facing tribunal over claims of torture by UK troops

Lawyers facing tribunal over claims of torture by UK troops

Leigh Day and three solicitors, Martyn Day, Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther, will appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in London later. They face 19 misconduct charges over claims of torture and murder by British troops during the Iraq

today, 08:21 in Regional West
 
Union warns of impact of Brexit on workers' rights

Union warns of impact of Brexit on workers' rights

The Communication Workers Union will say it is clear the Government will try to make workers pay the price of Brexit. Delegates at the union's annual conference in Bournemouth will call for the rights of workers and unions to be protected under the settl

today, 08:21 in Regional West
 
Jimmy Choo on the market amid strategic review

Jimmy Choo on the market amid strategic review

The company said on Monday that it has decided to conduct a review of the various options open to it, including a sale, in order to "maximise value for its shareholders". "The board of Jimmy Choo announces today that it has decided to...

today, 08:21 in Regional West
 


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