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The Labour party is not what the Independent Group says it is – now we must prove it

The Labour party is not what the Independent Group says it is – now we must prove it

It was with great sadness that I heard yesterday that seven of my Labour MP colleagues had resigned from the party. I am old enough to remember the last big split in the Labour party – it led to the formation of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in...

Metro, 10 min. ago
 
Girl, 4, brought up in ‘utter chaos’ had to be taught to chew food

Girl, 4, brought up in ‘utter chaos’ had to be taught to chew food

A four-year-old girl was brought up in such an ‘utterly chaotic’ environment by her parents that she had to be taught how ‘to eat solid food’ when placed into foster care, a High Court judge has said. The youngster was so traumatised that she would go...

Metro, 13 min. ago
 
Anti-extremist radio presenter ‘racially attacked’ outside London theatre

Anti-extremist radio presenter ‘racially attacked’ outside London theatre

An anti-extremist campaigner was attacked by a ‘racist’ and hit in the face outside a threatre in London yesterday evening. LBC radio presenter Maajid Nawaz, 41, said a white man shouted racial abuse at him and assaulted him from behind as he picked...

Metro, 30 min. ago
 
Sky TV and broadband prices are set to rise for millions of customers

Sky TV and broadband prices are set to rise for millions of customers

Sky is planning to hit millions of customers with a price hike on both its TV and broadband internet packages. The telecoms company says its users will have to stump up an average of £4 extra a month – working out to £48 per year. The 5.1% increase is...

Metro, 30 min. ago
 
Tailor’s fingers ‘exploded’ because she’s so sensitive to the cold

Tailor’s fingers ‘exploded’ because she’s so sensitive to the cold

A tailor has told of the agonising moment her fingers ‘erupted’ due to a rare condition that makes her extremities hypersensitive to cold. For years, Alex Busby, 51, had put her ice-cold hands and feet down to poor circulation. However, things came to...

Metro, today, 09:09
 
What is a supermoon and when is the next one?

What is a supermoon and when is the next one?

Supermoons are natural phenomenons that take place when the moon periodically appears brighter and larger than normal. It happens when the moon’s orbit brings it closest to the Earth (its perigee) and that coincides with the lunar cycle’s full moon....

Metro, today, 09:09
 
One in three people think Islam is a threat to their way of life

One in three people think Islam is a threat to their way of life

More than a third of British people believe Islam is a threat to their way of life, new figures have revealed. A report published by anti-racism group Hope not Hate found that an enormous 35% of people thought the religion was a threat and just 30%...

Metro, today, 09:01
 
Bouncer ‘filmed stepping on teenager’s head while he’s being detained by police’

Bouncer ‘filmed stepping on teenager’s head while he’s being detained by police’

A teenager has accused a security guard of assaulting him while he was being arrested. Liam Sullivan, 19, was angry after he looked at CCTV footage from outside a Revolution, in Cheshire, on Saturday morning and allegedly saw a security man stepping...

Metro, today, 09:01
 
Nasa captures the birth of a star in stunning Hubble picture

Nasa captures the birth of a star in stunning Hubble picture

The Hubble space telescope has just captured another stunning image to add to its impressive collection. The space-based telescope has caught on camera the moment a star is born. And we’re not talking about Brad Cooper crooning next to Lady Gaga,...

Metro, today, 08:55
 
Don’t ever put grapes in the microwave – here’s why

Don’t ever put grapes in the microwave – here’s why

Chances are, you’ve never had the inclination to shove some grapes in the microwave to see what happens. Well, if you do attempt it you’ll see the little fruit burst into flames. Now some scientists have explained what it is that causes the...

Metro, today, 08:31
 

Passenger strips to boxers and removes his sock for duration of flight

She thought that by getting a seat with extra legroom she had made a wise choice. But in fact, Lizzie Thompson may have chosen the worst seat on her flight. She was waiting on the tarmac on an Air France aeroplane when a man on a seat on the opposite...

Metro, today, 08:17
 
Keyboard-equipped phone case wants to turn the Pixel 3 XL into a production powerhouse

Keyboard-equipped phone case wants to turn the Pixel 3 XL into a production powerhouse

Writers are nerdy folk. They lust after keyboards the way (I imagine) a painter lusts after a particular type of brush or a musician lusts after a specific set of strings for her guitar. So when something comes along promising to offer a better typing...

Metro, today, 08:11
 
New clothes could be hit by new tax to end ‘fast fashion’

New clothes could be hit by new tax to end ‘fast fashion’

Clothing brands and retailers should be charged a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35 million annual recycling scheme. MPs are wanting to end the era of ‘throwaway fashion’, which is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, pollution and...

Metro, today, 08:07
 

Honda confirms Swindon plant closure with loss of 3,500 jobs

Car giant Honda has confirmed plans to shut its factory in Swindon in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs. The Japanese firm told workers it proposed to close the vehicle manufacturing plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle. The...

Metro, today, 08:07
 

Sick of Jeremy Corbyn and sick of ‘politics as usual’, Labour MPs walk out

Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces more resignations after a group of Labour MPs broke away from the party, calling on others to follow them and reshape British politics. In the biggest party schism since the 1980s, seven MPs quit yesterday in...

Scotsman, today, 07:48
 


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