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Liverpool PCC Jane Kennedy quits Labour over 'abuse' in party

Liverpool PCC Jane Kennedy quits Labour over 'abuse' in party

Liverpool Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has left the Labour Party, saying it has failed to deal with anti-Semitism. The PCC's action has also triggered the resignation of her deputy Emily Spurrell, who said Ms Kennedy had made the...

Monday, 15:37 in Regional
 
EasyJet withdraws from proposed Alitalia consortium

EasyJet withdraws from proposed Alitalia consortium

Easyjet has abandoned talks to join a consortium that would have bid for Italian carrier Alitalia. The budget airline had been considering teaming up with Italy's state-controlled railway Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Delta Air Lines of the US....

Monday, 15:19 in Business
 
Two dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states

Two dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states

Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations. Two people have died, including one man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing...

Monday, 15:13 in World News
 
Armando, the 'Lewis Hamilton of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m

Armando, the 'Lewis Hamilton of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m

A champion pigeon has been sold for a record €1.25m ($1.42m; £1.07m). Auction house Pipa called Armando the "best Belgian long-distance pigeon of all time". He's also been dubbed the "Lewis Hamilton of pigeons". Before this sale,...

Monday, 14:59 in World News
 
Oysters reintroduced to Humber estuary

Oysters reintroduced to Humber estuary

Thousands of oysters are being reintroduced to the Humber estuary for the first time in more than 60 years. The once thriving population died out in the 1950s due to overfishing and pollution. But 1,300 adults have arrived in Spurn Point from Loch...

Monday, 14:20 in Regional
 
Utrecht shooting: 'Three dead' in tram shooting

Utrecht shooting: 'Three dead' in tram shooting

Three people have been killed following a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the city's mayor says. Nine others were injured in the incident which police say appears to be a terrorist attack. Police are looking for a 37-year-old Turkish...

Monday, 14:18 in World News
 
Comic Relief 2019: MP Lammy speaks out after donations drop

Comic Relief 2019: MP Lammy speaks out after donations drop

MP David Lammy has tweeted a response to a call for him to apologise after an £8m drop in donations to Comic Relief. The Labour MP previously criticised the charity appeal for sending documentary maker Stacey Dooley to film in Africa, saying "the...

Monday, 14:04 in Art & Culture
 
Wales fans and players to celebrate Grand Slam at Senedd

Wales fans and players to celebrate Grand Slam at Senedd

Thousands of rugby fans are expected to join the Wales national team in Cardiff Bay later to celebrate the Grand Slam. Celebrations after victory over Ireland to win the Six Nations continued throughout the weekend. Amid the revelry, one of Wales'...

Monday, 13:34 in Regional
 
OWNAFC: Football fans call for refunds over club app

OWNAFC: Football fans call for refunds over club app

Football fans who say they thought they were buying a share in a "real life club" are demanding their money back from an app firm. Thousands signed up to OWNAFC after its director said it would enable them to make decisions over the running...

Monday, 13:12 in Regional
 
Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: 'I'm not male or female'

Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: 'I'm not male or female'

Sam Smith has come out as non-binary saying he feels "like a woman sometimes" and has considered having a sex change. He was speaking to actress Jameela Jamil about fame, body image and confidence. "I've always had a little bit of a war...

Monday, 12:57 in Art & Culture
 
Derbyshire M1 999 call driver 'forgot he was drunk'

Derbyshire M1 999 call driver 'forgot he was drunk'

A driver who called police after a crash as he suspected the other driver was drunk has himself been charged with drinking and driving. Derbyshire Police were called to the scene of the crash at junction 25 of the M1, near Long Eaton, at about 17:30...

Monday, 12:35 in Regional
 
Revellers spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report

Revellers spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report

UK consumers are spending close to £69 on a night out on average, according to a report which monitors changes in the evening and late night business sector. Spending in January to March was up 15.5% on the £59.49 sum of a year ago. The quarterly...

Monday, 12:34 in Business
 

Yellow vest protests: France to tighten Paris security

The French government is expected to announce extra security measures shortly to protect central Paris from further vandalism during violent gilets jaunes ("yellow vest") protests. French media say police could in future cordon off the...

Monday, 12:18 in World News
 
South Africa's President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa's President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. That plan has either backfired or worked, depending on how you view it. He and other...

Monday, 12:18 in World News
 
Lesbian storyline defended by film director Francis Lee

Lesbian storyline defended by film director Francis Lee

The director of a film about fossil hunter Mary Anning, which stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, has defended its gay storyline. Ammonite sees Anning (Winslet) in a romance with Ronan's character. In real life, Anning never married and little is...

Monday, 12:03 in Art & Culture
 


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