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Cabbie uses translator to tell judge his English is good enough to drive taxi

Cabbie uses translator to tell judge his English is good enough to drive taxi

A taxi driver who used an interpreter to say his English was good enough for the job had his licence revoked for failing to mention his conviction for selling illegal tobacco. Yawar Latif was set to hit the road in a hackney carriage after passing all...

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Crisis in Bolivia deepens as five people shot dead by security forces

Crisis in Bolivia deepens as five people shot dead by security forces

The crisis in Bolivia shows no signs of easing after at least five supporters of former president Evo Morales were shot dead yesterday. The violence erupted in the central town of Sacaba where most of the dead and injured suffered bullet wounds....

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
The best Currys and Carphone Warehouse Black Friday Deals already out in 2019

The best Currys and Carphone Warehouse Black Friday Deals already out in 2019

Black Friday 2019 may still be a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped some of the biggest brands on the high street starting to release some of their deals ahead of the huge discounted shopping event. Currys and Carphone Warehouse have started to...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
West Midlands Trains services disrupted as rail workers go on strike

West Midlands Trains services disrupted as rail workers go on strike

West Midlands rail workers have walked out in the first of a series of planned Saturday strikes, leaving services disrupted for commuters. Pictures on social media show members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union ‘rock solid and...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Brexit Party candidate lives 9,000 miles away from constituents

Brexit Party candidate lives 9,000 miles away from constituents

A Brexit Party candidate standing in the general election lives in Australia, a fair distance away from his would-be constituents. But Ed Punchard has pledged to buy a home in Tynemouth should he be elected next month. The 62-year-old, who grew up in...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Police ‘assessing’ claims Tories offered Brexit Party figures peerages to stand down

Police ‘assessing’ claims Tories offered Brexit Party figures peerages to stand down

Scotland Yard is ‘assessing’ claims of electoral fraud following allegations the Conservatives offered peerages to senior Brexit Party figures to sway them into standing down in the General Election. It comes after Lord Falconer wrote to the...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Managers of student halls ravaged by flames failed fire inspection in Leeds

Managers of student halls ravaged by flames failed fire inspection in Leeds

The owners of student accommodation that was ravaged by flames last night have previously been reprimanded for breaching fire safety regulations on a different building. Hundreds of students were evacuated from The Cube in Bolton when an inferno broke...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Tories and Lib Dems try one up each other with tree planting pledges

Tories and Lib Dems try one up each other with tree planting pledges

The Conservative Party say they will triple the rate of tree planting in the UK, but the Lib Dems say they can double that. Boris Johnson has announced a £640 million Nature for Climate fund which would see 30 million more trees planted every year –...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Hong Kong’s LGBT community holds pride rally after police ban parade

Hong Kong’s LGBT community holds pride rally after police ban parade

About 1,000 people took part in Hong Kong’s LGBT community rally on Saturday after police banned the annual gay pride march. The carnival-like demonstration took place in Central’s Edinburgh Place under the banner ‘Equal Justice, Equal Rights’ as...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
‘Lotto lout’ much happier working as coalman after blowing £10,000,000 fortune

‘Lotto lout’ much happier working as coalman after blowing £10,000,000 fortune

Michael Carroll blew his lottery jackpot on drink, drugs, sex and parties and now earns just £10 an hour working as a coalman in Moray, Scotland. But despite spending all of his fortune, he says he is much happier now and says he has no regrets over...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Record number of women to stand in General Election next month

Record number of women to stand in General Election next month

More women than ever are set to stand in the General Election next month. Labour has set a record with more than 50 per cent of its candidates being women, which is a historic first for any major political party in the UK. By contrast, about three in...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Disabled mum ‘kicked off bus’ because autistic son’s card wouldn’t scan

Disabled mum ‘kicked off bus’ because autistic son’s card wouldn’t scan

A wheelchair-using mother feels discriminated against after a bus driver refused to let her board when her 17-year-old son’s payment card wouldn’t scan properly. Martine Hartley, 42, from Toxteth, Liverpool, said she was forced to leave the 86...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Venice’s St. Mark’s Square re-opens after worst flooding in decades

Venice’s St. Mark’s Square re-opens after worst flooding in decades

Venice’s famous St. Mark’s Square has been re-opened to residents and tourists after it was closed due to a series of high tidal waters that devastated the city centre. On Saturday, the public returned to the square to slosh in the remaining shallow...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Body of woman, 25, found near fire station as man arrested

Body of woman, 25, found near fire station as man arrested

A 44-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead near a fire station this morning. Police were called to the scene in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, at around 8am after the body was discovered. Detective...

Sunday, 08:45 in Hot News
 
Brexit Party MEP says Boris Johnson’s deal is ‘much worse’ than staying in EU

Brexit Party MEP says Boris Johnson’s deal is ‘much worse’ than staying in EU

A Brexit Party MEP said he would rather remain in the European Union than go along with Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement. Ben Habib told Sophy Ridge on Sky he thinks the PM’s deal would be ‘much worse’ than staying inside the bloc, but didn’t say...

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