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Stevenage ‘car cruise’ crash leaves 17 injured

Stevenage ‘car cruise’ crash leaves 17 injured

Seventeen people have been injured in a “horrendous” crash at a gathering which included modified vehicles in Stevenage. Two vehicles collided on Monkswood Way at about 21:45 BST on Thursday during the “car cruise” event and hit people watching from the side of the road. The East of England Ambulance Service said some of the […]

Ministers ‘consider night ban for young drivers’

Ministers ‘consider night ban for young drivers’

New drivers could be banned from travelling at night as part of plans to improve road safety in England. Ministers are considering a graduated licence system to restrict novice drivers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. The move comes as figures suggest one in five drivers are involved in a crash within a year […]

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit ‘threat to research’

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit ‘threat to research’

The president of the Royal Society has warned the Tory leadership candidates that UK research could be damaged by a bad deal or no-deal Brexit. Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan has presented them with an analysis showing that the UK collaborates with the EU much more than previously thought. It shows that a third of UK […]

Brexit: UK ‘will have to face consequences’ in event of no deal

Brexit: UK ‘will have to face consequences’ in event of no deal

The UK will have to “face the consequences” if it opts to leave without a deal, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier told BBC Panorama the thrice-rejected agreement negotiated by Theresa May was the “only way to leave the EU in an orderly manner”. He also insisted Mrs May and her ministers […]

Labour anti-Semitism row: Advert criticises Jeremy Corbyn

Labour anti-Semitism row: Advert criticises Jeremy Corbyn

More than 60 Labour peers have put their names to an advert in the Guardian accusing Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism. The signatories, who make up about a third of Labour members in the Lords, said the leader was presiding over a “toxic culture” of anti-Semitism. Many of the 67 signatories are long-standing […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘in psychiatric ward’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘in psychiatric ward’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, is now in a hospital psychiatric ward, her husband says. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was moved to the hospital in Tehran on Monday and is being held by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Richard Ratcliffe said. It comes after Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe went on hunger strike for 15 […]

Tube pusher took £600 of crack cocaine the day before attack

A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks had taken £600 worth of crack cocaine the day before, the Old Bailey heard. Paul Crossley shoved Sir Robert Malpas, 91, at Marble Arch in April 2018, having earlier tried to push another man at Tottenham Court Road. The court heard Crossley had […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal

Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal

Boris Johnson has said he is “not aiming for a no-deal outcome” for Brexit at the launch of his campaign for the Tory leadership. But he said leaving no deal on the table was a “vital tool of negotiation” and the UK “must do better than the current withdrawal agreement”. “Delay means defeat, delay means […]

London Bridge inquest: Officer denies chances to prevent attack were missed

London Bridge inquest: Officer denies chances to prevent attack were missed

The police officer in charge of the investigation into one of the London Bridge attackers has denied chances were missed to thwart the attack before it happened, an inquest has heard. The inquest previously heard there were “opportunities galore” to identify those plotting the attack. But on Wednesday, the officer, known as Witness M, said […]

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