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Top Tories: 'Nonsense' to write off the party – but be careful of holding an election

18th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sanya Burgess, news reporter The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has said it is “nonsense” that the Conservative Party is on a path to destruction. Ruth Davidson dismissed rumours that “the current impasse over Brexit will lead to some for of break-up or breakaway… [and] poor […]

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Scouts on a mission to help children in deprived areas

18th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Inzamam Rashid, news reporter The Scouts are on a mission to reach children in deprived areas of the UK and have launched 1,280 new groups in poorer regions in the past five years. It has seen more than 20,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds join the […]

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Surge in pressure on NI abortion laws in wake of Alabama ruling

18th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Britons outraged over Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion are channelling their anger into attempting to change Northern Ireland’s own restrictive rules – where women can face life in jail for aborting a pregnancy. A campaign calling on pro-choice supporters to email their […]

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Fiancee's family: Jeremy Kyle Show not at fault over man's death

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe family of the fiancee of a man who died a week after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show has defended the programme’s producers. Steve Dymond’s body was found in a rented room in a Portsmouth flat last week. On the show, Mr Dymond took a lie-detector test […]

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Protests continue over school's 'okay to be gay' lessons

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Becky Johnson, Midlands correspondent Daily demonstrations have been taking place outside Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham but Friday’s was the largest – and angriest – so far. Flyers had been sent around the local community encouraging people to join protests against the school “brainwashing” children […]

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Doctor jailed for sexually assualting patients, including children

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Tania Snuggs, news reporter A 71-year-old doctor has been jailed for 10 and a half years for sexually assaulting 15 patients, including children, over a 20 year period.  Former GP Alan Tutin, from Tonbridge, Kent, groped women and girls who had booked appointments for minor illnesses, […]

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Video game addiction could be made an official disease

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteVideo game addiction could be made an official disease after it was officially recognised and classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disorder has been suggested by some medics as a distinct behavioural addiction characterised by excessive or compulsive use of computer games or video games that […]

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Is Meghan Markle a princess or not?

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe big reveal of baby Archie’s birth certificate has confirmed rumours that he was born in a hospital, but also shed light on the Duchess of Sussex’s job title. When Meghan married Prince Harry, it was revealed that one of her titles would be Her Royal Highness Princess […]

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Thomas Cook shares plunge after analysts' 'zero' valuation

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Thomas Cook has seen its shares plummet by a further 40% after banking analysts cut their target price on the holiday firm’s stock to zero. Citigroup downgraded its rating to “sell” in the wake of the latest profit warning by the world’s oldest travel company, which had […]

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Statue unveiled in memory of comedian Victoria Wood

17th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A statue commemorating the life and work of comedian Victoria Wood has been unveiled in her home town. The two-metre-high creation shows the actress holding a microphone and apparently enjoying the reaction of her audience. It sits in Library Gardens in the centre of Bury, Greater Manchester. […]

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