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 UK holidaymakers driving abroad warned to get emissions sticker or risk a fine

UK holidaymakers driving abroad warned to get emissions sticker or r...

August 08, 2023 10:02 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The RAC said the number of areas across France which require drivers to display a Crit’Air sticker rose to 12 last month.

 Man accused of murdering 71-year-old appears in court

Man accused of murdering 71-year-old appears in court

August 08, 2023 09:40 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Christine Emmerson was found with stab wounds at a property in Kirk Close, West Ashby, Lincolnshire on Thursday.

 Man who raped murder victim five months before her death jailed

Man who raped murder victim five months before her death jailed

August 08, 2023 09:34 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Jamie Starrs will serve 10 and a half years behind bars.

 Minister defends Lee Anderson over ‘robust’ comments on migrants shunning barge

Minister defends Lee Anderson over ‘robust’ comments on migrants shu...

August 08, 2023 09:33 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Alex Chalk defended the comments made by the Ashfield MP after just 15 migrants entered the floating accommodation off the Dorset coast on Monday.

 Minister defends immigration lawyer task force as critics brand it ‘red herring’

Minister defends immigration lawyer task force as critics brand it ‘...

August 08, 2023 09:18 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Justice Secretary Alex Chalk said it was right to root out a ‘tiny minority’ of lawyers damaging the reputation of others.

 Starmer challenged over would-be MP’s Greenpeace links

Starmer challenged over would-be MP’s Greenpeace links

August 08, 2023 09:12 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Alistair Strathern, who hopes to take Nadine Dorries’ seat for Labour, was part of a zombie-themed Greenpeace protest.

 New compensation costs rules for wrongfully convicted may be ‘backdated’

New compensation costs rules for wrongfully convicted may be ‘backda...

August 08, 2023 09:06 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Justice Secretary Alex Chalk made the suggestion after Andrew Malkinson had his wrongful rape conviction quashed.

 Scottish exams pass rate down from last year but above 2019 levels

Scottish exams pass rate down from last year but above 2019 levels

August 08, 2023 09:01 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Figures from the Scottish Qualification Authority show attainment of A to C grades was 77.1%.

 Mayor calls for historic pub gutted by fire to be rebuilt ‘brick by brick’

Mayor calls for historic pub gutted by fire to be rebuilt ‘brick by...

August 08, 2023 08:55 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Andy Street also said emergency services faced blocked access roads as they attempted to tackle the blaze at The Crooked House in Himley.

 Remains of landmark pub demolished two days after it was gutted by fire

Remains of landmark pub demolished two days after it was gutted by f...

August 08, 2023 06:50 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The Crooked House – known as ‘Britain’s wonkiest pub’ – was reduced to rubble despite a campaign for it to be rebuilt.

 80 people evacuated from homes after ‘hazardous materials’ found in Glasgow flat

80 people evacuated from homes after ‘hazardous materials’ found in...

August 08, 2023 03:38 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) is at the scene as police try to determine the nature of the materials.

 Tory MP George Eustice compares new oil boiler ban to Ulez for rural communities

Tory MP George Eustice compares new oil boiler ban to Ulez for rural...

August 08, 2023 02:31 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Mr Eustice said the Government needs to create different approaches to develop the delivery of net zero, rather than ‘lock’ into technologies now.

 Targeted support needed for older people among ethnic minorities, says charity

Targeted support needed for older people among ethnic minorities, sa...

August 08, 2023 01:45 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Independent Age noted that ‘alarmingly, people talked about their distrust of the Government, and how that prevents them applying for support’.

 People to gather at Sinead O’Connor’s former home for ‘last goodbye’

People to gather at Sinead O’Connor’s former home for ‘last goodbye’

August 08, 2023 01:45 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Her family have asked people who want to pay their respects to line the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow ahead of her burial.

 What the papers say – August 8

What the papers say – August 8

August 08, 2023 12:14 AM AEST | By PAMEDIA

A variety of stories feature on the front pages of Britain’s newspapers.

 What will life be like for migrants on board the Bibby Stockholm barge?

What will life be like for migrants on board the Bibby Stockholm bar...

August 07, 2023 11:02 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

After a series of delays, the first residents arrived on Monday amid continued safety and overcrowding fears.

 Suella Braverman says task force will target ‘crooked immigration lawyers’

Suella Braverman says task force will target ‘crooked immigration la...

August 07, 2023 11:01 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Critics say the announcement focuses on a ‘tiny minority of lawyers’ rather than ‘significant asylum claim backlogs’.

 Former mayor brands charges he failed to disclose financial interests ‘untrue’

Former mayor brands charges he failed to disclose financial interest...

August 07, 2023 09:46 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Former fund manager Andy Preston, 57, has been charged with four counts of non-disclosure of pecuniary interests in executive meetings.

 Man charged with causing death of 12-year-old boy in M62 collision

Man charged with causing death of 12-year-old boy in M62 collision

August 07, 2023 07:56 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Matthew Rycroft will appear before Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with causing the death of Callum Rycroft.

 Weather in coming weeks ‘absolutely crucial’ to harvest, union leader warns

Weather in coming weeks ‘absolutely crucial’ to harvest, union leade...

August 07, 2023 07:25 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Farmers could have to pay extra to dry out crops and reduce their prices if they are of worse quality, the NFU said.

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