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June 9, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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Britain has a hung parliament as it is impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute  majority in the House of Commons. But what exactly is a hung parliament and what happens if no party wins the General Election 2017? Who will be the prime minister? When will we get t...
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June 8, 2017 11:27 am gmt |
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UK voters headed to the polls on Thursday (June 8) amid tight security after two Islamist attacks killed 30 people in Manchester and London in less than two weeks. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of the election has raised questions over whether she wi...
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June 7, 2017 11:51 am gmt |
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Security was high as London Bridge and Borough High Street were fully reopened for traffic on Wednesday (June 7), four days after the area was the target of a deadly attack. Assailants rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday (June 3) and then stabbed revellers in the third major mi...
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June 7, 2017 9:27 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May says human rights laws will be changed “if they get in the way” of the country’s fight against terror. Speaking in the wake of a terrorist attack in London that left seven dead, May said she would seek to introduce longer prison terms for those con...
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June 6, 2017 11:09 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May began her day of campaigning at a bakery in Lancashire on Tuesday (June 6). With two days to go until Britain holds a national election, opinion polls have shown that May’s lead over the opposition Labour party has ebbed over the last three weeks, with some pu...
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June 6, 2017 6:28 am gmt |
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British police on Monday (June 5) named two of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge late on Saturday (June 3) and injured dozens more, and said one of them was previously known to the security services. London’s Metropolitan Police said one attacker was Khuram Shazad B...
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June 5, 2017 11:29 am gmt |
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Britain’s terror threat level will remain at “severe” after militants killed seven people and injured 48 in London, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (June 5), describing the assault as an attack on the free world. May spoke after chairing a meeting of the government’s...
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June 5, 2017 6:44 am gmt |
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The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the recent terror attack that killed seven people in the heart of London. Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices, and Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new th...
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June 2, 2017 10:50 am gmt |
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Greater Manchester Police have appealed for more help in tracking the movements of the suicide bomber who killed 22 concert goers and wounded more than 100 on May 22. The force late on Thursday (June 1) released closed-circuit television images of Salman Abedi at various locations before the attack o...
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June 2, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage denied on Thursday (June 1) being a “person of interest” in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Farage said in an interview with the BBC that the claims were preposterous, describing t...
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June 1, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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British Coastguard on Tuesday (May 30) rescued three teenagers after they attempted to scale a 61 metre-high (200 feet) cliff in southern England wearing no proper shoes or climbing equipment. Onlookers who spotted the youths hanging off the cliff at the Stair Hole cove in Lulworth raised the alarm. ...
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May 31, 2017 12:07 pm gmt |
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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been jailed for 15 years after carrying out unnecessary operations. Paterson, 59, carried out surgery on nine women and one man after falsely telling them they had breast cancer. He had been convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding,...
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May 30, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry attended the launch of the UK’s Invictus Games team at the Tower of London on Tuesday (May 30), meeting the 90 athletes who will compete at the Paralympic-style tournament in 2017. Harry, the fifth in line to the British throne, set up the multi-sport Invictus Games...
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May 28, 2017 5:33 am gmt |
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Greater Manchester Police have released two CCTV images of Salman Abedi from the evening of his attack. The suicide bombing at Manchester arena which killed 22 people and injured more than 100, took place just after singer Ariana Grande had finished performing on Monday night (May 22). Police say one...
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May 27, 2017 9:37 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May won support from the world’s major industrialised nations on Friday (May 26) for measures to tackle extremism and kept the spotlight off Brexit and its possible effects on world trade. Leaders at a G7 meeting in Italy signed a joint statement to “combat ...