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Party says £20bn plans would be partly funded by tax on tech firms like Google and Facebook
Labour has promised free full-fibre broadband for every home and business by part-nationalising BT.
In a speech due to be delivered in Lancaster on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn will outline his proposals to create a new British broadband public service, saying they will “bring communities together in an inclusive and connected society”.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:40:50 GMT
Taxpayers could face paying for large fine after Downing Street fails to put forward nominee
British taxpayers face paying out for a large fine after the EU launched a legal action against Boris Johnson’s government over his failure to abide by the law and nominate a candidate for the new European commission.
Despite knowing for weeks that the UK would remain in the EU beyond 31 October, when a new EU executive had been due to be in place, Downing Street failed to put someone forward to join the bloc’s 28-strong top team.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:20:48 GMT
Politicians in northern England warn of lasting damage, after 1,758 properties badly hit
Leaders of councils across northern England have called for “massive” increases in funding to deal with major incidents, as the Guardian learned that around 1,800 homes and businesses have been badly flooded in the region.
Dozens of weather warnings remain in place around the country, from Oxfordshire to Yorkshire and across the West Midlands, where more than 100 schools were forced to close on Thursday.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:19:30 GMT
It was a night when England celebrated their football history and threatened to run up an historic scoreline. As the goals flew in during a first-half blitz, embossed by a Harry Kane hat-trick, it felt necessary to check the team’s previous 999 internationals for record scorelines.
The post-war highs were the 10-0 drubbings of Portugal (1947) and the United States (1964) and they looked in peril as Gareth Southgate’s youthful team poured forward from all angles and went into the interval with a 5-0 lead.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:33:20 GMT
Stephen Waterson imprisoned for seven years after killing three-year-old boy from Kent
A former government minister’s son who killed his girlfriend’s toddler with a car seat has been jailed for seven years and six months by a judge who described him as “cunning and manipulative”.
Stephen Waterson, the adopted son of the former MP Nigel Waterson, killed Alfie Lamb in 2018 in what police have said was the first case of death from crush asphyxiation as a result of an electronic car seat.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:50:21 GMT
- LA county sheriff says suspect is in custody at a hospital
- Shooting happened at Saugus high school in California
At least two students have been killed and three more injured after a 16-year-old suspect opened fire at a southern California high school, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the US.
Early reports of the shooting at Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, came just before 8am as students were starting the school day, sending law enforcement scrambling to confront the shooter.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:14:02 GMT
Victim said to have been hit by brick as protesters and pro-Beijing residents clashed
A second man has died during the protests in Hong Kong, hours after China’s president, Xi Jinping, issued his most direct warning yet to the city, saying it urgently needed to “end violence and restore order”.
A 70-year-old cleaner who is thought to have been hit by a brick during a clash between protesters and pro-Beijing residents died late on Thursday, hospital officials said.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:57:03 GMT
Officers found paintings shortly after they were taken from Dulwich Picture Gallery
Police are investigating a foiled attempt to steal two Rembrandt paintings from England’s oldest public art gallery.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:47:04 GMT
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Brett Kavanaugh makes a rare public appearance
Kavanaugh is addressing conservative judges at the Federalist Society, making a race public appearance since he was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
There is a HUGE screen outside of Union Station right now featuring Christine Blasey Ford's testimony in the Senate -- as Brett Kavanaugh is inside speaking at the Federalist Society annual fundraiser dinner. Compliments of @WeDemandJustice pic.twitter.com/U0rZ7mddh2
Clinton told CNN’s Jake Tapper his advice for Trump is to do as he did during his impeachment. “Look, you got hired to do a job. … Every day’s an opportunity to make something good happen,” Clinton said. “And I would say, ‘I’ve got lawyers and staff people handling this impeachment inquiry and they should just have at it. Meanwhile, I’m going to work for the American people.’ That’s what I would do/”Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:30:09 GMT
Civil partners unable to convert to marriage despite legalisation in October
Campaigners for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are planning legal action over government delays in converting civil partnerships into marriages.
With the first weddings expected around Valentine’s Day this coming February, more than 1,200 gay couples already in partnerships have discovered bureaucratic barriers to them tying the knot.Continue reading...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:48:57 GMT