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Sayeeda Warsi says fault with ‘hostile environment’ lies with policy itself not implementation
Theresa May and her home secretary, Amber Rudd, have come under further pressure over the impact on the Windrush generation of the government’s immigration policy.
The former cabinet minister Sayeeda Warsi made it clear it was the policy itself that was at fault, rather than the way officials had implemented it, while senior Labour figures called on Rudd to resign.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:14:09 GMT
Party to court regional mayors and councils over transport and infrastructure spending plans
Labour is to begin courting regional mayors and councils over its plans for £250bn of transport and infrastructure spending, promising to prioritise projects that boost productivity and help the rest of the country catch up with London.
Speaking to the Guardian, Peter Dowd, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, said the party would open a series of consultations with local leaders over the coming months on its proposals to help close the regional divide.
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:19:29 GMT
- Cheruiyot wins women’s race but Radcliffe record safe
- Kipchoge wins men’s race as Mo Farah comes third
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Kathrine Switzer, who made global headlines after officials attempted to stop her running the then all-male Boston marathon in 1967, finished in under five hours, aged 71.
I feel like I’m 25, I feel no different when I’m running than I did then - I’m just slower.
There are thousands of women out there whose lives have been so enhanced and empowered from running.
It really is the race that has everything...
Went to watch London Marathon and in absolute awe at the sheer volume of Strongbow Dark Fruit being put away by the spectatorsContinue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:14:09 GMT
Donald Trump strikes cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits
Donald Trump said on Sunday the North Korean nuclear crisis was far from conclusion, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the US.
North Korea said on Saturday it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site, and instead pursuing economic growth and peace.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:14:47 GMT
Judah Adunbi, who police allegedly shot with stun gun in Bristol last year, charged with public order offence
A former race relations adviser to the police who was allegedly injured when a police officer fired a stun gun at him has been charged with a racially aggravated offence.
Judah Adunbi, also known as Ras, was arrested at his home in Bristol on Wednesday and will appear in court next month.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:46:35 GMT
Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attack on ID cards queue that killed at least 57 people
A suicide bomber has killed at least 57 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in Kabul, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
The public health ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack. Gen Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted hundreds of civilians who were queuing to receive national identification cards to vote in legislative elections scheduled for 20 October.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:01:15 GMT
G7 nations plus Austria and Czech Republic face tests to prevent money laundering
The City of London will come under the spotlight of the International Monetary Fund as part of a crackdown on corruption that will investigate whether Britain and other rich countries are taking tough enough action against bribery and money laundering.
In a hardening of its approach, the IMF said it needed to look at those giving bribes and financial centres that laundered dirty money as well as improving the existing clampdown on wrongdoing in poor countries.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:00:22 GMT
Pope Francis calls for end to violence as police are accused of using live rounds against demonstrators
The death toll from anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 25 as the national police were accused of using live rounds against demonstrators.
Those killed include Ángel Gahona, a journalist who was shot dead while presenting a live broadcast on protests in Bluefields, a town on the country’s Caribbean coast.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:58:30 GMT
Pod of orcas spotted between Dunoon and Gourock, thought to be hunting seals or porpoises
A pod of killer whales has been spotted in the river Clyde apparently hunting seals or porpoises.
Images and videos have been posted on social media over the weekend of about half a dozen killer whales, or orcas, between Dunoon and Gourock.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:32:39 GMT
Survey suggests pest problem is worst in south-east England, and in flats and pre-1950s housing
Got a lovely collection of cashmere sweaters you don’t want devoured by moths? Then maybe you should move to a new-build house in the east Midlands. That, you see, is the type of dwelling and region least likely to be tormented by the pesky insects, according to a new study by English Heritage at least.
English Heritage conservators have been monitoring the remorseless rise in moth numbers, blamed on a string of exceptionally mild winters – although the survey ended before the spectacularly bitter weather of last winter – and last year invited visitors to their properties to help by collecting free moth traps and reporting their haul.Continue reading...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:00:25 GMT