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Black Lives Matter has hit back at a Conservative minister after she branded the movement as “anti-capitalist” and “political”, and claimed teachers who present the idea of white privilege as a fact to their students are breaking the law. Kemi Badenoch, the women and equalities minister, told MPs on Tuesday: “We do not want to see […]

Donald Trump’s bizarre little dances at his campaign rallies have captured the imaginations of late nightcomedians and have even become a TikTok challenge. People on Twitter, too, are joining the act, setting the president’s moves to the funniest songs. “Baby Trump, doo doo, doo doo doo doo,” anyone? Check out the president — who has […]

The government has suffered a fourth defeat on protecting the rights of child refugees after Brexit The Lords, by a majority of 78, once again backed an amendment proposed by Lord Dubs to ensure lone child refugees in Europe maintain their right to be reunited with family in the UK once the Brexit transition ends […]

Brexit negotiations are back on – less than a week after Boris Johnson dramatically told the nation to prepare for no deal. Downing Street said it was “ready to welcome the EU team to London to resume negotiations later this week” after Brussels chief negotiator Michel Barnier signalled concessions. Earlier this week, Barnier agreed to […]

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing has felt like a long time coming thanks to a month delay (because, corona), but the first live show is finally upon us.  And in anticipation of the competition kicking off properly this weekend, Strictly bosses have let us in on what the contestants and their partners will be dancing […]

Four students at Nottingham Trent University were each given fines of £10,000 and suspended for holding a house party on Tuesday night. Police spotted the gathering from the street but were told everyone had left the house on Kimbolton Lane in Lenton. In a statement, Nottinghamshire Police said: “On closer inspection, more than 30 people […]

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has been accused of calling a Tory MP “scum” during a Commons debate on Covid-19 restrictions for Greater Manchester. Chris Clarkson, who represents Heywood and Middleton, had said Labour was guiltily of “opportunism” and “hindsight behaviour” after high-profile rows between mayor Andy Burnham and Downing Street.  He also criticised Labour […]

Firefighters say a number of people are feared dead in a suspected gas explosion in west London. A child and four adults were rescued following the blast in King Street, Ealing, on Wednesday morning. Emergency workers are involved in a “complex” search for anyone who may still be inside the collapsed building.  London Fire Brigade […]

Boris Johnson has rejected a plea from from footballer Marcus Rashford and Labour to extend free school meals for poorer children over holiday periods. The prime minister opted against a U-turn on the issue, as MPs were due to vote in the Commons on a Keir Starmer-led motion demanding the change. The Labour leader’s motion […]

Stacey Dooley has hit back after her latest TV show came in for criticism before anyone has even seen it.  On Tuesday, the Strictly Come Dancing champion was announced as the host of new BBC series, This Is MY House.  It will see four people walk into a home and declare that they own the […]

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