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WATCH: Erdogan’s bodyguards beat up protesters in Washington – And guess who the police arrest

A video has been released of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards beating up protesters in Washington during his state visit. The controversial premiere met President Trump as tensions in the Middle East flare. Turkey has been a partner in the US-led coalition against Islamic State forces, although the relationship between the two nations is currently strained. Fighting erupted among protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence, resulting in multiple injuries and two arrests - one for aggravated assault and one for assault...

Why Corbyn’s Labour Manifesto Is Well Worth A Read

Though many of the main elements of Labour's 2017 election manifesto and its 'For The Many Not The Few' pitch were leaked last week, the full manifesto is well worth a read as it offers a very different vision for Britain than the Conservatives have given us so far. Some policies here really designed to spread the wealth and happiness while reinvesting in the institutions that make Britain great. Theresa May is expected to publish her manifesto on Thursday -...

Small shareholders brushed aside in Pallinghurst’s Fabergé corporate play

Research shows that Pallinghurst Resources Ltd, the private equity firm started up by the former boss of BHP Billiton Brain Gilbertson, has palmed off Fabergé by selling it for $142 million in shares to its own London AIM listed gemstone miner Gemfields plc (LON: GEM). This when Faberge had already clocked a $58 million loss over 4 years from 2009 to 2012, thus severely hurting minority public shareholder interests. Palinghurst, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is the investment vehicle...

Summer bees, birds and butterflies may disappear due to intensive agriculture, warn leading experts

The sight and sound of summer bees, butterflies and birds may become a thing of the past unless urgent action is taken to revive their habitat and stop intensive agriculture methods, leading experts are warning. In the last 70 years, two bumblebee species have been driven to extinction in the UK alone and out of the 22 remaining species, six are under threat and considered seriously endangered. Their decline is so severe that the British Beekeepers’ Association fears that British...

Watch – “I can’t live on £100 a month’ May confronted by angry voter

Theresa May was confronted today in Abingdon Market by, Cathy who has learning difficulties, who told the PM "The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing." She then told May that she "can't live on £100 a month" as her disability allowance has been removed and replaced by the Government's Personal Independence Payment system. She won't talk to journalists so members of the public are having to take her on.  Watch Video Here

Watch – Locals furious over Tory election posters put up in a village field

Police were forced to wade into a stand off between a Tory MP's campaigner and furious locals - over Tory election posters put up in a village field. Adam Morres, 36, accused the volunteer for MP Simon Hart of "damaging his reputation" by putting up election placards in a field his friend rents for her horses. But tempers boiled over when Adam confronted the Tory volunteer when he caught him reinstalling the signs on a fence post in the Welsh...

Watch – Emily Thornberry tells Michael Fallon he is talking “bollocks” on morning TV

Emily Thornberry accused Michael Fallon of talking 'boll..." and just about manages to mouth the rest of the rude word on Sunday morning live TV. Then she quickly managed to change what she was going to say and instead said  "that is untrue!" after Fallon claims Labour is planning to renegotiate the future of the Falklands, which Argentina claims should be their territory.  Thornberry was annoyed when Fallon accused Jeremy Corbyn of "openly" supporting the IRA 30 years ago. However...

Watch – Baby owls looking awestruck as they experience the world for the first time

Fascinating photos have caught baby owls looking awestruck as they experience the world for the first time. The photos were taken at The Scottish Owl Centre in West Lothian. They show a four-week-old American Barn Owl, six-week Long Eared Owl, five-week Ural Owl, three-week Pharaoh Owl and five-week-old Tawny Owl. Within the next couple of weeks, all of these owls will leave their West Lothian home to take up a crucial role as owl ambassadors across Scotland. They will go...

Watch – Oh dear! Shocking Mugshot of racist Trump fan who abused Muslim family

A Trump fan who was caught on camera screaming vile racist abuse at a Muslim family wept after being arrested, and his mugshot shows a sorry sight. Alexander Downing had shouted at the group, including very young children, telling them: "ISIS don't mean s*** to me, motherf***er. "Donald Trump, Donald Trump, motherf***er. “You’re in my country. You want to f*** with my country? "You’re a f***ing Muslim. F***er.” He was later arrested by officers on South Padre Island, a beach resort on the coast...

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