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Group of exhausted alleged “illegal immigrants” from Afghanistan – including a 14-year-old boy – pulled from inside a tanker 

This is the moment a group of exhausted alleged "illegal immigrants" from Afghanistan - including a 14-year-old boy - were pulled from inside a tanker. The driver apparently noticed when he pulled into a petrol station and heard "banging" coming from inside the huge tanker. Police were called and a shocking video shows one officer lift the hatch and shout "it’s a full tank – someone call an ambulance". The eight men and the boy were discovered inside the vehicle,...

All Jaguars and Land Rovers to be part electrified from 2020

Every new Jaguar Land Rover will be electrified from 2020 as the British car giant responds to increasing demand for eco-friendly models. The Midland-based manufacturer has been famous in the past for building sports cars and off-roaders with gas-guzzling petrol engines. But in recent years they have slashed carbon dioxide emissions - and they are now following in Volvo's footsteps by introducing electric technology to its entire range. The firm, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, says all models...

Five men appeared at Preston Crown Court to face charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster

Five men appeared at Preston Crown Court to face charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster where 96 Liverpool fans died during a FA cup football match in 1989. Donald Denton leaves Preston Crown Court, Lancs., Mr Denton is charged with perverting the course of justice. The men, including ex-South Yorkshire Police Chief Insp Sir Norman Bettison. Sir Norman Bettison leaves Preston Crown Court, Lancs., Mr Bettison is charged with four offences of misconduct in a public office. No formal pleas...

Theresa May suppressed NINE reports proving immigration has little effect on employment or wages

Vince Cable today accused Theresa May of suppressing evidence proving that immigration has little effect on employment and wages, and hiding the benefits to the economy as Home Secretary. In a blistering attack on Theresa May in her first PMQs before the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill starts being debated in parliament, the LibDem leader said that Theresa May had covered up NINE reports that proved immigration had little adverse effect on wage and employment levels. The former coalition business secretary...

Theresa May accused of Brexit “power grab” of UK rights in PMQs ambush by Tory MP Anna Soubry

In a blistering attack in the first PMQ's after the summer break, PM Theresa May was accused of turning Brexit into a power grab by - HER OWN Conservative MP Anna Soubry. Nottinghamshire Conservative MP Soubry, who has previously very publicly spoken out against Brexit, immediately stated her 'very serious concerns'. Soubry, who has always stuck to her guns as a vociferous remainer, was given the first question of Prime Ministers Questions - traditionally an easy question from an ally...

Sturgeon launches £60m innovation fund to develop low carbon infrastructure in Scotland

First Minster Nicola Sturgeon was at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, to launch a £60m innovation fund to develop a low carbon infrastructure, such as electric battery capacity and electric vehicle charging in Scotland. The Scottish Government wants to end all diesel and petrol usage by 2032. The First Minister said: “For centuries, Scotland has been home to many great inventions and I want this technological innovation to be renewed for the future. I want us to be world leaders...

Labour MP’s put their names forward for the leadership contest

Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar and Central Scotland member Richard Leonard have announced their candidacy for the position of party leader. The Glasgow representative, Sarwar, said he was "ready to unite our party and lead us back to power". The race is on after the surprise resignation of Kezia Dug dale. Mr Sarwar said : "This is an election that nobody wanted or expected, and I would once again like to pay tribute to Kezia Dugdale for her dedicated service. "Labour...

Jacob Rees-Mogg tipped to be next Tory leader says he is against abortion – even after rape

Jacob Rees-Mogg's chances of becoming the next Prime Minister lie in ruins after the Tory MP said he is against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstances. The North East Somerset MP made the controversial comments in an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain this morning, saying he completely opposed abortion and believed it should never be an option even if a woman has become pregnant as a result of rape. His remarks caused outrage this morning. https://twitter.com/danrobear/status/905351324841201664 https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/905340319931260928 https://twitter.com/sunny_hundal/status/905370537580531712 But this reaction...

Union slams Big Ben refurbishment contract handed to blacklisting firm Sir Robert McApline

Union protests at £29 million public contract award to blacklisting firm Sir Robert McApline GMB, the union for construction workers, has voiced opposition to the awarding of a contract to refurbish Big Ben, to Sir Robert McAlpine Limited, the company at the heart of blacklisting scandal in the construction industry. Victims of blacklisting by the construction industry, who were awarded a £75m out-of-court settlement in 2016, have demanded a police investigation into their claims that key executives tried to pervert...

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