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Watch – ‘What if I killed your cat ‘ Piers Morgan takes on hunters

Piers Morgan is not everyone’s cup of tea, I’ll level with you he isn’t mine, but today he took on two big-game hunters. A twelve-year-old called Aryanna Gourdin and father Eli had suffered a huge backlash on social media after posting a picture of a giraffe she had just killed. In her reaction to receiving death threats she said: "I'm very upset that people would value an animal's life over another person's. "I try to ignore most of the comments...

Junior doctors told they could be struck off if they strike

As junior doctors announced their plans to strike for five days, they have been warned they could be struck off for their decision to pursue industrial action. The GMC (General Medical Council) has demanded that they call off the strike as they fear it will put many patients at risk. The GMC have issued the harsh warning, which means anyone is struck off can’t work in the medical profession again, to try and stop the strike, which is due to...

MPs to debate second EU Brexit referendum

There will be a debate today in parliament to discuss the possibility of a new referendum over the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The session today will make no difference to the result, but it will give MPs who have objected to the result a chance make their feelings felt. David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, has been particularly vocal in his calls for the decision to leave the EU to be ignored by Government. The Leave vote showed...

Tourists Go Home, Refugees Welcome: Majorca Locals Vent Fury at Brits

Locals in Majorca have lashed out over the influx of British holidaymakers with signs reading "Tourists Go Home, Refugees Welcome". Tourists in the Spanish resort have been branded "terrorists" by local residents, with a series of inflammatory slogans sprawled across the walls in the Old Town of Palma. "Tourist you are the terrorist".#Tourism #Tourists #Economy #Travel https://t.co/KSKkmPzmFI — Nick Lewis (@ncplewis) August 13, 2016 New figures reveal 15 million Brits will have visited Spain this summer, with the tourist capital of Majorca...

Watch – Sturgeon launches post-Brexit bid for second Scottish referendum

Only two years ago Scottish voters rejected the chance to break from the UK, but after the result the SNP went from strength to strength, almost wiping out Labour in Scotland in the last election. Labour now find themselves in third place behind the Conservatives. However, since the Brexit vote, where Scotland voted to Remain in the EU, the SNP leader believes that the political landscape of Britain has changed so much, and a new Scottish vote is a necessity....

Fury as Southern Rail make £100m profit & get £20m Govt “bailout”

In news that will make rail users across the country angry, but probably not surprised, Southern Rail’s owner announced their profits hit £100m and also received a £20m Government “bailout.” If that wasn’t enough bad, boss David Brown got a pay rise. He will get £2.16 million in 2016, up from £1.96 during 2015. Brown’s bumper pay rise will still go-ahead in spite of being the head of a network that has the worst punctuality record of any franchise in the...

SpaceX Rocket Carrying Facebook’s First Satellite Explodes

The Falcon 9 rocket carrying Facebook's first satellite has exploded on Cape Canaveral launch pad. SpaceX - a privately-owned aerospace company - operates out of the Florida base next to Kennedy Space Center and was carrying out routine rocket tests when a huge explosion was heard. According to the Mail Online, buildings several miles away shook from the blast and multiple explosions continued for several minutes. Explosion at SpaceX launch site at Cape Canaveral: media reports https://t.co/r11bBxztP7 pic.twitter.com/U4UNVkFMxp — Reuters Top...

Poll indicates majority of British people want a Burka ban

A shocking poll by YouGov has found that people in the UK support a ban on wearing the Burka by a two to one majority. After the furore regarding women being banned from wearing burkinis on certain beaches in France, these findings will concern many Muslim women who wear the Islamic attire. Images circulated of a woman being forced to remove her burkini by four police officers carrying guns, or she would have faced a fine. The decision to ban...

Watch – This will be “the worst doctors’ strike in NHS history,” claims Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has been hitting the TV networks today claiming that the planned five-day strike by junior doctors, will be the worst in the history of the UK’s public health service. In front of Sky News cameras he told the nation: “Patients will be asking why it is that the BMA, who only in May said ‘this deal is a good deal for doctors, a good deal for patients, it’s good for the NHS, it’s good for equality’, are now...

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