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VIDEO – PM says “Brexit’ could start World War Three

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The PM has told “remain” campaigners that if “Brexit” happened, "can we be so sure peace and stability on our continent are assured?" Cameron wants Britain to stay part of the European Union to ensure that the continent doesn’t get dragged into a new conflict. He highlighted the UK’s involvement in ensuring peace in Europe as he went on the referendum campaign, only hours before a rival message from Boris Johnson. In the speech in...

Officers Attacked At Wormwood Scrubs Just Days After Walkout

Two prison officers at Wormwood Scrubs were attacked whilst on duty this morning. The assault follows a walk-out by 50 members of staff on Friday over health and safety concerns. Further walkouts have been discussed by the union, and new industrial action can be expected after today's news. Previously, the POA had said the jail was "flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons". The Prison Officers' Association (POA) say the prison officers were "seriously injured" and taken to hospital after...

Government climbdown over academies plan

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The government’s plans to force all of England’s schools to change into academies has been dropped, signaling a huge policy u-turn. George Osborne announced the initiative during his budget speech, but it was met with fierce resistance from teachers, parents and within his own party. The Chancellor described the move to academies as freeing schools from the "shackles of local bureaucracy". Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary, still wants all schools to eventually move towards academy status,...

Is Katie Hopkins A Women Of Her Word?

With sizzling hot weather forecast in London this weekend there's likely to be a sausage shortage across London as the BBQs are dusted off ready for the summer. But one woman may be heading down to the butchers for an entirely different reason. If Labour candidate Sadiq Khan wins the mayoral election, which is looking increasingly likely, outspoken television personality Katie Hopkins has promised to run down Regent Street naked with a sausage up her bum. In her Daily Mail...

Cameron in Trump u-turn – ‘stupid and wrong’ Trump now ‘deserves our respect’

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor David Cameron has decided to praise Donald Trump, the hugely controversial presidential candidate who is about to become the Republican nominee, reports the Mirror. The PM, who had been a harsh critic of Trump, said he “deserves our respect” after the reality TV star and billionaire was the last person standing in the competition for the Republican White House nomination. Cameron praised the hopeful for making it through the tough selection process. The Prime Minister...

VIDEO – Clinton releases two brutal anti-Trump Ads

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor With Donald Trump the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton has wasted no time in launching attacks on him. She has released two videos aimed at Donald Trump, one of the videos is a compilation of criticism from his fellow Republicans. Mitt Romney calls Trump a misogynist, Marco Rubio claims he's the most "vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency," and Jeb Bush says Trump needs therapy. Watch Videos Below

Boaty McBoatface Will Live Inside David Attenborough

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has found a compromise on the controversial naming of its new polar research ship. Boaty McBoatface will live on as an unmanned underwater vessel, spending most of its time stored within RSS Sir David Attenborough. https://twitter.com/bisgovuk/status/728500969722552320 Last month the NERC successfully engaged with the public by democratising the naming of their new research ship. Boaty McBoatface won a landslide victory, steaming ahead with almost double the number of votes as its four rival candidates combined: Boaty McBoatface 124,109 votes Poppy-Mai 34,371 votes Henry...

A National Treasure

In a time of recent sadness with the loss of several global icons, 2016 has already become somewhat of a morbid year. Not even four months into the year and we have already said goodbye to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Victoria Wood, Ronnie Corbett, David Bowie, and Johann Cruyff to name but a few. All heroes in their respected fields, they will be sorely missed. There is cause for optimism this month though, as we celebrate the birthdays of some of those...

Trump Backs Brexit

Donald Trump has said the UK would be "better off without" the European Union in a typically candid interview with Fox News. He said it is his "feeling" that the UK should vote to sever ties with the EU in its 23 June referendum because the union has failed to handle the migration crisis, which has been a "horrible thing for Europe". His comments come just weeks after Barak Obama visited to the UK to support the remain campaign. The President said...

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