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General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed, old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

Image copyright PA Labour-led councils build more homes than Conservative-led councils, the shadow housing secretary John Healey has said, as he promised to take “big steps” to deal with the housing crisis. Mr Healey said a Labour government would build 100,000 affordable council and housing association homes a year to rent and buy. However, he […]

Secret payments to players and agents focus of HMRC investigation

Secret payments to players and agents focus of HMRC investigation

HMRC officers raided Newcastle and West Ham’s ground on Wednesday as part of the investigation Secret payments made to players and agents is the focus of a tax fraud investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), say French authorities. It is suspected that serious tax fraud was committed during the transfer of players between French […]

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance

Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance

Media captionDevora Khafi Concerns over some students’ unions’ support for a boycott of Israel are being looked into by the Charity Commission, the BBC has learned. Seventeen student bodies have endorsed the BDS movement – which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians. Some Jewish students in the UK […]

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

Image copyright University College London Image caption Each white spot is a “sick” retinal nerve cell at the back of an eye damaged by glaucoma It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers. They have developed a new kind […]

Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’

Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’

Image copyright ASH Image caption Packs sold in the UK must now have a standard colour, shape and font, plus health warnings Plain cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next year, a major review suggests. Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to […]

V&A museum plans to revive design skills

V&A museum plans to revive design skills

Image copyright V&A Image caption The V&A will work with regional museums to encourage a revival in craft and design skills The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a schools project to fill the gap in creating a new generation of designers. The museum wants to revive interest in its specialist areas of […]

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Image copyright Getty Images Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. […]

Madeleine McCann: Police still pursuing ‘critical’ lead 10 years on

Madeleine McCann: Police still pursuing ‘critical’ lead 10 years on

Image copyright PA Image caption Madeleine McCann was three when she went missing in 2007 Police investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance say a critical line of inquiry is still being pursued, 10 years after she went missing. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said they still hoped they could provide answers to what happened. Three-year-old Madeleine […]

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