headline picture.

National News



All infomation from this site is pulled from various RSS feeds, if you have any suggestions for information please contact us.

BBC News - Home

Grenfell Tower: Bereaved to speak at inquiry into blaze (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Every family affected by the fire will get the chance to tell the public inquiry about their loss.

Grenfell family 'unpacking our old life' (2 hours old)

The Gomes family have been sent their possessions that survived the fire.

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled and delayed (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Disruption for passengers as Govia Thameslink Railway makes wholesale changes to its services.

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs (7 hours old)

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist (7 hours old)

Lena Dunham, Oprah Winfrey and others say leaders are "on notice" to use their power for women.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say (10 hours old)

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

UK airports with worst departing flight delays revealed (6 hours old)

Data from the UK's 25 busiest airports shows planes took off 15 minutes late on average last year.

Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay' (15 hours old)

A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".

Period power brings free sanitary towels to school (8 hours old)

Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.

Billboard Awards 2018: Ed Sheeran wins big and Avicii tributes (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Artists paid tribute to Avicii, who died last month aged 28, and there was an emotional plea from host Kelly Clarkson in the wake of a school shooting in Texas.

Copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/help/rss/4498287.stm for terms and conditions of reuse.

The Guardian

Russian 'dirty money' is damaging UK security, MPs say (2 hours old)

Government must stop money laundering by ‘kleptocrats and rights abusers’, which is helping Putin subvert international rulesA powerful committee of MPs has warned that the government is putting national security at risk by allowing “kleptocrats and human rights abusers to use the City of London to launder their ill-gotten funds to circumvent sanctions”. The foreign affairs select committee said the government’s lax approach to tackling international money laundering is putting money “directly into the hands of regimes that would harm the UK, its interests and its allies”. Continue reading...

Monday briefing: Russia's 'dirty' money damaging UK, say MPs (2 hours old)

Kleptocrats are exploiting lax City rules and threatening security … Johnson’s Brexit warning … Meghan Markle proclaims ‘I’m a feminist’Good morning. I’m Martin Farrer and it’s my turn to bring you all the news fit to email straight to your inbox. Continue reading...

Emotions run high as Grenfell Tower fire inquiry opens (1 hour 36 minutes old)

Inquiry into blaze that led to 72 deaths launches this week with tributes from friends and relativesAlmost a year after the Grenfell Tower fire, the first substantive hearings of the inquiry into the disaster will open on Monday with tributes from friends and relatives of the 72 victims.For the next two weeks, the lives of those who died will be remembered in a series of commemorations delivered in the form of video recordings and personal statements. The proceedings will be streamed live on the inquiry’s website. Continue reading...

Venezuela elections: Nicolás Maduro wins second term (4 hours old)

Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularitiesVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has shrugged off international condemnation and allegations of vote buying and electoral fraud to claim a second six-year term at the helm of his crisis-stricken nation.Addressing crowds of supporters outside the presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday night, Maduro hailed the “impeccable electoral process” that had returned him to power with 67.7% of the vote. Continue reading...

Support for Brexit falls sharply in Northern Ireland (3 hours old)

Intense opposition to hard border, study finds, as backing for leave falls 13 pointsNorthern Ireland would vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the EU if a referendum on the final deal was held, a survey has found. In 2016, the region voted 56% to remain and 44% to leave, but support for leaving the bloc has fallen 13 points to 31%, undermining the Democratic Unionist party’s continued staunch backing for Brexit. Continue reading...

House price inflation in parts of Wales hits 10%, while London falls (1 hour 42 minutes old)

As buyers rush to beat the new stamp duty rates, property prices in Monmouthshire leap 11.3% in a yearA rush to beat new stamp duty rates has pushed annual house price inflation in large parts of Wales to above 10%, in sharp contrast to rapidly declining prices in London.Prices in Monmouthshire jumped by 11.3% in the year to the end of March, according to the Your Move index. But the rugged landscape of the Brecon Beacons appears to be the last refuge of the property boom, with Your Move reporting striking price falls in London. Continue reading...

Outcry over mass train cancellations as new Thameslink timetable begins (15 hours old)

London passengers find many of the promised new services not runningRail passengers trying to use the upgraded £7bn Thameslink service on Sunday were met with mass train cancellations and no information about why services were not running.A huge publicity drive backed Sunday’s biggest ever timetable change but, despite the big build-up, passengers trying to get into and around London found few of the promised new services were actually running. For more than a year, Govia Trains has been working on an ambitious plan to merge its Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern train operations and intr[...]

Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers (2 hours old)

‘Anchor’ camps will undermine country’s reputation for being welcoming, say criticsMass holding centres that Germany’s interior ministry wants to roll out across the country will stoke social tension between locals and migrants and undermine the welcoming image the country has gained in the eyes of the world, aid organisations have said.So-called anchor centres – an acronym for arrival, decision, return – are designed to speed up deportations of unsuccessful asylum seekers, by containing large groups of people and the authorities who rule on their claims inside the same holding facility. Conti[...]

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales (14 hours old)

The Guardian finds over 50 local authorities with PSPOs in place prohibiting begging and loiteringGrowing numbers of vulnerable homeless people are being fined, given criminal convictions and even imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping, the Guardian can reveal.Despite updated Home Office guidance at the start of the year, which instructs councils not to target people for being homeless and sleeping rough, the Guardian has found over 50 local authorities with public space protection orders (PSPOs) in place Continue reading...

EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners (3 hours old)

Commission is hypnotised by ‘sharing economy’ and not seeing its downside, says researcherThe explosive rise of short-stay Airbnb holiday rentals may be shutting locals out of housing and changing neighbourhoods across Europe, but cities’ efforts to halt it are being stymied by EU policies to promote the “sharing economy”, campaigners say.“It’s pretty clear,” said Kenneth Haar, author of UnfairBnB, a study published this month by the Brussels-based campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory. “Airbnb is under a lot of pressure locally across Europe, and they’re trying to use the top-down power[...]

Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. 2018

BBC News - UK

Grenfell Tower: Bereaved to speak at inquiry into blaze (1 hour 58 minutes old)

Every family affected by the fire will get the chance to tell the public inquiry about their loss.

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled and delayed (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Disruption for passengers as Govia Thameslink Railway makes wholesale changes to its services.

UK airports with worst departing flight delays revealed (6 hours old)

Data from the UK's 25 busiest airports shows planes took off 15 minutes late on average last year.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say (10 hours old)

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs (7 hours old)

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019' (8 hours old)

The growth in banking via smartphone apps puts more branches at risk of closure, forecasts suggest.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough' (8 hours old)

An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

UK must counter 'threats' in space - Williamson (5 hours old)

Threats include the 'jamming' of military satellites used by the army, defence secretary warns.

Inga Maria Hauser murder: Two men arrested in Loughguile (1 hour 7 minutes old)

Inga Maria Hauser's body was found in a forest two weeks after she went missing in County Antrim.

Minor drug users 'should not be charged' (8 hours old)

A Scottish government adviser says people caught with small amounts of drugs should no longer be prosecuted.

Copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/help/rss/4498287.stm for terms and conditions of reuse.

World news | The Guardian

US rejects 'insult to democracy' as Venezuela president Maduro pursues second term (4 hours old)

Chile and US dismiss elections as a sham while Nicolás Maduro hails a ‘fiesta’ of democracyThe United States condemned Venezuela’s election as “an insult to democracy” and opposition leaders rejected a “fraud foretold” on Sunday as low voter turnout looked to have spoiled what President Nicolás Maduro had promised would be a great “fiesta” of democracy. Venezuela’s 34,000 polling stations – open since 6am when Maduro cast the first vote – had been due to close at 6pm. But as darkness fell, state broadcaster Telesur announced they would stay open “as long as there are people in line to cast the[...]

After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September (10 hours old)

President lashes out over reported offer of overseas assistanceTrump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario PuzoDonald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest son and other aides met in August 2016 with a representative of two Gulf states offering to help the Trump campaign. Related: Facing Trump, a historian appeals to America's soul: 'I think we'll survive' Continue reading...

US and China put trade war 'on hold' (16 hours old)

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, says negotiations over tariffs with China have borne fruitAmerica has pulled back from launching a trade war with China that could have destabilised the global economy, by agreeing to put proposed tariffs on Chinese imports “on hold”.The Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said on Sunday that negotiations with Chinese officials have borne fruit, meaning Washington and Beijing can step back from imposing punishing tariffs on each other’s exports. Continue reading...

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa (16 hours old)

Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new oneRoman Abramovich’s UK visa has expired and British authorities have not yet issued him with a new one, according to Russian media reports and people who know the businessman.The Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea football club, who is the 13th richest person in Britain with a net worth of £9.3bn, according to the Sunday Times, held an entrepreneurial visa to the UK that expired several weeks ago. He has filed for a new visa, but has not yet been granted one, and it is not clear if or when he will be.[...]

Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say (11 hours old)

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital saysOfficial says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit itA mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.The two men were riding on a trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills on Saturday when the mountain lion began following them. Authorities said they did everything state guidelines advise: getting off their bikes, making noise and trying to scare the animal away. One even smacked it with his bike, after it charged. Continue[...]

Spain's Podemos leader to face party vote over luxury house purchase (21 hours old)

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero accused of betraying principles over €600,000 purchaseThe leader of Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos party and its parliamentary spokeswoman are submitting themselves to a confidence vote in the hope of putting an end to criticism of their decision to buy a €600,000 (£525,000) house in the mountains outside Madrid.Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero, who are expecting twins, have been accused of betraying the party’s principles and joining the petty bourgeoisie by purchasing the property. Continue reading...

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka (15 hours old)

Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countriesHealth authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the deadly disease was detected last week.The campaign aims to “ringfence” the outbreak. The risk of Ebola spreading within DRC is very high and the disease could move into nine neighbouring countries, the World Health Organization has said. Continue reading...

Kilauea volcano grows more hazardous as spewing lava causes first major injury (18 hours old)

Scientists can’t say if lava flows will keep advancing or stop Man hit by lava spatter suffered ‘serious’ leg injury on Saturday A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that is oozing and spewing lava and exploding with ash and gas has become more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Related: Hawaii's evacuees on why they live under a volcano: it's affordable Continue reading...

New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms (12 hours old)

Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without ordering anything Starbucks has told its employees to allow all guests to use store facilities, including restrooms, regardless of their spending. Related: Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people Continue reading...

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this' (19 hours old)

Juan Carlos Cruz, who was sexually abused, says pontiff told him God did not mind that he was gayA survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church.Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depi[...]

Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. 2018

Ipswich

LateRooms.com
Cheap rooms for:
Suffolk
Ipswich
Southwold
Lavenham

Norfolk
Norwich




Ipswich calling Hotel Deals from LateRooms.com