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Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Jayda Fransen, 31, arrives at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has appeared in a Belfast court over a speech she gave in the city. Jayda Fransen, 31, of Beeches Close, Anerly in London, faces two charges relating to behaviour that […]
Image copyright PA A Home Office policy of removing EU citizens found sleeping rough on UK streets is unlawful and must stop, the High Court has ruled. A judge said the measure, introduced last year, was discriminatory and broke freedom of movement rules. The case was brought by campaigners on behalf of three men facing […]
Image copyright Reuters The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold in its first meeting since last month’s decision to raise rates for the first time in 10 years. Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep interest rates at 0.5%. At its November meeting the MPC raised rates from […]
Image copyright Richard Baugh Pig farming can be a messy business, but some say supermarkets are playing an even dirtier game. Richard Baugh’s family have been raising pigs for three generations at Woodside Farm in rural Nottinghamshire. But Mr Baugh says he’s been forced to change the name of his business after Tesco rebranded its […]
Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer discuss Manchester City’s record-breaking 15-match winning run in the Premier League, with Shearer in “no doubt” they are one of the best teams ever. Watch all the goals from the mid-week Premier League games on Match of the Day on iPlayer from midnight on Thursday.
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Formula 1’s new owners are looking into whether the sport should continue to use ‘grid girls’. Ross Brawn, F1 managing director of motorsports, said the use of female promotional models is a “delicate topic” which is “under strong review”. “We’re trying to respect all parties,” Brawn told BBC Radio 5 live. “There’s a lot of […]
Image copyright Getty Images Black Friday helped to propel retail sales 1.6% higher in November from a year earlier, official figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that retailers had reported a particular uplift in sales of electrical household appliances. ONS statistician Rhian Murphy said underlying growth remained “reasonably strong”. However, analysts said […]
Malan’s century came in 221 minutes and off 159 balls, including 13 fours and a six Third Ashes Test, Waca (day one of five) England 305-4 (89 overs): Malan 110*, Bairstow 75* Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard Dawid Malan struck his maiden Test century to breathe life into England’s Ashes defence on the first day […]
Local authorities in England secured 1,571 fly-tipping prosecutions in 2016-17, fall of about a fifth compared to 2,209 in 2007-08 The government says councils now have more powers to fine fly-tippers. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils, wants to see a “more effective legal system”.