Brexit plans centre stage in Queen’s Speech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated his cabinet on the progress of the talks in Brussels on Sunday, saying he believed there was a “way forward” but also “a significant amount of work” to do. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she believed it was important for people to see Parliament delivering on the issues that matter to them. She said: “Tomorrow you will see a Queen’s Speech being announced – 22 new bills, working on the people’s priorities, these are the types of issues that absolutely matter to the British public.” ‘Optimistic and ambitious’ The first Queen’s Speech of Mr Johnson’s premiership, delivered during the State Opening of Parliament on Monday, will see the …

Four arrested over Govan march disorder

“Officers have been working tirelessly in the community, gathering intelligence and reviewing CCTV footage to reveal the perpetrators of this campaign of disorder. “We will not stop until every one of them is identified, charged and brought to justice and I hope these arrests send an unequivocal message of our intent and our commitment to our communities.” Related Topics Glasgow Govan Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘The buses are so bad, going out is pointless’

On top of that, Miss Smith says the journey can sometimes take up to two hours – despite only living about 10 miles away. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephanie Mountford complains she has trouble getting home Stephanie Mountford, 58, works at a Sainsbury’s in the city and often cannot get a bus back to her home in Norton Green, even if she finishes at 17:30. “It’s just useless,” she said. Other passengers say they have seen services stopped entirely. Adrian Tooth, 49, a course leader at Staffordshire University, used to catch the number 21 bus from Trentham to Hanley to go out on Tuesday evenings. “The service was stopped out of the blue and people were …

Will the Billy Connolly statue ever find a home?

Image caption Chic Murray – one of Scotland’s great comedians – passed away in 1985. Entitled The Patter, the £100,000 piece depicts the pair at opposite ends of a see-saw, Greenock-born Chic standing upright with Billy hunched over – a nod to how he would always “look up” to his predecessor. But the 7ft statue has never been erected in public – and instead has lain in storage for the past eight years. Mr Beattie said the statue was intended for the grounds of the Oran Mor – but his hands are tied due to a land dispute with Glasgow City Council. He wants to reclaim a small strip of pavement on Great Western Road which used to be a …

What’s it like to live in a castle?

Many holidaymakers will have visited castles this summer, but what about owning one, or living or working in one? Three people reflect on life behind the battlements. Bamburgh Castle: Looking after an icon Image copyright EPA Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong now lives on a nearby farm but grew up in the castle The oldest parts date to the Norman Conquest of 1066 and it was in a poor state when it was bought by the industrialist William Armstrong in 1894. He rebuilt large parts of it and the castle became the family home. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Francis Watson-Armstrong’s family also used to own the Farne Islands and Cragside House Living in a centuries-old building filled with spiral …

Man wanted in connection with teenager’s killing

On Saturday, two men, Peter McCarthy, 36, of Bassett Street and Ryan Palmer, 33, of Aberaeron Close, from Barry appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court charged with murder. They will appear at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. Two more men, Nathan Delafonteine, 32, of no fixed address and Raymond Thompson, 47, from Barry, will appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday. A 22-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Meanwhile a 38-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man have been released under investigation. Speaking after his death, Harry’s family paid tribute to him as a “fun-loving son and brother”.

Detectorists find huge Norman conquest coin hoard

“To find two unrelated coins would be almost impossible. And when there were more beeps, from two to 10, from 50 to 100, to wow how many are there? “From then on it was just crazy.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hoard was found in the Chew Valley in January Mr Staples, 43, said he and his girlfriend were training five friends to use their metal detectors on a weekend trip when they made the discovery. The first coin, of William the Conqueror, was found by a friend, with the bulk of the hoard found by Mr Staples and his partner. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 2,528 silver coins were found in Somerset, by …

University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Man shakes friend’s baby, leaving her blind

When they arrived, Bayleigh-Lee was sitting in a chair and appeared to be asleep. ‘Piercing scream’ But the court heard that while Miss Reed was in the kitchen, the baby let out “a piercing scream” and when she picked her up found her limp and lifeless. Doctors found there had been bleeding to the brain. Bayleigh-Lee suffered “catastrophic and life-changing” injuries in the incident on 18 August 2016, the jury was told. Smith, of Hywel Road, claimed Bayleigh-Lee had suddenly fallen ill. He had maintained he was innocent and refused to apologise. The jury heard the two men had been friends and Smith would sometimes help Mr Taylor, a self-employed delivery driver. “She will need medical care for the rest …

How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey G. But Rylan endeared himself to viewers (and the show’s judges) in a way that others had struggled to do. “Even Gary Barlow, who had little in the way of nice things to say about his audition, praised his personality …

Uni’s llama to be named Jeremy or Boris

Report End of Twitter post by @UniofReading The university purchased an adult llama to add to the herd which produce antibodies for research, but didn’t realise she was pregnant until after her arrival. Image copyright Getty images/Reuters Image caption Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are bidding to become the next Tory leader and prime minister Jeremy has emerged as the early favourite among voters in the llama naming poll. However, Mr Johnson is regarded as the frontrunner in the contest to be named next prime minister.

New Liberal Democrat leader to be revealed

Lib Dem leadership contenders make pitches Davey and Swinson in Lib Dem run-off The Liberal Democrats began the process of choosing their next leader in May, as Sir Vince – who has served as leader since July 2017 – announced he would be handing over a “bigger, stronger party”. Under Sir Vince, the Lib Dems have been at the forefront of the campaign for another EU referendum as a means of stopping Brexit. The party now has 12 MPs and won 20% of the vote share in the European elections. In the English local elections in May, they were the biggest winners of the night. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiberal Democrat leadership: Ed Davey and Jo …

Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?

In that time Tehran has been implicated in attacks on six other oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, resulting in a build up of US and UK naval forces in the area. Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained Iran releases images of tanker captives There are now fears that Iran might try to block the strait, a strategically important shipping route that lies off its south coast, effectively choking off access to the oil-rich Persian Gulf. That would cut off access to about a fifth of the world’s oil and a quarter of its natural gas. Image copyright Getty Images What does this all mean for petrol prices? The AA says UK petrol prices this month are at …