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UK human rights group challenges legality of restrictions on protest

UK human rights group challenges legality of restrictions on protest

The UK unlawfully increased police powers to impose conditions on peaceful protests, human rights organization Liberty claimed  in court on Wednesday. The law in question, the Public Order Act, had been pushed through Parliament by former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, despite being rejected by Parliament only months before, in January 2023. The court case centers...

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UK PM Sunak announces new funding to protect Jewish communities

UK PM Sunak announces new funding to protect Jewish communities

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced Wednesday his pledge to provide new funding aimed at safeguarding Jewish communities. The announcement came amidst a surge in antisemitic incidents in the country, following the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. Sunak committed to providing more than £70 million over the next four years as part of the Jewish...

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Home Office dumps online all sacked borders chief inspector’s reports

Home Office dumps online all sacked borders chief inspector’s reports

Get the free Morning Headlines email for news from our reporters across the world Sign up to our free Morning Headlines email Thirteen reports containing almost two years of work by the former inspector of borders and immigration have been published by the Home Office all at once, with Labour accusing the government of “trying...

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UK-based gangster claims responsibility for Haryana INLD chief Nafe Singh Rathee’s murder

UK-based gangster claims responsibility for Haryana INLD chief Nafe Singh Rathee’s murder

United Kingdom-based gangster Kapil Sangwan, alias Nandu, has claimed the responsibility for the killing of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) state president Nafe Singh Rathee, who along with a party worker Jai Kisan was gunned down near Bahadurgarh railway crossing in Jhajjar on Sunday. United Kingdom-based gangster Kapil Sangwan, alias Nandu, has claimed the responsibility...

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The Electric: UK’s oldest working cinema closing its doors

The Electric: UK’s oldest working cinema closing its doors

The cinema’s closure has been confirmed to the BBC, but no other details have been revealed. Organisers of the city’s Flatpack Festival, which has used the venue for 18 years, say they have been told it is not available this year, because the building’s lease is coming to an end. Tributes to the much-loved building...

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UK government concerned by Broadway show’s ‘black-only’ performances

UK government concerned by Broadway show’s ‘black-only’ performances

A Broadway play’s plan to hold performances for black-only audiences in London this year is “wrong” and “divisive”, the prime minister’s office said on Thursday. HT Image “Slave Play”, to be shown at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End from June 29 until September 21, will hold two “Black Out” shows aimed at...

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Libby Squire: Home Secretary to meet family of murdered Hull student

Libby Squire: Home Secretary to meet family of murdered Hull student

Hull North Labour MP Dame Diana Johnson highlighted the case of Libby Squire during a House of Commons discussion. It followed publication of the initial findings into the murder of Sarah Everard in 2021. Ms Everard was abducted, raped and murdered by off-duty Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens. During the debate, Ms Johnson asked Mr...

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UK Foreign Secretary Addresses Blue Belt Symposium 2024

UK Foreign Secretary Addresses Blue Belt Symposium 2024

Foreign Secretary, Lord Cameron, speaking at the Blue Belt Symposium 2024. It is a huge pleasure to be with you on this day where we are celebrating yet another expansion of the Blue Belt. It is something I started as Prime Minister in 2014. I remember some very talented and committed environmental enthusiasts like Zac...

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UK Defence Minister Lauds Scottish Shipbuilding Apprentices

UK Defence Minister Lauds Scottish Shipbuilding Apprentices

The important role apprentices play in driving innovation in British shipbuilding was recognised during a ministerial visit to key defence sites in Scotland this week. Visiting Govan and Rosyth, Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, met apprentices and workers, witnessing first-hand the construction of several new Royal Navy ships, including HMS Cardiff, HMS Glasgow, HMS...

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Putin’s nuclear threat as Baltic states bolster their armies

Putin’s nuclear threat as Baltic states bolster their armies

In a national address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons if NATO countries were to join a ground offensive in Ukraine.     The suggestion of adding NATO forces to Ukraine was made by France’s President Emmanuel Macron but quickly dismissed by the US, UK, and Germany. However, it comes amid calls...

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Sainsbury’s to cut 1,500 jobs in cost-cutting plan

Sainsbury’s to cut 1,500 jobs in cost-cutting plan

Sainsbury’s has revealed plans to cut around 1,500 roles as part of a previously announced shake-up of its operations. Sky News revealed earlier this month how the company, which also owns Argos, had refused to rule out job losses under the strategy update for investors. It included a greater focus on food within its supermarkets,...