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July 2018

Cliff Richard: BBC would be ‘crazy’ to appeal ruling – former chairman

Image caption Lord Patten chaired the now-defunct BBC Trust until 2014 Former BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has said the corporation would be “crazy” to appeal against the ruling in the Sir Cliff Richard privacy…

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Sports Direct profits fall after £85m hit on Debenhams stake

Image copyright PA Sports Direct has reported a sharp drop in annual profits, in part due to its exposure to struggling department store chain Debenhams. Pre-tax profits fell to £77.5m in the year to 29…


New operational service medal recognises fight against IS

Image copyright Ministry of Defence Medals honouring UK military personnel involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have been awarded for the first time. The new silver Operation Shader…


New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic…


Police must tackle hate crime problems, says watchdog

Image copyright PA Police in England and Wales must tackle “significant problems” in handling hate crime ahead of a possible rise in such offences after Brexit, a watchdog says. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found…


Brexit: Watchdog warns of need to issue driving permits

Image copyright Getty Images Plans are being drawn up to issue millions of permits so Britons can drive on EU roads after Brexit. Up to seven million International Driving Permits could be needed inside a…


Lidl bottom of recyclable packaging survey, says Which?

Image copyright Getty Images Up to a third of plastic packaging used in supermarkets is either difficult to recycle or not recyclable at all, a consumer group has said. Consumer group Which? said that of…


London Bridge terror attack heroes on Civilian Gallantry List

Image caption Eight people were killed in the London Bridge terror attack Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery. Three police officers and five members…



‘Period poverty led me to become homeless’

Stevie-Jo Pasing’s family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years. She used to skip class out of embarrassment, which she says was a key factor in her later becoming homeless….


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