JK Rowling generous but unapproachable, her ex-PA tells court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK news Former personal assistant Amanda Donaldson accused of fraudulently using author’s credit card Amanda Donaldson, a former aide to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, leaves Airdrie sheriff court. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA JK Rowling was a generous but unapproachable boss, according to a former Läs mer…

Kingsley Burrell family call for inquiry after sacking of police officer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police PC Paul Adey guilty of lying to inquest into 2011 death of student, 29, in custody in Birmingham Kingsley Burrell, 29, died days after being detained under the Mental Health Act. Photograph: Family handout/PA The family of Kingsley Burrell, who died in police Läs mer…

Grenfell: England's building safety system 'still unfit for purpose'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Grenfell Tower fire Plans for reforms announced but architects say changes should have happened by now Messages and flowers on a memorial wall near Grenfell Tower. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Architects have criticised post-Grenfell plans to reform building safety, pointing out that the system Läs mer…

Brexit deal hinges on final bid to win over DUP, say senior Tories

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Many Tory MPs will fall into line if Northern Irish party can accept deal, say party sources Theresa May has told backbench Tory MPs she is on ‘one page’ with the DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA Theresa May will be within Läs mer…

As prospect of no-deal Brexit looms, where do preparations stand?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Details of preparations were released in autumn, but many issues remain unaddressed A Romanian man working on a farm in Faversham in June. EU citizens in the UK will lose some of their rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Daniel Läs mer…

Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Books The former first lady’s memoir Becoming sold 92,000 copies last week – well ahead of Walliams, who was the bestselling author for the previous two years Becoming a hit … Michelle Obama. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Michelle Obama has unseated David Walliams as Britain’s Läs mer…

Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cornwall Pip Holmes, 45, said he had ‘foolishly crossed the line’ by using the oil for his arthritis Pip Holmes, from Cornwall, was arrested for having what he described as ‘a tiny amount of THC oil’. Photograph: getpipbackhome.co.uk A British man who was arrested Läs mer…

Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Feminism Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy was described by Emmeline Pankhurst as the ‘brains behind the suffragette movement’, writes Susan Munro. Plus Sylvia Edwards on the new statue of Emmeline Pankhurst Christabel Pankhurst, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, Mrs Mordant and Jessie Kelly Läs mer…

Brexit: 3,500 troops on standby to help in event of any no-deal crisis, MPs told – Politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May chairing cabinet where ministers are discussing planning for a no-deal Brexit No 10 lobby briefing – Snap summary LIVE Updated Play Video 0:43 UK has 3,500 troops on standby in event Läs mer…

Carmakers criticise 'unrealistic' EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Automotive industry Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enough Take-up of electric cars has been slow, comprising 1.5% of all cars sold in the EU last year. Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA An EU agreement to cut Läs mer…

Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Race Magistrate also fines Averof Panteli £500, saying his actions had ‘racial element’ Panteli threw the skin on to the pitch after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in Arsenal’s 4-2 derby win. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images A Tottenham fan who threw a banana skin at the Läs mer…

Sheku Bayoh: calls for inquiry after new CCTV of arrest emerges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scotland BBC Scotland airs footage that appears to contradict police version of events before death Sheku Bayoh died in hospital in 2015 after being restrained by officers responding to reports of a man behaving erratically and waving a knife in Kirkcaldy. Photograph: PA Scottish Läs mer…

David Schwimmer lookalike fails to attend court on theft charge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Blackpool Blackpool judge issues arrest warrant for Abdulah Husseni, who resembles Friends actor David Schwimmer as Ross in Friends (L) and suspected thief Abdulah Husseni. Composite: Channel 4/PA A suspected thief whose image went viral because he resembles the Friends actor David Schwimmer has Läs mer…

UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK news Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, jailed for being members of banned far right group National Action Adam Thomas and his partner, Claudia Patatas, with their baby. Photograph: West Midlands police/PA A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son in honour Läs mer…

'I'll ask God to intervene': the Christian volunteers doing police work in Reading – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 10:58 As government cuts affect police numbers, Reading is feeling the pinch. With one officer claiming there are ‘very serious jobs, for instance stabbings, that we cannot get to’, Thames Valley police have turned to a group of Christian volunteers to help Läs mer…